I've been working on this novel for about 15 months. Originally called Seduction At Daybreak, I changed it for reasons I'm sure you will come to understand. Having never written a Murder Mystery, I was swimming in waters in which I was less than familiar; however, I came out feeling confident I not only accomplished a feat, but am prepared for the next one. (Yes, I'm already planning a sequel)
You are among a small handful of "Beta Testers" I've asked to read this "next-to-final draft" before publication. I THANK YOU so very much for volunteering to provide me feedback. As you'll see, there are 3 "flavors" available: .epub, .mobi (kindle) and .pdf. At the end, I ask you answer the 10 short questions at the bottom of the page; the extras are optional. Please do not feel as though your answers must be elaborate; in fact, I prefer shorter. Just go with any "visceral hits" you have. This will go a long way in helping me "fine tune" any changes that may be necessary. Lastly, if you feel like sharing deeper insights, I'll always welcome them. Read: No Pressure.
please read & return your input NO LATER THAN 4/29/18. Thank you!
This is NOT the actual book cover, but a "placeholder" until we create final ART.
10 QUESTION survey
1: Did the story hold your interest from the very beginning? If not, why not?
2: Did you get oriented fairly quickly as to whose story it is, and where it takes place? If not, why not?
3: Did the setting interest you and were the descriptions vivid and real? Elaborate as you wish.
4: Was there a point at which you felt the story lagged or you became less than excited about what was going to happen next?
5: Were there ANY parts that confused, or annoyed you? IF SO, which part and why?
6: Were the characters believable? If so, which one and why?
7: Did the dialogue sound natural to you? If not, whose dialogue perhaps sounded artificial?
8: Did you feel there was too much or too little dialogue? How about too much/too little description?
9: Was there enough tension & intrigue to keep your interest?
10: Was the ending satisfying, believable, and did you like or dislike it?