Sneak Peek Saturday (on Monday): Hush, Hush

Hush, Hush
By: Becca Fitzpatrick

Pub date: October 13th, 2009

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.


Loire Valley, France
November 1565 

Chauncey was with a farmer's daughter on the grassy banks of the Loire River when the storm rolled in, and having let his gelding wander in the meadow, was left to his own two feet to carry him back to the château. He tore a silver buckle off his shoe, placed it in the girl's palm, and watched her scurry away, mud slinging on her skirts. Then he tugged on his boots and started for home.

Rain sheeted down on the darkening countryside surrounding the Château de Langeais. Chauncey stepped easily over the sunken graves and humus of the cemetery; even in the thickest fog he could find his way home from here and not fear getting lost. There was no fog tonight, but the darkness and onslaught of rain were deceiving enough.

There was movement along the fringe of Chauncey's vision, and he snapped his head to the left. At first glance what appeared to be a large angel topping a nearby monument rose to full height. Neither stone nor marble, the boy had arms and legs. His torso was naked, his feet were bare, and peasant trousers hung low on his waist. He hopped down from the monument, the ends of his black hair dripping rain. It slid down his face, which was dark as a Spaniard's.

Chauncey's hand crept to the hilt of his sword. "Who goes there?"

The boy's mouth hinted at a smile.

"Do not play games with the Duc de Langeais," Chauncey warned. "I asked for your name...
To continue reading the remainder of the prologue as well as chapters 1 & 2, go here. For more information on Becca Fitzpatrick, you can visit her official website here and/or her blog here.

So, I really suck at posting this on an actual Saturday haha but to be fair, I didn't know this excerpt existed until a few minutes ago so really, I can't be blamed. ;)

Have a great Monday everyone!


  1. Oooh, this one looks so good. Thanks for the sneak peak!

  2. Ooh, I can't wait to read this!

  3. I'm really curious to read this book!!

  4. can't wait!! thanks for the sneak peek.

  5. Oooooooh, I want this one.

  6. Wow! Thanks for sneak-peeking Hush, Hush! And I'm so glad you posted a link to the first couple of chapters - I still need to do that on my website (I'm so behind!!)

  7. Anonymous11/01/2010

    i'm reading the book and it's really good.




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