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message 1: by Kelli (last edited Dec 19, 2018 09:28PM) (new)

Kelli W (space_panda) | 8 comments My credentials: English Lit BA, partial Rhetoric & Teaching of Writing MS cert, partial Modern Languages: French BA, partial Linguistics MS. (I worked at a university so I took classes in whatever subject I enjoyed)

I'm interested in reading: romance, fantasy, paranormal, LGBTQ+ novels/shorts. Adult themes are ok, but only with adult characters please. No infidelity.

When I read I keep track of character development, plot, and themes. I'm not really interested in editing grammar or word choices atm, I'll only mention if it jumps out at me.

I'm not big on whimsy so if your writing style is closer to Prachett, maybe pass.

Soft limit of 80k words, one or two week turn around. Comment or PM if you're interested :)


message 2: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Brown | 2 comments Hi Kelli,

I have a LGBTQ Romance Suspense. Would you be interested in this genre? If so I can send you the blurb or a sample for you to see if you want to read the full MS.


message 3: by Kelli (last edited Dec 19, 2018 09:50PM) (new)

Kelli W (space_panda) | 8 comments Danielle wrote: "Hi Kelli,

I have a LGBTQ Romance Suspense. Would you be interested in this genre? If so I can send you the blurb or a sample for you to see if you want to read the full MS."


Hi Danielle,
I'd love to read a blurb! Feel free to PM me :)

-Kelli


message 4: by Margaret (new)

Margaret | 28 comments Hi Kelli!

I hope you can beta read the first 5 chapters of my YA Fantasy Novel, Caged Kingdom. It is around 10k words. This is the blurb:

Thirteen years old Ayla is angry. She is angry at her uncle for selling her off for some cheap bucks, angry at being kept in a cage like some animal, angry at being treated like she was nothing. But she isn’t sure what to feel when she is shoved head first into the betrayal and magic and wonder that came along with the Morguis.

The Morguis are creatures with power and magic, and they are organising a Tournament to find the bride for their Prince. At first, she wants the power that could come with the opportunity but as time goes by, it is clear that she is nothing but a pawn for the greater scheme of things. Rebels are starting to attack. Demons are getting stronger, day and day.

Ixan is not a place for a human girl.

Caged Kingdom is the first book of a series, Birth of a Dark Queen.

Note - This is not a cliche ‘girl goes into a dangerous tournament and wins and the prince falls in love with her’ story nor does she join the rebels. I have used a lot of YA cliches and tropes and tried turned them around. This story has magic, betrayal, secrets, friendships, many twists and a bit of romance. It’s pretty fast paced and humorous in places and dark in other. If you are interested, please contact me.

Thank you so so much
Margaret.


message 5: by L.L. (new)

L.L. Ash (llashmedia) | 40 comments Hey Kelli,
I've got a 63,000 word contemporary romance if you're interested!
It's steamy and has adult language.

Here's the blurb -



BOYFRIEND BY THE HOUR:
MINUTEMEN SERIES BOOK 1

Serge has the best job on earth. What is that job? Well, he’s one of the highest paid escorts in New York City. He lives the high life, until he meets a woman who changes everything for him.

Adele is a powerful CEO who has everything money can buy. But money can’t buy you a warm body between the sheets at night or company on lonely evenings. Or can it? After getting his secret number, Adele meets the city’s top escort who really knows how to take care of things. It’s a perfect system, until feelings get involved.

Nothing good can come out of falling love with your boyfriend by the hour. Too bad it already happened.


message 6: by Kelli (new)

Kelli W (space_panda) | 8 comments L.L. wrote: "Hey Kelli,
I've got a 63,000 word contemporary romance if you're interested!
It's steamy and has adult language.

Here's the blurb -



BOYFRIEND BY THE HOUR:
MINUTEMEN SERIES BOOK 1

Serge has th..."


Hi LL,
I'm definitely interested! PM me and I'll send you my email address :)

-Kelli


message 7: by Savanna (new)

Savanna | 1 comments Hello! I have an approximately 70,000-word fantasy/romance novel that I have recently completed. The novel does contain some adult language and chapters. If you would be interested, I would love to send you a blurb or sample!
Thank you!!


message 8: by Kelli (new)

Kelli W (space_panda) | 8 comments Savanna wrote: "Hello! I have an approximately 70,000-word fantasy/romance novel that I have recently completed. The novel does contain some adult language and chapters. If you would be interested, I would love to..."

Hey Savanna, PM me a blurb? Romance is one of my favorite genres :D


message 9: by Kelli (new)

Kelli W (space_panda) | 8 comments Taylor wrote: "Hello, I have a finished fantasy manuscript approximately around 90,000 words. The novel is aimed at adults so has adult language and scenes.

I'm looking to self publish in the next 6 months so w..."


Hey Taylor, PM me a blurb? I'm definitely interested!


message 10: by Liv (new)

Liv Hauvuy (livhauvuy) | 29 comments Hi Kelli! my manuscript isn't finished yet so I'm just looking for a first 50 pages/few chapters sort of beta. It's a Y/A fantasy novel called Liar Liar, here's a short blurb:

In a culture of despair live people controlled by their fear of Liars--those with the mere ability to tell untruths. Koathe and Anna live in this world, where their kind is hunted and killed. Living in hiding, the girls are forced to show their true colors, all the while battling for acceptance, love, and understanding. Can a belief that has lasted hundreds of years be defeated? Or are Liars truly an evil in need of extermination?

Let me know if you're interested! Thanks!


message 11: by Kelli (new)

Kelli W (space_panda) | 8 comments Liv wrote: "Hi Kelli! my manuscript isn't finished yet so I'm just looking for a first 50 pages/few chapters sort of beta. It's a Y/A fantasy novel called Liar Liar, here's a short blurb:

In a culture of des..."


Hi Liv, that's a really interesting take- PM me and I'll send you my email!


message 12: by Jenni (new)

Jenni Lynn | 63 comments Hi Kelli, it looks like you're getting a pretty good response, but if you're still looking when you're finished with the others I have a romantic suspense. It's approx. 80k.
Blurb- When Kennedy Rivers buys a used textbook the last thing she expects to find is a mysterious letter inside. Locating its author becomes her sole focus and leads her down a path filled with both unimaginable danger and unexpected romance.

While posing as a student to search for his missing sister, Silas Brennen finds his perfect match in Kennedy. But the timing couldn’t be worse and keeping this headstrong woman out of harm’s way proves more difficult for him with each clue they uncover.

With the lies piling up and outside forces tearing the two apart will they ever discover the truth? Or will they only find themselves saying goodbye?.
Pm me if you're interested. Thanks!!


message 13: by Kelli (new)

Kelli W (space_panda) | 8 comments Jenni wrote: "Hi Kelli, it looks like you're getting a pretty good response, but if you're still looking when you're finished with the others I have a romantic suspense. It's approx. 80k.
Blurb- When Kennedy Ri..."


Hi Jenni- I read pretty fast, and I have a lot of spare time right now XD
I'm definitely interested- PM me and I'll send you my email address :)


message 14: by J.B. (new)

J.B. Lawrence (JBLawrence) | 15 comments Hi there Kelli,
I have been writing a paranormal romance series that I have finished book one and would love some insight.
The book is a little over 52K in words. Here is a little brub

Tristen lived peacefully on his family farm with his parents not knowing of the growing threat beyond their homelands. When an invading force is launched into a wide scale attack by a feared Fae dark King, who wishes to rule the land and all within it. He is reunited with seven other warriors like him in order to survive in a brutal world and exterminate their enemy.

Peyton Wolcott is a warmhearted, spirited mother who learns of her family's supernatural ties after discovered her Fae ancestry. After a suspicious coincidence, she is catapulted into a thrilling adventure. Can she trust the violent, steamy warrior who claims he would follow her to the ends of the earth? 

This is book one of a seven book Paranormal series. The series follows seven warriors whose race has been wiped out. Their quest is to find their Forsaken loves in order to rebuild their race. As they protect their precious gift, they are faced with suspense, romance, action, and mystery along the way. All while in the attempts to defeat and destroy their enemy the Fae.

Please let me know if your interested! Thank you so much for your time.


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