Monday, August 12, 2013

Drumroll....

You guys hear that drumroll? Good. Because we have a cover reveal for you! 

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Let me tell you a little bit about the series and the author... let's let the anticipation build up. 


 Author Spotlight: Teodora Kostova

Meet Teodora. She currently lives in London with her husband Ted and her son Jason. She's been writing ever since she can remember, but it became her full time job in 2010 when she decided that everything else she had tried before just plain bored her to death. She decided that it was time to get some guts and embrace what she had always dreamed of doing. Teodora has 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 wore off, she would always return to writing. She describes herself as being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty and says that none of those qualities help a writer. Despite the long days sitting alone in silence fighting our twitches - she absolutely loves writing. She says "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 she's not writing, she enjoys going to the gym, cooking Italian meals (and eating them), reading (duh!), listening to rock music, watching indie movies and True Blood re-runs. Teodora also admits that she enjoys getting beaten at every Wii game ever made by a five year old.
Want to get in touch with Teodora? I can help you! 


Okay, now on to the books. 

These books are New Adult - Contemporary Romance
(17+ due to sexual situations, language and extremely hot Italian guys :P)

Teodora Wrote In a Heartbeat (Heartbeat No. 1) and released it this past March. You can find the joint review that Kam and I put together HERE. Here's some other helpful info on In A Heartbeat

Synopsis: 
Stella

“I’ve been in and out of hospitals for the past ten months. I’ve had half my liver removed and even though this time the doctors are very optimistic that they’ve removed all of the tumours, they can’t be sure. In another three months they want me here again for a check up. Right now I feel better than I’ve ever felt. I know the damn thing is gone, at least for the moment. Despite that, I can’t make any plans for the future, not yet. I need to go somewhere where nobody knows me, where I can relax and maybe even forget about all this. Where I can meet people who don’t think of me as the girl who lost her father and her brother in a car accident, and who has cancer. I want to have fun, even if it’s for a couple of months.”

When Stella decides to visit her estranged cousin Lisa in Genoa, she has no idea Italy will give her a new reason to live.

Max

“Her gaze locked on a scene so beautiful, the picturesque beach paled in comparison. A lifeguard emerged from the water, his orange trunks stuck to his legs and water dripping all over him. He shook his head to get rid of some of the water in his hair and Stella felt as if everything started developing in slow motion – tiny drops of water slid from his neck down his broad chest and muscular arms, along a weaving tattoo on his right shoulder, and continued downwards towards his chest and washboard stomach, finally getting lost in the waistband of his trunks. A part of another tattoo peeked over his trunks on his left hip, the other part hidden under them. It was a total Baywatch moment.”

Their love is epic. But there are too many things keeping them apart.

“How could you keep this from me, Lisa? If you had told me the first day I met him, I would have avoided him like the plague. Nothing would have happened between us.”
“I kept your secrets, too, Stella.”

Are Max and Stella strong enough to fight not only for their love, but for their lives?



The much anticipated second book - Then, Now, Forever (Heartbeat No. 2) is set to release this September, and although this book is the second in the series - these books can be read as stand alone novels as well. That being said, I would highly recommend that you pick up In A Heartbeat and read it beforehand. It was good, and you'll thank me for it! 

So who's ready for the cover?
 .... are you sure? 
... okay. I guess. 
 
Full Jacket for Then, Now, Forever (Heartbeat No. 2) 
You meet the characters - Gia and Beppe- in this book when you read In A Heartbeat, (but I stress - you don't have to read it first.) 

Synopsis:
Then
 Gia had let Beppe into her life so easily, as if it was the most natural thing in the world. She’d held him when he’d hurt so badly he’d thought he might die; she’d talked him down when he’d been so angry he’d considered doing something he’d regret for the rest of his life.
 Gia had saved his life.
At least once he needed to be strong for her.
This right now, this moment, was theirs. It belonged to them, not to abusive or dead fathers, not to guilt, regret or sorrow, not to the past of the future.
But will their love survive when tragedy separates them?
“I have to go, Gia. I’m tired and I feel empty. I know you need me, but I have nothing left to give you. I need to heal.”
“I miss you so much it’s hard to breathe.”
Now
Beppe was still Gia’s closest friend. But they’d never be anything more than that again. Remembering what it felt like to have the person you love most in the world be torn away from you still hurt. Gia was determined never to be put into that position again.
There was never lack of love, but can Beppe win Gia’s trust again?

Forever
“When I was broken you gave me pieces of yourself and made me whole again.”

Why don't you just go ahead and add the book to your to-read list on goodreads so you don't forget to check it out!  





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