Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Amour Amour by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Hello, you gorgeous souls! Today is such an exciting day, because to be honest, I really didn't know what to do for today's post, but after thinking about it, I offered one of my favorite topics to Krista and Becca: sweets! And yay, they agreed to this silly idea of the characters being described as sweets to give us hints about their personalities. I'm keeping this intro fairly short since you probably all want to get to know these characters a little better, seeing as we know next to nothing about them, but if you don't know what this tour is about, then here's the short verison of it: Krista and Becca have a new book coming out this Fridaya standalone New Adult novel Amour Amour that takes place in a circus and, knowing them, is more than likely to make you feel all the feels. Anyway, read more about it below and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post :) Good luck!

Amour Amour Characters & Their Sweet Sides

Some are sweet, some bitter—these are the candies that best represents the main cast of characters from Amour Amour!

Nikolai Kotova

White chocolate with peppermint candy pieces. Warm like chocolate but also tough like peppermint, Nikolai is something you’re compelled to reach for during a specific season. It’s not always available, but when it is, it’s the first thing everyone is drawn to. Let’s just hope there’s some left by the time you reach for the bowl.

Thora James

Sweet, gummy candies shaped like smiling bears. Positively cheerful, these little bears are deliciously cute. They’re optimism in different colors—just like Thora James, who prefers the “glass half full” approach to life. Though all gummy bears one day grow up…


Chewy and bitter-flavored (really tastes like tar) candy. We don’t know many people who really like black licorice (us included). But it’s the kind of candy you may keep around or buy once in a while. You never, ever eat it. But it stays in your cupboards, expiring away. John is black licorice, the bitter guy that sticks around, for some reason. The one you never throw away, despite tasting like tar.


Three sugary flavors in a pouch, eaten with a sugar stick. Half the fun isn’t just the taste but how you go about devouring this candy. Timofei is all about the experience, the sugar rush and living life to the fullest. We’ve never personally eaten a whole fun dip packet, but something tells us that it’s best to consume moderately, one flavor at a time.


A diamond-shaped candy often worn as an accessory. Ruiz would not only sport this ring pop herself, but she’s much like this candy in the eyes of others. Often the fun-loving friend, she’s someone you’d want around to make the night more colorful.


Chocolate cup with peanut butter in the center. Reese’s cups are like a taste of home. Everyone knows them. They’re super familiar. And you crave them once in a while – for nostalgia and because they’re pretty damn yummy. Shay is that piece of home that you’ll sometimes miss.

Sooooooo.. What did you guys think? Did you like these hints on the characters? Who are you the most excited to meet based on these descriptions? :)

About the book

Title: Amour Amour 
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie 
Published: December 12th 2014 
Genre: New Adult Romance 
Add it: Goodreads 
Amazon: Purchase links not available until December 12th

Love is a circus

"Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off of trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.”

The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova aggravatingly lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.”

When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future—acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world.

Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be “just background” to his spellbinding show.

This sexy and exhilarating New Adult Romance can best be described as Cirque du Soleil meets the steamy, athletic romance of Center Stage.

*standalone & no love triangles—recommended for readers 18+ for mature content*

Meet the authors

Krista & Becca Ritchie are identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.

They are the New Adult authors of the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters spin-off series, and you can find them on almost every social media, frolicking around like wannabe unicorns

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PS. Click here to follow the rest of the tour. Also, important suff, credit for all the candy photos I used to make these edits, goes to these links: xxxxxx.


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  1. I WANT TO MEET THIS TIMOFEI. I mean, honestly, how can you compare him to a fun dip and expect me to ignore that?? And Nikolai...mhhmmmmmmm

  2. How delicious! Honestly, I'm super excited to meet all of them, but Ruiz, Timofei, and John seem like really interesting characters. Shay looks cute - he has that "boy next door" vibe to him.

  3. I'm EXTREMELY excited for Amour Amour. <3 Writing up a post dedicated to KB Ritchie due to my excitement. *_* Anyway, based on these sweets, I think I'm most excited to meet Thora (looove happy go lucky characters), Timofei (he sounds a lot like a male Daisy) and Ruiz. ASDFGHJKL I IZ EXCITE.

  4. SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK I SWEAR!!! Based on this I would really get along with Thora, Timofei and Shay *wiggles eyebrows at the last too*
    But my mum would get along with John, and idk how I feel about that lol - paula

    Now i'm hungry. URGHHHH

  6. I WANT TO EAT THEM ALL (except John and in a non sexual way ofc). I've tried black licorice before and I am not a fan. All I know is that it's good in regulating potassium levels in the body or something. But gosh, Nikolai as peppermint bark. I'm so in love seeing as that's my favorite holiday treat to make! Also gummy bears as Thora?? Freaking adorable. Just his name "Timofei" sounds fun. I've never tried Fun Dip before though. Love Ring Pops and Reese's!! Shay sounds like a sweet one, pun intended (if there was even a pun there). Thanks for sharing, Siiri!! :)

  7. OMG! I LOVED THIS! I love ALL of those, (yes, *hides head* even black licorice - a shared grandparent thing) and now I will eat my way through a an assorted bag of candy while reading AMOUR AMOUR!

  8. This was so cool and creative. Cannot wait for Amour Amour!!!!!!

  9. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! So freaking excited for this, Siiri! I can't wait to meet this cast. Except for the black licorice one. EWW. Black licorice is so disgusting.
    But Nikolai though!! The celebrity cast is GORGEOUS!
    Friday can't get here sooner!
    Also, you come up with fabulous ideas!

  10. And now I'm craving something sweet.... Who am I kidding??? I want candies all the time.

  11. OMG, this is awesome! Great idea to describe characters like candy. :)
    Based on these descriptions, I'm kinda mostly excited to meet JOHN now, hm...
    Anyhow, can't wait for the release of AA and to meet these characters. I know I'll love them!! <3

    xoxo, Beatrix

  12. Hmm, well now I want to eat all the characters..and I am craving chocolate and candy..hehehe. Love the unique descriptions!

  13. How do you come up with these ideas Siiri!? Seriously. AND as always, Krista & Becca outdo themselves. Loved loved this guest post. (I've never had peppermint bark before bc I'm not a big fan of peppermint but it sounds like such a seductive candy just like Nikolai even tho I haven't even read Amour Amour yet). Anyways, right then got a bit off topic but thanks for sharing this Sirri! <3

  14. Wow there seem to be a heap of well varied characters here, from the black licorice to the jelly babies and peppermint bark! I would love to meet all of them and I can't wait to read Amour Amour. It's holidays now and I feel like treating myself by devouring the rest of the addicted series and it's spin-offs!

  15. Oooh, this book looks awesome! And love the giveaway! Thank you for sharing!

  16. I really really need to read this one. If I'm going to read a book by these authors I will go for this one definitely, then I'm sort of caught up. Sort of! LOL. Great post idea, Sirri!

  17. Gurl, I am pretty sure it was your evil plan to make us all hungry when you decided to make this post. But seriously, I really must commend you on your creativity! You never fail to come up with really original ideas <3 You really need to be awarded with the ultimate fangirl award :D I have no idea why you haven't already gotten it :P

    I am so excited to meet all these character <3

    Fantastic post, hon! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

  18. I want to read this book so badly! Can't wait to get it in my hands.

  19. I love this post Siiri and just how unique it is!! You know I have such a sweet tooth, so relating characters to sweets/chocolates? GENIUS!! I can already tell who I will have a sweet tooth for (see what I did there?) definitely John or Nikolai! ;)

  20. ERMAHGERSH GIMME ALL DEM LOLLIES. You know, just recently I decided to have this whole diet thing because I am getting seriously unhealthy, but THE LOLLIES. SO. TEMPTED. TO. EAT. SCREEN.

  21. OOOH I WANT THEM ALLL!!!! The lollies I mean...heh. John sounds really interesting, he's like the quiet bad boy that looks out for you but never gets the girl. Nawwww. This was so fun, thanks for sharing Siiri!

  22. Thanks for the fun post, I love the different character/candy descriptions. I want to meet Nikolai because he is smooth, sweet and tough! =D

  23. Damn it, girl. You know how to push all the right buttons cause now I want some....well ALL of that. But I love the idea for this post and you've got some amazing photoshop skills, love ;)

  24. Ooooh, I would love to meet that Shay guy!!! Such an amazing post, that is seriously so original ahah! I can't wait to read this book; the circus has me so intrigued!

  25. Ahhh I LOVE this post!! Ooooh Amour, Amour sounds amazing! And it's by the same authors as Addicted To You, so I'm sure you're super excited. :D oooh Nikolai ;)

    Lovely post <33

  26. Awww, this is such a fun post! I of course can't wait to meet Nikolai, DUH. :D I have the book waiting for me on my Kindle. SOON. I hope you loved it (who am I kidding, I know you did ;) )

  27. This is awesome. AWESOME! I would already have read this, but I put a buying ban on myself until after the holidays. (I know, such a dumb idea, WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?!) But this will be my first purchase in a couple weeks. :)