Enter to win a signed collector's edition bookmark
July 14th, 2017
Winners will be announced on July 15th, 2017
Ten winners will receive a signed, double-sided bookmark with genuine Herkimer quartz, obsidian, golden topaz, and 14kt gold-filled spacer beads. The tassel is strung with silver metallic lame cord and the bauble at the end features a glass diamond in a gold-tone cage.
I personally crafted these bookmarks from start to finish, threading each stone and bead and handling the different elements of nature in a state of awe. After writing extensively about these crystals and obsidian (volcanic glass) in my books, I found a greater connection to my own novels and the characters within. That may sound strange, but it's true. You'll see what I mean once you hold one of these beauties. More details on the beads below.
Each bookmark is valued at $30 USD.
How to enter
This giveaway is being offered in conjunction with the release of the print versions of the ebooks. The way to enter is to buy a print copy of any or all of The Unaltered series, then post a picture of the print book on Facebook and/or Instagram before July 14th, 2017. Be sure to tag my name on Facebook--Lorena Angell--so I know you entered. On Instagram, tag #The.Unaltered.Series. You don't have to be in the photo if you don't want to. (If you already own a copy, take a picture of it and post online.)
Each of the five books can be posted individually for five entries. Post on both Facebook and Instagram and get ten entries.
Shopping for shiny things
I scoured the Internet, searching for the exact elements to create the look I wanted. I hope you'll appreciate the natural golden topaz in its raw state as much as I do. On most of the pieces you can see the striation lines as described in the books. Topaz lines run vertical to the point while quartz lines run horizontal to the points.
I opted for the Herkimer "Diamond" quartz due to its clear brilliant glimmer and natural formation. The Herkimer quartz pictured to the right hasn't been cut or shaped. This is what they look like when found in nature. The only difference is the hole that's been drilled for beading purposes. The fact they are rare and will only form in certain conditions leads me to think about the possibility of them showing up in the book series somewhere. (wink, wink) Learn more about Herkimer "Diamonds" here on Geology.com.
The 14kt gold-filled beads are beautiful. Gold-filled means a brass bead (metal bead) has at least a 1/20th layer of solid gold bonded to it. Don't confuse this with the term "gold-plated" or "electroplated". Those items have a much thinner layer of gold and wear off quickly.
** Just a note here, I'm not a geologist. I've learned my information from many different sites on the Internet. If you see an error in my writing referring to the crystals, gems, rocks, etc. please let me know by using my Contact form. Many thanks!
The Diamond of Freedom is now available in print
A Diamond in My Heart - available on Amazon $14.99
The Diamond of Freedom - available on Amazon $14.99
The Diamond Bearers' Destiny - June 12th, 2017
The Diamond Bearer's Secret - June 26th, 2017
If you have questions about how to enter the drawing, please use my Contact page and send me a note. Visit my other page about the Bookmark Drawing to learn more.