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Christyp
10-19-2013, 07:00 AM
I'm in need of a beta reader but can't seem to get a "real" one, a committed one, or one who is more than just a "fan". I tried to the FB route because I have over 1600 friends, a majority of whom are in the industry. I had a wonderful one, but she had to get a full time job on top of going to school and five kids. TOTALLY understandable. I've been asked to trade beta reads and I'll be honest...I suck at beta reading. I get too lost in a story and forget to edit, or I get insecure about trying to edit someone else's work after offering a fellow writer some pointers and getting nailed publicly for it. (long story) Others offered and all I would get back was "I like it" if I got anything back. (Yay for them. They got a free read, if they even read it.)

So, here I am, on bended knee, pleading with those who are good at beta reading, who love to read urban fantasy, who are not squeamish or prude (some gore and a sex scene) to read through my book. I'm in the talks with a pub and I want to make sure it's tip top shape before going to the editor (if I choose to go with these guys. If not, I want it tip top before I send it out again). I've read the book so many times I can no longer see the forest through the trees.

If you're interested, have the time, and know way more than I do about beta reading either reply here or PM me and I'll send you the prologue and/or first chapter. If you like what you read and we mesh I will be the most grateful person you will ever meet to actually be my beta reader. PLEASE!!!! I need someone who knows what they're doing! I'm beyond blind to my own work!

Okay, now that I'm done begging, I'll look forward to hearing from...someone...anyone...please?

MartinaMay
10-19-2013, 06:18 PM
I sent you a PM.

jlstov
10-20-2013, 12:29 AM
Sening you a PM for some info.

T Robinson
10-20-2013, 06:01 AM
I just sent you a PM.

T Robinson
10-20-2013, 07:22 AM
It is back in your hands.