Looking for Beta Readers

Potential Cover for "Helios on the Moon", artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014

Potential Cover for “Helios on the Moon”, artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014; based on front cover for pH-3; that’s All of Incain (Ginny the Gynosphinx) beside Helios and Lord Order sneaking up on him from behind

The pHantacea-pHact of the matter is Jim McPherson, the creator/writer of the Phantacea Mythos, is reluctant to judiciously edit, as opposed to hack apart, “Helios on the Moon” any more than he already has. Hence this posting.

The book as it now stands is 136,000+ words, double-spaced and in 12-point, Times New Roman font. Including a list of chapter titles, that amounts to 516 pages. It’s available as a watermarked PDF solely for review purposes.

In terms of what I’m looking for, I’d direct you to Wikipedia’s definition here.

Note in particular:

“Elements highlighted by beta readers encompass things such as plot holes, problems with continuity [and back story], characterization or believability.”

If interested in beta-reading the manuscript then providing helpful comments and/or observations, please respond either in the comments section below or via email.

Or you could go the Goodreads route as per the following:

Beta Reader Group discussion

Authors Seeking Betas > 135k/concluding novel in epic fantasy based on Phantacea comic books (edit)

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Jim McPherson (jmcp) | 1 comments “Helios on the Moon”, the final novel in the ‘Launch 1980’ story cycle; Anheroic Fantasy written by Jim McPherson, the creator/writer of the Phantacea Mythos; ‘Launch 1980’ is Jim McPherson’s long-running project to novelize the Phantacea comic books series; other entries already published in this story cycle are “The War of the Apocalyptics” and “Nuclear Dragons”; publisher’s imprint: Phantacea Publications; website: www.phantacea.com; pHantaBlog: www.phantacea.com/blog; email: jmcp@phantacea.com

Promo prepared for upcoming release of Helios on the Moon by Jim McPherson, 2014

Double-click to enlarge; the better to read if you do. Artwork is from the two Phantacea Revisited graphic novels.

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