Monday, January 30, 2012

Creepy Bookshelf Ideas

I'm in the process of designing a bookshelf.  My demon husband and I live in a modest size home, so we are getting creative with our space and searching for some inspiring bookshelf ideas.  I had at least one general idea in mind and found a sea of other imaginative concepts.  Since the creepier the better is practically my creed, I thought I'd share some of my bizarre bookshelf findings.
Yin & Yang Bookcase
I think this would be better if they stacked it with books and not just minimalist stuff.  

Skull Bookcase
So flipp'n awesome, I can't stand it!

Eerie Tree Bookcase
Creepy and cool!

Cat-Shaped Bookshelf  or Book Display
I wish I was clever enough to create this in my hellions' room.  I'd love to see one built into a raven-shape.  That would be beyond the realm of cool.

Steampunk Bookshelf
Steampunk baby!  Suweeeet!

Coffin Bookshelf
Would you believe there's an entire website of casket furniture?  Yes. Go check it out!

Wall Mount Stacked Bookshelf
Not so much creepy, but this may be something I'd like to install in my bedroom.  I adore this one.  

Criss Cross Bookshelf
I'll probably end up going this route with the crisscross design - minus the mustard yellow.  My demon's pretty handy with his fiendish hammer and necromantic nails.  

What about you? Have you seen any freaky ideas for bookshelves or bookcases? 
Have a great day, minions!

Mina B.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fridays with Fred: Happy Face

I snapped this one of Fred smiling.  It made me smile too.  He was playing with his toy from Xmas and stopped to flash a happy face at me.  Being in a good mood is catching, huh?  Fred's the best.    

Check out more pix of Fred, here.  Remember to stop by and visit Schatze over at Mary’s BookHounds too.

Have a great weekend.

Mina B.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Book Review: Jessica Redmerski's The Mayfair Moon

As promised, I'm reviewing Jessica Redmerski's debut novel, The Mayfair Moon.  I'm super excited to tell all my minions about this freakishly good YA paranormal romance book about werewolves.  Last week, I had Jessica on the blog discussing her debut novel.  If you missed it, take a moment to read my interview with Jessica and get some killer insight into her dark tale.
This YA paranormal romance book is a crossover tale.  It does a great job at enticing YA readers while also peaking adult book lovers interest.  Adria was a truly likable YA character.  In the beginning, her home life was such a mess that the only person she could trust was her sister, Alexandra.  But after a horrible incident with a werewolf, everything changes and Adria and Alex are sent to live with her uncle in Hallowell, Maine.

Strange things happen in that eerie town.  For one thing, Alex is never the same since the werewolf attack and leaves Adria left alone to fend for herself at the new high school.  However challenging, Adria rallies, finding new friends while quickly becoming acclimated to her new home.  Everything seems fine until she stumbles upon a mysterious group of young adults–one being Isaac Mayfair.

At first, Adria doesn't know that Isaac Mayfair is a part of a legendary werewolf family.  After she realizes the sister that she's known and loved her whole life is gone for good, she begins to understand the true gravity of her situation. Her and Isaac soon come together and then love blossoms.  Once Adria learns the truth about her and her sister's fate within the Mayfair family, she's shocked that the monstrous world existsone that's more terrifying than her original home life.  With everything stacked against her, she's lucky she has the love and protection of Isaac and his family.  Or is she?

So much happens in this YA tale, I don't want to say any more.  This tale is dark and featured not only beastly werewolves, but also extremely dysfunctional families; both human and supernatural.  Oooo there's nothing better than family drama!  The ending left me with more questions than answers.  I'm certainly hooked and want to read more about Adria and Isaac.  I'm betting you will too!    

The Mayfair Moon kindle book is on sale on Amazon for $2.99.  What a steal, eh?  Go get it today!
Mina B.

Monday, January 23, 2012

NiNoCon Writers Conference, 2-4-2012

NiNoCon (the Ninja Novel Conference) is coming!  I'm super excited to have a wonderful guest today, Ali Cross, author of Become.  Ali Cross is also the sensei of the Writer's Dojo where she holds a black belt in awesome.  She lives in Utah with her kickin' husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, two sumo dogs and four zen turtles.  Ali's here to talk about  NiNoCon on February 4, 2012.
Please welcome Ali!

Ali Cross
Mina:  Can you tell us a little about NiNoCon:  The Ninja Novel Conference?

Ali:  NiNoCon is a brand new baby! February 4th, 2012 will be its birthday—literally. The ninjas and I first talked about how awesome it would be to have a conference at one of our very first chats (held every week on my blog), and back then I just laughed it off.  And yet … here we are! 

Mina:  How will the NiNoCon online writers conference work? Will we be using Google + Hang outs? Please say yes! 

Ali:  Ah, I wish I could say YES!  The truth is, I think we need you (tech savvy that you are!) on our team! This year, we will be hosting the conference at the writer’s dojo; But I must talk with you about this Google+ Hang Out of which you speak. *strokes imaginary beard* 

Mina:  Lol. Sign me up! I'm a total team player for writer's dojo! Google+ would be sweet, but for now get your pens, minions. The NiNoCon will be hosted at the the writer’s dojo; on Feb. 4th.

Mina:  What are the panels and who will be presenting? 

Ali:  We’re going to have some fun!

*  We’ve got Mark Peter Hughes (author of the book that inspired the Disney hit movie LEMONADE MOUTH, and other awesome books). He’ll be talking about how he colored outside the lines to find a successful career as an author.

*  The Query Ninja Elana Johnson (POSSESSION 06/11, SURRENDER 06/12), will critique queries LIVE and chat with us along the way.

*  Mike Mullin (ASHFALL) is a social media guru and he’ll be teaching on getting the most out of social media.

*  SP Sipal will be presenting her famed class, Harry Potter for Writers.

We will also have two panels: a Self Publishing panel, and a Book Blogger panel.  A couple more presenters are still trying to clear their schedules—so there may yet be a surprise presenter or two! 

Mina:  Wow!  That's an amazing line up!  This is going to be the start of something great.  I can feel it. 

Mina:  Who do you recommend attend? 

Ali:  Anyone who wants to connect with other writers and authors and learn some writerly stuff that they’re not as likely to find at other conferences. Self-publishers will enjoy the panel, to be sure—and Mark’s story (as he started out as a self-published author). All writers will enjoy the classes though! We could all do with help regarding writing, self-promotion, and how to write books readers want to read, right? Right! 

Mina:  I'm so pumped about this  Do attendees register or do they just show up? 

Ali:  Just show up! The fun begins 11:00 a.m. EST! 

Mina:  Will there be any special contests or prizes? 

Ali:  YES! There will be many prizes awarded throughout the day. Print books, eBooks, swag, query critiques, editing services—just a taste of what’s up for grabs!

Thank you so much for featuring NiNoCon Mina. You’re a true ninja!

Mina:  No...thank you and your team for putting this killer conference together.  

Okay, minions.  Obey your sensei!  Mark your calendars and bookmark for February 4th!  Feel free to share, tweet or blog about NiNoCon or snag one of these buttons/banners to place on your blog.  

Mina B.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Fridays with Fred: Being Human

Okay, so Being Human (US version) Season 2 started this past Monday. This SyFi series began initially over at BBC and a friend of mine used to rave about it. Its uber popular over there from what I understand. Here's a link BBC Three - Being Human. Check it out.

I was inspired to do a Fridays with Fred post about this show after reading a recent post by Michael Offutt. It's a nice overview of the show. Check it out. On that note, I watched the show more than a few times in Season 1.  And I really enjoyed it for one reason. The werewolf, Josh. He's quirky, admirable and when in full-moon mode...deadly.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Josh in wolf form.

And here's Fred. 
Not even close to the original (I know), 
but we're still showing our support. 
Being Human is on SyFy - Monday 9/8c. Watch and enjoy.

Check out more pix of Fred, here.  Oh, and remember to stop by and visit Schatze over at Mary’s BookHounds too.

Have a great weekend.

Mina B.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Author Interview: Jessica Redmerski

Today, I'm featuring another up-and-coming author, Jessica Redmerski. Jessica's debut novel, The Mayfair Moon, is a YA Paranormal tale about werewolves, young love and the mysterious Mayfair family. Can you say delish? I thought so. In fact, I liked it so much, Jessica's agreed to an author interview. Woot!

Minions....please welcome Jessica.

Jessica:  Hi Mina! Thanks for the opportunity to be here. You review and spotlight so many great works of fiction on your blog and I’m honored to be given the chance to be a part of it.

Mina:  Aw, thanks.  Now down to business. The Mayfair Moon is your debut novel about werewolves. Can you tell us a bit about your novel and why you chose werewolves?

Jessica Redmerski
Jessica:  THE MAYFAIR MOON is a YA Paranormal Romance. Now, while I think it being about werewolves alone might help to work against it because the market seems inundated by lycanthropes and vampires, I can say that TMM is very different in one major aspect: the werewolves in my book are not wolves; they are monstrous and beastly. I’ve always been a huge fan of traditional werewolves as depicted in films like The Howling, Dog Soldiers and Underworld and when I couldn’t find any YA books out there with werewolves like these, I decided to write my own! 

Mina:  You had me a "monstrous and beastly." Love it!

What other YA paranormal romance books would you compare your novel to?

Jessica:  That’s hard for me to answer because, like I mentioned, I could not find any other traditional werewolf novels for young adults. I’d like to hear from readers what books out there they think THE MAYFAIR MOON can be compared to. Their opinions would probably be more spot on than my own. 

Mina:  What type of music did you listen to (if any) for inspiration for the The Mayfair Moon? 

Jessica:  I tend to listen to a lot of underground and Indie music and for inspiration on this book, it was no different. Agents of Oblivion (Wither), Acid Bath (Bones of Baby Dolls & Scream of the Butterfly) Arcana (Wings of Gabriel) and more widely known stuff like Evanescence and the Goo Goo Dolls. 

Mina:  Cool! What makes this tale a YA crossover? And what age range would you suggest? 

Jessica:  Loving crossover books myself, I knew going into this what I did and did not want to do to make sure (or at least hope) that I gave it solid crossover potential. Being an adult reader of YA books, I have always been more drawn to those that focus more on survival, adult issues and character growth rather than how some of us ‘expect’ teenagers to act. You won’t really find obvious emphasis or excessive use of slang, or scenes focused on bullies, Queen Bee’s and proms and such in TMM. I gave my characters more realistic lives given the life-threatening (and first loves) situations they are faced with. But at the same time I don’t overshadow the fact that they are teenagers/young adults and should also be able to relate to readers of that age. A fair age range I would say is 16 – 40, possibly. 

Mina:  Can you tell us more about the Mayfair family? Is there a Book 2 on the horizon? 

Jessica:  The Mayfair bloodline itself is the equivalent of royalty. Isaac’s father is the oldest living and most feared and dangerous leader in lycanthrope history. I don’t want to give too much away though because more of it will be unveiled in Book Two and Three. Book Two, KINDRED, is in the works. 

Mina:  What other novels are you writing? 

Jessica:  Aside from KINDRED, I’m writing a Middle Grade Fantasy called PATHIA’S GUILD – THE LEGEND OF NAZUR & GRIMMETT, which I hope to publish around the end of the year/first of 2013. But as early as the end of next month, I’ll be publishing ‘my baby’ DIRTY EDEN, a wickedly fun and dark Contemporary Fantasy (for adults). 

Mina:  Awesome! I'm sure your readers will be psyched to know your writing Book 2, Kindred, right now. Looking forward to that one myself. :) 

I do a monthly segment on my blog called Creepy Classics where I review creepy classic literature like Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. What is your favorite Creepy Classic & why? 

Jessica:  THE PICTURE Of DORIAN GRAY is a great one and definitely one of my favorites! I have to say that my all-time favorite Creepy Classic is DRACULA by Bram Stoker. But I also love the tales of the Brothers Grimm and, of course another obvious one, FRANKENSTEIN. 

Mina:  Excellent choices!  And now...let's learn some more about The Mayfair Moon.

Seventeen year-old, Adria and her sister, Alex, have always been close. Their mother’s poor choices and an alcoholic stepfather force them to grow up quickly. On one fateful night in Athens, Georgia, Adria’s quiet refuge near a wooded park becomes a place of chaos worse than home could ever be. They encounter a terrifying clash between two battling werewolves and barely make it home alive. 

Unable to hide the wounds, or tell the truth about how they got them, Child Protective Services take the sister's away where they are sent to live with their aunt and uncle far away in Hallowell, Maine. Adria tries to adjust to her new life and school, but Alex’s bizarre, standoffish attitude becomes more rebellious and hateful. Adria refuses to give up on her sister, even after Alex runs off with a new boyfriend and his notorious family. But like her sister, Adria meets a mysterious family too, including Isaac Mayfair, an older boy who captivates her regardless of atrocious first impressions and his odd family life.

Strange and tragic things begin to happen in the small town of Hallowell: teenagers come down with a devastating 'illness', some disappear and one even dies. In the midst of everything, Isaac is adamant about protecting Adria, even from her sister whom he has warned her to stay away from. Just when Adria thinks her sister has finally come back home, Alex reveals her dark secret.

From that night onward, Adria’s life only gets more complicated as she learns about the werewolf world, and about how it is rare that females ever survive ‘The Transformation’. Because Adria’s sister survived, the leader of the notorious Vargas family now wants Adria for himself. Isaac will stop at nothing to protect Adria from Viktor Vargas, even if it means breaking the Forbidden Law and risking his own life.

The love between Isaac and Adria is unyielding, but the one thing that stands between them and that love is Adria’s humanity. While she knows that their time together will not last because he will outlive her, still she does not want to become a werewolf herself. When it seems that nothing will ever make their dilemma bearable, an eavesdropper spills a dangerous secret that Isaac never had any intention in revealing.

The Blood Bond. A forbidden bond with harsher consequences than even the risk of transformation.

Ultimately, no matter what path Adria takes, her life and the lives of those she loves will be in peril. As she learns about the werewolf world she also learns why her place in it will change the destinies of many, but most of all, her own.


Jessica: Thanks again, Mina for having me! I hope everyone enjoys the story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Mina: You're welcome! Thank you for the interview. 

The Mayfair Moon is now available via AmazonStay tuned as I'll review this dark, YA paranormal tale, minions.  Literary stalkers can find Jessica Redmerski:

Sunday, January 15, 2012

ARC Review: Lara Adrian's Darker After Midnight

All I have to say is I've been waiting for Harvard's story since Book 2, Kiss of Crimson (my review.)  And it's finally here....Book 11, Darker After Midnight.  Squeak!  Ask and you shall receive.  Seek and you shall find.  Hallelujah, Lara Adrian.  First, I have to say a big thank you to Lara for sending me the ARC.  This is one of my favorite vampire series.  I simply must read all that's breed, dang it!  If you're a fan of Adrian's Midnight Breed vampire series than you know how we "breed" lovers have been patiently waiting (in near-death anticipation) for this book!  I'll do my best not to give away too many spoilers, but there may be some…sorry.

Darker After two words: Breed Armageddon.

If you recall, our breed hero, Sterling Chase, first arrived in Book 2, Kiss of Crimson.  Since then, we faithful readers, have read Chase's slow and painful demise.  Over the course of this series, he's managed to lose his loved ones and the damn near respect of every one of his kind.  As breed, vampire warriors almost always face bloodlust.  That's when you (according to Lara) "fuck, fight or fang" with an insatiable appetite.  And then, of course, you go “rogue.”  Going rogue is about the worst thing for a breed vampire.  Rogues are mindless and live in a constant feeding frenzy.  And poor Chase is on the cusp.  He had been there the last couple of novels, nearly going over the edge in Deeper Than Midnight (my review.)  It's there were he foils Dragos' plot and meets the lovely Tavia Fairchild.

In Darker After Midnight, the Order (Chase's Breed Warrior family) comes to terms with losing their treasured compound.  Chase, however, took one for the team, diverting attention away from the Order and becoming public enemy number one.  While the police end up containing Chase, the Order manages to relocate to another property.  While biding his time in lockup, Chase sees Tavia again.  At first glance, these two appear to be worlds apart.  She's a perfectionist and is the right hand to a prominent US Senator.  Chase, on the other hand, is the nearly rogue vampire warrior.  When Tavia first eyes Chase, she shudders at his unearthliness.  It permeates through his human facade, piercing Tavia's soul.  However different they seem, lo and behold through Adrian's plot reveal we soon find out they are not so different after all.  

So much happens in this book, I don't want to say more than that.  I have to warn you, though.  I've said it before (too many times *sigh*.)  Lara Adrian loves to break her own rules and she's done it again, minions.  Damn it, it's awesome too.  I wasn't sure what to expect having such high expectations for one of my favorite brooding heroes, Chase.  But after reading the book in its entirety, I was more than pleased.  Tavia is a force period.  And Dragos' war against the world - human and breed alike - has finally arrived.  It was nothing like I expected.  On my meter....Darker After Midnight was a 4.  

Stay tuned for my review of Lara Adrian's novella, A Taste of Midnight.

Mina B.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fridays with Fred: Friday the 13th

Happy Friday the 13th.  I wanted to post a few evil modern-day nightmarish images of gruesome horror film, Friday the 13th.  Who doesn't love this classic?  And Jason for that matter?  Take a gander if you will.  And of course, Fred's here too.  
Man those coveralls were terrifying!  
My only question is why are his hands bloody, but his clothes are clean?  Hmmm?

The shower. Always the shower! 

Awwww.  Ya see?  That's what I call unconditional love. 

Fred as Jason.  Not so scary, huh?

Remember to stop by and visit Schatze over at Mary’s BookHounds too.
Have a great weekend.

Mina B.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Guest Post with Author Carrie Salo

In 2012, I'm trying to feature more up-and-coming authors on my blog.  Last week, I began with   Emily Devenport .  This week's author spotlight and guest post is with Carrie Salo.  Today, I'm truly excited to have her as a guest on my blog.   She's here providing killer intel about her debut novel, The Sounding
Please welcome Carrie.

Carrie Salo
Hi Mina!  Thanks for having me.  I recently saw that your post about the Best Opening Lines in Novels. And though I believe the very best books don’t necessarily have the best opening lines, I am particularly proud of the first lines of The Sounding. When you are entering the publishing world as a new author, these few sentences are very important. Sometimes, these lines are all a potential publisher will look at to determine if your book is worthy of readers’ shelves. While my first lines are certainly not legendary like those of Pride & Prejudice or Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, I wanted to share them with you. I think they set just the right tone… 

"Clyde Parker was about to die.  He didn't know it, but that did not matter. Knowing would not have changed it." 

About The Sounding
The Sounding is a supernatural thriller about an early Armageddon. But, unlike a lot of Armageddon stories out there right now – which feature zombies, vampires or natural disaster – The Sounding is grounded in real history and real prophecy. Based in both Catholic and Jewish theology, The Sounding gets its plot from the final prophecy in the book of Revelation, and what would happen if events today could force that prophecy come to pass – and the horrific judgment it brings ­­– early. The Sounding has its band of good characters fighting to keep the prophecies in order. But the evil force they face comes from the devil himself to thwart God’s final plan.

If you enjoy Stephen King (particularly The Stand), Dan Brown, Dean Koontz, or Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, then you should definitely add The Sounding to your reading list. Although The Sounding is anchored by history and prophesy, it is first and foremost a suspenseful thriller that will keep you up late at night…

In the Book of Revelation, a man named John has a prophetic dream. He dreams of the final prophecies that will come to pass – and the seven archangels that guard them. Each angel waits to sound their trumpet at God’s appointed time, preparing humanity to fight and win the final battle.

2,000 years later, Father Chris Mognahan is a member of the Hetairia Melchizedek, a secret society within the Catholic Church that studies Biblical omens. The society asks Chris to investigate an unusually grotesque crime ­– a murder on a college campus where the killer's hand literally burned off the victim's face. While the killing seems isolated at first, the society ties the murder to the final Biblical prophecy and a terrifying omen that the order of the prophecies is about to be disrupted. The final battle is coming too soon – long before humanity is prepared to win it.

Suddenly, Chris finds himself fighting against time and hell to keep the prophecies in order and stop an early Armageddon. He is joined by a band of unlikely allies, and together they find themselves in Rome above the Vatican Necropolis ­– the city of the dead – where the future is revealed to them in ancient texts.

They are not alone, however; an evil as old as time itself hunts them. As they travel across continents on their mission, the demonic force follows relentlessly, waiting in every shadowed corner, and every dark place.

As Armageddon descends, Father Chris finds that his only hope lies in a young woman within the group who has a secret gift ­­­– and their belief that God Himself may have sent her to keep the final angelic trumpet from sounding out the early end of the Earth. 


I hope you enjoy my novel The Sounding.  


Thanks for the guest post, Carrie.  

The Sounding can be purchased via Carrie's website, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon.  For information about Carrie Salo or The Sounding, visit her website.  She can also be found on Facebook/Carrie Salo.  Some recent reviews of The Sounding are listed below too.

Mina B.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Fridays with Fred: Squirrel

Squirrel! Like most dogs, Fred's goes bananas over squirrels. I couldn't get a picture of that because it comes out too blurry. Instead, I thought I'd snap a still photo of him with his bushy tail friend. He loves this toy almost as much as he loves the real deal.  And it squeaks too - which really sends him into a tizzy. 

Want to know an interesting fact about Fred? Check out this one.  Remember to stop by and visit Schatze over at Mary’s BookHounds too. Did you see Shatze in her weekly meme of in my mailbox? I love her!

Have a great weekend.

Mina B.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Guest Post with Author Emily Devenport

Today, I have Emily Devenport writing a guest post about her latest novel, The Night Shifters. As a seasoned author, Emily has nine of her novels published as mass market paperbacks by NAL/Roc before she started publishing ebooks.  She writes under three pen names and was published in the US, the UK, Italy, and Israel. 
Please welcome Emily.

Author, Emily Devenport
Thank you for having me, Mina. I'm thrilled to be here to discuss my ebook, The Night Shifters

The Night Shifters is a cool, unique adult novel best described as Alice in Wonderland meets Inception -- with a light touch of romance. 

Want to know more? Here's a quick blurb:

"Hazel — Promise me you won't give up on your dreams."

"I won't, Mom!" Hazel swears, assuming Mom means that she should try to be whatever she wants to be, a doctor, or lawyer, or even a mermaid. Hazel is just nine, but she really means to keep that promise.

Seventeen years later, she wonders if she's broken it - or maybe just failed to fully realize it, because she hasn't become a doctor, or a lawyer, or a mermaid. Or anything much, really. Yet, in one way, she has kept her promise — because Hazel is a Grand Champion Dreamer. When she's asleep, she dreams a dazzling universe full of heroes and monsters, princesses and goddesses, cities and temples and gardens that make the most wonderful places on Earth seem dull in comparison.

During the day, she does what she has to do to pay the bills. At bedtime, she turns in, confident that she will dream, and that the sun will come up in the morning. So on the evening of her last day, she embraces the night wholeheartedly and drifts into the universe of her imagination.

But when the alarm goes off, she opens her eyes to darkness. The sun hasn't come up, the world outside has become a City of Night, and the dwellers there are Night Shifters — gods and elves, daemons and djinns, dreamers and wizards. All of them have their own agendas, all of them are chasing Hazel, and as she fights to understand this world of dreams and her place in it, she can't help remembering what her mother said.

And she wonders. All those years ago, when she swore to never give up on her dreams, did she really understand what she was promising?

The Night Shifters  is only $.99  and can be purchased via AmazonSmashwords and Barnes and Noble.  

That's it!  I hope you enjoy.  For more information about me or my books, please stop by my blog: 

Thanks again.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Critique Partners & Beta Readers Match Up

Critique partners & beta readers are what make a writer’s world go ’round.  Right?  Okay, maybe not all the time, but they’re still pretty important. Over the years I've had people beta read and critique my work. And to be honest, I was pleased with the process. I got what I needed and then some. Unfortunately, I never actually found an ongoing critique partner.

There’s no rhyme or reason, it’s just what happened. This year, I want to try to change that – not just for me, but for any other writer friends searching for help. 

And so I've decided to post this Critique Partners & Beta Readers Match Up. My goal is to inspire the readers and writers that follow my blog to collaborate on creating thrilling reads! 

The process is simple, if you’re looking for someone to critique or beta read leave a comment and well…let’s see what happens. I would love to have as many people as possible to comment – both readers and writers. 

In need of a critique partner/beta reader? Sign up for my Critique Partners & Beta Readers Match Up. 

If you are a writer and are need of a critique partner or a beta reader, please comment on this post. (See sample template below.)

Name: (Name or blog handle)
Email: (Your email address)
WIP: (Give a few details)
Genre: (Genre details)
Critique/Beta Reader Needs: (Provide info about the type of critique or a beta reader you need/want.)

Lastly, if you’re interested, I found two really good posts. YA author, Sara Hockler, recently wrote an excellent post about critique partners. I highly recommend reading this if you have any questions about the process. And another great post is by fellow friend and author Kate Evangelista. If you have any other posts you’d like to share, comment and post them below.

Mina B.