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Snowed In by Teodora Kostova

Snowed InSnowed In by Teodora Kostova

Released 30 November 2015

Published by Teodora Kostova

Sales link: Amazon

Blurb:

Be careful what you wish for…

Nate has been in love with Quinn, his brother’s best friend, for as long as he can remember. But when he finally gets the chance to show Quinn how he feels, his heart gets broken in the most unexpected way.

Second chances come when you least expect them…

Quinn doesn’t believe in miracles, especially not Christmas ones. When he decides to win Nate back he knows it won’t be easy. The last thing he expects is a health scare, a road trip and a vicious snow storm to work in his favor.

In the end, a cabin in the woods turns out to be not only the shelter they desperately need, but also Quinn’s very own Christmas miracle.

Sometimes, to forgive, you need to get snowed in…

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Our thoughts:

Snowed In was everything I love in a holiday short. Snow. Tree decorating. A cabin. Some sassy times and a whole lot of hot, sexy times.

Nate had his heart broken after one night with the man of his dreams, Quinn. Quinn was Nate’s brother’s best friend and Nate really put himself out there to tell Quinn how he felt. He gave him his heart, they had one night and then Quinn left.

Fast forward two years and Quinn is back to set things right with Nate. He had a good reason for leaving, now he just has to hope Nate will understand and forgive him. Although the whole separation could have been avoided, I admired Quinn for what he did to help a friend. The impact could have been devastating and long-lasting. He was sacrificing his future, his love.

Nate was pretty angry and we go through a good portion of this short with him giving Quinn some much deserved grief. Once he knows the whole story, it’s impossible for Nate to remain angry. He must let it go and move forward because Quinn still has his heart. If he can’t forgive, he’ll never be happy and with his true love.

Kostova not only brings the sweet moments, cooking dinner, tree decorating, dancing, playing in the snow and much needed conversations to clear the air. She also brings to the story some seriously sexy times for Quinn and Nate. They’re very sensual and their connection is intense. They’re never rushed to get off but take their time to touch, taunt and drive each other crazy with need.

Snowed In was a perfect holiday story!

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!

BLOG TOUR and REVIEW: Piece by Piece by Teodora Kostova

Sometimes to reach the surface you have to fall to the bottom first… 

 

For the past ten years, Riley Davis’ life has been overshadowed by the tragic death of his partner. Fluctuating between alcohol induced daze, clinical depression and throwing all his time and effort into his business, Riley doesn’t believe, or even hope, that his life will ever be worth living again. 
Until Sonnie Frye drops by his haberdashery shop, changing his life forever. 
Sonnie is a man who likes getting what he wants, when he wants it. He’s worked hard to establish himself as Queen Victoria theatre’s chief costume designer, collecting multiple awards – and high-profile clients – along the way. Sonnie is used to putting his needs, goals and desires first, unwilling to compromise his own happiness for anybody else. 
Until he meets a handsome shop owner whose eyes are so sad that they immediately tug at Sonnie’s heartstrings. 
Seeing something he wants, Sonnie is determined to get under Riley’s skin and, preferably, into his bed. But he soon discovers the task is not that easy. For the first time in his life, Sonnie may need to put someone else’s needs before his own, and re-evaluate what really matters in life. 
Will the two men stand side by side to overcome their differences, and everything else life throws at them? Or will it all become too much to bear, shaking them to their very core, destroying everything they’ve worked so hard to achieve? 
***Sexual content, 18+ only*** 
***Piece by Piece is a standalone novel. It’s the full story of Sonnie and Riley***
 

 

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Teodora Kostova brings us another emotional West End story! Set in the same world as Dance and Mask, Piece by Piece features the costume designer, Sonnie, from the Queen Anna theatre. Sonnie is the mastermind genius behind all the costumes that grace the stage of the Queen Anne. He’s currently working the show, Poison, dressing Fenix and the whole cast. Penn works for Sonnie, so there are the tie-ins from the first two books! This book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone title.

When Sonnie needs to impress a high dollar client with the perfect wedding dress design, he quickly realizes Penn is more of a diamond in the rough than he could ever imagine. In need of the perfect fabric for the dress, Penn takes Sonnie to Rags. Friends with the owner for some time, Penn is confident that Riley will have the items Sonnie requires for their dress. He does but he also has much more.

Riley has the deepest blue eyes and when Sonnie gazes into them, he sees a kind man with shadows of the past haunting him. He couldn’t be more right. Thus begins a long, tumultuous relationship for Sonnie and Riley.

Sonnie is a demanding and domineering person. He’s good, no fantastic, at what he does and he knows it. He has high expectations for his staff and his own designs and costumes. When Sonnie wants something, he does everything in his power to get it. When he meets Riley, he wants him.

Riley is a shell of a man. Haunted eyes? You bet. He’s been in a repetitive state just trying to get through each day. He puts all his efforts into his shop and doesn’t do much more. No friends, aside from Penn, no relationships, no hobbies or adventures. Riley is hurting and suffering from losing his partner, Richard, in a hit and run accident. For Riley it’s like he’s barely recovered from the traumatic event. Every year as the anniversary of the accident approaches he shuts down and can barely function. He hasn’t come to terms with his loss. It’s like it happened yesterday when in reality, it’s been ten years.

Ten years. I can’t imagine grieving for someone for so long. When there is loss we tend to move past the hurt and emptiness after a short while. A few years and we usually can move forward. Riley spiraled into a depressive state, harming himself multiple times. He managed to overcome the destructive behaviors but became a shell of who he was in the process.

Sonnie is the most supportive person. He accepts and understands the situation and just wants to be there for Riley. To be someone to take away some of his pain and the burdens he holds within. We watch strong, vocal Sonnie become a stepping stone of sorts. It almost feels like Sonnie is giving so much to Riley. Riley sets the pace of the relationship. Riley still mentions and grieves for Richard. Sonnie is stoic in his understanding. It’s sad and noble all at once.

It doesn’t take long to realize that Sonnie isn’t a doormat, he’s the epitome of strength through love. Without Sonnie, Riley wouldn’t have been awakened.  He wouldn’t have the desire to heal and move on. He wouldn’t be living again and enjoying life to its fullest. Sonnie breathes life into a lifeless soul. Because of Sonnie, Riley wants to get better and love Sonnie as he so greatly deserves.

An emotional roller-coaster, Piece by Piece is a beautiful story of survival, hope and the strength of the human spirit. How one special person can resuscitate a suffocated soul. Test after test, their love remains the only constant. We also discover that sometimes we are lucky enough to love truly and deeply twice in a lifetime.

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!!

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, my name is Teodora and I live in London with my husband and my son. I’ve been writing ever since I can remember, but it became my full time job in 2010 when I decided that everything else I’ve tried bores me to death and I have to do what I’ve always wanted to do, but never had to guts to fully embrace. I’ve been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer among other things, but as soon as the novelty of the new, exciting job wears off, I always go back to writing. Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it. It’s the only time that I’m truly at peace and the only thing I can do for more than ten minutes at a time – my son has a bigger attention span than me.When I’m procrastinating, I like to go to the gym, cook Italian meals (and eat them), read, listen to rock music, watch indie movies and True Blood re-runs. Or, in the worst case scenario, get beaten at every Nintendo Wii game by a very inventive kid. 

     

BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Dance by Teodora Kostova

Dance By Teodora Kostova Blog Tour

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Book Description:

Jared Hartley is happy. He has a starring role in a popular West End musical, great friends, adoring fans and his own flat in Central London. A relationship is not something he has ever really wanted. Making big plans for the future is not in his nature – Jared is content with his single status and enjoying all the benefits of that lifestyle.
He doesn’t even realise something is missing in his life.
Until he meets Fenix.

Fenix Bergman has a dream – to perform on Broadway. When he gets offered the lead role in Poison – a new musical based in London, he accepts, immediately recognising the huge potential of the show.

Fenix thinks he has his life completely figured out – he will move to London, help Poison become the new West End hit and bide his time until Broadway comes knocking on his door. He has never wished for anything else but proving to himself and the world that he is a performer worthy of the biggest theatre stage.
Until he meets Jared.

Jared and Fenix’s lives collide and they fill each other’s missing pieces. Neither of them expects to feel so much, so fast for the other.

Neither of them expects to need someone so badly when love hasn’t even been in their plans.

But when Fenix’s star becomes too bright for London, will the dream he’s chased all his life ruin the dream he’s holding in his hands?

Will he survive getting everything he’s ever wanted?

Will Jared?

*explicit sexual content, graphic language and adult themes. Recommended for readers 18+ only*

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Author bio:

Hi, my name is Teodora and I live in London with my husband Ted and my son Jason. I’ve been writing ever since I can remember, but it became my full time job in 2010 when I decided that everything else I’ve tried bores me to death and I have to do what I’ve always wanted to do, but never had the guts to fully embrace. I’ve been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer among another things, but as soon as the novelty of the new, exciting job wears off, I always go back to writing. Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it. It’s the only time that I’m truly at peace and the only thing I can do for more than ten minutes at a time – my son has a bigger attention span than me.

When I’m procrastinating, I like to go to the gym, cook Italian meals (and eat them), read, listen to rock music, watch indie movies and True Blood re-runs. Or, in the worst case scenario, get beaten at every Wii game by a six year old.

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Dance by Teodora Kostova

DancePublished 31 March 2014
Published by Teodora Kostova
Copy obtained from author for review.

Jared Hartley cowrote a play Of Kids and Monsters and had been performing it for a few years at a theater in West End, London. Surrounded by a great cast and good friends he enjoyed his life on and off the stage.

Fenix Bergman was the rising star of the musical Poison. The son of a renowned ballerina he knew the hard work and dedication needed to rise to the top, like his mother had. Hopeful Poison would be seen and accepted by fans and eventually move up, Fenix gave every performance his best effort. The hard work paid off and he finds Poison on the stage of a West End theater.

What neither Jared or Fenix expected was the intense attraction and connection they would feel when they met in their shared dressing room at Queen Victoria. Instantaneous lust turned into overpowering love. Within a short time they were inseparable and totally in love.

The guys enjoyed so many happy moments in their career and relationship. While Jared was content, he knew Fenix could not be contained. His star would eventually outshine the glow of Queen Victoria and move him on to bigger, more prominent ventures. Even knowing it, watching it happen didn’t make it any easier to handle. Both Jared and Fenix squash their hearts and put their jobs above love.

The black moment was so sad to endure after so much love and tenderness with Jared and Fenix. The hurt, the longing. The pure shambles these guys were in was pretty pathetic! It was impossible to pick a side because they were both so miserable and equally responsible for their current situation.

Fenix and Jared had to decide what was more important to them, continuing down the lonely road they were traveling or make a change. Their choices are not easy and come with some sacrifices. They both have to put themselves out there with the potential for more heart-break. Can they ever truly forgive, recover and move forward?

Believers in love at first sight and ‘true love will prevail’ will love Dance! A love story from start to finish.

Sometime I just enjoy a happy love story. Jared and Fenix are so intense and lustful. The air around them crackles with anticipation and ‘hot for you’ vibes. They can’t keep their hands (or lips) off each other! They make mistakes but they also grow tremendously through the pages. If you’re looking for angst and intentionally hurting each other, look elsewhere. Misguided desires, yes. Regrets, yes. Overcoming obstacles, yes. Righting wrongs, definitely. Love, absolutely!!

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!