This isn’t my first novel, but it’s the first one I’m going to try to put out there. I’m proud of it, yes, but it’s not about me.
It’s about you.
So with that in mind, I am soliciting feedback and asking for beta readers.
If anyone is interested in reading through my manuscript for the purposes of critiquing and offering their impressions, please let me know! The best ways to do this are:
- Shoot me a message from my Contact page.
- Email me at email@example.com
- Message me on Twitter or Gab.
- Smoke signals or semaphore.
- Comment on this post.
I can’t pay anyone, but I’m also not imposing deadlines or asking for a line-by-line typo search.
And I’m always, always, willing to return the favor.
If you are interested, please tell me:
- Your timeframe (I have no hard deadline, but I’d prefer by the end of July at the latest).
- Your preferred format (Word, PDF, stone tablet, and so on).
- Your SSN and credit card info (just put this in here to see if you’re paying attention).
So what’s this book about, anyway?
It’s about 870 pages (rimshot, please!).
Okay, let’s try that again.
It’s called The Rust Man, and here’s my pitch *adopts movie trailer guy voice*:
There is a shadow over the Habsburg Empire. Newly powerful after victory over the invading Ottomans, a corruption has taken root, targeting the Empire’s most valuable treasure: it’s children.
When the daughter of an English noble goes missing somewhere in Vienna, the locals know who to call for help: There is a strange ex-Janissary with a skill for finding the lost, a savage warrior with noble grace, renowned for battling the unnatural.
He is their secret weapon: The Rust Man.
But what he uncovers goes beyond runaway children and straight to the heart of the corruption, an age-old struggle that brings him face-to-face with the one foe who has bested him before.
I call The Rust Man a historical fantasy/horror with a side of Castlevania. Check out Chapter 1 here and let me know if you’re interested.
And thanks in advance.
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