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Friday, March 21, 2014

✩ ✩ ✩ HOTHOUSE FLOWER PROMO TOUR: CHARACTER INTERVIEW and 2 GIVEAWAYS ✩ ✩ ✩




Days before KB (Krista and Becca) announced that they’re going to do a blog tour, I PMed them in their FB page and asked if they’re amenable on doing a character interview. They readily agreed. After I emailed to them the questionnaires, that’s the time I saw their announcement. I am so glad and excited to be a part of this promo tour. 

The Addicted Series is one of my favorite series of all time. It’s on top of my list. And I feel as if I breathe the same air that these 6 main characters breathe, well if they’re real of course! I feel as if I know them really well: their pain, their elation, their dreams. But there are still some things that I would like to know and I’m sure you would to, hence this interview. I picked to interview the “Addicted” men because, well they’re all scorchingly H-O-T and I know a lot of ladies out there would like to know what’s going on in their heads. So read on and enjoy the fun! 


Plus there are two giveaways at the end of this post: one is from the authors and the other one is from the fairies. So be sure to join in order to win some great prizes. Goodluck!

Disclaimer: This character interview is not suitable for ages 17 and below. Please do not scroll down if you fall on this age group.



Character Interview with Loren Hale, Connor Cobalt and Ryke Meadows

The first question is for Lo. When did you know that you truly love Lily, not just best friend-love but love love? 

Lo: *looks to Lily* You know the answer to this one, love?
Lily: *stares at the ceiling with intense concentration* Hmmm. The first time we…*blushes* 
Lo: Nope. 
Lily: The second time?  
Lo: *grins* Colder. 
Lily: So it was in high school?
Lo: Warmer. 
Lily: *turns to look at him and narrows her eyes* Are you even going to tell me? 
Lo: I’ll tell you, but everyone else is a different fucking story. *leans in and starts whispering in her ear*
Lily: *turns red and her eyes get very big. When Lo pulls away she nods* Yeah, don’t tell the press that, please. 
Lo: *kisses her temple and then looks ahead* Next question.

Have you always known that you’re going to lose your virginity to Lily? Did you regret that you were not Lily’s first? How did you feel when you found out?

Lo: Did I know I was going to lose my virginity to her? Hell no. Did I want to? Hell yes. Do I wish I could have fucked her before she started down the path to her addiction? Every goddamn day. 
Lily: *poking his arm* You forgot to answer the last question. 
Lo: *wraps his arm around her waist* I forgot, remind me, love.
Lily: How did you feel about it? *Holds up both hands* But if you don’t want to answer, you don't have to. 
Lo: No it’s fine…I don’t know how I felt. I was fucking drunk. 

How do you feel every time you know that Lily’s with her hook ups or having sex with someone else?

Lo: She’s only hooking up with me, so I feel very satisfied. Thanks for asking. *flashes dry smile*
Lily: They’re asking about before we became a couple. *looks to interviewers apologetically* He doesn’t like the press that much. 
Lo: *glances from Lily and back to the interviewers, his jaw sharpening* Next question. 

You were best friends for so many years. Three years of that you were in a pretend relationship. Why did it take you long enough to tell Lily that you can be enough for her? Why wait for Lily to ask you if she can have sex with you? Why did you not take the initiative to tell her that you want to do it again?

Lo: *lets out a long groan* These questions are so difficult. 
Lily: *nudges side* Maybe I can answer them for you?
Lo: *looks to her with a softer gaze and nods*
Lily: *clears her throat and straightens up* Lo is an alcoholic. *turns to Lo* How’d I do? 
Lo: *grins and stares at her like he could kiss her* Perfect. 

Any special plans for your upcoming wedding? Where do you plan to go on your honeymoon?

Lo: Plans. We don’t plan. I think you must have us confused with King Connor and Queen Rose. 
Lily: *raises her hand* Oh, oh, oh! But a great honeymoon would be in a bed. *looks to Lo* Wink wink. 
Lo: *laughs* You’re supposed to actually wink, not say it. 
Lily: *tries to wink, but it looks more like a nervous twitch*
Lo: Alright. You win. *continues to laugh and holds her closer (just so everyone knows that she's his)*

To Connor, when did you feel that you’re attracted to Rose? 

Connor: The moment I saw her. And it only intensified the moment she opened her mouth. 
Rose: *turns to him with heated eyes* We’re talking to the press; you need to clarify, Richard. 
Connor: *tries hard not to smile* When she opened her mouth to argue with me. She can be—
Rose: Wonderful. *Smiles sharply*
Connor: I was going to say “challenging” but I suppose wonderful is a fair, albeit slightly biased choice, darling. 
Rose: *rolls eyes* 

If Lily did not take you as a tutor, will there still be a chance that you will date Rose?

Connor: Of course. There’s a chance most things could happen. It’s not an impossible path, so there was a probability for it. 

You’ve waited for a year before you slept with Rose. That was a long time and I admire your patience. Did you feel from the start that she’s the one for you?

Connor: Yes. There was no one else comparable to her. 

Rose wants to start a family at age 35. Now that you and Rose are married, what’s next?

Connor: We’re young still. 
Rose: *butts in* What he means to say is that not every marriage has to jumpstart into spawning children. 
Connor:  And we’re focusing on our careers. 
Rose: And helping Loren and Lily get healthy. 
Connor: Basically, we’re very busy. *smiles genially*

Are you disappointed or do you have any regrets that your father is not present in your life?

Connor:  I turned out, in my opinion, incredibly well.  And I’m not looking for a father figure now. I don’t need one. 

So Ryke, your book is coming out on the 28th. What can we expect from Hothouse Flower? And how hot are the sex scenes? 

Ryke: Look, it’s private. I don’t want this all over the fucking tabloids
Daisy: *cups hands to her mouth and whispers* Spoilers

You’re always referred to as an asshole and a jackass. Can you tell us something that we don’t know about you aside from you’re a captain of the track team and you want to free solo the Yosemite mountains?

Ryke:  I don’t fucking know. *runs a hand through his hair in frustration* Did Lo have a fucking hard time with these? 
Daisy: I know one! *claps hands and looks to Ryke* You mind?
Ryke: *hesitates* Keep it PG, Calloway. 
Daisy: *grins and then turns to the interviewers* He’s scared of stingrays. It’s the Steve Erwin effect. 
Ryke *shakes head* She’s kidding. 
Daisy: *mouths “he wishes”*

Daisy does not project a damsel on distress. She can uphold her own. So why do you feel the need to protect her? 

Ryke: If I see a girl standing on the ledge of a bridge, about to jump, I’m going to grab her. It’s not just Daisy. That’s just how I’m fucking hardwired. 
Daisy: Like a robot. 
Ryke: *nods* like a fucking robot. 

Why journalism?

Ryke: Because they make you choose something as a fucking freshman. I thought English classes wouldn’t be that time consuming, and then I could do what I love— run and climb.  
Daisy: You always leave out the best parts. 
Ryke: Then tell them, Calloway. 
Daisy: *turns to interviewers* He can speed read, so he knew he could fly through required reading really fast. Pretty cool, huh?

Why did it take you long enough to reach out to Lo? And if that scene in the Halloween party did not occur, will you still seek out Lo?

Ryke: *brows furrow and stands up from the chair* I need a fucking bathroom break. *nods to Daisy*
Daisy: *touches her chest* You want me to accompany you to the bathroom? *grins* I’d be honored.
Ryke: *rolls eyes* Just come on. *leaves quickly and Daisy follows behind*

Krista and Becca plan to have a follow up on Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower. What say you, Connor and Ryke? Connor, will we see a diamond-studded belt in your second book? Ryke, Connor and Rose are married and Lo and Lil are engaged. Should we anticipate another engagement party or wedding? 

Ryke: *returns to room with Connor and Lo* I don’t fucking know. 
Lo: Should we hire a fortune teller. That seemed to work out well before. *smiles*
Connor: *gives him a look* Let’s leave predictions to science and not hocus pocus.  
Ryke: *nods to interviewer* I’m going to ask for the next question so I don’t have to listen to Cobalt prattle on about the Theory of Relativity. 
Lo: I’ll second that.

You all know that Krista and Becca plastered your asses in their page right? What can you all say to this and to the fact that all the ladies ogled your butts?

Ryke: I don’t fucking care. 
Connor: While I unfortunately, share the same sentiments as Ryke, I prefer to express them in a more civilized way. 
Lo: *laughs* You have more than your ass circulating around the internet. How is that for civilized? 
Connor: Darling, you just wish your ass looked like mine. 
Lo: *laughs more*
Ryke: *glares* Please, next fucking question. 

To the three of you, what part do you use best: lips, tongue, teeth, or hands?

Ryke: Tongue.
Lo: *waves his fingers with a half-smile*
Connor: I excel with all of them. 

Again to the three of you, say the first thing that comes into mind when you hear the word:

Word 
Ryke: Fuck.
Lo: English.
Connor: *cringes* “Bro.”

Color
Ryke: Green
Lo: Red
Connor: Universe
Ryke: Had to be a fucking smartass with that one, didn’t you, Cobalt?

Food
Ryke: Survival
Lo: Tacos
Connor: Hunger

Place
Ryke: Outside
Lo: House
Connor: Paris

Season
Ryke: Summer
Lo: Fall
Connor: Winter

Smell
Ryke: Gross
Lo: Nasty
Connor: Senses

Music
Ryke: Modest Mouse
Lo: House Music
Connor: *looks at them* Those are both two words
Ryke: Shut the fuck up and choose. 
Connor: Opera

Movie
Ryke: Rocky
Lo: X2
Connor: Amadeus 

Foreplay 
Ryke: Her
Lo: *glares* Who’s her?
Ryke: Just a general “her”. Not whoever you were fucking thinking. 
Lo: *sighs* Difficult. *pauses* with Lily. *looks to Connor* And yeah, that needed an explanation. 
Connor: *lets it slide* Stimulating

Sex
Ryke: Fuck
Lo: Lily
Connor: Kinky

Position
Ryke: Any
Lo: Top
Connor: Top

BDSM
Ryke: Connor
Lo: Connor
Connor: *grins* Amazing

Best time to have sex
Ryke: Anytime
Lo: Anytime
Connor: Anytime

Best place to have sex
Ryke: Outside
Lo: Anywhere
Connor: Shower

Choose one

Sunrise or sunset
Ryke: Sunrise
Lo: Neither
Connor: Sunset

Day or night
Ryke: Night
Lo: Neither
Connor: *looks to Lo* You can’t choose neither for this one too. There’s no other time in the day, especially if you just practically disqualified dusk and dawn from the last question. 
Lo: *groans* Night, I guess. At least I can…
Ryke: Fuck Lily
Lo: Yep. 
Connor: *looks to interviewer* Day

Light or dark
Ryke: Dark
Lo: Dark
Connor: Light

Snow or rain
Ryke: Snow
Lo: Rain
Connor: Rain

Beach or park
Ryke: Beach
Lo: Park
Connor: Park

Eyes or lips
Ryke: Lips
Lo: Lips
Connor: Eyes

Boobs or butt
Ryke: Both
Lo: Whatever
Connor: Either

Long hair or short hair
Ryke: Both
Lo: Short
Connor: Long

Hair up or hair down
Ryke: Down
Lo: Either
Connor: Either

Throat or earlobe
Ryke: Throat
Lo: Earlobe
Connor: Throat

Kiss or hug
Ryke: Both
Lo: Kiss
Connor: Kiss

Bite or lick lips
Ryke: Lick
Lo: Lick
Connor: Bite

Cuddling or spooning
Ryke: Both
Lo: Cuddling
Connor: Spooning

Lights on or lights off 
Ryke: On
Lo: Either
Connor: On

Slow and soft or hard and fast
Ryke: Both
Lo: Either *pauses and looks at Ryke* Why can’t you just say ‘either’ instead of ‘both’ like the rest of us?
Ryke: I don’t fucking know
Connor: Hard and fast

Shower or tub 
Ryke: Both
Lo: Either *frustrated sigh at Ryke* You’re annoying me, bro.
Ryke: I always fucking annoy you.
Connor: Shower

Loud or quiet
Ryke: Either *looks at Lo* Happy?
Lo: That’s a strong word. I’m content. *answers question* Quiet
Connor: Loud

Eyes open or eyes shut
Ryke: Both
Lo: Shut
Connor: Open

Hair pulling or nail scraping scalp
Ryke: Either
Lo: Pulling
Connor: Scraping

Bite marks or nail marks
Ryke: Either
Lo: Nails
Connor: Bites

On her back or on her stomach
Ryke: Either
Lo: How can you like everything?
Ryke: Why are you busting my balls today? Just let me answer these in fucking peace.
Connor: You’re not really answering them.
Ryke: *groans* I don’t know. Depending on the fucking girl, these answers change for me. 
Lo: Whatever. Let’s keep going. My brother’s being a puss. 
Ryke: *flips him off*
Lo: *answers question* Stomach
Connor: Back

On her knees or down on all fours
Ryke: *hesitates to give a different answer* Knees
Lo: Knees
Connor: On all fours

Against the wall or on a flat surface like the counter or table
Ryke: Wall for some positions, flat surface for others. *looks at Lo* Fucking better?
Lo: We’re getting there. *answers question* Flat surface
Connor: Flat surface

Blow job or come inside
Ryke: Coming 
Connor: That wasn’t an option.
Ryke: Well I fucking made it one, Cobalt
Lo: *answers question* Coming
Connor: Either

Jennifer Lawrence or Miley Cyrus
Ryke: I don’t care
Lo: Miley
Connor: Jennifer *looks to both guys* That was a very in depth interview, you guys ready to go get something to eat? 
Lo: As long as it’s not sushi again. I hate that shit. 
*All the guys stand up together*
Ryke: Isn’t that Rose’s favorite? 
Lo: *Laughs* Really? I had no clue. 
Connor: *Turns to interviewers as Ryke and Lo leave* Thanks for having us on your blog today. We had a great time. *Follows them out*

(special thanks to the Mauve Fairy for the interview and 2nd giveaway)



Title: Hothouse Flower 
Authors: Krista and Becca Ritchie 
Series: Calloway Sisters #2 (Spin-off of the Addicted series) 
Publication Date: March 28, 2014 


Summary:

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. 
Purchase: Amazon: Link not available until March 28th


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) (coming soon) 
Addicted After All (Addicted #3) (coming soon) 


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: www.kbritchie.com


 Enter to Win: $15 Amazon Gift Card & 3 Kindle Ebooks of Hothouse Flower 
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38 comments :

  1. This interview was fantastic. It had me literally laughing out loud and moments. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. i know! i was laughing too while reading the answers!

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  2. Oh, and Connor is my favorite so far... but Ryke just might unseat him after HF. ;)

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  3. That was an awesome interview!!! All the LiLo parts made my heart skip a beat. I swear those two are my OTP! :D

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    1. thank you jenn! tnx for the help in proofreading the questions :)

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  4. Love the interview smiled and laughed out loud a few times, can't wait for for March 28th is it here yet??? Any chance for early release? eternally optimistic...

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    1. we all wish HF wld be released early! 4 more days!!

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  5. Oh, and Conner always Conner and Please can we see diamond studded collar:)

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  6. Lo and Ryke fighting is always good fun

    I can't wait to read HF!

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    1. i agree with you! their banters are fun to read!

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  7. Hahaha, I laughed out so many times it's not even funny. Loved this interview:) Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. your welcome :) so happy you found the interview enjoyable ♥

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  8. LiLo is so adorable!
    I love them all, but Connor's more my speed. ;)
    Thanks for this great interview! <3

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    1. thank you and welcome! had fun doing the interview!!

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  9. I loved the interview!! Lo is my favorite.

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  10. love the interview! love them all yeah i'm greedy :P

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  11. wow the interview is incredible
    love lo ryke and connor!!

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    1. the three of them are just so lovable i really can't choose!

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  12. Wow this interview rocked. I love all the men, super hot. Can't wait for Ryke. Thanks for the chance.

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  13. This was by far my favorite interview ! Gosh Lo <3

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    1. thank you glad you enjoyed it! ♥

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  14. I love them all for different reasons.....
    Lo is 'snarky' and full of life. Conner has that dominant side that is oh, so hot. Ryke has some serious sex appeal!!
    I just can't choose one!

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  15. This is an INCREDIBLE series. I was hooked from the beginning. I love the relationships, the characters are fabulous. So much emotion, support and love between friends, lovers, family.

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  16. Lo is definitely my fav. Ryke and Connor are tied for second.

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  17. Thanks you for this awesome giveaway!!

    And I haven't read any of these books yet, but they are on my TBR and I can't wait!! :)

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  18. Great interview, love them all! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  19. Great interview! I love all the main characters of this series but if I had to pick a favourite couple, it would have to be Lily & Lo all the way! They're just so quirky and adorable together. I can't wait for HF though--looking forward to Ryke opening up to Daisy.

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