Thursday, January 30, 2014

Giveaway: Signed Paperback of KISS THE SKY

Krista & Becca are giving away a signed paperback copy of Kiss the Sky!

Click here or see details below

Lil + Lo

Lil + Lo = OTP

KISS THE SKY: New Poster!

With heartfelt thanks from the twin writing duo




Daisy, Paris Fashion Week, Rose & Poppy's Middle Name

A couple of questions were asked on Krista & Becca's tumblr account, Fizz Life:

Daisy Paris Fashion Week

Rose and Poppy Middle Name



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NEW: HOTHOUSE FLOWER TEASER POSTER!!!!

Ok, I had to take a minute (ok maybe several minutes) to stop fangirling before I was able to post this latest news from our twin writing duo.



AUTHOR SIGNING: Houston Book Rave

http://houstonbookrave.blogspot.com/

Anyone live near Houston, TX?  (Lucky ducks!) It looks like our favorite twin writing duo may be making an appearance there this November!

Houston Book Rave

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Questions Asked Through Fizz Life + More Information on Addicted Series Timeline

There were a couple of questions asked on Krista & Becca's tumblr page, Fizz Life:



Krista & Becca dish on the Addicted Series Timeline:

Saturday, January 25, 2014

KISS THE SKY is now available!

Kiss the Sky is now available!
Buy Here: Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble















Friday, January 24, 2014

RELEASE BLITZ: Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie

 

Title: Kiss the Sky


Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie


Genre: New Adult Standalone Romance


Release Date: January 24, 2014


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Synopsis
Virgin. Sex addict. Daredevil. Alcoholic. Smartass … Jackass. Her five friends are about to be filmed. Reality TV, be prepared.

Rose Calloway thought she had everything under control. At twenty-three, she’s a Princeton graduate, an Academic Bowl champion, a fashion designer and the daughter of a Fortune 500 mogul. But with a sex addict as a sister and roommate, nothing comes easy.

After accepting help from a producer, Rose agrees to have her life filmed for a reality television show. The Hollywood exec is her last chance to revive her struggling fashion line, and boundaries begin to blur as she’s forced to make nice with a man who always has his way.

Twenty-four-year-old Connor Cobalt is a guy who bulldozes weak men. He’s confident, smart-as-hell and lives with his equally ambitious girlfriend, Rose Calloway. Connor has to find a way to protect Rose without ruining the show. Or else the producer will get what Connor has always wanted—Rose’s virginity.

This New Adult Standalone Romance can be described as Friends meets The Real World. Expect fist fights, drugs, sex of varying degrees, crude humor and competitive alpha males. Definitely for mature readers audiences only.
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Buy the Book

Amazon US
Amazon UK

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kiss-the-sky-krista-ritchie/1118231485?ean=2940148187141
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My Review
This is a standalone book and is a spinoff from the Addicted series. If you haven't read the series, no worries. You don't need to have read it in order to read this one. However, I do urge you to read it in order to get the full effect of the awesome-ness that is Kiss the Sky.

WOW WOW WOW. Mind: Blown.

I had some pretty big expectations for this book and let me tell you, Krista & Becca Ritchie did not disappoint! I have to admit, I think this is the best that they have written so far. And that's saying a lot for me since I am completely obsessed with the Addicted series! To say that I think I might like the spinoff better...well...that's just blasphemy.

Great points about this book:
  1. It's a standalone (as I've mentioned before) 
  2. No insta-love
  3. Solid relationship (and I mean solid as a rock)
  4. No cliffhangers at the end
  5. No cheating 
  6. No love triangle
  7. Lots of laughs (as well as tears) 
Bad points: 
.... Well.... honestly, I really have none to list. 

Here, I thought the story couldn't get any better than Lily and Lo's (from the Addicted series). I love being proved wrong :) 

Rose + Connor = perfection. Damn these two are a powerhouse couple! 
“They belong together the way books fit in a library.” 
In the Addicted series, you don't get to see much of Rose and Connor.  In Addicted to You (Addicted #1), Rose came off as a stuck up, spoiled, cold-hearted, bitch (in my opinion). 
"Rose frightens children, pets, and even grown males with her icy eyes and chilling glares." 
Connor also came off as stuck up but at least he didn't seem cold-hearted. I thought this was a good (and funny) quote of Connor in Addicted to You
"I sincerely think that Connor is asexual. Like a sponge. He probably wouldn't even notice if you [Lily] hit on him." 
Rose and Connor together were described as "two asexual people bonding together–a once in a lifetime happening." I mean, they were basically viewed by the other characters as robots. 
But through the series, we see more and more of Rose and Connor. We come to realize that Rose is quite possibly THE BEST sister anyone could have. She will go to the ends of the earth (even sacrifice her own life) for her sisters. In Kiss the Sky, we get to see inside Rose's head and we find out just how caring and loving she is, despite the tough exterior that she puts on. 

Then, there's Connor. To me, it was thrilling to see Connor change from the beginning to the end. I loved being inside his head because he was such an enigma in the Addicted series. In Kiss the Sky, we're given a glimpse of his childhood to show how he came to be the man that he is. And as the story progresses, we witness how he changes. How being with Rose turns some of his views askew and makes him question some of his major beliefs. I was pleasantly surprised by Connor. I'm a Ryke fan myself, but I fell in love with Connor in this book (I fell even more in love with Ryke and Lo too, but that's beside the point). I just couldn't help it! 

For all the Lily & Loren lovers, there is plenty of them in this book. Much more so than I expected; in fact, it made me miss them a lot, especially when Lily was being her goofy self. There was one chapter when I was just laughing non-stop. Loved the banter between all 6 main characters. And just as in the Addicted series, anytime there's a scene that involves the 3 guys, you can pretty much expect some laughs. 

I am also looking forward to reading Daisy and Ryke's story in Hothouse Flower (to be released Mar 2014)! Yet another spinoff from the Addicted series. I'm really interested in and can't wait to see what's going to happen between these two!! 

I found a lot of parts in this book just ridiculously funny! Even Rose was funny! Who knew Rose could be funny?!  But there were also a couple of parts where I was just a blubbering mess. Krista & Becca definitely know how to pull on my heartstrings. The ending had my chest swelling. My heart was literally beating out of my chest! My head is still spinning.  

Everyone is in for a treat! So, get ready to laugh your socks off and cry your eyes out! Kiss the Sky solidifies my desire to read every single book by Krista & Becca Ritchie! Love them to no end!!  

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KTS Release Blitz Excerpt
 
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About the Authors
150219_201945006672435_704378981_n   Krista Ritchie has a clone...or someone who looks exactly like her. If she's not writing books with her twin sister, she's pouring over entertainment news and ingesting copious amounts of pop culture. She likes tennis, that thing called the TV, and beating Becca (her clone) on Sega Genesis. She created YA Book Exchange to combat her book buying addiction and started Nawanda Files, a YA Book Blog that features books into movies news, to share her love for all things bookish. Oh, and she does something called science. Whatever that is. 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.

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Connect with the Authors

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Website | Krista Goodreads | Becca Goodreads

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

BIG NEWS: Kiss the Sky!

Krista & Becca have some BIG NEWS to share with us! 
Here is the link to purchase Kiss the Sky on Amazon!

Kiss the Sky Giveaway: Winners!

http://4ev3rythingaddictedseries.blogspot.com/2014/01/interview-kiss-sky-giveaway_8.htmlThanks to everyone who participated in the interview and entered the Kiss the Sky Giveaway! The winners have been chosen! If your name is listed below and you have not received an email from me, please let me know.

Happy reading!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Kassie's Book Thoughts: Teaser Tuesday #27: KISS THE SKY by Krista & Becca...

Head on over to Kassie's Book Thoughts to see the teaser on Kiss the Sky!

http://kassiesthoughts30.blogspot.com/2014/01/teaser-tuesday-27-kiss-sky-by-krista.html

Kassie's Book Thoughts: Teaser Tuesday #27: KISS THE SKY by Krista & Becca...: Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading . Anyone can play along :D! Just do the following: • Grab ...

3 DAYS UNTIL KISS THE SKY!

Krista & Becca talk about Kiss the Sky and what it means to them. Read all about it on their blog!

Monday, January 20, 2014

4 DAYS UNTIL KISS THE SKY!

It's almost here!


ONLY ONE DAY LEFT IN GIVEAWAY: INTERVIEW + KISS THE SKY GIVEAWAY!

If you haven't yet, make sure you check out the interview with Krista & Becca where the readers got to ask the questions never been asked before!  Only one day left in the Giveaway!  Enter for a chance to win an eBook of Kiss the Sky upon release day!

Addicted Series Fan Page: INTERVIEW + KISS THE SKY GIVEAWAY!: I'm sure there are plenty of you "addicts" out there who are counting down the days until Kiss the Sky is released. To help ...

Kennedy Ryan Interviews the "TwinPens"

Want to get a little bit more insight into Kiss the Sky, releasing this Friday, Jan 24th? Head on over to Kennedy Ryan Writes to get the scoop!

ADDICTED Interview with the Ritchie Sisters
 
Kiss the Sky - short teaser

Review: Kiss the Sky

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars



❤ An ARC was provided by the authors ❤

This is a standalone book and is a spinoff from the Addicted series. If you haven't read the series, no worries. You don't need to have read it in order to read this one. Since this book hasn't been released yet (release date is Jan 24, 2014), I will keep this review spoiler free.

WOW WOW WOW. Mind: Blown.

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I had some pretty big expectations for this book and let me tell you, Krista & Becca did not disappoint! I have to admit, I think this is the best that they have written so far. And that's saying a lot for me since I am completely obsessed with the Addicted series! To say that I think I might like the spinoff better...well...that's just blasphemy.

Great points about this book:
1. It's a standalone (as I've mentioned before)
2. No insta-love
3. Solid relationship (and I mean solid as a rock)
4. No cliffhangers at the end
5. No cheating
6. No love triangle
7. Lots of laughs (as well as tears)

Bad points:
....well....honestly, I really have none to list.

Here, I thought the story couldn't get any better than Lily and Lo's (from the Addicted series). I love being proved wrong :)

Rose + Connor = perfection. Damn these two are a powerhouse couple!

description

In the Addicted series, you don't get to see much of Rose and Connor. In Addicted to You (Addicted #1), Rose came off as a stuck up, spoiled, cold-hearted, bitch (in my opinion).

"Rose frightens children, pets, and even grown males with her icy eyes and chilling glares."


Connor also came off as stuck up but at least he didn't seem cold-hearted. I thought this was a good (and funny) quote of Connor in Addicted to You:

"I sincerely think that Connor is asexual. Like a sponge. He probably wouldn't even notice if you [Lily] hit on him."


Rose and Connor together were described as "two asexual people bonding together--a once in a lifetime happening." I mean, they were basically viewed by the other characters as robots.

But through the series, we see more and more of Rose and Connor. We come to realize that Rose is quite possibly THE BEST sister anyone could have. She will go to the ends of the earth (even sacrifice her own life) for her sisters. In Kiss the Sky we get to see inside Rose's head and we find out just how caring and loving she is, despite the tough exterior that she puts on.

Then, there's Connor. To me, it was thrilling to see Connor change from the beginning to the end. I loved being inside his head because he was such an enigma in the Addicted series. In Kiss the Sky, we're given a glimpse of his childhood to show how he came to be the man that he is. And as the story progresses, we witness how he changes. How being with Rose turns some of his views askew and makes him question some of his major beliefs. I was pleasantly surprised by Connor. I'm a Ryke fan myself, but I fell in love with Connor in this book (I fell even more in love with Ryke and Lo too, but that's beside the point). I just couldn't help it!

For all the Lily & Loren lovers, there is plenty of them in this book. Much more than I expected; in fact, it made me miss them a lot, especially when Lily was being her goofy self. There was one chapter when I was just laughing non-stop. Loved the banter between all 6 main characters. And just as in the Addicted series, anytime there's a scene that involves the 3 guys, you can pretty much expect some laughs.

I am also looking forward to reading Daisy and Ryke's story in Hothouse Flower (to be released Mar 2014)! I'm really interested in and can't wait to see what's going to happen between these two!!

description

I found a lot of parts in this book just ridiculously funny! Even Rose was funny! Who knew Rose could be funny?! But there were also a couple of parts where I was just a blubbering mess. Krista & Becca definitely know how to pull on my heartstrings. The ending had my chest swelling. My heart was literally beating out of my chest. My head is still spinning.

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I'm so excited for the release of this book. Everyone will be in for a treat! So, get ready to laugh your socks off and cry your eyes out on Jan 24th! Kiss the Sky solidifies my desire to read every single book by Krista & Becca Ritchie! Love them to no end!!

Here are some teaser excerpts and posters released by the authors that give us some very telling hints on what's to come!

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Connor
Connor

Rose
Rose

Rose
Rose

Rose + Connor
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Connor
Connor

Rose
Rose

If you're interested in the Addicted series, here are my reviews:
My Review of Addicted to You (Addicted #1)
My Review of Ricochet (Addicted #1.5)
My Review of Addicted for Now (Addicted #2)



View all my reviews

Friday, January 17, 2014

KISS THE SKY: IT'S ALMOST HERE! What You Can Expect...


Head on over to Krista & Becca's website to find out more about what to expect in the highly anticipated Kiss the Sky!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Answers to the ULTIMATE FAN CONTEST

The moment you've all been waiting for! Ok, maybe not so much. The answers to the ULTIMATE FAN CONTEST is now up! Krista & Becca are working as fast as their fingers will let them (maybe if they had Lo's finger skills they'd be done by now!) to send an email to each and every one who entered the contest to let them know which questions they got correct and which ones they got wrong.

http://kbritchie.com/1/post/2014/01/addicted-series-ultimate-fans-contest-answers.html

Amber's Reading Room : *Happy 1st Blog Birthday* - ADDICTED TO YOU included in Giveaway!

Wish Amber's Reading Room a Happy Anniversary! Today she celebrates one year since starting her blog. In celebration, she is holding a huge Giveaway! Check it out! It's open internationally and Addicted to You is included in her Giveaway!

http://www.ambersreadingroom.com/2014/01/happy-1st-blog-birthday.html?zx=87e04a3270121d47

Amber's Reading Room : *Happy 1st Blog Birthday*: It has been 1 year since I started my blog and posted my first post. I had no idea what I was doing at first. I just knew that I loved writ...

Ambers Reading Room

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

ULTIMATE FAN CONTEST!

Calling all "addicts!"  Krista & Becca are having an Ultimate Fan Contest going on now until noon on Jan 16th!

Ultimate Fan Contest

Go here: Ultimate Fans: Addicted Series Contest to enter!
Win some Addicted Series swag and other cool prizes!

THE Rules

This is open to international readers too! Hooray! And the rules are simple.
  1. Answer the Addicted series trivia questions in the Google doc. 
  2. The more questions you answer correctly, the more prizes and swag you can win. No matter if you're the first or fiftieth person who answers these right, you still win.  
  3. The contest will be open from now until 12:00 p.m. (noon) Thursday, 11/16. We won't take any entries after this time. 
  4. You can only submit ONE google form. We'll take the first form you submit, so make sure all your answers are the ones you want before you hit "send" 
  5. You may discuss the questions with each other! A great place to do this is at the Addicted Series Fan group on Facebook.
DON'T SKIP ATTEMPT TWO AT THE BOTTOM!!!! 

ATTEMPT TWO

UPDATE: So two bonus questions seem to be stumping EVERYONE! So we decided to let you have a second attempt to win the extra cool prizes. Whether you think you got the question right on the form above, go ahead and submit your second guesses below.