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message 1: by Frédérique (new)

Frédérique | 8 comments Hey everyone,

My name is Frederique and i'm 27 years old. I'm from Belgium and my mother tongue is french but I'm fluent in English and only read Books in English. I have 2 master degrees in History of Art and archaeology and am passionnate about WW2. I have been working for 3 years with deaf people and also people with disabilities.

I would love to beta read for authors. I usually read 3 to 5 books a week and have free time to help. I would also be glad to help someone writing a story about french speaking or french characters or about characters interested in museum, archaeology, history, art... I'd love to be helpfull so don't hesitate to send a pm. I forgot to tell you i'm crazy about romantic stories

Have a nice day


message 2: by Mary (new)

Mary Alderete | 19 comments Frédérique wrote: "Hey everyone,

Bonjour!

Would you be willing to take on a horror thriller? It is not a romance but there are romantic relationships in the story.

Thank you,
Mary

My name is Frederique and i'm 27 years old. I'm from Belgium and my mother tongue is french but I'm fluent in English and only read Books in English. I have 2 master degrees in Hist..."



message 3: by Paul (new)

Paul Weil Frederique, If you are interested email me at pauldweil@yahoo.com
If you are interested in reading for me let me know.

I am seeking beta-readers for my manuscript prior to acquiring representation and publishing.
Premise:
I am happy to introduce my novel to you; Themis. It is the first book in a planned series of five.
Themis centers on twelve foster siblings, their Uncle, and Sarah Castle, a twenty something London celebrity journalist who falls for one of them whilst following up on a story.
As she becomes involved with this incredible family, she discovers they are far more than just a group of gifted young people. Sarah becomes embroiled in events of enormous global significance and she is exposed to things she cannot rationally explain.
Torn between the fear of her life spiraling out of control and discovering the love of a family she never had, Sarah begins to understand that her role is far more than just an observer. She becomes a vital part of these events and the world transforming results that will surely happen.
All twelve of the siblings have gifts that can only be described as supernatural, all different but all working for the same purpose -- to advance the ideals of The Themis Foundation, the creation of their mysterious Uncle Titus.
Standing in the way are dark forces, hell bent on stopping Titus and his family from their goal of taking humanity into a golden age of peace and light.
This novel, set all around the globe, runs about 88,000 words and weaves fantasy and science fiction elements with adventure and romance. It will appeal to Young Adult and New Adult audiences.
Synopsis:
Sarah Castle, a budding celebrity reporter in London, stumbles on a mystery and a family of twelve unusual young people whilst trying to get an interview with Henry Baxter, an eighteen year old unknown runner who just won The London Marathon. In pursuit of a story that she hopes will give her status at the paper, she falls for him, and his enigmatic foster siblings.
As events unfold she discovers they are much more than they seem, and she experiences things that can only be described as supernatural. Things that she cannot logically explain, including a cottage that despite seeming modest from the outside, is infinitely large inside with doors that open all over the world. Sarah also begins to realize that her proximity to them might just get her killed.
By time she meets Uncle Titus and becomes involved with The Themis Foundation; an organization determined to transform the world and bring about a golden age of peace and prosperity, Sarah knows that this is her destiny -- whatever the cost. In fact the cost becomes very high, as her own brother appears to have been taken by dark forces determined to stop The Foundation from achieving its goal.
In Themis, Sarah discovers the family she desperately wants, and finds herself at the center of events that might change the destiny of all humanity.
As the family hatch their plan to transform the fates of the most disadvantaged people on earth, they are continuously attacked by a man called Lars and his master, Cadiz; an enigmatic billionaire with as many secrets as Titus himself. At the very moment when The Foundation is poised to implement their plan, Marianna Lima (one of the siblings, and the architect of revolutionary inventions that promise total freedom from the blights of poverty), is kidnapped.
It soon becomes apparent that her kidnapping is no more than a trap for Titus, the true target of Cadiz. The final section of the book culminates in a race to free her, protect her plan, and survive the darkness that threatens to destroy everything.
Themis is part one in a five book series and the conclusion of the story sets the stage for part two, where relationships will be tested, battles will be fought and the twelve will learn their true identities.


message 4: by Frédérique (new)

Frédérique | 8 comments Paul wrote: "Frederique, If you are interested email me at pauldweil@yahoo.com
If you are interested in reading for me let me know.

I am seeking beta-readers for my manuscript prior to acquiring representation..."


Hey Paul your story sounds really interesting. My e-mail adress is fredherin@hotmail.com

What are your expectations for the beta Readers?

Bye

Frederique


message 5: by Caroline Cairn (new)

Caroline Cairn | 22 comments Hello Frederique,

Fellow French speaker here, though reading and writing in English. I'm so glad to see someone else here on GR speaking my mother tongue!

I have a manuscript, Forever and One Week, that needs some help, and I would love to get your opinion on how to make it better. It's paranormal romance, but with a strong contemporary feel.

The blurb:
The Spirits of Saoradh, who carry the guilt of a crime they committed when they were alive, now spend their ghostly days in the Void, dark nothingness where time and space are distorted. Until they get bound to a human. As often as needed, that human can call them to the real world, ask them to grant a wish, then send them back to the Void. The Spirits also have to follow strict rules or be punished, unaware that they can earn their redemption through a selfless sacrifice.

Spirit Logan despises the obedience he has to show to his humans, and prefers the enjoyable solitude of the Void. For three years, he has managed to threaten them into severing their bond, thus having his memory wiped of their existence. Except his latest human, an emotionless woman with a secret past, isn’t scared of him. Worse, she doesn’t care about his ability to make wishes come true.
Tessa, a twenty-six-year-old nursery teacher in Fort William, Scotland, doesn’t expect a sullen ghost only she can see and touch to burst through her solid defences. Both dismayed and intrigued, she offers Logan a deal he can’t refuse: to live with her in the human world for one week, at the end of which she will agree to release him.
Slowly, Tessa braves through the safety of her detachment towards people to show Logan some kindness. But the more her feelings deepen, the more Logan increases his distance…

Let me know if it's something you would read. No worries if it's not your style, I can't please everybody!

Caroline.

PS: I write in British English. Je dis cela parce que les Americaines ont tendance a corriger mes mots britanniques lol.


message 6: by Frédérique (new)

Frédérique | 8 comments Hey Caroline,

It feels Nice to Know we are not alone. I'd love to help you. My email adress is fredherin@hotmail.com

Est-ce que ca te dirais qu on chatte pour parler de ton livre?

À bientôt

Frederique


message 7: by Caroline Cairn (new)

Caroline Cairn | 22 comments Frédérique wrote: "Hey Caroline,

It feels Nice to Know we are not alone. I'd love to help you. My email adress is fredherin@hotmail.com

Est-ce que ca te dirais qu on chatte pour parler de ton livre?

À bientôt
..."


Je viens d'envoyer un mail!


message 8: by Lucille (new)

Lucille Turner | 2 comments Frédérique wrote: "Hey everyone,

My name is Frederique and i'm 27 years old. I'm from Belgium and my mother tongue is french but I'm fluent in English and only read Books in English. I have 2 master degrees in Hist..."


Hi Frédérique,
Would you be interested in beta reading my historical novel? I am half French but I write in English. I am already a published author, but I would like to have my second novel read before I start editing it further. Can you help?
Thanks
Lucille


message 9: by Martin (new)

Martin Rinehart Frédérique wrote: "Hey everyone,

My name is Frederique and i'm 27 years old. I'm from Belgium and my mother tongue is french but I'm fluent in English and only read Books in English. I have 2 master degrees in Hist..."


Belgium is dominating the news here in the U.S., sorry to say. Condolences to you and your entire country, Frederique.

If you are still beta reading, what genre(s)?


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