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Nicole Sewell (nic0lesewell) | 6 comments I'm looking for a few beta readers to look at my 52k contemporary YA romance. The blurb is below. This is a massive rewrite of a book I queried last year. I want to know if the religious aspects are too heavy-handed and if you find the story interesting.
I'm not looking to pay for beta reading and I already have an editor/proofreader lined up, but I'd be willing to do a beta swap if you have a similar story (I typically read YA and NA.).

15-year-old Alaina Roberts can count on one hand the number of times she’s left Shiloh, a cult compound in the North Georgia mountains. After being found beaten in a shed during an FBI raid, she’s forced to leave the only home she’s ever known and live among the sinners she’s been raised to fear. At first, she does her best to resist the influences of her Aunt Beth and Cousin Holly, worried that their kindness is a deception meant to lead her astray. But when she learns the truth about Shiloh and its leaders during court supervised visits with her mother, things get far more complicated.

The rules that she’s always lived by don’t make any sense outside of Shiloh. And the people she’s been told are evil are anything but. Particularly Adam, the blue-eyed boy that Alaina can’t seem to stay away from.

As her relationship with Adam develops, Alaina learns some hard truths about her mother. Now believing herself to be a prophetess, her mother is hell-bent on saving Alaina’s soul and will go to any extreme to turn her from her “sinful” ways, even if it means someone has to die.

ReadWriteLove28 Hi! Your novel sounds interesting and I would be glad to discuss beta reading for you. For more information on my beta reading services, please look at the information on my blog and contact me through there.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing back from you,

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