Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Addicted to You Blog Tour




Today I am participating in the Addicted to You Blog Tour!  It is a book written by a fellow blogger, which I think is AWESOME!



Addicted to You
by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Addicted #1
Pages: 320
Release Date: July 1, 2013
by Krista & Becca Ritchie

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No one would suspect shy, Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own. Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment. But when they go on a family boat trip, surrounded by open seas and limited male bodies in sight, Lily’s confronted with a big fear. Only one guy onboard can fill her addiction, and she’s sworn off going there with Loren Hale ever again. Now the only person who can truly help her, can barely help himself.

Interview


1. Why did you decide to become a writer?
Becca: I started writing when I was 12. I had a story in my head that in retrospect sounded a lot like an episode of One Tree Hill, which hadn’t aired yet (I believe). I scribbled it on pen and paper, and eventually turned to a hefty laptop. When I was 14, I self-published a YA book and the sequel. I adore all the people who read it, but it shows off my awkward teen writing phase. I’ve grown so much now, and reviewing books has certainly given me some perspective, as well as going through high school and college as an English major.
Krista: I never thought I’d be a writer, honestly. Being a twin, sometimes you unintentionally give up some of your interests for the sake of individuality. So Becca wrote stories first and I always thought “well that’s Becca’s thing. I can’t do it too.” But I did start writing after she began (in middle school), and most of my stories were just for us. Nothing special or publishable. Over the years, I started to realize that I may actually love writing, despite her love for it too. And if I practiced and tried hard I could be just as good as her. Long story short, it was a gradual process until I decided that this is something I really wanted to do.

2. Who were your biggest influences?
Krista: Even though Addicted to You is an NA book, I’ll always consider Young Adult books to be my greatest influence in writing. But I also think that (don’t laugh) television and movies play an important role in our work. We’re big TV buffs and there’s nothing better to show you how to create tone, plot, and superb characters.
Becca: Superheroes! No really, I agree with Krista. There’s so many authors that I love and cherish, but there are great storytellers in film and television that I look up to as well—like Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class). We’ve watched his commentary in films just to learn more about his process.

3. Where do you like to write?
Krista: At home on a comfy chair or couch.
Becca: Home as well. On a bed, surrounded by thousands of pillows.

4. Do you have a special routine you like to do before you write?
Krista: Since we’re sometimes writing the same story, we usually like to sit down and discuss direction and character motivations before we write a particular scene.
Becca: What she said. We usually make long drives together, and during that time, we’ll brainstorm in the car and make sure our characters are on point.

5. When and how did you get the idea for Addicted To You?
Krista: I throw out concepts all the time, and usually they’re so awful that Becca just rolls her eyes. But I knew I wanted to write a contemporary book dealing with female sex addiction, and so I just kind of played around with scenarios.
Becca: Oh yes, she’s given me concepts since we were kids. Some of them are terrible, no offense Krista. I think she had one about the Earth being so hot no one could go outside and everyone lived in a bubble…watch, that’s probably already a book.

6. Did the fact that you are a blogger help you at all while writing your book?
Krista: I think it helped a lot. We wanted to write a book that we would read and give 5 stars. If us, as book reviewers, wouldn’t rate our own book 5 stars then something is wrong. So during editing we would read with that critical eye and ask ourselves if this is something we’d dock a star for. Obviously, those parts were either cut or put through the grinder.
Becca: Knowing bloggers like you helps as well. When I published my other book, Krista hadn’t started Nawanda Files yet, and there’s a sort of veil between blogger and authors that you can’t quite cross. There’s still that support, but there’s not that friendship and coalition. So we’re really lucky to be experiencing both.

THIS OR THAT

1. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Krista: Milk Chocolate!
Becca: Milk Chocolate. Both of us hate dark, way too bitter.

2. Cats or dogs?
Krista: Dogs!
Becca: Dogs, preferably small, the ones you can pick up and cuddle :)

3. Hardcover, paperback or ebook?
Krista: This one’s hard…Hardcover because they look pretty on the shelf ;)
Becca: Ebook. Don’t laugh, but I start to fall asleep when I read hardcover and paperbacks almost immediately when I crack them open. No matter what type of book it is!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE?
1. Movie?
Krista: Dead Poets Society. My blog is named after it after all!
Becca: X2 (X-Men: First Class almost beat out, but January Jones ruined Emma Frost for me.)

2. Ice cream flavor?
Krista: Coffee
Becca: Chocolate. Strangely, Krista loves coffee ice cream but hates drinking coffee.

3. Animal?
Krista: I think Narwhals are pretty cool. They’re like whales with a unicorn horns.
Becca: Fox, ‘cause they’re cute and clever.

4. Book?
Krista: Only one?! This is too difficult, so I’ll choose the first book that I think of…Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins.
Becca: Ah, this is tough. I’ll pick an underrated high fantasy that I recently loved: Cadet of Tildor.

5. Actor and actress?
Krista: Tom Hiddleston. Loki from Thor and Avengers. Have you seen all those gifs with him? They’re awesome!
Becca: Joseph Morgan who plays Klaus on The Vampire Diaries and his co-star Candice Accola who plays Caroline. Go Klaroline!!

6. Fictional character?
Krista: Peter Pan
Becca: Peter Pan (our twin moment)


That has got to be the funnest interview I've ever had on the blog.  These girls are so awesome!  And I love Tom Hiddleston too Krista, but I Hawkeye (from Avengers) is my man.  I'm kind of obsessed lol.




Giveaway:




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Get to know Becca and Krista:


Bio:
Becca Ritchie is a carnivore of pop culture, television, film and of course YA and NA books. While in college, she worked at The CW television network and put her vampiric knowledge to good use, blogging about hit series and swooning over actors’ abs. When she’s not blogging, she writes novels and has teamed up with her twin sister for their New Adult novel ADDICTED TO YOU. Available July of 2013.

Krista Ritchie is the mind behind popular trading website YA Book Exchange and created Nawanda Files, a book blog that also features books into movies news. When not pouring over entertainment news and the newest releases, she spends her time conducting research in a genetics lab. She’s happy to join forces with her sister, harnessing their twin powers to produce the first in a New Adult series.


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Follow the Tour:

May 27th: 
Nawanda Files - Tour Kick-Off
Christy’s Book Addiction – Teaser
Dana Square – Interview
May 28th:
Emily's Crammed Bookshelf – Interview
Icey Books – Excerpt
May 29th:
The Book Slayer – Guest Post
May 30th: 
The Book Babe – Excerpt
Proserpine Craving Books – Interview + This or That
May 31st:
Books and Insomnia – Teaser
June 1st: 
Gabic Reads – Guest Post
June 3rd: 
Abibliophobic – Excerpt
June 4th:
Forever 17 Books – Excerpt
June 5th: 
She Reads New Adult – Interview
June 6th: 
Fiction-Freak – Interview
June 7th: 
Pen and Muse – Interview
June 8th: 
Nawanda Files - Closing + Extra Giveaway




THANK YOU SO MUCH BECCA AND KRISTA FOR STOPPING BY!  IT WAS A TOTAL BLAST AND I WISH YOU BOTH THE BEST OF LUCK!!! <3

2 comments:

  1. Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. What an awesome interview! Love reading one from twins, and seeing how people from the online blogging community can make it in the book world :)

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