Saturday, 23 August 2014


Bash by Briana Gaitan

My name is Bash
You may look at me and think my life is perfect.
It is anything but.
I’m not like normal people. 
Happiness doesn’t come easy for me.
I wake up hoping that each day is my last.

*Warning: This is a short story to the novel The Last Thing. Though Bash can be read as a stand alone, you will enjoy it better AFTER you read The Last Thing.*


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It was nice to have Bash's story in print.

I finally got to understand why he did what he did. The pressures that he was under and that he felt that he had only one way out of it.

It's nice to see a book that deals with real life issues such as depression and suicide.

This book definitely makes you think.

Thank you Briana for bringing us Bash's story.

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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 the co-author of the fantasy Ethereal Underground series and author of The Last Thing (the first in the Hollywood Timelines Series)


Crossroads book blitz 

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Book Title: Crossroads (The Crossroads Saga) 
Author: Mary Ting 
Genre: Young Adult 
Release Date: July 2011 


Protecting her from the fallen was his duty. Falling in love was never part of his plan. Loving her was forbidden. Being with her was all that mattered, even if it meant he would be exiled for all eternity. Claudia Emerson's life is about to change when her good friend, who coincidentally shares the same first and last name, dies in a tragic accident. Distraught at the loss of her friend, Claudia's dreams become tumultuous, and through them she mysteriously travels to another world called Crossroads. There, she unexpectedly meets Michael, a nephilim--half angel, half human. Now that she's been there, fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special, and it is up to Michael and the other nephilim to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most. 

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Meet the Author 

International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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The Husband Hazard by Vivien Paige


Olivia Adams has her life plan all figured out. One, answer a call-out for a bride from a billionaire. Two, dazzle the billionaire into proposing to her.Three, put the smile back on her mother’s face when she takes her place as the gold-tipped social butterfly she once was eight years ago.


Except for one infuriating, delectable, six-foot-three glitch.

For as long as he can remember, Matthew Kane has planned to take down his father. If he annoys his half-brother in the process by amusing himself with the girl he wants to marry—bonus. However, the madder the sweet little gold-digger gets at him for interfering with her scheme to snatch the billionaire, the more he wants her.



“Well, well, well,” Matthew Kane murmured to himself. So, this was the lucky Olivia Kelly Adams in the flesh, the soon-to-be bride of Victor Meyer, prodigy son of none other than software giant Horace Meyer himself.

Since Matthew had taken a personal interest—although to an outsider it probably looked more like an obsession—in the Meyers’ lives the last fifteen years or so, Victor’s attempt at marriage hadn’t fazed Matthew much. He smirked at the numerous reports about Victor Meyer, landing on his desk. The dreamy bachelor—some starry-eyed daytime talk-show host’s words, not his—had put out an international call for a bride. Thehandsome twenty-seven-year-old—again, not his words—thought he’d reached the point in his life where he wanted to settle down. Produce heirs to one day take over MeyerTech, the mammoth computer company he ran alongside his father.

So, the crème-de-la-crème with their daughters had attended a fancy lunch hosted by Victor’s mother where he had his choice of beautiful women. Matthew had remained unconcerned throughout it all until he glimpsed a photograph of what could be Victor’s future wife. Then he couldn’t helphimself, he needed to see her for himself. That she’d be catching a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg suited him fine because, suddenly, so would he. Sitting next to her had cost him nothing but a small bribe—his phone number.

The scent of her skin, a mingling of baby powder blended with rose-scented soap, lingered on his hands. He couldn’t stop from messing around with the gorgeous gold digger hoping to plant her nails into the good old fortune of the Meyers, no less. She intrigued him.

Tilting his head to the side, he peered at her sitting rock-rigid beside him, still amused at how she’d flown out of his lap back into her seat. Her dark hair, a wild river of fragrant tresses, covered her face from his view. She hugged the voluptuous dress to her chest. He remembered what seemed to have been paw prints on her white shirt.

He grinned when he thought how stunned she’d been to find herself in his lap.





In five words please describe your writing style:


Passionate, crazy, enthusiastic, dillydallyish, fun.



Top three favorite titles (books or movies): 


So hard to choose! But Pride and Prejudice is definitely top of my list, the book and the movie. I love The Hobbit, Jane Eyre, anything by Dostoevsky.Gillian Flynn gives me a good scarelove her. Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels – a book I keep reading.


Do your leading characters come from any place in particular?


Yes – my head! :)


What do you do in your down time?


Downtime? Even when I’m not writing I’m still thinking about writing all the time! But I do love being with my family. Read - I have a TBR pile as high as a mountain. I watch movies, or have series marathons.


Top five snacks while writing: 


Pumpkin seeds
Air-popped popcorn 
I should add all the above comes with chocolate!


What's your writing process?


pantster my way furiously to chapter four or five, realize it isn’t working, plot desperately, right myself, carry on pantstering, plot, rinse, repeat :)



Talk to us about your book, what is your favorite part or character?


Matthew is my favorite character. I enjoyed writing about his first meeting with Olivia. She was so flustered by him.


What is the craziest thing you have ever done? 


Umm…I’m not allowed to say? ;)



Vivien Paige has been eagerly consuming romance novels since her early teens. Strong, dark alpha heroes. Cute, feisty heroines. Combustible, emotional roller-coaster rides to a splendid happy ever after. Perfect! That's what makes her such an awesome wife...well depending on who you ask :) Now she writes her own romance novels too.



Twitter: @VivienPaige




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By Briana Gaitan
Release date 8/23

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My name is Bash 
You may look at me and think my life is perfect. 
It is anything but. 
I’m not like normal people. 
Happiness doesn’t come easy for me. 
I wake up hoping that each day is my last. 

Bash Word Count: 4,400 words. 
Bonus: Includes 3 deleted scenes from The Last Thing. 

*Warning: This is a short story to the novel The Last Thing. Though Bash can be read as a stand alone, you will enjoy it better AFTER you read The Last Thing.*