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.
The PERCEPTION Series books (SF/mystery/romance) are Young Adult novels that take 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 rally us together. And in some cases, even in the midst of betrayal and personal crisis, there's room to fall in love.
Keywords: dystopian, science fiction, apocalyptic, genetic engineering, robots, artificial intelligence, family issues, social divides, rich and poor, beautiful people, wealth, power, corruption, teen romance, forbidden love, fight club, fighting, self-defense, cyborgs, communes, St. Louis, Utah, California, fugitives, strong female lead, genetics, speculative fiction, class wars, class division, action-packed, betrayal, love, scientific breakthroughs
Lee Strauss is the bestselling author of A Nursery Rhyme Suspense Series (Mystery Sci-fi Romantic Suspense), The Perception Series (young adult dystopian), and young adult historical fiction, with a new cozy historical mystery series, Ginger Gold Mysteries, coming soon. When she’s not writing or reading she likes to cycle, hike and kayak. She enjoys traveling (but not jet lag :0), cashew lattes, red wine and dark chocolate.
She also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Strauss and inspirational romance as Hope Franke Strauss.
Casey and Nate are back!
High school senior Casey Donovan is in trouble. Again. If only she had trusted in Nate's loyalty when he traveled to Spain with his college basketball team - despite being accompanied by the cheerleading squad and Fiona the Floozy who'd made it super clear she wanted Nate for herself. Then she wouldn't have made that impulsive trip to Hollywood and let Austin do that stupid thing that threatened her relationship with Nate, and triggered a trip into the past.
Only something is wildly wrong. She's not in the 1860s like she should be. It's 1929. And she didn't come alone.
**Completion of story arc in book 6 - Clockwork Crazy.
Keywords: time travel, 1860, teenage angst, adolescence, divorce, parents, family issues, high school, drama, crush, teen romance, time warp, history, civil war, Union army, bad boys, Cambridge, Hollywood, back in time, nineteenth century, time machine, awkward, trips, best seller, suitor, relationship, race, boyfriend, girlfriend, rebellion, stuck in the past, War of Independence, 1929, 1775, Boston, graduation
Keywords: time travel, 1860, teenage angst, adolescence, divorce, parents, family issues, high school, drama, crush, teen romance, time warp, history, civil war, Union army, bad boys, Cambridge, Hollywood, back in time, nineteenth century, time machine, awkward, trips, best seller, suitor, relationship, race, boyfriend, girlfriend, rebellious, stuck in the past, War of Independence, 1929, 1775, Boston, graduation
A dead Santa throws Marlow and Sage together in this Nursery Rhyme Suspense short story.
The target isn't Santa, it's Sage, and she and Marlow aren't the only ones who want information from the would-be assassin. Temporarily recruited by CISUE, Central Intelligence for Special or Unusual Events, Marlow and Sage are tasked with finding out the identity of CISUE's main nemesis, and while they're at it, smoke out the company mole.
Marlow and Sage surprise themselves by what appears to be a latent skill set, perfect for taking down bad guys. They'd pat each other on the back later if only they hadn't agreed to have their memories wiped.
Who are you again?
I Spy with My Little Eye is a short story science fiction mystery suspense with a touch of romance. Can be read at any point in A Nursery Rhyme Suspense Series by Lee Strauss.
Keywords: teenage angst, teen romance, family issues, crush, family issues, mystery, murder, internet, chat room, spy, ethics, Detroit University, freshman, romance, killer, captive, kidnapping, kidnap, hostage, geek, beauty, popular, college, university, time warp, alternate reality, war, math, philosophy, time, space, dreams, drowning, danger, cute chick, nursery rhyme, suspense, gingerbread man
Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just “brotherly” protectiveness?
When they return to the present, things go back to the way they were before: Casey parked on the bottom of the rung of the social ladder and Nate perched high on the very the top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her younger brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate back to the past again.
Which of course, she does.
Keywords: time travel, 1860, teenage angst, adolescence, divorce, parents, family issues, high school, drama, crush, teen romance, time warp, history, civil war, Union army, bad boys, Cambridge, Hollywood, back in time, nineteenth century, time machine, awkward, trips, best seller, suitor
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.
Keywords: Dystopian romance, genetics, natural disasters, genetically altered, speculative fiction, dystopia, mystery, YA, young adult, romance, teen romance, science fiction, steampunk, scifi, love story, genetic engineering, sweet romance, action-packed, fast paced, scientific breakthroughs, science, class divisions, class wars, faith, betrayal, love