Looking for beta readers

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In about a month I’m going to need about 6 beta readers for my latest fantasy book, Necromancer. If you’re interested please contact me. If you’ve been a beta reader before then that’s great, but no matter if not. As long as you enjoy fantasy. I don’t expect you to be an editor or proofread it, just an honest read in 4 weeks or so and your notes on what worked and what didn’t, what you liked or hated, what confused you, etc. In return you’ll get an acknowledgment in the book and a free ebook copy.

Here’s the book blurb (not fully polished, but it gives you an idea):

Yes, I’m a necromancer. Go on, hate me, everyone else does. Blame me for the creature from your darkest nightmares that burns your city to the ground. The truth is your leaders will not help you. The soldiers and Magi you beg to defend you have turned their backs. The task of saving your ungrateful lives falls to me and my new apprentice. She has more guts than the lot of you.

Don’t bother yourselves as I flee a secret society out to kill me. So too are the very skeletons, wraiths and ghouls that I protect you from every day. Don’t feel guilty. But do be scared, because the only way I can destroy that fire creature is to seek help from the most cursed and horrific ghosts known to man.

Yes, black is white and vice versa. The alternative is red – fire and blood.


Who wants to write a book blurb?

Final147x220Who thinks they can write a book blurb?

I’m considering re-doing the blurb for Ocean of Dust, and it would be really fun to see what you come up with. I’ll give away signed paperbacks to anyone whose snippets I use. I might combine several of your pieces into one. This is open to anyone, whether you’ve read the book or not, though those that have clearly possess an advantage.

Here’s the existing blurb:

Fourteen-year old Lissa is snatched from her home and finds herself a slave on a trading ship traveling on a waterless ocean of nothing but gray dust. A feisty, curious and intelligent girl, her desire to explore the ship earns her the hatred of the cruel first officer, Farq.

Fascinated by the ocean of dust, Lissa becomes embroiled in its mysteries, sensing things that the crew cannot, while cryptic whispers in her head are leading her toward a destiny linked to the dust itself. Only one man aboard can help her make sense of her new talent, but can she trust him? All is not as it seems, and she must unravel the clues before it’s too late.

When a sinister plot casts her adrift on the barren ocean, her best friend is left in the hands of the treacherous crew. Everything hinges upon her courage, quick wits, and her ability to master her new talent.

Post your blurb in the comments, or email it, either works. Go on, have some fun!

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