We are delighted to have Teodora Kosotva with us today on her blog tour stop celebrating the release of her audiobook Snowed In. Teodora talks to us about how the idea for the book was born and the inspiration behind it. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway, lots of prizes to be won!
Teodora on Snowed In
Snowed In was born one late Saturday night when I was chatting with a couple of friends online. We were talking about books and one thing led to another, and soon we were discussing the most perfect sex scenes we’d ever read, and sharing what pushes our buttons when reading a love scene. Just then, I was browsing through Facebook and a post popped up on my feed about a pre-made Christmas cover for sale from Jay Aheer. It was love at first sight! I immediately messaged her to ask if the cover is still available and did a little happy dance when she said it was.
However, as pretty as the cover was, I didn’t actually have a Christmas book to use it on. And, to make things worse, it was the second week of November. I couldn’t outline, write, revise, send to editor, beta readers and proofreaders before December. Could I?
My friends said I could. So I believed them. After a bit of brainstorming with them, a couple of glasses of wine, and a lot of sex scene suggestions, I had the story outlined. It flowed so easily as if I’d had it stored somewhere and was simply dusting if off. Nate and Quinn became so real to me in such a short time. I couldn't wait to sit down and write everything that was already buzzing in my head.
So, I did. I had the first draft in a week, and the book was revised, edited and proofread a week before December.
It was an exhilarating experience, mostly because before Snowed In I hadn't written a word for months. I was wallowing in self pity and writer’s block, and honestly thought I’d never write again.
I didn't expect anything from Snowed In. I didn't care if it’d sell, if blogs would want to review it, if it’d be popular with the readers. That book had given me my writing spark back and I loved it all the more for it.
As it turned out, it was really popular. It broke the top 100 of the entire Kindle store. To this day I keep getting messages about it from people who loved it and I couldn't be happier.
I spent months looking for the perfect narrator for the audio book and had nearly given up when I received the audition from Dan Rider. Just like with the cover, it was love at first sound. He’s absolutely brilliant and the audio book turned out even better than I imagined.
I hope everyone else loves it, too! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone!
Snowed In by Teodora Kostova
Author: Teodora Kostova
Narrator: Dan Rider
Release: 14th November 2016
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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…
©2015 Teodora Kostova (P)2016 Teodora Kostova
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Nate could hear the cruelty in his tone but he didn't care. He’d never been this angry in his life, and if Quinn wasn’t here to face the mess he’d caused, Nate was going to use the next best thing – the traitor who’d chosen him over his own brother.
“I didn’t know any of that,” Brandon said, his eyes softening. He reached for Nate, but Nate whipped his hand away, taking a step back.
“Don’t fucking touch me!”
Angry tears prickled behind his eyes, making him feel humiliated even more. Spinning around on his heel, he ignored Brandon's voice calling him back and stomped into to his room, slamming the door.
He didn’t make it to the bed. The anger, grief, and loss he’d felt overwhelmed him and Nate slumped to the floor, a ragged sob tearing out of his throat.
I hope one day you can forgive me...
Not a chance in fucking hell.
Meet Teodora Kostova
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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Teodora will be giving away 3 x Snowed In audiobooks, 3 x Snowed In ebooks, 1 SIGNED Snowed In paperback (International) and a $5 Amazon giftcard!!! Just enter the Rafflecopter draw below. Good Luck!
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