Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Few Good Beta Readers

Howdy doo. A quickie post (booty call? ;-) ) to solict a few good beta readers for Strange Bedfellows Book 3. A few of my regular beta readers are sitting this one out because of other obligations or that horrible thing called REAL LIFE.

If you're interested in being a beta, please drop me a line: yllek_q(at)yahoo(dot)com. The story is about 3/4 finished, and if you're someone who is OK reading in parts, please do consider this! :)

You will need to have read "Strange Bedfellows." You don't need to have read "Three's a Crowd" (Strange Bedfellows Book Two), although one reason Felicianna is softer in Book Two is so that readers' most recent memories of her would hopefully be of the gentler woman in Book 2 rather than the somewhat harsher-edged woman in Book 1. I'm getting off track, sorry. Plot-wise, you definitely don't need to have read Book 2, only Book 1.

Here's the blurb for the story, which is tentatively titled "Victoria's Very Awkward Love Story":

Why would Victoria Dourne strike up a friendship with Felicianna Grey, the woman who almost ruined the lives of Victoria's mother and stepmother? What started as mere curiosity on Victoria's part has developed into much more. She and Felicianna have been chatting online a few months, and Felicianna thinks Victoria is a twenty-five-year-old secretary from Chicago, not the eighteen-year-old girl she is. They’ve bonded over the fact they’re both in love with women they can’t have. They’ve even engaged in cybersex with each other. The online thing is getting old, though, and when Felicianna shows signs of losing interest, Victoria figures the time has come to tell the truth—in person.

Felicianna is horrified when Victoria confesses all. An eighteen-year-old girl! The stepdaughter of Felicianna’s former best friend. The daughter of a woman Felicianna despises. This was what happened when Felicianna took risks. When she decided she could trust someone.

Victoria begs Felicianna to give her a chance. Just one chance. A dinner. If, after that, Felicianna still wants Victoria to stay away, she will.

Can Victoria persuade Felicianna to look past the trappings of age and circumstances to find her way back to the woman she thought she knew online? Can Victoria and Felicianna surmount their many, many obstacles?


Just a few interesting tidbits. This is the novel that I was originally hoping to be the sequel to "Strange Bedfellows." It'd be titled "Strange Bedfellows Too." In previous incarnations, Vic was paired with different leads, depending on the incarnation. I couldn't get anything clicking, but seems like finishing "Three's a Crowd" (Strange Bedfellows Book 2) finally got me on the right track for Vic's story. After releasing 3AC, I planned to go back to work on a psychological suspense lesfic, but the characters of Victoria and Felicianna wouldn't let me go. My heart was way more with them than with the other lesfic (which I'll get back to after this book, maybe).

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