Year End Splash Party Starts Now!

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Announcing XOXOConnects


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 WattpadGrand 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

To follow along please use #XOXOConnects


*Attendees subject to change

** For rules and regulations please visit –

#TRRParty Year End Splash in November!

The year 2015 may be drawing to a close, but that’s not a reason to go out without a splash. Join us for a last bang to close the year. We’re gonna par-tay the whole month of November!

Party Page:

Authors, interested in this promo opp? There’s still time to join!

There are originally 4 ways to participate, but Method #4 is sold out. So take a look at Methods #1 to #3 here:

Chance to attend a Live #Online #Event with @SusannaKearsley!

A  Desperate Fortune


Sourcebooks is offering 10 readers the chance to attend a LIVE online event with Susanna Kearsley. To enter, find the HIDDEN MESSAGE within the excerpt below and use it to crack the SECRET CODE. Email the correct answer to Winners will be announced on March 20th.


Excerpt from A Desperate Fortune:

“A family,” Sir Redmond remarked, “is a very great thing, Mistress Dundas. Do you not agree?”

Mary looked to her brother, and feeling the warmth of his encouragement beside her answered, “Yes, sir, I do. Most wholeheartedly.”

“For my own part, there is little that I would not do for the love of my family,” Sir Redmond said. “Their cause is my cause; their need is my own. Do you feel the same way?”

Mary wasn’t entirely sure why the older man wanted to know her opinion, but she told him, “Yes, sir.”

His eyes held approval. The fire had started to settle, and taking the poker in hand he leaned forward to stir the flames higher. “Your family has long served the king, Mistress Dundas. If he were in need of your services now, would you help him?”

She frowned faintly, not understanding. “I’m sure I could be of no help to the king.”

“If you could be,” he pressed her, “what would you do then? Would you honor your family and keep to their path?” Continue reading

#TRRParty #Featured #Book: Chasing Athens by Marissa Tejada (@tejadamarissa @MusaPublishing)

Suddenly dumped, a heartbroken American ex-pat stays on in Greece, confronting culture shock, crisis, and the charm of Mediterranean men as she redefines the true meaning of home.

When Ava Martin’s new husband unexpectedly ditches her months after they’ve relocated across the world to Greece, the heartbroken American ex-pat isn’t sure where home is anymore. On the verge of flying back to the States with her tail between her legs, she makes an abrupt decision to follow her gut instead and stay on in Greece. She soon discovers that the tumultuous, culture-rich Mediterranean country is coloring her life in a way no place else can, changing her forever. But is it where she belongs?

Ava’s newfound independence throws her into the thick of Athenian reality, where she has brushes with violent police riots and gets a taste of both the alluring islands and the city nightlife. Despite pressure from her mother, uncertainty over her impending divorce, and unresolved issues with her long-estranged father weighing on her, she’s determined to make it on her own. With the help of two very colorful Greek friends, she laughs and learns while facing culture shock, language barriers and the charm of Mediterranean men, until a life-threatening medical emergency back home in sleepy Ithaca, N.Y., forces her to decide where she truly belongs – and what truly matters.

Join the Sizzling Summer Reads Party and win cool prizes!

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#TRRParty #Featured #Book: In Your Corner by Sarah Castille (@sarah_castille @SourcebooksCasa)

Link: Amazon
“You have to go. I won’t be able to control myself. I’ve wanted you so bad for so long and after I’ve been in the cage…I can’t think straight.” He gives a guttural groan and his fist clenches on my hip. Primitive. Primal. His need speaks to me. I tighten my grip on his neck and rock up to kiss him. He takes over. His kiss is hard and demanding.

“Mine.” His voice is raw, savage and for a moment I truly believe he may lose control.

He rules in the ring

Two years ago, Jake and Amanda were going hot and heavy. But when Jake wanted more, Amanda walked away. Jake immersed himself in mixed martial arts, living life on the edge. But that didn’t dull the pain of Amanda’s rejection-until a chance encounter throws them together.

A high-powered lawyer, Amanda was a no-strings-attached kind of girl. But two years after her breakup with Jake, she still hasn’t found anyone who gets her heart pumping the way he did. And then he shows up in her boardroom, hot as sin and needing help…

But can he rule her heart?

Jake is darker, sexier, and impossible to resist. As their chemistry builds, Amanda’s not sure if she can stay in control, or if she’s finally willing to let him claim her body and soul.

Join the Sizzling Summer Reads Party and win cool prizes!

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