Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Valentines and a FREE ebook!

Well here we are, only 20 days away from Valentine’s Day. So naturally I took up the challenge of compiling a list of sexy offerings that go down as smooth as a 5 gallon jug of Riunite.

Jodi’s Top 5 Sexy Gift Ideas

1)    Couples massage. You can either splurge on a trip to the spa, or crank the heat up a few notches by lighting some massage candles and giving each other the sexy rub down in the comfort of your own bedroom.  Don’t forget to crack that Riunite on ice, you naughty lovebirds.

2)      For him: a Man Crate. I was particularly intrigued by the Mount Rubsmore kit. Until I realized it wasn’t what I originally assumed it was. >.>

3)      Toys. No, I’m not talking Rock ‘Em Sock ‘EM Robots and Nerf guns. Though God knows those are on my list. Nope, let’s think sexier. Maybe the OhMiBod might be in order. The vibe’s intensity syncs to the music on your IPod or other playlist. So when Justin Timberlake swears he’s gonna Rock You to the break of day, he’s not just whistling Dixie. 

4)      Erotic Poetry. Yes, even you can be a poet who didn’t know it. With the Erotic Magnetic Poetry Kit it’s easier than ever to whisper dirty sweet nothings to each other via the fridge. Just don’t be surprised if you have hard time keeping the ice cubes from melting. Which will be completely unhelpful with keeping the Riunite chilled.

5)      Sexy Board Games. You too can be a BedroomRockstar! Or maybe you'd be more into in a wild game of BedroomBaseball! Ball and bat sold separately…

Speaking of bedroom rockstars, I just put Kissin’ Hell free at all online retailers. So make sure to grab your copy!

FREE from Amazon - http://amzn.to/1KAKOyz
Barnes & Noble
All Romance Ebooks

Monday, January 18, 2016

When Animals Help...

Sometimes we all need a little help in life. And lucky for us, animals are there to lend a hand. I am working hard to get the next story out to you, so here's a glimpse into my life with my personal assistant...my cat, Grayson.

He helps make sure I get the laundry done.

He makes sure I don't spend too much time on social media when I should be doing other things. You know, like feeding him.

He helps me decide on wall decor. He'll knock down whatever doesn't pass his high standards.

He's a great editor too! He simply eats the pages he doesn't approve of.

But at the end of the day, we all love our pets. They bring laughter, comfort, and joy to our lives when we seem to need it most. They also see us at our worst and love us anyway. 

Of course they also judge us. 

My cat often looks at me like this until I feel guilty. I don't often know what I've done wrong, but when he looks at me like this, I'm pretty sure I have committed the most heinous crime.

What do your animals do to keep you entertained? Share a story or picture below. I'd love to see what furry critter keeps you on task.

To find Roxy's books with buy links and what she has coming up next check out her website at RoxyRocksMe.com

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy Nude Year!--I mean Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year! I'm working today on my April Fools For Love story, one of the first purely contemporary romances I've done in a while. And because of that, I'd like to ask a question--

How do you get the hero and heroine's clothes off??

See, my vampires are able to turn to mist, and their clothes just drop through. Then they snap back, yummily naked. My witches can (spoiler) zap their clothes and their partner's clothes of AND on. Even my shifters can claw the things off.

But this...? I'm writing a contemporary, mundane, grounded-in-reality romance. I can't use any of those shortcuts, which hasn't bothered me before today. BUT TODAY... today, I wrote the sex scene, the one where the hero and heroine have intercourse.

So I sit down and start at the start of the scene, where he leads her by the hand into the room and locks the door and I'm writing and writing and writing, good grief am I writing, and FINALLY I get to the point where he can put his mouth on her nipple.

Yay! Okay, now for me (and the heroine) the sex has started.

At this point because it's lunch time I take a break. There's a bit of scientist in me, and since I started the scene at the beginning and stopped as I applied his tongue to her breast, I was able to get a word count for the day so far (and thus how many words it took them to get that far). Drum roll, please...

Four hundred words.

Four. Hundred. FOUR hundred. It took me almost TWO WHOLE PAGES to get them to where they could get down to the good stuff.

What about you? If you're a writer, do you enjoy writing the bits coming off, or do you have a shortcut? If you're a reader, do you like it when it takes them a couple pages to get naked or do you want them to get right down to it?