Hothouse Flower - By Krista and Becca Ritchie *Guest Post & 2 Giveaways*


RELEASED MARCH 28TH 2014 | Add to Goodreads
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.
As you all know I am a HUGE fan of Krista and Becca Ritchie so when it came to the Hothouse Flower Promo tour I was on it like Jay-Z with Beyoncé's breasteses... ("Drunk in Love" reference here) I know both lovely ladies are huge superhero fans, as am I, so I thought it would be interesting to see what superheroes they think the cast of the Addicted series are most like! I've added a link to some wiki pages  if you want to check them out and my own brief summary for those of you who don't know much about the heroes being named (I hope KB Ritchie don't mind!!). I must say I agree 100% with their choices!!! Thank you KB Ritchie for this fabulous guest post! Without further ado....



If [Addicted Series character] was a superhero they would be _____ because...
We all know Lily and Lo love superheroes, but they may not actually be like the superheroes they love. Let’s start with …

RYKE MEADOWS would be…Wolverine aka Logan

Ryke is a loner at heart, but he thrives at protecting the people he loves—just like Wolverine. Plus, Daisy always calls him her wolf, which means the superhero fits even better.



Literary George Add In: 
I'm sure most of you know much about Wolverine from the many movies recently released. Wolverine is known mostly for his ability to heal any injury, his loner tendencies (as noted by KB Ritchie) but also his kindness hidden beneath a gruff exterior - similar to one Ryke Meadows ;). He's more aggressive than most of the X-men, wanting to go in guns (or claws) blazing which again is like Ryke who noted to Lily in possibly Ricochet (?!) the difference between himself and Lo in hostile situations is that he uses his fists where Lo uses his words... I think Wolverine is the perfect fit! Not to mention Wolverine is so gruff and handsome! For more visit Wolverine's Wiki page.


DAISY CALLOWAY would be…Boom Boom aka Tabitha Smith

Boom Boom is part of the X-Men. She blows things up and has lots and lots of energy. Daisy practically bounces off the walls with her own energy, so it’s a perfect fit.


Literary George:
Now I am beyond happy at this choice! I watched X-Men Evolution, the cartoon series, when I was younger and I LOVED LOVED LOVED BOOM BOOM! She was so sassy, playful and mischievous which I think is perfectly Daisy. Boom Boom loved winding people up similarly to how Daisy likes to mess with Ryke and sometimes others! Boom Boom also had a very vulnerable side but hated showing it to others, again much like Daisy. She appeared as though nothing phased her but actually was affected heavily by how people treated her. The superpower to make small little bundles of energy is also perfect for Daisy who would probably love sneaking them in surprising places to startle Mr. Stoic Ryke ;). For more visit Boom Boom's Wiki Page

CONNOR COBALT would be…Iron Man aka Tony Stark

Both billionaires, both geniuses, both arrogant as all hell.



Literary George:
Oh hell. I've always enjoyed Tony Stark's blunt and often condescending humor but had never seen the similarities between him and Connor! After reading KB Ritchies post and seeing him as Connor I wasn't expecting it but now I totally see it. Both are wealthy but have no interest in the money, they see it as a tool for their larger plan - Connor, as a challenging past time and ambitious outlet - Tony, as a way to fund his constant inventions and ideas. They both have no qualms in telling everything as it is and have confidence out their ears. I like that Iron Man's power stems from the suit he invented himself, a self made superhero if you will. I think this fits Connor so perfectly because he would find the challenge of creating himself as a superhero stimulating, much like conquering Rose ;). Read more on Iron Man's Wiki page


ROSE CALLOWAY would be…Dani Moonstar

Dani is an X-Men who leads a team of guys. She’s an alpha-female to the max. And when she loses her powers, she still demands to be treated like an X-men. Strong, powerful, awesome.


Literary George:
I admit, I had no idea who this amazing lady was but I did some research and this is one badass woman. She was a Valkyrie at one point, has illusion abilities (hence the name Mirage), can communicate with animals and has the ability to sense the coming of Death. She keeps fighting despite being thrown into many difficult situations and is seriously badass. From what I've read she is constantly protecting others and will do whatever necessary to make sure people are safe - definitely a Rose trait. When she's fired by Emma Frost she continues to be involved with mutants because she is not one to let other push her around - so Rose. Thus I completely agree with Rose being this fabulous leading lady. I also think it's interesting Dani's powers are illusion and Rose is into fashion because they can be both loosely related to making things appear differently through visual perception... But that's just my view. Check out the Dani Moonstar Wiki page.

LOREN HALE would be…Quicksilver aka Pietro Maximoff.

Even though Lo would love to be his favorite superhero, Julian Keller aka Hellion, he’s more like Quicksilver than he will admit. The young mutant is the son of the baddest villain in town, Magneto. He’s irritable and a little arrogant, and he has major father issues, just like Lo.



Literary George:
Ahhhhh Quicksilver... There is not a better choice for Loren Hale. Father issues? Perfect! Again, from my knowledge in X-Men Evolutions, Quicksilver resented his father for being powerful, ambitious and a horrible Dad but he also wanted to gain his father's pride and approval - sound familiar? Loren despises his Dad but deep down wants a father-son relationship where they get along and his father is proud of what he does. Magneto stuffs a lot of things up with Quicksilver and despite having a less than admirable father Quicksilver still manages to turn out in some semblance of a decent human being... ringing any bells? His power is running and thinking really fast something I think Lo exceeds at! Hahahaha... Read about Quicksilver on the Wiki page.

LILY CALLOWAY would be…X-23 aka Laura Kinney.

Lily dresses up as X-23 for Halloween since the mutant is coupled with Julian Keller in the comics. But Lily is also a lot like her. X-23 is an assassin and ashamed of who she is, much like how Lily lives her life in shame.  



Literary George:
I knew very little about this character but after reading the personality description the Wiki page I'm just going to attach the link and paste it here: Wiki page. I don't think I need to summarise any better than the following quotes:
"X-23's mother, Dr. Sarah Kinney, did her best to ensure the child retained some semblance of humanity, but her efforts appeared to be in vain. X-23 rarely spoke, or expressed much interest in her mother, who was forced to reject any emotional advance the girl might make, such as laying her head in her mother's lap, because of the Facility."
"One thing that Laura has shown frequently is selflessness. Laura puts the safety and well being of her friends, family, and teammates above her own. However it is also accompanied by low self-esteem..."
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AND THANK YOU KB RITCHIE FOR STOPPING BY


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. Connect with them on twitter and their website: kbritchie.com

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19 comments:

  1. I can totally see Ryke rocking as Wolverine. Haha, Daisy as Boom Boom? Um, yes!!! You totally nailed the Tony Stark and Connor comparison. I love them both and I totally see Connor as Iron Man. Thehee. I'm re-reading the series for HHF right now and I just read the part where Lily refers to Lo as Quicksilver. Such a perfect fit indeed! Hey, this cast could totally rock the superheroes theme:) Thanks so much for an awesome post!

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    1. Right? They fit so perfectly! Hahahaha Iron Man and Connor was so surprising but it really does make so much sense. How coincidental to read the Quicksilver part so recently! My personal fav superhero scene is when Lil tells Lo that he is her Scott Summers. *dies* I could totally see a superhero spin off series *wink wink* I mean what's one more novel with these amazing characters?? Thank you Siiri for stopping by!!! xxx

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  2. thank you for the giveaway! i so love this series!!

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  3. Love this!! Thanks for letting me play :) xoxo

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Good luck :)

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  4. Counting down the days for this one :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and entering :D

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  6. I can't wait to see the explosion when Daisy and Ryke come together!!

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    1. You and me both! I don't know if I can stand the suspense much longer ;)

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  7. Love the picture of "I don't have to look up to see Daisy…" Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I do too! I feel like it would be such a Ryke thing to put Daisy on his shoulders and totally Daisy to kiss him like that... ;)

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  8. I love that all the mutant characters were fitted Ryke, Daisy, Lo, Lily, Connor and Rose. Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. I'm glad you think so too!!! Thank you for coming over and entering :)

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  9. I can't wait to read this book so much !!!
    I just beagn to read Marvel comics, so I already knew some characters but dicovered some too :)
    Thanks for the giveaway :) !

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    1. I know I'm almost dying wanting this so bad! That's awesome that you read Marvel comics just like Krista and Becca Ritchie! Thank you for entering and commenting!

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