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Current Call

  • Title: Echoes of Chaos (Immortal Hearts Book One)
  • Genre: Epic Fantasy
  • Word count: 134k
  • Content warnings: blood, violence, gore, animal harm, animal death, human death, sexual assault, threat of rape, torture, injury description, mention of slavery.
  • Blurb:

The gods fought chaos, and the gods lost.

Eryn is one of the kitari, hailed a peaceful race, but her fiery temper grows into an inferno when she’s forced to kill the woman she loves. Blaming the elders, she turns her anger against them and seeks forbidden knowledge. Yet, instead of finding what she needs to end their archaic ways, she becomes beholden to the whims of a being she can’t remember, except for their one demand: seek a prophecy.

Bridled by searing headaches and brutal nosebleeds, Eryn ventures into human lands and meets Arlan, a lord who claims to have the book she needs. But before she discovers if he speaks true, she’s attacked by a human mage and must flee.

The Mage Guild want something, and they will torture and kill to get it.

Use the form below to sign up to my beta reading mailing lists. This makes it easier for me to organised things, but if you’d rather avoid mailing lists please email me at to discuss beta reading.

What does beta reading involve?

What’s in it for you?

What does beta reading involve?

The beta reading process varies by writer, but here in an overview of my process for novels:

  1. I send a few chapters.
  2. After reading, you answer a few questions about what you thought.
  3. If you wish to continue, I send the rest of the manuscript.
  4. A few chapters will have links to surveys. Please fill each out before reading ahead.
  5. You can leave comments on the Google Doc as you read if you like. Please give honest feedback, even if you think it’s negative. If you think something is bad that’s good for me to know!
  6. If you decide not to finish the novel, please leave a comment on the document where you read to and give a brief reason.

What’s in it for you?

Aside from getting a free story to read, if you complete all surveys and finish the story within 3 months (1 month for shorts):

  • Your name and social links will be added to the Book of Heroes on this website.
  • Your name and social links will be periodically mentioned on my social media (mainly Twitter).
  • If a novel is published in print, I will do my best to get you a signed copy, but at this point I can’t say for sure that will be possible.
  • My undying gratitude.
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