Monday, November 25, 2013

Guest Post and Giveaway: Addicted for Now by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Hey, lovelies. Today I'm giving my blog over to the lovely twins of Nawanda Files who are also the authors of the Addicted series. I read Addicted to You when it came out and it was pretty decent. (You can read my review here.) I had the opportunity to read an arc of the sequel Addicted for Now and let me tell you something: it was SO good! I loved it to pieces and I'm waiting impatiently for 2014 when we get another dose of this great cast in the upcoming companions. Connor. #lesigh

Title: Addicted for Now (Addicted to You #2)
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Published: Novemeber 30th, 2013
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He's addicted to booze. She's addicted to sex...staying sober is only half the battle.
No. More. Sex.Those are the three words Lily Calloway fears the most. But Loren Hale is determined to be with Lily without enabling her dangerous compulsions. With their new living situation—sleeping in the same bed, for real, together—Lily has new battles. Like not jumping Lo’s bones every night. Not being consumed by sex and his body.
Loren plans to stay sober, to right all of his wrongs. So when someone threatens to expose Lily’s secret to her family and the public, he promises that he’ll do anything to protect her. But with old enemies surfacing, Lo has more at stake than his sobriety.
They will torment Lily until Lo breaks.
And his worst fear isn’t relapsing. He hears the end. He sees it. The one thing that could change everything. Just three words.
No. More. Us.

Sounds awesome, right? It's definitely different from the becoming-old-already formula that is trending in NA lit right now. Anyhow, moving on to the actual post. Take it away, girls!

Stranded on an Island: What would the Addicted characters bring and do?

Being deserted out in the middle of nowhere can really tell you a lot about a person. So what one item would our six main characters in the Addicted series bring if they washed ashore? And how would they react to the hot, humid jungles—a la Survivor season 1-27? Well, let’s find out.

Their private plane crashes. Only six people are onboard. They can only grab one thing with them before the plane explodes. And then what happens on the island? (Beware: This is slightly absurd!)

Lily Calloway (20)

Defining Trait: Sex Addict
One Item Grabbed: Too startled to be resourceful, she’d grab the thing in front of her—the Cosmo magazine in the seat’s pocket.
Outcome on the Island: It would be hard for Lily to concentrate on survival when Lo would probably strip down in the heat.

Lily also isn’t the brightest crayon in the box. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up in goofy likability. She’s awkward and slightly nuts. She’d have sex in a watering hole with Loren and obtain a microbe.

Loren Hale (21)

Defining Trait: Alcoholic
One Item Grabbed: He’d grab Lily and lift her on his back (piggy-back style) while she was frozen in shock, just to ensure her safety.
Outcome on the Island: Lo is one of the unluckiest people in life. He’d step on a poisonous sea urchin, and Ryke would have to pee on his foot.

Daisy Calloway (16)

Defining Trait: Adrenaline junkie
One Item Grabbed: The first-aid kit in order to help anyone who’s hurt.
Outcome on the Island: She’d explore and quickly realize that she’d want to live on the island and be away from everyday hassles. It would be her greatest adventure. And she’d hope a certain someone would stay with her.

Ryke Meadows (22)

Defining Traits: He climbs mountains. Without rope. For fun. And he’s a bit of a likable asshole.
One Item Grabbed: A knife.
Outcome on the Island: He’d go all Swiss Family Robinson out there and build a treehouse. But while he’s searching the island, he’d run into natives. He’d accidentally start a fight with them, and since they outnumber him, he’d be sacrificed to their island gods.

Rose Calloway (22)

Defining Traits: Neurotic, fashion designer who likes order and prefers toilet paper to leaves.
One Item Grabbed: Her purse that carries all of her essentials.
Outcome on the Island: The outwardly confident girl would panic. Rose needs a shower, a toilet, toothpaste and enough soap to make the ocean all bubbly. Without Connor present, she’d most likely jump off a cliff in a week. Good thing he’s here! He’d calm her down, and she’d stick by his side to help him find a way back to civilization.

Connor Cobalt (23)

Defining Traits: Intelligent and overly confident (which is just the nice way of saying conceited).
One Item Grabbed: The plane’s radio.
Outcome on the Island: He’d be the calmest of the six and take charge. And he'd approach the dangers with a cool mind.

He’d focus only on a way out and keeping Rose sane. He’d rewire the radio—probably working in some pieces of his cellphone that happened to be in his pocket—and he’d find a good signal to receive help.

Final Results: Connor and Rose would be the only ones to make it off the island. Nerds always win in the end!

Siiri: I KNEW it! Connor takes it all, baby! (Note to self: do NOT, under any circumstances, start fangirling. Again. Also, try not to mention his name again in the post. Less is more. You don't want to overbear your readers with him. Ha! Like that's even possible. Ok, calm the eff dowwwwn. *takes a deep breath* Ok, ok, ok. Let's continue.) Thanks so much for Becca and Krista for stopping by! Let me know what you thought of this post and give the twins some love :-)

Meet the authors

Krista & Becca Ritchie write New Adult books that make you cringe, gasp, and go ooh-la-la. (If you do that sort of thing.) They are currently working on the spin-offs and final books in the Addicted series. Connect with them on twitter and their website:

Goodreads (K) | Goodreads (B) | Twitter (K) | Twitter (B) | Website | Facebook | Tumblr | Pinterest


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  1. I have read the first book in this series and woha I though it was full of addicts but I only caught a glimpse of it then. Well I did like the whole idea but characters here are too dysfunctional to make anything work. Great guest post, though! :) Thanks for sharing, Siiri :)

    1. Hahaha. They are dysfunctional, no arguing on that! I'd say that in book 1, I didn't really understand them. I didn't understand the addictions that well, I didn't understand their personalities that well, but after reading book 2--oh, boyyy! It was like they became my family of sorts and I want to spend more time with them any way I can :-)

  2. I started reading first book few days ago, but I left it for later, I just couldn't get into the story, but I just realized that I actually know these girls, *gasps*, and now I need to finish it.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

    1. Oh, I know how that can be. I don't always get into a book at first either. It happened with Cinder, for instance. I didn't like it at all when I read it a year ago, but I did love it when I read it last month ;) Also, I basically felt no emotions whatsoever about Anna and the French Kiss, but now my thoughts are completely the opposite. So.. whatever floats your boat. No judging on my part if this isn't the book for you :)

  3. Ryke sounds like my kind of character! I'm always a bit of a sucker for those likeable assholes. I'm not sure what that says about me:( It's a shame he'd be sacrificed to the island gods, but maybe if I was on said island with him, I'd be able to jump in and save him. And of course he'd be eternally grateful and fall in love with me on the spot ;-) Then again, that Jennifer Lawrence gif applies very much to me as well, so I probably wouldn't be alive to rescue him from sacrifice. Fail.

    1. Ryke is my second favorite character after.. Connor Cobalt. You don't even want to know what kind of an obsessive disorder I have thanks to Connor. LOLs. Ryke is a guy that guards your back, front, sides--everything with his life, but still manages to be an a-hole. A redeemable one for sure. lol. He's awesome!

  4. Ha! I agree with Jenny. I was going through the list and got to Ryke and though hmm. He sounds like an entertaining character. I also really want to meet this Connor now, hah. I'd probably stick with him if I was on the island. In the interest of survival of course. ;) A great post, ladies! A ton of fun to read. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Haha. Connor is THE BEST!!!! I'm telling you, Sam. He is the best. Ryke is a great character to be around, but Connor? Priceless! I'd definitely stick with Connor on this survival course, haha. You're very welcome, hon!

  5. Ha! I think they'd all make it off the island but Daisy and Ryke! Everyone else is a survivor... lol

    1. Haha. Daisy would probably break her neck somewhere, adrenaline junkie as she is, but Ryke would protect her with his life.. so she won't be that bad off :)

  6. I'm meeting these fun sounding characters really soon. I'm with Sam. I'm definitely sticking with Connor although I wouldn't mind being with Ryke too.
    LOL Siiri. You're totally not showing your love for Connor ... NOT! :D Love your enthusiasm for these books.
    Thanks for sharing, lovely! :)

    1. I hope you like them. I'm willing to root for you if you don't feel it right away, because.. one simply does not DNF this series or put it on hold without meeting Connor Cobalt first lol. Haha. I tried my best, what can I say :D x

  7. I really like they're blog and I've not been around it for long, but I DID NOT KNOW they were authors! What am I going to do with myself...Great guest post :) I will definitely have to check out the books.

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

    1. They have a fantastic blog! A perfect mix of my favorite TV shows/movies and books. They're also fun to talk to. Heh, you shall just have read it soon, my friend.

  8. I just finished Addicted To You and Ricochet over the weekend and cannot get enough!! I need Nov. 30th to get here ASAP! Loren Hale is most def my book boyfriend of the moment. I love every single character in this series. SUPERB job!

  9. Fun post! I'm always fascinated with what people would bring to an island. I've heard really good things about this series. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I need to get started on this series pronto. Seems like the kind of fucked up characters I love.

  11. I love these books. Love me some Lo! (and Connor, and Ryke...)