Lauren Grimley
Author, teacher, dreamer
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 Book 1 in the Alex Crocker Series

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Unforeseen by Lauren Grimley

Alex was sure gifted was a term delusional parents applied to their strictly average children, vampires were gorgeous dead guys in her eighth-grade girls' novels, and Seers was a middle schooler's misspelling of a department store known for power tools. Teachers, however, don't know everything—it’s Alex’s turn to be educated.

Running alone the night before school ends, Alex is violently attacked. She quickly learns she’s being hunted for possessing a gift she never wanted, one that could kill her or provide the power she’ll need to protect herself and those she cares for. Hunted for her gift and haunted by her dreams, Alex is driven to fight, even if it means allying herself with those just as deadly as her enemies.

Available now at
Barnes & Noble & Amazon.

Read two longer excerpts from the novel.

See the Extras page for deleted scenes, a glossary, and my writing playlist.

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Read what the reviewers are saying about Unforeseen:

To read the full reviews, click on the title.

Night Owl Reviews

"I enjoyed this book a great deal and found that the more I read the more I liked…The story flowed well and each character was well defined. I will read book two and cannot wait for it to come out." –reviewer Danatwnsnd

Readers Favorite

"Give me more! This book is irresistible, and made me sad that it ended. Alex is conceived as a woman that most women want to be like. She is someone who accomplishes things that seem impossible. Lauren Grimley spins a tale of suspense, pain, and yes ladies, a little bit of love. An enjoyable read from cover to cover. Ladies, grab yourself a good cup of tea and a cozy chair; you are going to want to get comfortable because you won’t want to put this one down." ­­–reviewer Robin Clark

In Libras Veritas review

"Now this was truly a great piece of vampire fiction, it had everything needed to keep me interested and ready for more. The writing is great, it’s strong and descriptive and really gives voice and life to the characters. It reminded me a bit of JR Ward’s style a bit but it’s not as aggressive in it’s delivery, it’s a bit more at ease and the descriptions are not as exaggerated. The plot is great and there is a good amount of depth and detail that goes into the world that really made me curious as to the things merely mentioned." -reviewer Michelle Gilmore

Nomi's Paranormal Palace

"The author was able to create a great new twist to the Vampire story. Alex is going to be a force to reckon with and she will be interesting to watch in the next books."

Book Passion for Life

"Unforeseen is an excellent start to a new paranormal urban fantasy series that is brimming with potential, this is very much a ‘getting to know you’ book as we are introduced to the world of vampires, covens and their traditions and a woman on the verge of becoming the most powerful Seer there ever was….and a weapon to bring to an end an age old war….. if the prophecy is to be believed!" -Reviewed by Melanie

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