Hi, my name is Teodora and I was born in 1981 in Sofia, Bulgaria. I've been living in London for the past 10 years with my husband Ted and my son Jason.
I love writing for young adults - it's very challenging because teenagers can be a very tough, demanding and intelligent audience. I never run away from a challenge, though. High expectations make me step up my game and never get bored. And boy, do I get bored easily! My son has a bigger attention span than me. That's why I've been changing jobs constantly over the past few years - I've been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer among other things. However, when the novelty of the new, exciting job wears off, I always go back to writing.
When I'm procrastinating, I love going to the cinema, run in the park, cook Italian meals or get beaten at every Wii game by a 5 year-old.
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...
*Stand alone novella, not connected to any series
**Suitable for audiences of 18+ due to mature content, sexual situations and strong language.
"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 or 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.”
"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 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?
“When I was broken you gave me pieces of yourself and made me whole again.”
Recommended for mature readers 17+ due to language, sexual situations, violet and graphic scenes.
THEN, NOW, FOREVER is the second book in the Heartbeat series but can be read as a stand alone novel. It's the complete story of Beppe and Gia who were first introduced in IN A HEARTBEAT (Heartbeat #1).
WORD COUNT: 95 000
EDITOR: Veronica Leigh Bates
COVER ARTIST: Cover It Designs
"Then, Now, Forever is a heartbreaking story of two broken people who in each other find their forever. I love Beppe so much. Every scene with him just completely tugs at my heart and I think its because now we know his back-story. We know every single horrible thing he has had to go through in his life and my heart just wants to grab onto him and make him see how amazing and wonderful he turned out in spite of it. And then there's Gia. Gia is amazing and strong and inspiring. I loved her even more in this book because we got to see what she went through as well and see how amazing she was for Beppe. They were definitely made for each other. Their love is so pure and real and raw and scary that half the time they run from it. Which is infuriating at times, but oh so wonderful when they do give in. They make it through everything life throws at them and come out better and stronger than ever. Their love story is a wild ride, but oh so worth it in the end. It is passionate and real and completely captivating. Teodora leaves nothing out and so in the end when you close the book you feel complete in knowing what life held for the characters you became so invested in, which is something I completely love her for.
Then, Now, Forever is such a wonderful and touching novel. It is a story of friendship and love and loss and grief and hope and determination. It is a beautiful story of two people so meant to be that no matter what life throws at them they come out the other end stronger and even more in love." ~ Kelle Fabre
"In this story we find out that Beppe's life is tough. I can't believe what the poor man had to go through right up until the last few chapters. Your heart bleeds for him. Throughout the story you see the struggles that this couple go through in order to be with each other. It's not a happy romance from the start there is pain and struggle but that's what makes you fall in love with the characters even more." ~ Charmaine Butler
“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?
The Gods are ruthless, selfish, vain and self-absorbed. Their life is one constant, lavish party and they can't function without drama all around them, all the time.
Now, Ava and Blake have been thrown into their world.
The only thing the Gods respect is their Fate. Zeus is convinced that Ava is meant to be his bride and will stop at nothing to fulfill his Fate. Even if it means destroying his own son and angering half his Kingdom along the way.
Can Ava and Blake's love survive, if everything and everyone is trying to tear them apart?
The Gods are trying to kill her.
The Gods are trying to protect her.
The Gods will fall at her feet.
When Ava - a 18-year-old student from a wealthy family - meets Blake, she is stunned by his extraordinary beautiful appearance and unexpected rudeness. Little did she know, that he is Ares – the God of War himself, sent down to Earth to kill her. Something else she doesn’t know – he’s human and he has no intention of fulfilling his mission.