Today, we are thrilled to be hosting an exclusive sneak peek at Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick — the fourth and final book in her best-selling Hush, Hush series. The book is under a heavy embargo and won’t be in stores until October 23rd. But this week only, you can catch an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at the book right here at Novel Novice — and at four other blogs.
Today, we’re kicking off a week of excerpts. Be sure to use the #FinaleReveal hashtag on Twitter when talking about this! Read on below to catch a glimpse at what Patch and Nora are up to, then scroll down to see where else you can find Finaleexcerpts this week!
Novel Novice’s Exclusive Excerpt from Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick:
A half hour later, I pulled into my driveway. I live with my mom in a quintessential Maine farmhouse, complete with white paint, blue shutters, and a shroud of ever-present fog. This time of year, the trees blazed fiery shades of red and gold, and the air held the crisp smells of pine sap, burning wood, and damp leaves. I jogged up the porch steps, where five portly pumpkins watched me like sentinels, and let myself in.
“I’m home!” I called to my mom, the light in the living room giving away her location. I dropped my keys on the sideboard and went back to find her.
She dog-eared her page, rose from the sofa, and squeezed me in a hug. “How did your night go?”
“I am officially drained of every last ounce of energy.” I pointed upstairs. “If I make it up to bed, it will be by sheer mental power alone.”
“While you were out, a man stopped by looking for you.”
I frowned. What man?
“He wouldn’t leave his name, and he wouldn’t tell me how he knew you,” my mom continued. “Should I be worried?”
“What did he look like?”
“Round face, ruddy complexion, blond hair.”
Him, then. The man who had a bone to pick with Patch. I fabricated a smile. “Oh, right. He’s a salesman. Keeps trying to get me to commit to senior pictures with his studio. Next thing you know, he’ll want to sell me graduation announcements too. Would it be completely disgusting if I skipped washing my face tonight? Staying awake an extra two minutes at this point is pushing it.”
Mom kissed my forehead. “Sweet dreams.”
I climbed to my bedroom, shut the door, and flopped spread-eagled on my bed. The music from the Devil’s Handbag still pulsed at the back of my head, but I was too tired to care. My eyes were halfway shut when I remembered the window. On a groan, I staggered over and unlatched the lock. Patch could get inside, but I wished him luck trying to keep me awake long enough to elicit a response.
I pulled my blankets up to my chin, felt the soft, blissful tug of a dream beckoning me closer, let it drag me under—
And then the mattress sank with the weight of another body.
“Not sure why you’re so enamored with this bed,” Patch said. “It’s twelve inches too short, four feet too narrow, and the purple sheets aren’t doing it for me. My bed, on the other hand . . .”
I opened one eye and found him stretched out beside me, hands clasped loosely behind his neck. His dark eyes watched mine, and he smelled clean and sexy. Most of all, he felt warm pressed up against me. Despite my best intentions, the close proximity was making it increasingly difficult to concentrate on sleep.
“Ha,” I said. “I know you don’t care how comfortable my bed is. You’d be fine on a pallet of bricks.” One of the downsides of Patch being a fallen angel was that he couldn’t feel physical sensation. No pain, but no pleasure either. I had to be content knowing that when I kissed him, he felt it on an emotional level only. I tried to pretend it didn’t matter, but I wanted him to feel electrified by my touch.
He kissed me lightly on the mouth. “What did you want to talk about?”
I couldn’t remember. Something about Dante. Whatever it was, it seemed unimportant. Talking in general seemed unimportant. I snuggled in closer, and Patch stroked his hand down my bare arm, making a warm tingly sensation shoot all the way to my toes.
Here is the official synopsis for Finale:
Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend’s ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn—but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can’t conquer?
And here’s where else you can find the exclusive excerpts this week:
You have got to be kidding me!!! This is pure torture!! I cannot wait for this to come out….been on preorder for months!!
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ONLY 46 DAYS TO BUT STILL TO LONG! ; v ;
Aaaah! I want more Patch! :))
This is soooo good! I’ve missed Patch and Nora’s chemistry. Cannot wait until it’s out! The synopsis sounds foreboding but so intriguing, I really hope love does conquer all obstacles in the end, they deserve it.
Jeez man! I mean, YES! Fianally a Finale extract!!! But NO, you’re teasing me so BAD! I’ve been waiting ever since I read the first word of Hush, Hush (and every word of it since) I need a time machine to put me me forward 46 days so I can read it!!! Need more Patch desperatly!
I agree, this is pure torture!! I am dying to read this book. October 23rd can’t get here soon enough!! After reading this and the chapter at the end of Crescendo, I have a feeling that this is going to be the best book of the four. I’m dying to know how it all ends…though I’m sad it has to end at all 😦
am really scared to continue reading the excerpts… ahh the spoilers! but must read more Patch and Nora!
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so desperate…. and excited… and…. can’t wait to read the whole book *-* ….. Patch always kills me with his words… Can’t avoid it…
Thanks for this wonderful excerpt!
I can’t wait for this to come out! I’m about to start rereading the hush hush series! ^_^
I’m out of breath! How excited I’m for this book!
I can’t wait until it comes out!
OMG! PATCH just satisfies me with his words but I would be more satisfied if i met him in person> Ugh man someday that patch will come! =)
OMG!!!!! don’t tease me like that:P andreading the synopsis…..I thinks Scott’s going to be the “friends ultimate betrayal” I Hope not but I think that’s who it meant..plus Patch always said he didn’t trust Scott….so..yeah I trust Patch’s judgment 100%!!!!!<33333
OMG!!!!! don’t tease me like that:P and reading the synopsis…..I thinks Scott’s going to be the “friends ultimate betrayal” I Hope not but I think that’s who it meant..plus Patch always said he didn’t trust Scott….so..yeah I trust Patch’s judgment 100%!!!!!<33333
I hope its not Scott….. Though when you think about it, it could end up and be Vee. She may rat Nora out or something. She was pretty pissed off at Nora in Silence…. *sigh* You never know
This better have a great ending. I have all the books and Im gonna get the last one too. Becca, PLEASE write a fifth!!! This is too good to end.
Loved the sneak peak 😀 October 23rd needs to hurry and get here already!!
This is MADDENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUST READ MORE!!!!!!!!!
CAN’T WAIT!!! I have a message for the realease date of Finale: 10/23/12 HURRY UP AND GET HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ARGGGHHH!!!! Its already november and FINALE is already released worldwide!!!!! I. NEED. A. COPY. NOW!!! Or else I swear I will explode of extreme desire. I WANT IT NOW!!! SO EXCITED!!! XD