My husband is one of my beta readers. He’s definitely not my target audience, and he’s not much into romance (says his eyes glaze over when I write about how somebody smells), but he is a fan of fantasy and has a BA in English, so he’s not the worst pick. While I do have other people beta reading for me who I trust, Husband can be brutally honest and his perception of certain things is often spot on, so he gets a crack at every book before they’re released.
That being said, this dude fucking hates Conrad from Vacancy. I acknowledge that there could be a likeability issue with the love interest from this series, he’s broody and self-absorbed, and not every hero is going to be to every reader’s taste, but, ya know:
Anyway, because of this hatred, and because he just likes messing around, he leaves me some humorous comments on the doc on occasion, so I thought I’d share some choice ones here.
If you made it this far, here’s a tiny bit of Insider knowledge for you. The Wayward Deed is coming out on May 19th! I’ll be making a bigger announcement soon, but now you know! I just have to write the blurb first, and that’s the worst part. Like, I don’t know, man, there’s more magic, some mystery, a little romance, cupids, witches, faeries, and human exasperation–what more do you want? Just buy it!