Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Perception by Lee Strauss: Excerpt and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Perception blog tour.  This tour is hosted by AToMR tours.  My stop includes an excerpt from the sequel, Volition, and an awesome giveaway!!!  To follow the tour click here.

Author:  Lee Strauss
Release date: September 2012
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Sci-fi/dystopian/romance
Event organized by: AToMR Tours


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.

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 together. And in some cases, even in the midst of betrayal and personal crisis, there’s room to fall in love.

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 VOLITION is the exciting continuation of Noah and Zoe's story from Perception.

Volition (Perception Series, #2) 
 Title: Volition
Author: Less Strauss
Release Date: April 1st, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult 
 Genre: Sci-fi/dystopian/romance


What doesn't kill you ...

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

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.



“Are you okay?” he said.
My head throbbed and I drew circles on my temples with my fingers.
“I dreamed about us, running away from Grandpa V’s house. They were chasing us. I got stuck in the fence.”
Noah swallowed. “There’s Tylenol in my pack.”
I reached for it, retrieving the pills and slugging back two with what was left of our stale, days-old, bottled water.
“The battery is low,” he said, lifting his chin toward the dash.
“Are we going to run out of juice before we reach Reno?”
We’d used the back roads to get here which was why it had taken three days. Main highways had better surveillance systems, something we needed to avoid at all costs. Agent Grant was on our tail.
The GPS on the dashboard indicated that we were about ten minutes away from the outskirts of the city. I pulled my knees up to my chest, feeling a strong need to curl into a ball, wishing I could make myself disappear.
Noah glanced my way. “How’s your head?”
“Okay,” I lied. Pain sliced through my brain, but we had enough to worry about without me wimping out with more sickness.
Lights glimmered like jewels in the distance and the sight of it energized me for some reason, like sparkles of hope.
Or at least, something new.
Noah geared down. “We need to get something to eat. I’m starving.”
My stomach twisted at the thought of food, but maybe a few carbs would help to settle it.
“It’s pretty late,” I said. The time on the dashboard indicated 3:17 am.
“Reno is open twenty-four hours. There’ll be something.”
He reached over and tugged my hair. “We’ll have to get a disguise.”
“You want me to cut it?” I was startled by the thought.
He paused and I waited for him to say no but instead he said, “We don’t have any scissors.”
He slowed as we passed an abandoned fuel station, left over from the gasoline years. The wooden structure leaned precariously in the wind and I thought it would cave-in any minute.
Noah pulled up beside it. “We’ll deal with the battery tomorrow. Help me push it to the back,” he said. I groaned with the effort but in a short while it was well hidden in the long grass.
I fished out my shoulder bag from behind the seat and slid the hand gun between my flesh and waistband, sucking back as the cool metal passed along my skin. I jumped when Noah ripped out the interior side board of the driver’s door. My eyes widened when he pulled out stacks of bills and stuffed them in his bag. 

About the Author

Lee Strauss writes historical and science fiction/romance for upper YA and adult readers. She also writes light and fun stuff under the name Elle Strauss. To find out more about Lee and her books check out her facebook page. Follow her on Twitter at To find out about new releases sign up for her newsletter at

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In addition: To celebrate, Lee Strauss is giving away a $200.00 Amazon, Nook or iTunes gift card!
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