Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hothouse Flower Release Tour ~ Character Interview + Giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the Hothouse Flower blog tour!
Huge fan of this series! This is a stand-alone companion book and can be read alone but with such great other books to accompany it why not read them all?
You can see the full tour schedule HERE!

Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters, #2; Addicted, #2.2)
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.

Releasing Friday!

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.

 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)
Addicted After All (Addicted #3)

I get the privilege of asking Ryke a few questions today! 

What is your most treasured possession?

*seconds after Ryke sits down for the interview, the door opens and Daisy peeks her head in.*

Daisy: Oh, sorry, I thought you were done. *about to slip back out*
Ryke: Calloway. *motions with his head to the chair beside him*
Daisy: *smiles* Scared to be alone?
Ryke: No, but I think you’d have a better time answering these fucking questions.
Daisy: They must be some dirty questions to be fucking in front of you like that.
Ryke: Get the fuck over here, sweetheart, or shut the door on your way out.
Daisy: *slips into room and takes a seat beside him* What was the first question?
Ryke:  What’s my most treasured possession?
Daisy: *smiles mischievously* Your co—
Ryke: *covers her mouth with his hand* You have a dirty fucking mouth, Calloway.

When and where were you the happiest?

Ryke: *uncovers Daisy’s mouth*
Daisy: Running naked outside, you looked pretty happy then *grins and puts legs underneath her butt*
Ryke: She’s joking.
Daisy: Oh yeah, that wasn’t you. Must have been me. *smiles*
Ryke: *eyes flit to her chest*
Daisy: Are you picturing me naked right now?
Ryke: No.
Daisy: You just checked out my boobs.
Ryke: That’s because you’re wearing a fucking shirt that says, Scum Fuck. And your arm was blocking the “s.”
Daisy: Oops. 

What is it that you most dislike?

Daisy: *reaches out to run fingers through the back of his hair*
Ryke: *gives her a hard look*
Daisy: I’m guessing he dislikes that. *drops hand*
Ryke: I just don’t want to be punched after this interview, Dais. *nods to Jennifer* I really dislike some of the fucking guys she’s been with.
Daisy: Ouch.
Ryke: Pick guys who aren’t losers and talk to me again.
Daisy: *to Jennifer* I have a bad track record, but not that bad.
Ryke: *glares* It’s bad.

What is your greatest fear?

Daisy: He’s fearless.
Ryke: Let’s go with that.

Greatest regret?

Daisy: Not dating me.
Ryke: *gives her a look* Dais.
Daisy: *smiles sheepishly* Kidding. *holds up her hands in defense* His greatest regret is definitely not hooking up with Connor Cobalt.
Ryke: Okay, you can leave now.
Daisy: No way, you’re stuck with me.

Biggest achievement?

Daisy: That would be free-soloing his first mountain.
Ryke: *surprised* That’s it? No extra fucking comment?
Daisy: My comments don’t fuck. They’re not that dirty.
Ryke: *unties her hair, stealing her hairband*
Daisy: That was the rudest.
Ryke: Then what would you call this? *messes her hair until it’s wild and tangled, strands hanging in her face.*
Daisy: *blows a piece of hair out of her mouth* I can’t see. 
Ryke: *laughs*

What do you most value in your friends?

Daisy: We’ll I’m your friend, right?
Ryke:  *fixes Daisy’s hair so it’s out of her eyes* Yes, Calloway. You’re my friend.
Daisy: I think you value my legs. And my—
Ryke: Watch it.
Daisy: *smiles* I was going to say “my curiosity
Ryke: Nice try. And your fucking curiosity gets you into trouble.
Daisy: Then what do you like?
Ryke: *pauses* Loyalty

Which living person do you most admire?

Daisy: Me.
Ryke: Cute.
Daisy: That was kind of conceited of me though.
Ryke: At least you know your faults.
Daisy: *smiles* I was channeling my inner Connor Cobalt.
Ryke: Don’t do that.
Daisy: I know it felt kind of wrong.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Daisy: His hair color.
Ryke: What?
Daisy: *turns to him* I thought you wanted to be a ginger. *Smiles*
Ryke:  You’re getting good at this lying thing.

What is your best feature?

Daisy: His—
Ryke: You can stop there.
Daisy: *smiles brightly*

What's your idea of the most romantic date?

Daisy: Outside. Under the stars. Lots of hot sex.
Ryke: *shakes his head and groans* I’m going to get socked in the jaw after this.
Daisy: *turns to Jennifer* I lied. He hates sex under the stars.
Ryke: Daisy.
Daisy: Yes?
Ryke: I like sex under the stars.
Daisy: *gasps* I guessed right?! *hops up on the chair* Ladies, gentlemen, I guessed correctly! Ryke Meadows wants to have sex with me under the stars! *glances down at him with a big smile, all in jest*
Ryke: *brows rise* Seeing as how I didn’t ask you on a date…
Daisy: *jumps to the ground* Would you really have sex with someone on your first date?
Ryke: *stands* Would you?
Daisy: Yeah. Just to get it over with.
Ryke: That’s a stupid fucking reason. *to Jennifer* Thanks for having us. Sorry if we were inappropriate.
Daisy: He has no filter.
Ryke: Says the girl talking about my co—
Daisy: *reaches up to cover his mouth with her hand* I think we’re going to get in trouble now.
Ryke: *grabs her hand and lowers it* I wouldn’t be fucking surprised.*motions to the door with his head* After you, sweetheart.

Thanks for stopping by! 

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.




  1. I love the cover and the interview was so funny! I can't wait to read the book! Thanks for the post and giveaway :)

  2. OMG they are WAY too cute together!!! So glad it's coming out this Friday!!! Thanks for the interview! That was great fun to read!!!

  3. I loved this interview! It was perfect and completely captured their personalities and their chemistry. Wonderful!!

  4. Great interview! I love how Ryke and Daisy are when they're around each other--adorable!

  5. Thanks for the post and interview, it was very entertaining. Daisy and Ryke have such an easy chemistry I am eager to read their story! :)

  6. Thank you...that was awesome! And thanks for the Chance

  7. I love the interview! Ryke and Daisy are adorable!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway!! I really enjoyed the interview. This is going to be a good read!!

  9. So much flirty goodness going on there! Thanks for the amazing interview! :)

  10. Loved it and I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  11. this looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for such a fun post and giveaway :)

  12. I love these two! And channeling Connor is always a good thing. I can't wait to read this!!

  13. Love it!! Can't wait....counting down the days!

  14. I loved reading through this post thank you.

  15. Fun interview. So ready to read Hothouse Flower!


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