Lorena Angell


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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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 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 » 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. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,620. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
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: 72,650. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
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: 62,840. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,920. Language: American English. Published: May 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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, a diamond, and a rogue clan vying for world domination. Calli’s quick wit helps her navigate her new world which includes secretly carrying a magical 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.