Guest Post & Giveaway: Jodi Redford is Checking It Twice

Today we are excited to have Jodi Redford with us, author of thirteen novels—including her latest release Checking It Twice! A book that contains an extremely tormented voyeur, a very naughty and not so saintly Nick, a liberal application of candy cane-flavored body paint, a buzzing butterfly, and enough raunchy fun on a sex swing to melt a snowman…or two.

Oh, and you could win a small Kindle Fire!

Let’s give Miz Redford a round of cyber applause and a warm welcome. Take it away, Jodi!

He Sees You When You’re Sleeping: Voyeurism Ain’t Just for Santa

Okay, I admit it, when I first sat down and thought about writing a Christmas book that featured voyeurism I questioned my sanity…and whether I shouldn’t have had that second glass of wine before plotting out my story. But I digress. Christmas is a cherished holiday. It’s supposed to be about crowded shopping lines, spiked egg nog, and reindeer involved in a hit and run with grandma. I could also mention something about shiny balls, but let’s face it, I’ve already tarnished this holiday enough. But then I got to thinking about Santa. Actually, I was thinking about the wisdom of a third glass of wine, but again, I digress. So back to my ole man, SC, and his whole role in making me realize that I was on the right track with this story.

I present to you Exhibit A:

He Sees You When You’re Sleeping.

Yes, folks, it’s true. Santa is a voyeur. He set the dang precedent. I’m just preaching the gospel here.

Hit with this shocking epiphany, how could I not write a naughty Christmas book featuring voyeurism? It’d be like me going against my calling. Or something equally disturbing. So I put on my plotting cap (Not to be mistaken with my plotting sombrero, which I only wear during Cinco De Mayo.) and bypassed my third glass of wine for some serious, heavy duty character building. What I got surprised me, and the end result is one of my favorite books and heroes to date.

Kevin Monahan, the tormented voyeur from Checking It Twice…well, to be completely honest, I might have fell a wee bit in love with him. I ached for Kev through his inability to let go of the demons from his past that weighed at him, and made him feel nothing but ashamed and guilt ridden for his voyeuristic tendencies. Through him and his story, I learned the shackling power that other’s judgments and prejudices can wield over us. But through my heroine, Jana, and my other hero, Nick, I discovered the amazing healing power that can come from those who love you unconditionally and accept you for everything you are. Even if that something you are just happens to enjoy watching others involved in sexy times.

So in the end, I guess I owe a world of thanks to Santa for bravely admitting to being a voyeur. He paved the way for worldwide acceptance one day. Hopefully.

Now if only he’ll get my address right this year for delivering those Chippendale Dancers.

 

About the Author

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At the ripe age of seven, Jodi Redford penned her first epic, complete with stick figure illustrations. Sadly,
her drawing skills haven’t improved much, but her love of fantasy worlds never went away. These days she writes about fairies, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures, only with considerably more heat.

She has won numerous contests, including The Golden Pen and Launching a Star. When not writing or working the day job, she enjoys gardening and way too many reality television shows.

She loves to hear from readers. You can email her at jodiredford@jodiredford.com and visit her online at www.jodiredford.com and her blog.

Find Jodi Online:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

 

Giveaway!

One randomly drawn commenter from the entire tour will win a small Kindle Fire! Open to US residents only. Please follow the Rafflecopter widget directions and terms and conditions.

You must leave your broken-up email address in your comment in order to be entered into the drawing (ie. nickname AT gmail DOT com, etc).

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24 comments:

  1. I am excited to read Checking It Twice! Thanks so much for this giveaway!

    stargirl88_99 at yahoo dot com

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  2. I'm so glad that Jana and Kevin are finally getting together! Never thought of Santa as a voyeur but yeah...you're right...lol...Thanks for the great giveaway

    maria63303 at gmail dot com

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  3. Thank you for hosting Jodi today, Letitia! :)

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  4. That line from the song has always creeped me out, "he sees you when you're sleeping." I'm glad I'm not the only one who's thought about it.
    Congrats on the new release. Checking It Twice sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  5. love all your work. Got hooked with your That old Black Magic series. Can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway. michelle31071 at suddenlink dot net

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  6. Thanks so much for the giveaway! dawnmemry AT gmail DOT com

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  7. I am excited to read Checking it Twice. It sounds really good. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    iqb99(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  8. Do you find it difficult to draw the line in your racy scenes before you go too far?

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway! Pick me - survey AT m2imaging DOT com

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  10. Thanks for letting me hang out with you and your followers today, Letitia! And thanks to everyone who's stopped by and entered so far.

    busyVAmom, that's a great question! I always let the characters lead the scene. If it doesn't feel right, then they'll tell me. But I've got to say, most of my characters are all too willing to take it to the limits. ;)

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  11. LOL - yes, it seems Santa is a voyeur!! Too funny!

    susanmik AT gmail DOT com

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  12. I read the blurb and can not wait to read this one!

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  13. I didn't leave my email in the above post! sorry!

    wenmun @ aol dot com

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  14. I just finished Checking It Twice and enjoyed it very much. I'm all for a voyeur. ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

    amyt865(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. A voyeur?? Sounds very yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Jennyb845(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. A voyeur?? Sounds very yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Jennyb845(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Sounds like a book I would read. Going to get it in my TBR list. Thanks for the contest!

    Jess

    Bones46 AT hotmail DOT com

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  18. I had it preordered but haven't got a chance to start it...soon i hope!!

    andieleah78 AT gmail DOT com

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  19. Left a comment on the other blog also (http://romancingrakes4theluvofromance.blogspot.com/) the raffle copter form wasn't showing up there. Love you work Jodi. The sensuality and humor make the stories impossible to put down once started. michelle31071 at suddenlink dot com

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  20. Nice post. I'd like to read more about the character.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. this is certainly a different spin on a Christmas story!

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  22. I can totally see how Santa is a voyeur. I have never understood how children love him so much. He spies on you, breaks into your house, and eats your food. It is amazing he doesn't give kids nightmares, lol.

    I am very eager to read this book though! Thanks so much for the post & giveaway.
    June
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

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  23. Oh I can't wait to read it!!!! thanks for the giveaway!
    fantasy_angel381 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  24. I am excited to read Checking It Twice! Thanks so much for this giveaway!

    parisfan_caATyahooDOTcom

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