Alters by Erin Lee Author
Alters (Lola, Party of Eight Book 1)
Meet Lola Murray—and the seven other personalities who live in her head…
A patient at the Rosewood Hospital for Mental Wellness, Lola struggles to cope with Dissociative Identity Disorder—or alters as she calls her many egos.
Their names are Maria, Tim, Clare, Zoe, Frog, Rabbit, and Samantha—all ranging in age, gender, and with wildly different personalities. But with five women and two men battling to live their lives through Lola, it’s only a matter of time before someone wins…
Therapy sessions threaten the survival of the group…
With the help of Lola’s therapist, she’s able to better understand the many personalities living in her head. They are like life-long friends, and their presence is all Lola has ever known. Without them, she’d be in this big world all by herself, and that is even more paralyzing than the alternative her doctor has suggested—merge all seven personalities into one, dominant Lola.
Fifty-one years is long enough…
With release from the hospital coming up fast, Lola’s alters scramble to prevent being erased. But after fifty-one years of hosting their lives while struggling for her own—when will it be her turn to live? Lola has to consider life outside of the institution. Friends, a job, and maybe even romance—how will she function with so many people making choices for her?
As her first act of independence, Lola must decide. Will she live the rest of her life as herself, or as Lola, party of eight?
Host (Lola, Party of Eight Book 2)
Two arms, two legs, ten fingers, ten toes. One brain, seven alter egos and one host.
Sometimes, the numbers just don’t add up.
After more than thirty years in a mental hospital, Dissociative Identity Disorder patient Lola Murray thought she’d finally silenced the voices, but it doesn’t take long for Lola to realize her alters are back. This time, they refuse to be silenced.
After months of lying dormant, Lola’s seven alters are determined to be heard by the world. Will Lola be strong enough to reclaim her life?
Or will she once again allow her alters to take charge?
Merge (Lola, Party of Eight Book 3)
Lola was never any good at math. Just thinking about it makes her head hurt: Two arms, two legs, ten fingers, ten toes. One brain, eight alter egos. Sometimes, the numbers just don’t add up. Of course, it doesn’t help that an unknown factor has been added to the equation – a new alter who insists he has all the answers.
After more than thirty years in a mental hospital, Dissociative Identity Disorder patient Lola Murray thought she’d finally silenced the voices. But after her mother’s death, Lola finds herself right back where she started, plus one.
As she lays dormant in a mental hospital, her eight alter egos must decide—once and for all—to merge or let Lola go forever. What does it take to get a control freak, a know-it-all, a recluse, a comedian, a dreamer, a protector, a techy, and a child to agree? It’s really a matter of how you, they, or “we” see the bigger equation. Is it possible for nine to become one? Nine lives. One body.
Will a merge finally set them free?