Lorena Angell


Lorena Angell entered the Indie Publishing world in 2011 in the Young Adult genre. In August 2011, A DIAMOND IN MY POCKET found its way to Amazon's Movers & Shakers list. February 2013, A DIAMOND IN MY POCKET was named a Breakout Book by Apple's iBookstore. The book has remained on the Barnes&Noble Teen Bestseller list since May 2012. In December 2013, book four released, hitting the Amazon and Barnes&Noble bestseller lists. All four books in the series are bestsellers. February 2014, book two, A DIAMOND IN MY HEART, became an Amazon #1 bestseller.
Lorena lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA, where she enjoys the outdoors with her family.

Other authors that inspire Lorena are: J.K. Rowling, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Suzanne Collins, and Veronica Roth.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I became motivated to self-publish my books because I couldn't seem to catch an agent's eye. For whatever reason, my queries all came back as "not for me." I never got so much as a request to read the first chapter. So, I jumped on the Indie author bandwagon and put my work out to the world.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords contributed to my success by taking the burden of submitting to multiple platforms at the same time off of my shoulders. Smashwords has a fantastic setup for indie authors allowing our books to be distributed with little to no effort on the author's part. Also, being able to price my book as free on Smashwords allowed it to be priced as free on Barnes&Noble. If I had listed directly with NOOK, I wouldn't have that option to price at free.
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Where to find Lorena Angell online


Book Trailer for A Diamond in my Pocket
Calli Courtnae, an average 16 year old girl, learns she's actually part of an unknown world of physically gifted people. She's is introduced to her new world which is in chaos due to the terrorist Death clan who have taken hostages as insurance for the delivery of a magical diamond. Calli finds herself more intimately involved with the situation than she would have ever wanted and the end result will change her life forever.


The Unaltered Series Box Set
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 288,130. Language: American English. Published: November 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Four ebooks in one download. The Unaltered Series, an Amazon Best Selling YA fantasy/sci-fi series, features three #1 Best Seller titles: A Diamond in My Pocket, A Diamond in My Heart, and The Diamond of Freedom, and #3 Best seller: The Diamond Bearers' Destiny. A modern-day take on superpowers, altered DNA, a strong female protagonist, and of course, diamonds.
The Diamond Bearers' Destiny
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,690. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The fourth book in The Unaltered Series, The Diamond Bearers' Destiny will expose the bigger picture. Calli learns about Chris's motives of recent events and tries to understand his dilemmas. The two of them travel with a mysterious companion back to General Harding's facility in an effort to dismantle the programs set to exterminate people of powers . . . and Diamond Bearers.
The Diamond of Freedom
Series: The Unaltered, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,730. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Calli Courtnae and Chris Harding race against the clock to identify the mysterious power-neutralizing stone that will help them hide from their enemy, but that will also prevent Calli from healing her life-threatening injuries. Their challenge is not simply to identify the stone; they must also learn how to counter its effects so they can fight against the rogue Diamond Bearer named Freedom.
A Diamond in my Heart
Series: The Unaltered, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fantasy Science Fiction - Calli, using her inherited powers, detects a confusing cosmic power in a classmate who sets his eyes on her. Maetha assigns Calli to investigate the young man and teach him of his new world; before that can happen, she'll have to determine what his power actually is. At the same time, someone is systematically kidnapping the clan leaders.
A Diamond In My Pocket
Series: The Unaltered, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,390. Language: American English. Published: May 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When Calli Courtnae breaks the 100-meter world record, she's invited to Montana to prepare for Olympic tryouts. Upon arrival, she learns the truth: she's a Runner, a superhuman used by other supernatural groups for secret missions. Before she can fully accept everything, she’s assigned to a team to transport a valuable diamond to sinister Healers . . . and she’s the one to carry the diamond.

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Smashwords book reviews by Lorena Angell

  • How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months on June 22, 2011

    This book is worth far more than $4.99! Thank You John for sharing your successful technique. I'll be re-reading this book many times and recommending it to any and all self-published authors.
  • Ties That Bind (A Madison Knight Novel) on Aug. 01, 2011

    Ties that bind--First off I love book titles with double meanings and this one is certainly that. This is a great read for those who enjoy detective novels and chronological play-out, oh, and the excellent twists of skilled writers. I found myself trying to guess where this book was going only to be pleasantly surprised where it went. Without giving anything away, something that stuck with me since completing the book is Detective Madison Knight's reactions to viewing the deceased women her own age and how it brings to light her own mortality. Carolyn Arnold's portrayal of that really made me stop and think. I love books like that.