Saturday, March 9, 2013

ATOMR Tours Presents Perception (Perception #1) by Lee Strauss Blog Tour Stop

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

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.

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

Excerpt #9 

Noah rushed to the bed and sat on the edge beside me. “It’s okay. I’m here. Did something happen?” 

A small hiccup escaped my lips. “Grandpa V’s running for president. There was a commercial on TV. ” 

Noah sighed. “He said he was going to.” 

I gripped the sheet in my fists, and pulled it up to cover the fact I was in my underwear. “We have to stop him, Noah.” 

“But how? What can we do without getting caught in the process?” 

“I don’t know. I just feel so powerless. If he wins…we have to warn people.” 

The TV chatter filled the room and we stopped to consider the possibility. We no longer had a way to communicate with the outside world. Noah had ditched both of our Communication Rings and neither of us had laptops or tablets. We were completely without technology. 

I began to tremble and Noah reached for me. This time I didn’t pull away. I tucked my face into the warmth of his neck and he rested his chin on my head. He gently stroked the flesh of my back in soothing circles, round and round, stopping suddenly when his fingers reached my bra strap. 

I felt so hollow and lonely. Noah was the only person I had left on the earth. A deep-seeded longing bubbled up from the center of my core. I remembered how I wanted Noah back in Los Angles and suddenly I wanted him now. I needed him. I wanted him to need me. 
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.


Tour Giveaway: (10) eBook copies of PERCEPTION. Open International.
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In addition: To celebrate, Lee Strauss is giving away a $200.00 Amazon, Nook or iTunes gift card! If you would like to direct your readers to her giveaway, use this link:a Rafflecopter giveaway

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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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Kristin A. said...

Perception sounds neat! I definitely enjoyed the excerpt and it made me want to read more. I also love the cover. It's simple yet stands out.

Unknown said...

Thanks for featuring Perception and Volition!

Cindi said...

I enjoy futuristic books more than any other genre because they really make you think. Questions like, Will this really happen in the future? What would it be like living in these conditions? Would I survive/fight/rebel? Perception is going on my TBR shelf!!

Jen said...

I loved Perception I still reference in it when I talk about future possibilites