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Meet prolific author Alana Lorens and her latest release #romance #supernaturalthriller #bookish



Alana Lorens has been a published writer for more than forty years, while working as a pizza maker, a floral designer, a journalist and a family law attorney. Currently a resident of foodie-heaven Asheville, North Carolina, the aging hippie loves her time in the smoky blue mountains.


She writes romance, suspense and romantic suspense as Alana Lorens. One of her novellas, THAT GIRL’S THE ONE I LOVE, is set in the city of Asheville during the old Bele Chere festival. She is the author of the Pittsburgh Lady Lawyers series, which draws on her 25 years as a family law attorney in the state of Pennsylvania. One of the causes close to her heart came from those years as well–the fight against domestic violence. She volunteered for many years at women’s shelters and provided free legal services to women and children in need, as well as developing a project through a grant from the US Department of Justice to provide legal services to low income victims of domestic violence, allowing them to escape abusive marriages and custody situations through case work and also classes teaching independence for finances and other necessary life skills.


She also indulges her going-to-the-stars fantasies writing as Lyndi Alexander, producing both sci-fi and fantasy stories, all of which include a little love, of course. The book series of her heart is the Color of Fear series, a YA post-apocalyptic saga that shows what happens when a virus attacks the Caucasian race and turns much of society upside down, and one lone white supremacist lives to spread his message of hatred again. The space opera series Horizon Crossover and urban fantasy series The Clan Elves of the Bitterroot round out her catalog.


Since she’s retired from her legal career to Asheville, she’s become a foster mother to dozens of cats, from bottle-fed to senior aged, and it has been a true joy. She is a proud member of the Asheville Cat Weirdos. She lives next to her summer garden with her daughter on the autism spectrum, who is the youngest of her seven children, and she is ruled by three crotchety old cats, and six kittens of various ages.


Writing is the dream she held since she was in fourth grade, when she sat by her window and wrote down in glorious, gory detail how her cat killed and ate a rabbit outside. This story was read aloud by her teacher, and she had her first audience. Her first paid work came at age 18, and she spent seven years as a journalist in south Florida, which helped inform her latest release, REMNANTS OF FIRE. Her first novel was written at age 14, and she sincerely hopes no one ever sees it. Now that she’s had a little more practice—25 published novels, to be exact—she’s pleased to meet all her new readers and inspire new writers! She will be teaching upcoming writing classes at Pensacon, Galaxycon and hopefully, the Pennwriters yearly conference in 2024, if you’d like to meet her in person and learn her secrets.






Title Remnants of Fire

Author Alana Lorens

Genre Supernatural thriller

Publisher Dragonfly Publishing Inc


Book Blurb


Looking for a fresh start, Sara Woods takes a job as a news reporter in a small town. Her first assignment for the Ralston Courier is to investigate of a string of deaths, all young women, all her age.


To deal with chronic back pain, she seeks help at a local healing center. She soon becomes convinced that there is something strange about the Goldstone Clinic. Its doctors and nurses are all the picture of perfect beauty and health, while their patients at first seem to improve and then mysteriously deteriorate.


Dr. Rick Paulsen, a physician at the local hospital, offers to teach Sara how to access her internal power, enhancing hidden skills and revealing secrets from her past. Police officer Brendon Zale also takes an interest in Sara, watching her every move and trying to get close to her.


The deeper she digs into the Goldstone, the harder it is to deny links to the paranormal. Can she figure out what is going on and who to trust before it’s too late?


Excerpt


The waiter brought the souvlaki and more bread. After he left, I leaned forward and put my elbows on the table. “So what’s going on here? Why did you call me?”


Rick’s blue eyes dissected me. “Because there’s something unusual about you.”


Oh, please. That was as bad as ‘What’s your sign, baby?’ “Do I seem naive enough to fall for that line?”


“Not really.” He speared a chunk of lamb and dipped it in the creamy cucumber sauce. “That doesn’t make it any less true. And I think you really care about Lily Kimball, and what happened to her.”


“Then you believe something ‘happened.’” Remembering his outburst at the hospital, I added, “You think she was killed by someone. You even know who.” I watched his face for reaction.


“I suspect. I don’t know.” He took a long drink of water, as if he were trying to swallow something unpalatable.


“But you haven’t gone to the police.” He shook his head. “Why not?”


When he didn’t answer, I asked again. “Why haven’t you gone to the police?”


“You don’t understand. The police won’t be any help in this matter.”


“They’re investigating her death—”


“They’re not investigating her death! They’re just going through the motions until everyone forgets about her and they can toss her file in a cabinet, never to be seen again!” He slapped his fork onto the table, a flush of anger suffusing his face, all the way to the tips of his ears. “Just like the others.”


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1 commento


lyndialexander
21 set 2023

Thanks so much for having me!

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