Thrive Blog Tour 2014 (Teaser Quote)


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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


Taken from my Goodreads review of Hothouse Flower (

Starting and stopping – in many cases, you will start the series thinking that you will read just one book and save the rest of the books for another time, but then you realize how unsuccessful you were with that attempt .
Withdrawal symptoms – when you read the last book released and have to wait for the next in the series you have mood-related symptoms. These consist of craving more Lo (alcoholic), Connor (smartass) and Ryke (jackass), to bouts of moodiness, bad temper, poor focus, a feeling of being depressed and empty.
Recreational sacrifices – giving up activities so you can continue reading the series. For example, turning down an invitation to go to a party because it will cut into your reading time. You’d rather spend your free time with Lily, Lo, Rose, Connor, Daisy and Ryke. 
Social sacrifices – your best friends are the real fictional characters from this series. 
Obsession – when you spend more and more time and energy focusing on the lives of these six characters. You make sure to pack your kindle with you everywhere you go because you don’t want leave your “best friends” at home. 
Behavior – your mood is directly related to what is happening in the book. 
Secrecy – in many cases you read in secret to avoid explaining to your family “what” you’re reading. “Yea, honey, I’m reading about a sex addict and an alcoholic.” O.o
Denial – you refuse to admit that these characters aren’t real. You talk to others about them like they really exist and their problems are real.
Dropping hobbies and activities – the further you go in the series you stop doing things you previously loved doing. You feel like you cannot physically cope because people in your life don’t understand your obsession with this series. 
Financial difficulties – You buy all the paperbacks just so you can hug them. 
Relationship problems – you start expecting your spouse to behave like Lo, Connor or Ryke. 

Addicted series is interconnected with two spin-offs. The authors have written the books in 4 “phases”. Each phase is a complete story line with a satisfying enough conclusion. 

Recommended reading order:
PHASE 1 (Lily & Lo): 
{#1} Addicted to You | {#1.5} Ricochet | {#2} Addicted for Now

PHASE 2 (Rose and Connor) | (Daisy & Ryke):
{spin-off} Kiss the Sky | {spin-off} Hothouse Flower 

PHASE 3 (Lily & Lo):
{#2.5} Thrive | {#3} Addicted After All

PHASE 4 (Rose and Connor) | (Daisy & Ryke):
{spin-off} Fuel the Fire | {spin-off} Long Way Down


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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:

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11 thoughts on “Thrive Blog Tour 2014 (Teaser Quote)

  1. Why do I feel like something will is going to happen b/w Ryke and Lily!? But those signs of addiction to the series could not be more true haha. Can’t wait for the buddy read! -Jae

  2. Why do I feel like something is going to happen between Ryke and Lily. That teaser poster and now this! But your signs of addiction could not be more true haha. Can’t wait for the buddy read!

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