pages (don't edit or move)

navbar home aboutme review policy reviews

Saturday, April 20, 2013

In A Heartbeat Blog Tour!

“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.
“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?

Top Ten things to do on a date...

According to Stella and Max from “In a Heartbeat”

Stella: “I can tell you’re going to say sex just by your annoying smirk.”

Max: “Sex.”

Stella: “Now that we got that out of the way, stop grinning like a horny teenager and let’s say something constructive.”

Max: “Do we need anything else? I think that pretty much covers it.”

Stella: “It says Top Ten things. We have to come up with nine more.”

Max: “Well, if you’re on a date with me, there won’t be much time left for anything else, let alone nine more things.”

Stella: “Then, let’s just imagine I’m not on a date with you. Hm, what would I want to do?”

Max: “Hey! Stop imagining dating someone else.”

Stella: “Come up with better ideas then.”

Max: “You did that on purpose, didn’t you?”

Stella: “Oh yeah.”

Max: “OK, fair enough. Let me paint you a little picture then. Saturday morning. I’ll come and pick you up early so that we have the whole day to ourselves. You’ll be grumpy and sleepy, but I’ll bring you coffee and you’ll smile that lazy, morning smile of yours. We’ll go on my boat and sail to Bocadesse – there’s this small, secluded beach that not many people know about, hidden between huge rocks. We’ll spend the day there, swimming and lying around. Of course, if we feel like it we can get the sex part of the date out of the way right then and there. Later, we’ll have lunch – I’d have prepared something special and packed it. We’ll watch the sunset and I’ll wrap you in my arms because you’ll get cold. We can sleep on the boat and do all that again the next day.”

Stella: “I like it. Can we do that this weekend?”

Max: “Si, tesoro, we can do that every weekend if you want.”

Stella: “You know, I was thinking, I love the sun and the beach and the hot weather, but sometimes I wish we could go somewhere cold and snowy. Coop in a little cabin in the middle of nowhere. Play with the snow during the day and cuddle in front of the fireplace during the evenings. No TV, no phone signal, no people around – just you and me. What are you doing with your phone?”

Max: “I’m checking online where it’s cold and snowy at the moment.”

Stella: “So you like my idea?”

Max: “Can we go now, babe? I want you in that cabin by this time tomorrow.”

Stella: “Max, we’re not finished. Let’s think of some other fun stuff to do on a date.”

Max: “Sky diving, bungee jumping, horseback riding, swimming with sharks, rock concert, paintballing. Let’s go. I’ve booked a cabin.”

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 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 Wii game by a five year old.


Buy Links

Tour Schedule:

Date                            Blog URL
April 10            

April 10            

April 11            

April 12            

April 13              

April 14            

April 15            

April 16            

April 17            

April 18            

April 19            

April 20            

April 21              

April 21            

April 22            

April 23            

April 24           

April 25            

April 26            

April 26            
April 27            

April 28            

April 29            

April 30            

No comments:

Post a Comment