Beta readers are readers who offer critique and feedback about a novel before it is published. Sometimes, it happens as a final review. Most of the time, it occurs somewhere between drafts one and five. Thanks to the awesome writing community I've found, I got the chance to be a beta reader last December. It was so cool. Not only did I have the chance to read a really good book, but I also got to discuss with the author different viewpoints and logistics of the story. Plus, this author was then able to beta read for me for Hold Her Down, and provided excellent feedback to me. It is such a cool arrangement--to get honest and open feedback before publishing.
Anyway, I am pleased to announce that the novel I had the pleasure of beta reading for will soon be available. Here's the info:
PICTURE THIS (A Marsden Novel #2)
This is my fourth book, the second in my small-town rom com series set in the fictional town of Marsden, NY--the first was Down on Love.
Publishing JULY 17, 2104; now available for preorder.
It’s where everyone knows your business—and remembers everything you’d rather forget. But somehow the little Catskills town of Marsden draws the most unlikely people back home, turns their lives every which way, and helps them finally figure out what—and who—they want most…
As a celebrity photographer’s assistant, Celia Marshall is used to seeing all kinds of weird antics. But subbing as the model in irrepressible movie star Niall Crenshaw’s latest endorsement ad—while wearing his silk boxers, no less—is definitely not in her job description. Neither is falling for him, especially since he’s dating his latest co-star. To complicate things further, Celia is returning to Marsden to keep an eye on her eccentric grandmother—and Niall is driving her there, then staying to judge a talent contest…
Soon Celia is pulled in a dozen different directions, trying to get her grandmother to act her age, placating her frantic former boss who’s organizing the contest—and attempting to stay away from funny, sexy Niall. Celia’s always been level headed, but suddenly she’s wishing she could get reckless right along with him. Has the time come for sensible Celia to cut loose?...
Sounds good, right? Guess what, it totally is.
But you want to know more, right? You want to know about the mastermind behind Marsden, right? Ok, done. Here's a little about this fabulous author and my new friend:
Jayne Denker divides her time between working hard to bring the funny in her romantic comedies and raising a young son who's way too clever for his own good. She lives in a small village in western New York that is in no way, shape, or form related to the small village in her Marsden novels Down on Love and Picture This. When she's not hard at work on another novel, the social media addict can usually be found frittering away startling amounts of time on Facebook (Jayne Denker Author) and Twitter (@JDenkerAuthor). Visit her blog at http://jaynedenker.com or at Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/Jayne_Denker)
I can't wait to read this novel again, and for you all to have the chance to read it as well. I highly recommend, in the meantime, reading the first book in the series, Down on Love. You can find it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.