Shannon here: Jodie Bailey shares insight into her real life romance plus two chances to win a copy of her Romantic Suspense, Missing in the Wilderness which is included in the two in one title, Canyon Standoff. Two copies up for grabs. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing. Deadline: April 11th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Jodie:
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite song?
We have a favorite band. My husband got me started listening to bluegrass a few years ago, and we love the band the Steep Canyon Rangers. I told him recently that listening to them just makes me feel happy, even if the song is sad. I was pondering why one day when it hit me… We go to concerts together and we download albums together and he even took a day off work so we could go and meet them together. It’s one of “our things,” so just playing one of the Rangers’ songs makes me happy, because that’s a special thing between my husband and me.
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic vacation destination?
It’s not a place but a thing. The destination doesn’t matter, but we love taking off on the motorcycle and wandering. It’s such a fun way to travel, and we are right there with each other the whole time. I love nothing more than being behind him on his motorcycle, taking in God’s creation while we cruise along the back roads.
- What simple gesture does your spouse do that melts you every time?
Every day, my husband texts me in the morning to say he loves me and he hopes I have a good day. It’s such a simple thing, but it means the world to me to know he’s thinking about me even when he’s not at home with me.
- How soon after meeting your spouse did you know he was the one?
I knew on our first date, two days after I met him. We were sitting in Waffle House drinking coffee because it was the only place open. I looked across the table and something deep inside of me said, “This is the guy. This is the one I’m going to marry.” I can’t explain what it was, I can only tell you I knew with everything in me that he was the one.
- What is the most caring thing your spouse has ever done for you?
This answer recently changed. My dad had extensive surgery last month at a hospital an hour and a half from our hometown and was in the hospital for a week. My husband came up on night 3 to spend the night with my dad so I could get some sleep in a real bed, and he stayed another day so I could go home for a little while. To me, that was a seriously wonderful romantic thing, to take care of not only me, but the rest of our family as well.
- Where did you and your spouse go for your honeymoon?
About that… Funny story. We had plans and reservations to go to Disney World and stay at the Port Orleans resort. I got my lesson in being an Army wife really fast, before we were even married, because after we printed our invitations, the Army told him, “You’re going to be gone that day. Sorry.” Well, sigh. We moved our wedding up two weeks, which prevented us from being able to leave town for our honeymoon because our new date fell too close to Thanksgiving. We cancelled our reservation, bought a washer and dryer with the money, and honeymooned right in our apartment. For years, every trip we took together, I referred to it as our honeymoon. But you know what? I think we enjoyed settling into our first apartment together way more than we’d have enjoyed the hustle of trying to travel to Disney.
About Jodie: Jodie Bailey is the CBA Best-selling author of novels about freedom and the heroes who fight for it. Her second novel, Crossfire, was a RT Reviewers’ Choice Award winner and her contemporary romance Quilted by Christmas received the Selah Award and spent two months on the CBA Bestseller List. Growing up in Eastern North Carolina gave her a love for golden sand and the Atlantic Ocean. She started writing stories as soon as she learned how to put sentences together and spent her teen years making her best friends’ dreams come true on paper. Jodie is also a speaker and teacher who packs her novels with the knowledge she’s gained as an Army wife. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs. Learn more & connect:
About the book – Canyon Standoff:
Park rangers facing deadly foes… Two tales of danger in the Grand Canyon.
In Canyon Under Siege by Valerie Hansen, hostages’ lives hang in the balance as FBI agent Holly Forbes works with her former crush, park ranger Gabe McClelland, to outwit dangerous criminals. And in Jodie Bailey’s Missing in the Wilderness, a rescue mission turns into a race for pure survival when a killer begins stalking park ranger Morgan Dunham and her military ex-husband, Eric Larson.
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Question for Readers: I fell in love with Eric when I was writing this story, because the more I wrote him, the more I realized he could only be a hero if he surrendered and let someone else save the day. That said, there are many different kinds of heroes. Who is a hero in your life?
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