Tag: romance

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 […]

Reunited and It Feels So Good!

In Kate Meader’s latest sizzling installment in the Hot in Chicago series, SPARKING THE FIRE, out Tuesday from Pocket Books, brooding Wyatt gets a second chance at lust (and maybe even love) with a woman from his past. Kate joins us on the blog today to talk second chance romances and why we just can’t […]

But… you don’t have those parts! Writing male/male romance as a woman

Slices of Pi series author Elia Winters stops by to tell us what it was like to write male/male romance in the trilogy’s final book SINGLE PLAYER, out on September 26th from Pocket Star! Before jumping into this juicy story, be sure to read the first two books in the series: EVEN ODDS and TIED SCORE! Warning, the […]

Lisa Renee Jones is back with BEHIND CLOSED DOORS!

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is back! And this time, it’s with a brand new gripping and provocative novel that ties into her bestselling Careless Whispers and Inside Out series. You can enjoy Behind Closed Doors as a standalone, but fans of the Careless Whispers and Inside Out series will get an […]

Forget Back to School, Enter Our Back to Books Sweepstakes!

Back to school means a lot of things for students, teachers, and moms alike: buying supplies, picking out outfits, packing lunches, etc. But once those kiddos are on the bus you get to breathe a sigh of relief. Your little ones may be back to school, but you, dear reader, are going back to books! […]

Which leading man would you rather…?

Pocket Star historical romance author Julia Kelly has blessed us with the beautiful people she’s casting in her brand new Governess series! Keep reading to find out if you have a favorite hero… I know I do. And don’t miss all three installments in the series–pre-order The Governess was Wicked now!   I have a confession […]

Proof that Hockey Players Make the Sexiest Heroes

XOXOAD is delighted to welcome author Sarina Bowen to the blog today! Sarina is the author of the Brooklyn Bruisers series of hockey romances, starting with ROOKIE MOVE, which is now on sale. She’s one of the many women who have discovered the joys of hockey–and hockey players–and she’s here to convince you, too! For […]

Lessons in Romance: Love As I’m Trying to Know It, Part 6

XOXO contributor Florence explores relationships vs. dating vs. flying solo– which option best suits her? And are they mutually exclusive? I haven’t been on any dates in several weeks now. I’ve been spending lots of time with my ex-boyfriend and even though we haven’t declared anything “official” isn’t that a childish thing to do anyway? Maybe in […]

Excerpt from Mad for the Plaid by NYT bestseller Karen Hawkins!

Don’t miss New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins’ latest installment in her delightfully sizzling Oxenburg Princes series, Mad for the Plaid! To avoid an international incident when his grandmother is kidnapped in the Scottish highlands, Prince Nikoli Romanovin decides to slip into enemy territory disguised as a groom. But his plans go awry when […]

5 Hacks for Better Work/Life Balance from USA Today bestseller Lauren Layne

Hi everyone, Lauren Layne here! I’m in that crazy-giddy time in an author’s life known as “release week,” where we spend a lot of time self-talking, like. “Be cool, LL. Just be chill. Do NOT yell at strangers and insist they go buy your book.” This self-talk works about half the time. Mostly we authors […]

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