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BLOG TOUR, EXCERPT AND GIVEAWAY! Snowed In by Teodora Kostova

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Title: Snowed In
Author: Teodora Kostova
Release Date: November 14th 2016
Genre: Audiobook, Contemporary MM Romance

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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…

Buy Links: Audible | Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Book Trailer: Youtube

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT

 

“NATE,” Quinn whispered, shaking Nate’s shoulder “Wake up. Nate!”

Nate startled, opening his eyes sharply, trying to focus them on something. “What?” He said groggily, rubbing a hand over his face.

“We need to go.” Quinn moved to switch the light on, momentarily blinding them both.

“What? Why?” He squinted, sitting up on the bed, the duvet falling off his body to reveal his naked chest. Quinn’s eyes slid down Nate’s body, then back to his face. His hair was out of control, sticking in every which way, and Quinn couldn’t help but find it sexy.

Then again, he found everything about Nate sexy.

“Quinn!” Nate said, his eyes wide with disbelief. “What the fuck is going on? Why did you wake me in the middle of the night and now you’re spacing out on me?”

“Sorry.” Quinn shook his head, trying to get his thoughts back on track. “Brandon texted me just now saying they said on the news there’s a storm headed our way. We need to leave right now before it hits Interstate 15 or we’re fucked.”

“Shit,” Nate grumbled, getting out of bed. He headed for the bathroom, closing the door behind him, and Quinn heard the shower start a moment later.

By the time they both showered, dressed, and packed their bags, it was 6 AM. They grabbed breakfast and coffee in the hotel, and were on the road by six thirty. Warnings about the snow storm sounded from all radio stations in the car, and Quinn hoped they’d manage to outrun the worst of it and make it home today.

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About the Author

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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 a few years ago 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 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.

Don’t be shy and get in touch – I love connecting with my readers.

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Dance by Teodora Kostova

A couple of weeks ago I posted an excerpt from Dance by Teodora Kostova. Click here to see the original post where you can also find details of the Playlist provide by the author and a link to a Giveaway.

I finally got around to reading the book today. I really enjoyed this story, so much so that I read it in a single sitting. What a lovely way to start my weekend – curled up in bed with a good book. I only meant to read a chapter or two while I had my coffee but…..

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

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?

So what did I think?

Set against the backdrop of the theatre, Dance brings together Fenix, a rising star who dreams of Broadway, and Jared, who is living his dream on the stage in London.

This is a story of a grand romance, the type of love that, when it hits, it hits hard and fast. It’s love at first sight and within days of meeting, Fenix and Jared are in love and inseparable.

“Come home with me,” he said quietly. Fenix hesitated. “Please. I…” he pulled back to look in his eyes. “I want to make love to you in a bed. Not that this wasn’t great, but fast and hard in a club’s toilet is not my idea of romance.”
“I wasn’t aware we were looking for romance,” Fenix replied, his voice teasing.
“Well, now that you are aware, will you come home with me?”

I loved the openness and honesty, the lack of trying to hide feelings, instead grabbing the opportunity for love with both hands and not wasting a minute of being happy – such a great motto for life! And when Jared and Fen are together, it is magic.

There is a lot of sex in the story. These are men with strong feelings who aren’t shy of being emotional but this doesn’t mean it is all gentle loving. Jared and Fen are passionate and their coupling is frequent – at times making love but at others it’s oh, so very hard and dirty!

It’s not all roses for Jared and Fenix and the book has its period of heartache as they make stupid decisions. Their world moves from perfect happiness to one filled with darkness and sorrow. I like how the author managed the choices made by these men and how the same idea of grabbing what life gives you with both hands brings them back together.

The story finishes with a lovely happy ending.

A copy of this book was provided by the author in return for my honest review.

For more information about Teodora and her books visit her website.

Buy Dance from Amazon.

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Blog Tour + Giveaway: Dance by Teodora Kostova


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?
The idea for Dance was born in a single day when a lot of things happened almost at once – I
went to a West End musical, saw the cover photo and listened to Fall Out Boy’s ‘Save Rock
and Roll’ album for the first time. That album is the biggest musical inspiration for the book.
I listened to it the whole time while writing and imagined ‘Poison’ as a Fall Out Boy inspired
musical.

‘The Phoenix’ is Fenix’s song. It fits him so well! That last scene in the musical, the one
from the cover shot, I imagined it with ‘My songs know what you did in the dark’ playing in
the background. And there were a few days when I couldn’t listen to ‘Just One Yesterday’
without imagining Jared heartbroken and alone.

Shortly after I finished writing Dance, I went to see Fall Out Boy live and it was such an
amazing experience. I felt their songs were already such a huge part of me, of my characters,
of the story, that it felt different than every other live show I’ve seen.

I also listened to Fall Out Boy’s ‘Infinity On High’ a lot. I rediscovered that album while
writing Dance. I hadn’t listened to it in ages and I remembered how much I used to love it. It
was like rereading my favourite book and discovering some things I’ve missed the first time
around.

I did listen to other music besides Fall Out Boy while writing. I have a new band crush, and
lead singer crush, in the face of New Politics and their lead singer David Boyd. They are
awesome! And David… God, the man is wild! They were supporting Fall Out Boy on their
tour and I saw them live, too, and let me tell you – I’d pay just to see them next time! They
sound incredible and David is a natural entertainer.

For the quieter moments in the book, I felt like I needed calmer music, which is not usually
my style. I listened to a lot of Lorde, Ed Sheeran and Imagine Dragons, as well as BBC Radio
One Live Lounge albums.

Here’s the full playlist for Dance.

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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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