Saturday, January 24, 2015

Book Tour: The One Thing by Briana Gaitan (Review+ Giveaway+ Interview+ Teaser Images)

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Title:  The One Thing
Series: Hollywood Timelines Book Two
Author:  Briana Gaitan
Genre:   Contemporary Romance
Release Day:  January 16th 2015
When everything falls apart, he's the one thing that holds me together.

Ginger Teague may seem like your typical Hollywood actress with the famous boyfriend, designer clothes, money, and hit TV show, but constantly being in the public eye has its downside.
People seem more interested in her chaotic relationship with her on again/ off again boyfriend than her acting career,and Ginger isn't dealing with her new found fame in a way she always envisioned. She masks her unhappiness with too many parties and an unhealthy habit of binge drinking. As much as she wants love, men find her as a pretty amusement, not the type of girl you take home to mom and dad.
When she meets Caspian Norwood, they quickly begin a regimen of flirty emails.
He's a struggling musician that doesn't quite fit her idea of the perfect boyfriend.
He's older, mysterious, cultured, knows exactly what to say and do in all the right situations, and Ginger can't help falling for him. But the world is against them, pushing them apart, and it's beginning to feel as if they're only meant to be friends.
The One Thing is a standalone novel and book two in the Hollywood Timelines series. You met Ginger in The Last Thing, now hear her love story.

(Intended for ages 18 and up)
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About the Author

Briana Gaitan grew up in the South, but calls herself a geek at heart. She is a blogger,author,and fangirl who loves Star Wars, Star Trek, and Jewelry (bet you never thought you'd hear those three things in a sentence together) For fun, she loves watching any show on the SyFy channel, relaxing with her family, reading, and listening to indie music (sometimes all at the same time). Briana loves to write stories where there are no limits to the imagination. She is also the co-author of the fantasy Ethereal Underground series.

Don't miss the other books in the Hollywood Timelines series

The Last Thing:


~Thanks to the author for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review~

Brilliant. What an exciting book. Ginger deserved her happy ending. The One Thing, told from Ginger and Caspian's view (later in the book) was about Ginger's hard life. Ginger's POV was interesting. Caspian's POV was amazing. I actually didn't really mind that Quinn and Chase from The last Thing were in the background- The One Thing was an interesting and sustaining read, and I certainly didn't get bored of reading it at all. Hollywood is such an interesting topic, and Briana Gaitan tells it all fabulously. I'm certain the next book will be great! Amazing, just fantastic.

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Excerpt #3 “A time to mourn and a time to dance”
“I’m glad you can finally see what I do. You’re worth so much more. Stop selling yourself short. One day you’ll get the family you always deserved.”
He’s right. One day I’ll have everything I ever dreamed of. Everything is too serious right now. I can’t handle it. In the distance, I hear something that sounds like a lullaby from a music box.
“Do you hear that?” I grab his hand and pull him from the bench.
“No, what?”
“I hear music.”
He gives me this odd look, one that says he’s not in the mood to trample all over the park.
We keep walking until we reach a large crowd huddled around a group of people dancing.
“It’s one of those flash dance mob thingys!” I exclaim. There’s about a dozen of them moving to the beat. We watch until it ends, when everyone begins freestyling to the music.
“Come on.” I pull Caspian in with the crowd.
He shakes his head. “I don’t dance.”
“I love it! You made me eat fast food, now I’m making you dance with me.”
I close my eyes, spin around a few times, and let my body take control. Some random guy tries to dance with me, but I ignore him and dance instead  in a circle around Caspian. My eyes fly open when Caspian grabs me by the waist and pulls me in for a more romantic slow dance. His feet move perfectly with the waltz and our bodies move together fluidly.
“I thought you didn’t know how to dance.”
He throws his head back with laughter. “I only said I don’t dance. I know how to dance.”
I rest my head on his shoulder and relax in his arms. This is how it’s supposed to feel, I think. We stay like this for a long time, just living this moment.
“Can I ask you something?”
I feel him nod against my face.
I need to ask him about where we stand before I lose my nerve. “What happens to us tomorrow?”
“I go back on tour, and you go back home. We can still email. Maybe catch up in LA soon.”
Emailing will be so bland compared to this right here, right now. “I go back to work in a few weeks. That means fourteen hour days and very little time to email.”
“Are you worried we’ll lose touch?”

Guest Post

  • Ginger’s name came from a bratz doll that my daughter was playing with I was writing.
  • Caspian’s character is hugely influenced by a crush of mine, but I won’t tell you who.
  • The very first scene I wrote was the meeting between Ginger and Caspian in Nashville, and it was inspired by my own lost adventure in Music City.
  • The Norwood brothers are all named after characters in different C.S Lewis novels. Caspian, Peter, Edmund, and Tirian.
  • Ginger cracks me up sometimes, and she reminds me of Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls.
  • I have three kids, a cat named Starbuck, and a Royal Python named Bert “Voldemort” Reynolds.
  • My mom and I were pregnant twice together.
  • I also write for It’s pretty fun because I can write about anything I want that’s not book related, plus go to awesome comic conventions and call it work.
  • I’m a  typical southern gal, but have also lived in California.
  • My son and I wrote a children’s book together. He created the story, and I was the first line editor. It was a major bonding experience.
  • There was never supposed to be a series, but as I wrote, the characters came to life and begged for more.
  • Just about all the characters are named after real friends, family, and acquaintances.
  • I did a lot of research for the books. Including watching  celebrity reality TV, obsessing over tabloids, and Internet stalking. Kinda fun, but consuming.
  • The Last Thing is meant to be more of a fairytale romance, while The One Thing is meant to be more realistic.
  • I’m not sure if I will write anymore full-length books in the series, but have plans for short stories and novella. Up next will be Aly and Booker’s story.
    The One Thing Playlist
    Ginger’s songs

    Someday You will be Loved by Death Cab for Cutie
    Circles by States
    Hope You Stay Gone by States
    Such Great Heights by The Postal Service
    Girls Like You by The Naked and Famous
    Punchline by The Cinema
    Please by Staind
    Oblivion by Bastille
    Reverse by Somekindawonderful
    Now The One You Once Loved Is Leaving by Lydia
    Stay Awake by Lydia
    Once Upon Another Time by Sarah Bareilles
    Bright lights and Cityscapes by Sarah Bareilles

    Caspian’s songs

    A Lack of Color by Death Cab for Cutie
    Hands Down by Dashboard Confessional
    Crooked Teeth by Death Cab for Cutie
    Holidays by Lydia
    Knee Deep by Lydia
    The Man Who Can’t be Moved by The Script
    Ghost by The Cinema
    Call it in the Air by The Cinema
    Brothers on a Hotel Bed by Death Cab for CutieBrighter Lights by States
    Character Interview
    Today's interview is with the cast of Timelines. Timelines is the fictional soap opera in my newest New Adult Romance series. Each book will revolve around the personal love lives of the different actors and follow them as they learn all about love,life, and surviving in Hollywood. The first book in the series is out and The One Thing releases Jan 16th.

    (New reporter sits in the room with three hunky actors and a cute redheaded girl. They are all giggling and talking among themselves before the interview)

    Reporter: I am so excited to sit down with the wonderful cast of Timelines. I can't say that I have had the pleasure of interviewing any of you guys yet. Why don't we start with a little 'getting to know you' Ginger you start. I want names, fun tidbit, and something about your acting career.

    Ginger:  Morning! I am Ginger Teague. Timelines is my breakout role. I've only done a few low-budget commercials before this. Let's see..... I grew up in Tennessee, you can't tell because I spent a year getting rid of that horrible accent!

    Chase: What's up. I'm Chase Crowley. I just joined the Timelines cast not to long ago, but I have been in show business since I was a kid. What can i say? I like to have fun with the ladies.

    Barrett: I'm Barrett, I've been on Timelines since I was a teenager. I love to surf, almost went pro, but acting is in my blood. Both of my parent's are Hollywood stars. I just hope to be as successful as they are. 

    Tucker: I'm Tucker. I have only been on the show for a little while.

    Barrett: He's the baby.

    Tucker: Yes, I'm the baby (Tucker rolls his eyes) I am only eighteen.

    Reporter: Who's the oldest then?

    (They all look at each other)
    Chase: I think it's me. I'm 23.

    Ginger: You think?(She looks astonished. The room is quiet for a moment)

    Chase: We're guys ( He shrugs) it never came up. We don't sit around and talk about how old we are.

    Barrett: Hell yeah. We drink and pick up girls!

    Ginger: You boys amaze me. (She shakes her head)

    Barrett: Naw, I'm 25. I'm the oldest.

    Chase:  Really? You have such a baby face (He reaches out to grab Barrett by the cheeks)

    Barrett: (He scoots back and laughs) Hands off, Chase.

    Reporter: Barrett is the oldest. Tell me, Tucker, do these guys teach you anything good?

    Tucker: Sure. Chase shows me all of the best spots to party at. He knows how to have a good time. Barrett knows everything about acting. He's a pro. 

    Reporter: Ginger, is it easy to act on a show with your boyfriend?

    Ginger: ( She smiles at Barrett) Totally, but we have a very professional relationship on set. It's like we aren't even dating when we are on screen.

    Reporter: Any special ladies in your lives (Looks at Chase and Tucker)

    Chase: I'm just having fun.

    Tucker: I wish. I don't have time for girls right now.

    Reporter: That's understandable. I bet it's hard to find someone who isn't starstruck. (leans in and smiles)

    Chase: Certainly, It can get old.

    Tucker: I like it. Makes them want you more.

    Reporter: Any upcoming projects besides Timelines?

    Barrett: I'm actually doing some stage work right now at a few theaters. It's pretty unusual to act in front of an audience

    Ginger: I'm looking into a few movie roles, still trying to find the perfect role ( she looks uncomfortable)

    Chase: I've been cast in a few movies that I'm really excited about. We started filming the other month.

    Tucker: I have a few ad campaigns that I do on the side. 

    Barrett: Yes, our baby and his model good looks.

    Tucker: Shut-up! (he rolls his eyes)

    Reporter: Any holiday plans?

    Chase: Nope. I may spend some time in Florida with my mom.

    (The others pretty much agree with seeing family)
    Report: So tell me all about your characters on the show....

    Interview continues on....

    Thanks for joining in on my character interview. Learn all about Chase and Quinn in The Last Thing.
    Dream Cast Photo*
  • 1. What is your favourite book and why?
    I have so many, but if I have to narrow it down it would be the Harry Potter books. I've been reading them since I was 12, so they feel nostalgic to me.
    2. One thing you have learned in your writing. 
    When I published my first book, I had no idea what an info dump was. It was so long and horrible. One day, that book will get a good proper edit when I have time. ;)
    3. What is your favourite genre?
    I love Romance. New adult, Contemporary, Science Fiction. Doesn't matter as long as the love story is to die for.  
    4. 3 things your readers don't know about you
     * I'm a first generation Asian American.
    * I am the biggest Geek. Xbox, comics, RPG. I do it all.
    * I also write for a website called too.
    5. Who is your favourite hollywood timelines character?
     It has to be Caspian because he is based on a real person (shhh!) The real guy is laced in there so much with that sexy bad boy softie heart who has silly quirks and shy habits.

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