Texas Two Step by Jody Vitek – Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Jody will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

12_8 texas Cover_Texas Two StepYou first met Chad Rogers and Chloe Atwood in Florida Heat, now you get to read their story.

Old family ties broken, childhood pain healed and true love revealed—one step at a time.

One phone call sends Chad Rogers back to the one place he’s been avoiding—home. Being at his mother’s side after she is shot, he faces the younger brother who tormented him during childhood and his ex-lover, Chloe Atwood.

Chloe Atwood is engaged to a family friend. Chad Rogers steps back into her world, spinning it off its axis. She sees him in a new light this time around, leaving her to question if they can have a future together.

Enjoy an exclusive excerpt:

As she stepped into the bright sunlight, a man wearing a Dallas Cowboys leather jacket neared. A jacket in this heat? And the piercings. She’d never understand people who put gauges in their ears to leave a gaping hole. When he approached the bottom step, she stepped down into the center of the stairs to block his entrance. He didn’t belong there.

“Can I help you?” she asked politely, something instilled in her brain at a young age.

“Move, lady!” He spoke with defiance.

“I think you have the wrong building.” Although her tone was authoritative, a sudden stab of anxiety hit her gut.

Fingers spread wide, his hands grabbed her shoulders. “I said move!” He shoved Chloe down onto the step as he sprinted into the building.

A sickening wave of terror welled up from her belly. Her breath quickened as she sat where he forced her on the step. Her eyes darted around for help, but she saw no one. She frantically stood and rushed back inside. She passed through the second door into the play area. Children were lying on the floor crying with their mother’s trying to comfort them.

The guy’s nostrils flared as he stalked toward Chloe. He pulled a small woman by the arm in a tight grasp.

“No, no. Please, Tony, don’t do this!” The women wiggled in his hold.

“Bitch, I told ya you’d never get away from me. Quit your crying.” He yanked her arm, and she cried out in pain.

Chloe stood paralyzed.

He put his hand in his coat pocket. “Lady, I told ya to move.” He pulled a gun from the coat.

“Chloe, get out of his way!” Linda yelled from somewhere close by.

She couldn’t move. Her pulse roared in her ears, and her breathing came quickly. Caught in a nightmare, Chloe was tackled to the floor as gun shots rang out twice. Her breath rushed out of her lungs.

“Now look what ya’ve gone and made me do, Bitch! I’m gonna give ya something to cry about later.”

Something crashed against a wall. Chloe couldn’t see anything lying on the floor.

“Move your fat ass!”

With another slamming noise, Chloe assumed it was the entrance doors to the shelter.

She blinked in surprised shock at the horror of what had just taken place. “Linda, you can get off me now. He’s gone.” Linda wasn’t heavy, but the extra weight made it difficult to breathe.

No response.

About the Author: 12_8 texas AuthorPic_Texas Two StepBorn and raised in Minnesota, Jody has remained close to home living with her husband of twenty plus years, three children and a cat named Holly. Growing up, she enjoyed reading V.C. Andrews’ the Dollanganger series, starting with Flowers in the Attic, S.E. Hinton, and Stephen King to name a few. Today her tastes run across the board in fiction and non-fiction, in all genres.

She has traveled throughout the United States, to the Bahamas and Cancun, Mexico. Between watching her son’s soccer games, maintaining one of the many scrapbook albums, gardening and being the COO of the Vitek household, she writes contemporary romances.

Website: www.JodyVitek.com

Email: info@jodyvitek.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jody-Vitek-Author/142820225824162

Twitter: @JodyVitek

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  1. stacey dempsey says:

    Thanks I enjoyed the excerpt

    • Good morning Stacey! I glad you enjoyed the excerpt. This was a fun book to write, yet different for me. It’s not all fluff and romance. Good luck in the drawing.

  2. Good Morning!! Thank you LASR for hosting me on my first day of my excerpt tour with Goddess Fish. It is a pleasure to be here. I am going to be busy for a good portion of the day, but will check in as soon as possible.

  3. Thanks for hosting!

  4. Cindy Mucha Barton says:

    The excerpt drew me in more than the blurb. I want to find out what is going on. This is my first introduction to Jody Vitek and her books so I have no clue what is going on. I will need to find out if my deductions from the excerpt are correct. I think a man has barged his way into a women’s shelter and grabbed up his wife or girlfriend. Thanks for a new to me author. 🙂

    • Cindy, I’m so glad you enjoyed the excerpt and thank you for stopping by. More excerpts to come throughout the tour. You can also read one on my website. Good luck!

  5. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

  6. Nurmawati Djuhawan says:

    thx u for hosting..
    i like the new info about book and the giveaway…

  7. Great excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Really liked the excerpt, thanks for the post and for the giveaway!

  9. Thank you for stopping by Rita, Nurmawati, Danielle, and Teja! I’m glad you’re all enjoying the excerpt. You can read another excerpt on my website and you’ll get to read more throughout the tour. Wishing you the best of luck in the drawing.

  10. interesting blurb

  11. Oh my gosh. When I read the blurb, I wasn’t expecting the excerpt.

  12. lori faires says:

    What a action packed excerpt. A little terrifying, but good. I can’t wait to read more. You’ve got my interest. Blessings & Thanks to All.

  13. Thank you for swinging by BN, Kim and Lori! I love the reactions regarding the difference between the excerpt and blurb. More excerpts will be shared throughout the tour and I have one on my website. Good luck, Ladies!

  14. Peggy Ersfeld says:

    Wonderful book I’m enjoying every page!!!! Its your best yet! Peggy

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