this is a contemporary romance series set in an alternate world where the COVID-19 pandemic and recent global events have not taken place.
“I think you were born to love, and you do it beautifully“
When we were sea and stars is a captivating summer love story set in South Italy, in which American James falls in love with his handsome Italian neighbor Roberto.
small town romance
small age gap
healing from trauma
“For the first time in forever I was okay, and it wasn’t a lie“
When we were fire on fire is a second chance holiday romance between Francesco and Eric. Their meeting brings to the surface old demons as well as the most tender feelings they still have for each other.
second chance romance
mental health focus
“Your heart deserves to be treated as gently as everybody else’s“
When we were out of the ordinary is an enemies/rivals to lovers romance focused on respect, acceptance and love in all its shapes. Meet Kim and Alessandro as they begin a new chapter in life.
only one bed
The third installment in my Italian Romance Series, When we were out of the ordinary, is probably the most personal work I’ve put out there until now. The book hasn’t had great reach, but the people it reached all left wonderful feedback. Reviewed by Lily Rooke on Goodreads Neighbours Kim … Continue reading [TESTIMONIALS] When we were out of the ordinary
Writing related exciting news coming! Are you ready? If you’re subscribed to my newsletter (if you’re not, why? sign up here right now – it’s FREE and you get GIFTS!) and if you follow me on social media, you might already know that my Italian Romance series is about to … Continue reading Writing related exciting news
Since publication, I haven’t really had the chance to promote my latest book much. Which is a shame, really, because I love this book baby to bits. “When we were out of the ordinary” is incredibly personal, a tale of love in all its forms and acceptance. I’ll leave more … Continue reading [TESTIMONIALS] When we were out of the ordinary
Yes, the blog is back! It’s been a lifetime since I introduced myself here, so I guess it’s time to say a few words. I’m Elen, an Italian author of LGBT+ New Adult fiction, and this is the first of a series of new posts about writing, reading and living … Continue reading The blog is back!
Announcement coming! Starting today, “When we were sea and stars,” book 1 in my Italian Romance series, is no longer available on Kindle Unlimited. This is the first step to slowly remove all my ebooks from the platform (they will still be available for regular purchase on Amazon though!) in … Continue reading Announcement 📣
Have you ever felt “out of the ordinary?” I have, and this third book in my Italian Romance series has turned out to be more personal than any other 🖤🤍💜 this is probably why it took me so long to write this post. So, I wrote a new book. It’s … Continue reading [COVER REVEAL] When we were out of the ordinary
Get ready for book sales: it’s time to go to Italy 🇮🇹 Readers from the US and the UK can now get “When we were sea and stars” and “When we were fire on fire” at super discounted prices. 23-30 Nov ONLY
Reviewed by Victoria Ray on Goodreads When we were sea and stars by Elen Chase is a dazzling LGBT romance filled with plenty of emotions and heart.The family of James (19 years old American boy) is visiting a small Italian town during their vacation. There he meets a local, Roberto, … Continue reading [TESTIMONIALS] When we were sea and stars
Reviewed by T.L. Brown on Goodreads You will care deeply for these characters. I don’t remember the last time two characters made such an impact on me like Francesco and Eric in Elen Chase’s “When we were fire on fire.” I read this book in two nights, consumed by the … Continue reading [TESTIMONIALS] When we were fire on fire