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.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
New Author Blog Hop
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Elle Strauss - Author
I write time travel and merfolk chic-lit, light SF and historical YA fiction. I have one husband, four kids and two cats. I'm fond of Lindt's sea salt dark chocolate and hiking in good weather. CLOCKWISE is my first YA release. You can find me on Facebook,twitter @elle_strauss,and my blog at www.ellestraussbooks.blogspot.com
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Product Description :
A teenage time traveler accidentally takes her secret crush back in time. Awkward.
Boy watching with her best friend would be enough excitement for fifteen year old Casey Donovan. She doesn't even mind life at the bottom of the Cambridge High social ladder, if only she didn’t have this other much bigger problem. Unscheduled trips to the nineteenth century!
When Casey gets talked into going to the Fall Dance, the unthinkable happens--she accidentally takes Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time.
Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just ‘brotherly’ protectiveness?
When they return to the present things go back to the way they were before: Casey at the bottom of the social totem pole and Nate perched on the very the top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her little brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate back to the past again.
Which of course, she does.
“I loved Casey, such an awesomely awkward main character. Clockwise is full of warmth and wit...” Denise Jaden, author of Losing Faith.
“...sharp and witty...A fantastic read for anyone, adolescent or adult.” Talli Roland, author of Watching Willow Watts.
"I love, love, LOVE all your characters! Casey's humorous charm and her particular way she sees things and the way you describe them are just way too funny, and I love how she's like a mixture between an 'average teenage girl' where she drools over the hot guys and hangs out with her best friend, to this 'spit-fire' from the eighteen hundreds." Limitless- teen wattpad reader
"I just read Clockwise cover to cover in the space of an afternoon. Couldn't stop! It was fantastic! I almost NEVER read anything with romance, but you sucked me right in! I absolutely loved the little twist at the end..." BookwormForever - teen wattpad reader
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