Category: Other Cool Stuff

You Won’t Believe the Real Books Behind These Clickbait Titles!

Notice how everything on the web now has to have a title that makes you click? Who can resist “You Won’t Believe This One Weird Trick to Losing Weight!” or “A Reporter and an Elephant Seal Pup Meet & You Won’t Believe What Happens Next!” Well, The Millions decided to apply this technique to some […]

Awesome Fan Art for STRINGS OF FATE!

Deirdre Dore joins XOXO to discuss some super cool fan art that her friends created for her debut romantic suspense novel, STRINGS OF FATE! I love the book’s actual cover image, but this artwork may give the cover artist a run for her money… I especially love that creepy killer Joe is lurking in the […]

Alert! HOT MODEL reads Bound By Night!

A Sunday treat! The Bound by Night cover model reads some of Riker’s lines. Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me? Post by Larissa Ione.

LIVE! Larissa Ione Chats with Fans, 9/27, 4pm EST

Can’t get enough of Larissa Ione’s Lords of Deliverance? Can’t wait for BOUND BY NIGHT, the first installment of her new Moonbound Clan Vampires series? Then you’ve come to the right place! Join us here at 4pm on 9/27 to participate in the Spreecast live chat with Larissa herself! Just return to this post at […]

Make Him a Sandwich, Get Married?

The blogosphere is aghast today at this article from the New York Post: “I’m 124 Sandwiches Away from an Engagement Ring.”  Basically, Stephanie Smith’s boyfriend (a professional chef, mind you) would always ask her to make him a sandwich, declaring that homemade sandwiches were an expression of love. Stephanie wasn’t a cook, but after a […]

What a sexy….orchardist?

In many romance novels, “man in uniform” is often shorthand for “hot.” But, just because a romantic hero may pursue a less traditionally sexy path, doesn’t mean he’s not filled with the same passion that readers love. Jill Shalvis, author of the Lucky Harbor series–the latest release, “Always on My Mind,” hitting shelves now–details the jobs held by […]

What Color is that Novel?

(via Smithsonian Magazine) Smithsonian Magazine is featuring the work of an artist with a unique approach to classic novels: British artist Jaz Parkinson has tallied up all the mentions of color in a dozen works of literature, and rendered them in Rothko-esque bands of color. For example, here’s what Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland looks like (check […]

Late Nights with Joe Manganiello

We rarely discuss non-fiction here at XOXOAD, but I’ll wager that most of our readers will be interested to know that Joe Manganiello, star of True Blood/Magic Mike/many a woman’s daydream, has a health and fitness book due out this December with Pocket’s sister imprint, Gallery Books. It’s called EVOLUTION: The Cutting Edge Guide to […]

Kit, Gin, Demi, and Urban Fantasy Week

It’s Urban Fantasy Week here at XOXO After Dark – and we’re starting it off with a bang. No, we’re not fighting monsters like our heroines do. We’re still fairly mortal, non-mega-kick-ass-able editors after all. Rather, our celebration gets underway today with New York Times bestseller Lynn Viehl’s 50th (FIFTIETH, people!) book, Disenchanted & Co., […]

Headin’ to the outback

One of our esteemed editors is traveling to Australia on Wednesday (I know, I know, cue the collective sigh of jealousy)! And in honor of her upcoming trip, the dwindling days of summer and thus the opportunities for vacation, we want to hear all about your must-haves when you travel! Since I like to consider […]

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