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  • The Slightly Mysterious Death

    Primary Genre: Historical fiction Word Count: 118,000 Beta Readers: 0

    This is a sequel but does it stand up in its own right? Could someone read it and not get confused? It is an historical crime escapade set mainly in 1951 but involving time travel and a bit of subtle romance and plenty of mystery as well as some fantasy....

    This is a sequel but does it stand up in its own right? Could someone read it and not get confused? It is an historical crime escapade set mainly in 1951 but involving time travel and a bit of subtle romance and plenty of mystery as well as some fantasy. Multi-genre! The plot of the first book in the series was very complex so does this one hold up? I will eat my hat if there are any major grammatical errors.

  • archery/sword fight scene

    Primary Genre: Other fiction Word Count: 1,270 Beta Readers: 3

    A part of my Percy Jackson AU where the main character learns archery and sword fighting

  • Dauntless

    Primary Genre: Superhero fiction Word Count: 101,000 Beta Readers: 0

    Jamila Idris is one of a handful of super-powered teenage soldiers forced to fight for her country in a war between all the nations of the world. All supers gain the same powers: near-invulnerability, super-strength, and their body temperatures rise to potentially lethal levels. Their power will burn them to...

    Jamila Idris is one of a handful of super-powered teenage soldiers forced to fight for her country in a war between all the nations of the world. All supers gain the same powers: near-invulnerability, super-strength, and their body temperatures rise to potentially lethal levels. Their power will burn them to ashes if they use it too long.
    Her friends, London, a young, superpowered boy, and Dauntless, a fearless jetpack commando, help keep her safe and sane through the trenches and crumbling metropolis filled with deadly enemy soldiers.
    A government official questions her loyalty as she is taken prisoner and finds out that her country might not be the innocent defender it claims to be. She meets Annette, another super-powered teen, and even though they are enemies, they grow close and plan Jamila’s escape together.
    Ultimately, Jamila is put on trial for treason and set to be executed by her own country.
    Throughout the war she moves from youth to warrior and puts the lives of her friends above all else. The emotional toll comes high as the war kills and shatters friends and family alike as Jamila and her friends struggle to put an end to the war by embarking on a desperate mission behind enemy lines.

    Dauntless is a YA novel of 101,000 words. It’s part, “Attack on titan”, and “The violent century”. It is a world war 1esque sci-fi story set in a world of jetpacks and superpowers as told by the memoirs of an unreliable narrator.

  • You'll Find Me

    Primary Genre: Other fiction Word Count: 91,500 Beta Readers: 2

    Characterization, flow/story development, plot holes, dialogue, ending, reaction to the manuscript as a whole

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    One single second is all it takes to change the course of your life. This is a lesson Ellie Wilder is forced to learn when she is only seven years old. One second, she’s playing...

    Characterization, flow/story development, plot holes, dialogue, ending, reaction to the manuscript as a whole

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    One single second is all it takes to change the course of your life. This is a lesson Ellie Wilder is forced to learn when she is only seven years old. One second, she’s playing with her dolls. The next, she’s watching her mom die on their kitchen floor. Ellie’s mother kept her terminal cancer a secret from the world, but she spent her last months writing a series of letters for Ellie, leaving behind words of advice and encouragement that guide Ellie on her life journey.
    As Ellie grows up alongside her best friend, Grant, they realize there’s only one way they want to spend their future: together. But plans can change in a second. One second, Ellie is looking at her future husband. The next, she’s looking at her first heartbreak. When Ellie moves on and marries Clark, she’s confident she can do whatever it takes to make her marriage succeed. But a struggle with infertility pushes it to its brink and leaning on Grant for comfort might just push it over the edge.

  • Coffinguard

    Primary Genre: Fantasy Word Count: 114,000 Beta Readers: 1

    Coffinguard tells the story of several small groups that weave through each other's narrative and change the course of this world's history. Characters change sides, die, and some are reborn, but none of them make it through unscatherd. The main faction are destitute servants of a vampire on the run...

    Coffinguard tells the story of several small groups that weave through each other's narrative and change the course of this world's history. Characters change sides, die, and some are reborn, but none of them make it through unscatherd. The main faction are destitute servants of a vampire on the run from hunters looking to rid the world of one of it’s last monsters. As they haul their masters metal coffin from town to town, they must replenish their stock of human beings that they themselves belong to. Cities give up their deranged, elderly, and the sick to the Coffinguard as they sweep through on their frantic race, but no one wants a vampire to stay long.
    A lone guard becomes separated from the group and meets a mermaid cast out from her tribe. Together they form a team looking to pull the hunt away from his master, and relocate the mermaid to make her own home elsewhere.
    In a city where the dead serve as a reanimated workforce, one small girl tries to get her brother out of jail by becoming a master thief, but the dead man teaching her isn’t a good teacher and the consequences for slipping up are deadly.
    The queen's chief poisoner has run afoul of a substance she’s never seen before and is thrust into the world of the supernatural she’s never known before. With more than her life on the line, she and her would-be executioner's wade into the city of the dead.

    Coffinguard is a novel of 114,574 words and a sequel being developed. It is a horror\fantasy\adventure with no magic, but some monstrous species.

    Looking for any problems with pacing, plot holes, character development, and inconsistencies.

  • Orange Crush

    Primary Genre: Other fiction Word Count: 62,472 Beta Readers: 0

    Liam is a self-centered high school graduate living in Southern California. One evening in the summer of 1994, he receives invitations from both Clare, a new love interest wanting to meet up at a punk concert, and Phoebe, a high school friend attempting to organize one last get together before...

    Liam is a self-centered high school graduate living in Southern California. One evening in the summer of 1994, he receives invitations from both Clare, a new love interest wanting to meet up at a punk concert, and Phoebe, a high school friend attempting to organize one last get together before departing for college. The plan, which should satisfy both invites, comes to a halt after he crashes his sister’s car, puncturing the radiator, at the Orange Crush interchange. Hoping to still meet Clare, he decides to drive the car, a few miles at a time, with Knox, a stranger who has recently taken up residency in his bedroom, and Rocky, a high school friend soon to leave for Berkley. In the process, they must fight off the skinheads, escape the sirens, find Clare and get back to Phoebe. Liam is aided along the way by three strange visitors who offer counsel and advice.

  • Baby-Face Killers

    Primary Genre: Crime/detective Word Count: 112,000 Beta Readers: 1

    Deep in the underground of the prolific Mangetsu Jazz Club, Danny Hopper has drowned himself in the darkness as a newcomer. Music is more than his employer, Jiro Amakusa, serves as a caterer of guns-for-hire. Tensions flare between Amakusa, government authorities, the Ukrainian mob, and his own family when a...

    Deep in the underground of the prolific Mangetsu Jazz Club, Danny Hopper has drowned himself in the darkness as a newcomer. Music is more than his employer, Jiro Amakusa, serves as a caterer of guns-for-hire. Tensions flare between Amakusa, government authorities, the Ukrainian mob, and his own family when a saboteur threatens the businesses andthe lives of his family members. Danny's loyalty is pressed between two words when feelings for his boss's cousin complicates his job while discovering the Amakusa family is more than what they seem. In order to bringpeace to the Amakusas and his own mortality, Danny must find the saboteur before his humanity drags him into a deeper pit his mind can't pull him out of.

    If anything'swrong, pacing, dialogue, or even boredom I'm open to every constructive criticism.

  • LA SONRISA DE ELENA

    Primary Genre: Historical fiction Word Count: 175,000 Beta Readers: 1

    The history of the hidden reason for the travel of Princess Kristina of Norway to Spain in the XIII century. A history professor and one of his best students pursue an incredible reasearch that uncovers many mysteries in our present day related to that visit. Set in Burgos.