August 1st, 2015 is Lily Calloway's 24th birthday. It also marks the two year anniversary of Ricochet (Addicted #1.5). It's not a coincidence that both are the same -- when we chose Lily's birthday, we did it in homage to Ricochet's release date, and now the book about her self-recovery, independence, strengthening family relationship is forever intertwined with her growing one year older :)
To celebrate her birthday, we have a giveaway below with all the details. Plus we talk about what Lily means to us.
We've also written bonus material that takes place during Addicted After All in Lily Calloway's POV. The bonus is exclusive for the Fizzle Force FB Group, so in order to read it, you'll need to join the group first. Lastly, the admins at the Fizzle Force Group are running an amazing giveaway too, so be sure to enter that one!
~ WHAT LILY CALLOWAY MEANS TO US ~
As we're nearing the end of the Addicted series (*fights tears*), we're becoming more and more nostalgic about where the characters all begin. From the beginning. To the end. Out of 9 books, Lily Calloway's POV is in 5. To say that she's special to us would be an understatement. She has this quiet strength that's often overlooked and rarely praised, and in our everyday lives, we can relate so much to that.
Throughout 9 books, we've watched her flounder and seen her flourish. We've watched her fall and then felt her triumph. She has some of the biggest flaws -- selfishness, aloofness, self-loathing -- but she has pushed and fought to be a better person.
We're here to tell Lily that at 24, she has grown into a beautiful human being. And a great friend. It's going to be hard to say goodbye to the girl that started this series. Her goofy personality shines the further you read, as she comes into her own and stops fixating on her addiction. And being able to share her light and joy has been an honor. It's meant everything. Her development from book 1 to the end -- it's a great leap and it's taken years inside the universe.
We want to thank the readers for allowing us to keep writing Lily Calloway. For loving her. She needed your love, a lot. And people like her do too. Thank you for being compassionate and open-minded. The fact that Lily has reached her 24th birthday is a feat all in itself. We feel like proud parents today :)
*tosses Wampa caps!*
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