Transfer Student by Laura Elliot releases TODAY & Give@way


Two Worlds, Two Teens, One Wish

Rhoe and Ashley would never be friends.

Even if they lived on the same planet.
But, theyll become so much more.

Theyll transfer.

Earthling Ashleys world revolves around winning daily popularity contests at Beverly Hills High School and surfing competitions with sweet scholarship prizes that will finally help her break free of her control-freak mother. Ashley never loses. Ashley never wishes on stars. But that changes when her senior class takes a field trip to the Griffith Observatory where conflicting feelings about her predatory best frenemy Tiffany causes Ashley to throw away her own carefully-crafted Queen of B.H.H.S. title under the bus.

Meanwhile on planet Retha, Rhoe misses his dad, loves his moms home-cooked Glechy crag with a side of ory sauce, is desperate to heal his sick brother and wants more than anything to win The Retha New Invention Competition. He and his best friend Yuke have worked for the past two years constructing the teleporting telescope Rhoe started building with his dad before he died in an airboarding accident. Rhoes never kissed a girl. Rhoes hero is the eccentric physicist, Ramay. But that changes when the telescope teleports Rhoe across the universe with an unintended side effect, Ashley and Rhoe transfer. They swap lives when they make the same wish at the same time.

Popular-surfer-turned-boy-geek alien Ashley must handle life on Retha as Rhoe complete with webbed feet, low-gravity, and an obsession with Yuke, all the while being hunted by Rethan spies and resenting her hairy, flat chest. Boy-geek-turned-popular-surfer Rhoe must fit in at Beverly Hills High School as Ashley, compete in The Laguna Beach Invitational without becoming shark food, dodge boys affections, cool his preoccupation with Tiffany and his new body, on his quest to find the healing rocks he believes will save his brothers life.

If only it were that simple. Some wishes cant come true. Some have to.


Yuke catches up to me. We walk side-by-side in silence through the Golden Meadow. The airboard launch, a sort of gigantic upside-down slide, peeks over a row of Truffula Trees.
Listen, there are three things you have to remember about soaring. Youll never soar if your mind is on the ground. Put it up on The Ridge,” Yuke says, pointing to a purple-blue mountain ahead of us. “Rhoe taught me that.”
The way he says Rhoe I know its happened. He knows. He really knows Im not Rhoe, Im…Ashley. Its sunk in. Finally. I stop walking and can hardly breathe. Its the first time hes ever seen the real me, and his gaze warms me down to my frog feet. Yuke spots the question in my eyes.
The Ridge of No Return,” he says with a small smile, “Its the prime place to catch air. But beware The Devils Grip. Soar too high and youll be caught in The Grip and lost to The Other Side. Forever.”

He misreads the question in my eyes. Again. I shiver thinking about The Grip and dying in the mythic ice and snow of The Other Side. I stare at my hideous frog feet, my peds. I dont care about The Ridge. Theres only one person I care about. One boy Ill never have. Yuke.
What else?” I ask, peering deeper into Yukes alien eyes.
Youve got to feel the beat of the wind in your peds. Surrender to the air. And know, deep in your hearts, no one is its master.”
I hear and dont hear every word Yuke says. For the first time in my life I cant speak. I cant take my eyes off Yuke, now that he knows Im not Rhoe. He wouldnt be telling his best friend, an Astral, how to airboard unless he knows Im Ashley, someone who doesnt know much about soaring

Your catchers will always stop you if you fall,” Yuke says, filling the silence between us. He raises his arms above his head. Delicate wings expand out from under his arms. Thin pinkish-purple skin stretches over delicate, long bones. No feathers at all. Just smooth, glimmering skin. And its crazy. A week ago I wouldnt even look twice at a guy with a big nose, but now, Im hot for an alien. With wings.

I have to touch him. Its beyond wanting to. The way Yuke spreads his wings makes his pecs flare and his biceps seize. Hes beyond gorgeous. The way his sheer wings take to the breeze makes Yuke more unreal than he already is to me. Hes everything I never wanted and everything I cant live without. It feels like were the only souls in the universe. The look in his golden exotic eyes melts my ability to stay away from him.
You cant be real,” I say taking a few steps closer to him, holding my hand out to touch his wing. Waiting for him to let me. To know its OK. He flexes and lets his head fall back a little inviting my touch. I lay my alien fingers on his smooth taught skin, and run them over his wings thin hollow bones. My eyes fill with tears. His wings flutter in a breeze. Hes beautiful.
Yuke sticks his chest out and when he drops his arms his catchers vanish back into his biceps. “I cant let you soar. Not now,” he says, the crowd cheers just beyond the trees.
Only then do I remember where we are. What were here to do. A band begins to play a set of songs. The crowd beyond the row of trees cheers again and again.

I have to. Im doing this for Rhoe,” I say.
Yuke puts his hand on my shoulder. I shudder.
And for me,” I say.
Yukes golden eyes focus only on mine, on the Earthling inside of this alien body.
And for you,” I say, feeling the beat of my hearts in my throat. “Were going to win this damn thing.”

Buy Transfer Student NOW!

Transfer Student is an enhanced ebook! It’s my first one. What does enhanced mean? Well, if you’ve been following the tour I’ve let readers in on some of the behind-the-scenes inspirations for the story––places, stories, music and images. So if you haven’t been on the tour and you are reading TRANSFER STUDENT, you can click on the underlined text in the story if you want to get the scoop on the behind-the-scenes inspirations. Listen to music. Watch videos. See pictures or read stories. I’m really excited about this. Some of these links will work better on some reading devices than on others. I’d love to know what you think of the links if you are a reader who is interested in them. Of course you don’t have to click on anything at all to discover Ashley & Rhoe’s story:) It’s just a regular ebook, but the links are there for those who can/want to go deeper. Cheri Lasota is one of the people who’ve helped me get acquainted with enhanced ebooks and she knows a great deal more about them than I do. If you are interested in enhance ebooks, you should spend some time on her incredible blog to keep up to date on all the latest ebook developments!

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1 comment

  1. Megan, thanks for hosting TRANSFER STUDENT on release day:) So excited to be here. *waves*