Wow! I can't believe how fast time flies by. I'm excited to update you on what I've been doing for the last few months. Print Books, Baby! The process is underway and I'm announcing release dates in this post. I'm scattering out the release of each book to give each title the opportunity to become a #1 Bestseller. Also to break-up the cost for my readers. The paperback versions will be available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble.com, and through IngramSpark for public and school libraries and bookstores. Read on for more details on each book.

Book 1 A Diamond in My Pocket - The interior changed a little. I removed the prologue after multiple readers’ opinions recommended I do so. Many of my readers didn’t even know I’d added one. I agree with everyone who said it changed the beginning tone of the series. So, it’s gone. For those of you who read the ebook a couple years ago, you’ll be in for a surprise with the print version. There’s more description and extended scenes. The main plotline is unchanged. 
Book one is currently available on Amazon, and Barnes&Noble.com for $14.99 USD. 
A Diamond in my Pocket is also on IngramSpark, discounted for libraries and bookstores.

Book 2 A Diamond in My Heart - As you see above, book 2 is in print form now. I'm so excited to be able to hold two of my books in my hands. Book two has gone through an overhaul and now has a few new scenes, extended existing scenes, and an overall improved reading experience. 
Mark your calendar for May 15th as the release day of A Diamond in My Heart print version on Amazon. $14.99 USD

Book 3 The Diamond of Freedom has a new cover, different cover image, too. I had a professional photographer take the pictures on the front and back of book 3 of the actual pocket watch, diamond, and pouch from the book. The gemstones on the back are of the actual obsidian and gemstones I have. While the older cover also had the real watch and diamond/pouch, the image wasn’t clear enough to be on an IngramSpark cover. The interior has some minor changes to the current ebook’s content. 
Mark your calendar for May 29th as the release day of The Diamond of Freedom print version on Amazon. $14.99 USD.
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Book 4 The Diamond Bearers’ Destiny is heading off to the interior formatter. Minor changes were made to this storyline as I picked up on some small inconsistencies with the different powers and abilities. The cover’s file is being redesigned. I'll post an updated cover as soon as it's finished. 
Mark your calendar for June 12th as the release day of The Diamond Bearers’ Destiny print version on Amazon. $14.99 USD.

Lorena Angell


Book 5 The Diamond Bearer’s Secret - While the interior content doesn’t need changes, the cover is being redesigned to flow with the rest of the book covers. 
Mark your calendar for June 26th as the release date for The Diamond Bearer’s Secret print version on Amazon. $14.99 USD


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Book 6 The Diamond Bearers’ Rising - The book cover is almost finished and the manuscript is being edited. After going through the process of submitting books for print and learning the amount of time needed to process files and approve proofs, I’m hopeful to be able to release book 6 in mid July in both ebook and print format.

If you've followed my series for a few years, you might be wondering: Why has this process taken so long to get into print? Well, there’s no one single answer to that question. I believe things come together when they’re ready to. As vague as that sounds, it’s true. My life, like yours I’m guessing, has had many ups and downs emotionally, financially, environmentally, etc. It feels like nothing goes as planned at times. However, I’ve continued to move forward at a snail’s pace. If you look at the fact that I released book one in 2011 and will release book six in 2017, that’s like releasing one book per year which isn’t too shabby. I now have real release dates for the print version books and am anxious to get the series out to readers and into libraries for readers with limited funds.
On the price point, I chose the $14.99 amount based on other books in the same genre and on the expense involved for each book on my end. EBooks are definitely cheaper to produce than print, that’s for sure. In the end, time is money and I have to put a value on my time. I’m grateful to be able to submit to print-on-demand printers like CreateSpace, NookPrint, and IngramSpark. These printers and others like them make it possible to greatly reduce the amount of upfront money involved with putting my series into print. 

AND LET'S NOT FORGET:
The Unaltered series is being optioned for film. Hollywood producers are trying to develop a movie of book one and I couldn't be more excited. I believe once the books grow in popularity, this will help the producers achieve the milestones needed to move forward with a movie. You can help this process by buying the books on Amazon on the release dates listed. With enough downloads, the books can reach #1 in their category--a status that will be noticed.
the unaltered movie
HOW COOL WOULD THIS BE?
Stay tuned for updates during this release process. Tuesdays are TUESDAY NEWSDAYS. I'll post important changes or updates on Tuesdays. Also, newsletter subscribers will be kept current on new news. You can subscribe to my Awesome Fans Newsletter at the top of the page.

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Nancy Richter
05/04/2017 11:29am

Please enter me in the drawing for the $25 gift card from Amazon. Can't wait for the movie

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 11:59am

Thanks for stopping by, Nancy. You're entered. I also can't wait for the movie!

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11/01/2017 5:04am

I am really looking forward to the release of this book. The plot summary at the back looks really interesting and this genre is one of my best picks. I think I am too late to enter in the raffle of the 25$ gift card from Amazon. No worries, I would gladly purchase the book in its full price. I hope that you continue writing because this inspired a lot of writers like me to strive harder to achieve our dreams. You are my inspiration!

Rene Lussier
05/04/2017 11:37am

A movie deal would be so exciting! I can see it working as a movie! So happy for you!

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 12:02pm

Hi Rene, Thanks for stopping by and sharing my exciting news. =)

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Greg Resnik
05/04/2017 11:38am

Can't wait to see it on the screen!

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 12:03pm

Hi Greg, I totally agree! I wish there could be a showing with only my Awesome Fans. Now that would be cool.

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Teresa William's
05/04/2017 11:56am

Can't wait this would be an awesome movie I think .

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 12:04pm

Hi Teresa, I think you're right! Thanks for stopping by. =)

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Jo Anne Vincenti
05/04/2017 12:18pm

Wow that would be awesome to see it as a movie!

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 12:27pm

Thanks for stopping by, Jo Anne. I have to wonder who they would cast in the lead roles. You know, whenever I see someone with the name of Jo, I think of my character Jo Jo. =)

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Kathy Agate
05/04/2017 12:20pm

I am excited that the Unaltered Series is coming out of print! Can't wait to read them!

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 12:30pm

Hi Kathy, I'm excited for you to read them! Thanks for stopping by.

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05/04/2017 12:22pm

I'm excited for The Unaltered books coming out in print. I can't wait to read it.

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 12:40pm

Hi Nanda, Thanks for stopping by. I'm excited for you to read the books, too. =)

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Amber Nelsen
05/04/2017 12:25pm

Can't wait to get my hands on print copies! The books will be much easier to share if they are physical

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 12:43pm

Hi Amber, It's so rewarding to hold the books. Book three's proof copy arrived today. I've been having fun lining the three books up together and daydreaming. You're right, it is easier to share if they're physical.

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Audrey Stewart
05/04/2017 12:32pm

I love everything I have read so far, and can't wait to read these books. Great job! I also love the covers.

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 12:44pm

Hi Audrey, Thanks for stopping by. I'm so happy you've enjoyed the series so far. Thanks for the covers compliment. I've put many hours into designing them. =)

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Robert Barbour
05/04/2017 12:51pm

I am excited that the unaltered books are coming out in print.

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 12:53pm

Hi Robert, Me too! Thanks for stopping by.

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Marshal
05/04/2017 12:55pm

Excited for the books and movie. Think youd ever auction off the amulet or pocketwatch and stuff?

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 12:57pm

Hi Marshal, Thanks for stopping by. Maybe if someday the series becomes uber successful I might auction things for charity. That would be fun.

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Shanika Douglas
05/04/2017 1:17pm

Please enter me in your $25 Amazon gift card giveaway. Also I can't wait to read the last book!

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 2:11pm

Hi Shanika, thanks for stopping by. I have a Facebook group called Superfans of The Unaltered Series that I think you'd like. To be a member, you have to have read through book five. I hope you'll stop by and ask to join. Also, did you know there's a character in book one named Shanika? Cool, huh? https://www.facebook.com/groups/SuperfansOfTheUnalteredSeries/

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Christine M
05/04/2017 1:26pm

I'm looking forward to reading these! The paperbacks look beautiful! I love your gemstones from the back of The Diamond of Freedom :D

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 4:37pm

Thanks, Christine. I hope you enjoy the books. I also love the gemstones. =)

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05/04/2017 2:48pm

Excited for the movie!

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 7:19pm

Hi Ina, I'm excited too! Thanks for stopping by.

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Bonnie Bashaw
05/04/2017 3:15pm

I cannot wait to read this one!!!!

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 7:27pm

Thanks for stopping by, Bonnie. I hope you're able to snag a copy soon. =)

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Yaritza Santana
05/04/2017 4:13pm

I am super excited to read The Unaltered books. They have such wonderful covers.

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 7:31pm

Thanks, Yaritza! I'm super excited to have you read the books too!

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Amanda Showalter
05/04/2017 6:16pm

Please enter me in the drawing for the $25 gift card from Amazon -

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 7:32pm

Hi Amanda, you're entered. Thanks!!

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Teri Hicks
05/04/2017 7:11pm

Great post. Thanks for the chance!!

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 7:33pm

Thanks for stopping by, Teri. You're welcome.

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Betsy Pauzauskie
05/04/2017 7:17pm

I'm excited for the print version of The Unaltered books to come out!

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Lorena Angell
05/04/2017 7:34pm

Hi Betsy, I'm excited too. This sure has been a long time coming!

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Karen Markuson
05/04/2017 9:08pm

I'm looking forward to "The Unaltered" books.

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Lorena Angell
05/05/2017 9:33am

Thanks for stopping by, Karen. I hope you enjoy the books.

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Harry Crawford
05/04/2017 10:21pm

entering me in the drawing for the $25 gift card from Amazon.

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Lorena Angell
05/05/2017 9:41am

Hi Harry, You're entered. Thanks for stopping by.

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Jenna
05/04/2017 10:54pm

I'm excited that the Unaltered Series coming out in print. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Lorena Angell
05/05/2017 9:42am

Hi Jenna, I'm happy you're excited. I am too.

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Mary Preston
05/05/2017 12:11am

I am excited for the The Unaltered books. Thank You!!

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Lorena Angell
05/05/2017 9:44am

Thanks for stopping by, Mary. And thanks for reading!

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Wanda Bernstein
05/05/2017 9:48am

I'm excited for the print books! Will the ebook of book two be updated with the new scenes at the same time of the release of print? Will my kindle be updated?

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Lorena Angell
05/05/2017 11:00am

Hi Wanda, thanks for your comment. Yes, the ebook will be updated at that time, however I don't know if your kindle edition will update. I will be submitting to Amazon to update the version, but like I say, I don't know for sure if that will update automatically. I'd recommend you redownload book two after May 15th 2017 from Smashwords. You can select the mobi version that is compatible with your kindle. If that doesn't work, please contact me and I'll see what I can do. =)

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bn100
05/05/2017 10:02am

the premise sounds interesting

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Lorena Angell
05/05/2017 11:02am

Thanks, bn100. I hope you're able to check out my books.

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Divya Bhat
05/05/2017 7:47pm

The covers are amazing and would look so good on a print version. It would be amazing to hold them in hand and read.
Thanks for a chance :)

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Lorena Angell
05/10/2017 10:27am

Thanks for stopping by, Divya. I can tell you it is amazing to hold them in my hands. I received the proof print for book three just the other day and can now hold 1,2,& 3 in my hands at the same time. I'm so excited to release them in print!

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Piroska
05/06/2017 1:22pm

I can't wait to read The Unaltered books. And a movie? How exciting!

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Lorena Angell
05/10/2017 10:29am

Hi Piroska, Thanks for leaving a comment. Five books are available in ebook format, book one is available in print, and print version of book two is releasing on May 15th. Hope you have a chance to grab them. =)

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Lori Byrd
05/06/2017 5:19pm

I can't wait for the Unaltered series to come out. labyrd@msn.com

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Lorena Angell
05/10/2017 10:31am

Thanks for stopping by, Lori, I'm excited that you're excited! =)

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Lorena Angell
05/10/2017 10:58am

CONGRATULATIONS to Audrey Stewart for winning the $25 Amazon giftcard for the month of May! Happy Shopping, Audrey. =) Thanks for being an Awesome Fan.

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