Alora The Sleepy
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Poll: For my story Chroma, the Nate/Kon relationship should be nicknamed which - Non or Kate? Vote Now!
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Joined 10-10-06, id: 543310, Profile Updated: 11-26-23
Author has written 1 story for Romance.

Update (27 November 2023)

I have no idea if anyone is ever going to check this profile again. But on the off chance someone does ...

Hi. A lot's happened since 2015.

I properly finished Chroma, I sent it out to several agents in 2019, and I got several rejections. I put Chroma aside, said, "I'll revisit it sometime." By that point I'd been working on it for 11 years. I needed break.

I sent out this other weird short story I'd written. It got published, then won an award.

I wrote more short stories.

And noticed that what I was writing now was nothing like Chroma. Came to the difficult realisation that I'm not a YA writer anymore. Maybe I will be again one day, but for now I'm really far away from that. We're talking gothic, folk horror, serious adult themes. So I've made the decision to leave Chroma where it is, printed and filed neatly, in the cabinet next to my desk. I don't think I'll try to publish it again. It's not indicative of my writing anymore, and it's also just very of it's time. The world has moved on.

If you're reading this, you're a die hard. I am so grateful for your support for Chroma over the years. I don't think I could have finished it if I didn't have the reviews to keep me going.

If you are interested in what my writing is like now, here's my linktree.

If you're like, "Please, Alora, I am only here for Chroma," then shoot me an email at alorabyoung@. I'll send you the Google Doc.

Thanks again.


Update (24 November 2015)

Chroma has been removed from FP.

Please PM me for further details or if you'd like an update on how the drafting/prospective publishing process is going!


Update (16 November 2013)

Chroma is complete. The full story will be posted soon. =))


Update (2012)

So this is a thing that happened.

Chroma was nominated for SKoW Best Drama.
Konstantine was nominated for SKoW Best Main Character Portrayal.
And I was nominated for SKoW Best Breakout Author.
SKoW is an FP Romance awards site that I've been a fan of for years now.
And they nominated me.
And then the readers voted, and Konstantine won best MC.
Which is incredible.
And I'm so thankful.


My name is Alora.
I'm US born and Australia raised.

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The Inexplicable State of Being There by big.break.and.laryngitis reviews
Brody Hansen and I, we had a system. I didn't like him and he didn't like me, but we both liked watching each other undress. That's just what happened when you gave good-looking, hormonal teenagers bedroom windows that faced each other. Full sum inside.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 21 - Words: 78,291 - Reviews: 1158 - Favs: 1,533 - Follows: 652 - Updated: 12/12/2014 - Published: 12/4/2008 - Complete
Baby, I'm Not Finished by xoxluurve reviews
Maybe my eyes were directed at him too intently. But I wasn't stalking. Really. He didn't seem to agree with me.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 138,903 - Reviews: 2866 - Favs: 2,110 - Follows: 1,312 - Updated: 1/4/2011 - Published: 4/28/2008 - Complete
The Romancing of Tuesday Dennings by J.Wood and K.Ezer reviews
Tuesday: "My poetry is much more of who I am than any word sewage sure to come out of my figurative 'mouth' when I write this to you." Simon: "It doesn't matter. You make me break all my own rules."
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,178 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 8/12/2010 - Published: 6/21/2009
Rough Petals by Penelope P reviews
So was it a really big deal that I was getting paid for sex? It was a huge misunderstanding. And so what if that letter finally arrived which made my stomach roll. I would have handled it. It's his fault he made my life even more complicated.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 105,873 - Reviews: 1116 - Favs: 1,035 - Follows: 347 - Updated: 5/19/2009 - Published: 1/1/2009 - Complete
Ridiculous by WithoutException reviews
“Hey, River,” Addison said, casually, as she lay stretched out across her friend’s couch, “Why haven’t we ever dated?” A mildly ridiculous one-shot.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,142 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/16/2009 - Complete
Trouble Starts With a Q by Myrika reviews
Spin-off of Redux. All Devon wanted was to be left alone. She tried reasoning. She tried pleading. Eventually she even turned to blackmail. The problem was Quentin Maxwell had just never learned the meaning of the word 'no.' //REMOVED//
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 5,116 - Reviews: 3528 - Favs: 1,060 - Follows: 408 - Updated: 6/3/2008 - Published: 9/3/2007 - Complete
The Eleventh Annual Hide Or Die Summer Challenge by Le Meg reviews
The EAHoDSC is a long-standing tradition for Adelaide and her friends. But what happens when one of her other traditions - the delicious Charlie Harris - joins the fray? You know, besides the traditional inordinate amounts of sexual tension?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,394 - Reviews: 229 - Favs: 901 - Follows: 81 - Published: 3/28/2008 - Complete
Love Notes by The Cat Died Nobly reviews
To her, the class was possibly the dullest thing she could ever do. That is, until the day she found a little note written on her desk from a boy the period before her...and things got a little more interesting. Short, cute oneshot; NOW WITH A FOLLOW UP!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,508 - Reviews: 309 - Favs: 800 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 3/23/2008 - Published: 11/4/2007 - Complete
Sugar, We're Going Down by Ashlee Pond reviews
[Because we just adore falling, & playing all these silly little games] The result of mixing an angry teenage girl, too many prescription meds and Fall Out Boy. Interesting, decorative ramblings.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 522 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/8/2008 - Complete
Dare To Trust by Jenecis reviews
If you asked Rachel about trust, she'd say it's difficult, being outcasted at home and school. If you asked Jay, he'd give you that sexy Gothic smirk and say it isn't worth it. So why did he have to walk out of her bathroom and change everything? CH 12 UP
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 42,313 - Reviews: 564 - Favs: 370 - Follows: 386 - Updated: 8/21/2007 - Published: 11/22/2005
Smooth Move by DancingChaChaFruit reviews
.FIN. I was starting to think he was my bad luck charm. After all, it was no coincidence that I embarrassed myself every time I saw him. Just throw in bookstores, sisters, best friends, blind dates, and dentists, and you’ve got my newly complicated life.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 123,225 - Reviews: 1412 - Favs: 1,419 - Follows: 376 - Updated: 8/10/2007 - Published: 2/25/2007 - Complete
Chroma reviews
Oh, yes. Nate Rochester was someone you could fall in love with at first sight. I might have, had he not ruined the moment with, "There's a difference between people-watching and stalking, you know." Inspired by Something Corporate's 'Konstantine'. /REMOVED/
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 409 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 294 - Updated: 11/23/2015 - Published: 1/21/2010 - Complete