So, if you have followed by blog for any length of time you know I am a HUGE fan of The Hashtag Series by Cambria Hebert. I love the books and they have made many of my top ten lists (favorite cover, best NA, favorite BBF). So, when I got a chance to interview Romeo, Rimmel, Braeden, and Ivy, I *might* have squealed loudly enough for my neighbors to hear! In this blog post is a ton of goodies: The interview, a playlist, Cambria reading chapter 1 of #<3, teasers, and if you scroll all the way down there is a GIVEAWAY that is open internationally for the anniversary edition of #Nerd!
Hey everyone!! I am so thrilled to have yall here! (In case you didn’t know it, you are kind of a big deal!). So, my first question is for Rimmel!
Rimmel, you are seriously one of my favorite people in the world. As a #nerd myself, I really look up to you. So, what advice would you give to other fellow nerds out there who are struggling with life?
Romeo: She’s my favorite person in the world too. But she isn’t a #nerd.
Braeden: I thought I was your favorite person, Rome. I feel hurt. And my sis is kinda a #nerd.
Ivy: *Rolls eyes*
Rimmel: *Snorts* Thank you very much. You’re very sweet. I would tell anyone who is struggling with life to just be themselves. Fighting against yourself only makes things harder. Trust yourself and be your true self, everything will fall into place around you.
Romeo: You’re smart, baby.
Next question is for Ivy! Have you picked a major yet? Plan on making some makeup/clothes tutorials for those of us who are super challenged in this are?? (Please, God help me! I have no fashion sense and no idea what to do with makeup!)
Rimmel: Well maybe we are twins in another life because you pretty much just described me. I only look good because Ivy makes me look good.
Braeden: Ivy knows her way around a hairbrush.
Ivy: Thanks! I have picked a major… but I’m pretty sure Cambria wants you to find out what that is in #Heart. As for the tutorials, Yes of course I plan on making some!! They are so fun and I love clothes. It gives me a chance to buy more!
Ok, guys, I didn’t forget about you! Romeo, is playing pro football everything you thought it would be? What’s the toughest part? The easiest part?
Braeden: Like you could forget about us.
Romeo: *grins widely* Did I mention you look good today? No? You do. Being a Pro football player is more than I thought it would be. I love my job and I’m fucking grateful to be doing it.
Rimmel: Don’t cuss during interviews!
Romeo: *grimaces* The hardest part about being Pro is the traveling around and not seeing my family every day. My bed gets awfully cold without Rim in it. The easiest part is being on the field. Playing football is like breathing for me.
Braeden, have you hired an agent? Any leads on teams that might want you? (You know, like the Knights so we could have yall back together again!?!?!)
Braeden: *grins* Hells yeah, I might have something going on. But again, Cam might get on my ass if I tell you. As for an agent… sure I got one. Rome’s dad is my go to and the one I trust the most with my career.
All right, now that the basics are out of the way, its time for the real questions! Romeo, what is your favorite thing about Rimmel?
Romeo: Just one thing? *smiles* I love that she loves me.
Rimmel: *snorts* You’re so lame.
Romeo: It’s true I do love it. I also love how big her heart is and how innocent she is even though life has been kinda rough at times.
Braeden, what is your favorite thing about Ivy?
Ivy: *Gasps and smacks him in the arm* That’s terrible!
Braeden: Ow, woman! I was gonna say I don’t have a favorite thing because everything about her is my favorite.
Ivy: *Lays her head on his shoulder and smiles* You’re forgiven.
Braeden: I kinda like the way her hair always brushes across my arm when its straight and smooth. I like the way it feels against my bare skin.
Romeo: Dude. Did you just admit that out loud?
Braeden: *Gives Romeo the finger*
Rimmel, what is your favorite course in college?
Rimmel: Animal Science. I like learning everything I can about animals.
Ivy, who is your favorite designer? Favorite make up brand?
Ivy: Asking a girl that is like asking an alcoholic what their favorite alcohol is! But some of my favorites for make-up is MakeUp Geek, MAC, and Benefit Cosmetics
Some of my favorite designers are mostly small Indie designers that aren’t huge yet, but will be some day. More well-known brands I like are: Calvin Klein, Prada, Givenchy and Vera Wang.
Now its time for the lightning round! Everybody has to answer each question!!
- Favorite Food
Rimmel: French Fries
Romeo: Pot Roast and Cheesecake
- Favorite Color
Ivy: Pink, of course.
Braeden: Used to be green, but now its blue cause of Ivy’s eyes.
- Favorite TV show
Romeo: Sports Channel
Ivy: Project Runway
Braeden: Sports Channel
- Favorite Song/Band
Rimmel: “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
Romeo: “Rollin” Limp Bizkit
Ivy: “Fancy” by Iggy Azaela
Braeden: “You gotta fight for your right to party” -Beastie Boys
- Favorite place to visit
Rimmel: Anywhere with Romeo
Romeo: *smiles* What she said
Ivy: My parents in North Carolina
Braeden: The beach
- Favorite book
Rimmel: Pride and Prejudice
Romeo: My football playbook?
Ivy: Do magazines count? I like fashion ones
Braeden: *laughs* I don’t read. I watch the movie versions.
- Favorite hobby
Rimmel: Being at the shelter with the animals
Ivy: doing make-up
Braeden: playing football unless having sex is an answer.
Braeden: What? You know it’s your favorite too.
Romeo: Yeah, sex.
- Coke or Pepsi?
Rimmel: Apple Cider
- Morning person or night owl?
Rimmel: Morning person, I’m always the first one up.
Romeo: *nods* She is. Then me, I train every morning so, Morning person
Ivy: Night owl
Braeden: Mornings are evil
- Summer or Winter?
Ok, now the question that we all are dying to know! It has been told to us that Romeo and Rim are getting married. Braeden, Ivy, is there anything yall want to share? Braeden, do you plan to do a big proposal or something quiet? Ivy, what are your thoughts on the matter?
Romeo: *puts arm around Rimmel and kisses her head*
Braeden: Way to put a guy on the spot! Marriage? Ummmm….
Ivy: I think B and I are very happy just as we are right now.
Braeden: *lets out a breath* We definitely are.
Ivy: It’s hard to say what the future holds for us. But I think whatever it does, we’ll be together. *Looks at Braeden* Do you think so?
Braeden: *grabs Ivy’s hand* I know so. And you just never know what I might do when I get my hands on a ring…
Thanks for chatting with us! Yall are some of my favorite people and I have enjoyed chatting with you. Can’t wait to read your finale (but I will be sad to see yall go!).
Romeo: We aren’t going anywhere. We’ll still be here living happily ever after. Come visit us anytime.
So, based on the songs mentioned above, and a few that really fit the characters (Thanks Cambria’s Nerds for the awesome suggestions!), here is my Hashtag Playlist.
And now you can listen to Cambria read Chapter 1 in #<3! (PS-you can also find chapter 1 reads for other Hashtag books!)
The Hashtag series! #Nerd is only 99 cents right now!!! Also you can preorder the #Holiday novella for 99 cents! And, yes, I am getting a copy of the Hashtag anniversary edition for #Nerd. One day, I will have signed copies of all of these books! They will be the most prized in my collection! #SoNotKidding
From the Hashtag Series including #<3!