Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tour & Giveaway: Thrive by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Hiii, lovelies! You [probably] all know that I'm such a fangirl of Krista and Becca. They've created a horrible obsessed minion out of moi for this series and these characters. You have no idea how hard it has been to wait for Thrive, the next installment in the Addicted series, impatiently. It's been forever since I last read from Lily and Lo's POV and I cannot wait to see what they've been up to during Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower (the companion novels to this series). Lucky for us, Thrive comes out this Friday!!!

Today I get to share the characters' dating profiles with you. YOU GUYS. Supah excited. Srsly. This gang is hilarious and every single one of them is so unique. I hope you have fun getting to know them if you haven't met them personally yet. All the same to people who already know the Addicted gang. I hope you enjoy the post which takes place pre-Thrive so no spoilers for people who haven't read Hothouse Flower or Kiss the Sky and thank you so much for visiting this tour stop *hugs* P.S. Visit the rest of the tour by clicking on the banner above.

Also, did you know that the series is on sale for 0.99$ for each book so grab it while you can! They're totally worth the purchase, I promise :)

Dating profiles

The “Think About It” questions are taken straight from OkCupid, a real dating website. All the pictures are from the twins' Pinterest page.



Name: Lily Calloway
Age: ALMOST 21!
Height: 5’5’’ and a smidgen (I guess 5’6’’)
Eye color: Green
Location: Bedroom
Position: From behind. With Lo, just to be clear :)


Color: Purple
Season: Fall (no sweating and no puffy winter jackets, makes for easy access)
Movie: X-Men: First Class
Person: Loren Hale
Quote: “With great power comes great responsibility.” – Spider-Man


(Lily and Lo are sitting next to each other with the dating profiles in hand. Their publicists have asked them to fill the profiles out. Lily squints, the paper close to her face while she reads.)

How frequently do you bathe or shower?
Lo: What’s wrong, Lil? *glances over her shoulder to look at her profile*
Lily: *whispers* should I be honest?
Lo: Just put N/A for everything.
Lily: We need to put in the effort for my mom…she’d want me to fill it out.
Lo: *sighs heavily* Here. *leans over her shoulder and scribbles in* I shower as much as I want to shower. *draws a middle finger*
Lily: *stares at his lips, hypnotized by them* Can I kiss—
Lo: *kisses her deeply*

Is your ideal sex rough or gentle?
Lily: *glances at Lo who’s busy with his own profile, but he glances back at her just as often with a growing smile* *writes on profile* rountle (a mixture of rough and gentle, which is the best)

If a clone was made of you, would you sleep with it?
Lily: *flinches* Whaaa…
Lo: *frowns and reads the question* What the hell?
Lily: *writes quickly* No.*speaks out loud* Nonononono. *pauses, blushes* I think.



Name: Loren Hale
Age: 21
Height: 6’2’’
Eye color: Amber (hazel, whatever)
Location: Princeton
Position: It’s complicated


Color: Red / Black
Season: Winter
Movie: X2
Person: Lily Calloway
Quote: “Remember: the real horror is that unless we stop it, it's just a prologue.” – Cyclops, Uncanny X-Men Vol 2 #47


Do spelling mistakes annoy you?
Lo: *writes* Nuh.
Lily: Connor would cringe at that.
Lo: Connor doesn’t cringe.
Lily: If you look closely, you can see his brows crinkle just a little bit at the same time. Like this *demonstrates*
Lo: Your face is turning red.
Lily: *flushes more* Ignore the red.
Lo: I’ll take your word for it, Lil. *smiles and kisses her cheek*

Would the world be a better place if people with low IQs were not allowed to reproduce?
Lo: *writes* N/A
Lily: *leans over and crosses out his answer and writes* No.
Lo: *sighs* You should just take the test for me, Lil. You know me well enough.
Lily: You only have one more question left.

Do you know what sperm tastes like?
Lo: *glares* I object to this.
Lily: Wha…oh *reads question and clicks her pen* *writes* Not that I know of. *looks to Lo* How is that?
Lo: *nods with a burgeoning smile* Perfect, love.



Name: Rose Calloway
Age: 22
Height: 5’8’’
Eye color: Yellow-Green
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Position: CEO & Founder of Calloway Couture


Color: Royal Blue
Season: Spring
Movie: Titanic
Person: Charlotte Brontë
Quote: “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” -- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


(Rose and Connor are sitting next to each other with the dating profiles in hand. Their publicists have asked them to fill the profiles out. Rose crosses her ankles with her pen between her fingers while she reads the questions.)

Is your ideal sex rough or gentle?
Rose: *writes without shame* I’m a virgin
Connor: *rubs his lips to contain a smile* You still didn’t answer the question, darling.
Rose: *glares* I did. It’s implied. I don’t have a preference because I’ve never had sex.
Connor: You can have a preference without having sex. You just have to know yourself very well. *waits for her to continue*
Rose: *glares harder* I know myself.
Connor: Then you should be able to answer the question.
Rose: *sits straighter* Maybe I just don’t want to, Richard.
Connor: Now we’ve landed on the truth. *taps the piece of paper in her hands.* What’s the next question?
Rose: *shoulders drop in relief*

How much can intelligence turn you on?
Connor: *grins* I already know your answer.
Rose: *rolls her eyes dramatically* I may be attracted to intelligence but arrogance and narcissism make my whole body shrivel like a dry flower in the desert.
Connor: And I love hyperboles. I’m glad that we both can provide perfect demonstrations of lies.
Rose: It wasn’t a lie. Your arrogance chokes me.
Connor: *grins wider* Something you’d like, I’m sure.
Rose: *huffs and points angrily at the paper* Last question.

Would you ideally like to be married in the next 3 years?
Rose: *writes hard, the pen almost ripping the paper* No.
Connor: Just no?
Rose: It was a yes or no question.
Connor: I thought you’d want to elaborate considering your boyfriend is sitting next to you.
Rose: You already know how I feel about marriage.
Connor: *nods* I also know that I’ll change how you feel about it. *scratches out her answer on the paper and writes* Yes.
Rose: *scowls and scratches out his answer and then writes* Maybe.
Connor: *his grin overtakes his face, blinding*



Name: Richard Connor Cobalt
Age: 23
Height: 6’4’’
Eye color: Blue
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Position: Graduate student at the Wharton School of Business


Color: Sky Blue
Season: Any
Movie: Amadeus
Person: Myself
Quote: “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner


While in the middle of the best lovemaking of your life, if your lover asked you to squeal like a dolphin, would you?
Connor: *writes* I’d do anything to please the person I’m with.
Rose: *crinkles her nose* I don’t know why I find that revolting.
Connor: *laughs* because you hate that I compromise what I like for other people.
Rose: Oh yes, that’s right. You’re fake.
Connor: And yet, you’re still with me.
Rose: And I question my sanity every day for it.
Connor: *smiles and moves on to the next question*

If a clone was made of you, would you sleep with it?
Rose: *butts in before he can answer* Honestly, this questionnaire was made to inflate your ego.
Connor: Obviously, my answer would be yes. Though I’m not sure it would be the best sex of my life. I’m counting on someone else for that.
Rose: *her eyes narrow in a piercing stare, not backing down (but Connor knows she’s frightened!)*
Connor: You’ll be wonderful, Rose.
Rose: Next question.
Connor: *his focus lingers on her before he looks back at the paper*

Do spelling mistakes annoy you?
Connor: *writes* Yes. Unless you’re of a certain age.
Rose: That’s exactly why I don’t surround myself with babies.
Connor: Our children will know how to spell, darling, even when most can’t.
Rose: *snatches the dating profile away from him* This whole process is making you immortalize yourself and our non-existent, never-going-to-happen children. So we’re done here.
Connor: *grins as he watches her stand up and walk away with the paper*



Name: Daisy Calloway
Age: 16
Height: 5’11’’
Eye color: Green
Location: Philly
Position: Student/ High Fashion Model


Color: Yellow
Season: Summer
Movie: Blue Lagoon
Person: Jane Goodall
Quote: "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." – James Dean


(Daisy and Ryke are sitting next to each other with the dating profiles in hand. Their publicists have asked them to fill the profiles out. Ryke watches Daisy cross her legs on the chair and click her pen repeatedly.)

Would you ideally like to be married in the next 3 years?
Daisy: *looks to Ryke* Are your questions like this?
Ryke: I haven’t gotten that far yet. *his jaw muscles tic, the longer she takes to answer this question* You do realize that you’re only sixteen.
Daisy: And?
Ryke: Do you want to be married before you’re nineteen, Calloway?
Daisy: *smiles playfully* Are you proposing?
Ryke: *rolls his eyes* It shouldn’t be a hard question. You’re single.
Daisy: And that could change within the month or the year. And then what?
Ryke: And then you don’t marry the f*cking guy. You date him. You break up with him. You move on.
Daisy: *smiles* Not even if the guy is you?
Ryke: A guy your age, sweetheart.
Daisy: *writes on her paper* wherever life takes me, I will go.
Ryke: *glances at her paper and stares at the ground with a faraway look*

How many people have you kissed that are not related to you, in a more than friendly way?
Daisy: *scribbles* Unknown
Ryke: *glances at her paper*
Daisy: What’s your number?
Ryke: Unknown.

Do you know what sperm tastes like?
Ryke: *glares at the question* Don’t answer that.
Daisy: *mock gasps* Why not?
Ryke: Because they’ll probably upload this profile to a blog.
Daisy: And? *smiles*
Ryke: *glare darkens, at her*
Daisy: *never looks away*
Ryke: Do you know what sperm tastes like, Calloway?
Daisy: Yes.
Ryke: F*cking fantastic, now you don’t have to write it down. Okay?
Daisy: *nods* alright.



Name: Ryke Meadows
Age: 22
Height: 6’3’’
Eye color: Brown
Location: Philly
Position: Rock climber


Color: Green
Season: Summer
Movie: Rocky
Person: Alex Honnold
Quote: “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road


How frequently do you bathe / shower?
Ryke: *writes* frequently
Daisy: Really?
Ryke: I shower every f*cking day.
Daisy: For how long though?
Ryke: *pauses*
Daisy: Lily said that Lo said that you jump in and jump out.
Ryke: Yeah? Tell Lily and Lo to stop telling people my bathroom habits. It’s f*cking weird.

Would you ever eat something out of the trash?
Ryke: What the f*ck kind of questions are these?
Daisy: *scoots closer to him on her chair and peers over at his paper* A yes or no question.
Ryke: Hilarious.
Daisy: *smiles* Yes or no, Ryke Meadows?
Ryke: No.

While in the middle of the best lovemaking of your life, if your lover asked you to squeal like a dolphin, would you?
Ryke: Someone is just trying to f*ck with me *shakes head, about to wad up dating profile*
Daisy: Wait. * snatches profile from him, reads the question* You wouldn’t squeal like a dolphin for a girl?
Ryke: No.
Daisy: I’d squeal for you *smiles playfully*
Ryke: Funny, seeing as how we’re not together.
Daisy: Theoretically, speaking.
Ryke: Theoretically… I wouldn’t be dating you.
Daisy: You’re right. You’d probably be with a brunette: big boobs, big ass. That’s your type.
Ryke: *stares straight at her for a long moment* Yep. Don’t forget it, Calloway.
Daisy: *hands him his profile back with a weak smile* I won’t. I promise.

Le book

Title: Thrive (Addicted #2.5)
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Published: July 18th, 2014
Add it: Goodreads
Amazon: Purchase links not available until July 18th

Two years will change them forever.

When rumors spread like wildfire—like having three-ways with her boyfriend’s rock climbing brother—Lily Calloway spirals into a dark place. Her bedroom. Loren Hale is more confident and determined to keep their sex life private, even from their friends, and he helps Lily in the only way he knows how. But how much love is too much?

Their lives are filmed, watched, and criticized. And through it all, Lily and Loren have to face enemies they never thought they’d see, demons they don’t know if they should bury, and setbacks they didn’t think they’d meet. Not this soon.

And one rumor could be too much for them to handle. It will test their greatest limitations, and if they don’t hold onto each other, someone is going to drown.

A full-length New Adult Romance that bridges the gap between the second and third books. Thrive must be read before Addicted After All if you have not read the Calloway Sisters spin-off

Le series


Calloway Sisters (Companion Series)


The whole reading order can be seen on the series' Goodreads page here.  

Meet the authors

Krista & Becca Ritchie are identical twins. They 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. OMG Siiri! Again, THIS.IS.THE.BEST! And fuck if it doesn't make me miss the gang all the more! Is it Friday yet?!

  2. I should be in bed, but I couldn't resist. THIS IS BEYOND FANTASTIC! Know what you mean though, I miss being in Lily and Lo's head too, can't wait for Friday!

  3. OMG! I haven't heard of this series yet, but this is legit the best blog tour post EVER. Goodness gracious Siiri! <3

    Thanks for sharing! Definitely going to have to pick up the series after this! ;)

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

  4. I'm going to come back to your blog post after I've read the series and will probably LOVE it! I bought Addicted To You so will keep you updated when I pick it up :)

  5. EEEEEP! Lily and Lo! <3 They are so stinking cute. I can't handle the adorableness that's present in their dating profiles. I just want to squish them together. :D

    And Rose and Connor are always fabulous together. Love how much they "hate" each other, but still really love each other. The chemistry between them is so intense.

    As for the Ryke and Daisy! Ahh! That just made me smile so much, especially because we already know what's going to happen in a few years! :D

    This is the best post, Siiri! I loved reading it! :D

  6. How creative, I LOVED this!

  7. Very cool post! Once again you have me itching to read this series, Siiri!

  8. This is so fun! You need to explain these seres to me. Is the Addicted series different people? Or just Lily and Loren. That's a lot of books. It sounds like a lot of angst! Also, are they famous? I'm assuming the other books feature the other characters in this interview?! I know how much you love these! I need to check them out. But they make me nervoussseeeeee

  9. I love this post..what fun. Yes Siiri I need to read this series! Love it :)

  10. I'm all kinds of stoked for this book! I can't wait :) My excitement is taking over! This was awesome Siiri. Great post :D

  11. I just bought the first book in this series, I loved reading yours and Nick's posts today, so just knew that I had to meet these amazing characters soon. I have a feeling that I will be a fan or Lo and Lil, I definitely like the chemistry between them, also I;m a fan of anyone who loves X-Men movies! Thanks for sharing another brilliant post with us Siiri! :)

  12. Heh. This is a fun post. I love all these guys!

  13. HA. This is a fun post. And Connor sounds HAWT. I have almost all of these books, Siiri, but I haven't read any of them yet. I KNOW. But they really are at the top of my contemporary TBR stack . . . along with Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski and Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire. So SOON. I promise. *runs away*

  14. I LOVE THIS POST SO MUCH AHHH it was so fun to read this! I was laughing reading most of their answers, especially Connor's. (A.k.a. the bae)