<![CDATA[KRISTA & BECCA RITCHIE - Blog]]>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:04:28 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Like Us Series Announcements + Release Date for Book 1!]]>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:48:37 GMThttp://kbritchie.com/blog/like-us-series-announcements-release-date-for-book-1Our excitement has reached extraordinary, outer space kinda levels!! We've been waiting to reveal everything we've been working so hard on, and we thought, "Why not just reveal all of the info & news at once?" So here we are, sharing our mega-excitement with you and about to reveal sooooo much as we prepare for the Like Us series -- a giant new adventure that we hope you all take with us! Without further wait, here are the details about the Like Us series, our upcoming novels!! 

DAMAGED LIKE US
L I K E   U S   S E R I E S  |  B O O K  1

~ COMING JUNE 27TH 2017 ~
​PRE-ORDEr now available

Don’t date your bodyguard. 
It was the one rule he had to break. 

Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible — the twenty-two-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. By noon, lunch can turn into a mob of screaming fans. By two, his face is all over the internet. 
Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth. 

He is certified American royalty. 

When he’s assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who’s known for “going rogue” in the security team — and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff's sexual fantasies. 

Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene has one job: protect Maximoff Hale. Flirting, dating, and hot sex falls far, far out of the boundary of his bodyguard duties and into “termination” territory. But when feelings surface, protecting the sexy-as-sin, stubborn celebrity becomes increasingly complicated. 

Together, boundaries blur, and being exposed could mean catastrophic consequences for both. 

MORE DETAILS 

  • The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them. 
  • The Like Us series can be read and enjoyed without reading our other novels. 
  • DAMAGED LIKE US is in 2 POVs: Maximoff Hale & Farrow Keene. 
  • Like Us #2 is titled LOVERS LIKE US and will continue in Maximoff & Farrow's POVs. 
  • Since the series works as 1 continuous timeline, every book affects every character -- even side characters. For the subsequent novels in the series, the POVs could switch but it will still be a series. NOT a series of standalones. 
  • The Like Us series is really focused on three tight-knit families: Hales, Meadows, Cobalts + the security team that keeps them safe. Every character has their own 24/7 bodyguard to ensure their safety. 
  • All three novels will release this year 2017! Much like the speed of which we released the Addicted series when we first published them. 
  • Are you ready for the next generation? ;) Buckle up! It's gonna be a wild ride!! 

COMING SOON

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<![CDATA[INFINI LIVE CHAT - SATURDAY 3/11 AT 1PM EST]]>Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:04:16 GMThttp://kbritchie.com/blog/infini-live-chat-saturday-311-at-1pm-est

WATCH HERE ON YOUTUBE

>> Click on the link to watch us live! We'll be streaming at 1:00 pm EST. 
>> If it says "stand by" after 1:00 pm, keep refreshing your browser. There may be a 1 minute delay on some computers, but you can always rewind.
>> You can ask us questions right now using Twitter with the hashtag #FizzLIVE, or when the chat starts, you can use the YouTube comments. 
>> Ways to win giveaways during the Live Chat: use the #FizzLIVE hashtag on Twitter during the chat, so we know you're watching live! We'll be choosing winners from Twitter & YouTube chat comments. 

DURING THE CHAT

We're discussing everything and all things INFINI and if you haven't read this book yet, then tune in after you do. Or else you'll hear tons of spoilers! We'll be answering all of your amazing questions you submitted via a Google doc about the Aerial Ethereal Universe and the AE troupe! Plus there'll be giveaways!

So sit back and relax for an epic hour or two of fun, magical Aerial Ethereal times <3 *prepares confetti* 
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<![CDATA[Willow Moore Birthday + Giveaway]]>Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:26:20 GMThttp://kbritchie.com/blog/willow-moore-birthday-giveaway
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It's March 10th, and on this day something very special is happening. Willow Moore is turning 19. Yes, the lovely comic-book loving, overall wearing, geeky girl from the Addicted series is turning another year older. She came into the series late, but our hearts love her fully. Happy Birthday, Willow!! *tosses confetti* *passes a slice of cake*
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Today's celebration includes a giveaway and some fun things -- including a letter from Daisy to Willow that you can read exclusively on the Fizzle Force FB group. If you missed Lily, Rose, Ryke, Lo, Garrison, Connor, or Daisy's birthday festivities last month, you can check them out here and here and here and here and here and here and here!

5 steps to be like...
willow moore

We recently shared these steps on our Tumblr, but you may have missed them. In honor of her birthday, here are some steps to be like Willow Moore!!
  1. Quality of Friends > Quantity of Friends. You might only have one friend. And you might talk to her or him mostly through text or internet – but that’s okay. You don’t need a bajillion. You just need someone who understands you just a little bit. 

  2. Avoid parties and big crowds. It’s stressful, and you’re happier at home, watching movies, or reading comics. 

  3. Try comics! And follow Loren Hale on social media. He has the best comic book recommendations. 

  4. Don’t talk if you don’t want to. You can be quiet. 

  5. Take a risk to be happy. It might mean meeting your long-lost half-brother or something smaller… like befriending someone who was kind to you. 
More Giveaways. More Fun Things.

- Giveaway -

Prize: $5 Amazon Gift Card
​Open Internationally
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<![CDATA[SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR THE INFINI LIVE CHAT!]]>Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:23:07 GMThttp://kbritchie.com/blog/submit-questions-for-the-infini-live-chatSaturday, March 11th at 1 p.m. EST we'll be discussing everything about Infini, an Aerial Ethereal Universe novel! We're sooooo excited to dive into this magical world and chat about the Aerial Ethereal troupe with you. It's going to be a HUGE celebration of these characters & this world <3 

Below is the Google doc where you can ask us questions that we'll answer during the YouTube Live Chat on Saturday. There are two other ways you can ask questions during the actual chat. 
  1. On Twitter, use the hashtag #FizzLIVE! We'll scroll through the #FizzLIVE feed to see if there are any questions here too. 
  2. On YouTube, in the comment / chat section, you can also ask questions during the chat. We'll try to answer as many of these as we can. 

Thanks so much for reading INFINI and wanting to hear behind-the-scenes scoop! 

SUBMIT A QUESTION

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<![CDATA[Exclusive Addicted Series Bonus (From INFINI Pre-oRder Offer)]]>Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:21:49 GMThttp://kbritchie.com/blog/exclusive-addicted-series-bonus-from-infini-pre-order-offerADDICTED BONUS MATERIAL IS NOW SENT! 
To those who've entered the pre-order offer with confirmation of an Infini pre-order, we've just emailed you the 26 page Addicted series bonus material!! Check your inbox for an email from us. Remember, do not share this bonus material with anyone else. It's strictly for those who've entered the offer. If you send, display, or share this bonus to others, you'll be disqualified from all future giveaways and pre-order offers hosted by us. 

ENTERED THE INFINI PRE-ORDER OFFER BUT DIDN'T RECEIVE THE BONUS MATERIAL? 

Please email us at kbmritchie@gmail.com with the image of your Infini pre-order confirmation / receipt. Please use the subject line: INFINI PRE-ORDER OFFER (EBOOK). We're so sorry if you didn't receive your offer yet. We may have missed your entry due to human error or your email could've been typed in incorrectly. We want to ensure that you get the Addicted series bonus material asap! 

Previously Pre-Ordered Infini's ebook but forgot to enter the ebook pre-order offer? 

Send us an email at kbmritchie@gmail.com with your name and Infini ebook pre-order confirmation and we'll send you the bonus scene. Please use the subject line: INFINI PRE-ORDER OFFER (EBOOK). This is for pre-orders only. If you purchased the ebook of Infini on or after January 31st, you won't be eligible for the bonus scene. 

STILL WANT THE CHANCE TO RECEIVE THE BONUS MATERIAL?  

In case you missed the initial ebook pre-order offer, we're adding two more opportunities to receive the 26 page Addicted bonus material! If you show confirmation of pre-order purchase of Infini's paperback or audiobook, we'll send you the bonus. Enter your confirmation here. Hurry, the paperback pre-order ends tonight!! 

About the Addicted bonus material

  • Loren Hale's POV
  • 26 pages with your fav characters!
  • Some Kind of Perfect timeline (October 2018) 
  • Loren Hale, Lily Calloway, Rose Calloway, Connor Cobalt, Ryke Meadows, Daisy Calloway, and Garrison Abbey all attend a Halloween Horror Fest! 
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<![CDATA[Daisy Calloway Birthday + Giveaway]]>Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:10:58 GMThttp://kbritchie.com/blog/daisy-calloway-birthday-giveaway
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It's February 20th...and do you know what that means? Daisy Calloway is turning another year older!! **tosses confetti**  Today we celebrate the chocolate-cake loving, adventure-seeking Calloway sister. In the Addicted Timeline, it's a big birthday for her. She's turning 21! *grabs a slice of chocolate cake*

Today's celebration includes a giveaway and some fun things -- including a letter from Connor to Daisy that you can read exclusively on the Fizzle Force FB group. If you missed Lily, Rose, Ryke, Lo, Garrison and Connor's birthday festivities last month, you can check them out here and here and here and here and here and here!
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Things You MAy Not Know ABout...
Daisy Calloway

We shared these a while back on our Facebook, but you may have missed it. And in honor of her birthday,  here are some facts about Daisy  that you may not know!
  1. Besides Blue Lagoon, Daisy's childhood fav movies include It Takes Two and A Little Princess. 

  2. When asked what celebrity she'd sleep with, Daisy picked a fictional character...Kahl Drogo from Game of Thrones. Ryke had no idea who he was at the time -- until he Google searched him.

  3. Daisy lacks rhythm when she dances, but that doesn't stop her from hop-jumping to the beat! She's considered one of the worst dancers in the Core Six Addicted characters, but Ryke actually beats her since he doesn't dance at all. 

  4. She missed out on a lot of prep school things because of modeling. She never attended prom, and she wasn't a part of any clubs or sports. 

  5. If it's raining, her favorite thing to do is to lounge outside on a porch hammock with Ryke and listen & watch the rain
More Giveaways. More Fun Things.
Missed Daisy Calloway's Past Birthdays? No problem -- we've got you covered. 
Daisy's 20th Birthday: What Daisy Means to Us | Daisy Calloway Answers Fan Questions on Fizzle Force FB Group
Daisy's 19th Birthday: Fun Facts About Daisy Calloway

- Giveaway -

Prize: Winner's choice of a Signed Paperback of a Daisy Calloway POV book (Hothouse Flower, Long Way Down, or Some Kind of Perfect.)

​Open Internationally
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<![CDATA[Interview with singer/songwriter, Nori Amada]]>Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:59:15 GMThttp://kbritchie.com/blog/interview-with-singersongwriter-nori-amadaWe're so incredibly excited to share an interview with Nori Amada!! If you've read Infini, you know that she's Baylee Wright's favorite artist. Not only is Nori amazingly talented, but she is the sweetest and agreed to be Baylee's inspiration in the book. What we came to realize while we were writing Infini is that her music didn't just inspire Baylee -- it inspired us.  

​Be sure to listen to her single "Losing It" on iTunes today, which will lift your spirits and make you want to dance!! Continue reading for the interview below :)

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​Hi Nori! We’re so excited to get to ask you some questions today. Can you start off by telling us a little about yourself and your music?
I’m so excited to be a part of your new project! Thank you so much for the opportunity. Nori Amada was born less than 3 years ago. I decided to pursue a career in music after acknowledging my gift of song. Music has always been a major part of my life. When I was about 5 years old, I used to sing in my room to the top of my lungs. I remember a neighbor asked one day, “‘Who is always singing in there?” My cousin told him that it was me and I bowed my head in embarrassment. He told me that I had a very powerful voice. I didn’t make much of it at that time but I secretly wished I could be on stage one day. My musical palette is comprised of a wide variety of genres, but because Soca gives me an unexplainable high, I chose to begin my career singing Soca music.

If you had to describe soca pop to someone new to the genre, how would you describe it?
Originating in Trinidad and Tobago, Soca music is known for its rhythmic patterns combined with strong percussion, steel pan, and/or horns. Occasionally, you may have a cow bell or some other similar instrument. It makes you want to jump, wave, and wuk up (which is to wine by rotating your hips). I remember one of my friends told me it sounds like “happy music.” That’s exactly how I feel when I listen to it. I just want to dance when I hear Soca.

The music that I’ve released thus far is more of a Pop Soca because it has the original sounds and instrumentation of Soca music, but the melodies have a Pop style to them. Quite a few Soca artists are incorporating Pop and EDM to their compositions as it is a bit more versatile and caters to various markets outside of the Caribbean community.

“Losing It” is currently our favorite song, and we have it on constant repeat. Could you explain your inspirations behind the song?
Awww thank you! The story behind this song is actually based on my reality. After I had my first few songs recorded in 2015, I wanted to work on an original track as the previous releases were written to riddims that were already out at that time. You’re probably wondering what a “riddim” is. In the Caribbean, multiple artists may write their own songs to the same rhythm or composition. So I worked with Producer “DJ JaEzy” from the Virgin Islands on a few records. During my writing process, I narrated what I was going through using the song as my platform. I was working for an IT Consulting company, but I really wanted to focus on my music. I was literally flying out every single week for work and then going to dance/band practice and the studio every weekend. But I felt great being able to finally pursue my dream. So I put that experience into the track and “Losing It” was created.

What type of music did you listen to growing up? What are some of the influences that led you to become a singer/songwriter?
Because of my Panamanian background, I grew up listening to Salsa, Merengue, Soca, Reggae, and Dancehall.  As I got older, I was more of a Pop, Dance/EDM/Techno, Rock, Country, and R&B type of girl. Of course Selena and Whitney Houston were my two major influences. I had to sing Whitney’s “The Greatest Love of All” for my graduation from Pre-K. My mom told me that I learned the song in one day and I sang it everyday. Selena was my girl. I loved her style, her presence, performances, and her voice. Every time she was on TV, I was front and center.

Do you have a specific songwriting process? What inspires you to write?
I’ve noticed that words and ideas just come to me and then I get to writing. I write mainly based on experiences that I may have had or that someone else may have told me about. I don’t really have a process but sometimes I will play instrumentals and freestyle to get the creative juices flowing.

You released a fabulous cover of Rihanna’s “Work”, will there be any other covers in the future?
I definitely plan on doing more covers this year just to keep the creativity flowing and to show more versatility.

Which artists or group would be your ultimate dream collaboration?
I would love to collaborate with Major Lazor. That would be soooo amazing.

Festivals are the hit thing right now. Which music festival is at the top of your list?
I absolutely loved Coachella last year. The energy was great and they had something for everyone. What blew my mind was that Major Lazor brought out Sean Paul, Nyla (of Brick and Lace), Sean Paul, and Machel Montano, who is the King of Soca. I was not expecting that at all so I was ecstatic!

What do you hope your fans will take away from your music?
I hope that my music brings people LOVE. When I took the leap of faith to focus solely on music, it was because music is one of the major gateways to the soul. By that I mean that through music, one has the opportunity to FEEL something that touches the core and very essence of our being. For me, if I can use this tool to change lives and help people to feel better about themselves, then I’ve served my purpose.

What’s in the future for Nori Amada?
I’m working on new music and working with some new people to bring different vibes to the scene. I’ve also been collaborating with other artists, helping with references, and developing and improving my artistry. I’m taking a bit of time to ensure that I put out the best products that I possibly can. I want to give people more Nori Amada so that they get to know who I am as an artist. Stay tuned

Big thanks to Nori Amada for coming onto our blog for this interview. We can't wait for all the wonderful music to come from Nori -- we know her future is going to be a blazing ball of light. Again, be sure to check out her single "Losing It," if you haven't already. Trust us, you need this song in your life!

​xoxo Krista & Becca
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<![CDATA[INFINI IS NOW AVAILABLE!]]>Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:42:52 GMThttp://kbritchie.com/blog/infini-is-now-available

PURCHASE INFINI TODAY
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<![CDATA[7 DAYS OF INFINI - DAY 7 - THORA JAMES]]>Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:37:25 GMThttp://kbritchie.com/blog/7-days-of-infini-day-7-thora-james
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7 DAYS OF INFINI 
Every day from Jan 24th - 30th, you can meet a new characters from Infini, see their take on the Calloway Sisters & their men, and enter a new giveaway for the chance to win tons ofAmazon Gift Cards! All leading up to the January 31st release of Infini!! 
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Pre-Order Infini
Amazon | iBooks

MEET THORA JAMES

  • 22-yrs-old, Ohio native, aerialist, & Nikolai’s girlfriend
  • Risked everything to follow her dreams
  • Optimist & idealist
  • Biggest cheerleader to Thora James (herself)

WHAT SHE THINKS OF THE CALLOWAY SISTERS & THEIR MEN:

“They’re some of the most human celebrities. I mean…they’re so flawed, and we’ve seen their flaws during their reality show and afterwards. They never try to be these perfect people, and despite being wealthy, sometimes I feel like I could be one of them. Like they’re as average as me. Is that weird to think?” 

FAVORITE CALLOWAY SISTER:

“Lily Calloway. She’s a bit shy, and she faces a lot of public scrutiny. But she has this quiet strength that I look up to.” 

FAVORITE PRINCESSES OF PHILLY MAN:

“Loren Hale, for never putting Lily down and always rallying beside her.” 

Meet a new character tomorrow!
Before you go, enter the $10 Amazon Giveaway using the Rafflecopter below! 
Add Infini to Goodreads, and check out the other standalone set in the same universe AMOUR AMOUR which is on a $0.99 sale! You can also play a super fun crossword game at the Fizzle Force FB Group (thanks to the admins!) to win a signed paperback of Infini ​and more!
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<![CDATA[7 DAYS OF INFINI - DAY 6 - DIMITRI KOTOVA]]>Sun, 29 Jan 2017 14:28:55 GMThttp://kbritchie.com/blog/7-days-of-infini-day-6-dimitri-kotova
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7 DAYS OF INFINI 
Every day from Jan 24th - 30th, you can meet a new characters from Infini, see their take on the Calloway Sisters & their men, and enter a new giveaway for the chance to win tons ofAmazon Gift Cards! All leading up to the January 31st release of Infini!! 
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Pre-Order Infini
Amazon | iBooks

MEET DIMITRI KOTOVA

  • 26-yrs-old, Russian-American acrobat & Luka’s cousin
  • Nickname: “the tank”
  • Gives out the worst and best advice
  • Extremely loyal & extremely crude 

WHAT HE THINKS OF THE CALLOWAY SISTERS & THEIR MEN: 

“I’d bang the Calloway sisters. What, you asked what I thought about them, that’s what I think. They’re fuckable. Except the underage one—I don’t do that.”

FAVORITE CALLOWAY SISTER:

“That depends on which one would fuck me.”

FAVORITE PRINCESSES OF PHILLY MAN:

“Scott Van Wright. I’m just fucking with you—that guy is a prick. I’d choose the one they bleep out of every episode. Yeah. Ryke Meadows.”

Meet a new character tomorrow!
Before you go, enter the $10 Amazon Giveaway using the Rafflecopter below! 
Add Infini to Goodreads, and check out the other standalone set in the same universe AMOUR AMOUR which is on a $0.99 sale! You can also play a super fun crossword game at the Fizzle Force FB Group (thanks to the admins!) to win a signed paperback of Infini ​and more!
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