"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I'm excited to introduce you guys to yet another fabulous author and book! I'm not sure about you all, but I am a total sucker for this cover. It totally pulls me in.

CLOCKWISE by Elle Strauss (ESB Publishing, October 17, 2011)

From Amazon:

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

BIO (in her own words):

I write time travel and merfolk chic-lit, light SF and historical YA fiction. I'm a married mom of four, and live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, famous for beaches and vineyards. I'm fond of Lindt's sea salt dark chocolate and hiking in good weather.

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DL Hammons said...

The Vlog Elle posted about how her book cover evolved was really fascinating! :)

PJ Hoover said...

I will have to check it out, DL. Thanks!

Elle Strauss said...

Thanks for featuring me, PJ!

PJ Hoover said...

It is my pleasure, Elle!

Angela Ackerman said...

I'm looking forward to this. I have asked Santa for an e reader this Christmas, and then I'm going to read all the books I've stockpiled in anticipation!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

PJ Hoover said...

I hope Santa is very good to you, Angela!

Kai said...

Sounds adorable! Another added to the tbr list :D

PJ Hoover said...

Yes, Kai! Definitely!