Let me read your short story or full-length novel!
I’m addicted to reading. When I flip the last page of whatever I’m currently reading, I go into a mini panic, looking for to fill the sudden void. So in an effort to save money and stop making the bookstore rich, I’ve turned to reviewing books. As a writer myself, I know how important beta readers and reviewers are to the writing process. Outside perspective is key to finding possible holes in a plot, or to point out issues with writing and clarity, among other things.
What makes me different than other reviewers?
Objectivity … true objectivity. As I state in my post: Writers, If You Beta Read, Read Before You Comment, you’ll learn just how important it is to me to be open-minded when reading any book. I believe in letting the writer take me on the journey they have written. When I sit down to read your story, I will put on my reader’s cap and later write you a review from a reader’s perspective, not a writer’s perspective. Meaning I will review your work based on if it is enjoyable or not, believable or not; not based on if you write as well as King, Hemingway, or Harper Lee.
Genres I Review:
Adult Sci-fi, Romance, Suspense/Thriller, Historical Fiction and Mystery including sub-genres.
I don’t review YA.
Turn around time:
This is dependent on the length of your work. I believe in reading each book thoroughly and writing a thoughtful review. That being said, short novels (up to 30,000 words) can take me one week to complete. A full length novel (up to 130,000 words) can take one month.
- A written review
- A audio interview
- Written in-depth critique
- Optional personalized phone call with review and critique. I know writers love to talk about their books and have questions answered. A personalize phone call or Skype call is best for this.