Enter to win a signed collector's edition bookmark

Contest ends 
July 14th, 2017 
11:59pm Pacific 
Winners will be announced on July 15th, 2017
WINNERS' list is on Current Promotions page.

Prize details

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. 
No Purchase Necessary. If purchasing a book is not in your budget but you'd still like to enter to win a bookmark, I have a couple ways you can do that. LEARN MORE HERE.
A better view of the glass diamond at the end of the tassel. The points on the Herkimer "Diamond" quartz are easy to see in this shot.

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.

I chose round obsidian beads for safety reasons. Obsidian is basically natural formed glass and is fragile. It can be very sharp when broken. The round polished beads make it possible to include the element on the tassel. I consider the size of the bead to be a "personal sized" piece. If you're familiar with the use of obsidian in the books, you'll know what that means.

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 Pocket - available on Amazon $14.99
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 
Thank you for your participation in raising awareness about The Unaltered series. This has been a long time coming. I'm thrilled to finally be able to hold my hard work in my hands!! I hope you will be too.

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.


05/31/2017 11:08pm

a movie would be interesting

05/31/2017 11:39pm

Movie would be something to see

Spencer Scher
05/31/2017 11:50pm

I have read the entire series and love every single book you have written! I am excited to see what the future holds for you and would love to see a movie made!

Margaret Appel
06/01/2017 12:29am

It would be wonderful if there could be a movie of A Diamond in My Pocket! Perhaps Hallmark? I just love the covers on these books!

Mary Preston
06/01/2017 2:05am

All the best with the movie. The bookmark is stunning.

Kathryn Andrews
06/01/2017 5:36am

I began reading the series as soon as the first book was published. Anxiously awaiting each book to continue the story, I learned the author just got better and better in her writing skills. Unadultered is different, fascinating and contains all the elements for a good movie, or maybe more than one. Can hardly wait for Ms. Angell to continue writing and publishing more.

06/01/2017 6:14am

I have really enjoyed reading the series and would love to see these made into movies! Good Luck with that!

cynthi adiallo
06/01/2017 8:56am

I really enjoyed the series and would love to see these made into a movie!!

Shanika Douglas
06/01/2017 10:03am

I love your books and I am glad that it is being made into a movie!

06/01/2017 11:35am

I can totally see how your books can be put into a movie series. I look forward to it.

Sally Allison
06/01/2017 1:02pm

A movie would be awesome. I read all of these books and couldn't put them down for anything, I was so addicted to them my family was going to throw me out of the house if dinner was late one more time. You are by far one of my favorite writers

06/01/2017 2:39pm

These are lovely! They compliment the series so well!!

06/01/2017 2:45pm

I love the series! How exciting, that there might be a movie!

Jeanie Filter
06/01/2017 3:11pm

I loved reading the entire series. I purchased a print copy of A Diamond in my Pocket for my granddaughter. After she returns from cheer camp, she will read it. Can't wait for the release of the movies.

06/01/2017 3:42pm

Love your books! This bookmark is lovely too!

August Prestano
06/01/2017 5:04pm

Im' very excited about a Movie ! 👌

06/01/2017 5:28pm

I would love to see this series made into movies :)

Lori Byrd
06/01/2017 6:33pm

This would be a great movie!!

06/02/2017 9:15am


Dina S
06/02/2017 2:03pm

hi Lorena, you are new to me, would love to read your book :)

Jeanna Massman
06/02/2017 9:01pm

I love your books! Keep on writing.

Michelle VanDaley
06/04/2017 4:26pm

WOW!! A movie would be awesome!!!

06/04/2017 10:34pm

I can see a movie !

Desiree Kessler
06/06/2017 11:38pm

I haven't read this series yet, but it sounds great! A movie would be awesome! :)

Jeanna Massman
08/10/2017 3:15am

The bookmarks are beautiful! I love your books!

08/10/2017 8:58pm

have only one of your books. Looking forward to getting the rest!


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