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Monday, September 24, 2012

Uncontrollable

Yay! Uncontrollable is out today!

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!

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.

To continue on with the blog tour, check out the line up! Where SR talks about anything from marketing to writing to her books to personal interviews and giveaways.

Book Summary

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. 

On Sale Now! 

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 ebook
at all major booksellers including AmazonAppleSmashwords,
and B&N.

Author Bio

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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Friday, September 21, 2012

Coffee Chat Today? Nah...:)

First things first:
I don't know how to express how happy and relieved I am that

I am so happy...a little exhausted (okay, who am I kidding - I'm A LOT exhausted)...but all in all, thrilled that the week is over.
Yay!

If we were having coffee today - wait....

Let's not have coffee. 
Let's just sit together and talk...
Maybe have a handful of caramels and shoot the breeze?
Whattaya say?

Let's just talk about...nothing. 
No thinking, just being.  How does that sound?
How about we just ramble on and on about stuff that isn't important?

~ Like the fact that I silently hooray'd when I heard that Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson may be getting back together. (Because Breaking Dawn Part 2 would not feel the same, okay?)

~ Or that I'm kinda hoping that they'll reveal the cast for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie already? (I think Emma Stone would be a great Anastasia..)

~ How about we talk about the fact that I've been really trying to make an effort on doing my hair, makeup, and having a good outfit at work EVERYDAY.  Miss Confidence isn't always right next to me, cheering me on, but I'm being my own cheerleader.

~ Also, how about letting you know that I have my first essay due next Wednesday and that I wrote a rough draft last week...but when we reviewed them in class, it pretty much...well, sucked.  So I have to re-write, re-write and re-write a little more this weekend.

~ Oh! And that I absolutely loved this post from Absolute Mommy this week.  I kept nodding my head up and down the whole time I read it. Loved it!

~ I'd tell you that I'm happy I'm not a for-profit blog...I don't think I could keep up if I was...and for all of you who "do it all" and make money off your blog...I bow down to you...wow! I have no idea how you can fit everything in.  You do, though - and I'm amazed!  You go girl.

~ I'd tell you that when I read a FB status update from Pidgapeg that said -->PidgApeg: Looks like I will be back to blogging soon... :/ <-- I was pretty stoked! (And then felt really bad for being so selfish...sorry Pidgalicious!)  I miss her way too much.  Blogging hasn't been the same without her.

~ Another thing...I'd talk to you about the lottery.  Like, why can't I win?! No really...am I destined to be a worker bee? Really? I would be a really nice Queen Bee.  I promise!

So after listening to everything I rambled about and then listening to you, of course
(I would try really hard not to take over the whole conversation...I only do that to my hubby, I promise.)
I would ask you,
"Wanna grab a coffee?"

'Cause who am I kidding? You know I can't survive without the stuff.
:)

linkin' it up with the real Coffee Chat Friday Queen:) She even does vlogs...you can just drink coffee and listen...cool concept:)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Desire to Inspire and Believe

♪♫♪I believe the children are our future♪♫♪
{those were the first words that came to mind when I heard about LIY's link up today}
:)

I believe ...
... in a good sense of humor - the kind that has you laughing until you cry and pee in your pants.

... that "dude!" is always appropriate to get your feelings across.

... in Taco Bell, Tommy Burgers, Macaroni Grill, peruvian food, and my hubby's yummilicious spaghetti.

... that maxi dresses are the best invention.  Ever.

Source: facebook.com via Renee on Pinterest

... coffee does the trick every. single. time.

... in a good juicy novel while soaking in a warm bath after the kids go to sleep.

... that a phone call to your "best friend for life" is mandatory to keep you sane.

... in community and building bloggy friendships.

... inspiring others to be what they always dreamed of.

... a good work ethic like the 7 dwarves philosphy is awesome (don't you whistle while you work?).

... in dancing in the car.

...in this kind of marriage:)
Source: vi.sualize.us via Renee on Pinterest
... in raising my daughter to be confident and strong.
... in teaching my son how to respect women.

... in "time-outs" in the corner - hitting is unacceptable.

... in answering questions as truthfully as possible.

... in not hurting people's feelings and using words of affirmation to anyone who crosses your path.

... in Him and everything He has done for me (even the things I don't know about).

... in you and your potential and reminding you that YOU ARE AWESOME.


... in old school games on long road trips.

... in thinking in Spanglish.

... in crying while watching commercials, movies...um, Star Trek.

... that music lyrics are meant to be written down in a notebook along with favorite quotes.

... in secret admirer notes to your hubby.

... in "I'm proud to be your mommy" notes in their backpacks.

... in making cake, muffins, cookies in the morning before getting ready for work so that the hubby and kids have a special surprise in their lunches.

... in me.

And oh. so. much. more...

What do you believe in?
How do you inspire others?
What will you do today to show how awesome you are?

Linking up with these awesome ladies:
  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I'm cool like that...{no, really}



I am that cool, you know.

I am so cool that when you look up "cool" in the dictionary, you read,
"See Nay at Cover 2 Cover".

I am so cool that sometimes people can't take all that coolness that is bouncing off of me.

Yeah, that's my reasoning for the weird stuff that I say when my talking filter is off.

Or that "in-the-car-back-up-dancer"-kinda dancing I do every morning as I drive with my hubby to work?
Yeah, only MC Nay can get down like that.

Or when I pretend I'm on a cooking show making eggs for the kids in the morning.  No audience, mind you.
That's cool.

Or when I talk non-stop, pretty much having a conversation with myself, on those car rides in the morning. Yup, you guessed it.
Cool like that.

But seriously, I must be the bomb-diggity for him to stick around, right?
What I really think is that I'm just so entertaining!
He's probably thinking, "Oh, let's see what she does next!"

Yeah, um, maybe I'll just go back to my reasoning of thinking I'm just too cool for words.

What makes you cool?
{ps: by the way, you are cool just for reading through this post!}

Monday, September 17, 2012

Traps, Cuts, and Starbucks, of course...

Happy Monday, Loveys!
{Weren't we supposed to have coffee on Friday? Oops - one meeting lead to another....}

So how would you like to see how my weekend went?
Wow, could you try to contain your excitement?!  Jeesh...
{smiles}

"Sh, Mommy...I'm making a trap!"
Don't all Friday nights include making traps at your home?
:)
"Little Love" is too cute when he's being sneaky...

Saturday morning...
Thought I was being efficient by getting my nails done
while the Hubby took the kids to the dentist.
I was efficient, but the nail lady wasn't.
She cut me deep and then laughed when I asked for a discount.
Oh well...the cut wasn't as bad on Sunday morning...and this morning it doesn't hurt at all!
{good grief}

Oh. Em. Gee. Loveys!
The family and I went to the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica on Saturday night...and who do we see?!
Ro from RoVi's Box...
It was such an awesome surprise to see my beautiful niece!
{huge surprise because she lives in Las Vegas, remember?!}
I love me some Ro!

Since I got to see Ro that meant I got to see my godson.
Goodness my little one is growing up so fast.
Stop it, little M, just stop it!

My "Lovebug"...just chillin' and watching the street performers.
I really like that about her.
She's content to be there by herself and enjoying herself.

My Sunday morning treat since I had to work on Sunday.
It was really hard to indulge in the Salted Caramel Mocha Frapuccino...
But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!
{wink}

So how was your weekend?

linking it up with

Friday, September 14, 2012

Time for Coffee!!! {Or is it?}


But I have a meeting this morning...
We'll chat and have an after-morning cup, k?