Monday, March 30, 2015

Fuel the Fire Blog Tour (& Givewaway) - The Calloway and Cobalt Publicists Tell All!

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It's almost time, Fizzle Force! Fuel the Fire will be here April 3rd! I'm so excited to be a part of the tour (check out the entire schedule here). Today, we've got a guest post with the Calloway and Cobalt publicists spilling some secrets! Enjoy!


Behind the scenes, Corbin and Naomi have been through some of the most scandalous events alongside the Calloway family. Corbin’s job: to minimize the damage of any salacious headline and spin the Calloways in a positive light. Naomi’s job: to protect Connor Cobalt’s reputation at his say-so.

Both publicists have agreed to sit down with Celebrity Crush editor, Andrea DelaCorte, for an honest interview about working with this high-profile family. Remember neither publicist is willing to compromise their job for the sake of a tabloid article.

Which Calloway sister do you find the hardest to work with: Rose, Lily, or Daisy?

Naomi: I only work with Rose, but there have been a couple instances where an issue encompasses both Rose and Lily. I find Lily harder to work with since she’s not as vocal about her opinions—but we always find a good solution with everyone.

Corbin: I’d say the exact opposite. Rose is too opinionated, and when we’re all trying to do damage control, it’s easier to have one or two loud voices at most.

Naomi: Corbin prefers to listen to Greg and Samantha Calloway, but he forgets that most of the headlines don’t even impact their image. It directly affects the girls.

Corbin: What affects the girls, affects the Calloway’s multi-billion-dollar soda company.

Which guy do you find the hardest to work with: Ryke, Loren, or Connor?

Naomi: Connor is extremely easy to work, but I have the hardest time with Ryke. Thankfully there’s only been a few instances where I’ve needed to contact him, but when he does offer his opinion, it’s usually riddled with swear words, so I can’t take what he says at face-value.

Corbin: No question for me, Loren Hale has been the toughest person to work with. The world mostly sees his loving side towards Lily, but when he feels like she’s being threatened at all, his defenses rise.

Naomi: I agree with you on that. I didn’t personally work with Corbin when Loren and Lily had bad press in the media, but I’ve seen how he is now—and I can imagine Loren must’ve dug his heels in a few times to protect her.

Corbin: He can shred you with one sentence. I’m never gentle in my approach, so he’ll cut me down at least once in a meeting.

Which Calloway sister has the most secrets that have been kept quiet inside the family: Rose, Lily or Daisy?

Naomi: Lily is an open-book now. Rose is also unfiltered, so that leaves Daisy. She’s the most private of the girls, and to protect her privacy, I can’t disclose any of her secrets.

Corbin: I don’t always agree with Naomi, but in this case, I’d say the same. Anyone who’s close to the family knows that Daisy has been dealing with the aftereffects of the Paris riot—and she’s done a good job keeping that private.

Which guy has the most secrets that have been kept quiet inside the family: Ryke, Loren, or Connor?

Naomi: Like I said, I don’t personally work with Ryke that much, so I can’t really speak about him. Of Connor and Loren—Connor is more careful about what reaches the public’s ears than Loren. At this point, most bad press surrounding Loren are just rumors.

Corbin: Loren’s secrets are out in the open by now, and Ryke rarely talks to us or any of the Calloway’s team to sort out if he even has skeletons that might surface someday. I also don’t have a relationship with Connor. He’s made it apparent that Naomi represents him, not me.

Which couple is most likely to start making out during a meeting: Rose & Connor, Ryke & Daisy, or Lily & Loren?

Naomi: Rose and Connor will go as far as holding hands.

Corbin: I’ve seen Loren tease Lily if the meetings go long, and it’s more likely that Ryke and Daisy will say something inappropriate than start kissing. Lily and Loren are the easy choice here.

Who’s always late for meetings?

Naomi: when we need the whole family there, it’s usually Ryke and Daisy who are missing.

Corbin: Ryke.

Do the Calloways consult you before they want to do something like get a tattoo, a pet, a new hairstyle, or a car?

Naomi: No. They’re under no obligation to tell me what they do, but if Connor feels like it’ll have a negative reaction, I always urge him to come talk to me first.

Corbin: I like a forewarning. I didn’t get one when Daisy got a tattoo, and I learned about it the same day it went in the tabloids. I’m not a fan of being blindsided when my job is to protect them, so I always ask that they tell me what they’re doing before they do it.

Naomi: And do they listen to you, Corbin?

Corbin: *quiet* not all the time, no. The parents do. The kids are living by their own rules until something bites them in the ass. Then they turn to me.

Naomi: They’re in their twenties, and I think it’s unnecessary for Lily to call you if she wants to get a pixie haircut.

Corbin: …she didn’t, did she?

Naomi: It was a hypothetical, Corbin.

Do the families tell you if say…one of the couples were in the process of trying for a baby?

Naomi: We hear things, but they never outright tell us if they’re trying.

Corbin: At least not until they make an announcement. We’ll know if someone is pregnant before all of you.

How much of what we see of the Calloway sisters and the guys is what really happens behind-the-scenes?

Naomi: I’d say 60% is accurate. The 40% isn’t publicized or inaccurate leaks.

Corbin: I’d say 70 to 30 since they’ve been on social media. Some of them aren’t shy about letting you inside their lives.

And lastly, do you think we’ll be seeing a reality show with the kids any time soon? Are their any plans to let the world watch their children grow up a little bit closer than we’re seeing now?

Naomi: No comment.

Corbin: No comment.

Title Fuel the Fire

Series Calloway Sisters, book 3

Authors Krista & Becca Ritchie

Release Date April 3, 2015

Protect your family. At all costs.

It’d take the impossible to hurt Connor Cobalt, even for a moment.

Protect your family. At all costs.

At twenty-six, his narcissistic tendencies have made room for the people he loves.

Protect your family. At all costs.

And he loves Rose. But when his love is threatened, when his greatest dreams with her are compromised — what is the cost then?

Protect your family. At all costs.

Love will guide his choices.

For the first time in his life.
About Krista & Becca Ritchie

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.



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  1. It's interesting to get a look from the publicists point of view. Can't wait to see a bit more of them in FTF... Not to total have my mind in the gutter (Thanks, Lily!), but I wonder if these two will hook up?!

  2. That last question!!!!! I need this book now. I loved that we get to have a sit down with the publicists for one. It makes me wonder if they're two of the three new minor characters. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. i love this interview! I'm so excited. I can't wait until Friday! ☺️

  4. LOVE this series! <3

  5. That was so funny!!

  6. Interesting post. I'm so excited for more Connor and Rose!

  7. Maria Theresa SantosApril 25, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    thanks for the chance


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