Beta Readers?

Anyone interested in doing beta reading for me? What’s beta reading? Well, a beta reader is someone who gets an early draft of a forthcoming book, reads it, and provides feedback and when the book is published, an honest review. It’s a quid pro quo. I give you a free book, you give me your opinion and that honest review. I’m not looking for copy editing (you can ignore formatting, punctuation, and minor grammar errors—my editor loves to toast my cookies over those things, and who am I to deny her her fun?), just comments on the content, what worked, what didn’t work, if it’s too long, too short, which passages (if any) were confusing, etc. I write mostly M/M erotica/romance in the dark urban fantasy/paranormal genres, so 18+ only please, and if you’re familiar with the genre itself, that helps. If you’re interested, please comment below. I’m gathering names and contact info at the moment, and will put together a group, either email or Facebook, when I have enough folks. Turn around time will generally be about 2 weeks, though longer around the holidays, like now.

Copies will be PDF and will be watermarked. They’re not to be shared or discussed outside the group of beta readers. Let me hear from you!

8 thoughts on “Beta Readers?

  1. I find your Fallow Moon Series intriguing and would enjoy the opportunity to be a beta reader;
    *and, smile when I suggest your ‘editor’ do a better job of editing. Happy Holidays!


      1. Hi Suzana, yes, I am on Facebook. I’ve only read your books via Kindle; however, only made comments to you here. I prefer not make comments to the general public when pointing out mistakes.


      2. Thank you. That is appreciated. Many extremely talented, traditionally published authors, such as Sir Terry Pratchett, have errors that slip through. This doesn’t mean that they didn’t have an ‘editor,’ as you styled it. I assure you, I do.


      3. I know! I made the comment about the editor because I read you had one (who you most likely pay for).
        I read a lot more than most and see errors in all types of publications. Makes me nuts the an unaware author paid for bad editing. Geez, you should not have to go back and edit the editor. I meant no offense to you. I enjoyed your books.


      4. Just to let you know, that’s my author account on FB and I’m not signed into it a lot, since it appears that FB is moving toward disallowing accounts that aren’t in the legal name of the account holder. Suzana is a pen name. It may take me a bit to respond to a PM there.


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