Promo Tour: Thrive by Krista & Becca Ritchie (Character Interview/Pinterest)

Welcome to the Teacups & Book Love stop on the Thrive Promo Tour! I have an extremely special post to share with all of you Addicted fans! *squeals, hops up and down* Knowing Krista and Becca's love for Pinterest, I decided to introduce the Addicted cast to the site and see what they could come up with! This is what happened...

(A little note: This interview is set prior to Thrive, Kiss the Sky, & Hothouse Flower timeline. It’s the very end of July, right where Addicted for Now left off.)


Jullie: Thank you for spending time with me today, guys. I thought I’d have some fun with our interview and make it a little more hands-on. Does that sound alright?

Lily: *turns red* How hands-on...?

Ryke: *teeters back on two legs of his chair* Not like that, Lily. 

Lily: Oh. *stares at his closeness and makes a concerted effort to scoot her chair closer to Lo.* *looks to Jullie and motions between herself and Lo* We’re together. 

Lo: *wraps his arm around Lily* She knows that, love.

Lily: *whispers* You never know who’s into Team Ryly, Lo. They could be everywhere. We have to take precautions. 

Lo: *looks to his brother* Can you go sit next to Connor? You’re making Lily paranoid.

Ryke: *extends his arms* I didn’t do a f*cking thing. I’m literally just sitting here. 

Lo: Don’t make me kick your chair. 

Ryke: *groans and gives Lily a look

Lily: *whisper-hisses to Ryke* don’t make eye-contact with me. They’ll blog about how you seduced me with your male gaze.

Ryke: *stands up and sits on the end* You need to get your head checked, Calloway. *nods to Jullie* Let’s start this thing.

Jullie: There are tablets here for each of you, opened to the Pinterest app. Your mission, should you choose to accept it...*waggles eyebrows* to create a board all about your significant other. For example, Lily will pick things that remind her of Lo, and Lo will find stuff that reminds him of Lily. Ryke,'ll just be paired together. I hope that's okay. *notices Lo fidget, open his mouth to protest* Well! *claps hands together* As long as everyone understands, you may!

Rose: *snatches the tablet out of Lily’s hand* Lily can’t have internet. 

Lo: I’m watching her. She’s fine. Release your pterodactyl claws and give the tablet back to her.

Lily: It’s just Pinterest. It’s not like there’s porn on here...right? *turns to Connor*

Connor: Why would I know that?

Lily: You know everything. 

Connor: I know more than all of you, but I’ve had no reason to go on Pinterest until now *scrolls through his tablet and grins*

Daisy: *crosses her legs on her chair* I think Lily should participate. It’s supposed to be a group thing and fun. 

Lily: What she said. 

Rose: *sighs* Fine, but I’m watching you too. 

Lily: *nods fiercely* No porn. Got it. *everyone quiets as they find pictures, some muffled laughter comes from Lily, and when all eyes pin to her, she reddens quite a bit*

Lily: *speaks quickly* It was a picture of Grumpy Cat. No porn, I promise! 

*everyone resumes their Pinterest hunt*

Jullie: Lily, you can go first! Drum roll, please...

Lily: *speaks quickly as everyone stares at her board* Julian Keller, aka Hellion, from X-Men always reminds me of Lo. It’s his favorite. So are the tacos. And we both love Harry Potter. I don’t think either of us would be a match for a Dementor *glances at Lo for his reaction*

Lo: *nods in agreement and smiles*

Lily: *breathes out with more confidence* And then the others remind me of Lo because he’s tall, and I love know, he slowly takes off his shirt... *blushes* *nods resolutely* Done.

Connor: You skipped one.

Lily: No I didn’t. *clears throat*

Lo: *whispers in her ear*

Ryke: What’s with the half-naked guy by the trunk of his car?

Lily: Oh that...he’s a Calvin Klein model. Not porn.

Ryke: Yeah, but what the f*ck is he doing?

Lo: *dryly* taking a picture.

Ryke: Thanks. I didn’t realize that.

Rose: Let’s move on.

Jullie: Okay, Lo, let’s see yours! 

Lo: *looks straight into Lily’s eyes as he speaks* Lily reminds me of Laura Kinney, an X-Men, and Lil is always wearing a Star Wars Wampa cap.

Lily: *can’t stop smiling*

Lo: She’s also a great cuddler, even if cuddling turns into sex. I’m not complaining. And she has a thing for bathtubs.

Lily: A sad thing? *looks closer at the picture*

Lo: Yeah, a sad thing. But it’s okay because we’re usually sad together.

Jullie: Next, Rose...

Rose: The board illustrates Connor’s narcissism, the fact that his cat is the king of their relationship, and that he has okay style. *avoids a full compliment with ease*

Connor: Sadie is a girl, so she’d be a queen, darling.

Rose: *glares* And Connor always has to be right.

Connor: I don’t always have to be right, I always am. And your fact was wrong.

Rose: I have no idea why we’re together. *crosses her ankles and raises her chin*

Connor: *grins* She loves me.

Julllie: *gets distracted by Connor's smile* *clears throat* How about your board, Connor?

Rose: *interjects before Connor can explain* First of all, I’m never getting married, so your board is already a lie.

Connor: I never said that I was foretelling the future. And my board is honest, one day you probably will be married. To me. Just in case you needed that spelled out for you.

Rose: *points at the girl in the bathtub* And my books are on a shelf, where they should be.

Connor: *grins and then looks to Jullie* To be clear, my dick is bigger than her heels, but for every other man, it’s not. 

Jullie: *eyes widen slightly* *blushes*

Rose: *rolls her eyes and almost smiles when she sees Aubrey Hepburn*

Connor: She loves diamonds.

Rose: I do.

Connor: See, I already have her saying “I do.”

Rose: *swats him with her clutch purse*

Jullie: Daisy, you’re up!

Daisy: *stands on her chair and clears her throat* Ryke is like a wild animal, but still friendly, so note the tiger hug. *points to the picture*

Ryke: *raises brows* Cute, Calloway.

Daisy: *smiles brightly* Ryke also curses a lot, hence the “fuck you pie.” He can also cook, but not that well.

Ryke: True. *eyes narrow at the pictures* What’s up with the fucking ram?

Daisy: That’s what I picture when you’re rock climbing.

Ryke: *flips her off*

Daisy: *laughs*

Jullie: *high-fives Daisy for the ram picture* *covers mouth to stifle laughing* And, last but not least, Ryke...

Ryke: She likes chocolate cake and cliff diving.

Daisy: That’s it?

Ryke: *eyes flicker to his brother, who’s glaring* Yep.

Daisy: I think I should’ve added “short but sweet” on my board for you.

Ryke: *tilts further back in his chair while he looks at her* There’s nothing sweet about this board.

Daisy: Cake. You have a picture of cake. That is literally and metaphorically sweet. You practically put an orgasm on your board for me.

Lo: *groans* Inappropriate, Daisy.

Ryke: *eyes stay locked on Daisy* If I put an orgasm on your board, that would be inaccurate. How many have you actually had, Calloway?

Lo: *stands up quickly* Game over. Thanks, Jullie, for having us. *walks down to his brother and grips his shoulder to pull him up out of his chair*

Ryke: *whispers to his brother as they head out, but his words are indistinguishable*

Jullie: Thank you for the interview, everyone!  *collects tablets from the rest of the group* We'll have to do this again, soon. *smiles and waves goodbye*


Addicted, #2.5
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 series.

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.