For everyone done with Crescendo..we need to talk when I get back! Haha! Just want to share this alternate cover for the book which was done by James Porto (of course!). And for those who haven't seen this yet, be warned of the hotness. Even the rain can't contain it. :)
And we have a note on Becca on the title of the third book, Tempest. And if you're starting a countdown for Tempest (just like me), then read on to know the initial release date!
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And here is Becca's note on Tempest (from Fallen Archangel):
tem·pest [ témpəst ] noun Definition: 1. emotional upheaval: a severe commotion or disturbance, especially an emotional upheaval 2. storm: a severe storm with very high winds and often rain, hail, or snow ( literary )
TEMPEST (aka HUSH HUSH Book 3)Then Fallen Archangel has the bonus vlog of Becca on what to expect on Tempest! Head on there to watch it! The site is fab too so don't forget to explore. :)
Hey everyone at Fallen Archangel!
As you might have heard, I announced yesterday that I'll be writing a third book in the HUSH, HUSH series--TEMPEST. I started writing the story in August, and up until a couple of days ago, had no idea what I was going to title the book. I wasn't apprehensive about the lack of a title--I knew I'd come up with something eventually--until my editor emailed last week and said she needed one before the end of September, when she would present the book to the sales force at Simon & Schuster. This deadline got a lot shorter, a lot faster, when my agent emailed on Tuesday of this past week and said she wanted to include the title in her Publishers Marketplace announcement. Yikes! So I spent the week making a list of anything and everything title-wise that came to mind. What could possibly follow CRESCENDO? I wondered. What would a crescendo lead up to? That was key.
Resorting to my usual tricks, I headed straight to the dictionary, and then the thesaurus. I wanted something thunderous; something stormy. Something that would hint of the story's broiling tension and drama. You've probably heard by now that CRESCENDO ends with a very big twist, and I'll tell you now that book 3 picks up right where that last scenes leaves off, carrying forward with momentum.
It was during my search of synonyms of "storm" that I came across "tempest." The word immediately caught my eye and felt right. It was late at night, but I emailed both my editor and agent, asking their thoughts on using that one word as the title of the third book in the series. I feel very fortunate that once again, my first-choice title will indeed stay!
Fallen Archangel also provided info on the initial date for Tempest:
...will be publishing Tempest, the third and final book in Becca Fitzpatrick’s New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush trilogy. Tempest will have an on-sale date of Tuesday, October 18, 2011, with a first printing of 250,000 copies, and it will be supported by a major marketing campaign and national author tour.
The Hush, Hush series has captivated readers with the story of Nora Grey, her friend Vee, and a mysterious fallen archangel named Patch. In the gripping conclusion of the trilogy, Nora finds that as things start to unravel around her, she is more drawn to the enigmatic Patch. She soon discovers that the answers lie closer to home than she realized, and it is time for her to take control of her destiny once and for all. (from Simon & Schuster)
Oh I do hope we are lucky to get some of those 250,000! Or better yet, an ARC! Whahahaha! I think I'm starting to lose it right now. I think I want to pre-order it already. :p Who's with me? *wink-wink*