Uncontrollable by S.R. Johannes: Interview & Giveaway

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S.R. Johannes is the author of award-winning and Amazon bestselling Untraceable (a teen wilderness thriller) and new tween paranormal, On The Bright Side. She has also published short novelettes as well as a teen romance anthology with 16 other authors titled, In His Eyes.  Uncontrollable, the sequel to Untraceable, was released in September 2012.

After earning an MBA and working in corporate America, S.R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing.  She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her dog, British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world. 

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Interview:
When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
This won’t come as a surprise to those who have read my books. But I wanted to be a marine biologist or Vet. I love animals.

What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had?
Originally Untraceable was about jihad terrorists hiding in the mountains. I know bad right?

Favorite Candy?
Dark chocolate or sno-Caps

What was your favorite children’s book?
Pippy Longstocking

Nickname?
This is embarrassing but since I am among friends – some kids used to call me Smelly Yo-Anus. L kinda funny now but not funny when I was little.

Which authors have influenced you most how?
James Patterson in the way he keeps books pacy and writes his chapters on inverted conflict curves. James Hall and Carl Hiaasen in how they write about animals and conservation.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
The Boring Life of Sassy PantsJ

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Definitely not SUMMER! Between hair and bathing suits and heat. I love the fall because I get to wear jeans and boots

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
Hm I think I was my first sale J So I bought a book.

Favorite smell? 
Coffee brewing

If you had 24 hours alone how would you spend it? 
Duh, writing J

TV or Movies?
Both

Hot or Cold?
Cold

Black or White?
Gray J

Print or Ebook?
Both

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate (Dark)

Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?
Planner

PC or Mac?
Mac!!

Beach or Pool?
Pool – I hate sand in my shorts

Shoes or Sandals?
Flip flops

Cats or Dog?
Dog!!

Apples or Oranges?
I don’t eat fruit unless it is in a pie J

Truth or Dare?
Truth

What is you favorite way to spend a rainy day?
Hmmmm, writing or reading. I told you I am boring.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I am afraid of the woods. Grace would be appalled!


Uncontrollable

As 16-year-old Grace recovers from tragedy, her science class is chosen by Agent Sweeney at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to help with research on the new “Red Wolf Reintroduction Program”. 

While she’s excited about helping with the conservation of the endangered wolves, Grace knows this means being outdoors in the worst winter recorded, in a place she no longer feels comfortable. It also means working closely with Wyn (her ex) and his annoying girlfriend (Skyler), a girl whose idea of getting close to nature is picking silk plants and growing fake plants. 

After a couple of wolves show up dead, Grace almost quits. However, when a fellow project team member goes missing, Grace continues the assignment under a renewed suspicion that someone might be sabotaging the conservation program. She quietly begins to hunt for clues. 

Little does she know, she is being hunted too. 

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Uncontrollable is the second book in “The Nature of Grace” series by S.R. JohannesUntraceable, the first book in the series, has won and been nominated for several awards including Winner of the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Award (YA), 2012 Georgia Author of the Year (YA Nominee), and a finalist in The Kindle Book Review’s “Best Indie Book of 2012 (YA)”.

Kirkus reviewed Untraceable as “A thrilling story is a dramatic entanglement of mystery, deception and teen romance.  The action flows like a brisk mountain stream interspersed with rapids, holding suspense to last page.”

If you like a page turner, you will love this series!


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Giveaway Details
1 ebook of Uncontrollable
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Ends 10/18/12

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