Thursday, April 30, 2015

Blog Tour: Piece by Piece by Teodora Kostova #Giveaway

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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I actually read Piece by Piece before I read Dance or Mask. Told it was a stand alone and I can tell you 100% it is. I read Dance and Mask after Piece by Piece because I was so enthralled with this world Teodora created. Sonnie was breathtaking and by far a favorite character for me. His love was boundless and his patience with Riley? WOW! Just stunning to watch. I don't know I'd have that much of myself to give. Riley broke my heart. I wanted to shake him a million times but the ache is forever present. It's true what they say; only the power of love can lift you up from the darkness. This story, Sonny's and Riley's proves that wholeheartedly. Teodora has written an elegant and emotional story... not to mention hot! Always with the hotness. Yes, you can read this alone but I HIGHLY recommend you get this, Dance and Mask as well!

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. 


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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Promo Post: Moment in Time Series by Karen Stivali #Giveaway

The third instalment of Karen Stivali’s Moments in Time series will be LIVE from May 6th 2015. These novellas are a continuation of the romance between Collin and Tanner and cannot be read as stand-alones so have you met the two young men yet?


Title: Moment of Impact
Author: Karen Stivali
Series: Moments in Time #1
Release Date: January 7th 2015
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary romance, Gay romance, M/M

Outside Collin Fitzpatrick’s dorm room is a dangerous place. Beyond his door the students of his small, conservative college think he’s straight, as does his Catholic family who’d disown him if they learned the truth. Inside, he’s safe with his incredibly sexy roommate Tanner D’Amico. Their room makes a perfect place to hide away and fall in love. The moment they cross the line from roommates to lovers, Collin becomes caught between their heavenly passionate encounters and the hellish reality that someone might find out and destroy everything. Tanner’s not used to being so confined, and wants to show the world how much he loves Collin. But Collin’s not sure he’s ready for the impact stepping outside will make.

Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Dreamspinner | Are


Title: Moment of Impact
Author: Karen Stivali
Series: Moments in Time #2
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance

Collin expected to spend another summer fixing cars and working at the college pizzeria. Instead, he’s living in a beach house on Fire Island, waiting tables at a hip seaside restaurant and, for the first time since he and Tanner got together, they can publicly be known as boyfriends. Being “out” takes some getting used to, but with the help of new and old friends, Collin is happier than he ever imagined. And more in love. But newfound freedom brings unexpected challenges, and when friends get flirty, old insecurities arise. Moments of doubt and jealousy threaten their happiness, and Collin and Tanner must confront the truth or risk losing it all.

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Title: Moments of Clarity
Author: Karen Stivali
Series: Moments in Time #3
Release Date: May 6th 2015
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Spending the summer together on Fire Island brought Collin and Tanner closer than ever, but back in their conservative college town, challenges confront them at every turn.
As they search for their new normal in their old environment, Collin’s brother Sean surprises them with help when they need it most. But when word about their relationship gets out, trouble erupts with friends and family. When Collin’s relationship with Tanner becomes an issue in his brother’s custody battle, and Tanner struggles with his feelings for a heartbroken Wendy, Collin wonders if everyone he cares about would be better off without him in the picture. In order to save them both, Tanner must make it clear to Collin that their love for each other is all that matters.

Pre-Order: Dreamspinner Press

On May 6th Karen Stivali also releases the Moments in Time series as a paperback bundle

GIVEAWAY: 3 readers will be gifted a copy of Moment of Impact.

Please mention that there will be a Q&A hosted by Karen on May 5th . . one hour about Book 1 and the next about book 2 . . .held on her Facebook Street Team page . . . Street Team Link


About the Author

Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies, and fictional British men. She’s also the multiple award-winning author of contemporary and erotic romances. Her lifelong fascination with people has led her to careers ranging from hand-drawn animator, to party planner, to marriage and family counselor, but writing has always been her passion. Karen enjoys nothing more than following her characters on their journey toward love. Whether the couples are m/f or m/m, it’s guaranteed that Karen’s novels are filled with food, friendship, love, and smoking hot sex—all the best things in life.
When Karen isn’t writing (and often when she is), she can be found on Twitter attempting witty banter and detailing the antics of her fruit-loving cat, BadKitteh. She loves to hear from readers.