Okay guys, I'm doing something I've never done before: a beta call O.O *cue music*
I am super excited to share these stories because they're some of my favorites. Originally this post was only going to be for one story, but you get two! I'll have two separate sign up forms below, along with their summaries. We're both looking for people to beta read the story (regular beta stuff like grammar, if it flows, any plot holes, that kind of thing.) and would be super grateful for your feedback.
The first one (and one with a deadline) is The Star's Shadow. It's a story filled with Fae, Shadows, and Stars (*sigh of delight*). I partnered up with Savannah from Inspired Writes to co-write it, and I love it so much.
The second story one is currently titled A.I.Z.E. It is a short story (just over 7k, so a little on the larger side as well). This one I've had sitting in my head for a while, and was able to write it for a school project.
The Star's ShadowGenre: Fantasy
Word Count: (7.5k)
Summary: Drayden is a Shadow Prince, a fae who are known for their vicious nature and for stealing shadows. But Drayden isn't an ordinary Shadow Fae. They are dark creatures who blend in with darkness, invisible to an unsuspecting victim. Drayden is different, not only has he never succeeded in stealing a shadow, he also doesn't look like one. His pale gray coloring has cast him in suspicion ever since his birth, and his inability to shadow-steal as only greatened the dislike and trust.
So when a Star Fae, one of the brightest creatures in their realms, falls into their kingdom, Drayden is given the chance to redeem his name and save himself from exile. Steal the Star's shadow, and he will be accepted. But is he willing to do what it takes?
A.I.Z.E.Genre: Science Fiction
Word Count: 7,291
Summary: Jax has been used to living alone, just him, his ship, and his inventions. Ever since he was young he's lived on the edge of the Outer Rim, scrounging for things to help him survive and evade Testra, a facility that is a lot more advanced than the Rim, and are willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. After Testra comes after him, he tries to keep a low profile in his space craft, working a 'pirate' like job, though he refuses to acknowledge that term.
When he gets ahold of a new Artificial Intelligence (AI), he ends up with more than he bargains for. The AI is in need of an update that only Testra has, and it leads to an unplanned adventure onto a large transport ship to get the needed information. Finding an unconscious girl while there was not what he was planning on, leaving him with a difficult decision. Will he risk his own freedom to help her, or leave her?
If you're interested, just fill out this handy form I made, and I'll be sending it your way!