Beta Reading Group

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Thank you for taking the time to consider participating in our beta reading group. Any involvement from you will go a long way into making Sword & Fire a better, more enjoyable read.

There’s no obligation. If you enjoy the story, keep reading. Comment casually, or in an intentional way.

If you don’t like the story, you can leave the group at any time. No explanations needed.



You’ll interact with the author directly concerning your ideas and comments.

While you’re welcome (and encouraged) to make brief online comments in the comment section of each chapter, you’re also invited to give more detailed feedback directly to the author via email. Maybe you’re a grammar guru and want to help the author terminate typos, anachronisms, malapropisms, and the like. Or maybe you’d like the chance to offer commentary on the plot and characters of a budding new work. We’d love to receive your contribution, whether it’s casual and lite … or intentional and pointed. You can offer as much or as little feedback as you’d like.

For those who stick through Vol. I’s twenty-two chapters, you’ll get name credit in Vol. I’s Preface when published, and you’ll also get all three eBooks as a gift ahead of their official release.

Yes, you’ll get ALL three eBooks free. The design of this reading group is not intended to try to hook you in with Vol. I in the hope that you buy the second two volumes. To repeat: you will get all three eBooks for free. (See the final FAQ question below for our plans to market and sell the books.)

In addition, if your feedback leads to a change in the shape of the story, we’ll specifically acknowledge the contribution in the book’s Preface.


If you’re keen to be involved, let us know via the contact form.

We’ll then create login access for you. With this you can access our private reading group (styled as a forum for easy participation), and also download PDF versions of the chapters. You can cancel your account or leave the group at any time. It goes without saying that there are no fees involved or obligations of any kind.

And if you just want to be a casual reader? That’s fine, too. Enjoy the chapters online, use the comments section to comment freely and/or use the feedback form at any time to share your thoughts.


Return to the home page here or start reading the book’s prologue here.