Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Announcing Book Five of The Unaltered Series

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I'm excited to announce the title of book five in The Unaltered series and the release date.

The Diamond Bearer's Secret

will release on May 15th, 2015.

The news Calli receives at the Diamond Bearer gathering changes the way she views herself and her future. Not only did she learn she's the most powerful Bearer alive, she can now hear other Bearers' thoughts. The grumblings of centuries-old comrades concerning her young age isn't too surprising, keeping the secret that she can hear them is a different matter. The Bearers are dividing at a time they should be uniting to protect the human race. As Crimson stated, "Either continue being an agent of nature or surrender your diamond." Not everyone will choose wisely.

Chris and Calli get to know each other better. Will they like what they find? Will all of the approved Bearers choose to accept a diamond and be defenders of nature? What other information will be found within the files from General Harding's compound? The more pressing question is, what secrets do Crimson and Maetha keep?


On April 2nd, 2015, I'll send an email to my Awesome Fans newsletter subscribers announcing the winner of the Sanguine Diamond replica. If you'd like to enter the drawing, read this post to find out how. 

In the newsletter, I'll also include a excerpt from The Diamond Bearer's Secret as an exclusive sneak peek for my loyal readers. So stay tuned, and by golly, if you haven't signed up for my newsletter, you'd better do so.

Please help spread the excitement of this series by tweeting, sharing on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Leave a comment below and visit the forum.

If you're a book blogger and would like to read and review The Diamond Bearer's Secret for your blog, please use my contact me form to request an ebook (mobi, epub, pdf) copy.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Unaltered Series Being Optioned For Film -- Diamond Giveaway


The Unaltered series is currently being optioned for film! Let's celebrate by giving away a Sanguine Diamond replica. To enter the drawing, simply leave a comment on the forum, sharing your excitement for the series! Click here to enter.


Did you know:
  • A Diamond in My Pocket has been downloaded in 39 countries
  • A Diamond in My Pocket has had over 225,000 downloads
  • Apple's iBookstore named A Diamond in My Pocket as a Breakout Book in their inaugural launch of the category in 2013
  • A Diamond in My Heart and The Diamond of Freedom are #1 Bestsellers in the US and the UK
  • All four books of the series are Bestsellers in six countries
  • A Diamond in My Pocket has over 1,100 5-star reviews
A Diamond in My Pocket is still free on Amazon, but not for much longer. Hurry and grab it! Click here

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Unaltered Series Six Months on UK Charts

I'm quite excited to be able to say The Unaltered Series books have maintained their positions on the UK Amazon charts for over six months! All four books have consistently remained ranked under 100 on one or more category's charts. So, here's a HUGE SHOUT-OUT to my UK readers. Thanks for your support.

A Diamond in My Pocket, book one; A Diamond in My Heart, book two; and The Diamond of Freedom, book three, have all reached the #1 position. Book four, The Diamond Bearers' Destiny reached the #3 spot.
The picture shows all four books in the #8, #10, #12, & #14 positions, dated September 4th, 2014. This screen shot is special because book one, A Diamond in My Pocket, is on the same chart as the other four books. Book one is usually free and listed on the Free List. However, for a short time, the Amazon gods switched my listing. They do that from time to time. I was thrilled to have caught a still-shot of the moment.

Also, I'm happy to announce I have my first Diamond Bearer from the UK. A lovely school teacher from England was the winner of my last Diamond Giveaway. Congratulations, Miss Hine!

If you are one of my Diamond Bearers, please send me a picture of your diamond so I can post it on my Diamond Bearers Wall. Cell phone pics work great. You can send it through my Facebook page.

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Exciting Update and a Diamond Giveaway

In celebration of reaching 200,000 downloads of A Diamond in My Pocket, I'm hosting a giveaway for a 2 1/2" crystal Sanguine Diamond replica made popular in The Unaltered Series YA fantasy novels. 
Click Here to enter the giveaway.
Read the latest exciting updates concerning The Unaltered Series here.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A DIAMOND IN MY HEART now an Amazon #1 Bestseller in the U.S. and the U.K.!

Exciting news to share with you. A Diamond in My Heart, book two in The Unaltered Series, recently topped the charts in the U.K., reaching number one in the metaphysical genre fiction category. Previously, the book hit the U.S. number one slot in fantasy anthologies.

Downloads for book one, A Diamond in My Pocket have also skyrocketed in the U.K., following the release of the newly edited manuscript released on June 28th, 2014. Books three and four, The Diamond of Freedom and The Diamond Bearers' Destiny, have hit the top ten in the metaphysical genre fiction category in the U.K.

I'm incredibly grateful to my readers and to those who have given my books a chance. You are helping me achieve my dreams . . . and hopefully you felt the read was entertaining and worth your time.

I hope you'll check out The Unaltered Series forum and say "Hi." I'd love to hear from you!

~Lorena


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Unaltered Diamond Series Almost Ready For Print



Even though my Kickstarter campaign didn't reach success, I'm still moving forward with my goal to print The Unaltered Series. At last count, just over 160,000 total downloads of the four books combined have taken place since May 2011 (the majority coming from book one because it's a free book available on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and many other formats.)

My goal is to print all four books and send sets to school libraries so more teens and preteens can have the opportunity to read my books for free. Not everyone owns a digital device to read ebooks. Some people simply prefer physical books over digital ones. This is one of the biggest reasons I want to provide school libraries with a set of the series at my cost. If you'd like your school library to be added to the list to receive the series, leave a comment below naming the school, city, and state.




Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Let's put A DIAMOND IN MY POCKET into print!


Hello to my readers and supporters! The long awaited milestone is about to happen . . . getting book one, A DIAMOND IN MY POCKET, put into print.

I'll be launching a Kickstarter.com campaign beginning on (or shortly after), February 18th. Once the campaign launches, I'll post the link on this blog. The goal amount of $6,800 will make it possible to pay for the professional edit, layout expenses, cover art, and printing expenses. I've put together some way-awesome incentive packages to entice you to consider becoming a funder. 

For example: At the $35 dollar level, you can get a 2 1/2" crystal Sanguine Diamond replica. 

At the $50 dollar level, you can get a diamond replica and a first-edition print copy of A DIAMOND IN MY POCKET. 

There will be various levels of funding to choose from, each with some type of swag for you. 

I want to give you something to look back upon and be able to say "Wow--I worked with that writer when she was just getting started."

Even though my books have been out for a couple years, the momentum is just beginning to take off. Now that all four of the books are complete, putting them into print, beginning with book one, will make them available to more readers.

I'm sending out great-big-virtual hugs to everyone who has supported me so far. THANK YOU!