Update: if you don’t have two reviews to link, it’s cool … you can apply anyway. I have an idea for what to do.
I’m looking for two more people to become “trusted readers” — this means you get to read my first and second and third drafts and give me story feedback, ideas, “I hated this part” thoughts, and so forth. This is an unpaid thing … you’re basically trading some feedback for the chance at an early look at my upcoming work. You’ll also get thanked in the acknowledgments of anything that goes on to be published.
You will have to sign a very simple non-disclosure agreement. It’s a two-page contract in very readable English that just basically says “I totally won’t steal Chris’s books and give them out on the internet.”
In 2013 you will at definitely get to read The Broken God Machine before it comes out, along with the first draft of Monster Hunters, and probably another first draft. If you’re going to apply, please link me at least two book reviews you’ve written at Amazon, Goodreads, your blog, or similar. If the reviews can’t be linked (like Barnes & Noble or Apple), please describe how I can locate them. IE: “go to this book’s page and look for the user ‘TotesLuvsVampires’ … that’s me!”
Interested? Go to my contact form to get in touch.