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  • The Lair of Shadows and Light

    Primary Genre: Fantasy Word Count: 80,000 Beta Readers: 1

    This is book 2 of The Katalonan Chronicles. Beliza and her fellows have to deal with the death of their chief and the threat of their former friend Tadjana, who has turned evil. In the meantime, Beliza and the seven has to serve their communities, heal mysterious illnesses, and fight...

    This is book 2 of The Katalonan Chronicles. Beliza and her fellows have to deal with the death of their chief and the threat of their former friend Tadjana, who has turned evil. In the meantime, Beliza and the seven has to serve their communities, heal mysterious illnesses, and fight malignant elementals harming the people while perfecting their craft so that their patron goddess can appoint a new chief among them. And in the middle of this, old alliances are shaken, new ones are formed. Unbeknown to them, the latter has formed an alliance with Sitan, and the lord of darkness has bestowed her with more power. And to unlock that power, Tadjana must sow chaos in Sansinukob, which includes deploying horrific creatures unknown to the population of the land. In the midst of the battle, their trust on their skills and each other are tested.

    Note: Please give me feedback on the story and the characters.

  • HFM1292023

    Primary Genre: Mystery Word Count: 78,000 Beta Readers: 0

    I have a typed up questionaire for whenever you're finished for the type of feedback that I need. Thank you so much in advance.

  • The Sigma Werewolf

    Primary Genre: Other fiction Word Count: 16,628 Beta Readers: 1

    Born a werewolf, Dax's Conal life has been filled with danger and uncertainty from the very beginning. As a Sigma Werewolf, he is the most rare and unique type of werewolf known to exist. Sigma Werewolves were thought to be nothing more than a myth, but Dax's existence proves otherwise....

    Born a werewolf, Dax's Conal life has been filled with danger and uncertainty from the very beginning. As a Sigma Werewolf, he is the most rare and unique type of werewolf known to exist. Sigma Werewolves were thought to be nothing more than a myth, but Dax's existence proves otherwise. His superior strength, agility, and speed set him apart from the rest of his kind, but also make him a target for those who would seek to harm him.
    Dax's survival is dependent on his ability to stay hidden from those who would do him harm. He is constantly on the move, always looking over his shoulder. With the help of Cleveland Barton, a former hunter of werewolves, Dax has found an unlikely ally. Cleveland, who once sought to eradicate Dax's kind, now dedicates himself to protecting Dax and ensuring his survival. Together, they navigate the treacherous world to stay alive.

  • A Dragon's Theodicy

    Primary Genre: Other fiction Word Count: 113,000 Beta Readers: 0

    Bean was never very optimistic about his future. Being the youngest son of a poor farming family didn’t lend itself to being a promising life. At least that was until his dragon friend, Lydia, offered Bean a job as her squire.
    But Bean soon finds out that being Lydia’s squire...

    Bean was never very optimistic about his future. Being the youngest son of a poor farming family didn’t lend itself to being a promising life. At least that was until his dragon friend, Lydia, offered Bean a job as her squire.
    But Bean soon finds out that being Lydia’s squire isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It involves more cleaning, talking, drinking and family drama than exciting adventures. However, Bean’s conversations with Lydia soon deepen, leaving Bean tangled in Lydia’s own quest for self-fulfillment.
    As fate rears its ugly head, Bean and Lydia will have to find a way to navigate life’s turbulent and violent waters. The suffering of life comes for both humans, and dragons alike. If they can’t sort it out themselves, then no one else will.

    Looking for feedback about overall story and opinions on characters and development.

  • Chapter 1. Blood, Death & Kidnap in Mexico

    Primary Genre: Fantasy Word Count: 1,306 Beta Readers: 3

    Our heroes are in Aztec Mexico where they are leading a rebellion to capture the city of Tlacopan.

    Looking for general edit tips.

  • The Longevity Project - By Case Stephens

    Primary Genre: Science fiction Word Count: 108,532 Beta Readers: 3

    The Longevity Project - An elite squad of bionically enhanced agents-for-hire are tasked with escorting a troubled billionaire’s mysterious creation through a 22nd century megalopolis ridden with crime.

  • Lady of Death Finished

    Primary Genre: Fantasy Word Count: 98,500 Beta Readers: 0

    I would like to know if the story is enjoyable not so much grammatical. If it makes sense as much as an urban fantasy can. No plotholes. She is an assassin so she's no saint but I want her to be relatable.

  • The Groundworld Heroes

    Primary Genre: Fantasy Word Count: 24,500 Beta Readers: 0

    Benjamin is a mole living the good life in Soiland, an underground kingdom of animals, until humans attack. When President Mr. Hare orders the Mole Digger Team to dig a subway that connects to a world created by their ancestors decades ago, Benjamin joins in the digging and finds a...

    Benjamin is a mole living the good life in Soiland, an underground kingdom of animals, until humans attack. When President Mr. Hare orders the Mole Digger Team to dig a subway that connects to a world created by their ancestors decades ago, Benjamin joins in the digging and finds a dragonfly fossil. He sneaks off to a laboratory to examine the worth of the treasure, and on his way back, he saves a meerkat named Conner. The two find themselves left behind at the empty evacuation zone. Now Benjamin and Conner must embark on a journey to find the tunnel where the animals of Soiland are in despite the humans lurking around every corner or else they'll be caught and traded away for treasures.

  • The Tempest's Soul

    Primary Genre: Fantasy Word Count: 87,000 Beta Readers: 1

    This is a new adult fantasy romance with a slow burn romance.

    I'm looking for feedback on the overall story, characters, and any plot holes or other issues. I'm not looking for any feedback on grammar as this manuscript has not been in the hands of a professional editor.

    Blurb:...

    This is a new adult fantasy romance with a slow burn romance.

    I'm looking for feedback on the overall story, characters, and any plot holes or other issues. I'm not looking for any feedback on grammar as this manuscript has not been in the hands of a professional editor.

    Blurb:
    The Divine can speak to the gods. They hear their will. But Eira hears nothing. Despite the volatile nature of Divine Tempest, she wants to use it to help others.

    Stifled by the High Priestess' outdated beliefs, she agrees to help the Copper Jackals. Eira discovers they were wounded while investigating odd disappearances. But more concerned with their injuries, she must deal with drastic consequences.

    When Teeg, the Golden Child and young orphan she cares for, becomes one of the missing, she abandons the Temple of Ahrea, with the charming and mysterious Crown's Guard. With suspicions, the two head for the dwarven city, Tirhum.

    Will Eira lose the gods’ favor, or will she be able to prove her worth, not only to them, but to herself?

  • She Sings at Dawn

    Primary Genre: Fantasy Word Count: 92,000 Beta Readers: 2

    Dead royals. Forgotten heir. Nosy Princess.

    The conviction and ensuing punishment by death of her step-sister, Princess Odeia, always perplexed Princess Aylo. The heir to the crown had nothing to gain by murdering Aylo’s mother, the Queen of Saursi. Four years later, Aylo’s suspicions are reawakened from an unexpected discovery:...

    Dead royals. Forgotten heir. Nosy Princess.

    The conviction and ensuing punishment by death of her step-sister, Princess Odeia, always perplexed Princess Aylo. The heir to the crown had nothing to gain by murdering Aylo’s mother, the Queen of Saursi. Four years later, Aylo’s suspicions are reawakened from an unexpected discovery: Odeia’s journals. And when another death turns up the night after a kingdom festival, Aylo wonders if it’s connected to those from years ago.

    That fateful night, everything changes. Though new piles of duties and a covert match-maker intrude on her agenda, Aylo digs into the past. Deadly secrets unfold, enough to put a target on her back. Aylo must discover the truth before the murderer strikes again or she’s whisked into a betrothal.

    I can not do a read for read exchange as my device is not compatible with the app. But I am truly grateful to anyone who would willing read my book (even part of it) and give me some feedback! Right now, my biggest concerns are the mystery plot/ threads/ reveal, pacing, and the character arc of the MC. I have some ideas on future edits relating to Aylo’s character arc and the world building, so if you were to focus in one area, I’d say pinpointing plot and pacing edits. Any and all critiques are welcome, though!