Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Title: Fuel the Fire
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Calloway Sisters #3
Pub Date: April 3rd, 2015
Amazon: Purchase links not available until April 3rd


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.


As told by Krista

There are plenty of classic April Fool’s pranks. The Saran wrap on the toilet seat, the toothpaste Oreos, or even something as simple as a “made you look” joke. As twins, there was really only one April Fool’s prank that seemed right for us and we continued to do it every year.

It first started in middle school in 6th grade, we sat down together and made up a plan to switch classes. Yes. We were going to finally be able to answer the question we always get. The answer to “have you ever switched classes in school?” would now change from a lame “no” to a stellar “hell, yes.” But first, we had to plan.

Step One: We took notes from the movie Parent Trap (the Lindsay Lohan version) and sat down the night before, mapping out each classroom. We had to know exactly where we both sat in the class so that we didn’t look like fools.

Step Two: Tell a trusted friend in each class. This was our back-up plan, in case we still couldn’t find the seat or in case we needed to ward off students who got a suspicious eye. The friend would be there to corroborate that we were indeed the correct twin.

Step Three:  Dress alike. Contrary to popular belief, we didn’t ever dress alike in school. Those days were long gone, left in the past with elementary school when our mom dressed us. So yeah, it was going to be a little suspicious that we were showing up on April Fool’s Day dressed alike. But we hoped that the teachers wouldn’t notice since we didn’t have the same classes together.

And then came April Fool’s Day. We split up. Switched classes. It was terrifying. As a bona fide rule-follower, breaking this one rule (even of the Fool’s Day) was not liberating like I thought it would be. I was downright a nervous ball of sweat all day. Did it work? Some students definitely knew. Or at least maybe it was my subconscious playing tricks on me and thinking everyone was looking at me and pointing. Who knows. But not once all morning did a teacher pull me aside. Either they didn’t know or they didn’t care. Which was fine by me.

Becca had a different story. She immediately went into the classroom and “slouched” in her chair. Which prompted my friend from Step Two to scold her with “Krista doesn’t slouch. You’re not acting like her.” Yes. I was the Hermoine Granger of 6th grade. And then the worst happened—Becca was caught last period by one of the science teachers that we shared.

I was unaware that she had been caught, but when I was pulled out of my last period class by the science teacher, I knew something was amiss. He told me with a straight face that I was about to be in serious trouble. Skipping was not allowed and what we did was going to send us to the Principal’s office. Cue the waterworks. I instantly started crying and blubbering like a fool. And then out pops Becca from around the corner with a sheepish “April Fool’s?”

I had been tricked. My sister and the science teacher schemed together to dupe me.

And that was how Becca (singularly) pulled off the best April Fool’s Prank, but not only switching classes but then pranking her own twin teammate. *bows down*


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. OMG that was absolutely the best prank i've heard!!!

  2. HAHAH, that was really the best prank. LOL
    Well done, Becca. :)

  3. *gasp* oh no she didn't! Wow. I'm waiting for the story where you get her back, Krista!

  4. Hahahah a I'm laughing. Oh Becca wins at life!

  5. I would have totally freaked out when confronted by the science teacher! Great prank!

  6. Ahahahah who knew Becca could be so devious. Great guest post, thanks for sharing!


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