View Full Version : Looking For A Beta Reader For My Vampire Novel

Darren Frey
04-09-2011, 10:21 PM
I have wrote a 40,000 word vampire novel. I feel as if it is missing something. I think the descriptions of all the locations are sufficient, but I canot help but to think it just lacks. If anyone is interested in helping me please PM and I will send you a synopsis for you to see if it is something you would like to help me with.


Darren Frey
04-09-2011, 11:21 PM
If it will help, here is a brief idea of what my book is about.

Julian Frost is alone. Losing his family to murder and tragedy, he finds himself frequenting a late night coffee shop. It is not until he meets a mysterious woman that he begins to feel emotions again. Little does Julian know that he is in the presence of a vampire. He quickly falls in love with her as he slowly learns the truth about her. Fearing the worst, Julian confronts her and learns the truth. It is now up to Julian to decide whether or not he will leave mortality behind to be with his love forever and seek out to avenge his family's murder.

04-10-2011, 07:03 PM
Welcome to AW!

That sounds like a compelling story. Have you considered posting a chapter or two in the Share Your Work forum for critique? You're only 12 posts away from being able to do so, and posting in SYW would garner more opinions than a beta reader -- albeit over less of your work. I think it would be a great way to start.

Darren Frey
04-10-2011, 08:20 PM
Thanks for the advice. I found a beta reader already. I also plan on posting the first chapter or two in the SYW section when I get 50 posts. The reason I also chose to use a beta reader is because I do not want to post my entire story on the site. Id like to leave some of it a mystery in hopea that one day it will be published and readers can enjoy it the way it is meant to be enjoyed in paperback or hardcover.

04-10-2011, 08:27 PM
Congratulations! I look forward to seeing your work in SYW.

Darren Frey
04-10-2011, 08:55 PM
Thanks, hopefully I will have enough posts today to post it.

Darren Frey
04-18-2011, 02:00 AM
Due to personal problems my beta reader is unable to read my story. If anyone else would be willing to read it and give me some good advice please PM me.

04-18-2011, 05:22 AM
Ariel, I don't want to speak for the forum owners, but I think the 50-post requirement is just for SYW posting, not for beta-ing someone's novel. If you want to beta read Morningrise's novel, and if he's willing, then that's an arrangement that's strictly between the two of you.

04-30-2011, 07:36 PM
I'll volunteer. Frost is the last name of my female MC. LOL I need something to read. ;-)