What I am looking for: So far, on Wattpad, I have been very lucky to meet some lovely, thoughtful, helpful people. I would really like to continue in that spirit, and find some beta readers who feel comfortable to share their honest thoughts in a constructive way. My main request is that, if you are interested, you take a peak at ‘The Underground’ and see if the plot, my writing style, and the characters appeal to you. I don’t want anyone to feel like they need to drag themselves through the work.
Payment: I am not sure what I can really offer here, apart from reciprocation. If you have work that you would like read over and discussed, I am more than happy to do that. I can probably do basic proof reading, but my real passion is for looking at character growth, development, interactions, and storylines. If you are interested, please feel free to respond. I can take a look at your profile and your works, and I am sure we will get a feel for whether we are a good fit to beta-read each other’s stuff
Title: The Underground (Book One of the Derivates Rising trilogy)
Genre/s: Science-fiction/Dystopian, Action, with romance included
KC-847, a Government-owned Registered Derivate, has strong telekinetic powers and a penchant for following rules. It is his duty to lead a team of trained citizens in the retrieval of Derivates who have gone away without leave. But when his first mission as an officer-in-charge goes drastically wrong and he is thrown into a world that changes everything that he has been forced to believe.
Flit’s entire life has been a lie. As an Unregistered Derivate who can teleport at whim, she and her family spend their weekdays undercover in The Hub, and their weekends aiding the last bastion of Derivate resistance in the Underground. Finally tired of her double life, Flit decides to join the Underground full-time so she can make a real difference in their uprising.
During a routine security patrol in the Underground, Flit stumbles across KC-847 whose team underestimated the dangers of the dank underground tunnels. She brings KC-847 back to the Underground and he is given a new chance to live a life free of the Government’s control. After a series of deadly tunnel collapses, the two decide to investigate, and become embroiled in a plot that will change Derivate-kind forever.
This novel is the first of a trilogy. It follows the typical trilogy format where the first novel focuses on the character’s immediate complications, the second broadens to a wider scope, and the third is where the characters’ whole world is at risk of burning.