Tag: novel

Show Me Your Brain: The Overlap of Geeky and Kinky

  With the rise of geek culture with movies like The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and this season’s AMAZING Game of Thrones penultimate episode (no spoilers, but WOW), it only makes sense that literature do the same! Elia Winters, author of the upcoming Slices of Pi series, stopped by XOXO After […]

Old Memories and New Beginnings: An Excerpt from Sophie Jackson’s A MEASURE OF LOVE

Life in New York for ex-con Riley Moore is pretty damn good until a call from his mother shatters the calm: his father has suffered his second heart attack in two years and is in critical condition. Leaving everything behind, Riley flies home to Michigan for the first time in five years to support his […]

Mariah Stewart’s Summer Countdown: The DRIFTWOOD POINT Author’s 5 Faves of the Season

As summer starts to heat up and people are coming out of their homes to soak up the sun, we found ourselves wondering what to do with all the glorious daylight. Thankfully, Mariah Stewart, author of the Chesapeake series, gave us a list of five of what she calls VIT (Very Important Things) to fill […]

Irresistible: An Excerpt from Kresley Cole’s SWEET RUIN

Could this exquisite female be a spy sent by the very Valkyrie Rune hunts? Rune knows he must not trust Josephine, yet he’s unable to turn her away. When Jo betrays the identity of the one man she will die to protect, she and Rune become locked in a treacherous battle of wills that pits […]

NOT TODAY–A Sneak Peek at the First Chapter of AMERICAN BABE!

Babe Walker thought she had done it all. After all, she’s survived the highly exclusive social hierarchies of Bel Air, traipsed around Europe in true white-girl fashion, and left her mark on several of the best rehab facilities in the United States. But now Babe is about to enter a terrifying new world: Middle America. […]

Quiz: How Hot Are You?

In Kelly Killoren Bensimon’s debut novel, A Dangerous Age, Lucy is a chic journalist who once took New York y storm, but is secretly falling apart at the seams.  Luckily, Lucy’s best girlfriends are by her side to hold her together.  During one of their monthly girl’s night-in, Lucy is working on an Are You Hot quiz for Cosmo. […]

What I’m Reading: Jennifer Probst

As any voracious reader knows, there are so many books out there, it can be hard to choose just what to read next. So what could be better than a hand-picked recommendation from someone in the know? Every Wednesday the XOXOAD team likes to find out what some of its favorite authors are reading. To […]

Party Like It’s 1919: The Food, Fashion and Songs of a Remarkable Year

For historical fiction author Juliette Fay, the year 1919 signified a momentous shift in the political climate and social culture of the United States. She explores the Prohibition Era, house parties, and the development and evolution of fashion here on XOXOAD. Juliette’s novel, The Tumbling Turner Sisters, is on sale June 14. There are slices of […]

The Romantic Wild West: Cowboys, Ranches…Ostriches?

Today on the blog we’re featuring the brand new book by historical romance author Sara Luck! UNDER THE DESERT SKY features Sara’s trademark blend of passionate romance and incredibly accurate western history, but it also has something we bet you’ve never seen before: ostriches! There, have we got your attention? Here’s a little more description, […]

What to read after Gone Girl? NO ONE KNOWS

Are you one of the gazillions of readers who loved Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train? Are you hungry for another thriller with twists and turns you never see coming? Then have we got a recommendation for you: J.T. Ellison’s new novel, NO ONE KNOWS. You might be familiar with Ellison’s work from her Samantha Owens and […]

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