In author spotlight, I want to write dedicated posts to highlight an author (or authors) that I believe deserve more attention both in and out of the NA literature fandom. For this next installment, I am focusing on the sister duo, Krista and Becca Ritchie. Well, I won’t be focusing on them, a special guest will be.
Hello, my name is Pietro Maximoff (or Quicksilver) and I have been informed by the Fizzle Force (the fans of these Authors) that I play a significant part in the author’s works. The main character’s of Krista and Becca Ritchie’s most popular series are huge Marvel, specifically X-Men fans, to the point that they named their eldest son after me.
Krista and Becca are prolific writers (according to Christina) having published 15 novels independently and for their first time this year, a teen novel traditionally published by Wednesday Books. Below I will debrief their multiple series, that if you ask any member of the Fizzle Force, are all essential reads.
The Addicted Series tells the stories of the three Calloway sisters, the daughters of one of America’s most successful businessmen, as they struggle and thrive through school, fame, addiction, relationships, and family relations. Addicted to You, Ricochet, Addicted for Now, Thrive, and Addicted After All follow Lily Calloway, the middle daughter and the main protagonist of the entire series. Lily’s arc deals with her sex addiction and her friend to lover to boyfriend relationship with her best friend, Loren Hale, who suffers from alcoholism. Kiss the Sky and Fuel the Fire’s protagonist is Rose Calloway, the eldest of the sisters as she reluctantly falls in love with Conor Cobalt, as he struggles to admit he has fallen for her too. Hothouse Flower and Long Way Down are Daisy Calloway and Ryke Meadows’ story. Daisy is the youngest and she deals with many trials and tribulations but is able to conquer them with Ryke by her side.
Christina wants me to stress that she views these books as essential reads, that she has learned so much from Lily, Lo, Rose, Connor, Daisy and Ryke. She believes these lessons are important to all readers and is begging you to pick up the first book, Addicted to You.
If you want to pick up this series her recommended reading order is:
Addicted to You (Lily and Loren)
Ricochet (Lily and Loren)
Addicted for Now (Lily and Loren)
Kiss the Sky (Rose and Connor)
Hothouse Flower (Daisy and Ryke)
Thrive (Lily and Loren)
Addicted After All (Lily and Loren)
Fuel the Fire (Rose and Connor)
Long Way Down (Daisy and Ryke)
and Some Kind of Perfect (an extended epilogue novel, from multiple points of view)
Next up is the series that I believe is the best, but I am biased cause the main character’s first name is my last name.
The Like Us series tells the story of the children of the Calloway Girls and their significant others, so far the books have been from the point of view of Maximoff Hale (Lily and Loren’s eldest son) and his bodyguard and love interest, Farrow Keene. This series focuses on fame, family, and relationships. All three branches of the family and their bodyguards fill the cast of supporting characters. The series is not completed yet, but three books are out right now, and according to Christina, they are some of Krista and Becca’s best work.
You could easily read these apart from the previous series if the ten books that precede it is daunting but be fair warned The Like Us Series is growing every year, and the order is…
Damaged Like Us (Maximoff and Farrow)
Lovers Like Us (Maximoff and Farrow)
Alphas Like Us (MaXimoff and Farrow)
Tangled Like Us (Jane and Thatcher) (coming out this fall!)
Untitled (#5) (Jane and Thatcher)
Untitled (#6) (Maximoff and Farrow)
Untitled (#7) (Oscar and Jack)
Untitled (#8) (Akara and Sulli)
If you are like me and you don’t have enough time to read (cause you are being an Avenger), fear not the sisters have also written duologies!
The Aerial Etherial duology are two books that can be read together, or individually. They tell the stories of two different couples and the world of a Cirque-de-Solie inspired Vegas circus act. Amour Amour (which was actually Christina’s first Ritchie sisters book) tells the story of Thora James who throws everything else she has worked for in her life away and moves to Vegas to audition for the aerial show. After not getting in, she seeks the help of Nikolai, who is one of the show’s best artists. Infini’s protgonists are Luka and Baylee. Luka is Nikolai’s brother and both he and Baylee are already in one of the circus shows. The story delves into their relationship as it existed in the past and what it will be in the future. Christina tells me that both these books are really special.
The Raging Ones released this past summer and happens to be Krista and Becca Ritchie’s first traditionally published release. The book follows Fanny and it opens up on her experiencing her death day (in this world everyone knows the day they will die, and it gravely affects a person’s socio-economic status). Fanny falls asleep that night and is woken up the next day by the other protagonists, Court and Mykal. The catch is why didn’t Fanny die, and how did Court and Mykal outlive their death day too?
This will be a two book series, the second and final book The Last Hope is releasing August 13th, 2019. Christina wants me to tell you that the first book was really good, and she has been recommending it to so many people recently)
I really hope you take Christina’s recommendation’s to heart and pick up these books. Again they must be good if both the characters in them and the authors are fans of me and my other X-Men.
If you want to check out Krista and Becca online, we will have some links attached below…
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KBRitchie/
Twitter (@KBRitchie): https://twitter.com/kbritchie?lang=en
Instagram (@kbmritchie): https://www.instagram.com/kbmritchie/?hl=en
I want to thank Pietro Maximoff for walking you guys through all that Krista and Becca have to offer and I want to thank you for reading this post and supporting my blog.
It was nice to receive a like, retweet, and reply on Twitter from Krista and Becca: