May 16, 2023

ReInception Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the REINCEPTION by Sarena Straus Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


Author: Sarena Straus
Release Date: October 21, 2022
Publisher: Winding Road Stories
Formats: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 280

Find it: Goodreads

Order a signed copy!

REINCEPTION WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND...whether you want it or not

A hundred years in the future, ReInception is used to modify the brain and eliminate unwanted behaviors--everything from overeating to the worst criminal impulses. Unmodified 20-year-old Leandrea Justus feels ordinary compared to her perfect friends who like living in a ReInception world.

Not everyone is in favor of modification--some remain quiet, while others are outwardly insubordinate. After a protest turns violent, a rogue member of the serving class known as The Prole saves Leandrea and exposes a new reality to her: The true purpose of ReInception may be far more nefarious than advertised. Now, her free will may be her greatest asset. But Leandrea's discoveries about ReInception are putting her life at stake. Can she save society or will the secrets she uncovers start a Civil War? 

ReInception is a fiction-debut, the first in a new, action-filled sci-fi trilogy with surprising twists, and a story that may be closer to reality than we think.


"A richly detailed world full of thought-provoking tech. Straus's imagination and deft storytelling shine in this impressive debut!"--Jason M. Hough, New York Times Bestselling author of "The Darwin Elevator."

Literary Titan Gold Award
ReInception is an excellent science fiction novel with a focus on genetic engineering. The adventure readers go on as they follow the characters in the battle for humanity's free will is engaging and thrilling. With the moral question of what is right or wrong and what is the benefit for society as a whole at the forefront of this novel, it will be hard to put down once you start.

"This is a remarkable book. Brilliant, gripping, endlessly creative."--Amazon Best-Selling Author of City Dark, Roger Canaff

Finalist for the 2022 American Writing Awards for Science Fiction

2023 Independent Press Awards Distinguished Favorite

Winner: Literary Titan Gold Award

First Place Winner: Firebird Book Awards for Dystopic Fiction

Finalist for the 2022 American Writing Awards for Science Fiction

Book Playlist

Well, I’m working on book 2 now, so my head and playlist have been in that game. Book 2 is dual POV written from the perspectives of both Leandrea and Ward. Also, Andromeda and Vella play very key roles in this book, so while the book does not get into their POVs, sometimes musically, I’m in their heads. So, I’ll share some of my book 1 and 2 playlists, which will hopefully get you wondering!!

Pearl Jam: “Alive”

White Snake: “Here I Go Again”

Heart: “Barracuda”

Blue Oyster Cult: “Don’t Fear The Reaper”

Ramones: “I Wanna Be Sedated”

Bryan Adamas: “Run To You”

Iggy Pop: “I Wanna Be Your Dog”

Aerosmith: “Dream On”

INXS: “Never Tear Us Apart”

Depeche Mode: “Personal Jesus”

U2: “With or Without You”

Rage Against the Machine: “Killing In the Name”

Bob Marley & The Wailers: “Redemption Song”

The Cure: “Just Like Heaven”

Pat Benatar: “We Belong”

Modern English: “I Melt With You”

I write novels for the curious and adventurous, for people who are intrigued by a “what happens if,” scenario, and who like to explore the outcomes. My characters are ordinary people who find out that they are capable of extraordinary things and discover that one person can truly make a difference.

After receiving a BA in art history and political science from Barnard, I graduated from Fordham University School of Law. I then worked for five years at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office (BXDA), where I prosecuted sex crimes and child abuse cases. After leaving BXDA, I published a true-crime memoir, Bronx DA: True Stories from the Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence unit (Barricade, 2006). In 2010, my book sold as a TV Pilot to CBS/Paramount.

I’ve gone on to publish numerous legal articles and works of poetry, and I was an editor for a legal magazine. For a few years, I was also a talking head, commenting on current criminal cases in the media on tv and radio.

Today, I live in the Hudson Valley, NY with my husband, our two children (also budding writers), two naughty Labrador retriever ladies, and two barn cat boys. I’m now working on sequels to my debut novel ReInception and will keep you posted about them on my site.

When not writing or lawyering, I love to scuba dive, take photographs, and travel off the beaten path. I’ll swap diving or courtroom stories with you all day long or happily talk to you about books–writing them or reading them!

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(1) winner will receive a finished copy of REINCEPTION & swag - US Only.

Ends June 13th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post


A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post or Excerpt


The Momma Spot

Guest Post or Excerpt


Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post or Excerpt/IG Post


Cara North

Guest Post or Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:


Sadie's Spotlight

Guest Post or Excerpt/IG Post



Guest Post or Excerpt


Brandi Danielle Davis

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post


The Chirpy Bookaholic

Review/IG Post

Week Three:


Fire and Ice

Review/IG Post



IG Review



IG Review/TikTok Post


Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post



IG Review

Week Four:


Confessions of the Perfect Mom

Review/IG Post



IG Review


One More Exclamation

Review/IG Post


A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post


Books With a Chance

Review/IG Post

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