If you’ve read The Rose of Shanhasson and The Road to Shanhasson, and have some spare time on your hands this week, I’d love to have a couple of beta readers grind through the third and final book of the trilogy, Return to Shanhasson, before I send it to my editor. I have one more dream sequence to write, but then I’ll be ready to let new eyes take a look.
NO ONE HAS READ THIS MANUSCRIPT YET.
I’ve deliberately kept it very private. Not even my Beloved Sis has read it yet. Needless to say, I’m a bit nervous. If you’ve read Road, you know how evil I can be, and this book is no different. It might even be worse. However, I promise a wondrously happy ending that brings the trilogy full circle.
Warnings: Explicit sex, violence, torture, dragons, bad guys who won’t stay dead, and menage a trois quatre neuf oh hell I lost count.
Of course I’ll be sending it to my Beloved Sis and my dear friend Wanda, but I don’t know that they’ll have time to respond before the end of the year when I plan to submit the story. If you have the time and interest and could possibly read and get back to me quickly (by 12/31), I’ll be forever in your debt.
I’m not looking for a critique, but general responses and feelings. Did any part seem confusing? Did anything seem too contrived (Vulkar I pray not)? Are there any major holes that never made it from my head onto the page? Is the emotion powerful enough?
If you’re a writer, I’ll exchange a full read of your manuscript, or I’ll ensure you receive a finished free copy of the e-book when it’s released.
Drop me a note in comments or to joelysueburkhart AT gmail DOT com if you’re interested, and I’ll get back to you in a day or so once this last scene has been added. Thank you!