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! 

About The Book


Author: Sarena Straus

Pub. Date: October 21, 2022

Publisher: Winding Road Stories

Formats: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 280

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/REINCEPTION-Straus

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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

Guest Post by Sarena Straus

Top 5 favorite books.

This is such a hard one because there are so many books I love, and they are in so many different genres. The books that come to mind first and left the deepest impressions on me are:

1. Ray Bradbury: The Martian Chronicles. This was the book that first made me fall in love with Science Fiction. 

2. Gary Jenning: Aztec: Mixtli is the best unreliable narrator ever written- bawdy, vulgar, insolent. One of the most memorable characters of all time. 

3. Fox Butterfield: All God’s Children: This book changed my world view more than anything else I ever read. Such an important book.

4. Michael Shaara: The Killer Angels: I didn’t know I could love a history book until I read this book about the civil war. It reads like the most wonderful novel.

5. Alessandro Baricco: Silk: The first book my husband ever gave me. Brief and beautiful.

About Sarena Straus:

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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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of REINCEPTION & swag, US Only.

Ends June 13th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

5/15/2023#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee BlogExcerpt/IG Post
5/16/2023A Dream Within A DreamGuest Post or Excerpt
5/17/2023The Momma SpotGuest Post or Excerpt
5/18/2023Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post or Excerpt/IG Post
5/19/2023Cara NorthGuest Post or Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:

5/22/2023Sadie’s SpotlightGuest Post or Excerpt/IG Post
5/23/2023NerdophilesGuest Post or Excerpt
5/24/2023Brandi Danielle Davis Review/IG Post
5/25/2023bookgirlbrown_reviewsReview/IG Post
5/26/2023The Chirpy BookaholicReview/IG Post

Week Three:

5/29/2023Fire and IceReview/IG Post
5/30/2023GothicHauntingIG Review
5/31/2023thealylifestyleIG Review/TikTok Post
6/1/2023Country Mamas With KidsReview/IG Post
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Week Four:

6/5/2023Confessions of the Perfect MomReview/IG Post
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6/7/2023One More Exclamation Review/IG Post
6/8/2023A Blue Box Full of BooksIG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post
6/9/2023Books With a ChanceReview/IG Post

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