Author: Lee Strauss

Lee Strauss writes romantic mixed genre set in the past, present and future for YA and adult readers. She also writes light and fun stuff as Elle Strauss.

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Contrition - The Perception Trilogy, #3

Contrition
  • Number: B00FA3A1A6
  • Release: 2013-09-17
  • Authors: Elle Strauss, Lee Strauss
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Romantic Elements, * Fantasy, * Science Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: ESB Publishing
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Zoe, Noah and the other plane crash survivors are stranded in the Arizona desert.

They all have secrets,

and reasons to hide.

But they’re not alone.

Cyborg soldiers.

War.

Humans and humanoids.

Who can be trusted?

Zoe’s life is in danger.

Noah must make an impossible choice.

Will their love survive their brokenness?

Will the world as they know it end before they can find out?


Volition - Perception Trilogy, #2

Volition
  • Number: B00CBJL94E
  • Release: 2013-04-10
  • Authors: Elle Strauss, Lee Strauss
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Romantic Elements, * Science Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: ESB Publishing
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The exciting continuation of the Perception Trilogy:

Zoe Vanderveen is on the run with her captor turned rescuer, Noah Brody.

They're in love.

Or at least that's what he tells her. Her memories have returned but her feelings are dreamlike--thin and fleeting. Her heart can't be trusted. Just look at what happened with Taylor Blake.

Senator Vanderveen's new team of cyborg agents are in hot pursuit, and a reward for their capture is broadcast nationwide. Record breaking cold and snow hinder their escape. Someone dies helping them.

And their fight for survival has only begun.

CONTRITION, the final installment out September 26th, 2013!


Broken Vessels - Volume 2 of Jars of Clay

Broken Vessels
  • Number: B009NGK41C
  • Release: 2012-10-07
  • Authors: Elle Strauss, Lee Strauss
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Young Adult, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: ESB Publishing
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Jars of Clay + Broken Vessels = Romeo and Juliet in Ancient Rome

Jars of Clay (volume 1) and Broken Vessels (volume 2) contain strong religious themes and scenes of sensuality and violence. Recommended for ages 15 and up.

*based on a true story*

With no way to prevent Helena from marrying another, Lucius flees to Rome to seek his fortune and mend his broken heart.

In a loveless marriage with a child to care for, Helena finds comfort in the most unlikely place--with her brother amongst the Christians. The religious group is mostly ignored by the Pagan populace, until the Emperor returns to the city and celebrations are planned. There's a shortages of criminals for the games and Christians are now sought out for arrest.

Fate brings Lucius back to Carthage, where his only wish is that he will get a glimpse of the girl he still loves. But when he finally sees Helena, it's under the worse possible circumstance...


Jars of Clay

Jars of Clay
  • Number: B009L4E8FE
  • Release: 2012-10-02
  • Authors: Elle Strauss, Lee Strauss
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Young Adult, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: ESB Publishing
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Jars of Clay + Broken Vessels = Romeo and Juliet in Ancient Rome

*Jars of Clay (volume 1) and Broken Vessels (volume 2) contain strong religious themes and scenes of sensuality and violence. Recommended for ages 15 and up.

Daughter of a wealthy and respected Roman citizen, Helena Vibius is only sixteen when she falls for Lucius, a servant in her father's house.

Ambitious, Lucius wants to seek his fortune in Rome, and asks Helena to tutor him. She agrees--against her better judgment--and through a series of secret lessons, the two fall in love, knowing if they're caught, Lucius will pay the penalty with his life.

And then there's the unfortunate matter of Helena's pending arranged marriage to an unpleasant man from Carthage.

As her wedding day approaches, will Helena follow Lucius to Rome (risking both their lives), or keep her duty to her father?


Perception - Perception Trilogy, #1

Perception
  • Number: B0095612HK
  • Release: 2012-09-01
  • Authors: Elle Strauss, Lee Strauss
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Romantic Elements, * Science Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: ESB Publishing
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Eternal Life is To Die For

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

The PERCEPTION Series books (SF/mystery/romance) are Young Adult novels that take 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 together. And in some cases, even in the midst of betrayal and personal crisis, there's room to fall in love.


Book Library

  • Contrition Contrition
  • Volition Volition
  • Broken Vessels Broken Vessels
  • Jars of Clay Jars of Clay
  • Perception Perception