Category: Author Speak

10 Tips for Surviving Your Friendcation, by Jane Heller

We’re delighted to welcome New York Times bestselling author Jane Heller to the blog today! She comes bearing excellent advice for those of you considering a getaway with your besties–a “friendcation,” as she puts it. Enjoy her words of wisdom, as well as her new novel, Three Blonde Mice, available on shelves now. (And check out […]

The Five Steamiest Sex Scenes Ever. Of All Time.

As July comes to a close and August begins, Pocket Star author Stephanie Haefner is sharing the summer heat by bringing us a list of her top five favorite sex scenes in movies. Stephanie’s new eBook original, One Size Fits All, is on sale now.   I have no shame in admitting I adore a good sex […]

Novellas and short stories – Do you read them?

Here with us today, to talk about the extra goodies readers can get their hands on in her bestselling Elemental Assassin series, is author Jennifer Estep! Hear her take on why she writes short stories and novellas for her characters, and then grab a copy of UNWANTED, her newest novella, out today! Unwanted, e-novella #14.5 […]

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 […]

5 Reasons Romeo & Juliet Isn’t a Romance

William Shakespeare is probably most famous for his love story, Romeo & Juliet, the story of a Montague and a Capulet who, despite both of their families hating each other, fall in love and die for one another. Sounds romantic, right? Well, resident author Sabrina Jeffries stopped by XOXO After Dark to give her thoughts on […]

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 […]

Does This Pre-Teen Know the Secret to Publishing?

At XOXOAD, we’re always interested in how our authors balance their work and family lives, and today Molly Harper, author of the Half Moon Hollow series of paranormal romances, lifted the veil on her secret: use the kids! But when you have a kid as smart (and smart-alecky) as Molly’s daughter Darcy, that comes with […]

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 […]

Sara Rider Scores with For The Win!

We were so excited when debut contemporary romance author Sara Rider stopped by XOXOAD to share her inspirations for her first book in the Perfect Play series, FOR THE WIN, on sale now! Below Sara comments on her passion for pick-up soccer games, her love for cooking (the same recipe is making its way into the book!), […]

This is What You Have to Give Up to Write a Good Sex Scene

After reading the recently published NANNYLAND, it became clear to us that author Jane Elizabeth Hughes knows a thing or two when it comes to writing a steamy scene between two passionate characters. As a result, we asked her to talk a little about what it takes to write a good sex scene and she reveals […]

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