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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CRESCENDO cover to be revealed live on Fallenarchangel!

We're beyond excited to finally share this BIG news...

After a lot of planning by the fabulous folks at Simon & Schuster, we are excited to announce that Becca Fitzpatrick will be revealing the cover of CRESCENDO, the highly anticipated follow-up to New York Times Bestselling HUSH HUSH, here on, live from the Denver Teen Lit Festival on Saturday April 10! The cover reveal will take place over the course of several hours as Laurie Maves, a chalk artist from Denver CO, will be drawing the Crescendo cover live!

The streaming video of this event will begin around 11 am EST / 9 am MDT. Plan to stop by throughout the day to see the cover art as it gradually comes to life and for occasional visits from Becca.

We will be posting more exciting stuff about the cover reveal in the coming days!!

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Friday, March 26, 2010

CRESCENDO Burning Up the Blogosphere

It's been really great to see so many excited Blog Posts, Tweets, Facebook Updates, etc about CRESCENDO!! Becca posted the summary yesterday and ever since fans have been all a buzz!

Becca has been working very hard to make CRESCENDO as awesome as HUSH HUSH and we here at FallenArchangel suspect readers are going to be pretty pleased with the final product :-) I think we are all anxiously awaiting the Fall!!!

If you have posted about CRESCENDO on your Blog, let us know and we'll give you a shout-out on Twitter or here in the Blog. You can post a link here in the comments or email us at

CRESCENDO Cover Reveal

It's coming.... very soon!

We will be posting much more about the cover reveal very soon. There are some really cool plans in the works so stay tuned!!


Becca has confirmed that CRESCENDO will be released here in the US on November 16 and tentatively in the UK on October 14. AND now we have a first look at the synopsis...
Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The further Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

SO, what do you think about the synopsis??? Is it what you were expecting? What part sounds the most interesting to you?? Dish in the comments.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Twitter Contest

We really want to hit 1000 Twitter Followers so we thought we'd have a little contest.

We are going to give away a signed HUSH HUSH poster at random to one of our followers when we hit 1000!

AND to make it more interesting for our existing followers we're giving away a signed Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of HUSH HUSH (with the alternate ending) at random to existing followers who refer friends to become new followers. So it goes a little something like this.... You tell your friends about @HushHushFan, they become followers and tweet to us saying "I'm a new follower @xxxxx sent me!" Obviously they should insert your twitter name where the xxx's are :-) The more people who tell us you referred them, the more entries you get! We'll pick a winner at random when we get 1000 followers!

Ask questions in the comments and we'll answer here, too.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Kate over at Read This Book! is celebrating her Blogoversary with a SUPER Giveaway, lots of books! One of the prizes is a copy of HUSH HUSH with a signed bookplate. Be sure to check it out!! (Open Internationally)
Reading Rocks featured a guest review by Meg this week. She loved HUSH HUSH. You can read her review here.
Vamp Chix posted Some Angels are Fallen a Hush, Hush review.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

YA Chat

We want to thank each and everyone who stopped by our YA Chat earlier tonight. It was great to hear the thoughts and perspectives of so many.

We intend to continue focusing on this issue in the future so stay tuned!!

Note: Due, no doubt, to it's extreme popularity Twilight was discussed several times during tonight's discussion. (Hopefully no one was offended by the way the references kept popping up). Rebecca and I are huge fans (Team Edward all the way lol) and respect the opinions on all sides of the issue. :-)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Is YA Getting a Bad Rap?

Frankie over at The First Novels Club posted a really super blog yesterday about the bad rap YA has been getting from some folks lately.

Teens are dealing with more crap than ever these days. They know and understand harsh realities that even those of us who were teenagers half a decade ago didn't have to go through. The world is rapidly changing, and teens are rapidly adjusting. They're smart. They're savvy. And they are tough cookies. And if they want to read a book--any book--that is fantastic. Because reading rocks.

Most teens know the difference between a normal relationship and an extremely unhealthy one, which yes- it does often gets glorified and depicted in paranormal romance. And if there are teens or adults reading a book along those lines, believing it's sexy to threaten violence, believing its healthy for a person to want to kill themselves over you, dreaming of a guy who stalks you...I have a hard time believing that those thoughts and desires stemmed from the reading of a book. Unhealthy ideas about relationships stem from a deeper source than that and are often the fault of other factors, not a story.

We want to take this a step further, we want to know what you think....

It’s no secret that YA books have grown in popularity with teens, tweens and adults of all ages. With that popularity comes more scrutiny – it has been said that some YA contains immoral themes that could negatively influence young readers. We want to hear from YOU young and old, YA Lovers, Readers, Writers, Editors (etc). Are you influenced by the storylines and relationships you read about? Join us on Thursday night at 9 pm to discuss this on

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Some Awesome Reviews

Edward Cullen says goodbye to fame and fandom. Ex-Twilight fans now sport V scars instead of fangs.

Becca Fitzpatrick crafts an intoxicating boy, an inevitable and dangerous romance, and a story spun from the Bible story we thought we all knew

If fallen angels are the next big thing in urban fantasy, then Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush Hush sets an impressive benchmark in the sub-genre.

As a first-time novelist, Fitzpatrick absolutely nails the right mix of suspense, romance, action and killer dialogue in this fast-paced page-turner.
Paula Weston, Other Worlds

You don't know who Nora should trust, who's good, who's bad, what's real?

It's the mystery, the style, the voice, the Patch that keeps you reading. I look forward to reading more from Fitzpatrick.
- Kristen, Kristen Creative

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HUSH HUSH Contests Around the Web....

I Heart Monster is running a HUSH HUSH contest until April 15 - stop by become a fan of their blog and enter to win a signed copy of HUSH HUSH. Open Worldwide!!

Kimberly Franklin has a great interview with Becca on her blog, they gush a little about Drew Doyon, the cover model, and Becca even gives a few hints about what you can expect to find in CRESCENDO. Kimberly is also giving away a copy of HUSH HUSH.

There's still a few days left to win a signed copy of HUSH HUSH from Wondrous Reads. Her contest is open worldwide.

Tell them FallenArchangel sent you :-)

Are you hosting a HUSH HUSH giveaway or know of one, let us know and we'll post it

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Q and A with RAVEN author, Allison van Diepen

A big thank you to author, Allison van Diepen, for being so awesome and taking the time to answer a few of the fan questions, and to those of you who submitted all the great questions. We received a large volume so we apologize if yours wasn't posted. If you haven't done so yet check out the RAVEN thread under Featured Fiction on the forum to chat with other fans and see the book trailer. It's an amazing book!

*Warning, this post contains some spoilerish info. Also, forgive the formatting on this post, Blogger wouldn't cooperate this evening.

Q. Do you know how to breakdance or just enjoy watching?

A. I LOVE to dance. And though I’d like to think I have some pretty cool moves, I’m definitely not a breakdancer. But I’m fascinated by the way breakdancers move – and the risks they take with their bodies. To me it’s just amazing.

Q. What inspired you to delve into the paranormal?
A. I’ve always been interested in the paranormal. My friends will tell you I’m the first to suggest telling ghost stories. I do believe there are aspects of this world that are “paranormal”, and I take them seriously. Because of that, I don’t dabble – no séances, Ouija Boards, etc. No, thank you.

Q. Do you have tattoos?

A. No. I’m not into body art, though I have nothing against it. Tattoos are too permanent for me. I’m someone whose interests bounce around, and I just can’t picture any tattoo design that I wouldn’t get tired of.

Q. Why did you choose to label Josh as Ghost?

If you’ve ever had a family member leave – through death, addiction, mental illness – your family still remembers them, still feels them, as if they’re a ghost moving through the house. The ghost is someone you can’t see, but you can feel, and who’s still in your heart.

Q. Why did you decide to write a paranormal story (RAVEN) after the more "realistic" STREET PHARM and SNITCH?

A. As I mentioned above, I’ve always had an interest in the paranormal. Street Pharm and Snitch were written while I was teaching at a Brooklyn high school, so naturally that dominated my creativity at the time. If you think Raven is different from my first two books, wait till you see my next two, The Oracle of Dating and The Oracle Rebounds. They represent my lighter side (believe me, I do have one!)

Q. I’m really curious about Josh. Any hints on where you see his life going? If there is a sequel will we get to see more of him?

A. I don’t know if there’s going to be a sequel, but if so, Josh would be an important character in it. Though Josh has so much love and beauty in him, he’s prone to getting caught up in things that aren’t healthy. I could see him getting involved with some Jiang Shi who don’t care whether the humans they’re taking souls from are dying or not…

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Featured Fiction Contest: Thirst 1 &2 by Christopher Pike

Thanks to Simon & Schuster we are able to give away several copies of Thirst 1 and Thirst 2 by Christopher Pike. Visit our Featured Fiction page for more info on the books.

In order to enter the contest fill out the entry form below and consider this...

Christopher Pike wrote about a vampire that walked the earth for 5,000 years. She witnessed the pyramids being built, hung out with philosophers in ancient Greece, lived in a medieval castle.

If you had the chance to live for thousands of years what time period would you most want to experience. Why?

Maybe you'd like to see one of Shakespeare's plays performed for the first time, have dinner with Cleopatra, dance with Fred Astaire.Anything goes. Have fun with it!

Answer the question by commenting on this blog post and then, make sure to fill in the required information below. To earn additional entries you can comment on the above question and/or be or become a blog follower. Make sure you check the YES boxes if you have done both things.