Virtual Book Tour: Rescue Me by Jody Vitek

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Can Catherine accept the consequences of a great-aunt's dying wish without losing her heart or independence?

Taking in stray, injured or needy animals, veterinarian doctor Catherine Mornelli opens the Four Hooves and Paws Rescue program. But the land where the animals are kept is being sold. She approaches her Great-Aunt Elaine about possibly using her barn. However, visiting her aunt and checking out the barn also means seeing her ex-boyfriend.

Josef Garrison farms land that once belonged to his family for generations but went to his neighbor Elaine after his great-grandfather lost it in a poker game to Catherine’s great-grandfather. When Catherine returns, he sees a way to win back her heart and the land at the same time.

Enjoy an excerpt:

Catherine met him on the steps. “I didn’t expect you here so soon.”

“Well, if there’s water in the basement, ya don’t have time to waste.” Josef walked to the back of the truck and opened the tailgate. “I brought my pump to get the water out. Then we’ll assess the damage.”

Josef wiggled his way into water waders, put a bulky roll of tubing over his shoulder and grabbed the large pumping mechanism. “I’m assuming ya haven’t gone down there yet?” He peered back at her.

“I tried, but I couldn’t do it.”

“What is it with you and that basement?” He set the pump on the ground. “Ever since you were little, you’ve never liked going down there. You afraid of the boogeyman getting you?” He chuckled, but she didn’t find it funny.

“No. Maybe it’s the steep narrow stairs, stone walls, dirt floor and lack of windows down there. I don’t know. I get crept out.”

“Well, let’s get to work.” Josef walked in and straight for the basement.

“What do you want me to do?” She followed as far as the top of the stairwell.

He turned on the second step and looked at her. “Come stay at my place.” He stated it plain and simple, continuing down the wooden staircase and stepped into water. He turned with a stern face. “Shit, Catherine! Why didn’t you shut the water off?” and disappeared from site.

She winced. It couldn’t be helped. She tried going into the basement but couldn’t. There was mumbling from the basement, but nothing clear could be made out because of the splashing. He probably cursed her with each step.

About the Author:
Born and raised in Minnesota, Jody remains close to home, living with her husband of more than twenty years as well as three children and a cat named Holly. Growing up, she enjoyed reading V.C. Andrews' Dollanganger series, S.E. Hinton and Stephen King to name a few.

She’s traveled throughout the United States, to the Bahamas and Cancun, Mexico. Between watching soccer games, scrapbooking and being the COO of the Vitek household, she writes contemporary romances.

You can find Jody on: Facebook: Jody Vitek Author and Twitter: @JodyVitek. You can email her at: Visit to learn more about Jody. Buy the book at Melange Books.


Thank you for hosting
Jody Vitek said…
Good morning and thank you for having me here today, Judy.
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Rita said…
Sounds like a good read.

Jody Vitek said…
Thank you coming by Rita!
Shannon R said…
Sounds like a great story. I expect some conflict over whether he really wants the girl or the land more

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Jody Vitek said…
Welcome Shannon and thank you for visiting! Oh, there might be a little internal conflict for Josef. ;^)
Natasha D said…
Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Jody Vitek said…
Good evening and welcome, Natasha! Good luck!
Mary Preston said…
I wish I was so well travelled. You must find inspiration everywhere.

Jody Vitek said…
Mary, thanks for dropping in. I don't consider myself as well traveled as others, but yes, inspiration can be found in all the locations I've been lucky enough to visit.
Andra Lyn said…
Thanks for sharing!

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Jody Vitek said…
Andra, thank you for coming by and commenting.