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Pamela DuMond

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dear Reader: Check out SUFFOCATE by S.R. Johannes

One of the fun parts about being a relatively new author is recommending other relatively new authors. S.R. Johannes has a hit with her YA novel, Untraceable.  (Dear God I love this cover!)

Shelli's just released SUFFOCATE - the first novelette in a YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian series. And it is smoking! 

SUFFOCATE by S.R. Johannes

Suffocate is the first novelette in THE BREATHLESS series. It is a 15,000 word young adult thriller that combines the dystopic and science fiction genres.

For centuries, the world outside the Biome has been unlivable. Today, marks the first time anyone will attempt to leave the suffocating ecosphere. Eria is not worried because her scientist father has successfully tested the new Bio-Suit many times. It's a celebratory day until something goes horribly wrong. In the midst of tragedy, Eria uncovers a deep conspiracy that affects the very air she breathes. 

If those responsible find out what she knows, they won't stop hunting her until she takes her last breath.

The 2nd novelette in the series, CHOKE, is scheduled for Fall 2012. The 3rd, EXHALE, is scheduled for Winter 2013

You can purchase SUFFOCATE on ebook only.

Other ereader formats available soon.

Shelli Johannes-Wells

About this author

When Shelli was younger, she spent all her time outdoors, hiking, camping and living the Girl Scout Way.

Somewhere along the way, she got away from nature and earned an MBA in Marketing, kicking off an 18-year marketing career in Corporate America.

Eventually, Shelli traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. She started her own marketing & communications business,, where she worked with Spanx, Goody Hair Products, Chick Filet, and the Boys & Girls Club of America.

In addition to juggling nap schedules and client meetings, Shelli focuses on her writing. She is a frequent speaker on marketing and book publicity at SCBWI conferences across the U.S, and runs a popular book marketing blog, Market My Words (

In her spare time (yeah right!) and if the kids allow (yeah right!), Shelli obsesses over movies, reads children’s books (over and over), and still dreams of sleeping in on the weekends. But most importantly, she is finally getting back to her roots by running her own Girl Scout Troop in Atlanta, helping girls get back to nature.
She currently lives in Atlanta with her dog (Charley), British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess that someday will change the world. 

Shelli  also blogs at The Indelibles:

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In related news, my new YA Romantic thriller novel, The Messenger's Handbook, is still on sale for 99 cents. Price increase in June, 2012. Get it now!

The Messenger's Handbook: Thirteen *Five Star Reviews on Amazon and 39 page 'Likes.' 

Go read a good book and tell someone you love about it.


Pamela DuMond


  1. thank you for the shout out - the second one comes out end of Oct!

    1. Awesome, Shelli! The second in the Untraceable series or the Suffocate?