It's September 19th! That means the one and only Ryke Meadows is turning 26 at this time in the Addicted universe :)
Toss your confetti for the most foul-mouthed guy in the Addicted Series because he is now a year older!! In the Addicted timeline, his 26th birthday happens near the end of Addicted After All. A lot has changed for Ryke since the start of the series, and there is plenty more to come for him in Long Way Down.
But for now, let's celebrate the man that has boasted such lovely phrases like fuck you, you fucking fuck. For Lily and Rose's birthdays, we wrote bonus material exclusively for the Fizzle Force FB Group. BUT since Ryke & Daisy's book is about to release this year, we wanted to stick to a primarily interview style format and keep Long Way Down special. So you can find a Ryke Meadows character interview exclusively on the Fizzle Fore FB Group. You'll need to join the group first in order to read the character interview.
- What Ryke Meadows Means to Us -
Beware: this is about to be extremely sentimental! We're embarking on Ryke's last novel -- Long Way Down (coming 2015, release date TBA). Looking back at his start and place within the series brings so many powerful emotions to the forefront. We've said this before but we'll say it again:
The Addicted series would not exist without Ryke Meadows.
Loren Hale would not be sober without him. Lily and Lo might not even be living if not for his interference and constant determination to stay when they wanted everyone to leave. He's a one of a kind human being that is willing to be shit on in order to better another person's life. He's selfless and extremely pushy, but Lo needed tough love more than anyone.
There's so much to Ryke that we adore. He's not perfect. He sees the world in shades of black and white. He holds grudges longer than anyone in the Core Six -- but in the same breath, he forgives certain people more than others. He comes across aggressive. And unapproachable. He's unwilling to back down from what he believes and the things he loves -- even when what he loves is dangerous. He's passionate and overly caring and will help anyone out in a crisis. He'd jump in a shark-infested ocean if he saw that you were drowning. He'd dive off a cliff for you.
We love you, Ryke Meadows. All of your flaws and all of your powerful attributes. We love who you are, and as we come to a close on your journey, we just want to say thank you. For letting us write a character like you. It's been a true honor.
- Giveaway -
Prize: signed paperback of Hothouse Flower -- OR a Ryke Meadows merch item in our Addicted shop like the Crazy for Raisy shirt.
Instructions on how to get a Fizzle Force badge here