Saturday 9 March 2013

Perception Blog Tour - Excerpt and Giveaway

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

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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 he
r 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 #5 
I inched the door open and saw Noah’s profile as he sat on the pew staring at the wooden cross above the altar. A guitar rested on his lap.
The door whined as I pushed on it, and he turned, seeing me come in. He didn’t say anything, just went back to staring at the cross. I wasn’t sure what I should do or if he even wanted to see me, but I crossed the dusty sanctuary and sat next to him.
The quiet was unnerving, and I set my gaze on the stream of light beaming in from the higher glass windows. Specks of dust swirled and danced around us.
“I shouldn’t have come.” I finally said.
“No, it’s okay.” He shifted slightly, moving the guitar away. He rubbed his hands along his legs. “I come here to feel closer to my dad. And to pray.”
His eyes reddened and he pinched them closed. “I pray that God will heal my mother, and if not, that she’ll have a peaceful existence until he takes her. And that I’ll have the strength I need when he does.”
He faced me then and our eyes locked with an intensity that gave me goose-bumps.
“I pray that God will help me fight temptation,” he said.
I stared hard back at him, my pulse racing. He still wanted me.
“And how’s that going?”
He slid down the pew until he was pressed against me. He nuzzled my neck with his lips, sending off fireworks. “Not well.”
He swung his legs up, pulling me gently down on top of him, my whole body connecting with every inch of his. My heart raced as he cupped my face with his hands and tenderly kissed my forehead, my eyelids, moving down my cheekbones to my chin.
He traced his fingers down my back, sending a storm of electricity throughout my body. His lips touched mine, soft and warm, and I felt like I was breathing pure oxygen. Our kisses grew harder, full of hope and longing. I wanted to lose myself in him and wondered how things had gotten so passionate so fast.
I’d been with Jackson, but I’d never felt anything as explosive as what I was feeling now.
I reached for the button of his jeans, but his hand stopped mine.
“Is something wrong?”
His chest rose in short breaths. “It depends what you mean by wrong.”
In that moment I considered that maybe he’d never been with a girl before.
I put my hand to my pounding heart, telling myself to breathe. 

About the author 
Elle Strauss

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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