‘Banning the bullshit Sunday’ : ‘Clockwise’ by Elle Strauss

OK, it seems that BtB (Banning the Bullshit) is here to stay.

A bit like the character that strolls into your head, announcing their presence with a wink and a smile whilst puffing away on a cigarette as they lean nonchalantly against the doorframe, amused by your surprise, BtB kinda just materialised.

So, in between my ‘Illuminating indies’ series (which, by the way, starts on the Saturday 28th January 2012 with the adorably-excitable Cathryn Mullen) I will be using Sundays as a ‘giving it up to fellow writers” day and keeping SM0D&L totally bullshit free! Which, after some of the recent goings-on on fellow authors’ blogs, will be a refreshing change!

So, there’s my promise reiterated. Nothing false or devious. I am not practising subliminal mind-control and indirectly getting you to buy one of our books, I am merely highlighting a writer or book that I feel is worthy of extra attention. Simples! ๐Ÿ˜‰

So who is in the line of fire today then?

Well, you might ask.

Today, I am indulging my own guilty pleasure that is YA fantasy.

Elle Strauss has written a book that ticks all the boxes for me. Time travel, school-girl crushes, young love and a bit of historical fiction thrown in. It is every teenage girls’ fantasy; find the cutest boy in school to go to the dance with and then, oh, yeah, accidentally take him back to 1860! I mean, come on, it happens all the time, right?

And guess what else? If you happen to be lucky enough to be buying off Amazon .com (which means that you might also be lucky enough to live in the States or if you’re REALLY lucky, Okanagan Valley in Canada which is where Elle lives. I’m rapidly going off her!;-)) it’s FREE! Yup, you heard right. Free. Gratis. Complimentary, costs you nada until next week. What other excuse do you have for not downloading it?

Here’s the FREE link.

Oh, and did I tell you that she charted in Germany yesterday too? Yup.

The cover also happens to be one of my personal faves. Check it out, just makes you want to buy the book, huh?

So for those of you who share the shores of good ole Blighty with yours truly, here’s the UK link.

Hmn, so where as I? Oh yeah, no bullshit! This is a BRILLIANT read!

If you like all things fantastical then you can’t go wrong. Even if it’s not your bag, try this, you never know, you might just like it!

Word has it that Elle is hard at the sequel, so pick up a copy today.

For those of you who are still not convinced by the mighty ‘zon, here’s the B&N link for you to buy a paper copy.

Either way, make sure you read it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Me, I’m off to watch the football, but you lot out there should be checking in with Casey Donovan and following her trials and tribulations at Cambridge High as she tries to win the heart of Nate Mackenzie (the cutest boy in school). Not sure repeatedly dragging him back to the 18th Century is the best way to go about it, maybe buy him a game for his X-Box or something? But hey, she has fun trying!

See, no bullshit, just another great read. Happy (free from that steaming pile of scourge) Sunday.

Saffi

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15 comments on “‘Banning the bullshit Sunday’ : ‘Clockwise’ by Elle Strauss
  1. Elle Strauss says:

    Thanks so much for the shout out!!

  2. Thanks so much for the review and the linkage. I’ve wanted to read this book since I first saw the cover many months ago. Now I have a brand new Kindle and–it’s free! Just downloaded. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for this Saffi and Elle!

  3. Chihuahua0 says:

    I’m currently reading Clockwise.

    I’m thinking of doing a review too.

  4. Oh noes! You used my real last name! *giggles* yup I’m being excitable again. No wonder I get along with teens so well sometimes… he he.

    As to that book… I ought to pick it up. Sounds like we have similar guilty pleasure reads Saffi. Maybe I will polish Holy Horses up sometime for publication. *giggles*

    :} Cathryn Leigh (Mullen – shhhh) ;}

  5. Great cover, Elle, I agree with Saffi! And congrats on the charting in Germany.

    And Saffi, thumbs up on the BtB logo. Very Web 2.0 ๐Ÿ™‚

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