Friday, July 25, 2014

Jodie Bailey and the Cast of Crossfire!

Hey everyone! Guess who’s in the house today? That’s right the amazing, fabulous, wonderful Jodie Bailey! I am so glad I know her. And I’m so glad she writes wonderful books I can enjoy. She’s about to play a few rounds of Would You Rather with us, along with her main characters in her newest Love Inspired Suspense, Crossfire. Doesn’t that sound awesome? Well it is. I’ve read it!

Thanks for being here today, Jodie!

Would You Rather…

…feel pain (emotional) or nothing at all?

Jodie: At one time, I would have said “nothing,” but I’ve learned that nothing is far worse than something, even when something is hard.

Andrea: Nothing. It would be amazing to wipe away the hurt and go numb.

Josh:  Until I crossed paths with Andrea again, I’d have told you nothing. That’s a battle I’ve fought far too long, but now… I’m starting to think it’s worth facing the pain if it means feeling so much more.

…change something about your past or see what your future holds?

Jodie:  Am I allowed to say neither?  My past has made me who I am today, and I’m finally able to say that. People say all the time they want to know the future, but I’m pretty sure they don’t. I guess if I could change one thing it would be how I handled a particular family relationship early on so that maybe it would be more healed today.

Andrea: I’d save my brother.  Knowing what I know now, I’d have paid a lot more attention back then and he’d still be alive today.

Josh: When Andrea’s brother came knocking on my door that day, I’d have dropped everything for him.  It would have saved two lives and changed everything about mine too. Worst decision I ever made was telling him I’d talk to him “tomorrow.” It cost all of use everything.

…sing every word you speak or always speak in rhymes?

Jodie:  Trust me, you don’t want to hear me sing.

Andrea:  Uhm, this question has me a little bit concerned. I have an opening two days from now and we could talk about this.

Josh:  Neither. I’d be out of the Army so fast or on a psych profile so fast I wouldn’t know what hit me. Not to mention, my guys would have zero respect for me. I can’t imagine how that would play out in battle. You’ve got to be kidding me.

(Jess here! Josh, you’re so breaking the rules. And for a military man…tsk! ;))

…be able to fly or read minds?

Jodie:  Fly.  I’m pretty sure I don’t want to know what people really think all of the time. And I could get to the beach even quicker!

Andrea:  Read minds. It would help so much in a counseling session to know what a patient was not confronting. Wow. Do you know how much faster my patients would be healed if we could get to the bottom of things in session one?

Josh: Fly. No doubt. That would be awesome.  Man, no one could ever hit a home run over an outfielder who can fly.

…rather run out of oxygen on Mount Everest (slowly but surely) or underwater?

Jodie:  Mt. Everest.  I’d feel totally trapped underwater.  At least on Everest it would be wide open with a great view.

Andrea:  Do you think about death a lot? I still have that appointment open in two days. Maybe I can clear something this afternoon for you instead.

Josh:  On Mt. Everest.  It’d be like that movie where Tommy Lee Jones played an astronaut and ran out of oxygen on the moon.  At least he finally made it to the moon and died with a smile on his face. But, honestly, if I knew my oxygen was running out, I’m pretty sure I’d turn around and head down. Definitely not going to take a seat and wait for it to happen. 

Oh my goodness, that was so much fun! Loved your answers, Jodie. Thanks to you, Andrea, and Josh for playing!

Here's a peek at Crossfire!

Buy the book! 
After he couldn't save her brother, army first sergeant Josh Walker isn't about to let anything happen to Andrea Donovan. Josh may have saved her from one attack, but drug smugglers are desperate to get information about one of Andrea's patients—a patient who's disappeared without a trace. Despite the danger, the beautiful counselor refuses to hand over confidential files. Now Josh and Andrea have no choice but to battle on for their lives—and their love—or they'll be the latest casualty to get caught in the crossfire.

So, answer one or all in the comments! 


  1. Haha, I love these questions. Great answers from Jodie and company. :) The one I'll answer is the one that was the easiest for me to immediately answer: fly or read minds. So, so totally fly. How awesome would that be. Whereas reading minds...? Yeah, not sure I really want to know what people are thinking too often. LOL!

  2. These would you rather posts are so fun! I don't want to change the past or know the future either. And I'd much rather fly than read minds (right on, Melissa!!)!

  3. I agree with both of you. I really, really don't think I want to know what people really think. Can you imagine what would happen if everyone could hear those thoughts we don't MEAN to think? Yikes!

    Thanks, Jess! This was fun!


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