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carolinamtne

beta reader Looking for beta reader for Escape

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My one-sentence blurb for Escape is "Who succeeds with a second chance: the woman running away from an abusive relationship, the abusive husband, or the angry horse?"

 

Escape is 59,000 words. It takes place in the present in Montana, from two points of view--the woman and the husband. I have identified it as a modern Western romance. (There are no x-rated scenes.)

 

I would like help/advice on improving the characters, whether the plot holds together, and whatever needs to be fixed.

 

I am willing to read in return.

 

 

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While I'm not in a position to read right now, I had a thought...

 

You can tighten up your blurb & remove repetition if you can live with changing the list order: the abusive husband, the woman running away, or the angry horse.

 

...and as a longtime fan of Black Beauty (or was it Mr. Ed...), I wonder if the horse might deserve a few words to say, as well...😁

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Even in "rough" form, Escape was a great read. I hope to see it out in the world soon.

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Thank you all! 

 

And for what it's worth, I think I had "the submissive wife" instead of that longer phrase. I put her first because the book was originally about her and the horse. Then I added the husband's chapters to give both sides of the story.

 

 

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Be happy to read too. I like what I read. You might want to split us all in town groups. With the 2nd reading after you have done edits from the feedback of the list group.

 

Zee did this and I gather it work well for her.

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Are your groups full?  I can go in the second group!  You helped me with my story so I'd like to return your kindness!  (OK, I also want to know about the angry horse😲)

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Can a person ever have enough beta readers? I would be delighted to have you read my book. Let me finish with what I am working through, and I'll send you a pm with my email. 

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