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message 1: by J.L. (last edited Nov 12, 2013 08:48AM) (new)

J.L. | 48 comments New Draft is Ready!!!

I need Beta Readers who will provide feedback for a Sci-fi Fantasy Middle Grade Novel. Think The Hunger Games meets Percy Jackson. (86.6K Words / 294 pages / PG-10: Action, Violence, Light Romance, Implied Language)

Summary: In the future the world is divided. All communications have been severed: no telephones, Internet, or anything to send information. Now with the world in the midst of their fourth war in eighty years, the warring powers decide to send children on the dangerous mission to take messages back and forth to the battlefield. Adrian Zeno is such a child, brought in from the Outlands and placed on the front lines of a war that will be won or lost based on the information he carries.

While this is my first novel, I’ve successfully sold two independent feature films and I’m currently working on a short film for this book project. A detailed critique is not necessary, but I really need honest feedback on the story and the characters. I do have a small questionnaire, for those who don’t want to worry with a write up. But I’m open even to “hey I liked it” “hey I didn’t”. Although the more information I have the better. :-) First 19 pages are available for download off my blog link below.

This should be my next to last draft (only making minor changes based on new reviews). I’ve had ten betas so far, with an average rating of about a 3.75 to 4.25 out of 5. I had one person to really enjoy it, reading it multiple times, and I’ve had one person to DNF it. My ratings so far have been varied like any book. Now I’m hoping for a “few good readers” who wouldn’t mind taking a look at the newest and next to last draft.

Thanks
jlstovall4 at yahoo.com

http://josephlstovall.blogspot.com/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Hq...


message 2: by Ray (new)

Ray Daley | 33 comments I'll give that a go!

raypdaley182@hotmail.com
mark your email beta-reading, I'll take MOBI if available.
Let me know from here when you send it.


message 3: by J.L. (new)

J.L. | 48 comments Hey Ray! Thanks a bunch. I'm finishing up with some Betas now, so let me clean up a few things in the text, and I'll send it right over. Give me a week and you'll have it in your inbox. Thanks so much!


message 4: by Bex (new)

Bex (discobandit) If you're still in need of a beta reader, I'd love to read it!

rjswaney@gmail.com


message 5: by J.L. (new)

J.L. | 48 comments Awesome Rebecca, I'll email you in about 10 days once I get the new version completed with updates from the last Beta Read. Thank you guys so much!


message 6: by Barry (new)

Barry Bonham sounds like something that would interest me as well. If you still need Beta readers I am available.

bbonham@rogers.com


message 7: by J.L. (new)

J.L. | 48 comments Thanks Barry. Another 7 days or so and the new version will be ready. I'll make sure to include you. Thanks so much!


message 8: by J.L. (new)

J.L. | 48 comments Thanks so much guys! You should all have received the beta read. I just sent it over. I hope you enjoy it! If anyone else whats to check it out, please let me know.


message 9: by Ray (new)

Ray Daley | 33 comments You should have my update on this in your inbox.


message 10: by J.L. (new)

J.L. | 48 comments I need Beta Readers who will provide feedback for a Sci-fi Fantasy Middle Grade Novel. Think The Hunger Games meets Percy Jackson. (86.6K Words / 294 pages / PG-10: Action, Violence, Light Romance, Implied Language)

Summary: In the future the world is divided. All communications have been severed: no telephones, Internet, or anything to send information. Now with the world in the midst of their fourth war in eighty years, the warring powers decide to send children on the dangerous mission to take messages back and forth to the battlefield. Adrian Zeno is such a child, brought in from the Outlands and placed on the front lines of a war that will be won or lost based on the information he carries.

While this is my first novel, I’ve successfully sold two independent feature films and I’m currently working on a short film for this book project. A detailed critique is not necessary, but I really need honest feedback on the story and the characters. I do have a small questionnaire, for those who don’t want to worry with a write up. But I’m open even to “hey I liked it” “hey I didn’t”. Although the more information I have the better. :-) First 19 pages are available for download off my blog link below.

This should be my next to last draft (only making minor changes based on new reviews). I’ve had ten betas so far, with an average rating of about a 3.75 to 4.25 out of 5. I had one person to really enjoy it, reading it multiple times, and I’ve had one person to DNF it. My ratings so far have been varied like any book. Now I’m hoping for a “few good readers” who wouldn’t mind taking a look at the newest and next to last draft.

Thanks
jlstovall4 at yahoo.com

http://josephlstovall.blogspot.com/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Hq...


message 11: by Ray (new)

Ray Daley | 33 comments Having already read and offered views, I'll pass on the update.


message 12: by Harry (new)

Harry Nelson | 26 comments If you're in to film making, check out my post on The Lucid Dream Future. Do you have any thoughts on turning a story like that into a feature film? That was the original concept (and/or a comic book series)
Harry


message 13: by J.L. (new)

J.L. | 48 comments Harry wrote: "If you're in to film making, check out my post on The Lucid Dream Future. Do you have any thoughts on turning a story like that into a feature film? That was the original concept (and/or a comic ..."

I'll go and take a look. Thanks


message 14: by J.L. (new)

J.L. | 48 comments Ray wrote: "Having already read and offered views, I'll pass on the update."

Thanks again for reading. Your comments to help me after the 4th draft were great.


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