I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website.
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk (with a nice helping of romance!) When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA/adult about romance in the past, present and future.
There's always a TIME for romance!!
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The Mysterious Romania
Tomorrow, visit Jen at - http://jenhayley.com/blog/ , and since I won't be blogging on Wednesday, I'll let you know now that on thursday you check in with Denise at http://www.denisejaden.com/Blog.html
A while back I read Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, by Beth Fantaskey (great last name, btw!)
It was a fun read, I enjoyed it for the most part, though I don't think it's possible to make drinking blood by the cupful, sexy. Sorry, that's just my opinion.
Anyhoo, this post isn't meant to be a review. Like I said, I enjoyed the book, and I found it particularly amusing because the mysterious love interest is from Transylvania in Romania. Of course, he's vampire royalty. Where else would he be from?
I may have mentioned along the way, that my husband and I have been involved with humanitarian/missionary work in Romania since 1997, and so, I've had the opportunity and privilege to travel to Romania several times. I've been to DRACULA'S CASTLE. Yes, I have. And I have pictures to prove it.
Dracula's Castle. A nice ominous looking day.
The courtyard doesn't look that scary. That's me, on the left.
Another courtyard picture. That's my friend Coreen, who lives in Romania. She doesn't look that scary either. Does she?
I have a particular fascination with Romania which I'll blog about in the future, but not because of vampire lore. In fact, I think I've read enough vampire books to satisfy me for a good long time. I'm worried that the love interest in the book I'm currently reading is going to turn out to be of the vampire variety. The signs are all there: the red drink, agelessness,good at absolutely everything, rich.
I really hope not. What about you? Are you done with vampires, or is it a genre you'll love forever? (Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha).