Beta readers read the book before it is finalized to catch any errors that were missed through the editing process and to give their opinion on the clarity of the story, believe-ability of the characters, and so on. It’s an important job!
If you would like to volunteer to be a beta reader, here’s what you would be agreeing to do:
- Read the book, which will be sent to you in PDF format around December 28th, and get your comments to me by Monday, January 5th. You will probably only have 5-10 days to read. Don’t worry; it’s a fast read!
- Be honest with your comments. If you don’t like it, tell me. If something doesn’t work for you, tell me. The purpose is to help me improve the book as much as possible prior to its final release.
That’s it! I would also appreciate it if you would post a review of the book on Amazon once it is released, but that’s entirely up to you.
Rookie season is an adult romance suspense novel. Because it’s for adults, all beta readers must be 18 or over. Here’s the blurb to give you an idea of what it is about:
Talented young ballplayer Clay Love has just been called up from the minors to play major league baseball. Freelance writer and divorcée Rose Lasting, the world’s biggest baseball fan, wasn’t expecting to fall in love when she fell into Clay’s arms, but fall in love she did. Now they are caught up in a whirlwind romance complicated by the paparazzi, Clay’s ex-girlfriend, Rose’s ex-husband, and a stalker who puts Rose’s life in grave danger. Saving her life and catching her attacker takes you on a roller coaster of emotion and intrigue that you won’t soon forget.
Rookie Season is the first book in the Love in the Ballpark Series, by V.K. Robbins. This adult erotic romance tale sizzles with romantic and sexual chemistry, emotion, and suspense. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down.
What will you receive in return for your effort? My gratitude, of course! There also will be a mention of your name in the acknowledgements section (if you’d like) and I’ll send you an autographed copy of the hard copy version in February 2015. Unfortunately, I can’t offer you any other compensation for your help. I expect to have no more than ten beta readers; so far, I have 5 volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer, and you have the time to read the book between about December 28th and January 5th, please send me an email, either directly or through the contact form on the Contact Veronica page, and I’ll be in touch.