Title: The Book of Sand
Rating: Some mature themes (violence, blood, some language)
Target Audience: New Adult I know people don’t consider this a thing, but I wouldn’t want tweens reading this.
Synopsis: Aumee is known as ‘wannfota’ by many in the Waystland: the bird with black feet. She is owned by Daya, a renowned witch who trains young women as her spies before selling them off as wives. In order to maintain what little freedom she has as Daya’s assassin, she obeys any and all commands with no questions asked.
That changes when Aumee senses that Daya is after something important. After bargaining her freedom for the spellbook that Daya is after, Aumee is determined to find the book no matter the costs.
All she has to do is track down a spellbook, but she soon finds that her desire for freedom is further from her reach than she had ever thought. Forced to work with Daya’s cursed informant, Fal, Aumee must bargain with a set of twins who own the book in order to fulfill her end of the deal.
Extra: Female lead. Very little romance towards the end of the story. 3.5k word chapters. 27 chapters total.
As stated, this is approximately 94k words. While it is currently considered ongoing on Wattpad, I have the full version available in Google Docs. I’m open to discussing how chapters will be shared.
I would like to focus on the characters, story, and language of the story. I have little to no issues with grammar so I am not looking for someone who will leave grammar-focused comments. Comments throughout the chapter are welcome, as are chapter notes, though I would prefer not to have one long review that generalizes things. I hope to get comments on specific instances or parts of my story.
Payment: I am willing to offer payment, though I won’t deal with votes OR R4Rs. I do offer a review/critique services of my own and am willing to do that as payment as well. Let me know what you personally would prefer.
I am very wary of people stealing works that are not their own while being a beta reader, so I will be picky if I feel off about someone. Experience is preferred.
I’m open to three beta readers, though we’ll see how this goes at first. I may be satisfied with one or too busy to complete payment for more than one.