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What if you took your secret crush back in time with you? | Laura Pauling

What if you took your secret crush back in time with you?

CLOCKWISE  by Elle Strauss

“A teen time traveler accidentally takes her secret crush back in time. Awkward.”

CLOCKWISE is launching electronically this week and it’s only 2.99 on Amazon , £2.17 on Amazon.co.uk! To celebrate, Elle Strauss is giving away five debut books by authors that you can meet on her blog tour which is happening now.

LOSING FAITH by Denise Jaden

THE CLEARING by Anne Riley

THE SECRET OF SPRUCE KNOLL by Heather McCorkle

PERILOUS by Tamara Hart Heiner

THE HATING GAME by Talli Roland

How to win? Sign up for Elle’s newsletter to enter. For extra entries just comment on any blog in the tour. The more blogs you visit and comment on the more chances you have to win.

Five books, five days, five winners!

I love it when books surprise me. When I think I have the plot all figured out. Because I’m smart like that. #notreally I didn’t see the plot twist in CLOCKWISE coming. At all!

My Review of CLOCKWISE.

Casey has a problem. A big problem. She time travels and she can’t control it. She deals with it the best anyone can, traveling back to the 1800s, until the day she brings back her crush, Nate. #agirl’sworstnightmare  #ordreamcometrue

And I’m not going to tell you what happens after that. You’ll have to read it.

I will say that I loved the development of Casey’s relationship with Nate. Traveling through time has a way of changing a person and adding perspective. They both grow as people. A secondary character, Samuel, enters the story, and I absolutely love how the author tied the subplots together.

Not going to say anything else about that either. #sorry #i’mmeanlikethat

I will say that by the end I was in tears in a moving, sentimental ending.

If you like time travel, suspense, a sweet romance – you’ll enjoy CLOCKWISE.

Plus, the cover is all sorts of awesome.

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30 Responses to What if you took your secret crush back in time with you?

  1. Angela Felsted September 28, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    Oh dear, she brings back her crush. That could be bad. Very bad. 😉

    Good for Elle. And what a great idea with her book giveaway.

  2. Laura Marcella September 28, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    The cover is really cool! I don’t recall seeing one like that before. Clockwise sounds like a fun read!

  3. Andrea September 28, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    This is such a great “What if” idea. I got to read an early draft and I know it’s a unique and romantic story. Definitely worth a read.

    • Laura September 28, 2011 at 11:03 am #

      It is a great idea. I just keep thinking what if that had really happened to me in high school. If, as a sophomore, I brought back the senior I crushed on. And I love the cover art!

  4. terry lynn johnson September 28, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    whoa! what a great premise for a story. sounds great, and I agree, love the cover. thanks for highlighting this! and the awesome contest.

  5. Tab September 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    What a great idea for a book! Looks fantastic.

  6. Creepy Query Girl September 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Yay Elle! This sounds amazing and will definitely be landing on my kindle!

  7. Stina Lindenblatt September 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    This sounds like a cool story. Adding it to my TBR list. (and adding Kleenexes to my shopping list).

  8. Donna K. Weaver September 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    What a fun sounding book! Another to add to my to-read list, which is now over 100. Ugh.

    I own Perilous and The Hating Game. ^_^

  9. anne gallagher September 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    I’ve been following this blog tour and now I’ve found out there’s a sentimental ending. Yes, I’m reading this one for sure.

  10. Anna Staniszewski September 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    This looks so cute! I’ll have to check it out.

  11. Matthew MacNish September 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    I can’t believe I wasn’t following Elle’s blog. We’re even friends on Facebook and everything.

  12. Susan Kaye Quinn September 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    This looks awesome! Thanks for the tip about the tour!

    • Laura September 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

      And doesn’t Elle remind you a bit of Christie Brinkley? Srsly. Super model.

  13. Patti September 28, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    Adding it to my list. I love books that make you cry. And Elle really does remind me of Christie Brinkley.

  14. Loree Huebner September 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    Love the cover.

  15. Susan R. Mills September 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Sounds like a great read! I’ll add it to my list.

  16. Sherrie Petersen September 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    I just downloaded this yesterday. Can’t wait to read it 🙂

  17. becca puglisi September 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    K. My TBR list is officially out of control. Keep ’em comin, Laura!

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

    • Laura September 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

      I know! My tbr is out of control. I’m refusing to purchase anymore until I’ve more read. I have to.

  18. Christina Lee September 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Hi Elle. I have this added to Goodreads (only way I keep track sometimes of what I want to read). This sounds GREAT!

  19. Leigh Moore September 28, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    oh, yeah. I enjoyed it, too. My review goes up tomorrow–whoot! :o) <3

  20. Margo Berendsen September 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    Oh, wonderful! I LOVE time travel and this sounds like a very interesting premise. Plus, I love Elle Strauss. Awesome giveaway – I’ll check it out.

  21. Jemi Fraser September 28, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    I have to read faster! I’m not at the part where she brings Nate back with her!!! Can’t wait to get there – it’s a fabulous book so far 🙂

  22. Lynda R Young September 29, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    I love the sound of Clockwise. Gotta love those awkward situations lol.

  23. Elle Strauss September 29, 2011 at 1:16 am #

    Thanks so much for hosting me, Laura! Your Christie Brinkley comments are a hoot, ha! I’ve never been compared to her before, ever, and I’m seriously too short to be a super model 🙂

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by! *waving enthusiastically*

  24. Stacy September 29, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I might have to read this. The idea of time travel is fascinating, and this book sounds like it might be pretty original. Thanks for sharing it with us, Laura.

  25. Julie Musil September 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    Hooray for Elle! The premise of her book is AWESOME, and it’s cruel of you to leave us begging for more. #orverysmart

  26. Susan Sipal September 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    What a great concept. Another book I obviously need to get for my daughter (and maybe me :-).

  27. shelli October 3, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    i just bought this – cant wait to read it now than I am seeing her interviews! 🙂

    thx for the kind note!

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