Monday, March 4, 2013

Blog Tour ~ Perception by Lee Strauss

The Perception Blog Tour Hosted By AToMR Tours!
You can see the full schedule HERE
I loved Perception! You can see my review HERE
Perception is currently free. All download links are posted below. Take a look at the series and grab a copy. The sequel to Perception, Volition, will release April 16th. I also have a sneak peak excerpt from Volition!

AmbitionAMBITION is a FREE short story prequel (5K- approx 20 pages) to PERCEPTION, capturing the beginning of Noah and Zoe’s story from Noah’s POV. Eighteen year old Noah Brody doesn’t like GAPs—Genetically Altered Persons. He’s taken up his dead father’s cause, speaking out and protesting against unfair GAP policies that are responsible for the massive social divide between wealthy GAPs and poorer naturals. If only he could keep his mind off of perfect Zoe Vanderveen, daughter of the GAP family his mother works for. And can he really fill his father’s shoes?

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. This is the first book in a planned three book series.

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 Blake.
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.

Sneak Peak Excerpt 
 Volition (Perception #2) 
Releasing April 16th

Why?” I leaned up on my elbow. “I don’t understand. Don’t you want to?”
It’s not that I don’t want to. I do want to.”
Frustration twisted in my chest and my face reddened with embarrassment.
Then what’s the problem!”
He looked at me, his eyes kind and pleading. “Zoe, you’re wearing a pink wig.”
I’d forgotten.
I reached for my head, fingered the nylon strands, and slowly pulled it off. I released the hair tie and my blond tresses fell across my bare back. “Is that better?”
Noah tucked on his t-shirt and swung his legs over the side of the bed, sitting up.
I don’t want it to be this way.”
What way?”
He turned and steadied his eyes on mine. “I want you to love me.”
I wanted to say I did love him, but the truth was I wasn’t sure. I couldn’t remember. Once upon a time I might’ve loved Noah Brody. A time before all… this.
The steam of my passionate explosion fizzled as he waited for me to say it.
That’s what I thought,” he said softly. He walked the two steps to the bathroom and closed the door. I heard him turn the lock.
I fell back onto the bed, my head suddenly pounding with pain.
Noah exited the bathroom and sat in one of the two chairs without even glancing at me. He turned the TV volume up.


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Lee Strauss writes historical and science fiction/romance for mature 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. To find out about new releases sign up for her newsletter at Follow her on Twitter.


  1. I just realized that I have the first book in the series. I have no idea why I bought it but I have it LOL! I am going to go and grab the prequel too!

  2. This series sounds really good. I should definitely pick up the prequel and the first book. They are free so it seems silly not to.

  3. Now I'm really curious about Zoe and Noah. I wonder what the story is there between them. I'll have to grab these while they are still free! Thanks for sharing, Jen. :)

  4. Thanks so much for featuring me and shouting out about the Perception Series! :)

  5. Sweet! I downloaded the 1st book. Thanks Jen.

  6. This series looks so good I love the covers! Bright covers make me happy! >.<

  7. Oh I loved Perception too, and Ambition. I can't wait for Volition :)

  8. Another one of my friends (Suzanne, actually) really likes this series so I'm very eager to read it as soon as possible. Thanks for letting me know it's free. Off to download. :)
    Thank you for sharing.


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