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Wilderness Mayhem? Check out YA Book Uncontrollable by S.R. Johannes today!

I’m stopping by to let readers in on an exciting new series I’m currently reading!  Uncontrollable, by S.R. Johannes, launches today as the second book in “The Nature of Grace” series that started with Untraceable.  The series seems like an exciting addition to the Young Adult genre that’s full of mystery. I especially like its wilderness setting and that they’ve  been described as page turning thrillers. I can’t wait to finish these books myself and I’ll be posting reviews and fun so you all can get excited too. In the meantime, check out the series and stop by the links below for her many contests and fun.

Book Summary: 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.

 Untraceable, 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)”.

Previously, 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.”  What will your opinion be? As I prepare my reviews of this series, I hope to see your thoughts as well.

 Also, head over to Mundie Moms for a big Uncontrollable Launch Party with tons of prizes and then over to SR Johannes blog for even more fun!

 To continue on with the blog tour, check out the line up! Where SR talks about everything– from marketing to writing to her books as well as giving personal interviews and giveaways!

Uncontrollable (Book 2) On Sale Now! And don’t forget to purchase Untraceable (Book 1) too!

Uncontrollable is on sale in paperback and ebook at all major booksellers including Amazon, iBooks/Apple (coming soon), Smashwords, and B&N.

If you haven’t read Untraceable, you can get it in paperback and e-book at all major booksellers including Amazon, Apple, Smashwords, and B&N.

Author Bio: S.R. Johannes

 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, is scheduled for September 2012.

S.R. Johannes is a winner of the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards (Young Adult) and was also recently nominated for 2012 Georgia Author of the Year (Young Adult). Untraceable was also recently named a Finalist in The Kindle Book Review’s Indie Book of the Year (YA)

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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There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones is Superb Fiction for Christian Teens

Reading the new There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones was so moving and inspirational.  It’s funny, romantic, heart-wrenching, emotional and so real that you’ll want to read it in one sitting.  I’ve got to recommend it to any young woman who is struggling through her teenage years or has experienced loss in their life.  Beyond that even, it honestly has a story for any young woman trying to find her place in the world and struggling to hear or understand God and His path in their lives.

Finley Sinclair is eighteen and dealing with the loss of her beloved brother, Will.  Being as driven and motivated as she is, she decides to take Will’s travel journal and voyage to where he stayed in Ireland as an exchange student.  She has an audition she feels needs to be perfect at a music conservatory and she feels that in Ireland, within the travels of her brother, lies the ending to her song. On the plane to Ireland she meets Beckett Rush, teen actor who elicits screaming girl crowds wherever he goes due to his famous Vampire movies. She doesn’t fall for his charm or his celebrity status, but eventually she agrees to be his assistant in exchange for the Ireland native being her tour guide.

As she deals with the loss of her brother, her growing romantic feelings, a class assignment that leaves her frustrated, and her inability to cope through her own stubborn mask she uses to convince everyone she is coping leads her to a slow-growing, yet dangerous, issue.  The pages flow with her emotions and her extreme wit and strength. Will she find the ending to her song? Will she find her path and hear God after all?

Though it’s a young adult fiction, any woman can relate to this book.  I did. People of all ages can have a hard time finding their path and sometimes dealing with vices used to cope with pain. It teaches how victorious we can be through God and find our center in Him.

I loved getting a chance to read this novel and explore my own emotions as I read it. It was such an inspirational novel and Jones has the perfect recipe for creating a sweet, tender-hearted and refreshing novel that was able to deal with several major and sometimes unhappy topics that teens face in a positive and healing environment.

About Jenny B. Jones

Jenny B. Jones is a high-school teacher in Arkansas and has many other novels under her belt as a Christian fiction author.  Her novels include the Katie Parker Production series, A Charmed Life series, and my first contemporary romance, Just Between You and Me.

To learn more about Jones and her books, go to www.jennybjones.com. You’ll find witty humor, strong writing, and information on all her outstanding young adult (YA) literature.


I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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I Lost my Mobile at the Mall!! A New Book for Tweens and Teens

I Lost My Mobile at the Mall, by Wendy Harmer is a new book that is certainly fitting for tweens and teens in this digital age! I suppose we all could even learn a lesson from reading this book. Sometimes, de-plugging, or forcing to have to do so, can really make us see how much stress our devices put us through right? We feel we can’t live without them!?!

I haven’t read this book yet, but I am sharing with you as it is a brand new book from Kane/Miller publishers and available through my online bookstore at www.ubah.com/z2837 (just got to the bottom under new titles or type the book title in the search).  Educational Development Corporation, the owner of Kane/Miller publishers, offers a summary of the book: “Elly Pickering is dreading telling her parents that’s she’s lost her mobile phone – again – what with the Global Financial crisis and everything. But losing her mobile is just the beginning. A series of technological happenings and manipulations leads Elly to question her priorities, her friendships, and Will, her fabulous – she thought – boyfriend. Is she facing certain social death? Or can a technological breakdown sometimes be kind of a good thing?”

You can also view an exerpt of the book here:  ILostMyMobileattheMall

If you order this book for someone in your family, and they read it, please send me a review!  Leave your cell phone at the Mall, pick up this book, and happy quiet reading!! 🙂

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