Calling out for Beta-Readers for the 3rd book in the Aravinda series


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If you’re already subscribed to the Aravinda Mailinglist, you’ve no doubt already heard about this. But just in case you have yet to subscribe, I have an announcement to make!

As I said on the mailinglist, there comes a time in every author’s project when they realize that they need another perspective, and that time is now. Since July 2015, I’ve been working hard on the 3rd installment of the Aravinda series.

Right now, the book’s working title is AMBROSIA, but that’ll change once we decide on a final name.

Basically, I’ve come to the point where I’ve made it as good as I possibly can on my own, and now I need other perspectives to make it as strong as possible. So if you enjoy my work, and want to have a direct impact on my next book, now is your chance!

What’s this book all about?

I can’t say too much because there are at least 5 different ways I could potentially spoil some mind-bending surprises, but like the other books in the series, it’s a fast-paced Sci-Fi adventure. Except that this time, our friends Asha & Zahn are sent to a world built out of thought energy itself. People there create impossible architecture directly from their minds. Such power comes with a cost… but I’ll stop there! I really don’t want to spoil it for you. 😉

How do I join?

To be a beta reader, just join the Aravinda Mailinglist and respond to your introduction email, and if you have any trouble, feel free to contact me.

All you need is an electronic reading device to be a beta-reader. I will provide the book to you in whatever format you’d like, and all I ask is honest, timely feedback on character development, pacing, and so on. To launch on schedule, you’ll need to read the book in a month or less.

To make this more manageable, I’ll probably close the beta-reader group to new people by May 1st, so if you’re interested, it’s best to act now.

Preference will be given to you if you’ve already beta-read before and did a good job.

And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I love the beta reader process. You get free fiction, not to mention have a direct impact on the final product, and I get to connect with all of you and make the book that much better.

Thanks again for your support! I couldn’t do this without you. 🙂


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AMC vidlog – Cheer Up Time: The Tree with the Bee Party


Today on a jog, I came across a lone tree that had bloomed before all the others, attracting literally over 100 bees swarming around it. (Warning: It’s getting warm, so clothes may come off in this 2nd vidlog)

Anyway, the bees cheered me up, and I thought they might cheer you up, too.

Happy Spring!

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