Xio Axelrod is a USA TODAY bestselling author of romantic fiction, contemporary romance, and what she likes to call "strange, twisted tales." Xio grew up in the music industry and began recording at a young age. When she isn’t writing stories, she can be found in the studio, writing songs, or performing on international stages (under a different, no-so-secret name). She lives in Philadelphia with one full-time husband and several part-time cats.
Awards and Recognition
- 2018 RONE Winner - Contemporary Romance; 2018 Passionate Plume Finalist; 2016 Readers Favorite - Finalist; 2015 Readers Favorite - Honorable Mention
Press and Media Mentions
- PW review of The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes (top 10 pick)
- Entertainment Weekly: cover reveal and first look at The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes
- "Xio Axelrod debuts with The Calum, a fun (and funny), fast-paced romantic read. There’s poetry in motion when reading this story set in Scotland with brogues and customs to add to the experience. Warning: Once you start, it will be an all-out read-a-thon. Sexy, relatable characters who are seemingly ill-suited must overcome odds to find their cozy hub of happiness. Axelrod’s style to reach that happy ever after or happy for now is amazingly inventive, highly visual and swoon-worthy romantic." [Link defunct]