Lori Meyer

Biography

My name is Lori Meyer. I am a mother of two and an elementary teacher. During the 2008 – 2009 school year, through the enthusiastic encouragement of my classroom full of fourth graders and my own two daughters, I decided to create a story from a dream I had had one night. And from that dream a series grew and then a spin off.

From the day I started on that journey of creating a story from a dream, I found I couldn’t help but become hooked. They say once you are bitten by the writing bug it becomes a part of you. I found that to be true and have been writing ever since.

I have always been an avid reader, with my favorite stories involving sexy vampires and fierce shape-shifters. But now I find even more enjoyment in creating my own characters and stories.

I currently have three short stories and five novels available as e-books.

The first three novels in the Cedar Series are entitled DISCOVERING CEDAR, BREAKING CEDAR, and BEYOND CEDAR. The first two in my spin off series (Cole's series) are entitled SOUL OF SEVEN and SEVEN DEGREES STRONGER . The final ones in both of my series are currently in the works and I'm hoping to publish them sometime in the next year (2015). Once those two series come to a close, I have plans for two stand alone novels following new characters I met a few years ago but have had to place their stories on the back burner while I complete the series I'm currently working on.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing during my fourth year of teaching. I had awoken from a vivid dream and became curious as to who the characters were and what happened before and after the segment I saw in my dream. The students in my class, at the time, were very involved in my interests. Many of them enjoyed reading paranormal books as I do. They became as curious as me about what was going on with those characters. So through the combined enthusiasm of my students, my own two daughters, and me my first novel emerged. From there, I continued that story into four novels and then began writing other short stories with different story lines. I found I was continuously asking "what next" and began a spin off from my original series. I continue to write for my own series but also encourage students to pursue writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am currently working on the third book in my first series and the second book in my spin off series.
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Books

Beyond Cedar
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Series: Cedar, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,160. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Even though Cedar has learned to always expect the unexpected, nothing can prepare her for what the Komodans want next. And after a tragic accident shifts everything to a new level of dangerous, this might just be beyond Cedar.
Seven Degrees Stronger (book 2 in Cole's series)
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Series: Cole, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,060. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
While Cole wrestles with his control and temptations, Tenna’s fears and apprehensions about finding her sister mounts. But with new threats on the rise and a secret exposed, she may not have much choice in the matter. And as Cole grows dangerously linked in his tie to the immense power in the cave, there is only one solution. And he’s not exactly thrilled about it.
Breaking Cedar (book 2 in the Cedar Series)
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Series: Cedar, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,290. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Protecting a spell which can release an immense uncontrollable power has thrust Cedar Monroe’s life into peril. And as her relationship with Kylan Turner progresses, she begins to wonder if she can truly trust him. While the Komodans continue to unleash wicked tricks in order to destroy her, an unexpected betrayal is coming. In the end, will the Komodans learn what it takes to break her?
Soul of Seven
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Series: Cole, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,460. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
It’s only the second week of school, yet Cole Turner has found himself in the principal’s office for the fourth time – almost destroying the chemistry lab this time. His abilities are connected to an immense power hidden away in a cave-a power Cole had a taste of when he was younger and now he craves it constantly. Cole must now decide, protect the new girl Tenna Wolfe or remain in control.
Discovering Cedar (book 1 in the Cedar Series)
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Series: Cedar, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,270. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When Cedar Monroe discovers she is in possession of - and protecting - a spell, her life completely turns upside down.
Seeking Cedar
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Price: Free! Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00)
When tragedy strikes, life will never be the same for Kylan Turner. And when grief and anger converge with a taste of an uncontrollable immense power, the path he’s now chosen to journey may be one he can never return from.
Race To Sate
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Price: Free! Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00)
Valerie enjoys being a normal teenager. But when changes begin occurring and she discovers what is really going on with her, nothing can prepare her for the mortification. And to make matters worse, the only one who can help her is her dad...but he's no longer in the picture.
The Journal
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Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00)
When Lilian finds herself kidnapped, the only thing providing her with a shred of hope is a small brown book. But can the words jotted inside its binding help her make her way to freedom?

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Smashwords book reviews by Lori Meyer

  • Under A Midnight Moon on March 24, 2012

    I loved the story. The characters were irresistible and the story pulled u in. I'm hoping for a continuation...
  • Heart Spell on March 24, 2012

    I really enjoyed this short story. The characters were incredible together and how they got together was delightful. I want to know what they do next.
  • Rose Awaken on April 14, 2012

    intriguing and captivating story and characters, I really got drawn in. a great read!
  • Rose Discovered on July 03, 2012

    I was drawn into the characters in Rose Awakened and was immediately hooked. For me, if I fall in love with the characters, I’m forever hooked. In Rose Discovered, I enjoyed the intertwining of answers and then new mysteries. It kept me going and my interest. Looking forward to the next one.