Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hothouse Flower Promo Tour: Character Interview and Giveaway

I won't write a long intro for this, because if you know me at all then you know that this series, these authors, these companions (Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower) don't need any introduction for you since they're some of my favorite books ever. Anyhow, if you want to follow the rest of the tour you can do so here. Also, there's a giveaway at the end of the post, good luck and enjoy! :)

Title: Hothouse Flower
Author: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Calloway Sisters #2 (Spin-Off of the Addicted series)
Published: March 28th, 2014
Add it: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon: Link not available until March 28th
Ryke Meadows, meet Daisy Calloway ... she’s all grown up.
Twenty-five-year-old Ryke Meadows knows he’s hard to love. With a billion-dollar inheritance, a track-star resume, and an alpha-male personality—he redefines the term likable asshole. But he’s not living to make friends. Or enemies. He just wants to free climb three of the toughest mountains in Yosemite without drama or interruption.
And then he receives a distressed call from a girl in Paris—a girl that he has never been allowed to have.
Daisy Calloway is eighteen. Finally. With her newfound independence, she can say goodbye to her overbearing mother and continue her modeling career. Next stop, Paris. Fashion Week begins with a bang, and Daisy uncovers the ugly reality of the industry. She wants to prove to her family that she can live on her own, but when everything spirals out of control, she turns to Ryke to keep her secrets.
As Daisy struggles to make sense of this new world and her freedom, she pushes the limits and fearlessly rides the edge. Ryke knows there’s deep hurt beneath every impulsive action. He must keep up with Daisy, and if he lets her go, her favorite motto—“live as if you’ll die today”—may just come true.
New Adult Romance: recommended for readers 18+ for mature content 
***Authors' Note***
Hothouse Flower is a spin-off of the Addicted series. Kiss the Sky is required before reading, and we strongly recommend reading the Addicted series before this spin-off. 

The Addicted series


Standalone Companion Novels


Addicted Series Recommended Reading Order: Addicted to You (Addicted #1); Ricochet (Addicted #1.5); Addicted for Now (Addicted #2); Kiss the Sky (Spin-Off)(Calloway Sisters #1); Hothouse Flower (Spin-Off)(Calloway Sisters #2); Thrive (Addicted #2.5); Addicted After All (Addicted #3)


Siiri: Today I have the chance to welcome some of my favorite people to the blog. They’re rich, famous, good-looking and extremely caring when you get the chance to experience that. They’re also competitive and today we’re going to test their knowledge on each other. Welcome Lily, Rose and Daisy Calloway, Loren Hale, Connor Cobalt and Ryke Meadows. What we’re going to do is ask the girls some questions and then hear the guys’ answers. Whoever gets the most correct answers wins and we all know that some of us love winning more than anything, yeah? ;) So what do you all think? You up for that? Who do you think will win?

Ryke: *teeters on the back two legs of his chair next to Daisy, who is busy bunching her long, long blonde hair to the top of her head* “I think this game is fucking rigged.” *gestures to Lo and Lily on the far end* “Those two are childhood fucking friends. There’s no way I’m beating them at this.”
Loren: “You want to talk about not fair?” *motions to Connor and Rose in the middle* “These two stare at each other for five minutes and act like they’re talking through their eyes.”
Lily: *nods quickly in agreement* “They have a telepathic connection.”
Rose: *crosses ankles* “That’s ridiculous. We’re smart, not superhuman.”
Connor: *looks down at his wife next to him* “My intelligence might as well be superhuman, darling.”
Rose: *gives him a look* “Well your ego is definitely of superhuman proportions.”
Lily: “We really shouldn’t discount Daisy and Ryke.”
Loren: *lets out a short, dry laugh* “They’re not even dating.”
Daisy: *turns to Ryke with a playful smile* “Why aren’t we dating, babe?”
Loren: *shakes his head repeatedly*
Ryke: “Maybe because you have a big mouth, Calloway.”
Daisy: “I thought guys like girls who can open wide.” *gasps* “Everything I’ve been taught about sex is a lie. Now you’re going to say guys don’t like it when I—”
Loren: “Whoa, whoa.” *holds up his hands* “TMI.”
Rose: *snorts* “As though you don’t overshare.”
Loren: “Yeah, but I’m not an eighteen-year-old girl, flirting with a twenty-five-year-old guy, who happens to be my brother. And she’s your sister. *pauses* Does this seem incestuous to anyone else?”
Connor: “Not unless you’re planning on having sex with your brother.” *turns to Lo* “I can pop up the definition of incest if you need it.”
Loren: “Hilarious.”
Connor: “You asked.”
Daisy: *to Ryke* “I think we’re definitely going to lose this game.”
Ryke: *looks at Daisy* “This isn’t a fucking game with sex questions. I think you’ll be fine with the knowledge you have.”
Daisy: “Are you planning on giving me the right facts afterwards?” *smiles playfully again, leaning in close to him*
Ryke: *stares down at her for a long moment* “One word, Calloway.”
Daisy: “What?”
Ryke: “Internet.”
Daisy: “If you don’t want to show me, I’m sure some other guy can.” *shrugs*
Ryke: *goes rigid, gaze darkens and looks to Siiri* “Can we start this?”

Siiri: All right, ladies first so I’m going to need to ask the guys to leave for a while.

*all three guys get up and exit out the door*

Siiri: Ok, so let’s get down to business, girls. I’ll write down all the answers and we’ll see the final outcome of this all after we’re done with the guys’ answers.

*time passes with Siiri asking the funniest and best questions ever*

Lily: *nervously bites her fingernails* “I think I failed.”
Rose: *grabs Lily’s hand* “Don’t bite.”
Daisy: *leans forward in chair to look at Lily* “You can’t know if you failed until Lo answers the same questions too. You probably did really well.”
Rose: “What Daisy said.”

Siiri: Thanks ladies, if you could now change places with the guys and tell them to come here that’d be awesome.

Daisy: “Sure.” *hops up from chair*

*all of the girls leave*

Siiri: *waits until the guys sit down*

*guys arrive and take their seats*

Siiri: Okay, so here’s the deal: I’ll ask you the same questions I asked from the girls and you’ll provide answers for yourself as well as Connor for Rose, Lo for Lily and well.. *looks at Lo for a moment* since, you know, Ryke and Daisy are the only ones left then Ryke will provide answers for Daisy *gives a shy smile* All clear?

Loren: *pats Ryke on the back, hard* “If you know her favorite position, we’re going to need to fucking talk after this.”
Ryke: *mutters* “Fuck me now.”
Connor: *ignores the brothers and smiles at Siiri* “I’ll go first, darling.”

*all answers are recorded, and Rose returns, sitting beside Connor. Lily next to Lo. And Ryke next to Daisy on the end*

Siiri: Now we’re going to see if you guessed each other’s question correctly. The person who knows their… significant other the best, wins. First question for the guys: If your girl could be a Greek Goddess who would she choose and why? Remember you’re guessing what the girls said about themselves.

Connor: “Rose would be Athena. She’s the smartest.”
Rose: *tries to hold back a smile. “I chose…” *reveals answer on a cue card* ATHENA, INTELLIGNET

(Score: Connor & Rose: 1)

Ryke: “That was fucking predictable.” *slouches further back in chair*
Daisy: *smiles and mimics him with the chair, silently taunting to see who can lean back the farthest*
Lily: *taps Lo’s arm* “You go.”
Loren: “Lily would be Aphrodite… because she’s the only Greek goddess I can remember.” *flashes dry smile*
Ryke: “I change my mind about who’s going to win.”
Loren: “I hope you fall on your ass.”
Lily: *holds up cue card* THE GIRL WHO IS BORN FROM A PENIS IN THE OCEAN, BECAUSE OF THE PENIS *blushes* “It’s the only Greek myth I could remember.”
Loren: “Is this real? Man, the Greeks were some perverts.”
Connor: *to Lily* “You got that right, you know.”
Loren & Lily: “What?”
Connor: “Aphrodite was born from the sea foam of Uranus's genitals.”
Loren: *laughs* “That’s rich.”
Rose: “Grow up, Loren.”
Loren: “You’re just bitter because now we’re tied.” *puts arm around Lily and kisses her cheek* “Good job, love.”

(Score: Lily & Loren: 1)

Ryke: *watches Daisy lean even further back in her chair* “Daisy would be Demeter.”
Daisy: “You think I’m fertile?”
Ryke: “She’s the fucking goddess of the earth. Stop thinking about babies and fucking, Calloway.”
Daisy: “I was just guessing—” *the chair legs slip beneath her*
Ryke: *catches Daisy’s chair and sets all four legs on the ground* “What’d you choose?”
Daisy: *takes a moment to collect her breath and then raises her cue card* APOLLO, BECAUSE HE’S HOT, LITERALLY
Ryke: *gives her a long blank stare* “You picked a fucking god.”
Daisy: “He’s the god of the sun. He’s cool.”
Ryke: “Are you trying to make us lose?”
Daisy: *touches her chest* “Me? Never.”
Ryke: *messes her hair, the bun falling down and her long, long locks draping over her chest and sticking up wildly*
Daisy: “You’re an ass.”
Ryke: “I’m such an ass that I saved your ass back there. Unless you’d like me to fucking rewind and watch you eat the carpet.”
Daisy: “I’d rather just eat you.” *playfully bites his arm*
Ryke: *tickles her hips and Daisy jumps back with a laugh*
Loren: *glaring*

(Score: Ryke & Daisy: 0)

Siiri: For the girls, what do you think the guys’ ideal dates would be like?

Loren: *looks at Rose* “No pressure. You’re only married to the guy.”
Rose: “Shut up Loren.” *straightens up in chair* “Connor’s ideal date would be a play and then coming home and sharing a bottle of red wine.”
Connor: *smiles and flashes cue card* THEATRE AND RED WINE
Lily: *points at Connor* “Telepathy at work!”
Loren: “Or they’re cheaters.”
Rose: *glares* “Connor, do you have scissors? I need to cut off Loren’s tongue.”
Loren: “Yeah, he has scissors in his pocket, along with expired bitch repellent.”
Rose: *stands with her purse braced like weapon*
Connor: *puts a hand on Rose’s shoulder and forces her back in her seat* *looks to Lo* “Do I need to put both of you in timeout?”
Loren: “Please do, love. Spank her first.”

(Score: Connor & Rose: 2)

Lily: *points at self* “My turn?”
Loren: *rubs Lily’s back encouragingly*
Lily: “Uhhh, okay well, Lo’s perfect date would probably be with me. Uhh, and…” *blushes* “We’d stay in, read comic books and then…” *turns even redder*
Loren: “Have sex.”
Rose: “Cheater!” *turns to Connor* “Richard, did you see that?”
Connor: “That sounded like they broke the rules.”
Loren: “Oh, come on. She was having trouble saying ‘sex’ in front of the press.”
Daisy: “Let’s just see her cue card.”
Lily: *reveals cue card* COMICS, SEX
Daisy: *looks to Ryke* “And here, you said there weren’t going to be sex questions.”
Ryke: “That was a sex answer, not a question.” *messes her hair up again with a rough, playful hand*
Lily: “Do we get the points?”
Loren: *looks at Rose* “Don’t be a bitch about it.”
Rose: “Only because I love Lily, you can cheat.”

(Score: Lily & Loren: 2)

Daisy: *sits on the back of her chair, restless*
Ryke: “My ideal date, Calloway, let’s hear it.”
Daisy: “You’d take me on a safari, and we’d get way too close to the lions and tigers and bears.” *makes animal growling noise*
Ryke: “Cute, but no one said anything about me taking you on a fucking date.”
Daisy: “Then who will see the lions and tigers and bears with you?” *sticks out bottom lip*
Ryke: *shakes head* “That look doesn’t fucking work on me.”
Daisy: “I guess I’ll just have to use it on some other guys then.”
Ryke: *jaw hardens* *raises cue card* DINNER
Daisy: “Hey, Ryke?” *smiles* “Do you want to have dinner tonight?”
Loren: *leans forward in his chair* “Hey, Ryke? Want me to kill you after you have dinner with my girlfriend’s little sister?”
Ryke: “I’m keeping my fucking mouth shut.”

(Score: Ryke & Daisy: 0)

Siiri: Last question…Guys, what are your girls most afraid of?

Ryke: *hesitates and glances cautiously at Daisy and then back at Siiri* “Do Daisy and I need to answer? We already fucking lost.”
Connor: “The people reading this article will want to know, Ryke.”
Daisy: *angles her body so she only faces Ryke* *whispers* “I wasn’t serious with my answer.”
Ryke: *nods at her* “Daisy isn’t afraid of anything.” *runs hand through his hair anxiously*
Daisy: *raises cue card* DEATH OF A UNICORN
Ryke: *gives her a look*
Daisy: “That would be so sad.”

(Score: Ryke & Daisy: 0)

Connor: “My answer for Rose is similar, although there aren’t any fictional creatures involved.”
Daisy: “Curse out a unicorn, a thousand years bad luck.”
Lily: “Really?”
Daisy: “Yep, yep.”
Ryke: “No, she’s fucking with you.”
Daisy: “Hey, it could be true.”
Ryke: “In your crazy universe inside your fucking brain, yeah, it could be.”
Connor: “Like I started saying, Rose is afraid of her sisters dying.”
Rose: *flips cue card* DEATH OF SISTERS

(Score: Connor & Rose: 3)

Loren: “Lily is afraid of relapsing”
Lily: *turns cue card* I WILL NOT CHEAT ON LOREN HALE “It counts right?”
Loren: “That’s part of your addiction, so it should.” *waits for referee*

*everyone learns that their answers were accepted*

(Score: Lily & Loren: 3)

Lily: *smiles* “Hey, we tied!”
Loren: *kisses Lily with a bright smile*
Rose: “What’s the tiebreaker?”
Lily: *after the kiss* “I don’t think there is one. We just share the win.”
Connor: “That’s unfortunate.”
Rose: *places hands on hips* “I want to see the rules.”
Loren: “Just suck it up, Rose. You kind of lost. And we kind of won. Today is a fucking awesome day.” *smiles* “Thanks, Siiri for the game.”

Siiri: Thanks so much for agreeing to this. I had a great time and I hope that we will meet soon. Best of luck to you all! *smiles and gives a shy wave*

Loren: *stands with Lily and heads to the door*
Connor: *rises from the couch and holds out his hand for Rose* “I still love you.”
Rose: *sighs* “I don’t know how we lost.”
Connor: “Venez avec moi au lit.” (come to bed with me.) “And I’ll remind you why we’re winners.”
Rose: *smiles and leaves with Connor, hand in hand*
Daisy: *looks at Ryke and yawns* “All alone. You and me.”
Ryke: “You need to go to bed, Dais.”
Daisy: “I’m not tired.” *tries to cover second yawn with her hand*
Ryke: “If I fucking carry you out of here will you try to sleep in my arms for five or six minutes?”
Daisy: “So you’re like my temporary bed then?”
Ryke: “Sure.”
Daisy: *yawns* “A moving bed. I like the sound of—” *yawns* “Ugh, I can’t stop yawning.”
Ryke: *stands and lifts Daisy up, his arms under her legs and back*
Daisy: *rests her head against his chest and shuts her eyes* “Thank you.”
Ryke: “Anytime, sweetheart.” *carries her out the door

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:

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  1. Awww this is such a cute post Siiri! I've not read any books by Krista and Becca Ritchie before, but I know how much of a huge fan that you are, also these characters sound like a whole lot of fun! I can't wait to meet them soon! :)

  2. LOVE IT!!!! This game is hard though, I don't know that I'd do that well with my husband despite the fact that we've been together for a decade. It's just so easy to overthink these questions when you try to take what the other person will first assume you answered into consideration. It's all very confusing. And hilarious, as is evidenced by this epic interview:)

  3. Eeep! I loved this so much, Siiri. ASDFGHJKL! I don't even know what to say. You came with such great questions too and I adored the dynamics between these characters.
    *Off to read it again*

  4. Awww, what an adorable idea!!! :D I love that all of the characters were involved in the game show and their answers we so awesome, too!!! :D I just loved this!!! Thanks so much for sharing! :D

  5. loved the character interview! it hasn't been that long since I read Kiss the Sky but I miss them!
    (really glad that HF releases soon! -- can't wait :D)

  6. Wow, that was fun! Good questions Siiri. (: I love seeing them all interact with each other!

  7. Now this is the most interesting interview I've ever read lol I'm about to start this Addicted to You today (hopefully!). I'm so glad you got the chance to do this since you love that series! Great interview Siiri!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  8. This is the best!!!! I'm going to be reading this interview over and over again lol. I sweart I die every time Ryke calls Daisy "sweetheart."

  9. This was so cute, thanks for the post! I have not read this spinoff yet but Daisy is so much fun I need to read faster! haha

  10. love the interview! best characters ever! best gang in a series ever!!

  11. I've been waiting for this book for so long, since I had a hope that there was something between these to characters.

  12. What a fun interview! Those guys all seem like such good, hilarious guys. Thanks for sharing, Siiri!

  13. LOL this was hilarious. I haven't read any of the books, but this interview cracked me up ^.^

  14. I really love this whole gang . I mean the series is not just about 2 characters -- but the whole dynamics of the group and it really works . I want to be in their gang ,

  15. aww different... never seen a character interview before, kind of cute and funny!

    sorry for my delay in posts hon it's been one hell of a month

  16. Great post Siiri, I've heard good things about this series (and I love the Nawanda Files), great to hear there is a spin off. I've got Addicted To You but haven't read it yet, maybe I should!

  17. HAHAHA. This was a super fun post. I loved how the two communicated with each other with regard to your questions. I never thought this could be so amusing. I especially love that ending. Uber romantic<3

    Awesome post!!

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

  18. Wow, this is such an interesting way to conduct an interview. SO BRILLIANT! What a great way to get to know the characters, their quirks and their behaviours. Really gives a great glimpse at the books. Love it! Thanks for sharing this Siiri. xx

  19. LOL, this was so fun to read.:)
    Thank you for giveaway.

  20. This is so AMAZING girl. I don't remember ever laughing so much while reading an interview. Those peps are amazing and gosh I miss them. I need to get to Ricochet soon I just must. Also Ryke is the boss in the interview. Thank you so much for sharing this. Great post, Siiri :)

  21. Not my type of read but an overall funny interview.

    Thanks for sharing, Siiri! <33

  22. Oh wow, this is a funny interview! Gives me an idea of how the characters would be in the story. I've got to pick up this series soon, especially when I know how much you love it, Siiri. Wonderful interview ladies and gentlemen! :)

  23. Forgot to say thanks for the giveaway! :)

  24. Loved this interview! Lily & Lo <3 -- I couldn't help but laugh out loud with all their answers!

  25. I finally read this! And now I want to know these characters!! They sound like so much fun. I"m still not sure I could do the sex addict book. But the new one sounds quite intriguing. GREAT interview. I LOVE THIS!

  26. Thanks for this awesome giveaway :)