Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Review: Amour Amour by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Hi Fizzle Force! Here is my review of Amour Amour. If you haven't read it yet, don't worry, I try to keep my reviews spoiler free. You'll be delighted to hear that there are lots of references to the Addicted world within the book! In case it's not obvious enough in my review, I absolutely LOVE this book!  I love that Krista & Becca's stories are so realistic that it feels like they could truly happen in real life. The characters they create are so endearing and I feel as if they could be my friends. Thoralai is my new otp!

Amour AmourAmour Amour by Krista Ritchie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After finishing the Addicted Series and loving it, I was extremely excited to get my hands on this new standalone novel by Krista & Becca Ritchie. These authors are some of my absolute favorites from whom I'd immediately buy every book they put out.

I find that one of the things I love about these authors' books is the one resounding theme with all the male leads - they all let their women be. They're not manipulative or controlling (except for maybe Connor Cobalt from Kiss the Sky, but he's a green rooster (one of a kind) so he's on a league of his own anyway) and they treat their women with utmost respect.

Amour Amour has that and everything I love! Swoon-worthy alpha male, no insufferable main character, no instalove, wonderful supporting cast, awesome lasting friendships, humor, and a happy ending. Plus, there's no cheating and no love triangles.

The book instantly lures you in from the prologue and I was hooked after the first two chapters. The UST between Thora and Nikolai is so steamy and so thick you could cut it with a knife! The chemistry and pull between them is...WOW! It's intense from the very first time they meet. Their kisses...OMG O.O

And Nikolai (Nik)! Oh Nik. He's such a mystery and a great positive force in Thora's life. I need a Nik in my life. I think we all need a Nik in our lives! I just love the advice he gives and the things he says to Thora.

"Don't count your losses before you see the scoreboard. It'll plague you with insecurities that aren't worth your energy or emotions."

Everything about him and the way he is with Thora is just so mesmerizing. I love how he cares for his family, for his siblings. He drives people to do their best and it's so inspiring. This whole story is inspiring! Amour Amour inspires you to go after your dreams. To take the risk because you never know what you're capable of, or what could happen if you don't give yourself a chance to find out. Yes, there could be roadblocks to your success; to reaching your goal, but it's not the end. You have to work hard to get what you want. Usually, the ones that aren't easy to get; the ones that take a lot more effort to reach are the ones worth so much more in the end. You get a greater sense of accomplishment and you cherish it that much more because you know that you did it all.
"The things greater than us, Thora, they're not impossible. It's just fear talking, telling you that you can't when you can."
Thora is so relatable. Everything she goes through and all her trials and tribulations are a lot of the same stuff I go through or have gone through. Someone once told me, "if you think you can or you think you can't, you're right!" It's all in our mind and when we feel like we can't do something, we don't try as hard to get it and we give up too easily. I love how Thora is her own cheerleader. She motivates herself to do better and to be better. I want to be like her.

And then there are the supporting characters like John and Timo that I can't get enough of. Camila and Katya who are just adorable and so likeable! I wish there were more about them in the book.

This book is just...I don't even have a good enough word to describe it. I know for a fact that I'm reading it again soon! It makes me want to go to Vegas and see a circus (such as Cirque du Soleil), both of which I've never done! And of course, I love that this book is in the same universe as the Addicted Series. All the mentions of the characters from the Addicted series (Ryke, Daisy, Connor, Rose, Lily, and Loren), the drinks (Fizz Life, Diet Fizz, Lightning Bolt!), and the reality TV show, Princesses of Philly (PoPhilly) made me all giddy with excitement! I can't wait to read this one again!

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Monday, December 1, 2014


Krista & Becca's Facebook page recently reached 5K Likes!  WOW!!  To celebrate, they are having a super MASSIVE Giveaway on their blog, with a total of 35 winners!!  Lots of prizes and plenty of chances for you to win!  Click on the image below to head to their blog now and enter in the Giveaway.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Addicted: One Year Blogiversary

November 23.  It's been one year since I decided to start this Fan Page blog.  Wow.

In the past year, I've learned a lot on how to be a proper blogger and I've managed to make this blog look the way it is now.  Boy, have I collected A LOT of information on the Addicted series.  And I'm not even finished yet!  I will continue to add more pages and more links as necessary whenever I get new information that I believe needs to be shared.  This blog will continue to grow, even after all the books in the series have been published.

It will go beyond and into the "Like Us" series, which (for those of you who have read Addicted After All have recently discovered)  ***SPOILER ALERT***

If you're interested,  you can read the history of how I started this blog here and what makes me so crazy for the Addicted series!

So, as long as Krista & Becca keep giving us more information from the Addicted world, I'll keep spreading the love, and this blog will remain active ☺︎

Okay, so I'm not really one to say much and I'm sure you're all expecting that there's a giveaway at the end of all this.  Well, of course there's a giveaway to celebrate my first blogiversary!  Psh, how could there not be?!  It's also my way of saying thanks to all who follow my crazy fangirling blog ☺︎

Here are the prizes for all you lovely Addicted fans (Fizzle Force unite!):
★ 1 winner will get a set of LiLo, Coballoway, or Raisy T-shirt and boyshorts (winner's choice)
★ 1 winner will get a Keep Calm T-shirt and mug (winner's choice on the selection of shirts)
★ 1 winner will get a Fizz Life T-Shirt
★ 1 winner will get a Fizzle Force tote bag
★ 1 winner will get a Get Addicted tote bag
★★ 2 winners will get a signed paperback copy of any 1 of the Addicted books (winner's choice, includes the Spin-offs)

Get a closer look at all the merch here:
⭐︎ LiLo, Coballoway, and Raisy T-shirts and boyshorts
⭐︎ Keep Calm T-shirt and mug
⭐︎ Fizz Life T-shirt
⭐︎ Fizzle Force tote bag
⭐︎ Get Addicted tote bag


Open Internationally. 
Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 or over to enter. 
7 Winners

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Damaged Like Us

Damaged Like Us

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: 2015


First of all, this cover.  May I just say...

Okay, so when I first heard that Krista & Becca are going to write a new series, I totally freaked out!  I was excited beyond words and couldn't exactly express the magnitude of feels!!

I eventually calmed down some and did a little happy dance.

So, here's the scoop from Krista & Becca -- very briefly: this is about a group of twenty-somethings raised in the public eye, with no control over their labels or how people perceive them. With a strong focus on family, romance, love, and college -- you'll witness three people tied by blood navigate life. Only difference between them and you: they're doing it all underneath the brightest, hottest -- sometimes unbearable -- spotlight.

You can get more details about the Like Us series in the back of Addicted After All (Addicted #3).

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: kbritchie.com

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Thursday, November 13, 2014


Addicted After All just reached over 100 reviews on Amazon (98 of which are 5 stars!), so true to their word, Krista & Becca have released a Rose & Connor (aka Coballoway) BONUS MATERIAL!!

 GO FORTH and satisfy your Coballoway craving!  The photo below shows where this bonus material falls within the Addicted Series Timeline.


Also, in spirit of the Coballoway Bonus Material, check out these really cool Character Profile edits for Rose and Connor by the ever talented Siiri from Little Pieces of Imagination. (She also did one for Lily and Lo here)

DON'T FORGET: the next Live Chat with Krista & Becca is this coming Friday, November 14th, at 9PM EST.  You can start asking your questions by using the hashtag #FizzLive on Twitter, or by using Google doc in the link below.

❊ Ask post-AAA questions now ➜ http://kbritchie.com/…/live-youtube-chat-this-friday-ask-us…



1.  Win a Kindle Paperwhite by visiting the blog stops on the AAA Promo Tour ➜ http://kbritchie.com/…/addicted-after-all-tour-schedule.html

2.  Win a $20 Amazon Gift Card & Iron Man sweatshirt ➜ http://kbritchie.com/…/its-halloween-that-means-its-loren-h…

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Updates from Krista & Becca

Mark your calendar!  There will be a  post-AAA Live Chat sometime this Friday, November 14th, so keep your eyes peeled for the time it will take place!  Just finished reading Addicted After All and have a ton of questions about it?  Ask away!  Krista & Becca will be answering them live on YouTube!

Also, teasers for Amour Amour, their next standalone novel (think Center Stage meets Cirque du Soleil) will start being released soon! Make sure your post notifications from Krista & Becca are turned on (not in that way. Just to be clear!)

Check out this awesome Amour Amour fan made book trailer by Mauve Fairy

Want some Coballoway or Raisy BONUS material?  Make sure to post your review of Addicted After All on Amazon!  Once it receives 100 reviews, Krista & Becca are going to release some Coballoway or Raisy bonus material!!


1.  Win a Kindle Paperwhite by visiting the blog stops on the AAA Promo Tour ➜ http://kbritchie.com/…/addicted-after-all-tour-schedule.html

2.  Win a Wampa hat! ➜ http://kbritchie.com/…/addicted-after-all-tour-new-giveaway…

3.  Win a $20 Amazon Gift Card & Iron Man sweatshirt ➜ http://kbritchie.com/…/its-halloween-that-means-its-loren-h…

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Review: Addicted After All (Addicted #3) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Addicted After All (Addicted, #3)Addicted After All by Krista & Becca Ritchie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Goodness me, where do I even begin with this book? With this series!? I can't form any coherent thoughts right now with all the LiLo, Coballoway, and Raisy feels flooding my mind and rushing through me. How do I even translate everything I'm feeling into words? I'll start with this quote since it's pretty spot on.
"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was." ~Ernest Hemingway
I don’t know what else to say except that I feel like I’m saying farewell to my closest and dearest friends. Whatever reservations you’ve had about reading this series, please put them aside and give it a chance. Addicted After All completes the series so you can begin with Addicted to You and work your way up. This could be your next favorite series of all time. You just never know. I admit that it's a pretty big commitment with 5 books (not including the spinoffs, Kiss the Sky and Hothouse Flower), but the ending of Lil and Lo’s story is very, very rewarding. You get to witness the characters progress from their lowest points and weakest moments to their strongest.
"We've been obliterated and we've come together whole for the first time. Our lives are meteor showers on rewind. I don't think we even knew what we'd be once we pieced ourselves back."
The authors did a fantastic job of building the characters and supporting characters where it feels like you've known these people for a long time. Not only that, but it is something you can truly imagine happening in real life. Krista and Becca Ritchie have grown as writers this past year and it clearly shows within the pages of this book!

There are SO many wonderful unforgettable moments in Addicted After All. It’s a complete contrast from Addicted to You. No longer do Lil and Lo hide from their problems or run away from challenges. They face them head on and with more conviction. This series has taught me to never give up even when you hit your lowest point. It’s all just temporary. The moment that you give up is when it all becomes permanent. It's like Tony Robbins said:
“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.”
Witnessing Lily and Lo’s journey from rock bottom to their battle to sobriety, and standing beside them cheering them on as they fight for their happily ever after is the most gratifying of all. And the love that Lil and Lo have for each other truly, truly shines.
"I love how he makes me feel normal. How my brain isn't some vast deep filthy wasteland to him. In his eyes, I'm some kind of perfect."
you are perfect

I cried so much with this book, but they were happy tears for the most part. It's like following your favorite television show for YEARS and then watching the finale. As you watch, you anxiously hope and pray that the characters get the ending that they deserve. In this book, everything that I hoped for was satisfied and more! My respect for Jonathan Hale rose then wavered. It's so obvious how much he loves his sons and OMG! That security code!? *dies with all the feeeeels!* We find out who eventually inherits Hale Co. And we see what happens between Lily and her parents. As much as I hated Samantha in the past books, I actually grew to understand her in this one.

Also, one of the best parts about this book is that you get so much more of all six characters. The bromance and sisterly love is just AHH-mazing!

I love Lo and Connor’s friendship. I can’t get over how friggin cute and funny they are!
"He thinks he's poking at a weak spot of Connor's, but he's doing a poor job. He can't break the guy. He's built of titanium or some sort of indestructible alien material. Like Superman."
huge amount of bromantic love

LoCo in Mexico? Holy guacamole! I was completely done for after that! I cannot get them out of my head! I was in total shock and had to re-read that scene. It took me a moment to snap out of it. I'm really looking forward to Fuel the Fire and reading more about Connor!

The bond between Ryke and Lo and how much they truly love one another just gets to me! The way Lo looks up to Ryke and how much Ryke believes in Lo...*sigh*
"Ryke would endure hell for eternity if it meant that I could go to heaven. Once upon a time, I think I would've let him."
bromance hug

And I really loved seeing the girls together!


Their bonding moments are so much fun and a little crazy at times. I enjoyed seeing more of Poppy too! Maybe not so much Sam though. He grated on my nerves here and there. And I am so, so happy to have Daisy be more part of the group. I'm curious about what the future holds for her and Ryke and I can't wait to read more about them in Long Way Down

free daisy

Plus, it was really nice to see Lo & Rose's and Lily & Ryke's friendship develop into something so heartwarming and solid. In Lily's words, "I love the hot-tempered triad." I will forever cherish this group of six people and will never ever forget them for as long as I live!!

And oh my goodness, Lily! She is such a goof and she always cracks me up! I don't know how many times I cried from laughing because of her adorkableness. At one point, I laughed so hard that I peed a little. She is such a spaz! If there is anyone that I am going to miss the most, it's her (and her dirty mind).


It’s really sad to think that this is the final book in Lil and Lo’s POV, but I can revel in the fact that I have the entire series and I can read it again and again for as many times as I want. From the moment I opened Addicted to You, I was hooked in the way that the story unfolded. Such wonderful storytellers Krista and Becca Ritchie are. I want to continue to live in this world that they've created where a Lo, Lily, Rose, Connor, Ryke, and Daisy exist. I love all their different quirks and personalities and I absolutely love their sense of humor!

If I could give this 7 wonderful stars, I truly would! Addicted After All is BY FAR my FAVORITE book in the series!! Now, if you don't mind, I think I'll go find a secluded corner somewhere and cry quietly because my favorite series has ended.

ugly crying

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Monday, November 3, 2014


Ok, so if you've been hiding under a rock these past few days, you need to know that Addicted After All has been released and is now available for purchase - see purchase links below!

Available for Purchase:
Amazon | Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble

Fans in the Philippines can now order signed paperbacks of the series from Keeping8simple


Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Birthday Lo!

I'm so bummed that I've been pressed for time and didn't get to plan anything special to celebrate Lo's birthday ☹

However, my and Lanie's new partner in crime, Jennifer, at the Fizzle Force group page on Facebook has something fun going on at her blog for Lo's day!!

Head on over to The Fluttering Heart Book Nest to help us celebrate and wish Lo a happy birthday!  *psssst! There's also a GIVEAWAY involved!* 

What makes today even more special, aside from the fact that it's also Halloween ☺︎, is that today is also the release day for Addicted After All !  So, I'm sure most (if not all) of you fans out there are already busy reading Lily & Lo's last book in the Addicted Series.  I'm rooting for their happily ever after ❤︎

Krista & Becca are also celebrating Lo's special day (duh!) on their blog, so be sure to go forth and see what they've posted!  *psssst!  There's another GIVEAWAY involved!*

Also, if you missed it, here is the full Addicted After All Tour schedule with the link to all the stops!