This is a post for the people who have previously beta’ed for us. I ask through the blog, because it’s less pressure than a personal email. 🙂
A writer friend is looking for some feedback on her urban fantasy novel. She’s been previously very successfully published in the thriller genre, but this is her first foray into UF. Because we have the best beta group in the genre, she asked if any of you would be interested in giving a read to her manuscript.
The story is a dark UF with a female lead, who is an Afghanistan vet and is currently working for the FBI. There is a solid romantic arc going through the book. It’s mundane-to-magic plot, with the story starting just as a normal case would and by the end the entire world is doing a stand on its ears.
The manuscript is polished; so probably not as much line-editing but more of the reader reactions: bored here, doesn’t make sense here, etc. She is concerned about the UF aspect of the novel and would like to know if it holds together. She is also looking for someone with gun expertise. Basically if you like UF and thrillers, this is a hybrid and it might be right up your alley.
If you’re interested, please email me with the FRIEND BETA in the subject line of the email.