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Awesome Prizes, including two print versions of 
A Diamond in My Pocket

Here's a list of the prizes that will be awarded with this drawing. Each participant can enter up to 14 times.

From author Lorena Angell
Five (5) Winners:
(2) Print Copy of A DIAMOND IN MY POCKET (US ONLY)
(2) eCopies of A DIAMOND IN MY POCKET (gifted from Amazon, open Internationally)
(1) $10 Amazon Gift Card

From author Mimi Barbour
Three Winners:
(1) Paperback - SPECIAL AGENT FRANCESCA
(1) Paperback - SPECIAL AGENT FINNEGAN
(1) $20 Amazon Gift Card

From author Rosie Dean
Four (4) Winners:
(2) eCopies of VICKI'S WORK OF HEART gifted from Amazon, open internationally
(1) print copy of VICKI'S WORK OF HEART (UK only)
(1) Set of 24 Watercolour pencils (UK only)
I hope to see your name on the Winner's list!
Be sure to enter this Giveaway, too!
 
 

Congratulations!

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The October $25 Amazon Gift Card goes to Sonal S.
Thank you, Sonal, for subscribing to my Awesome Fans newsletter. Happy Shopping!

The next drawing will be held on November 1st.

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Congratulations to Kathy O. for winning the Sanguine Diamond replica from the Women of Words Book Blitz Blog Tour.

The three winners of A Diamond in My Pocket free ebook download are:
Dana L.
Laura T.
Brenda E.

More giveaways are yet to come, including signed print copies of A Diamond in My Pocket. Stay tuned and make sure you're signed up for my Awesome Fans newsletter.
 
 
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2 1/2" crystal Sanguine Diamond replica giveaway
The Giveaway has begun! I'm pleased to be part of the eNovAaW 
"Women of Words Book Blitz" 
Blog Tour. Ten authors have teamed up to bring you an amazing giveaway with the top prizes being (2) $50 Amazon gift cards. There are 49 different ways to enter this contest and four days to complete your entries. 
So get crackin'.
One of the prizes awarded with this Rafflecopter will be a 
Sanguine Diamond replica.
To see the complete list of prizes, visit this site:
http://bookpartnersincrime.blogspot.com/2015/09/enovaaw-women-of-words-tour.html
 
 

What's been happening with The Unaltered series?

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I've wanted to give this update for a while now.
So, here we go ...

August 2014, my literary agent, Linda, pitched The Unaltered series to movie and television producers at The Willamette Writer’s Convention in Portland, Oregon. A serious producer scooped up the series with a signed shopping agreement and began running. This producer presented the series to many financiers (distributors) and found much interest. In November 2014, I announced my books were being optioned for film because in my mind that’s what was happening. However, in the technical sense, it wasn’t. (More on that below.) The producer continued to search for interested parties who wanted to join in on this project. She found another production company that is extremely interested and we recently entered into an option contract.

I’m thrilled to announce—officially—that now, The Unaltered series is being optioned for film.

So, what’s the difference between a shopping agreement and an option contract? This link gives you an in-depth explanation. http://filmmakermagazine.com/88008-not-an-option/#.Vb-xqvlVhBc
The simple explanation is shopping agreements aren’t new, but are growing in popularity with independent producers as a free or low-cost way of getting exclusive rights to a project while shopping it around to distributors and other producers. Where an option contract takes time to negotiate and agree upon, a shopping agreement is quick, hassle-free, “try before you buy” kind of deal.

The recent option contract took a while to hammer out. In the end, I’m pleased with the contract. The entire process of how a book is turned into a film is quite intriguing and I’ve learned so much during the last year. I’m incredibly excited to see where these professionals will take my book series.

I'll post updates and news on Tuesdays--Tuesday Newsday.

When will A Diamond in My Pocket be in print?  Soon, very soon!

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Over the last year, my literary agent began submitting queries to publishing houses. She hoped that because my books weren’t printed yet, they might hold more value in a publisher’s eye, so I postponed the release of the print versions. I also began working on and releasing book five.

So, I'm moving forward with printing The Unaltered series.


I’ll be releasing one book at a time to keep my costs easier to handle. A Diamond in My Pocket will be available through CreateSpace and Ingram Spark sometime in the next few months. A Diamond in My Heart will be available a few weeks after that. And so one with the other books. 

I will be offering signed copies through my website, hosting some fun giveaways, and participating in blog tours. Stay tuned to my blog and keep an eye out for my newsletter. I like to make my important announcements to my Awesome Fans first, before taking the news public.

Thank You for reading my books! I hope you're as excited as I am to see this series in print and on the big screen!

 
 
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Congratulations to  Erika E. for winning this month's gift card. 

In case you didn't know, every month on the first (or soon after) one of my newsletter subscribers is randomly selected to receive a free gift card. If you're not a subscriber, you can join my list here.

 
 
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**Updated** Here's a super double-deal to help beat the summer heat:

When you download A Diamond In My Pocket for the price of $2.99 on Amazon, you qualify for a FREE download of book two, A Diamond In My Heart. 
($4.99 savings)

To receive your free download of book two, send me a message using my Contact form. Be sure to tell me what you liked about book one and that you're responding to my FREE offer. Please include your Amazon email so I can process your gift.

Have you already read A Diamond In My Pocket, but would like to get in on the FREE offer of book two? Send me a message with your Amazon email using my Contact form and I'll be happy to set you up with a complimentary download.







A Diamond In 
My Pocket
$2.99 
A Diamond In My Pocket and A Diamond In My Heart are both Amazon #1 Bestsellers in 3 countries with over 240,000 downloads combined. A Diamond In My Pocket is being optioned for film, so don't miss your chance to read the book before it hits the screen! 


What readers are saying about A Diamond In My Pocket

"The last time I remember reading a book this suspenseful is when I read The Hunger Games series a couple years ago." - JohnstonLife (Amazon) 

"I am a high school English teacher and am always looking for books to recommend to my students. This book goes to the top of the list!" - Robynne Leighe (Amazon) 

"Lorena Angell has the formula for young adults and oldsters like me." Gary R. Casebeer "Montessorian, Retired" 

"Great story, similar to the Percy Jackson series only with a female lead." -Amazon Customer 

"I was swept away on a journey of mysteries and powers and young love. I feel the books are ageless even if it focuses on teenagers." - L. Fuqua (Amazon) 

"I felt like it was a cross between Hunger Games & some Harry Potter. I have been recommending it to all the teens I coach & to some open minded adults. I couldn't put it down, the twists & turns keep you turning the pages. I loved the fantasy world it took me to, & how the real world blended." - Beth (Amazon)

Share this special deal with your friends! Please leave a comment below.
 
 
Happy 4th of July!

I'm pleased to announce the winner of July's $25 Amazon gift card: Cheri B.


In case you didn't know, every month on the first (or soon after) one of my newsletter subscribers is randomly selected to receive a free gift card.

If you're not a subscriber, fill out the box on the top right column and join my list.

Have a safe holiday and please be careful.

~Lorena
 
 
AppAnnie reports that iBooks featured A Diamond in My Pocket on 201 International bestseller lists yesterday, this coming on the heels of raising the price to $0.99. If you scroll down to Fantasy > All books > Paid > See All, you'll find the book ranks #41 in the United States. This is pretty dang cool, in my opinion.
https://www.appannie.com/books/ibooks-store/book/443542838/features/#daily=2015-06-22
Below is a screenshot of the iBooks chart where A Diamond in My Pocket holds the #41 spot. My book sits between Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse of the Odd Thomas series and Charlaine Harris' Living Dead in Dallas, book two of the Sookie Stackhouse series that inspired the television series True Blood.
What's even more exciting, I outrank a few surprising titles and authors such as the Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series, Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, The Wolf Gift, and Prince LeStat, Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Stardust.

I'm incredibly grateful for my readers! Your download helped my book rank so high on iBooks. I couldn't have done this without YOU. =)

If you'd like to read the book, you can download a $0.99 ebook at one of these fine establishments:
Amazon US  ~  Amazon AU
Amazon UK  ~  Amazon CA
Barnes&Noble iBooks
SmashwordsKobo  ~   Scribd
 
 
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Congratulations to Raquel V. for winning the $25 Amazon gift card for the month of June.
Each month on the first day, I randomly choose one of my Awesome Fans Newsletter subscribers to receive a gift card through email. The card can be used on anything on the Amazon website. Next drawing will be July 1st, so make sure you're on the list.

 
 
Have you downloaded your copy of The Diamond Bearer's Secret? Book five is now available across the Internet.

The Diamond Bearer's Secret hit the Amazon Bestseller list earlier on April 24th, 2015, during pre-sale of the book. Then again yesterday on release day, The Diamond Bearer's Secret reached number #49 on the metaphysical genre fiction chart.

Thank you, thank you to all my readers for helping this series become successful. Without my readers, I'm just an aspiring writer.
Please leave a review for book five on the website you download from. This will help the book's rank and give potential readers information that will help them decide whether or not to read the book.

If you're not already a subscriber to my Awesome Fans newsletter, please subscribe by entering your email in the box at the top right of this page. On June 1st, one of my subscribers will win a $25 Amazon gift card. Will it be you? Additionally, On the first of every month, I'll reward one of my Awesome Fans with a $25 gift card. I'll award multiple winners
as my list grows.

I invite you to subscribe to my YouTube channel where I've created playlists with songs that resonated with me while writing each of The Unaltered books. If music has an impact on your emotions like it does for me, you'll enjoy feeling some of the emotion behind The Diamond Bearer's Secret and the other books in the series.

Do you have a song to recommend that would fit on the playlist?
Leave a comment and tell me about it!