Lorena Angell

Biography

Lorena Angell lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, bar-b-queuing, exploring the Pacific coast, and hiking in the Cascade Mountain Range with her family. She has yet to run across Sasquatch.

Lorena writes young adult fantasy/science fiction/paranormal with a hint of romance. Visit Lorena's website: http://lorenaangell.com

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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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.

Books

The Diamond Bearer's Secret
Series: The Unaltered. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,980. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Calli's world is rocked once again as she learns her true purpose for becoming a Diamond Bearer and what's expected of her. Between dissidents within the Bearers, and an anonymous blog threatening to reveal critical information about people with powers, little time is left for Calli and Chris to be together. The secrets and lack of trust within the Bearer's group leads to a potential breakdown.
The Diamond Bearers' Destiny
Series: The Unaltered. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,620. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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 with powers and Diamond Bearers.
The Diamond of Freedom
Series: The Unaltered, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,650. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00)
Calli and Chris race against the clock to identify the power-neutralizing stone that prevents Calli from healing her life-threatening injuries. She must also learn how to counter its effects before she can fight against the rogue Diamond Bearer named Freedom and save her love and the world of her friends.
A Diamond in My Heart
Series: The Unaltered, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,840. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00)
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 clan leaders.
A Diamond In My Pocket
Series: The Unaltered, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,210. Language: American English. Published: May 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.55)
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.

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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 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.