Lorena Angell


Lorena Angell is the internationally bestselling author of the YA fantasy series, The Unaltered. Inspired by an interview from J.K. Rowling, Lorena began to write and published her first book in 2011. Since then, she’s earned over 4,200 reviews (average of 4.5 stars), has been a #1 bestseller in over 11 countries and wants nothing more than to write more books for her readers.

Lorena writes young adult fantasy/superpowers/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.


The Unaltered
Young adult fantasy/supernatural series: A Diamond in My Pocket, A Diamond in My Heart, The Diamond of Freedom, The Diamond Bearers' Destiny, The Diamond Bearer's Secret, and The Diamond Bearers' Rising. Book one of The Unaltered series, A Diamond in My Pocket, introduces a secret universe existing within our own. In this world, cosmic energy grants superhuman abilities, and people of like ability band together in clans for both safety and community. Governments spy on clans, clans spy on governments, and trusting the wrong person may carry a terrible price.


The Diamond Bearer's Ring
Series: The Unaltered, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,240. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Calli’s impulsive decision to break communications with the Diamond Bearers leaves her stranded when captured by Max and The Bureau. With Chris’s life on the line, she must find a way to protect his heart from the stress of the new diamond, while also convincing the government to join forces in preparing for the impending cosmic blast, to stop the Reapers from attaining world domination.
Royal Refugee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,600. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Princess Ekaterina, fleeing an arranged wedding to the dictator's son, crosses the border and hopes she'll be accepted at a Crosser home. The Lazarov family, who regularly helps refugees, has no vacancies. Ivan Lazarov, nineteen, inexperienced and headstrong, offers his bed before learning the gender, social status, or reason the Crosser fled—or who currently hunts his royal refugee.
The Diamond Bearers' Rising
Series: The Unaltered, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,750. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Calli fights for humanity’s survival against a new power-removing substance, and an evil force much larger than anyone thought. Her first major failure as a Bearer ignites a bidding war for the information Max possesses. With her own future at stake, Calli must change the rules, rise up, and fight back.
The Diamond Bearer's Secret
Series: The Unaltered, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,290. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In The Diamond Bearer's Secret, book five of The Unaltered, Calli learns that everything she's been through since receiving a diamond has been in preparation for a much larger purpose. An event looms in the future that could end life as she knows it and her assistance is crucial. But first, an anonymous blog has surfaced, giving detailed information about the world of powers. It must be shut down.
The Diamond Bearers' Destiny
Series: The Unaltered, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,750. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In The Diamond Bearers' Destiny, book four of The Unaltered, Calli learns about Chris's motives and tries to understand his dilemmas. Given no choice, the two of them travel with a mysterious companion back to General Harding's facility in an effort to dismantle the programs that are exterminating people with powers and wiping Diamond Bearers from the face of the earth.
The Diamond of Freedom
Series: The Unaltered, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,380. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In The Diamond of Freedom, book three of The Unaltered, 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 to save the boy she loves and the world of her friends.
A Diamond in My Heart
Series: The Unaltered, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,880. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Diamond in My Heart, book two of The Unaltered. Calli Courtnae learns how to control her new cosmic superpowers. She's afraid she's no match for some of the other people who are showing up with different paranormal powers, including a time-rewinding teen who apparently has some romantic fantasy about her going on in his head. She faces more challenges with him as he attempts to save the day.
A Diamond in My Pocket
Series: The Unaltered, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,620. Language: American English. Published: May 27, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.43 from 14 reviews)
After breaking the 100m world record, sixteen-year-old Calli is whisked away to a secret facility and placed with other teens who possess superhuman speed. She soon finds herself in a deadly situation involving other superpowers, traitors, and a rogue clan vying for world domination. Calli’s quick wit helps her navigate her new world which includes secretly carrying a mystical diamond.