Looking for a Critique Partner Listings June 29th 2012

Looking for a Critique Partner Listings June 29th 2012

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@solange, Romance

“Looking for beta readers or critique/review individuals for my, soon to be released, steamy romance novel, not erotica, but high heat. I also have a children’s book that I need readers/reviewers for.

Thanks ladies!”

@elferguson YA/MG

“Hi everyone!

I’m looking for a couple of beta readers for my 50,000 word novel entitled BALLOONING. I’m calling it a YA piece to be safe, but it would probably appeal to older MG readers as well. It’s a quirky adventure story with elements of magic.

I’ve already had several great critique partners who have given me feedback on my story. While I definitely needed and appreciated their objective opinions, I realized that I’d really like some subjective opinions as well! For example, I’d like to know if a reader likes my characters, finds them believable, etc. Also, I’d like to know if there are parts of my story that are slow or boring, or too far-fetched. Basically, I’m just looking for a few people who wouldn’t mind reading through my story and telling me their impressions.

I’ve included a brief summary below. Let me know if you’d be interested in reading or doing a swap. I’d be happy to read your manuscript if you’re looking for another set of eyes. Thanks in advance for your help!


Fifteen-year-old Chester Phillips is building a hot air balloon, and he has every intention of flying it around the world. Unfortunately, no one really believes that Chester’s creation will get off the ground, because Chester is building it out of garbage.

Finding “just the right part” in alleyways, dumpsters, and landfills is Chester’s greatest satisfaction. Although he isn’t above sacrificing cleanliness and dignity for the parts he needs, Chester maintains one rule: he only takes things no one else wants.

Chester accidentally breaks his own rule, however, when he brings home a battered scuba tank. Inside, is a lovely, if somewhat cold and reclusive, genie.

And EVERYONE wants a genie.”


@rhlh627 Womens Fiction

“Hello. I’m looking for a few critique partners for my chick lit novel. I’ve done two rounds of edits and I’m trying to make sure I haven’t missed anything.

Here’s a brief synopsis: Jerzee Beliles is living in New York City, the place of her dreams. But she is miserable in her current life. Haunted by decisions of the past and her inability to forgive herself, she receives a text reminding her of things she longs to forget. With the text message comes a case of insomnia that she just can’t seem to shake. Refusing to take anything to help, she’s still unable to sleep, her work is suffering and things finally come to a head after an argument with her best friend. Reluctantly, she gives in and takes some sleeping pills. When she wakes her life is transformed into what she has always wanted and desired. Reliving every significant memory through flashbacks, she finally comes to terms with her choices. But like all dreams eventually she must wake. And when she does she’s confronted with the reality that things cannot go back to the way they were before.

If interested and you have the time, feel free to reply to this post or email me at: rhlhocker@hotmail.com. I’m also willing to return the favor with any help critiquing I can give.


@cephyr13 YA/ Sci-fi/ Romance

“I’m a male writing YA sci-fi romance, which means I have a male and a female protagonist. I need to get an initial overall critique on this novel by a female who reads YA and has a good feel for it. The main characters both are 18 when the story begins. I have the first draft of Book One completed, but I’m in the second draft stages now and I need feedback on the first draft to help me know what I need to change, cut or fix. The MS is nearly 600 pages, so I need to cut 100-150 pages, if possible. I don’t need line-by-line right now, only a read through with suggestions and impressions.

If you think you’d enjoy reading and critiquing this type of story, please let me know. Thanks so much.

– Brian”

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