Sunday, August 24, 2014

Calling all beta readers!

Well, calling the first three volunteers to be beta readers. ;-) The rough draft of "What Do You Give the Alien Who Has Everything?" is ready to go, and I'm putting it in a Dropbox for the lucky trio to retrieve.


Warning: This is a very, very large story. It's not as long as it looks because the spoiler-hiding separators take up a lot of space on each page; but it's still novel length. And while I'm not expecting the beta readers to follow every path, I hope you'll read at least a third of them (and I'd love it if you read more) - including several of the male/male scenes, which I know aren't as popular among my readership as some other sexual combinations. I need those proofed just like I need the others proofed. And I need you to finish proofing the whole thing within three weeks.

Much Rejoicing: Death does not await you with nasty, big pointy teeth. Gifts await you. Each beta reader will receive a cameo in the story, a free copy of the finished ebook, another free ebook of your choice, and a gracious acknowledgement at the end of "What Do You Give" (complete with a link to your website or blog, if you have one).

Aaarrrrggh: In order to become one of my beta readers, you have to be one of the first three people to comment on this post; and your comment must include either a valid email or a link to your Facebook profile. This is to make sure I email or PM the Dropbox link to the right person. However, if you're one of the three, and if you want me to delete your post after you're chosen so that no one else sees your information, I'll be happy to do that.

Okay, folks, have at it!

9 comments:

K said...

I'll do what I can if you'll let me. Always good to have more reading material.

Busty Brenda said...
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Busty Brenda said...

Where's the dotted line? Do I have to sign in blood?

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thrall said...

Thanks to the first two of three! I've deleted each of your second posts with your contact information, and I'll get back with you and the third beta reader as soon as s/he posts. :-)

Anemone said...

I'd love to help out where I can. Assuming for the moment that the blood contract is optional.

Anemone said...
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thrall said...

Hah, yes, the blood contract is not only optional but discouraged. ;-P Thanks for being my third volunteer, and I'll send all three of you the Dropbox link in an hour or so.