Sunday, March 23, 2014

HOTHOUSE FLOWER Tour: A Character Interview with Ryke Meadows!

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So this is a first for me, interviewing a fictional character here on the blog. But I think of any New Adult series I've come across, the characters in Krista and Becca Ritchie's ADDICTED series really pop off the page as organic people. (If you've been following the blog this year, you know I've become quite the giddy fangirl!) 

Ryke Meadows is one of my favorites. So let's pick his brain a little (by way of his creators) and find out more about HOTHOUSE FLOWER, their spinoff Calloway Sisters companion series, that comes out in five more agonizing days! And stay tuned for a giveaway at the bottom of the post!

Alright, Ryke. Tell us about yourself in [exactly] five words:

I don’t give a shit

Hmm...I should have said without cursing. You win that round. 
What did you want to be when you grew up when you were 5? 10? 15? 20? And now?

5: Can’t remember. My mom had plans for me though, I’m fucking sure.
10: rock climber
15: I just wanted to go to college and leave everything behind
20: rock climber
Now: I want to be there for my brother. And yeah, I still want to fucking rock climb.

If you had a magic wand and could change any three things about your life, what would they be? (Stop focusing on the word “wand”, that’s Lily’s job.)

*laughs softly and combs hand through thick brown hair. Slouches further in chair* I’d want my brother to be sober. I’d want his girlfriend to be healthy. And I’d wish that Daisy was a few years older.

What is your best hidden talent?

Making a girl…you know. *jaw hardens* Daisy’s parents are going to fucking read this. *shakes his head*

*Smirks* Right. Moving on. What were the best and worst parts of starring on Princesses of Philly?

The fucking media was the worst, no offense. And Julian, that fucking…*glares* and Scott. I pretty much hated the whole thing. Try living in a house with three crazy girls and three other assholes. I was ready to fucking leave. There were no “best” parts of Princess of Philly.

What’s your favorite thing about Daisy?

*looks over shoulder* Is she around here? Fuck… *sighs, turns back to Dannie* It’s easier to answer these kinds of questions with her.

I guess, without anyone chewing me out afterwards, I like her energy. I like hanging out with her. *shrugs* She brightens a fucking room when she’s in it.

Listen to you, being all adorbs. Okay, so what's your least favorite thing?

*slouches and smiles* Do you have all day? She can be way too fucking optimistic, impulsive, daring, easily excitable, which can be fucking cute but it can get annoying, and she’s too curious. *pauses* I like that she’s energetic, but sometimes, she needs to sleep. That’s important.

What is each of your costars’ greatest strengths?

Connor can break up almost any fight. Even for being a conceited prick and know-it-all, he’s usually right. *grimaces* Fuck. Don’t tell him I complimented him.

Who’s next? Rose? She’s really loyal. She’d drop everything if her sisters needed her.

Lily is a fucking goof. *smiles* I say that with affection. She’s the heart of my brother. I don’t think he’d be here if she wasn’t in his life.

Lo’s strength is to keep Lily standing. One really can’t fucking exist without the other.

And then Daisy. She has a really good soul, really sweet, probably too fucking sweet. Her kindness is her greatest strength but also a big weakness. She has a bad tendency to let people walk all over her

What’s your greatest strength?

I don’t know. Maybe I’m still trying to figure that one out. I’m sure Cobalt knows this answer. *takes out phone and texts* *Buzz.* He said… *laughs dryly* My greatest strength is pissing on my territory. *tucks phone in pocket* That’s coming from a fucking genius, everyone.

What’s your Achilles’ heel?

*shrugs* Ignoring my problems, probably

You have one day left to live. How do you spend it?

If you asked me this five years ago, I would have said alone, rock climbing. Now, I’d rather spend it with the people I love most.

And now, on to my traditional questions, stolen from James Lipton:

We already know what your favorite curse word is. So what is your *other* favorite word?


Ooooh. Good one! What is your least favorite word?

The fucking c-word. And yeah, I’m not saying it.

Thanks for that. :) What turns you on?

Restless spirits

What turns you off?


What sound or noise do you love?

Birds in the morning

What sound or noise do you hate?


What profession would you most like to attempt?

Ice climbing

What profession would you least like to attempt?


If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear G-d say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

“Welcome to fucking Heaven.”

Title: Hothouse Flower
Author: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Calloway Sisters #2 (Spin-Off of the Addicted series)
Pub Date: March 28th, 2014

Amazon: Link not available until March. 28th

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.

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)

About the Authors

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: 

Enter to Win:

$15 Amazon Gift Card & 3 Kindle Ebooks of Hothouse Flower
**open internationally**


  1. Wow! I'm crying happy tears from this interview. I can't wait to get inside Ryke's head. He's seriously stealing my heart with each answer. OMG I can't sleep I'm so excited. Only 4 days and 22 hours left!!!!

  2. Haha, that last one made me laugh so hard :D haha. I can't wait to tackle this book. It's been long time coming and I cannot freaking wait to be inside his head for a whole book. Plus, the tension that waits ahead of us? Yes, please:) Thanks so much for this fun interview:)

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

  3. Love it!! Counting down the days......

  4. I loved the interview! Can't wait for the book!


  6. Nice character interview