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message 1: by Rosalie (new)

Rosalie (roi-bree) | 28 comments I am looking for a new beta reading project. (Completed manuscripts only, please!)

I've beta read several books that have gone on to be printed. I love dealing with world-building, character development, and plot flow. I prefer Cozy Mysteries, YA Romance, Fantasy, SciFi, or dystopian.

(Nothing dark with witches, werewolves, shifters, religious cults, horror, thrillers, etc.)

I will supply a 2-3 page feedback letter that covers the topics mentioned above.

Please PM me a synopsis, and I will pick one to work on. If you could include what type of feedback you are looking at and word count, that would be appreciated.


message 2: by Ali (new)

Ali Benice | 130 comments Hi Rosalie,
Here's my book's query letter. Although it's an MG book, I still think you can find it intruguing.

I’m seeking representation for my 49,400 word, pessimistic in a healthy dose, dark humour upper MG magical realism novel, A WEEKEND TRIP FROM THE AFTERLIFE.
In the year 2080, 14-year-old underachiever Joe finds a semi-translucent, sepia-coloured man in his room and panics. He assumes the stranger to be the holographic operating system he’s purchased, but his mother Lina figures out the man’s true nature; the spirit of Joe’s great-great-great-something-grandfather who died in the 1880s. The ghost wishes to see the world and know everything that happened after his passing.
Sepia man soon realizes that the world’s gone through natural disasters. Old skyscrapers are more than halfway below the poisonous, zombie fish lurking seawater. The sun rays are scorching, and the consumer culture is at its peak. Still, life goes on as if everything’s normal. Joe’s mocked by his crush, sepia man’s disappointed by the new era, and both have the worst time of their lives and deaths. Let down by humanity, the duo hit rock bottom. They talk about the past, the future, and books, taking strength from one another.
Joe starts an uprising in his class, thinking he’s been deceived by the adults about history throughout his entire life. Things get settled with a message sent by sepia man.
A WEEKEND TRIP FROM THE AFTERLIFE is a character-centric novel which leads our past and future into being disappointed with one another by bringing them together in strange a time. It speaks to children of ages 10 to 13 and has similarities to John Boyne's “The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket” and Terry Pratchett’s “Johnny Maxwell” books. The dynamic between my two MCs also resembles a light version of what the show “Rick and Morty” has. You may find sample illustrations I made for this book here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/17258...
I am a writer, translator and illustrator, mostly working on children’s literature. My books have been published thrice and awarded twice in Turkey by major publishers. This book has been published in 2014 only in Turkish, which would by no means harm any potential English sales (its rights are currently available globally).
Cordially,


message 3: by Ryan (last edited Aug 07, 2020 09:21AM) (new)

Ryan Weingartner | 20 comments Hi Rosalie, I recently finished my first novel, a 60,000 character-driven novel. It covers the themes of humility and gratitude to empower character change. I would love to get your thoughts! I really just want some overall thoughts since I'm new to writing. What is working in the novel, what is not? Are the themes too subtle, too obvious? Things like that.

Email me at ryanweingartner@gmail.com if you're willing to read it. Thanks!


message 4: by Prabal (new)

Prabal Dweep | 13 comments Hello Rosalie,

I have an YA Fantasy 'Age of the Seven Suns' for which I am looking a beta reader. Here's my blurb:

A world lit by seven suns, a world terrified of the dark, a world ruled by those with reins over death. That is the world where Kenneth is born. He is a boy from one of the border villages who dreams to see a Sun. But their Sun is dying, its blissful rays ever weakening, giving way for the darkness to creep back in. It has already reached the border of Kenneth’s village.
The counts of Gelendria, devious and self-involved as always, conspire to overthrow the king when they should unite to save the realm from the darkness that is just a breath away. Ripples of the conspiracy reach Kenneth’s village in the form of a tide, threatening to sweep everything in its way.
While there are counts warring for dominance, slaves fighting for survival, the Earthlings are stirring again. The world was once theirs, and some are plotting to reclaim it back.

Please let me know if you are interested. You can PM me or shoot me an email at prabal86.biswas@gmail.com

Thanks and Regards
PDB


message 5: by Rosalie (new)

Rosalie (roi-bree) | 28 comments Thanks for posting everyone. However, I've picked a couple to do, so I can't take on anymore at the moment.

Best of luck to you all!


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