Saturday, October 24, 2015

A Day of Romance from Simon and Schuster's XOXO After Dark

XOXOAfterDark is proud to announce XOXOConnects, an all-day online reader event featuring authors, bloggers, editors, and publishing insiders all talking about two of our favorite subjects…Romance and Books!

XOXOConnects is similar to a traditional convention except you can participate from the comfort of your own home. That’s right – in your pajamas, in your yoga pants, in your fanciest outfit – whatever you want to wear!
No travel! No hotel rooms!

XOXOConnects gives you unfettered access to some of
your favorite authors, including:

Alexis Morgan, Alice Clayton, Amy Reichert, Anna Todd, Beck Anderson, Candace Camp, Chantal Fernando, Christina Lauren, DL McDermott, Elia Winters, Emma Chase, Emma Hart, Gabra Zackman, Gena Showalter, Jennifer Estep, Jennifer Probst, JS Cooper, JT Ellison, Jude Deveraux,  Julia Kelly, Karen Hawkins, Karen Robards, Kate Meader, Kate Noble, Katy Evans, Kresley Cole, Kristin Harmel, Kristi Charish, Kyra Davis, Laura Griffin, Lauren Layne, Linda Needham, Liora Blake, Lisa Cach, Lisa Renee Jones, Mariah Stewart, Mary Alice Monroe, Melody Anne, Meredith Duran, Mike Underwood, Mina Vaughn, Molly Harper, Rachel Goodman, Ruth Cardello, Sabrina Jeffries, Sara Rider, Sophie Jackson, Sophie Littlefield, Stephanie Haefner, Stephanie Laurens, Susan Andersen, Suzanne Enoch, VC Andrews,
Victoria Alexander and Wendy Leigh*

PLUS don’t miss our Flash Fiction writing contest, hosted by Wattpad!
Grand prize is a publishing contract with Pocket Star.

AND XOXOConnects wraps up with a farewell sweeps: one lucky entrant will win a tote bag full of books from participating authors!
Practically a whole new keeper shelf of romances! **

We hope you’ll join us
Saturday October 24th
12pm – 8pm EST

For the full schedule please click here

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Finding Magic in the City: Urban Fantasy Chat Mike Underwood, Jennifer Estep, Kristi Charish
How To Sex: Get your pen and notepad for The Naked Professors’s sex tips!Wendy Leigh
12:30 PMThriller Double-Biller: Laura Griffin & JT Ellison
Moderated by: Gwen from Fresh Fiction
Laura Griffin & JT Ellison
Woman on the Street: Alice Clayton Talks Romance with NYC StrangersAlice Clayton
1:00 PMLive Facebook Q&A
Lisa Renee Jones & Katy Evans
Beach OffMary Alice Monroe & Mariah Stewart
1:30 PMDirty TelephoneElia Winters & Stephanie Haefner & Kate Meader
Give Him a Face: What does the boyfriend of authors’ dreams look like? Check out Liora Blake and Beck Anderson’s picks on Pinterest!Liora Blake, Beck Anderson
2:00 PMWomen Write Women
Moderated by: Vilma’s Book Blog
Amy Reichert
How Did These Indie Stars Get Their Start? PodcastMelody Anne & Ruth Cardello
Anna Todd takes over Instagram
Moderated by: Grown Up Fangirl
Anna Todd
2:30 PMTiny House Hunters Live Tweet Review
Moderated by: Jillian from Read Love Blog
Jennifer Probst
Jennifer Probst’s Cover Reveal
Moderated by: Jillian from Read Love Blog
Jennifer Probst
The Classics authors discuss their favorite classic romancesJude Deveraux & Karen Robards
3:00 PMGive Him a Face: Sports Edition – Sara Rider shows who in the sports world double as story heartthrobs via Pinterest!Sara Rider
Exclusive tell all letter from MaxSophie Jackson
Q&A with Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter
Moderated by: Jenn from Heroes & Heartbreakers
Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter
3:30 PMBridget Jones’s Diary Live Tweet: Watch along with Kate & Gabra as they livetweet this classic romcom!Kate Noble & Gabra Zackman
Biker Boy Bliss: Chantal Fernando Instagrams the bad boys who populate her motorcycle club! Add your own suggestions!Chantal Fernando
4:00 PMLauren Layne Cover Poll: Vote for the cover of Lauren Layne’s latest book!Lauren Layne
A History Lesson with Lisa CachLisa Cach
4:30 PMI Know What Boys Like: Writing the Male PerspectiveEmma Chase
Emma Hart Sneak PeekEmma Hart
5:00 PMLove Through the Ages: A Historical Round TableSabrina Jeffries, Candace Camp, Meredith Duran, Julia Kelly
Cast the Book Couples: Kyra Davis casts the best Hollywood couples as your favorite fictional duos on PopSugar Love!Kyra Davis
5:30 PMHappy Hour with Christina Lauren: Drinks in hand, Christina Lauren are answering your questions via Facebook!
Moderated by: Regina from RT Book Reviews
Christina Lauren
Voyageons ensemble!Kristin Harmel
Sophie Littlefield on WritingSophie Littlefield
6:00 PMJS Cooper Facebook Q&AJS Cooper
Food Porn: Rachel Goodman serves up photos of her favorite feasts!Rachel Goodman
6:30 PMKaren Hawkins Writing Retreat Party: Karen Hawkins and friends are having a writing party, and you’re invited!Karen Hawkins & Friends
Which VC Andrews Heroine Are You? VC Andrews
7:00 PMParanormal Pizza Party: Chat & Eat Pizza with these Paranormal Romance Stars!Molly Harper & Alexis Morgan & Mina Vaughn & DL McDermott
Exclusive Sneak Peek from the next Half-Moon Hollow novel, Single Undead Moms Club!
Molly Harper
7:30 PMFlash Fiction Contest Winner via Wattpad
Anna Todd announces the winner of the flash fiction contest
Anna Todd
Editor meets editor: XOXO editor Abby interviews PopSugar Love editor Tara!PopSugar & XOXO
8:00 PMClosing Ceremonies
The last hurrah! See a Periscope and photo compilation summary of the day’s events!
XOXO Staff


  1. Sorry I saw this too late to participate.

  2. I saw it too late. Sounds like it was a great party.
    Carol L

  3. I saw it too late. Sounds like it was a great party.
    Carol L