Category: Podcast

Swiping Right with Kate Hutchison and Litsy

The ladies of the Darkcast (minus Lauren but plus Special Guest Diana!) were thrilled to have a guest in the studio this week–Kate Hutchison tells us all about the mobile app Litsy, and we bet you’ll love it as much as we do. (Bookriot called it Instagram-meets-Goodreads!) We talk about discovering books in the digital […]

The Top Reason You Need To Read More

The ladies discuss how reading is not only great escapism but helps increase empathy.   What book do you find yourself turning to when you need a pick me up?

XOXO After Darkcast: We’re All In With Sabrina Jeffries

*Warning: Lauren will scream in your ear this episode*     Winner winner, chicken dinner. Gambling can be fun, except when it involves matters of the heart.   Abby interviews New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries about her new book The Danger of Desire, book three in her Sinful Suitors series.   The ladies […]

XOXO After Darkcast: Girl’s Got Game ft. Sara Rider

The ladies of XOXO After Darkcast talk sports again…wait, wait, don’t hang up. Even though we are not the most athletic of women, we can still appreciate a sports moment as momentous as the Chicago Cubs finally winning the World Series! We chat about where we watched, what we love about underdog stories, and welcome […]

XOXO After Darkcast: Sex, Lies & Thrills ft. JT Ellison

The ladies of the XOXO After Darkcast are THRILLED (ha ha) to welcome thriller and romantic suspense writer JT Ellison this week. We begin by discussing the appeal of suspense and thriller fiction (and reveal the fact that none of us are quite sure how to define these two similar subgenres), the “woman in jeopardy” […]

XOXO After Darkcast: Things that Go Bump in the Night

It was a very special Halloween episode of the Darkcast this week, as the ladies of XOXO invite a colleague into the dungeon, er, studio! Special guest Ed Schlesinger of Gallery Books joins in the conversation about all things Halloween, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and The Walking Dead. Ed edits big bestselling authors like Stephen King, Nick […]

The Ladies take You to School, ft. Julia Kelly: XOXO After Darkcast

The ladies of the XOXO After Darkcast are ready to school you on that most famous of Regency careers for ladies, the governess. They talk about governess stories they love, from JANE EYRE to more modern romances, and also discuss their own teaching experiences! (You’ll notice none of them are still teachers, which suggests what […]

Why Hitting Rock Bottom Isn’t The End Of The World

Join the ladies as they discuss hitting rock bottom both in life and on the page and where to go from there.

Infestation is a Strong Word, ft. Lauren Layne

The XOXO After Darkcast ladies welcome author Lauren Layne to the podcast today for an “I Heart NY” discussion! Better yet, since Lauren is also a local, she was able to join Lauren, Kate and Abby in the studio–listen as we talk about life in New York, Lauren’s adorable “Wedding Belles” series of romances, and […]

You Always Remember Your First Time

…Reading a good book, that is! The ladies of the XOXO After Darkcast made good use of their brief August hiatus to do a little pleasure reading, and in today’s Quickie we share some great recommendations with you! Plus, now’s your chance to get on board with Kate as she reads Harry Potter for the Very. […]

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