So, I haven’t entirely dropped off the face of the earth and become solely a book reviewer – not that there’s anything wrong with that! 😉 I’ve been hard at work in my (ha!) “spare” time on a new book, and now I’m almost to the point where it’s time to let a few people in to have a look.
What I’m looking for are “beta readers.” If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s not editing, it’s just reading with a critical eye. I depend on my beta readers to tell me that certain parts aren’t working, or certain characters aren’t believable, or that I’ve made some giant, glaring error. I usually send a few questions along with a .pdf file of the manuscript, and ask that the readers also give their general comments.
As usual, I’m not so good at sticking to a particular genre, so I’m describing this as a New Adult romance with a slightly paranormal/spiritual bent. No vampires or werewolves, though. It’s about how we deal with tragedy, and the aftermath; it’s about fate vs free will; and it’s about love, and letting go. And that’s all I’m going to tell you!
I don’t normally look for beta readers this way, but I’ve decided that I have such fantastic readers in general, that I’d like to open up my search a bit more, so that perhaps someone may come along that I would never have thought to ask. If you’re interested, please contact me using the contact form below, and tell me a little bit about yourself.
Please note that I will only select between 3-5 people, and I’m looking for a good cross-section of readers, so please don’t be offended if you don’t hear back from me! Also, I intend to send the manuscript out by the end of the month at the latest (hopefully sooner), so if you won’t have time in the next few weeks, you can always catch me next time.
Hope to hear from you soon!
PS – I thank everyone for their interest – it’s been wonderful! I have sent the manuscript off now, so we’ll see what happens!