Tuesday, September 11, 2012

UNCONTROLLABLE Blog Tour & Giveaway!!

Being a part of a fellow author's blog tour is always a great adventure. And sharing with such an amazing writer as Shelli is also an honor.

In case you didn't know, Shelli Johannes-Wells (AKA S.R. JOHANNES) is a 2012 Georgia Author of the Year YA Nominee, 2012 IndieReader Discovery winner in YA, and Author of Amazon bestselling novel UNTRACEABLE, which is available in paperback and ebook at all booksellers.

Today, we're here to help her celebrate the release of her next YA novel, UNCONTROLLABLE and if you leave a comment below, you could own an eCopy yourself! I had the absolute pleasure of reading this book, but will save my review later, maybe even at the end of her tour. Instead, Shelli is here to chat with you about the Essentials When Preparing For a Book Release. But before she begins, take a peek at what UNCONTROLLABLE is about.

Description: As 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. 

Want more of UNCONTROLLABLE and read or hear more of Shelli's writing, publishing, & marketing wisdom? Here's the remainder of her amazing tour, and each day she's doing some sort of giveaway! 

Make sure you leave a comment below for a chance to WIN an eCopy of UNCONTROLLABLE! A winner will be chosen by the end of the day.

Sept. 12 - whoopeeyoo – Uncontrollable Review
Sept. 12 - The Writerly Rejects – Indie vs self pubbing
Sept. 13 Always YA at Heart – Uncontrollable Review (e-book giveaway)
Sept. 13 – Write Stuff – Create Fast Pacing in Stories
Sept. 14 Second Bookshelf on the Right – Interview (e-book and swag giveaway)
Sept. 14 - Bookend Crossing - Uncontrollable review (ebook giveaway)
Sept. 17 the "I love books" club - Uncontrollable review (e-book giveaway Suffocate
Sept. 17- I Just Want to Sit Here and Read - Characterization Tips (e-book giveaway)
Sept. 18 – Words I Write Crazy – Challenges in Writing Uncontrollable and Review
Sept. 18 - The Bookish Brunette - Uncontrollable review (e-book giveaway)
Sept. 19 Literary Rambles - Self pubbing marketing using Twitter (e-book giveaway)
Sept. 19 – the “I love books” club – Author Interview
Sept. 20 - Supa Gurl Books – Uncontrollable Review
Sept. 20 - Step Into Fiction - Adding humor into your writing
Sept. 21 - Always YA at Heart – Character Interview
Sept. 21 – Letters Inside Out – Writing to Playlists (e-book giveaway)

Sept 24 - Mundie Moms - Launch Date! Special giveaway

Sept. 25 - Once Upon a Twilight - Uncontrollable Review (e-book giveaway)
Sept. 25 - Holly's Narrative Dream - Branding and marketing yourself as a writer
Sept. 26 – Ya-Aholic –Uncontrollable Review
Sept. 26 - Book Snatch - Author Interview 
Sept. 27- Basia's Bookshelf – Uncontrollable Review
Sept. 27- Confessions of a Bookaholic – Envisioning Setting (e-book giveaway)
Sept. 28- Living Fictitiously – Uncontrollable Review
Sept. 28 - We Do Write - Writing sequels (e-book giveaway)

Oct. 1 – YA Book Queen – Uncontrollable Review
Oct. 1 – Words Escape Me – Essentials in plotting (giveaway of query or chapter critique)
Oct. 2 – Book Dreaming - Uncontrollable Review
Oct. 2 - YA Book Queen - Writing thrillers/suspense (e-book giveaway)
Oct. 3- Fantasy Book Chick - Touching on Conservation
Oct. 3 - Mission to Read - Uncontrollable Review (e-book giveaway)
Oct. 4 - Paper Cuts YA – Marketing Tips (e-book giveaway Untraceable OR Uncontrollable)
Oct. 4 – The Wormhole – Author Interview, Uncontrollable Review (e-book giveaway)
Oct. 5- Kristi Helvig – Uncontrollable Review (e-book giveaway)
Oct. 5- The Writer's Voice - Author Interview 

Oct. 8 – Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem - Tying together Untraceable andUncontrollable
Oct. 8 - The Housework Can Wait - Building community (e-book giveaway)
Oct. 9 - Magnet4Books - Self editing tips
Oct. 9 - Katya Czaja - Uncontrollable Review (e-book giveaway)
Oct. 10 - I'm a Reader, Not a Writer - Author Interview 
Oct. 10- Readinista - Changing industry of publishing
Oct. 11 - Girl Who Reads - Creating online platform
Oct. 11- Fictional Candy - Author Spotlight (swag and e-book giveaway ofUntraceable)
Oct. 12 - Ren's Rambles - Nature of Grace Playlist Highlights
Oct. 12 - Reading Teen - Uncontrollable Review

Oct. 15 - 4 Sassy Girlz - Critique group tips (Untraceable e-book giveaway)
Oct. 15 - Little Birdie Reviews - Untraceable Review and Uncontrollable Giveaway
Oct. 16 - Loves 2 Read - Uncontrollable Review

AND if you haven't yet entered my Bigger-Than-A-Shopping-Mall Celebration Giveaway, Do it NOW! You don't want to miss out on some awesome books, swag, critiques, or chats!! 


  1. So happy Shelli got book two out, or will be soon enough. For some reason, the video wouldn't show. It said, This Video is Private. I'll try again later. :)

  2. I just finished reading UNTRACEABLE and am excited for a chance to win UNCONTROLLABLE. I really liked UNTRACEABLE and I am trying to get my teenage daughter (who doesn't like to read) to read it.

  3. I just finished reading UNTRACEABLE and am excited for a chance to win UNCONTROLLABLE. I really liked UNTRACEABLE and I am trying to get my teenage daughter (who doesn't like to read) to read it.

    1. Good luck with that, Lori. Uncontrollable is a great choice to help your daughter learn to love reading!

    2. I hope so. I've always loved to read - just have less time as an adult.

  4. So excited for Shelli. I loved UNTRACEABLE. Let someone else win because it'll be awhile before I can get to reading this one.

  5. UNCONTROLLABLE sounds amazing. It's clearly got every element, real characters, a great setting, lots of conflict, and a completely unique situation. I can't wait to pick it up! HUGE congrats to Shelli!


  6. Wow. What a cool sounding book. I'm adding it to my to-read list.

  7. Great news all around! Its great to see more success with the good people of the Blogosphere.

  8. Sounds so great! I love the premise. I'll have to read it!

  9. Looks like Shelli definitely has her act together! That is quite a blog tour. Sounds like a good book, too! Best of luck! And Sheri-thank you for sharing!

  10. Wow! Nice to meet you Shelli~ Congrats on your success! I look forward to reading your books~ What a blog tour...amazing!

    Sheri, thank you for sharing and congrats to you!

    1. You're welcome, and thanks for the congrats!! It's great to have you visit.

  11. Love the vlog idea! Too cool :)


    (and I already have a copy :) )

  12. Thank you for being a part of the tour :) The vlog was a new idea.

  13. Wow! I wish my blog tour looked more like this.

  14. yay! How fun to see Shelli "live" and in person! UNCONTROLLABLE is awesome! And best of luck to her in the upcoming release! Great tips in the vlog. *waves* to Sheri! <3

  15. Congrats Shelli,

    It sounds like a very interesting read.

    Looking forward to the review, Sheri.

  16. Sounds like a great follow up to an outstanding debut. I can hardly wait to read it!

  17. Wow, look at that list of blogs for the hop - all to celebrate SR's new book. Our community is inspiring, although I don't know where you all get the energy! lol

  18. Thought i would pop back in and say thanks to everyone who commented! I appreciate the support :)

  19. I can't wait to read this book!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  20. Congrats to Shelli! Love the cover.

  21. Great advice, Shelli! I actually just finished reading 'Untraceable' last week, and I am looking forward to this next installment.

    I do have a quick question for you. As far as social media is concerned, which platform do you think has been the most helpful in reaching out to potential readers? FB, Twitter, blogging, Goodreads, etc? There's so many social media platforms that I don't want to spread myself too thin. I feel like I'd rather do a couple platforms 'right' and be active than try to have a presence on everything and only be half committed. Thanks for your insights!

  22. Congrats to Shelli on her upcoming release. She always has such helpful information. I need to put this book on my TBR list, for sure.

  23. I love that this book involves wolves and nature and conservation. I haven't seen much of that in recent book tours in the blogosphere. Adding this to my reading list!

  24. Congrats to Shelli for her upcoming book! Congrats to you, too for your newly agented status (found you through Theresa Milstein's blog) :)


    1. Aw...thanks so much! And yes, Shelli is doing quite well. She's awesome and so knowledgeable.

  25. Ooh! She is being hunted too! Loved that last line :)

  26. Shelli is awesome! I loved UNTRACEABLE! I'm looking forward to UNCONTROLLABLE!

  27. Shelli is awesome! That tour looks incredible, just like the book :)


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