Happy November to you! Are you doing NaNoWriMo this month? I’m determined to get 50K done in my fourth book, but hoo boy, that sounds daunting, doesn’t it? The important thing is to make progress. I’ve been reading some great articles about keeping up with this month-long program and I’ve gotta say, I’m pumped to get started. If you’re participating, my username is LizCLong. Let’s encourage each other to keep the great work up! Now, onto the big request.
While I haven’t set an exact date yet for BURNED, we’re getting closer and closer to its release (around the holidays). My cover designer is hard at work putting the cover together and I’ve gotta say, I am STOKED to be able to show it off soon because the vision is just fantastic.
But I need some help and that’s where I hope you’ll come in. I’m looking for beta readers to read BURNED, the second novel in the Donovan Circus series. It’s been professionally edited, of course, but I’m looking to make sure readers enjoy the story and understand the plot, characters, etc. It’s also my hope that once the book is available to the public that you will leave a review for BURNED as well.
The nice thing about BURNED, at least I like to think, is that despite it being the second book in a series, it’s not necessary to read the first book. Each book can be a standalone novel. There may be a few things that might make more sense if you read the previous books – for example, Delia’s Greek term “malaka” used for idiots – but for the most part, readers can pick it up without having to read prior work.
I totally understand wanting to start from the beginning though, so I’ve considered that, too.
So here’s the deal: if you haven’t already read GIFTED and want to start with the first book in the series, I am more than happy to get you a copy in exchange for an honest review on Amazon and B&N (and anywhere else you’d like to post, but those 2 are my must-haves).
If you have read GIFTED or just want to dive right into BURNED, please feel free to email me (lizclong at gmail dot com) and I will make sure you get an ARC (PDF, mobi or epub). I appreciate your help spreading the word! As soon as the cover is done, I’ll be contacting bloggers and friends for reviews, but if you’d like to get your hands on a copy before anyone else, now’s the time. Thanks for your help!