Friday, August 5, 2022

Update

Hey, all. I’m long overdue for posting an update and I’m sorry for being MIA for most of the last year. Unfortunately, my health situation hasn’t improved since I last posted about the continuing ordeal with daily headaches and dizziness. I’m still dealing with all of it, along with a few new weird symptoms. I was finally able to get seen by a neurologist and she suspects I might have Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. I’m scheduled for an MRI and a visit with a neuro ophthalmologist. The only definitive way to diagnose the disease though is with a lumbar puncture, so at some point I might have to get that done too.  I’m not going to lie. I’m scared, stressed, exhausted, and in a fair amount of pain pretty much 24/7. I keep hoping I’ll wake up miraculously cured one morning. I’d love to feel normal again. Even if it’s just my weird version of normal before all of this started up. 

 

I’m still writing when I can, but the book releases are having to be pushed out quite a bit. I’m so sorry for that but there is not much I can do about it at this point. Trust me, I’m desperate to get Triple Trouble wrapped up. I love that book and want y’all to be able to read it and hopefully fall in love with it too. In the meantime, if you know anyone who might like my brand of smexy and zany, me and my whimpering bank account would really appreciate any reader recs you could throw my way. 

 

Hugs to you all.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Update

Hey, all. This is going to be a bummer update, so apologies in advance. Back in August I went into Urgent Care to get treated for extreme head pressure, pain and dizziness that'd been bothering me for about a week. At first I assumed it was related to my EHS but the dizziness was something new and extremely scary so I figured I better not blow it off. They put me on a prednisone burst and sent me home. Since that day, I've been to two additional Urgent Cares and a trip to the ER and I still don't have any conclusive answers as to what is going on with me. The dizziness has mostly let up and is really only an issue sometimes when I'm lying down. The headaches are pretty much a daily presence, as is the anxiety that goes along with them. Sleep...yeah, that's not happening so much. In other words, I'm pretty much an effed up mess right now. 

That brings me to the part of this post that has me ready to cry. I was really hoping to be able to release Triple Trouble on schedule but as some of you are probably aware I already had to push the date to December. Although it's the absolute last thing I want to do, I've made the decision to pull the preorder on Amazon.  I still plan to release Triple Trouble, and hopefully it will be no later than the first part of January. Please know that this is NOT an easy decision for me and I hate that I'm letting my readers down in any way. I'm keeping the preorder up on the other vendors and I will let you all know when the book goes live everywhere. 

Hugs,

Jodi


Friday, December 27, 2019

Double Dirty Release Day + a Giveaway!



Happy Friday, everyone! I hope y'all had a wonderful holiday. I'm still in recovery mode from whatever this cold/flu bug that's been going around, BUT today is a big day for me so I'm dragging my sicko butt out of bed to celebrate my brand spanking new release. WOOHOO!!! I'm FREAKIN' ECSTATIC to finally get to share Double Dirty with you all. This book has everything I love in a story: Dirty sexy times, tons of humor, and a perverted, porn-addicted parrot.  Also, it has HOT IRISHMEN.

I know, right about now you're probably thinking to yourself, "Holy parrot balls, how can I get my hands on this book?" Well, I just happen to have some handy dandy links below to help you out with that situation. I also have a couple of other things you might want to check out.  Over at Romance Free Reads, you can score a bunch of awesome romance reads for absolutely FREE. Make sure to check it out today, though, because many of these books may only be free for today.  Secondly, I'm giving away a $10 Amazon giftcard to celebrate Double Dirty hitting the cyber shelves. Make sure to enter via the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of this post. Good luck, everyone!

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Sawyer and Knox Sullivan. AKA: The Double Dirty. With a nickname like that, it’s no wonder they’re the top requested male escorts at Hunks for Hire. Andie Norris knows better than anyone to steer clear of the wild Irish brothers, thanks to her mom, who co-runs Hunks for Hire. But the dirty duo’s exploits are the perfect inspiration for Andie’s comic web series and the forbidden fuel for her fantasies. Fantasies she gets to live out week after week…and no one will ever know.

Hands off—it’s the unspoken rule between Knox and Sawyer when it comes to Andie. Pushing things past the flirt zone is only asking for trouble. For starters, her mom would kill them. And rightfully so. They’d have to be the biggest a-holes alive to corrupt Andie with a hot, filthy threesome. But apparently that’s exactly what they’re doing, judging from their naughty antics on her web serial. She thought they’d never uncover her little secret? Newsflash—fate always bites you in the arse. Now all bets are off. Andie is about to find out that when it comes to the Double Dirty, there’s no substitute for the real deal.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

A Long Overdue Update

Hello, friends! As the title of my blogpost implies, this is a long overdue update from me. I'm sure many of you have noticed that I've been pretty quiet lately. A handful of people are aware of the reason for me not being around as much as I used to be. I decided it was time--way past time--to share my story with everyone.

I'm not someone who really likes to talk about my struggles, particularly health related. It just feels like I'm being a big bummer downer  if I unload that stuff on anyone. Which is why I tend to either downplay what's going on, or even joke about it. I won't do that this time, though. For a couple of reasons. Number one: I owe you guys the unvarnished, vulnerable me for this one. No sugarcoating the situation. Number two: this post might actually help others. I hope it does.

Some necessary background first. About two years ago, I noticed that my inflammation issues were getting progressively worse. Additionally, I was exhausted all of the time and would lose my focus constantly. Fibro runs in my family, so I figured it could be that, along with chronic fatigue. Then the 90 minute hot flashes arrived. I'd get them several times a day. Okay, maybe it's perimenopause. (Sorry, yes, this post is likely to get TMI. We're all adults here. <~~~I know, who thought those words would ever come out of my mouth? UGH!) Anyway, I figured I had my culprit. Or culprits, as the case might be. And it might very well have been the case to a degree, but it didn't occur to me then that there could be something else behind it all. Stirring the shitpot, so to speak.

My symptoms continued, the constant brain fog increasingly getting worse. There would be weeks when I'd be sitting at my computer and be forced to re-read what I'd just typed a second ago. I was in the middle of one of these unfocused spells when I was hit with what I can only describe as a red-hot drill bit being forced into my temples and my brain. A severe hot flash hit me at the same time, only this time it was accompanied with a strange pressure in my head and a tremor throughout my body that wouldn't stop. Terrified out of my mind by what was happening, I crawled to the bathroom, on the verge of either passing out or puking. All I knew was something was very wrong with me. As soon as I could get the energy to make it to the phone, I would call for an ambulance. I include this part because anyone who knows me knows that I'm a real stubborn jackass and it takes a lot to convince me to even see a doctor. The fact that I was even considering a trip to ER was very terrifying for me.

Almost the instant I was inside the bathroom, the sensations in my head lessened and the tremors stopped completely. I didn't trust myself to move, so I continued to lay on the floor until I felt well enough to go for my cellphone. The moment I touched my phone, the sensations returned. Only this time I could literally feel an electrical sensation pass from my phone, travel through my arm, and jab right into my eardrum, intensifying that red-hot drill bit in my brain. I pulled my hand away from my phone, and the sensation eased off again. I wouldn't say I had a lightbulb moment right then, but I did think it was odd and more than a slight coincidence that I sometimes felt sick if I spent more than an hour on my cellphone. Right then I started thinking about what else I spent a lot of time on. Way more than my cellphone. Something I had been using right up until the red hot drill bit made an appearance. My laptop. The same device I was always so brain fogged around.

Despite the signs my body had been giving me for years, I'd never once considered that I might have a sensitivity to electronic devices. To be honest, while I didn't scoff at people who claimed EMF radiation was a potential health hazard, I did think maybe they were making a mountain out of a mole hill. I can absolutely say now that isn't the case. Not for me, anyway. And I suspect it's the same for many others out there who are electro-sensitive. Many who might not even realize it. That brings me back to my primary reason for sharing my story. If you notice something doesn't feel right in your body when you're around certain devices, PAY ATTENTION. That migraine or brain fog once in a while might not be linked to a sensitivity, but if it's happening all of the time it could definitely be a link.

It's took me another six months and then some to recover and heal from the toxic overload I'd unknowingly exposed myself to. I'm not cured by any means, though. I'm what is termed EHS. I have a hyper sensitivity to EMFs, wifi being the worse for me. A lot of folks out there would like you to believe this isn't a real thing. I get why. Until something like this happens to you, it's easy to think it's mumbo jumbo. I wish with every ounce of my being that it was mumbo jumbo.

Living with EHS is not easy. Sometimes it feels like a living hell. Short of bunking in a cave, I'm always going to have some exposure to EMFs. The toughest part for me is the toll it can take on me on an emotional level. The chronic fatigue and brain fog have improved since making some necessary lifestyle changes. No more wireless computing. Everything is hardwired now. But even with that my tolerance can be limited. I don't get to chat with my friends--with you guys--as much as I would like. I'm able to write half the words I used to in a sitting, if I'm lucky. And believe me, coming up with those words was tough enough without adding the EHS into the mix. My book deadlines have suffered massively. Which only makes me feel worse. I know I've let many of you down. If you have a pre-ordered book you're waiting on I deeply apologize for making you wait. I hate doing that to you, more than you could ever know. All I can say is I'm doing what I can every day to get them closer to done. I will not sacrifice quality and put out a subpar book that doesn't have my heart and love in it. You guys deserve the best from me and that's a promise I will always honor.  My goal is still to have Double Dirty released before or shortly after the new year. I love the crazy, wonderful ride Andie and her wild Sullivan boys are taking me on. I hope you love it too! And for all of my dear, amazing friends and loved ones who've pulled me out of some pretty ugly funks this whole trying time--I love and appreciate you all so much. I truly don't know what I'd do without you.

So, now that I've bummed y'all out with my big bummer self, I'm going to sign off on this epically long post and get my butt in chair writing something other than epically long bummer downer posts.

Lots of love and hugs,

Jodi

Monday, January 7, 2019

A Knockout Giveaway!




I  have a new release, y'all! Triple Knockout is the third installment in the Make Mine A Menage series. It's a completely stand alone book, but I DO have the first book, The Naughty List free at several retailers right now. It's a great time to pick it up if you haven't already. I'm also running a giveaway for a $25 Amazon giftcard to celebrate my newest release, so make sure you enter via the handy dandy Rafflecopter at the end of this post.

Triple Knockout is the first MMF pairing I've written in this series, and lemme tell you, these three characters are some dirty birdies. LOL. But they're also fun and so sweet together, they might have made me cry a time or two. Yes, I'm a HUGE sap! I hope that y'all fall in love with Allie, Van, and Beau as much as I did!


Allie Saunders has a dirty secret. Make that two fantastically filthy secrets: Beau Colton and Van Mitchell. The leading stars of her fantasies also happen to be her brother’s best friends. Hello, big fat hairy complication. It’s no mystery why her unrequited crushes insist on keeping her at arm’s length, but it doesn’t stop her from wishing for the impossible.

When she discovers their dirty secret, the once forbidden is suddenly a tantalizing temptation and the key that could turn her dreams into a reality.

In addition to being co-owners of a boxing gym, Van and Beau share mutual tastes outside of the ring—they’re both Doms. That’s partly the reason for their unbreakable Bro Code where Allie is concerned. She’s far too sweet and innocent for the edgy games they enjoy. Or so they thought. Their assumption—and willpower—is about to be tested. Big time. All courtesy of an annual Sub-For-A-Night charity event, and the irresistible, thoroughly off-limits woman who just stepped onto the auction block...


Warning: This wickedly hot MMF ménage contains two deliciously dirty boxers, a not-so-innocent dirty-talking heroine, dirty rope tricks, and dirty ways to break a sweat. Who says exercise can’t be fun?

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bad Boys Do It Better + Giveaway!


A wild swingers club is usually the last place Grace Jennings would spend a Friday night. And she certainly wouldn’t invite rough around the edges tattoo artist, Dalton McDermott, as her date. But thanks to a PI job she’s taken on, she needs the perfect bad boy to go undercover with. Just not under those covers. Not that she isn’t tempted. Dalton is one hot package of scrumptious sin. He’s also an arrogant, dirty-tongued devil who's far too skilled at getting beneath her skin. Still, for the sake of her career, she’ll play nice. All while keeping her panties firmly in place.

The sassy and mouthy Grace is precisely not the type of woman Dalton goes for. So why in the hell does she make him sweat like no other? There’s only one solution to solving a problem like Grace—screw her out of his system and get the hell out of Dodge. But the deeper the two of them delve into the erotic charade they’ve created, the tougher the prospect of walking away becomes.

For two people who come from opposite worlds, love shouldn’t be on the radar. So why does faking it suddenly feel all too real?

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It's officially the release day for Bad Boys Do It Better!!! *happy dance and Muppet flail* I know a lot of Y'all have been waiting FREAKIN' FOREVER for this book to come out and I really appreciate your patience and support this whole time. I hope the wait was worth it and you fall in love with Dalton and Grace as much as I did! So I'm going to kick off this release with a celebratory giveaway. For your shot at a $25 Amazon GC just enter via the handy-dandy Rafflecopter below. Good luck!



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Monday, April 3, 2017

Getting Frisky With a New Release & Giveaway!


I'm not too proud to admit there might have been some inappropriate spooning going on between me and my latest release the second I hit the "publish" button. *eyebrow waggle* That's because the new release is Frisky Business. AKA: the book responsible for giving me endless grief in countless ways. There was a looooooooooong wait for this book to see the light of day. And I'm forever grateful for my amazing readers for being so patient and supportive during the whole process of getting this book out there.

Jane and Jack's story was a big one for me. I'd teased the promise of their story throughout the Kinky Chronicles journey, and I knew these two characters deserved a big bang. Heh, I think Jane and Jack would heartily agree with that. *more eyebrow waggling* I wanted this book to be everything I'd promised and more. I wanted to do right by my readers and give them the full Jane and Jack experience, in all of it's raunchy, funny, thoroughly fucked up glory. It was a tall order to tackle, lemme tell ya. But I think the book is exactly what I set out to accomplish. I hope I did Jane and Jack proud. I hope I did my readers even prouder.

The best way to get over a man? Get your kink on with another. And Jane Campbell knows the perfect escort agency to get the job done.

As the owner of Hunks for Hire, Jack Brewster is used to the raunchy requests that land in his inbox. Bondage and blindfolds? Par for the course. But Jane’s email whispers a wicked enticement. A sane man would delete the message. Or send his best escort to the date armed with a steel cup. Only problem? The thought of Jane naked and bound beneath any guy but him is like a knife in Jack’s gut.

He doesn’t do commitments. And he sure as hell doesn’t do love and Happily Ever Afters. He was a fool before in that regard. Never again. But he can indulge in a taste. Then he’ll walk away from Jane. For good.

But eating forbidden fruit has its addictive consequences, and two stubbornly anti-love sinners are about to take the biggest fall of them all.

Warning: This book contains an irredeemable bad girl, an ex-gigolo who can give the Kama Sutra some pointers, and a sweet, dirty, and thoroughly complicated love story long overdue.


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