Tuesday, April 16, 2013

VOLITION is out!

My friend Elle Strauss (code name Lee for this series) has a new book out--check out the info below! Congrats, Elle!!

  The Latest by Lee Strauss! 

Eternal Life is To Die

For seventeen year old Zoe Vanderveen is a GAP—a genetically altered person. She lives in the security of a walled city on prime water-front property along side other equally beautiful people with extended life spans. Her brother Liam is missing.

 Noah Brody is a natural who lives on the outside. He leads protests against the GAPs and detests the widening chasm they’ve created between those who have and those who don’t. He doesn’t like girls like Zoe and he has good reason not to like her specifically.

Zoe’s carefree life takes a traumatic turn. She’s in trouble and it turns out that Noah, the last guy on earth she should trust, is the only one who can help her.

Want to read PERCEPTION? It's FREE on Kobo itunes B&N Smashwords  and on Amazon!

VOLITION is the exciting continuation of Noah and Zoe's story from Perception.

Releasing April 16!

What doesn't kill you ...

Zoe Vanderveen is on the run with her captor turned rescuer, Noah Brody.

They're in love. 

Or at least that’s what he tells her. Her memories have returned but her feelings are dreamlike—thin and fleeting. Her heart can’t be trusted. Just look at what happened with Taylor Blake.

Senator Vanderveen’s new team of cyborg agents are in hot pursuit, and a reward for their capture is broadcast nationwide. Record breaking cold and snow hinder their escape. Someone dies helping them.

And their fight for survival has only begun.

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About the author:


Lee Strauss writes historical and science fiction/romance for upper YA and adult readers. She also writes light and fun stuff under the name Elle Strauss. To find out more about Lee and her books check out her facebook page. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/elle_strauss To find out about new releases sign up for her newsletter at www.ellestraussbooks.com

Monday, April 15, 2013

No words

I was supposed to be writing today. After I got SonB to preschool, and Baby Girl down for her nap, and the groceries put away and the dinner prep done--I was going to sit down and try to pound out 1-2k words on the sequel to DEFY.

Instead, I'm sitting here shaking, crying, horrified.

I have some friends who ran the Boston Marathon today, so of course, the first thing I thought about when I heard of the explosions was those women and their families. Were they safe? What was happening? One of them had posted a picture of them at the finish line, but the comments beneath it quickly turned from "Congrats! You are amazing!" to "are you okay??" "Please let us know if you're safe!!"... that silence was long and terrifying. When she finally posted she was okay, the relief was immense.

But others were not so lucky, and that's why I'm sitting here so devastated. It's the end of a marathon--one of the hardest things you can push a human body through. I know the feelings at the end of a race--the exhaustion, the relief, the triumph and overwhelming sense of accomplishment. It should be a place of joy. Of relief. Of tears of happiness. Not screaming, horror, chaos,blood and death.

I don't even know what I'm hoping to accomplish with this post. I guess, it just hit me--yet again. You really never know. Hold to those you love, hold them tightly. You just never, ever know. There is no guarantee in this life and in an instant, it can be gone.

I hope we can all take the time to reach out to those we love and let them know how much we care. To hold our children a little bit longer tonight. To kiss your spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend more deeply and tell them how much you love them. To make that call to your sister/brother/friend who you maybe haven't talked to in a while.

Life is precious. This world we live in is scary. All we can do is love more, better, stronger, and pray for those who need it at this time.

Friday, April 5, 2013

My love for Richard Armitage professed via utter humiliation

Today it's my turn to take a Cupid's Arrow over on the YA Valentine's blog. I had to sing a super sappy love song to Richard Armitage. Oh yes, I did.

 Do you want to see me humiliate myself? There might be pictures involved. And my first ever vlog. Even though it's embarrassing, it'll be even worse if no one watches it. So please, Go HERE and don't forget to leave a comment!

And if you want to shoot us a Cupid's Arrow, fill out the form and send away! The next humiliating thing I do just might be yours!

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Kindness Project

Today you'll find me over at The Kindness Project blog, posting about an unexpected (but much needed) kind of kindness. I hope you'll pop on over and take a look (and maybe even leave a comment). :-)

Happy April Fool's Day! (This isn't a joke, btw...)