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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

January's Featured Fiction - Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder

CHASING BROOKLYN hits bookstores on January 5th!

Restless souls and empty hearts

Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams.

Nico can't stop. He's always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.

Visit our Forum to discuss. Details on GiveAways coming soon!

Featured Fiction for December - Q&A with Lisa McMann

We bring our December Feature of the WAKE Series to a close with a "Question and Answer" with author Lisa McMann.

Our thanks to the FallenArchangel Forum Members who submitted questions and to Lisa for taking the time to answer them. (Note: the Q&A took place before Christmas)

Do you have anything special planned for the holidays?
This year we are going to be as traditional in our Christmas day as possible. Since all our family lives elsewhere, we often are traveling or enjoying the holiday away from home. This year we are staying in Arizona for a cozy family time, just the four of us. Really looking forward to it!

And would you mind telling us one for your favorite things about the holiday season?
My husband tends to have several days off from work in December and that has been a lot of fun having him around the house. Also, work in publishing tends to slow slightly, which gives me a bit of a break just at the right time before the big push to the finish line for my February book release and tour. The holidays are a great time to take a breather.

Submitted by Brttmclv
What gave you the idea for this story? The dream thing? How did that come about? (Because it's WAYYY cool. Lol.)
I got the idea for the plot from a dream I had about being able to see into my husband’s dream. The characters (Janie, Cabel) we formed through years of my own reading – I ‘ve always loved the underdog and I tend to give my characters lots to overcome. I think that’s what makes characters interesting.
How long did it take you to write this? (Because I love asking authors that.)
I wrote the rough draft of WAKE in seven very long days. Then spend a few months polishing it up. Most novels take me about five weeks to write now, plus months for editing.

Submitted by Anya
What does your writing process look like? Outlining, revising, completion etc...
I don’t outline unless someone makes me. I write straight through, start to finish, and I write cleanly but sparsely. Rarely do I have to cut – most often I have to fill in.
What inspires you most?
Nature and heroic news stories of teens doing incredibly unselfish things.
What do you have to have beside you when you write? Something special to eat etc...
Diet Coke in the morning. Ice water in the afternoon. That’s about it.
Where do you write?
In the green chair by the slider door.
When do you normally write? In the morning, at noon or at night?
I write when my kids are in school, roughly 8:30-3:30. If it’s going well, I’ll keep going as long as I can.
How long did it take you to get Wake published?
I wrote it in summer 2006, got my agent in fall of that year, he sold it to S&S in Jan 2007. It published March 2008.

Submitted by Spidermonkey19
Have you always wanted to be a writer or was it something you had to find?
I pretty much always wanted to be a writer. At least since about 4th grade.

Submitted by Danidlion
Which book out of the three has been your favorite/most fun to write?
This is a tough question. I love them all in different ways. WAKE was probably most exciting because I really felt like I had something cool in mind. Discovering the characters was really fun. I loved writing FADE because I didn’t know what was going to happen to Janie until I was well into that story, and when I figured it out, it blew me away. Writing GONE was hard, but it was terrific watching the characters grow and get through some tough stuff.

Submitted by Nikkayne
Was it hard to let go of the characters after you finished writing Gone?
It was hard, yes. But I feel like they’re still there somewhere, growing up without me. It was sad while I was writing, but it was definitely right.
Do you think you'll ever revisit any of the characters from Wake Trilogy?
Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask me this. People really seem to want a book from Cabel’s point of view, similar to the short story I offer on my website. I don’t know…I have no plans to write one at this point. But I won’t rule it out completely.

Submitted by svp
Will Carrie ever be able to move on from Carson's death or will she be haunted by what happened to him for the rest of her life?
I think people who have gone through what Carrie went through never truly get over it. But it’s not a central theme in the books after the story resolves in WAKE.
Oh, and I don't know if this is spoilery or not but is Captain's husband somehow important in Gone?
Because during the graduation scene in Fade, Janie looks at him but then looks away but she's not quite sure why. If i'm making something out of nothing, then just ignore the last question. Clearly i'm analyzing way more than is healthy. Ha! Yes, you probably are. I think that Janie is realizing that Captain’s married, and suddenly wondering if Captain’s husband knows anything about her. She’s feeling self-conscious there.

What are some of your favorite books to read? (besides ur own)
I wrote a list of recommendations recently and posted it as a note on my Facebook page. Feel free to befriend me and check it out! It’s here.
Thanks to Lisa for writing this series and to Simon & Schuster for sponsoring the 5 copies of WAKE & FADE which we gave away earlier this month.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Free WAKE Download

The WAKE Series by Lisa McMann is our Featured Fiction for December. We are pleased to provide you with this invitation from Lisa McMann & Simon and Schuster. Enjoy! (Note it expires on December 31!)

Best of 2009

Lots of Sites / Blogs are coming out with their Best of 2009 Lists. Here are some that include HUSH, HUSH. (We will be adding to this list so be sure to check back)

Barnes & Noble
Best Teen Books of 2009... #1 Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick!!

Mindful Musings (voted on by Readers of Mindful Musings)
Top 10 Books .... #3 Hush Hush
Top Authors .... #2 Becca Fitzpatrick

Just Your Typical Book Blog
Top 10 Books .... #2 Hush, Hush

Chick Lit Teens
Top Books of 2009...#8 Hush, Hush

Fire and Ice
Top Books of 2009...... includes Hush, Hush

The Book Cellar
Top 15 Books of 2009.....#2 Hush, Hush

The Undercover Book Blog
Best Cover...Hush, Hush

Read This Book!
Top YA Couples of 2009.....Nora & Patch

Wondrous Reads
Top Book Covers of 2009.....#1 Hush, Hush

Pixie's Favorite Cover.... Hush, Hush
Stacey's Favorite Books..... #4 Hush, Hush

Mundie Moms
Top 5 Reads of 2009, among Katie, Stacey & Andreas top pics....Hush, Hush

If you know of any "Best Of" lists that include Hush, Hush or Becca Fitzpatrick please let us know about them. Email us at so we can include them on our site / blog. Thnx

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Becca Fitzpatrick Chatting with Bitten by Books

Becca will be chatting with Bitten by Books on Tuesday. We will post more details about the time soon.
Go here to RSVP for the chat and be entered to win a RCA Small Wonder Digital Camcorder.

Friday, December 4, 2009

We Are OFFICIAL and We Are Celebrating!

FallenArchangel, in conjunction with Simon & Schuster & Becca Fitzpatrick, is celebrating our designation as the OFFICIAL Hush, Hush Fansite!

All day today, Friday, December 4, we will be giving away copies of HUSH, HUSH (courtesy of Simon & Schuster) and FallenArchangel Bookmarks on Twitter. Follow @HushHushFan and stay tuned throughout the day for your chance to win.

We are also giving away several copies of HUSH HUSH at random to NEW Forum Members. In order to qualify you just have to register to be a forum member anytime today (Friday, December 4). All NEW members who register on December 4 by midnight EST are automatically entered.

Featured Fiction of the Month

We are excited to kick off a brand new feature on
Featured Fiction of the Month
December's feature is WAKE/FADE/GONE
by Lisa McMann.
Visit our Forum for
information on give-aways,
an opportunity to ask
Lisa McMann questions
and for discussions on the books.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's true...we really did meet Becca!

We promise our delay in sharing our meeting with Becca isn't due to lack of enthusiasm. Not even close. It was amazing! Becca is amazing! She even posted about meeting us on her blog. You can check that out here. Pretty cool to read that she felt the very same we did about hanging out. We aren't just two crazy fans. lol OK, well maybe a little, but we're pretty normal most of the time.

So here's a recap of how our fabulous day went.

We live about two hours from Philadelphia so in order to make it downtown for 8:30 we left around 5:45 AM. Ugh, considering Jenn and I both typically stay up into the wee hours of the morning this was a scary prospect, but it was much easier than I thought considering we had a darn good reason for waking so early. The trip went by so fast it literally felt like we had been in the car for half an hour (or five minutes as I said in my massive exaggeration) and we made it to the convention center/hotel area in plenty of time. Note that I said plenty of time. That was until we realized we were waiting in the lobby of the wrong hotel! In case anyone is wondering there are two Marriots next door to each other in downtown Philadelphia. Which unfortunately meant we were a few minutes late for our first meeting of the day with the fabulous Emily Meehan, Executive Editor at Simon and Schuster, who worked with Becca to bring HUSH, HUSH to the world.

Luckily Emily was still waiting for us in the right hotel lobby so we got to sit and chat with her for a bit. I have to admit, as someone who dreams of becoming a published author myself, meeting an actual big time editor had me a bit nervous, but she was wonderful and even thanked us for creating a fansite for HUSH, HUSH. Thank us? Emily is the one that deserves a big thank you considering she acquired HUSH, HUSH. Book Divas featured Emily's thoughts on just that. Check that out here. It's so fun to hear how much she loved the book at first read too. Becca is one lucky lady to land in the hands of such an incredibly talented editor who loves her story just as much as we do. So just to recap, Emily pretty much rocks.

It was all so exciting that I'm not sure who popped in next, but after chatting with Emily for awhile we had two more guests appear...the author herself and Anne Zafian, VP, Deputy Publisher at Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. We'll get to Becca last, but meeting Anne was an awesome surprise. She stopped by and said to Emily, "Are these the Fallenarchangel ladies?" To which we all said "Yes!" So fun hearing ourselves called that. It was incredible to hear from Anne on all the inside stuff on how ARCs (advanced ready copies) work, including the huge amount they had for HUSH, HUSH, and her thoughts on our site. Anne was wonderful. And while we would have loved to have more time with both Anne and Emily, who were down to earth and fun to talk to they had to run, but just having the chance to meet them in person and know how much they appreciate Fallenarchangel. com was amazing.

Emily, Becca, Anne

Once it was the three of us we immediately started chattering about just about everything you can imagine. Of course there was the obvious HUSH, HUSH stuff and writing, but we talked about our kids, husbands, (only nice things of course) and food. We got so busy talking right off the bat that we forgot that we had planned to eat breakfast together! Luckily we were in downtown Philadelphia so we walked outside and a block away was the Reading Terminal Market and can I just say WOW. That place is out of this world. I've been to Philly plenty of times and never made it there, but it's definitely on my list of places to visit again. The three of us were slightly overwhelmed at the endless rows of vendors with everything from sushi to cupcakes and everything in between. And I mean everything. Just WOW. Needless to say, we grabbed some tasty pastry type treats and headed back to the lobby (which was a pretty swingin' place packed full of all sorts of teachers, writers and publishing folks) and continued talking about everything under the sun.

You'll be happy to hear that we managed to make time for Becca to sign some of the beautiful and sparkly HUSH, HUSH posters to stash away for future contest prizes. As tempting as it was Jenn and I refrained from hording them and I assure you we will be giving them away at some point, so keep your eyes open for that. Ahh, and then there was the attempt to shoot a video with the three of us saying hello to all of you. *takes a break to laugh hysterically* Yeah, that didn't go so well, but it sure was a hoot. Jenn and I are trying to salvage something to post but in case we don't, just know there were several factors involved that made it a bit one to hold the actual camera which meant one of us had to run away from it and up to it while it was filming, several moments of laughter during the "serious" parts, and my personal favorite, the fire alarm going off. (no worries it was a false alarm, though we did gather Becca's things in a hurry and took off for the fire exit)

Jenn, Becca, Rebecca

Becca was kind enough to show us how to get over to the massive (and I mean MASSIVE) exhibit portion of the conference where the publishers were set up before she met her mother in law for lunch. Again, WOW. I've never seen so many teachers or books in one place! We didn't stick around long but one of the fabulous folks at the Simon & Schuster booth gave us her pin that said "I can't keep it HUSH, HUSH. Ask me why." Love it!

So as you can see the day truly was perfection. Being that I'm an aspiring writer I think its safe to say that it was more exciting meeting these three incredible women than it would be meeting a movie store or super famous musician. And though Jenn was in heaven at our last visit to Philly when we saw and got the autographs of the band Blue October, she's right there with me.

A special thank you to Anne, Emily and Becca for taking the time to meet with us and for your support, excitement, and oh yeah, bringing us HUSH, HUSH.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards - Vote for HUSH HUSH!!

HUSH HUSH has been nominated, in several categories, for the Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards.

Best YA Cover

Best Male Only Cover

Most Unique Cover

Best Debut Cover

here to learn about the awards and prizes (available for voters).

here to VOTE!
Please vote for HUSH HUSH and tell your friends to as well! Note: All votes must be cast by December 30, winners will be announced on January 1, 2010

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Simon & Schuster Australia sharing the HUSH, HUSH love

Hey guys, sorry we haven't had much posted in the blog here. Craziness all around with the holiday and life in general (good stuff!) but to get back in the swing of things here's a video S&S in Australia made showing how they made the most of the big time crowds out to see New Moon by putting on some awesome black angel wings and handing out copies of HUSH, HUSH.

Love it!

When Jenn and I went to the midnight premiere of New Moon I saw a girl walking through the lobby with a copy of HUSH, HUSH in her hands. How exciting!!! I think reaching out to all the Twilight masses is brilliant because for all the fans looking for a new story to keep them up at night with a bad boy to steal their hearts, HUSH, HUSH is it. And just in case you haven't read it yet, I can promise you they are very different stories. The only similarities I see is that they are both awesome books with a good girl falling for a bad boy.

Now check out this video. How fun!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Patch revealed

And now to wrap up's HUSH, HUSH Cover Week,
we give you Patch...
Check out the exclusive interview and photos here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cover Week Feature #2 Becca talks CRESCENDO

Don't miss our second feature of's HUSH, HUSH Cover Week with Becca talking about the cover of the highly anticipated, CRESCENDO! You can view that here.

And stay tuned for more giveaways Thursday (we're picking random winners who tweet us and post on the forum), another BIG feature Friday, and a very special chat Sunday at 10 pm EST.

Monday, November 9, 2009's HUSH, HUSH Cover Week has arrived!

It's Monday November 9th, the official kick off to our cover week! If you haven't already seen our first feature be sure to visit the site for the fabulous James Porto interview, the man repsponsible for creating the incredible cover of HUSH, HUSH.

And don't miss the little teaser at the bottom with a hint at what's to come later this week...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

FallenArchangel HUSH HUSH Cover Week Begins on Monday!

Cover week will run Monday November 9 - Friday November 13.

We will have exciting features on our website and limited edition giveaways throughout the week. We will conclude Cover Week with our very first LIVE CHAT on Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 pm EST.
Coldwater High eZine
FallenArchangel Forum
Twitter: @HushHushFan

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ask Becca

You can still stop by and "Ask Becca" this morning. Becca will be selecting and answering a few of the questions later today.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New York Times Best-Seller!!!!

It seems HUSH, HUSH has "fallen" right onto the New York Times Best-Sellers List!! Keep telling everyone you know about the book and suggest they buy a copy so that we can keep it there!!

Congrats to Becca on becoming a New York Times Best-Selling Author!!

Happy Birthday to Hush, Hush in the UK!

Woohooo, Hush, Hush is officially released in the UK today! Simon & Schuster Kids UK asked everyone to celebrate by using the hash tag #hushhush so please spread the love and tweet about our favorite fallen angel today.

If you aren't following @simonkids_UK on twitter yet stop and check them out, they have great tweets about new books, contests, interviews etc. Become a follower today and wish them a happy launch day.

Congratulations S&S UK and to all the lucky fans in the UK who can now get their hands on a hot copy of Hush, Hush!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

ASK BECCA Thread is Open

(Note: The thread is now closed until next week)

Sorry that this is happening so late in the day today, computer issues continue to make my life difficult.

The Ask Becca Thread for this week is OPEN. Stop by and ask a question or two for Becca Fitzpatrick, author of HUSH HUSH.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Book Divas LIVE phone chat with Becca Fitzpatrick - TONIGHT!

Becca will be doing a LIVE Audio Chat tonight on Book Divas. I hope everyone will do their best to be there!!

Here's the information from their website.

Hi Book Divas!

Here’s all the information you need to know to participate in our live phone chat with HUSH, HUSH author Becca Fitzpatrick on Wednesday, October 21 at 7pm EST:

1. Dial 800 894 5910 (toll-free)
2. When prompted, enter the conference ID: 7TABLE
3. When prompted, state your name and where you are calling from.
4. You will be placed on hold until it’s your turn to ask a question.

If you cannot make the call, please submit your questions via email to Becca by emailing and we will ask them for you on the 21st. We will post the podcast later so everyone can listen to the chat!

Remember that all participants in our table talk session will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a Book Divas tote bag stuffed with a Book Divas t-shirt, two Book Divas buttons, an autographed copy of HUSH, HUSH, and a limited edition HUSH, HUSH poster! The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Book

Book Divas LIVE phone chat with Becca Fitzpatrick!
Wednesday, October 217pm EST

Talk to you soon!

Monday, October 19, 2009

In case you missed any of these great blogs...

One of the biggest book review blogs, The Story Siren loved Hush, Hush. Check out her glowing review here.

Becca did a super fun guest post on Reverie Book Reviews about bad boys. Hmmm, any guesses on who inspired this? Patch, anyone? You can check that out here.

The Pure Imagination blog featured Patch as the fictional character they love. Pics and all! Stop by and see them here.

The Novel Bookworm reviewed Hush, Hush and both her and her 15 year-old daughter loved it! Read about that here.

Fantastic Book Review did a hysterical "unorthodox" review of Hush, Hush. You can find it here.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ask Becca

Becca Fitzpatrick, author of HUSH, HUSH will be stopping by the Forums each week to answer a few questions from FallenArchangel members. The thread for the week will be opened on Sundays for you to post your questions and she will be answering approximately three questions each Monday.

This week's thread is officially OPEN!! (UPDATE: We are done taking questions, but feel free to check out the questions posted by our members and the answers to a few of them from Becca herself!)

Note: You must be a registered forum user to post a question.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

HUSH HUSH Release Celebration

Last night we had a HUSH HUSH Release Event at our local Borders store. The staff there was great and we spent several hours gushing to everyone in the Borders Ink / Young Adult section about HUSH HUSH, Becca & FallenArchangel.
We gave away 3 posters; a HUSH, HUSH ARC; a HUSH, HUSH audiobook & a signed copy of HUSH, HUSH. (And lots of our new FallenArchangel bookmarks.) We also helped to sell quite a few copies of HUSH, HUSH. It was a great night and we look forward to doing it again!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Think You're Excited About The HUSH, HUSH Release? Here's What Becca Has To Say!

Becca Fitzpatrick, author of HUSH, HUSH has been kind enough to be our Guest Blogger today in celebration of the official release of HUSH, HUSH. Thanks Becca for this message to all of the fans at!!

Hi, everyone!

Wow. I've spent the past half hour trying to figure out how to explain how I feel right now, on the day of HUSH, HUSH's launch, but every attempt is falling short! Ecstatic, amazed, freaked out, terrified, honored and even surreal doesn't quite seem big enough. I've spent six years getting here, and along the way, there have been the very highest of moments, and moments when I locked myself in the bathroom, crying over the rejection letter that I swore would be the one that broke me. Just over a week ago, I went back through my old computer files and dug out the earliest draft of HUSH, HUSH I could find – dated February 2004. Reading through it made me realize just how far I've come – not only in terms of writing and storytelling, but as a person. I've been through the publishing world's refining fire, so to speak, and even though I never thought the day would come when I'd say this, I'm happy it was such a struggle. Look where it's brought me! I'm watching a dream I've held in my heart since I was eight years old coming true, and nothing can top that. This is one of the most memorable days of my life, and it's awesome to be here sharing it with you guys. So thanks for being here!

And now a word on Fallen Archangel. Buckets of thank-yous and appreciation to Rebecca and Jenn for creating and maintaining this numero uno fansite! I love it so much that I want to be a regular, participating member – you guys are too much fun to hang out with for me to want it any other way! After chatting with Jenn and Rebecca, we've agreed to set aside Mondays as Ask Becca A Question Day. Every Sunday, Jenn will unlock the Ask Becca topic, and on Monday I'll answer approximately three questions that are posted. The questions can be anything! Maybe you want to know what inspired me to write HUSH, HUSH, or maybe you're an aspiring author, and want a behind-the-scenes peek at what it's really like publishing a book. Anything goes. Every Monday, I'll stop in and do my best to answer whatever's on your mind. So, yeah. Starting thinking up those questions!

Thanks for being a part of this community, and I'll see you guys back here later. Right now, I'm going to turn up the music, order in pizza, and celebrate!!


Guest Blogger

Be sure to check back later today because in celebration of the release of Hush, Hush we will have a surprise Guest Blogger.

Here's a hint her name rhymes with Mecca Mitzpatrick :-)

Launch Contest Winner

Congratulations to NinjaFanpire!! She will be receiving a Hush, Hush prize pack which will include a signed copy of Hush, Hush and lots of other Hush, Hush swag!!!
A great big thank you to everyone who entered the contest!
Oh, and hey in case you didn't know, a really GREAT book called Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick hits bookstores today - you might want to pick it up (wink, wink)!!

Hush, Hush teaser #10

“It means high-ranking angel. “ There was a definite smugness to his voice. “The higher up, the harder the fall.”

-Hush, Hush

Thank you all for checking out our ten teasers to the Hush, Hush release! For those of you that haven't read it yet, enjoy! Be sure to check out the blog tomorrow because we'll have a special post from Becca herself in honor of the big day.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Forum Update

In case you haven't visited lately, here's an update on what's been happening in the FallenArchangel Forums.

  • We currently have 114 registered members.
  • In celebration of reaching our first 100 members, the first 100 have been designated the "First to Fall". We have a banner contest running until midnight (EST) Monday, Oct 12 for fanmade "First to Fall" banners. Check it out here.
  • A lucky forum member received a brand new hard cover copy of Hush, Hush signed by Becca Fitzpatrick.
  • Want to discuss a book you have read? Need a suggestion for your next read? Visit our Book Forum, especially the 'Currently Reading" thread, here.
  • We could use YOUR help. In collaboration with Simon & Schuster UK we are running a contest for UK residents. Please spread the word!
  • One last update, for now, the Launch Contest will be ending tomorrow (Monday, October 12) at midnight (EST) and we will announce the winner of the Hush, Hush prize pack. Information on the contest is available here.

Hush, Hush teaser #9

The older woman waiting for admittance looked at me, then over her shoulder at Patch, who was vanishing down the hall.
"Honey," she told me, "he looks slippery as soap."
"Good description," I mumbled. "A girl could lather up in soap like that."

-Hush, Hush

*Check back daily because we'll be posting one teaser line a day to celebrate the release of Hush, Hush on October 13th.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hush, Hush teaser #8

I saw the reflection of movement in the window across the room and swung around. He stood against the wall behind me, dressed head to toe in black and wearing a ski mask.

-Hush, Hush

*Check back daily because we'll be posting one teaser line a day to celebrate the release of Hush, Hush on October 13th.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Hush, Hush teaser #7

Without meaning to, I stole a look at Patch. I found a measure of consolation in having him at my side. Then, he flashed a grin. “Scared, Angel?”

-Hush, Hush

*Check back daily because we'll be posting one teaser line a day to celebrate the release of Hush, Hush on October 13th.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hush Hush teaser #6

He moved behind me, put his hands on my hips, and positioned me in front of the table. He slid his arms around me and took hold of the pool stick.

-Hush, Hush

*Check back daily because we'll be posting one teaser line a day to celebrate the release of Hush, Hush on October 13th.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hush Hush teaser #5

“Clock’s ticking. We don’t want to be in here when the cops arrive.”

-Hush, Hush

*Check back daily because we'll be posting one teaser line a day to celebrate the release of Hush, Hush on October 13th.

A chance to win Hush, Hush and some angel wings

Becca posted about this contest on her blog today as well, but you can click here to enter an awesome contest with a chance to win a copy of Hush, Hush as well as a t-shirt and actual angel wings. How cool!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hush Hush teaser #4

Delphic Amusement Park’s newest sensation! The Archangel remodeled and renovated! Fall from grace on this one-hundred-foot vertical drop.

-Hush, Hush

*Check back daily because we'll be posting one teaser line a day to celebrate the release of Hush, Hush on October 13th.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hush Hush teaser #3

My face was level with his. He fixed me with a dark inviting smile. And that’s when I realized this moment had been dancing around the edge of my fantasies for several days now.

-Hush, Hush

*Check back daily because we'll be posting one teaser line a day to celebrate the release of Hush, Hush on October 13th.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hush, Hush teaser #2

“Of course it’s weird. But this is Patch we’re talking about. He has a few screws loose. I’m going to take a wild guess and say…gang fight? Prison scars? Skid marks from a hit and run?”

-Hush, Hush

*Check back daily because we'll be posting one teaser line a day to celebrate the release of Hush, Hush on October 13th.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hush, Hush teaser #1

"She's stroking her arm to draw attention away from her face and down to her figure, or maybe her skin. Both are strong selling points."

-Hush, Hush

*Check back daily because we'll be posting one teaser line a day to celebrate the release of Hush, Hush on October 13th.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy Day

This is us (Jenn & Rebecca) showing off the Hush, Hush 'swag' we got in the mail yesterday. Thanks, Becca! Stay tuned, you just never know when we might give something away.....

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Another glowing review from one of our members

Visit The Crooked Shelf, the YA book review blog of one of our original followers to see what she had to say about Hush, Hush. You can find Carla on the forums as "LovesSam." If you've read Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (and you should!) you can tell where her member name comes from. ; ) If you're a fan of Shiver (and again, you should be) check out her fansite here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Winner of our first contest

Congratulations to Wendy, our first ever winner here on! She won a shiny, brand new hardcover copy of Hush, Hush that was out two weeks early at our local book store after we ran a Twitter contest to hit 100 followers. Her name was randomly selected and she was awesome enough to send us a picture of her and her beautiful prize. Thanks Wendy. We're dying to hear what you think!

Is Becca Team Edward or Team Jacob?

Kiersten White, a fellow YA author who has her debut novel coming out next fall, interviewed Becca on her blog where she dared to ask the question, are you Team Edward or Team Jacob? Check it out here.

Pat Esden asks Becca some seriously awesome questions on her blog. We're talking details on Crescendo, the sequel to Hush, Hush! Visit her blog here.

And definitely check out Becca's blog with all the above links because she mentions needing to hit 100 members so we can give a copy of Hush, Hush away!

The Examiner reviews Hush, Hush

Here's a small portion of what the Examiner had to say about Hush, Hush. Click here to read the rest.

Part mystery thriller, part romance, part paranormal-fantasy, Hush, Hush, from debut author Becca Fitzpatrick, is going to be snatched up by the Twilight-styled girls of middle and high school and might well fall into the hands of more than a few adult fans of the genre also. I am not one of those readers. However, I was surprisingly drawn to Hush, Hush.

Attention UK Fans - A Hush Hush Contest Just For You!

Hey UK Fans, here's something special just for YOU!!! has teamed up with Simon & Schuster UK to offer you a chance to win a brand new hardcover copy of HUSH HUSH - before it's released in the UK!!

Grab this image/widget and post it on your website, blog, facebook, myspace, etc. Let us know where you posted it by commenting here on the blog or in the UK Contest Thread in the Forum, make sure you give us a link or url to the posting.

The contest starts today and ends on Wednesday, October 14. Ten (10) winners will be selected at random and announced on Thursday October 15, exactly 2 weeks before the UK release.

Good Luck and tell a friend!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Awesome review from The Page Flipper

Check out this fantastic review of Hush, Hush from Chelsea at The Page Flipper. She's one of our new forum members where you can find her as "thepageflipper." So be sure to read what she has to say and to see if you'll be invited to the wedding... Bet that makes you curious!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Chance to Win a Copy of HUSH HUSH

The Twitter contest we held on Wednesday night worked so well, we're going to do it for the forum.

When we get 100 registered Forum Users we will give away a brand-spanking-new hard cover copy of HUSH HUSH. You may have heard that HUSH HUSH appeared in our local Barnes & Noble this week. (YAY!)

The winner will be selected at random from the first 100 registered forum users - including our international users!
Go on out and spread the word!

Hush Hush Twitter Contest Winner

Our very first Twitter contest went really well (Thank You to everyone who tweeted, re-tweeted, followed, etc) and we are pleased to announce that omgitswendy is our winner!!

She was selected completely at random by

Since this contest went well, keep your eyes open for another to come very soon!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


UPDATE: We hit 100 followers a little after 11 pm - will announce the winner soon!
When we hit 100 Twitter followers we will give away the shiny new copy of HUSH HUSH mentioned in the previous post! (We can only ship to US addresses) Winner will be selected at random from our Twitter followers and we promise to mail the book on the same or next business day. You can be one of the first to own HUSH HUSH!

We are @HushHushFan on Twitter. Tell a Friend!

Hush, Hush has arrived!

Check out the surprise I found today at Barnes & Noble...

It's gorgeous in person! The cover has a shimmery effect to it and the title is raised. Even the red feathers are more vibrant on this beauty then my well worn advanced reader copy. Can't wait to read it again with the new ending.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Simon & Schuster UK interview on Hush, Hush

My Favourite Books blog did an awesome interview with the marketing team from Simon & Schuster UK. It's packed full of great tidbits, like who they could see as Patch and Nora, and the inside scoop on the how they ended up reading Hush, Hush in the pouring rain! Check it out here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Simon & Schuster UK Promotes HUSH HUSH

The Simon & Schuster UK HUSH HUSH Team has been working hard to promote HUSH HUSH as they approach their release date of October 29. is teaming up with them to offer an exclusive contest for UK fans! Watch for details to be announced this week.

Pictured below are some of the Simon & Schuster team members with their very own UK Patch.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The real deal

Becca posted yesterday about some super special, super heavy boxes that arrived on her doorstep. Can you guess what was inside?

The final copies of HUSH, HUSH!

She even shared some pictures of the beauties. You can see the rest here on Becca's blog post. Sadly, she doesn't get to keep any of them, just sign them and send them back. Hmm, wonder where those signed copies will end up? I know I'd love to get my hands on one.

The countdown continues...24 days!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hush, Hush featured in Publishers Weekly!

Becca posted a link on her blog tonight to an incredible article from Publishers Weekly on angels being the hot thing this fall. I couldn't agree more. How much do you love the title of the article, An Angelic Autumn? That's one of those things I wish I had come up with! They raise some great questions and touch on books I'm certain most of us have read, and they even quote Becca herself. Be sure to check this one out.

Squeee, only 27 days to go...

Friday, September 11, 2009

A chance to win books just for pre-ordering HUSH, HUSH!

Now this is just brilliant! Since all of us are going to be purchasing Hush, Hush come October why not enter for a chance to win more great books for doing it. Check out this book review blog here for the information. I'm digging the contest name too, Bad Boy Bonanza. Perfect considering Patch is the baddest bad boy of them all.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Launch Contest

We are celebrating the launch of with a great big contest!!

The contest will run through October 12 (at midnight EST) and the winner will be announced on October 13, in honor of the HUSH, HUSH release.

You can be entered up to three times
+1 for joining the FallenArchangel Forum
+1 for becoming a follower of our news blog, "The Coldwater High eZine"
+1 for following us on Twitter HushHushFan

Comment on this post telling us which of the above you have done and be sure to include your usernames for each so we can verify.

The winner will receive a HUSH, HUSH prize pack, to include a variety of items including some personalized by Becca Fitzpatrick, HUSH, HUSH author. We will announce more about the prize pack in coming days. (In case of International winner, prize pack may be different due to shipping rates & regulations)

Join now and tell your friends!!

UPDATE 10/13/09 This contest has ended. Thank you to everyone who entered.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Simon & Schuster poster giveaway. Go now!

Simon & Schuster is giving away 300 limited edition Hush, Hush posters. Hurry and enter for your chance to win here!

Win a hardcover copy signed by Becca!

Visit Harmony Book Reviews to enter her awesome contest for a chance to win a hardcover copy of Hush, Hush signed by Becca herself. How cool is that? Oh, and her review is spot on. Check it out here.

If you know of any other Hush, Hush related contests and giveaways let us know. We're doing our best to post them, and of course don't forget to enter ours!

Don't forget to join and follow

The forums are up and running so be sure to check them out and register to see what other fans have to say about Hush, Hush and Patch and Nora. Even if you plan on checking back in on the site often (which you should) please become a follower of the blog here because we'll update this as much as possible with news, reviews, contests, etc. There just may be a contest for blog followers in the future. *hint, hint*

Thanks for stopping by!