|The more I see this,
the more I love this.
While I’m still working on the rest of The Rogue King Saga (that’s what I’m calling the series), the first book has remained relatively unchanged.
Not that it hasn’t moved from its rewrite. My awesome CPs have really helped it along there. But now it’s been tweaked and rearranged … it’s not really moving. And when you find yourself shuffling and rewording a sentence or pushing commas around it’s time to seek outside opinions.
I feel it’s time for The Rogue King to perused by some beta readers before moving on to procure an editor to spot those crazy errors. And they’ll be there. If there’s anything you can count on, it’s typo gremlins. I did aim to self-publish by the end of this year, but that’ll now depend on a certain kitty’s vet bill.
So … I guess this is the part where I go all shameless and ask for your help. I’m mostly looking for plot, character development and overall story quality. Most importantly, since this is now the first of four novels, that the book feels like a whole in itself.
What can I offer in return? Virtual muffins! Way more delicious than your regular kind and guaranteed to be 100% fat free. ^_^
Okay, seriously, I can offer more than that. I can return the favour … so long as it’s not horror. That’s a genre I can no longer read or watch.
‘Cause I know you’re all not like me and super-obsessed with this little world, I also know you’re going to want to know what The Rogue King is about.
Let’s start off with the cold facts: It’s Science Fantasy, adult category and 58,000 words long. I am warning you here: there are sexual themes.
Now the story itself is … well, this is a little piece I wrote for the back cover for the first book (you may give opinions on that too, if you like):
Not enough to tempt you? Well, you’ve always been able to read the first chapter here. If you’re interested in reading more, chuck me an email at aldreaalien (at) yahoo.co.nz.