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Friday, October 31, 2014

Loren Hale's Spooktacular Birthday Celebration + Giveaway

It's a big day today. Not only is it Addicted After All release day, but it's Loren Hale's 24th birthday too! *cheers and claps wildly* 
I may be a tad (to put it lightly) obsessed with the Addicted and Calloway Sisters series by Krista and Becca Ritchie. 
But who isn't? Maybe not to my extreme... but still ;)
After Lily's Birthday Extravaganza back in August, we thought it was only fitting that 
we celebrate the birth of her other half and *cough* my *cough* soulmate, Loren Hale.
Since Lo's birthday falls on Halloween, I've put on my costume and decorated to suit the occasion!
I've invited some fantastic people to join me in wishing Lo a very happy birthday!
We have nachos, wine, chocolate, cake, blow pops, something for everyone. Sit back and relax.
Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the celebration.
Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy the post!!

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Dear Loren,
I drew a blank on what kind of graphic I wanted to make for your birthday, 
so I'll be pouring all my love (and fangirling) into this message instead. :)
You are such an inspiration. 
Your strength and determination constantly motivate me to be better and reach my own goals.
You've grown so much since you first appeared in Addicted to You
and I could not be more proud or in love with you (don't worry Lil, it's strictly platonic :D).
You've made me feel every possible emotion. I've laughed and cried with you, for you.

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure
in spite of overwhelming obstacles." —Christopher Reeve

I recently heard this song by The Script that made me thing of you and Lil.
You've both struggled through your addictions and have reached rock bottom on different occasions.
But if you're at the bottom, you can only go up from there. 
I'm convinced that LiLo love is invincible.
Don't give up. We're all rooting for you! 

Jenn from Addicted Series Fanpage made this wonderful birthday graphic featuring Vlad (dream cast  for Lo)!
Don't you just want to lick love him? Really now, I could stare at this one all day. *wipes drool away*

Lanie (Mauve Fairy) from Musings of a Book-a-holic Fairies, inc. made these fabulous graphics to celebrate Lo's birthday. 
All those descriptions are spot on, especially the "loves unconditionally and passionately"! <33

One of the lovely Fizzle Force members, Abi Kay, has created this lovely graphic with an Addicted spin 
on the classic 'Roses are red' poem. *climbs up the highest tower and shouts* It's all true! We do love you!!! :'D

Sil from Hopeless Book Lovers makes some of the most stunning graphics!!  She made this one in honor of Lo's birthday and included an adorable message for him :)

Next, we have Lily from Lily's Book Blog sharing this touching letter she wrote for Lo.  
The feels are strong with this one (I feel like I'm reading a love note between LiLo *cries*)! 

Dear Lo, 
You continue to positively astound me. 
Your thoughtfulness, passion, loyalty and your bravery are just some of your amazing qualities. 
Watching you grow into the amazing man you are today has been a wonderful and heartbreaking journey. 
You have never been worthless Lo and I think you're finally beginning to see that, too. 
I hope today is an amazing day for you Lo and that you enjoy tonight's Mexican restaurant bombshell. 
I promise it's going to be a good one. 
I love you Lo, and I'm so unbelievably proud of you! 

Amy from Foxy Blogs made these true-to-character graphics! I can't stop giggling at the second one. 
Let's be honest, there would be more than one volunteer tribute if it meant a hug from Lo ;)

Nazeefa from Bookish Musings is another graphics guru who I've been known to stalk on tumblr heh. She created this beautiful graphic and message wishing Lo a happy birthday :)

Happy birthday Loren!
You strength, compassion and ability to love inspire me.
Despite the road blocks you've succeeded and I'm so proud of you.
Love you always, Nazeefa

Xtina from Kitty Kats Crazy About Books made this super fun graphic for our dear Loren Hale.
It's not a party without balloons and confetti! *fires confetti cannons*

Last, but certainly not least, we have Siiri from Little Pieces of Imagination who has come up with a creative and heart-warming message to Lo for his birthday! I'm so in love with this, not only for those pretty covers but for the meaning behind the words.

Dear Loren, 
I don’t know how to make gorgeous edits nor can I really draw as you saw this week, but what I do know is books and there is no better way to describe my feelings then by getting creative with this lousy free verse book poem. 
Seeing as you’re a geek yourself, I hope you like this geeky little thing.

Lo, Ever since we first met you, we knew you had a Rebel Heart inside you. 
You possess Cruel Beauty, though that’s really just you trying not to get hurt and cover your own pain.

The Things I Can’t [ever] Forget though, are your incredibly passionate spirit and Adorkable geeky side. 
And knowing that even Through the Ever Night, you didn’t give up; you kept fighting. 
It gives me strength during tough times, knowing that if you and Lily could pull through; we all can. 
You show us every day what it’s like to love someone and, more importantly, How to Love someone.

Maybe Someday you’ll realize how big of a Champion you really are; 
How much we adore you and this particular goofy yet so adorable Fangirl together; 
How much we have all been rooting for this epic, quirky Meant to Be romance; 
/in case you didn't know, we're all shipping it like nobody's business, thank you/ 
How much we appreciate all that you have done for the people you love.

I hope you finally find your own Sea of Tranquility with Lily 
You know, where magic is real? Where you finally get your superpowers? 
Yeah, I hope that happens soon! *crosses fingers and blows fairy dust* 
Whatever happens though, know that you are very, very loved. Today. Always. 
Happy birthday, Loren! 

 With all my heart, 

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And that's it, folks! :D
Hope you enjoyed all the birthday wishes, Loren. We meant every word. You deserve that happy-ending with Lily! 
We also hope that you, the readers, enjoyed this post as much as we enjoyed making it. :)
Big thanks and bear hugs to everyone who helped in making this celebration spectacular!!
In my opinion, Fizzle Force is one of the best fandoms out there! 

A gigantic thank you to Jenn for donating some awesome prizes!! <3
Together, we've come up with a sweet giveaway.
There will be a total of 4 winners
2 for ebooks of winner's choice from the Addicted or Calloway Sisters series by Krista and Becca,
1 for an ebook of AAA as well as a LiLo Love T-shirt,
and 1 for a signed AAA paperback
This giveaway is international and all entries will be verified.


  1. EEEEEEP!!!! I'm so glad this happened and truly, all the wishes rock like no other! Love this fandom, love Loren endlessly and Amazon really needs to not be lazy and work its magic and publish AAA already. Heh. <33

  2. Happy Birthday Lo, I'm sure this will be a good one. What I love more about Logan is how she loves Lily and how strong he is every time he says no to alcohol, even when he doesn't think so.

  3. I know right, what the hell Amazon?! Why is it taking so long to publish AAA? Clearly, Amazon does not want to say goodbye to LiLo either. I can't say I blame them. Jae, this birthday post is wonderful! So many heartfelt words to Lo from all these wonderful people!!!!! My heart is bursting!! *heart eyes, smiley faces, and kisses*

  4. gorgeous blog post jae!!! you've outdone yourself!! love love everything, the banner, the edits made by fellow bloggers....all the contributions!! thank you for doing this for lo and KB <3 love you so much loren hale. happy birthday love! - Lanie

  5. Happy Birthday beautiful Lo <3 <3 you are a great person, and a great man :D your love for Lilo it's one of the most amazing things ever <3 hope your life be better now , full of joy and LOVE .Im going to miss being in your head, you are one of my favorites characters ever . BE happy Lo, with Lily, your child, your friends and family <3 <3


    WE <3 U!!

    Amazing post, girls. Truly! :)

  7. LOL Girls your love for this series is something that is so adorable!! I love it how all of you love all the characters and truly you always do amazing posts for events like this! But Lo, happy birthday from me too! :)
    Amazing post! :) Thanks for sharing :)


    I love his unconditional love for Lil and his sarcasm and his persona [heart eyes] baby

  9. Happy Birthday Lo!

    The commitment he has to Lily is amazing!

  10. Happy birthday! I love his love for Lily!

  11. His love and loyalty for Lily, and his sarcasm and dry smiles :)


    His neverending love and commitment to Lily for sure! <3

  13. Happy Birthday Lo! My favorite attribute is your unconditional love!

  14. Happy birthday! 🎂 I love how hard you love!

  15. Happy birthday Lo! I love Lo's unconditional love and support for Lily!

  16. Happy birthday! I love his devotion to lily <3

  17. Happy bday to Lo :)
    The best of the birthday for him :)

    I love the loyal is with his friends and course lily

  18. I haven't read the books yet actually, but I wanted to for a long time now! I have long been intrigued by the teasers, excerpts and gifs the authors share in their newsletters. It would be great to finally get to know Lo. :) Happy birthday to him!

  19. I love how much he loves Lily.
    Happy Birthday, handsome ;)

  20. I have not had the chance to read the book yet. Happy Birthday!

  21. I could have sworn I left a comment. But anyways my favorite thing about Lo is his funny banters with Connor and Rose. His dry comments to people he doesn't like and his devotion and love for Lily. Happy birthday Lo!

  22. I love that Lo is at his best when he's caring for and carrying (in front piggyback) Lily. Happy Birthday, Amber Scotch Eyes.

  23. His loyalty and humor is the best. Happy birthday love x

  24. Haven`t read it yet, but would love to! And happy birthday to him :)

  25. Happy Birthday Lo! I haven't read him yet, but would love to!

  26. Lo is super sexy. Love this whole series..thanks for the chance.

  27. Happy birthday Lo! I love you and your undying love and adoration for Lil <3

  28. I love this birthday tribute to Lo!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY (a few days late)! LOVE you and the rest of the family!! ❤️

  29. Happy Birthday Lo! I love the way you love so ardently and with no limitations, you are a true warrior with a heart of gold.

  30. Happy birthday Lo! I love how you don't give a f#ck!

  31. Happy Birthday Lo!!! I love his loyalty and how tough he is with getting better. I would LOVE this! <3 I love this series so much! :D Thank you!

    -Loren Yerkey (not Hale :) )

  32. Happy Birthday Lo and I love how you are just so freakin' sexy! Ughhhhh I WISH YOU WERE MY BOYFRIEND! :)