Friday, October 30, 2009

My favorite creepy movies

This time of year gives me a perfect excuse to indulge in one of my guilty pleasures - scary movies. I admit it, I love any opportunity to keep myself awake at night, jumping at anything that resembles a ghostly moan or the shuffling tread of a flesh-hungry zombie. So, in no particular order here are a few of the flicks on my annual viewing list:

Gary Oldman as Dracula.
Could it get any better?

My all time favorite
werewolf movie.

Zombies. Enough said.

More zombies.

Vampires run amok in a Alaska.
Probably my fav vampire flick
of all time.

Not scary but good
campy fun.

The classic that launched
an entire franchise.

Creepy with some
great dark humor.

Probably one of my fav movies
of all time. Period. A writer
slowly losing his mind. Yep,
can totally relate.

If you've got some must watch scary flicks to recommend, I'd love to hear about them.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Who wants to win a kindle and other goodies?

I'm participating in a really fun Halloween contest with twelve other authors. Below are all the details, so come and have an awesome time at our week long Trick or Treat party!

Sam Cheever is sponsoring her third annual Trick or Treating Bash on a street near you! The street is inexplicably filled with some of your favorite Romantic Fantasy/Paranormal/Horror Authors and they will be waiting by the door with tricks and treats for you. The lucky winner gets a Halloween Bag with a Kindle e-reader in it, books, t-shirts, assorted candy, and other wonderful prizes from the Authors who live on Sam’s street. To play visit Sam’s Halloween Contest page at .

Only one trip down the street per contestant and you must be at least 18 to play!

Come and join the fun and play for a chance to win a Kindle and a bag of goodies. You might be surprised to learn who lives on Sam’s street!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Four heart review for Lover Enslaved!

Whoo Hoo! I just found out Lover Enslaved received four hearts from Night Owl Romance Reviews. Here's just a snippet of what Elf had to say:

"Lover Enslaved by Jodi Redford is an enjoyable tale that melds elements of a spicy romance between star-crossed lovers with the machinations employed by acquisition engineers (thieves) combined with a sprinkling of magic and irreverent non-human assistance. Several of the secondary characters seem worthy of their own stories and the rune itself is almost certain to engender even more tales as it performs its duties."

Click here if you'd like to read the entire review.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My favorite season

Without question, autumn is my favorite of the seasons. It helps that here in Michigan, autumn comes with gorgeous changing of the leaves and the obligatory visit to a cider mill. Mmm... hot donuts and fresh cider. Picture me doing the Homer Simpson drool. This time of year also brings out my instinctual urge to hibernate. Seriously, I'm already shuddering thinking about the six months of winter lurking around the bend.

That brings me to my least favorite season. Winter.

Honestly, if it lasted a week or so--say from right before Christmas up until New Years--I would be a happy camper. Maybe if I enjoyed winter sports I'd be okay with all that white stuff coming down from the skies. But unfortunately, skiing means getting out in the cold. And possibly breaking a body part. Two of my least favorite activities. I've tried snowmobiling. Lets just say my favorite part of the whole thing was coming back to the cabin and polishing off a bottle of mulled wine. Winter does have a few advantages though. The bulky sweaters help hide those few extra pounds I've packed on thanks to the yummy cider mill donuts. Plus its not hard to convince myself to stay in and get my writing done.

So how about you? What's your favorite season of the year?

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I've come to realize that it's impossible for me to write a book without reaching some point in the process--typically the middle or so--and having the ole muse decide she wants to create at least a couple(or five) more books in this world. Now, this would all be hunky dory if I knew it from the start and plotted accordingly, but my muse is like the obnoxious drunk who stumbles in twenty minutes before the bartender announces last call. For those wondering, usually she's partial to mojitos. With a tequila chaser. Any who... All this naturally got me to wondering how many other authors fall into their series by default, or are disciplined enough to (gasp and shudder!) outline their entire series before writing a single word. I can definitely see the benefit in knowing everything up front, but at the same time, so much of the story magic comes when I'm racing headfirst into the unknown, right along with my characters. So for now, I'll stick to trusting my muse. She hasn't yet backed me into a plot hole that I couldn't climb out of.

Not to mention she knows how to make a mean mojito.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Musical inspiration

I've been slowly putting together the soundtrack for my WIP, and I've gotta say, this book has probably some of the most varied yet vastly inspiring scene tracks I've ever stumbled on.

For instance, this song pretty much inspired me to write the book in the first place:

With this song, lets just say it's inspired some smokin' love scenes. Sorry, couldn't resist.

And this one. Well, I've always loved this song and when I heard Anberlin's new cover of it, it immediately tickled my muse.

So how about you? Does music inspire you to write, or is more a distraction? Inquiring minds would love to know...