Elle Strauss's Blog

February 21, 2014

I hang out with indie authors on-line who break the Amazon top 100 all the time, so I know this isn't earth shattering - but for me it's a thrill to break the top 500, even if it's just for a little while.



Playing with Matches is on sale until Tuesday!
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Published on February 21, 2014 03:53 • 54 views

February 14, 2014


Looking for the great swoon worthy read for your younger YA reader? Check out this boxed set - TEXT ME - 8 novels of first love by 8 bestselling authors - only .99 for a limited time!
And wanting something a little older for yourself? Perhaps an exotic setting? Music? Intrigue? And of course, ROMANCE?Sun & Moon is on SALE for Valentine's Day, only .99!

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Read on to find out more about the authors of TEXT ME
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Published on February 14, 2014 03:00 • 31 views

February 12, 2014

As some of you know,  when I'm not living in BC, Canada, I'm living in Dresden, Germany. It's a long flight that involves three planes, a lot of sitting in cramped spaces and jogging. It never fails that I have to run to make a connection at least once. Traveling is a sport, people. You need to wear good running shoes.

Thankfully, I didn't miss a flight this time, but there was that incident where I heard this over the Calgary Airport terminal intercom: "Paging passenger Strauss. Final ca...
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Published on February 12, 2014 06:34 • 31 views

February 7, 2014



Take this chance to snag some awesome books by 11 Dauntless authors for only .99 cents! 
(Enter to win one of 2 $25 gift cards at the bottom of the post)
Happy Valentines Day!All books only .99 cents until Feb. 13th! Don't wait.

Confessions of a 16-Year-Old Virgin Lips by Cindy M. Hogan
Originally $3.99  Now only .99 cents Because it really is all about the kiss!
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Published on February 07, 2014 03:00 • 28 views

February 4, 2014

The winner of the Sun & Moon rafflecopter giveaway of a $50.00 Amazon gift card, a Dresden calender and 4 mp3 files is.....


Johnnie-Marie!
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who entered and helped to promote the launch of Sun & Moon!

Now that all that fun is over, I have to buckle down this week to work on tax preps because next week I fly back to Germany.
I go from this:

to this:
but with snow


I know, life's hard - hee, hee.


PRINT BOOKS!
I decided this fall that I was going to provid...
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Published on February 04, 2014 04:00 • 34 views

February 3, 2014

IndieReCon News I'm passing on via Ali Cross. You don't want to miss this!!


If you receive our newsletter, then you already know what I'm about to tell you. (*Hint* It's an awesome idea to subscribe to our newsletter!)

In four weeks, at exactly this time (12:00 p.m. EST) we will have the privilege of hanging out with Barry Eisler and JA Konrath. These two giants of indie publishing will be here, chatting with us , with YOU , for two whole hours.

I'm not even joking.

So come on, get excited! And mar...
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Published on February 03, 2014 03:00 • 25 views

January 29, 2014



Suzie Q cornered me today and demanded to know the answer to a few pointed questions. Of course, I was happy to comply!

SQ: What's with all this new stuff? Name, look, genre? What gives?

Lee: Let's start with my name.

I've talked about my name dilemma before. As Elle Strauss I wrote books for younger Young Adult readers. The Clockwise series, Seaweed, Love, Tink - all great for readers 12 and up. It was when I decided I wanted to write and publish for an older crowd that I realized I h...
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Published on January 29, 2014 03:00 • 30 views

January 26, 2014

Sun &Moon is here!(Book One in the Minstrel Series)
 So excited to finally release this project. This has definitely been a labor of  love - lots and lots and lots of work - but so worth it to finally see it out in the world!

A big shout out to everyone who has helped in the making and promoting of this book and the start of this new series! From beta readers, to my editor, cover guy, formatter, on-line writer community, musicians and songwriters, vocalist, music video makers,  music...
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Published on January 26, 2014 02:00 • 32 views

January 23, 2014



Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison Publication date: February 2014 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

All her life, clever Aemi has been a slave in the Village of the Rocks, a place where the sea and sky meet. She’s heard the stories about the fabled People of the Sea, a people who possess unimaginable technology who live below the waves in the dark, secret places of the ocean. But she never dreamed those stories were true.

When a s...
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Published on January 23, 2014 03:00 • 52 views

January 20, 2014

Sun & Moon by Lee Strauss(Book One in the Minstrel Series)
Coming January 26th!

If you’re a fan of the movie Inside Llewyn Davis, ABC television’s Nashville or Colleen Hoover’s upcoming novel, "Maybe Someday", the Minstrel Series is for you!
The Minstrel Series is a collection of contemporary romance novels set in the singer/songwriter world. The books are companion novels, with shared settings and characters, but each are...
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Published on January 20, 2014 13:02 • 42 views