Thursday, August 16, 2012

Awesome client, awesome new book!

Y'all know I'm an editor by trade. For now, that's still the job that pays the bills, and I'm so excited to help promote a book by one of my first clients and our good bloggy friend Elle Strauss (link).

After being agented a while, Elle decided to take the leap into self-publishing, and now she's one of the Indelibles (link) and has a slew of amazing books for readers of all ages.

Her latest book, which I had the pleasure of editing, PERCEPTION is due out in September, and today I'm thrilled to take part in the cover reveal.

PERCEPTION is a young adult science fiction-romance, and I've got to tell you guys, it is awesome. It's one of those books that I had to remind myself I was working on. (I kept wanting to race ahead to see what would happen next. Good stuff!)

Here's the scoop:

Seventeen year old Zoe Vanderveen is a GAP—a genetically altered person. She lives in the security of a walled city on prime waterfront property alongside 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 Noah, the last guy on earth she should trust, is the only one who can help her.



PERCEPTION is a (SF/mystery/romance) Young Adult novel that takes place in the not too distant future in a world changed by climate extremes, natural disasters and impending wars, and where scientific breakthroughs cause class divisions—both financially and philosophically. It explores the clash between faith and science and how differences can separate us as enemies or ally us as friends. And in some cases, even in the midst of betrayal and personal crisis, there’s room to fall in love. This is the first book in a planned three-book series.

 You can "like" Lee Strauss on facebook and mark PERCEPTION to read on Goodreads.

Lee Strauss is also known as Elle Strauss (for her lighter YA titles) You can find her at www.ellestraussbooks.com

PERCEPTION will be for sale on Amazon and at other e-retailer stores SEPTEMBER 12!


So keep your eyes out for this one, reader- and writer-friends! And have a great weekend~ <3

23 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

I love that goes with a masculine pseudonym for this harder sci-fi.

Pat Hatt said...

Great cover, really like the lightning esque strikes.

Chris Fries said...

Ooooh! It looks kick-azz! (That's a literary term meaning a "stimulating and thought-provoking tale")

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

beautiful!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Yay! Love the cover, the book, and the author. And now the editor! LOVE ALL AROUND. :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Sounds intriguing. I will look for it September. May sales skyrocket for you both!

Old Kitty said...

All the best Elle!! Yay! Take care
x

Carolyn Abiad said...

This sounds very cool. :)
Best of luck to Elle!

M Pax said...

Congrats to Lee! Will go like & tag & all that.

Elle Strauss said...

Thanks for featuring me, Leigh!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Congrats, Elle!!

And how did I miss that you are an editor, Leigh? Good to know!

LTM said...

LOL! Yes, Chris--it is both of those things. :D And Carolyn, I think you'll like it! It has a great mystery and very cool SF elements. :o)

DL Hammons said...

I saw that cover on Elle's blog earlier, and it is really impressive. She'll garner plenty of book sales just from the cover alone! :)

Liz Fichera said...

Since I love all things YA, I will definitely check out Lee/Elle on Goodreads. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

I've really enjoyed Elle's other books and I'm looking forward to this one too! :)

Janet Johnson said...

Love the cover! And the story sounds really great. Can't wait to read it. :)

LTM said...

I think you'll like it, Liz! I really enjoyed it in spite of the fact that I was "working," which can make pleasure-reading hard. :o) <3

cleemckenzie said...

Great news for Elle! Congratulations.

Jolene Perry said...

SO ECSTATIC FOR HER!!!!!!!

FAB cover :-D

Theresa Milstein said...

Great cover and premise. Thank for the info. I wish Elle success!

Glynis said...

Love the cover, it looks so vibrant!

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats to Elle! Tweeting.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats Elle, and what an awesome cover!

Sounds like an interesting read... I will certainly look forward to it.