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OKAY! 600 pages done. Whew! Gary and I are doing a last read-through before sending to beta readers for feedback. We are at page 150.

If you are interested in possibly being a beta reader, let us know. There are some cool perks to doing that.

Below is a description of the story.

We would like to find ten good beta readers who like thrillers, the paranormal, and adventure (with a little romance).

We will supply a word document and would like the beta readers to make notes on what you like and dislike, make suggestions, and spot inconsistencies and errors.
We are not looking for editing for typos, but if you spot one, that would be great.
We would ask you to commit to doing a survey after you have read it to answer some questions we have about the story.

If you like it, your review will be used in the pre-launch promo with your name. If you are an author, let us know so we can promote you and your book(s) as one who recommends the book in the review. (XXX, author of XXXX)

We will also include your name in the acknowledgements of the book. It will look like this: (Your Goodreads handle), member of Goodreads, or (Your author name), member of Goodreads and author of (your books).

We will also supply a free autographed print version, and a coffee cup that says:

Vampires Need Love, Too.
Leon’s Lair
A novel by The Phoenix

(T-shirts that have that first line are a hot selling item in our story. Half way into the book, you will find out why.)

After we send you the manuscript, we would like to have it back in two weeks. Our warning is it is long – about 600 pages, about 223,000 words
Please email me at read@booksbyphoenixcom.

Below is a description of the novel, which is a re-write of The Pirates of Vampire Island and includes the promised sequel.

Thanks,
Phoenix.

LEON’S LAIR is an international thriller, a nail-biting ride that is grisly but somewhat tongue-in-cheek, a brutal tale of horror, and the occult that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
It includes romance, adventure, suspense, an expanse of several countries, and dozens of vivid characters from around the world. However, to say more than the following would give away too many spoilers.
The Jakarta, is an elegant cruise ship sailing the exotic seas in Indonesia with a passenger list of ninety unsuspecting people. Jane and her best friend, Remy, are just getting know the rest of the small group of young twenty-somethings when the ship is attacked by pirates.
However, Leon and his men are not your usual pirates – they want something else besides the usual booty – they are taking female hostages to feed on. They are cruel vampires.
Jane and two male companions escape the horror of what is happening. They take a lifeboat and flee.
They have escaped becoming the victims of Leon and his men, but become lost at sea for weeks, are almost out of fuel, and have nearly lost hope of ever finding rescue when they finally catch sight of land, a dangerous rain-forested island that seems deserted. However, their fight for survival has only just begun.
They are not alone.
Fate is cruel because this island is Leon’s Lair.

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