Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Rescue Me by Jody Vitek

Please welcome Jody on her blog tour for Rescue Me. Be sure to comment as she'll be giving away a $20 Amazon GC to one randomly chosen commenter.
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.

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.

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 and Twitter: @JodyVitek or drop her an email.: info@jodyvitek.com
 Visit www.jodyvitek.com to learn more about Jody.

To purchase Rescue Me visit: Melange Books


  1. This sounds like it is a really fun romance.

    1. Jane, thank you for stopping by this morning! I didn't have enough coffee when I posted earlier and missed your entry. It was fun to write and hope readers find it as fun.

  2. Thank you for having me here today, Samantha! Cat doesn't care to go into the basement, which is something about myself that I put into the story. The big reason behind why Cat doesn't like basements is not true to myself though.

    I'm wondering if any commenters would like to share a small fear of theirs with us today?

    1. My pleasure, Jody. I have a few big fears but one of my silly little ones is moths. I hate it when they fly near me and buzz around my lights during the summer.

    2. I don't mind moths, but I'm with you on what buzzes around the lights in my entry way. I believe that's why I leave the spiders and their webs around the door.

  3. I like the excerpt, thank you.

    1. Thank you for stopping Rita! This excerpt shows just the beginnings of things that go wrong for Cat and Josef.

  4. I like the sound of this story.


  5. Mary, thank you for coming by and visiting.

  6. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sounds really good!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    1. Thank you for stopping in Natasha.