Tuesday 16 December 2014

Amour Amour Blog Tour: 5 Behind-the-Scenes Facts about Amour Amour!!! #BehindTheScenes #GuestPost #Giveaways

Title: Amour Amour
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Standalone New Adult Romance
Pub Date: December 12th, 2014

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22888864-amour-amour
Amazon: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

Love is a circus


"Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.”

The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.”

When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future--acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world. 

Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be just background to his spellbinding show.

This sexy and exhilarating New Adult Romance can best be described as Cirque du Soleil meets the steamy, athletic romance of Center Stage. 

*standalone & no love triangles—recommended for readers 18+ for mature content* 

Krista & Becca Ritchie are identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.

They are the New Adult authors of the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters spin-off series, and you can find them on almost every social media, frolicking around like wannabe unicorns.

5 Behind-the-Scenes Facts about Amour Amour

  1. All of the circus apparatuses shown in the book are our favorites! There are a variety of apparatuses in the circus, but the ones that made the cut for Amour Amour were those we’d grown fond of through research and watching live performances. The teeterboard, Russian swing, aerial silk, aerial hoop, Chinese pole, trapeze, Russian bar, and Wheel of Death. In the first Cirque du Soleil show we ever saw, Corteo, we fell most in love with the teeterboard, so it holds a special place in our hearts.

  2. John was meant to be a minor character. John Ruiz had a bit of the “Connor Cobalt” syndrome (Connor Cobalt is a fan-favorite character from the Addicted series) where we never planned to keep him for more than a chapter. We wrote him sitting at a bar, and he was supposed to have a couple lines and never be in another scene again. Well, those few lines made an impression on us, the same way that Connor Cobalt did. John was never a planned character, but he just had to stick around. And he turned out to be one of the biggest secondary characters in the book.

  3. Thora’s first time gambling on slots… pretty much mirrors ours. We were in Vegas, and we thought we won BIG TIME. There were so many lines and noises and pings and we were like, “we just won a jackpot!” and then we realized, oh wait, we won about fifty cents. FIFTY CENTS. Slot machines celebrate for every quarter, and we didn’t even realize.

  4.  We had multiple versions of this book before the final one. In the very first version, Thora was already in the circus. The next version, she was a rigger (harnessed the artists) and not even a performer. And then once we decided to strip it all away, rewind ourselves and Thora—her aspiring to be in the circus, her living in Ohio, not yet Vegas—we knew we landed on the right beginning. The one we most definitely love the best :)

  5. The Addicted series cameos in Amour Amour! We’d always planned for Fizzle to be brought up through Fizz Life, Diet Fizz, and other Fizzle products to denote that this is the same world as the Addicted series. We never planned for anything else, but as we kept writing, we saw more and more opportunities and places the Addicted world should be mentioned. And if you’ve read to the end of Amour Amour, the Addicted series even has a substantial impact on this book. If you’re new to our work, you don’t need to read the Addicted series beforehand. You’ll understand everything, we promise :)


*Kindle Paperwhite
*3 Signed Paperbacks of AMOUR AMOUR

Both giveaways are open internationally!


To follow the rest of the Amour Amour blog tour, you can find the schedule at Krista and Becca's blog, here: http://kbritchie.com/2/post/2014/12/amour-amour-blog-tour-schedule.html

I don't know about you, but I love learning behind-the-scenes facts!!! 
I'm especially eager to see cameos from characters from the Addicted series in Amour Amour!!!

What about you?
Did you like learning some behind-the-scenes fun?
And are you excited to read Amour Amour?

Saturday 13 December 2014

My Bookish Christmas Wishlist! :D

It's that time of year again where family, friends, co-workers, and every awesome acquaintance in between gets together. And in some cases that involves exchanging gifts for Secret Santas! My lovely Edmonton Book Blogger group is getting together once again, so I decided to make my wishlist here on my blog! 

So, these are the awesome book-tastic goodies on my wishlist this year!!! :D


Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
(Buy Links: Indigo | Amazon )

From YouTube sensation Zoella comes a debut coming-of-age novel that perfectly captures what it means to grow up and fall in love in today's digital world. "Girl Online "is the first book to be published by Keywords Press, an imprint under Simon & Schuster dedicated to today's digital stars. "I have this dream that, secretly, all teenage girls feel exactly like me. And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we're something we're not... But until that day, I'm going to keep it real on this blog and keep it unreal in real life."

Penny has a secret. Under the alias GirlOnline, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love--and capturing every moment of it on her blog. But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny's cover--and her closest friendship--forever.

Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff
(Buy Links: Indigo | Amazon)

Clementine DeVore spent ten years trapped in a cellar, pinned down by willow roots, silenced and forgotten.

Now she’s out and determined to uncover who put her in that cellar and why.

When Clementine was a child, dangerous and inexplicable things started happening in New South Bend. The townsfolk blamed the fiendish people out in the Willows and burned their homes to the ground. But magic kept Clementine alive, walled up in the cellar for ten years, until a boy named Fisher sets her free. Back in the world, Clementine sets out to discover what happened all those years ago. But the truth gets muddled in her dangerous attraction to Fisher, the politics of New South Bend, and the Hollow, a fickle and terrifying place that seems increasingly temperamental ever since Clementine reemerged.

Now and For Never by Lesley Livingston
(Buy Links: Indigo | Amazon)

Past and present collide on the high seas when Clare and Allie hurtle back in time once more in a perilous attempt to retrieve Marcus Donatus—Allie’s blast-from-the-past crush—and put an end, once and for all, to the Time Monkey Shenanigans. But when Clare and Allie unexpectedly find themselves temporal stowaways on a Roman warship full of looted Celtic gold, sailing straight for the heart of a magic-fuelled maelstrom, there’s not much they can do but hang on for the ride—and hope Milo can tap into the Druid lore trapped in his genius brain to help bring them home, before it’s too late. The only thing that’s going to save Clarinet Reid and Allie McAllister now is if they join forces with old enemies, new loves … and unexpected friends.
Winter's Kiss by Jennifer Echols
(Buy Links: Indigo | Amazon)

Cozy up to a double dose of winter-themed romantic comedy with two books in one bind-up.

Lexi has come up with a master plan to make Cameron break up with her: get him to fall for another girl so she’ll be free (and guilt-free, too). But when the plan goes well—too well—Lexi starts to wonder if she hasn’t made a terrible mistake. Has she let the perfect guy get away? And is it too late to get him back?

Meanwhile, Hayden and Nick’s steamy relationship has ended in a frosty breakup, and now they’re just friends. But when they decide to go head-to-head in a boarding contest, the friendly competition gets heated….Will sparks start to fly on and off the slopes?

Wings by Elizabeth Richards
(Buy Links: Indigo | Amazon)

Following the cliffhanger ending of Phoenix, Natalie finds herself separated from Ash and unexpectedly reunited with her parents, including the father she thought was dead. But she can only think of Ash. She hasn't heard a word of him since she and Elijah were brought to the underground headquarters of the Sentry Rebellion. But she vows to find him.

Ash, meanwhile is back in Black City; it's the perfect place to hide from the Sentry government. But not for long. He won't give up on Natalie or bringing an end to the terrible reign of Purian Rose.

A pulse-racing end to an exciting series.


You can never have too many bookmarks, especially neat ones! 

Doctor Who!!!

Here's a three pack of bookmarks with the 10th and 11th Doctors and the Police Call Box (Tardis!!!)! :D

(Buy Link: Etsy Listing)

Harry Potter!!!

"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good!"

(Buy Link: Etsy Listing)


Pretty much anything book-related is always nice for a booklover! :D Totebags, bookish jewelery, book-ends, and bookshelves are also always neat ideas! ;D


Tea and books ALWAYS go together, so I'm always up for a new mug! ;D 

Here are a couple awesome ones that I found from Indigo/Chapters! :D

(Buy Link: Indigo)

(Buy Link: Indigo)


 Well, that's my wishlist!

What's on yours?