Zareen Jaffery at Simon & Schuster has bought a new YA novel by Becca Fitzpatrick, author of the Hush, Hush saga. In her new standalone thriller, Sapphire Skies, 17-year-old Stella lives with her mother in a country manor near Philadelphia’s Main Line. But one fateful night, Stella witnesses a crime, forcing her into the witness protection program, and must start life over in Nebraska as someone else. Publication is set for fall 2015; Catherine Drayton at Inkwell Management brokered the deal for North American, audio, and e-book rights. via Publishers Weekly
As well as authoring the New York Times best-selling Hush, Hush saga, Fitzpatrick’s latest stand-alone novel, Black Ice, will be released in October 2014.
Tez Says: After the paranormal romance of the Hush, Hush saga, Becca Fitzpatrick has moved into romantic suspense. Some things change, but others stay the same: the “dangerous boy.” Unfortunately, this is a trope that I wish would die out. In Hush, Hush, the “love interest” tried to kill the protag multiple times. He didn’t succeed, but that’s not the point. I know danger is good for tension and conflict (no conflict = no story), but it’s a shame that nice guys really do finish last – in romance fiction, at least.