Blog Tour: Seaweed by Elle Strauss – Excerpt + Giveaway

August 27, 2012 Blog Tour 0

Today I am having the Seaweed Blog Tour (hosted by A Tale of Many Reviews) stopping by. Read on for an exciting excerpt from the book, and a giveaway!

Dori Seward can’t wait to get out of Eastcove, a sleepy fishing village on the border of New Brunswick and Maine. She bides her time by hanging out with friends, attending swim club, and holding her biggest competition, Colby–who wants more than just friendship, at arm’s length.

Then Tor Riley comes to town and he has everything Dori dreams of in a boyfriend–looks, athleticism and mystery.

But Tor also has a tantalizing secret and Dori is determined to find out what it is. The truth is crazier than her wildest imaginations and more dangerous, too. Dori has new enemies, and they will do anything to get to her.

Her life, her dreams and her love for Tor are all weighing in the balance. Will Dori risk it all in order to have it all?

The exciting excerpt from Seaweed:

Becca sat across from me, her eyes darting around the school yard, looking, I bet, for you-know-who. Colby shuttled in beside me. He raised his eyebrows wildly at Samara and Mike’s ongoing PDA and I sent invisible vibes alerting him that he would have no such luck with me.

He got the hint and left a good six inches between us.

Tiffany sat at the next table where Sawyer was making an effort to get her attention and affections. I’d say his efforts were hugely wasted.

Where was the new guy? Not that I cared, but I was curious.

“What’s his name?” I said in Becca’s direction.

“Uh, oh, who?” she said, like it wasn’t obvious that her radar was on full alert for him. I tilted my head.

“Oh, him. His name is Ky.”

“That new kid?” Colby said.

And just then, like mentioning his name produced him out of mid air, Ky strolled up and settled in beside Becca. Her whole body stiffened with excitement; her smile stretched broadly across her face.

Tone it down, girl.

“Hey,” he said to us all. “I’m Ky Larson.”

A round of “heys” went around the table. Ky sat with his shoulders back, his jaw relaxed and his eyelids light, like he hadn’t a care in the world.

I didn’t believe it for a minute. This was a guy on a mission.

“So, Ky,” I said leaning forward across the table. “What brings you to Eastcove?”

He leaned forward, too, mimicking my stance, his eyes sparkling with flirtation. “Would you believe me if I said you?”

Becca and Colby choked on their sodas at the same time. If that wasn’t brazen, I didn’t know what was.

The thing was, I believed him.


“Why what?”

“Why did you come to Eastcove?” I know who you are, buddy. Or more like, what he was. But why was he here? Didn’t he have some underwater battle to fight? I wished he’d take his jacket off so I could see his arms, check for telltale tattoos.

“Is there something wrong with Eastcove?” His eyes were really, really blue. He leaned in a little more, like we were the only two people at the table. “I’ve only heard great things about it.”

From who? Tor?

“Where are you living?” He better not be in Dex and Tor’s cave.

He licked his lips evilly. “Why? Would you like to come over?”

“Hold on, here,” Becca said. “Do you guys know each other?”

The whole table had stopped chatting. Colby threw me a questioning look.

“You guys are being kind of intense,” Samara said.

“No,” I said, when Ky didn’t. “We don’t know each other.”

I turned to Colby. “Let’s go.”

He jumped up to follow me inside. When we got out of earshot he said sharply, “What was that about?”

I shook my head. It wasn’t like I could tell him. It wasn’t like I could tell anyone.

About the book:

      • Date published: June 15th 2012
      • Publisher: ESB Publishing
      • Format: Ebook
      • Categories: YA Paranormal – Mermaids
      • Goodreads / Amazon / Smashwords / iTunes

Seaweed Blog Tour

Click here to see the full Seaweed Blog Tour schedule and links!

About Elle: I write time travel and merfolk chic-lit, light SF and historical YA fiction. I’m a married mom of four, and live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, famous for beaches and vineyards. I’m fond of Lindt’s sea salt dark chocolate and hiking in good weather.

Make sure you hop by her website, follow her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter!

You can also check out my review of Clockwise, Elle’s awesome YA featuring a time travelling teen who accidentally takes her crush back in time!

You can win an awesome prize pack containing a signed print copy of Clockwise, with a whale tail necklace (silver with a black cord), and a print copy of Seaweed.  You do NOT have to be a follower of Speculating on SpecFic to enter.

Click here to be taken to the giveaway site!

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