S.R. Johannes is here today for her new book Uncontrollable. It's the second book in The Nature of Grace series. Check out her post below on the setting from the series. Sign up below for a chance to win an ebook copy.
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The setting of Nature of Grace series
Setting was a huge decision for the “Nature of Grace” series. First I needed to find a place that had enough of a wilderness that illegal things could happen and not be easily detected. I’ve grown up in the South so it was logical for me to pick a mountain region on this side of the U.S, as I know nothing about the West.
Secondly, I needed a setting that would cause tension in it’s own right. There are 2 things that scare me most – being lost in the wilderness or being lost at sea. The wilderness won out b/c my husband is an avid camper so I hear about it more.
I chose a general area in North Carolina – just outside Cherokee – because I needed to create my own town. Bad things happen in Grace’s town and I didn’t want to offend any real town. I didn’t want to be bogged down in accuracy but I needed to portray the accuracy of the region. Grace’s town could be any mountain town in that region. Most have a few small local stores, a diner, and a gas station. I wanted any reader to connect.
In the “Nature of Grace” series – the setting is a character in it’s own right. It gives a moody undertone. At times, it is peaceful; while at other times, it is scary. This dual personality sets a tone for the book. I find it interesting that the wilderness can be calming and peaceful yet scary and isolating - all at the same time. It is the perfect place for Grace.
Uncontrollable by S.R. Johannes
Publisher: Coleman & Stott (September 24th, 2012)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Paperback: 300 pages
Series: The Nature of Grace #2
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.
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