Thursday, December 8, 2016

Audiobook Tour ~ Snowed In by Teodora Kostova ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Audiobook Tour  ~ Snowed In by Teodora Kostova ~ (Review, Excerpt, Book Trailer + Giveaway)

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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

Book Trailer: Youtube

EXCERPT

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.


*Audible code provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author for my listening pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Snowed In by Teodora Kostova is a short, standalone novella. Nate has had a crush on Quinn since he was 15 years old. Quinn is his brother's best friend and was always around and was very affectionate with Nate. Quinn went away to college and he's coming back for the holidays and going with Nate's family to their cabin. Nate decides he's going to man up and tell Quinn how he feels while they're at the cabin. Nate tells Quinn that he loves him and Quinn feels the same. Nate and Quinn spend the night in bed together, only for Nate to wake up and find out that Quinn has completely disappeared from his life, ignoring his texts and calls and is gone for two years.

Nate's brother has planned one last weekend together before his new baby comes and Quinn shows up to join the getaway. Only Nate isn't the same as he was two years ago and Quinn faces a challenge of convincing Nate to give him another chance.

The story is narrated by Dan Rider and he did a good job with bringing the characters to life. He was well paced and flowed naturally throughout the storytelling.

I was disappointed in the excuse given by Quinn for staying away two years and felt that didn't justify the total silence on his end. And I think Nate gave in too quickly to forgive Quinn for this. Other than that, this was a good story of young love between friends.

Overall: 4 Stars
Performance: 4 Stars
Story: 4 Stars


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**GIVEAWAY: for a chance to win 3 x Snowed In audiobooks, 3 x Snowed In ebooks, 1 SIGNED Snowed In paperback (International) and a $5 Amazon giftcard!!! 

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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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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being part of the tour and your review xx

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