Two years ago today -- August 19th -- the fandom surrounding the Addicted series and our future books gained a beautiful, powerful name called the Fizzle Force. Without whom we'd be little shellfish floating in a big wide ocean, and you've all made us feel like the brightest, shiniest sea stars. (Lily Calloway-isms right there ;) )
Our love for the Fizzle Force is vast and unyielding. We shall list some of the ways in which we love you:
It's February 20th! That means Daisy Calloway is turning 20 today *throws confetti* In relation to the Addicted Series timeline, Daisy's 20th birthday passes in Fuel the Fire.
Get your chocolate cake ready because this is going to be a Daisy Calloway celebration. And she'd definitely appreciate the chocolate <3 The youngest Calloway Sister is turning one year older, and in honor of this occassion we have lots of Daisy Calloway things in store!!
If you've missed it: We celebrated Loren and Ryke's birthdays with character interviews and Lily, Connor and Rose's birthdays with exclusive bonus material.
*drum roll* Today we have a very special exclusive character interview where Daisy Calloway answers fan questions on her 19th birthday. You'll need to join the Fizzle Force Facebook Group first in order to read the interview. READ THE CHARACTER INTERVIEW HERE :)
We've also written what Daisy means to us below and a special birthday giveaway in honor of her.
- What Daisy Calloway Means to Us -
Our love for Daisy is vast and unyielding like the sun and the moon -- because even when the sun sets, our love never shies. Never leaves. When we began Daisy's journey in Addicted to You, we had no idea whether or not we'd continue her story, but there was something about Daisy that spoke to us. The youngest Calloway sister. The forgotten one. Lily even says she knows her the least. She's the least close to Daisy -- yet Daisy tries so hard to be a part of this sisterhood. To share what Lily shares with Rose and Poppy.
Daisy feels like she can run as fast as she wants, but she'll never catch up to anyone. To go with the flow, to not cause arguments, she'll shelter her own opinions, her own voice, in favor of the loudest. She is trying, so desperately, to find out who she is when she has a mother who is steering her in only a single direction. She doesn't know how to break free, but she wants to -- so badly.
We're grateful. We're grateful that we had nine books to showcase and evolve a character like Daisy. Because she speaks to us, and we hope she speaks to many more girls. Staying quiet to please people around you. Putting them first and you second. Trying to figure out what puts a fire beneath your soul. Struggling, every day, with this monster that you're not sure you want to give a name. Dealing with bullies and people a part of your trauma. Even when they're long gone, they've stayed in your head.
By Long Way Down, Daisy has found her voice. But what happens when no one truly listens to what she has to say? How many times -- as women -- have we all felt unheard or brushed off? By Long Way Down, we were able to evolve a girl who was so unsure of who she was, what she wanted to do in life, and which way to go -- to someone who can speak her mind. To someone who has a direction. To someone who will tell you exactly what they want, when they want it, and will not feel badly about that.
Daisy. You may not know it, Daisy, but your story resonates with us. We know how it feels to stay quiet, to put others before ourselves. We know how it feels to be forgotten and put aside, and we want to tell you, right now, that you're not forgotten in our eyes. You've given us so much strength. We've grown with you. We've found our voices with you, and this is a gift we can never repay. Thank you, Daisy Calloway, for inspiring us and empowering us.
Have the greatest 20th birthday and all the rest to come. You deserve every bit of happiness. We're always rooting for you.
- Giveaway -
Prize: (Daisy Calloway inspired prize) Choice of a signed paperback with a Daisy Calloway POV -- Hothouse Flower or Long Way Down -- OR a Daisy Calloway merch item in our Addicted shop like the Crazy for Raisy t-shirt.
We hope all of you are having a magical day today! We're currently feasting on a box of chocolates. (Daisy Calloway would be so proud!)
There have been some really fun Valentine's Day themed posts on a few blogs this week! Check them out if you have time.
RYKE'S LOVE NOTE TO DAISY
Ryke has written Daisy a love note for Valentine's Day. You can read it at True Story Book Blog. If you missed last year's, Connor wrote a love note to Rose. You can read last year's love note here. There is also a giveaway going on for True Story Book Blog's Love Note event.
OUR LOVE INSPIRATION
Want to know our favorite love quote and where our love inspiration comes from? Hint: it's a couple from one of our all-time fav tv shows. Read it over at Foxy Blogs. You can also enter a giveaway for Foxy Blog's Valentine's event.
CONNOR COBALT'S GUIDE TO A PERFECT VALENTINE'S DAY
Connor Cobalt has written a Guide to a Perfect Valentine's Day so no one ruins the day of love! Beware: his ego is all over this article. You can read it on Beauty and the Beatly Books Blog. There's also a giveaway for a signed paperback of Kiss the Sky, so be sure to visit. You can also check out last year's post with Book Boyfriend Valentine's Day Cards from Ryke, Connor, and Loren :)
Instructions on how to get a Fizzle Force badge here