Readers

MEET OUR READERS

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READER TYPES:
ALPHA:
Alpha readers typically work alongside the author and get the first draft (and outline if applicable) on a chapter by chapter basis. They are responsible for providing feedback on if the story is staying on track, if the characters are developing as expected, if messages and themes are being properly delivered, help determine if the pacing is suitable, etc. Alpha readers typically have a good understanding of story structure and should be able to offer valuable, in-depth feedback for the writer to use to improve their story as it progresses.

BETA:
Beta readers typically receive the story after it has been completed, somewhere between the first draft or a few revisions in, but before it goes off to an editor (usually). They are responsible for looking at the story overall and providing details such as if the story is laid out well, the pacing works, commenting on character and plot development, areas that could be improved, sections that may be unnecessary, sentences that don't read well, typos and mistakes (and don't be afraid to comment on what REALLY works well and what you enjoyed).

ARC:
ARC readers get the finished product (typically in eBook format and typically before the book has been released). They are responsible for reading the finished product and providing a review for other readers. Good AND bad reviews are encouraged so long as they are honest. While the reviews are not required, it is incredibly helpful for authors and readers to get honest opinions about the book from other readers and reviews are the primary driver as to why authors seek out ARC readers.

No charge for services.

I’m a disabled single mum, I have a lot of time on my hands I used to be a carer in a nursing home but then the kids came along and now I’m a nana to 10 

READING SERVICES:  ARC.

GENRES:  Fantasy. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Romance.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  EPUB.

REVIEW SITES:  Goodreads. Amazon. TikTok.

No charge for services.

My background is a BA and MA in English. I served as a teacher of English to foreign language students for 6 years. I received awards and recognition for my writing while in university. I am now pursuing a career change and studying business, leadership, and marketing. I currently reside in Northeast Georgia with my husband and six children, who are all avid readers. 

READING SERVICES:  Alpha. Beta. ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Comedy. Contemporary / Slice of Life / Drama. Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. General Fiction. Historical. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Non-Fiction. Romance. Sci-Fi. LGBTQ / BIPOC.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ALPHA / BETA

PREFERRED FORMAT:  PDF. Word. Google Docs.

FEEDBACK STYLE:  Annotations and Detailed Summary.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  EPUB or PDF.

REVIEW SITES:  Goodreads. Amazon. TikTok. Facebook.

No charge for services.

I am a mail carrier, read, and I just started writing. I have also been doing author interviews 

READING SERVICES:  ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. Romance. Sci-Fi.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  EPUB or PDF.

REVIEW SITES:  Goodreads. Amazon. TikTok. Instagram. Facebook.

No charge for services.

Born and raised in Sweden I've also lived in the Netherlands for a brief time growing up. I read a lot in my teens and never really stopped. My main genres are fantasy, sci-fi and mystery, (adult or YA). A solid plot or an interesting world is what I live for! If you want to know if anything doesn't make sense or what a fantasy connoisseur thinks of your world I'm the right person. Good to know also, I'm autistic and queer (asexual and agender). 

READING SERVICES:  Alpha. Beta. ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Romance (Clean). Sci-Fi. LGBTQ / BIPOC.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ALPHA / BETA

PREFERRED FORMAT:  Google Docs.

FEEDBACK STYLE:  Annotations and Detailed Summary.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  PDF.

REVIEW SITES:  Goodreads. Storygraph. TikTok. Instagram.

Possible charge depending on service.
Contact for service/rate.

ARC - no charge.

I am a 34 year old paranormal romance author who lives in central NC with my wife and our four pets. I've been an avid reader since elementary school. While I'm up for all things fiction, my love lies with romance (of all kinds), fantasy, horror/thriller, and paranormal stories. With the new year I am starting book reviews on my tiktok and working on expanding my social media presence. If we work together you can count on me for encouragement, honesty, and I will gladly help get the word of your book out there. 

READING SERVICES:  Alpha. Beta. ARC.

GENRES:  Fantasy. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Paranormal. Romance.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ALPHA / BETA

PREFERRED FORMAT:  PDF. Word. Google Docs.

FEEDBACK STYLE:  Annotations and Detailed Summary.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  EPUB.

REVIEW SITES:  Amazon. Goodreads. TikTok. Instagram. Play Books.

No charge for services.

I'm an author and have reviewed 10 books so far and have 10 more to go. I do song book reviews on TikTok as well. 

READING SERVICES:  ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Comedy. Contemporary / Slice of Life / Drama. Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. General Fiction. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Romance. Sci-Fi.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  EPUB. PDF.

REVIEW SITES: Amazon. Goodreads. TikTok.

PREVIOUS CLIENTS:

Ruin My Life by Luna Pierce
Cold Moon by Corina Douglas
I'm Still Unstoppable by Jade Austin
Taming Seraphine by Gigi Styx
House of Eldermorn by D.A. Pascal 

No charge for services.

My name is Audrey. I am a single mom of 3. I live in Tennessee and work as a CNA. I've been ARC reading on and off for a few years. I recently joined Booktok in August 2023. Since then, I have been Beta and ARC reading for indie authors. I recently finished my 1st Alpha read. If I love your book, I will be your hypewoman and share your posts all over TT. I'm excited to read your stories. 

READING SERVICES:  Alpha. Beta. ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Comedy. Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Romance (Clean)

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  Provide list up front.

ALPHA / BETA

PREFERRED FORMAT:  Word. Google Docs.

FEEDBACK STYLE:  Annotations.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  EPUB.

REVIEW SITES:  Amazon. Goodreads. TikTok.

PREVIOUS CLIENTS: 

The Shadow Within by Serra Rose (ARC)
Dark Shadow by Serra Rose (Alpha)
The Legion of Shadows by Kristin Ward (Beta)
Love ESQ by Devon Atwood (ARC)
The Aliquian by Mary Coe (ARC) 

No charge for services.

Hi I am 24 years old. I am currently in school to become an elementary school teacher. Reading is something I love doing in my free time. My favorite genres are romance and fantasy!! 

READING SERVICES:  ARC.

GENRES:  Fantasy. Romance. LGBTQ / BIPOC

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  EPUB.

REVIEW SITES: Amazon.

PREVIOUS CLIENTS:

Kidnapped by the Krampus by Emily Shore
Captured by the Cupid by Emily Shore 

No charge for services.

With a background in both education, and marketing I've been working as a copywriter/editor, a ghostwriter, and PR/Marketing professional since 2020. My background includes a Bachelor's degree in Communication with a specialization in emerging media. I've completed multiple projects and worked on various stages in the author space. Not only is my work in the author space I also work as a social media manager, marketing/business consultant, and have experience in ad space. My husband and I run Shook&Co, a web design company that helps with web development and I also do copy and graphic design for it. I love to read and though I tend to keep my marketing business separate from my reading/writing, the two worlds often intersect (like here). I'm neurodivergent, a big fan of parenthesis, and will always root for the oxford comma. As an enneagram 9, I'm always happy to help people, sometimes to my own detriment. I don't believe in gatekeeping and am always willing to help others where I can. 

READING SERVICES:  Alpha. Beta. ARC.

GENRES:  Contemporary / Slice of Life / Drama. Fantasy. General Fiction. Romance. Sci-Fi.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  Provide list up front.

ALPHA / BETA

PREFERRED FORMAT: Google Docs.

FEEDBACK STYLE:  Annotations and Detailed Summary.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  EPUB.

REVIEW SITES: Goodreads. StoryGraph. Blog. BookSirens.

No charge for services.

Reader • Aspiring Author Horror, Urban Fantasy & Crime - ARC 

READING SERVICES:  ARC.

GENRES:  Crime / Mystery. Horror / Thriller / Suspense.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  Provide list up front.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT: EPUB.

REVIEW SITES: Goodreads.

No charge for services.

I've been Alpha reading since childhood through my mother, simply love doing it.

READING SERVICES:  Alpha. Beta. ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Comedy. Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. General Fiction. Historical. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Non-Fiction. Romance.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ALPHA / BETA

PREFERRED FORMAT:  Word.

FEEDBACK STYLE:  Annotations and Detailed Summary.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT: PDF.

REVIEW SITES: Goodreads. Amazon.

Possible charge for service.
Contact for rates.

I am an educationist by profession and am an enthusiastic and dedicated freelance alpha/beta reader and proofreader. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for accuracy, I can diligently navigate through texts, ensuring clarity and coherence. My commitment to excellence is evident in my meticulous approach to reviewing and refining written content. With a blend of enthusiasm and professionalism, I not only enhance the quality of manuscripts but also offer invaluable insights to authors, contributing to the overall success of their projects. 

READING SERVICES:  Beta.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Comedy. Contemporary / Slice of Life / Drama. Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. General Fiction. Romance (Clean). Sci-Fi.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  Provide list up front.

BETA

PREFERRED FORMAT:  Word. Google Docs. PDF.

FEEDBACK STYLE:  Annotations and Detailed Summary.

No charge for services.

I am a stay at home mom, I have three beautiful children. Reading has been a passion of mine, and it’s my own little escape when I need to just let my mind wander away from reality for awhile. 

READING SERVICES:  ARC.

GENRES:  Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Romance. Sci-Fi. LGBTQ / BIPOC

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  Provide list up front.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT: PDF.

REVIEW SITES: Amazon. Goodreads.

PREVIOUS CLIENTS:

Rotting in Vain by Lady Kilroy
Those Forbidden Shadows by Cameo Renae
A Myrmaid’s Kiss by Ashleigh Bello 

No charge for services.

My name is Karina, I am a woman, and I am 18 years old -- a senior in high school. I am Hispanic and I am from Argentina. 

READING SERVICES:  ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Comedy. Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Romance.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT: EPUB or PDF.

REVIEW SITES: TikTok.

No charge for services.

I’m a 37 year old female I love reading all types of genres and posting reviews to help new and established authors with their books! 

READING SERVICES:  ARC.

GENRES:  Fantasy. General Fiction. Romance.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  Provide list up front.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  EPUB. PDF.

REVIEW SITES: Goodreads. Amazon.

No charge for services.

I'm a wife & mother who loves to read.

READING SERVICES: ARC.

GENRES: Fantasy. Romance.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT: EPUB.

REVIEW SITES: Goodreads. Amazon.

No charge for services.

I am a reader. I love to read indie author books. I am also a tiktoker under booktokwoman on booktok 

READING SERVICES:  Alpha. ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Comedy. Contemporary / Slice of Life / Drama. Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. General Fiction. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Romance. Sci-Fi. LGBTQ / BIPOC.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ALPHA

PREFERRED FORMAT:  Word. Google Docs.

FEEDBACK STYLE:  Annotated comments.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT: PDF.

REVIEW SITES: Goodreads. Barnes & Noble. Bookbub.

No charge for services.

I am a book reader, writer, voice Actress and narrator. I am also a youtuber and I share my writing as audio roleplays. I am 39 yrs old from West London UK and I am a qualified health care assistant, I have been writing since I was 13 years old and reading books since I was a child. I have been on NetGalley for the last 3 months with a 42% ratio out of 80% and I was invited to join BookSirens, a book review platform, by the team managing it. I also plan to start a "booktube" channel to talk about books and the reviews etc.

READING SERVICES:  ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Comedy. Contemporary / Slice of Life / Drama. Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. General Fiction. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Romance. Sci-Fi.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  EPUB. PDF.

REVIEW SITES: Goodreads. YouTube.

Possible charge depending on service.
Contact for service/rate.

ARC - no charge.

Hi, I'm Madi, a 30 year old reader/writer from the UK. I started reading aged 3 and started writing aged 12 and have never stopped either of them. I primarily read sci-fi and fantasy but am branching out into historical, and mystery books as well.

I offer services as an Alpha/Beta/ARC reader and can provide detailed feedback, general tone feedback or reviews. 

READING SERVICES:  Alpha. Beta. ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Comedy. Contemporary / Slice of Life / Drama. Fantasy. Historical. Sci-Fi. LGBTQ / BIPOC.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ALPHA / BETA

PREFERRED FORMAT:  Word. Google Docs.

FEEDBACK STYLE:  Annotations and Detailed Summary.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  PDF.

REVIEW SITES:  UK version -- Amazon. Goodreads. Storygraph. Waterstones

No charge for services.

Hi, I’m a 22 year old mum from uk I love to read I’ve been a arc reader on NetGalley for around a year and also been an arc reader for 11 indie authors outside of NetGalley, I love to read and even tho I don’t have a massive following I like to share my reviews, thoughts and recommendations on my multiple platforms 

READING SERVICES:  ARC.

GENRES:  Comedy. Fantasy. General Fiction. Romance. LGBTQ / BIPOC

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT: EPUB or PDF.

REVIEW SITES: Amazon. Goodreads. Instagram. TikTok.

PREVIOUS CLIENTS:

Awakening by Elexis Bell
The Dagger and the Forbidden Heir by Emilia Jae
Dark is the Wood by Kristin Wood
Madworld by Brandon t. Bernard
120 Days by Rose Richards  

No charge for services.

I am a 26 year old graduate architect, who minored in Montessori education and is currently teaching in an elementary school. I love reading, Harry potter is my holy grail. I wasn't much of a social media person but was persuaded into booktok and recently discovered indie authors and have also connected with a few amazing souls. I would love to help and support in whatever way possible. 

READING SERVICES:  ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Comedy. Fantasy. Romance. Sci-Fi. LGBTQ / BIPOC.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  PDF.

REVIEW SITES:  Goodreads. TikTok. Amazon.

No charge for services.

I was born and raised in South Georgia, however despite the Southern traditions and stereotypes, I grew up as a fan of things such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, etc. Growing up, I participated in Reading Quiz bowls where students would receive a list of 20 books to read in roughly 1 year and then be quized on in a game show style competition against groups of students from other schools in the state of Georgia.

This participation has lead me to be very conscious and annotative in all of my reading. 

I like to believe this also provides heavy influence on my future career goals as I am currently going to school to become an accountant. 

In my free time I have recently taken up reading fantasy books by independent authors and I would like to extend my services to help see them all succeed in their own respective categories. 

READING SERVICES:  Alpha. Beta. ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Comedy. Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. General Fiction. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Romance. Sci-Fi.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

ALPHA / BETA

PREFERRED FORMAT:  Word. Google Docs.

FEEDBACK STYLE:  Annotations.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  PDF.

REVIEW SITES: Amazon. Goodreads.

PREVIOUS CLIENTS:

Paragon Exordium by Mikel Melwasul 

No charge for services.

I am a mother of 5, not including my fur babies, a youth mentor, avid reader, and an author all wrapped up into one small package. I have loved reading since I was young and finally got into beta/ARC reading in 2023. I published my first book in 2023 while also ARC & BETA reading 6 different books through the second half of the year. If I'm not reading or writing you'll like me find me at work, playing with my kids or playing video games on my PlayStation. 

READING SERVICES:  Beta. ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Comedy. Contemporary / Slice of Life / Drama. Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Romance. Sci-Fi. LGBTQ / BIPOC.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  None needed.

BETA

PREFERRED FORMAT:  Word. Google Docs. PDF.

FEEDBACK STYLE:  Detailed Summary.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  PDF.

REVIEW SITES:  Amazon. Goodreads. StoryGraph. TikTok. Facebook. 

PREVIOUS CLIENTS: 

Order of Terra by Cara Blaine (Beta and ARC)
Curse of the Soul Collector by Cara Blaine (Beta and ARC)
Luxe in Between by Cara Blaine (Beta)
Road to love by Clara Moon (ARC)
Forbidden by Elvi Blomgren (ARC) 

No charge for services.

Hi I'm Atroksia/Owl pen name Siren Jackson. I'm from Michigan where I reside with my husband of 24 years, my two kids and 2 cats. I am both aspiring author and reader. 

READING SERVICES:  Beta. ARC.

GENRES:  Action / Adventure. Fantasy. Romance. Sci-Fi.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  Provide list up front.

BETA

PREFERRED FORMAT: Google Docs.

FEEDBACK STYLE:  Annotations.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  EPUB.

REVIEW SITES:  Amazon. Goodreads. TikTok. Instagram

No charge for services.

I am a mother of 3 who is finally happily married to the love of my whole existence! I am a CSA/SA Survivor as well as Spoonie mentally/physically. I am also no contact with my entire family save one truly amazing sister. I am part of and a support of the 2SLGBTQIA+ and mental health advocate. I have had a Bookstagram account that I have been on and off active with for a little over a year and actively started on Booktok in November '23. I have Arc read quite a few books and just recently did my first Beta read through in December. I also have never Alpha read but think that would be something really interesting to learn to do, would just need the chance to grow. I believe that there is a reader to every book and will and want to hype EVERY book like it is the best thing since sliced bread... because even if it isn't my slice it's someone's and they just have to be able to find it! #hypeitup I cannot wait to read ALL the stories!! 

READING SERVICES:  Beta. ARC.

GENRES:  Comedy. Contemporary / Slice of Life / Drama. Crime / Mystery. Fantasy. Horror / Thriller / Suspense. Romance. LGBTQ / BIPOC.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:  Provide list up front.

BETA

PREFERRED FORMAT:  Word. Google Docs. PDF.

FEEDBACK STYLE:  Annotated comments.

ARC

PREFERRED FORMAT:  EPUB.

REVIEW SITES:  Amazon. Goodreads. Storygraph. Bookclubs.com. TikTok. Instagram

PREVIOUS CLIENTS: 

Legion of Shadows by Kristin Ward (Beta)
Guardian by Emily Lankow (ARC)
Riftrider by Emily Lankow (ARC)
Queen of Revas SE by Cara Blaine (ARC)  
Luxe in Between by Cara Blaine (ARC

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