Alinora

Alinora

3.4 1708
by Kara Lockley
     
 

Lily had almost everything she ever wanted. Good friends, a nice house, a thriving career. The only thing missing was love. Until she started dreaming of a carefree romance every night. Her dreams were so vivid they made her doubt her sanity. Was too much time at the office forcing her stressed-out mind to create a retreat at night? Or were her dreams somehow...

Overview

Lily had almost everything she ever wanted. Good friends, a nice house, a thriving career. The only thing missing was love. Until she started dreaming of a carefree romance every night. Her dreams were so vivid they made her doubt her sanity. Was too much time at the office forcing her stressed-out mind to create a retreat at night? Or were her dreams somehow... real?

Second edition: A new epilogue chapter was added April 2015.

This is a paranormal romance novella of 24,000 words.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000699003
Publisher:
Kara Lockley
Publication date:
09/06/2009
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
305,071
File size:
111 KB

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Alinora 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1708 reviews.
BlueViper More than 1 year ago
Alinora is a sweet, romantic story that's great if you're looking for a way to pass some time and escape from reality. The story gives a good explanation of who the characters are, at least in this particular stage of their lives. Very little is mentioned about their past. It starts a little slow as it introduces the plot, but picks up the pace pretty quickly. I quickly came to like and care for Lily, and her struggle of dealing with the possibility of being crazy. The primary locations of the story were well described, and offered a great mental picture for the scenes of the story to come to life. The 'dream world' was particularly clear for me. The ending seemed a little rushed, but an explanation for this rushed sense was provided; however, I felt this explanation was just thrown in as an afterthought, and was more of an excuse than an explanation. The ending was also a bit abrupt, and the author could have taken it a little further. All-in-a-all, I would say that Alinora is a great read for an afternoon or rainy day. It is best if you area fan of, have an open mind towards, the fantasy genre.
Steph_luvs_books More than 1 year ago
It was as my headline says a cute short story. The story line and main characters/couple were well written, but only having a little over 100 pages on my nook, it didn't take long to finish. I would recommend if you just wanted a hours worth of reading and of course it was FREE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The whole plot of this short story was fun to think about hours after the story had ended. Then the relationship between the main characters was the icing on the cake, it just made the story better. I would recommend this book to someone wanting to go away in to their own world for an hour or two.
AmethystLilly3 More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book. Scifi meets good romance. There wasn't anything too graphic about the romance, and the story kept me emotionally connected with the character. When she thought she was crazy, I was wondering right along with her. :) All in all it was a lovely story. I would recomend this read for any time you have a few hours to just kick back and escape the "real world." Alinora is a place I could easily escape with Lilly (the main character) to any day. Great read; Great ending.
KittyCO More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting story, that was a bit unexpected. I felt like we got to know Lily, as a rather sad and isolated woman. She has spent her life focused on her business and career, leaving thoughts of family and settling down until she hits 35. Now her business has taken over her life until she has no life. Her dreams allow her an escape from a prison of her own creation. Caleb is a puzzle for me still. We never really get to know him. The authour touches breifly on who he is but it feels forced, like an afterthought. It was an entertaining short story. How much can you really delve into characters in 48 pages?
PenGin More than 1 year ago
I have to admit, I was a little put off when I realized the book was only 48 pages. However, as I started reading I really enjoied the authors descriptions of the places in so much detail. I love the story line and the thought of truly living your dreams in reality and on another level. I found myself wanting for more though, as if the book ended too soon. However there was closure. Overall it was a very enjoyable short story!
EmmaAusten More than 1 year ago
Thank God this was free. I actually stopped reading it like 10 pages in but decided that since it was only 48 total I would push through it. Now I wish I would have just deleted it. The whole concept of the plot is just messed up and so unrealistic. There isn't much development of the characters and it kind of jumps around. It has now been forever removed from my nook. I really just didn't ever want to have to look at the title again since I was such a pathetic waste of time. Even though it is free I wouldn't do it all over again.
DaisyLA More than 1 year ago
I didn't care for this book at all. I would have given it 1 star but didn't want to be that mean. It felt like the author just began the story in the middle and just headed straight for an ending. I was not impressed at all. Also once realizing the premise of the story, I was really done. Sorry but for me this was one I could've done without reading.
Carol Greene More than 1 year ago
takes you away for a short time, another time another place a sweet read when you just want to read something that is not so serious, let yourself believe,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Miranda Coronado More than 1 year ago
this was a cute story but it seemed like something that could be improved. i did like it though.
FancyPants_Poli More than 1 year ago
This short book was just adorable from beginning to end! I really thought the characters could be more well developed though, their relationship didn't go as deep as I would like...even their dialogues were kept to a minimum which was kinda frustrating at times. I could totally see this book transformed into a very successful romance novel though! Oh, and the end was just icing on the cake! Adorable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading this book was like discussing a romance with a girlfriend; hitting all the interesting parts but leaving out the every detail. The story could be developed into an interesting novel. I found myself thinking about the ancients and more of Lily's everyday life. Maybe that is what the author wanted. For us, the reader to take it where we needed it to go. Just like Alinora Overall a fun light read that I did not expect to be thinking about the next day.
CrPhantoms More than 1 year ago
Although it had a slow start and it had a strong ending. Definitely leaves you with a smile with it's albiet cliche' ending.
Anya11 More than 1 year ago
I liked this short book. I wished there was more, but the idea was, I thought, creative. The writing started off a little choppy, but flowed better as the author went on. I'd recommend it for a quick read to jog the mind for a bit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. It is interesting and makes you think. It's a great romance story meets science fiction. I would definantly recommend this book, especially because it's free. It is complete, with a conclusion and everything; unlike alot of the free ebooks.
mts1178 More than 1 year ago
This story is well written and interesting. After some of the free down loads I was skeptical about this but it was actually a very good story with a thought provoking storyline. If you like sci-fi or fantasy then you will enjoy this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth it; even for a free read, it's truly awful! The whole story and characters leave the reader wanting. I found myself mentally rewriting ways to enhance the character direction and plot the whole way through. I'm upset I even bothered reading, it was 48 pages too long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Needs an editor
Johnson0916 More than 1 year ago
154 pgs, short, ok, it seem like it was way to short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rarely review books i have not finished... but this was so bad i didnt make it ten pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very strange book. It seemed as if it was written by a child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute short story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This seemed like it was written in an evening. It could have been realky good but it just wasnt. Way too hurried with firced plot development.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jac2848- did not like nook sample
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried to read it and i couldnt even finish