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A Diamond in my Pocket [NOOK Book]

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**UPDATE** June 28th, 2014: I uploaded a new manuscript with minor changes to punctuation and grammar to make for the best possible enjoyment for my readers. I'm so grateful to my readers for talking up and sharing my book with their freinds! The influx of excitement over this series sure has kept me on my toes. The Unaltered Series is now an International Best Selling series in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and India, with books one, two, and three hitting the #1 spot.

Sixteen-year-old Calli Courtnae ...

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Overview

**UPDATE** June 28th, 2014: I uploaded a new manuscript with minor changes to punctuation and grammar to make for the best possible enjoyment for my readers. I'm so grateful to my readers for talking up and sharing my book with their freinds! The influx of excitement over this series sure has kept me on my toes. The Unaltered Series is now an International Best Selling series in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and India, with books one, two, and three hitting the #1 spot.

Sixteen-year-old Calli Courtnae surprisingly breaks the 100-meter world record at a high school track meet and is whisked off to Montana to train for Olympic tryouts. Upon arriving, however, she finds something totally unexpected. Her fellow athletes are secretive, mysterious, paranoid, uncommonly beautiful--and endowed with the same gift of superhuman speed she now exhibits. The truth, she learns, is she's the latest person to develop a rare DNA alteration, giving her unnatural speed. The facility will provide her safety while she adjusts to her new world, one that includes delivering packages for high profile clients.

When three fellow Runners are kidnapped by a clan of terrorist Healers, Calli is assigned to the team that must deliver a rare magical diamond in exchange for the hostages. She is just beginning to accept her new world when it's turned upside-down by a mysterious woman who privately gives Calli the real diamond, while the team leader is given a decoy. Almost immediately the magical diamond in Calli's pocket unleashes a startling range of supernatural powers and mind-reading abilities within her. Calli discovers a traitor in their midst and sees the tragic future of her companions. She also learns one of the boys ridiculously views her as his soul-mate because of a vision he'd been shown. While she knows her powers derive from the secret diamond in her possession, her companions do not, and Calli dreads the fast-approaching day when they will discover the truth--the day she hands the diamond over to the terrorists and parts with her powers.

Readers who enjoy teen fantasy, paranormal, science fiction, and action and fantasy adventure will like A Diamond in My Pocket, book one in The Unaltered Series. Many readers say the romance in the book is similar to Divergent by Veronica Roth. The fast-pace and action feels like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and readers especially respond well to the underdog rising up and succeeding, as in Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling.

What readers are saying:
"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)

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011319419
  • Publisher: Lorena Angell
  • Publication date: 5/27/2011
  • Series: Unaltered , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,229
  • File size: 291 KB

Meet the Author

Lorena Angell entered the Indie Publishing world in 2011 in the Young Adult genre. In August 2011, A DIAMOND IN MY POCKET found its way to Amazon's Movers & Shakers list. February 2013, A DIAMOND IN MY POCKET was named a Breakout Book by Apple's iBookstore. The book has remained on the Barnes&Noble Teen Bestseller list since May 2012. In December 2013, book four released, hitting the Amazon and Barnes&Noble bestseller lists. All four books in the series are bestsellers. February 2014, book two, A DIAMOND IN MY HEART, became an Amazon #1 bestseller.
Lorena lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA, where she enjoys the outdoors with her family.

Other authors that inspire Lorena are: J.K. Rowling, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Suzanne Collins, and Veronica Roth.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Different

    A fantasy style read. Not a bad read, and the author brings some imaginative concepts to life. I think this could also be considered a teenage read.

    37 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    This book is pleasant.

    I hardly write reviews, but this book is very entertaining and well thought out. I read it in a few hours after getting it earlier in the day. I can't believe it's free, and now i will go look for the others in the series. =)

    35 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Excellent read!!!!

    Usually with free books i am a bit skeptical but this was perhaps the best free book i have found to date.

    The plot was fast paced and the it is a story that has never been done before. Read, read, read!

    30 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    (:

    At first i was like really demons??? But as soon as i got a little bit further into it i couldnt put it down. And niw i am off to buy the second book.

    28 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Awesome

    Amazing read, it was awesome. Looking foward to reading more from this author

    24 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    Great book

    Its a great free book

    20 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Review

    This was an overall good story the intro was really fast she never even talked to or saw her best friend then she gets wisked off intresting...... then this one charater seems like they really hate her then everything is just fine weird relashionship but this was a really good book and its free so if you read it and hate it its no big deal

    14 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Fhg

    Great!!!!! A must read. :)

    14 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    I would even pay money for it

    The book is amazing, the author defenitely knows what shes doing, the book is perfect. Tottally recmend it

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    This book

    Im a 16 year old girl, whi hates reading but i read the book's reviews and the title and it interested me....but i hate reading because most books i usally pick are boring...i couldnt even finsh read twilight but once i started reading this book i could not and would not put it down at all!!! Im about to get the next book on my nook and im currently reading the sample to see if it still holds my interest and it still does....BUT IM IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK....

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    zoedoctorwho Zoe doctor who

    Better than twlight its like a sad love story :) 8)

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Fine, could be better

    This book is probably intended for 11 to 15 year olds maybe. The book is fantasy and has a great storyline. Sometimes, I think the way the thoughts are put down aren' t the best. Overall, it is a wonderful and very addicting book. I can' t wait to read the next book!!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Awesome!!!!!!

    Really cool book with both romance and action.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Quick read

    I really enjoyed this book. Very good for being free and for pages a bit long. The book kept me interested, and one to none dull spots, plus had a bit of romance. It is quite a easy read id say but is nice to have the dictionary handy on the nook for some parts. I would recommed to people who like a bit of romance, but is focused on other things.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    No thanks.

    It started out good but it was too fast pace!!!! It said one kids name and 2 words later it introduced a diffrent kid!!! And the girl has a huge crush on the moast popular gye in the hole place and she said so herself, noeone liked her, she was ugly and slow but of corce he imedietly fall in love with her! Its realy anoying.

    5 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    X

    Worthy of your time xP

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    A diamond in my pocket

    I loved the book so much that I could not put it down. It was full of romance and action.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Amazing!!!!

    I couldnt put it down or stop thinking about it!!! Great readcfor kids 12 or 13

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    I Love this book!!!! The author's writing is so good, I was brou

    I Love this book!!!! The author's writing is so good, I was brought to again believe in mermaids and mystical creatures!! But WHERE'S BOOK 2!!!??????

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Amazing

    This book is AMAZING!!! I recomend it for ages12 and up. It is so good that I couldn't put it down! I don't know why it is free because it is so good! GET IT!!!! Even if you don't end up liking it, you can delete it and it wasFREE!!! PRESS CONFIRM AND GET IT!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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