Alpha Reader Application for Author Kathy Haan

I'm seeking a long-term alpha reader who can provide constructive feedback as I write my drafts. An alpha reader sees drafts before critique partners and beta readers—they see the roughest of rough drafts as the novel is written.

Cheerleading is nice (and appreciated), but I want more to better myself as a writer.

Things you'll pay attention to include, but aren't limited to, the following:

  • Characters
  • Storyline
  • Pacing
  • Setting
  • Originality
  • Cohesiveness
  • Magic system
  • Overall plot
  • Anything underdeveloped with my storytelling elements?
  • Plot holes
  • Dialogue
Requirements:
  • You must be in good standing within the author community
  • Must be willing to sign an NDA and promise not to share spoilers
  • Will not disparage the brand
I'm looking for an alpha reader who:
  • Loves fantasy and paranormal romance
  • Is an avid reader (we're talking 80 + books a year)
  • Enjoys reading first person present tense
  • Likes reading why choose romances (where there are multiple love interests and the FMC doesn't have to choose and can keep them all)
  • Is over 18, as I write spicy, open-door scenes
  • Is familiar with various book tropes and the expectations of the genre (such as enemies to lovers, one bed in an inn, why choose (formerly known as reverse harem romances), etc)
  • Can read passages up to 5,000 words and provide in-line commentary within 48 hours
  • Open to bouncing ideas off of you

If you think this is the job for you, please fill out all the form below!

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My current and upcoming books
Name *
Are you on social media? If so, please provide a URL to your most-used profile so I know you're human.  *
Email Address *
Your alpha reader rates in USD *
Do you have any reading triggers? Please list them below (some of my books contain triggers, and my future works will, too).  *
Why do you think you're a good fit to be an alpha reader for Kathy Haan? *
Who are your favorite paranormal and fantasy romance authors? *
How many paranormal and fantasy romance books do you read per month? *
What experience do you have (it's okay if you don't have any)? If not, list your skills you think that will make you a good fit. *
Do you have the capacity to provide in-line commentary within 48 hours for passages of up to 5,000 words? *
Have you read any of my books?  *
If you answered "no," please go to Amazon and read the free sample for either Bedlam Moon, Tales of Bedlam, or Wicked Bedlam. Do you enjoy this style of writing? *
If you haven't read my books, are you willing to read my first series, Bedlam Moon Trilogy, before starting as an alpha reader? All of my current works in progress take place in the realm of Bedlam, so your familiarity with the magic system and setting is helpful for cohesiveness. *
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