Friday, March 8, 2013

Giveaway and Excerpt: Perception by Lee Strauss


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 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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Excerpt #4

Neither of us spoke a word the entire way to the downtown destination. Noah walked me back to the gates, keeping his distance. No more elbow or lower back touching.
“That was pretty crazy,” I finally said. I wondered what he’d been thinking, if he regretted helping me.
“It was brave of you,” I added, trying to encourage him. “To, you know, do what you did.”
“Brave or stupid.” He finally looked at me. “You were pretty brave yourself.”
“Brave or stupid.” I smiled at him, coaxing him with my eyes to do the same. He consented faintly.
“Are you okay?” I paused near the gate. “I mean, I’m sorry...”
“Hey, it’s not your fault. I’m just glad you didn’t get hurt.”
He worried about me. I felt something sizzling just beneath the surface, connecting us. Or maybe I was losing my mind. Was I the only one who felt the charge between us? I didn’t think so. Noah stared at me as we stopped under the street lamp, I could see the torment in his eyes.
We were on a dangerous precipice, I could feel it. If only things were different, if only...
“Good night, Zoe,” he said, but he didn’t move. And I couldn’t just walk away after all he’d done for me.
Before I could think it through, I stepped forward and gave him a hug. “Thank you.”
He embraced me back, holding me a moment longer. “I’ll see you later,” he said. The words sound choked, like it pained him to say them.
Like he didn’t mean it.
I watched him leave before heading through the gate, confused by the feelings that rushed at me. Whatever happened next I knew I had to see him again.
A familiar form stood waiting for me on the other side. His arms were crossed against his broad chest, and he had a tight frown on his face.
Jackson. I felt like a child caught stealing candy.
“What are you doing here?” I said.
“Who was that guy?” Jackson’s pale blue eyes were like lasers. I felt a shiver of fear but shook it off. Nonsense. It was just Jackson. I wasn’t afraid of him.
“So, you’re following me now?”
“Who was he?”
“I don’t have to answer to you.”
Jackson grabbed my arm. “Are you seeing someone else? An outsider?”

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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