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Join Heir to His Crown’s Beta Reading Team – Sign Ups CLOSED

HELLOOOO readers! Well, first off I wanna say HAPPY EASTER!!! I mean, I know I’m a li’l late, but I had planned out this Easter post annnd I dunno, it just didn’t happen. :,( But it is time for the sign up to OFFICIALLY be open to join Heir to His Crown’s beta reading team! First I must give the HUGEST shout-out and express my DEEPEST thanks to some of the AH-MAY-ZING gals who read through some of the opening chapters of my novel: Jane, Allie Andersen, and Katherine. Man, they’ve done an INCREDIBLE job in feedback and all that good stuff. So THANK YOU ALL SO SO SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway before we get to the stuff about how to join my beta reading team, I thought I’d talk a bit more about my story, Heir to His Crown, so you’ll know if this is a story you’d like to read as a beta or not! First let’s get down to the facts:

Genre: medieval fantasy fiction, action-adventure fiction

Age range: 13+ (Note: this is just a general range, it’s not a set in stone age. The only trigger warnings is that there are some intense scenes, death, and fights, but nothing suuuper gory, and some romance, but there’s nothing inappropriate, nothing beyond a kiss. There’s no cuss words or anything immoral.)

Length: I don’t know yet for sure, but I’m still aiming for 80,000 words. It’s possible it could go to 85 or 75, I can’t tell yet. 

How long do I aim for my beta readers to be reading it: 3-4 months

Book summary: 

A fight for the crown suddenly became a fight for his life.

At the age of seven, Prince Keenum’s country Cedulnia was overthrown and his father was killed. Keenum witnessed his country fall subject to Valdork, a tyrannical ruler, and Keenum became a prisoner within his own kingdom. Now, nine years later, Keenum is given a chance to reclaim his father’s crown. But he must blindly trust strangers and learn secrets that will forever change the way he views his closest friends and the people of his country. 

When Keenum joins the kingdom’s most infamous rebel group, he takes the task of journeying to foreign lands beyond Cedulnia and gathering weapons for a war the leader of the rebel group is planning. However, this simple quest is not as easy as Keenum anticipated with Valdork’s guards hunting him, betrayers lurking among the rebel group, dangerous magical daggers, a mysterious girl who threatens to steal his heart, and his own past haunting his every step. In the end, Cedulnia’s crown can only have one successor, and everyone, including Prince Keenum, will fight to the death.

Graphics, book covers, etc!

(Credit: the two covers were designed by in the order they appear: Jane and Grace A. Johnson)

INTERVIEW WITH KEENUM FROM HEIR TO HIS CROWN

(I wanted to do a more in-depth interview like I did with Colin, but time didn’t allow for that, plus I’m still planning to do one of those interviews for Robyn and possibly Genie. Sooo this is just a few quick questions I had with Prince Keenum!! <33)

Me: Hello, Prince Keenum, thank you for joining me today! I’m going to do a few fun questions and then a few serious ones. Here’s my first question for you: What’s your favorite color? (It’s a must-have question in the TWN fam.)

Keenum: Uh…I’ve never really thought about it. How ’bout a forest green?

Me: Oooh I like that! Next question: What’s your favorite genre to write in (’cause for those of you who don’t know, Keenum likes writing, but he won’t admit it if you asked him about it. 😉 )

Keenum: I like to try different things. I really enjoy recording old Cedulnian legends that most of my people don’t know about.

Me: Awesome! Okay if you could have any kind of superpower, what would you have?

Keenum: super strength 

Me: Now the more serious questions. What’s your deepest, darkest secret?

Keenum: Uh…you told me this wasn’t going to get personal.

Me: *rolls eyes* Obviously, I wouldn’t tell you the interview was going to get personal, ’cause then you wouldn’t have agreed to do it. 

Keenum: So you lied to get me here.

Me: Umm…*rushes to add* Next question! Have you ever fallen in love?

Keenum: Once.

Me: Annnnd

Keeenum: And going any further would then make this interview get personal.

Me: *huff* Surprisingly, I think I’d rather interview Colin.

Keenum: *winces* I honestly don’t think I can be in the same room with Colin again.

Me: Yeeeah, letting you, Colin, and Robyn have a conversation together wasn’t my smartest idea, but it was needed for that future post! (Stay tuned TWN peeps!) 

Keenum: Though, Robyn wasn’t much better. She kept reaching for her sword, and I honestly thought she was gonna hurt someone. I was hoping it’d be Colin. 

Me: Yeah, I’m not sure what to say to that. So I think that’s enough questions. THANK YOU Keenum for joining me for this brief interview!!!!!!!!

Keenum: No problem! Your blog’s really cool!

Me: Aww, thanks!!

Scene from Heir to His Crown:

The guard behind me let out a full round of laughter. Kylie turned her glare to him. Hard. From the sudden silence filling the space behind me, I knew I wasn’t the only one who cowered under that glare.
“Laugh now. Just wait until you see this boy you call a worthless prince free Cedulnia and come here to finally claim the crown. Just wait. Will you laugh then? You think you’re so high and mighty now, but kingdoms crumble. I see it happen every day. You will never be sturdy. Like how Broen met his reign’s end, so will Valdork, and eventually Keenum. These things never last. So, what are you gonna do about it?”
I wished more people heard this. I wished they would all know the truth behind power. It could corrupt. It only destroyed. It was abused. If we all knew the truth, I figured more people would shy away from it and only the courageous would take the risk to lead.

Annnd another

“We should tell him, you know.” Amadeo broke the silence. I shot my head in his direction. Tell me what? Jutrucil mouthed no, like that would keep my curiosity at bay. It only ignited it to burn brighter. 
Kylie crossed her arms. “If anyone should know, Keenum has every right to. Forgot why you wanted him free from Valdork in the first place, Jutrucil? It wasn’t so you two could bicker and try to best the other.”
I opened my mouth to remind her I wasn’t trying to best anyone.

And final one I promise

Kylie’s face had gone even paler. Thomas beamed like he had solved all of our problems but I knew we would have to move too fast. Kylie wouldn’t be able to keep up but we couldn’t leave her behind. I nodded slowly, absorbing this new plan. If we didn’t go through with it all would be lost. Everything we had done to come to this moment would be a waste. We knew what was required of us and we would have to offer it to make it to the end. 

For Cedulnia.

For my father.

I couldn’t be a leader. I’d never have true hero material. But I could still fight until my last breath. And I knew that’s how it would end – with my last breath.

So that’s all the fun stuff I have for you!!!!!! If you’re not interested in beta reading, then please feel free to go ahead and skip to the comments. Lemme know what you think of Keenum and Heir to His Crown. And if you have any questions you’d like to ask Prince Keenum, put them in the comments and he’ll answer them!!!!!!!! (And we need to take a vote about who should be my next character interview: Robyn or Genie. So if you wanna vote, lemme know in the comments which interview you’d like to see next!)

 FOR BETA READERS:

So you’re thinking about joining the beta reading team for Heir to His Crown? Well let me explain how it’s gonna work. You’ll have this lovely form you’ll have to fill out if you want to be on the list. Then beginning in May, I will send you somewhere from one to two chapters a week for you to read (probably on Fridays is when I’ll send them out). Any chapters that are long will be single but if there are some short ones, then there might be two chapters. However, because May is about the time when testing comes and school ends, that first month, it’ll only be one (or two) chapters every other week and then as we move into June, I’ll be a bit more consistent in sending out chapters. I may adjust my chapter sending as we get more into the beta reading to fit the pace that most of the readers are reading through the chapters. How the chapters will be sent to my readers is something I’m still figuring out. XD I’d like to have a group docs and then for those who don’t like/have google can request to be sent either a Word Docx or a PDF. Or if you’d rather not critique in a group google docs, for personal reasons, and would rather have your own, then you can request that. There will be a section in the form where you can say how you’d like to critique it. Also please note: SIGN UPS ARE OPENED ONLY UNTIL APRIL 24TH.

Now, I know we all have pretty busy lives and I TOTALLY GET that a lot of us don’t need anything else added to your plate. So don’t stress ONE BIT if you don’t have time to read through my story. And you don’t have to explain to me why you can’t do it. If you would like to, then you can sign up here. If not, no stress, y’all!

For those of you who do join the team, I hope we will all have a suuuper awesome and fun time!!! This story is one that is very near and dear to my heart and I hope it’ll be one you enjoy as well!!!!! Also, I’d like to give out some special prizes for my beta reading team as a way to say thank you, so if you have ANY suggestions/ideas totally lemme know. <333 To those of you who do join the team, I want to in advance give you the HUGEST AND BIGGEST THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! I always get kinda nervous when it comes to asking for beta readers, ’cause I don’t want anyone to feel obligated and all that stuff. So it is VERY appreciated!!!!!!!!! Er, yeah, I don’t know how to end this post. BYE!!!! 

And now I shall make a dramatic exit!

Issabelle is a publsihed author of YA fantasy. On the rare occasion when she's not plotting and pursuing her next story idea, she enjoys reading, blogging, and drawing. Currently, she is a little disappointed that she hasn’t found Narnia in her wardrobe, yet, despite all her searching. What she's probably doing right now is either fangirling about her favorite books to random people or scanning the pantries for chocolate.

94 Comments

  • Grace A. Johnson

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I…*pants* must…*reaches* sign…*groans*…UUUUUUUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP! *silently reminds herself that she’s not supposed to be taking on any more beta-reading projects* *kicks herself and reminds her that this is Izzy and the fabulous Heir to His Crown that she’s been excited to read ever since she first heard about it*

    Admittedly, I skimmed this post to get to the sign-up form! I am SOOOOOOOOOOO excited to start reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Issabelle

      Hahaaha, honestly this whole comment has just made me BEYOND HAPPY!!!! I didn’t think anyone would be that excited over my li’l ole stories.

      Hehehe, like I can honestly relate to this SOOO MUCH!!!! Every time I tell myself not to follow a blog or take on any more reading projects, I always find myself doing just that. XD Though don’t stress about li’l ole me if you don’t have the time. But I am SOO HAPPY to have you on the team. I just got soooo excited when I saw you were signing up! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! And aww, you’ve been excited to read about HTHC that long?! THANK YOUUUU!!!!! <33333 *infinite hearts* You're AWESOME, girl!!!!! (Of course she's awesome, she's your twin, Izzy.)

      Lol, hey, the fact that you were THAT excited to join my team, TOTALLY gives you a skimming pardon. XDD YESSS!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT for May!!! I hope my story will be as awesome as expected. <3333

      • Grace A. Johnson

        WHAT???!!! Of course they’d be excited!!!!!!!!

        Oh, no stress at all! This is be all PLEASURE!!! Oh, yeah, how could I not? Such a cool title, blurb, cover…perfect book!! XD You are SO welcome!!!!!!!!!! Thank YOU!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

        Whew! No harm done, then! XD Oh, I know it will be SPECTACULAR!!!!!!

        • Issabelle

          Aww, well, you never know sometimes. 😉

          Aww, I’m SO HAPPY to hear that!!!!!! Aww, you’re the sweetest, girl!!! But, yes, I feel like the book cover is the main selling point right now. 😉 I mean, it IS awesome! You’re SO welcome. <3333 (Hehehehe here we go again XD)

          Yep, you're good. XDD Aww, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!!! <333

  • Grace King-Matchett

    I LOVED THIS POST!! I love that you interviewed Keenum, lol. Tell him I say hi~ Anyways, I’m in! I am hecking in! (That is a word now. No dispute.) I’d love to beta read for ya, girl!! <333 Please count me 10000000000000% in!!! <333333

    • Issabelle

      THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, GRACEEE!!!!!!! Why, THANK YOU!!! I always have waaaaay too much fun interviewing my charries. You should check out the one I did with Colin, it was ridiculously insane XD Okey-dokey, I will!!! *turns to Keenum and tells him Grace said hi* *comes back* Keenum says hi back! Oh, and he wanted me to tell you that he likes your novel idea. I was talking to him about it and he was really interested!!!!! YAAAY!!!! I’m just SOO HAPPY to hear this!!! Girl, THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!! It’s gonna be AWESOME to have you on the team!!! (Lol, yes, it can TOTALLY be a word now XDD) YESS!!!! You are ABSOLUTELY in!!!! WOOHOO!!! <333

      • Grace King-Matchett

        Lolll, I TOTALLY need to do it sometime!! XD I’ll go and check out the one with Colin!! <33 Eyyy, thank you Keenum XD Tell him that Bren, Ripley, Marge and Noelle also said hi XD Awhh, no problem!! I'm honoured and happy to be a part of your beta reading team!!! <33333

        HEY

        IDEA FOR THE BETA READERS PRIZE

        We all get one of our charries together, and we do one giant post of our characters all having a conversation XDDDD That would be AMAZING. Let me know what you think!

        • Issabelle

          Yes, YOU SHOULD!!!!!! Hehehehe, kay! Be warned, though, I wrote that post up when I was suffering from lack of sleep, so it’s crazy, absurd, and random. XD But it’s fun. Alrighty I shall tell him!!!!! He’s not with me right now because of certain reasons *cough* that may or may not be my fault *cough* But I’ll probably see him later today, so I’ll let him know!!!! Aww, girl, you’re TOO SWEET!!!! 😊 Much love to you. 💕💕

          *gasp* I. LOVE. THAT. IDEA!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for sharing!!!! *mind starts turning with some ideas* I seriously think we could work for this. But it’d be like the big prize, like only for those who make it to the end of the story. Sometimes people have to drop out because of life or other reasons, so I’d make it the big prize. YES!!! LOVE IT!!! <333

  • Jane

    Hello Issabelle and Keenum!!!!
    That hint you gave us about a future post with Keenum, Colin, and Robyn sounds super interesting and I can’t wait to read it!!! Like, seriously, I don’t think I can physically wait for it to come out. XD
    I think your next interview thing should be with. . . (how dare you ask such a hard question XD) it should be with… Robyn!! But you still have to do one with genie. As my official unofficial title as the Queen of pranks, I command it! (Just ignore the prank part. XD)
    I would love to continue beta reading for Heir To His Crown!!!!! I do have one question, do you want me to fill out the form for it, or since I’m already reading it am I good? 🙂
    Anyway, great post!!!! I can’t wait to see the other interviews!!!! <333

    • Issabelle

      Heya, Jane!!!! (Oh and Keenum said hey, too. He would stick around and chat, but, er, he’s kinda in a very bad situation right now which may or may not be totally my fault.)
      Aww, THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! YESS!!! I can’t wait till it’s posted. It was honestly sooo much fun to see all three of them interact together. Though, honestly, most of the conversation was just Colin and Robyn bickering and Keenum sitting on the sidelines wondering what bunch I had stuck him with. XDD Hehehe…well, if I get it all together before it’s supposed to post, maybe I’ll share you a small sneak peek.
      Hehehehe, you see my dilemma then. I HAVE NO IDEA WHO TO CHOOSE!!!!! Oooh, Robyn, good pick. Her interview will be…interesting. Lol, oh, I see the Queen of Pranks has given an order. I must not rest until I see it fulfilled! XDD (Lol, yes, I’ll ignore the prank part XDD)
      YAAAY!!! THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!!! I mean, it’s good you said that, ’cause you’re kind of automatically placed on ALL of my beta reading lists from here on out XDDD Nah, you don’t have to fill it out if you wanna stick with the doc you already have. If you’d rather be in the group document, then you can so I have all the info in one place. Or just let me know here.
      THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!! YESSS!!!! I can’t wait, either!!!! <333

      • Jane

        Lol, I’m sure he’ll find a way out of it. Probably. Unless you do something else to him. XD Tell Keenum I said good luck!! (he’ll definitely need it, knowing you. XDD)
        You are putting three of your most stubborn characters in the same room. It’s, like, guaranteed to be hilarious!!!!!!!!!! And Colin and Robyn are professionals when it comes to bickering so it’s gonna be fun seeing them do it with each other. Oooh, it’s going to be soooooooo much fun to read!!!!!!! I’m gonna squeal when I get the email telling me you put it up!!!!!! XDD *gasps* YES!!!!!! You MUST share a sneak peek if you do that!!!!!!!
        Well, you could interview them together, although, that might turn to disaster VERY fast. Ooh, I like interesting, bring it on!!!!! *puts on crown* Yes, it must be fulfilled!! XD
        You’re very welcome!!!!!! Lol, I love reading anything you write so I TOTALLY fine with that!!!! XDD
        Okay, then I’ll just stick with the one I have. Unless it’s easier for you to just have me on the group ones, then I can totally switch. 🙂

        • Issabelle

          Hehehehehe, idk, Keenum’s not as, er, clever as some of my other characters. He has a hard time getting out of these “situations”. Okey-dokey, I will!!! (Oh, yes, he REALLY does, because we’re getting close to the end of the novel and y’know things have gotta get intense! XDDD But honestly, Keenum doesn’t fight me like Colin does about these things. He’s a real cinnamon roll actually!!)
          Aaaaahh, YESS!!!! It was honestly hilarious…to me, at least. Not really to the others. Most were either angry, annoyed, or plotting a way to get revenge one me (looking at you, Robyn) by the end of it. XD YESSSS!!!!! Aww, girl, well, I’ve now seriously just switched my posting schedule around a bit so that you’ll hopefully get the post in May. YESS!!!! I will!!! <333
          Oh, yeah that might. Genie is someone who really fights for the spotlight. XD WOOHOOO!!!! Bring it on!!!!! Hahaha!! XDD
          Aww, girl, you're just the SWEETEST!!!! And like seriously my biggest cheerleader!!! <33
          AWESOME!!!! Nah, you're TOTALLY fine where you are!! 🙂

  • Alexa

    Oh my goodness, I’m SO excited for you!!! 🎉 🥳 Heir to His Crown reminds me a lot of the False Prince, and I know it will be SUPER GOOD!! I love all the covers and collages; they get me into the mood very well! Oh, yes, and Happy Late Easter!🐣 P.S, I love your dramatic exit! XD

    • Issabelle

      THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, ALEXA!!!!!! Yeah, I mean we should’ve all pretty much guessed I would’ve written a book similar to The False Prince at some point in my writing journey. XD Aww, girl, THAT MEANS SOO MUCH that you think that!!!!!! THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!!!! I honestly stare at all of my graphics for an unhealthy amount of time! XD YES SAME!!!!! Yes HAPPY LATE EASTER, girl!!!! I hope you had an AWESOME one!!!!!! <33 Aww, THANK YOU!!!! I was cracking up as I put that gif in. XD

      P.S. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for joining my beta reading team!!! You're THE BEST!!! <333

      • Alexa

        XD. You made me actually laugh out loud with your “unhealthy amount of time” sentence! I hope you had an awesome Easter as well! (The gif da best!)

        You bet! I’m so excited!! <33

        • Issabelle

          Lol, Yes, though absurd to ponder over, I can assure you it is quite true. 🤣 Yes, I did, THANK YOU!!!!!! <333 (Yes, the gif is da best! XD)

          Awesome!!!! Me too!!!!! *jumps up and down*

  • Allie Jo Andersen

    Yay!!!!!!!! I’m so excited for your beta team!!!!!! 😁 Also, I love the Gifs in your post!! 😂 Very clever!! I can’t wait to read more of Keenum’s story and join your team!!!!!! 😁

    • Issabelle

      THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, ALLIE!!!! I always get SO excited when I’ve been able And THANK YOU for helping me out with getting this all set up. I have literally no idea what I’m doing, soo there’s that. XD Haha YES!!! I thought they were soo perfect! YAAY!!!! I can’t wait for this beta reading team stuff to begin. (Are people normally this excited or is it just me XD) THANK YOU SOO MUCH, girl, for ALL you do!!! <33

    • Issabelle

      YESSS!!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, MAHITHA!!!!!! That means SOO MUCH to me to have you on the team!!!!! *showers you with chocolate* Lol, aww, that makes me SOO HAPPY!!! I hope my story will be awesome! 😉

      • Mahitha

        *Happily showers in chocolate* XD Of course, Issabelle! I’m more than happy to have joined the team! I’m sure your story will be AMAZING!! 😀

        • Issabelle

          *happily starts eating the chocolate* Aww, THANK YOUU!!!!! YESS!!! Which honestly brings SO much relief to me, ’cause I was sooo worried no one would wanna/have time to beta read for me. Aww, it means a LOT that you think that!!! Hopefully. *fingers crossed*

  • Victoria

    YAAAYY!!!! Beta reading sign-ups are here!!! This looks SOOO fun!! I’ll have to talk to my parents and see what my schedule looks like over the next few months, but I’m 99% sure I’m gonna do it! 😀

    Also, I LOOOVED all of those graphics, and snippets, and THE INTERVIEW!!!! That was sooo fun to learn more about Keenum and I NEED to see that conversation with him, Robyn, and Colin, like, ASAP. XD What Keenum said about Robyn hurting Colin was THE definition of hilarious!!! XD For your next character interview, though, I vote GENIE!!!! (I gotta get to know that girl some more.) XP

    (Oh, and I LOVED your dramatic exit GIF, Issabelle!!! That was PERFECT! ) XDD

    • Issabelle

      YESSS!!!! THEY ARE HEREEEE!!!!! THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!!! Okey-dokey!! Yes, totally do what works best for your schedule! YAAY!!!! I hope you can! <333 I'd love to have you join!!!!

      Aww, girl, THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!! <3333 YESSS THE INTERVIEW!!!!!! Haha, yes, I enjoy my charrie interviews waaay too much. 😉 Though, I feel like with Keenum's we learned less about him and just realized that he is obviously keeping some serious secrets. Lol, girl, that conversation with the three of them was just WAAAY too much fun to watch. XDD I'm hoping to get that post out soon!!!!!! Lol, YESSSS!!!!! I LOOVED THAT PART IN THE INTERVIEW!!!!! XDD Aaah, YES!!!! Genie would be the most fun person to interview EVER!!!! (Lol, YES!!! Genie is AWESOME!)

      (Lol, THANK YOU!!!!! I enjoyed putting that in too much. XD YES!!! I thought it was perfect, too!!!! XD)

      • Victoria

        I JUST JOINED (and am SOOOOO EXCITED)!!!! 😀 😀 😀 I will say, on the part of the form that asked what my strengths are in writing I kinda just put what seemed fun to do (and for some reason I feel like I’m only good at sentence structure on everyone’s writing but mine) so I guess I’ll just try my best! XD Either way, this is gonna be absolutely positively FUN!!!! 😀

        You’re sooo welcome!!! LOLOL, IKR?!?! I might have to do an interview with my charries sometime, too! *Gasps* WAIT. What if….what if we do a JOINT interview with our characters!!!! Or like, a conversation with them, or just SOMETHING! XD (Don’t mind me if that sounds weird, sometimes I have sudden bursts of crazy ideas.) XP Still though, that might be kinda fun! ;D

        BTW, my sister point out that you put a breaking news thing at the bottom about my blog!!! Girl, THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!!!! That means a lot to me! 😀 <333

        • Issabelle

          YESSSS!!!!!! Aaahhh, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, Victoria!!!! It is an ABSOLUTE HONOR to have you on the team!!!! (YESSS me too!!!!) Hahaaha, yeah, *whispers* that’s honestly what I do most of the time. I really have NO IDEA what my strengths in editing are. 😂 (Aaah, I SO get that!!! Which, girl, it’s honestly FINE WITH ME if all everyone focuses on is sentence structure, ’cause that’s my weakest area in writing. I can sometimes write strong plots, compelling characters, etc. but man, my sentences are always SO wordy and redundant.) Aww, girl, you’re gonna be FANTABULOUS!!!!! YESS!!!! I hope you enjoy the story!! I CAN’T WAIT!!!! *jumps up and down*

          Oooh, YES YOU SHOULD!!!!! I’d enjoy reading that!! *gasps suuper loudly* GIRL YES A HUNDRED TIMES OVER!!!!! Actually, it’s not weird at all. In fact another girl was suggesting something similar to that as one of the prizes for being on the beta team, and I must admit, it’s realllllyyyy selling me! YESS IT WOULD TOTALLY BE FUN!!!!!! It could be like a conversation with one of your charries and Keenum (’cause Colin is just not a people person 😆). EEEEKKK!!! LOOOVE IT!!!! <333 And girl, I ALWAYS love your ideas!! THEY ARE AMAZING!!!!! Besides crazy is the only way to go nowadays!

          YESS!!! I was wondering if you'd notice it. 😉 Girl, you are SO WELCOME!!!! We HAVE to spread the word about you amazing new blog!! IT IS THE BEST!!!!! <333

          • Victoria

            Of course, girl!!!! THANK YOU for letting us read it!!!!! Awww, thanks!!! 😊 LOLOL, IKR!?!?! I’m like, “Eh, I have no idea what I’m doing, but I guess I’ll just hope for the best!” 😂 Oh, I KNOW I’ll enjoy it! Your writing is AMAZING!!!

            Woahhhhh, REALLY!?!?! That would be a TOTALLY EPIC PRIZE!!!! YEESSS!! I bet Valor and Keenum would have fun getting to know each other! XD Lololol, yeeaah, Colin might not be the best option (but then again, he and Eve actually seem pretty similar so maybe they’d get along okay…) 😂 D’awwwww, I always love your ideas too, girl! Hehehe, you are ABSOLUTELY right!!! XD

            GIRL. You are just da BEST!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!😀😀😀😀❤️❤️❤️

            • Issabelle

              Aww, girl, you’re welcome!!!! <3333 Hahaha, SOOO relating!!!! I mean, I've been beta reading for a while now, but when I first started I was hopelessly lost. I was like can't I just fangirl over this story, I don't see anything wrong with it. xD Aww, girl, that means SOO MUCH that you think that!!!!!! <333

              YESSSS!!!!! Then it's settled for the prize!!!! oh my goodness, YeS, YES YESSS!!!! Valor and Keenum would really enjoy hanging together, I think! Hehehehe, yeah, if I let Colin take the stage, I'd most likely loose all my readers. XD (Ooh, yes, they do!!! They'd either get along or just get irritated with the other. XD) Aww, girl, you're just the SWEETESET!!!!! YESSS!!!!

              Aww, girl, I guess I learned from you being such a great example!!! <333 You're SO welcome!!!!! <33333

  • Arein

    YES YES YES I’D LOVE TO JOIN!!! I help a ton of my friends with editing all the time, and I love doing it. 🙂 (BTW Arein is my pen name so I’m going to be using my real name which is Elizabeth 😀 )

      • Issabelle

        THANK YOU!!! That’s okay, girl!!! Nope, you don’t need any experience in editing stuff. Beta readers are just people who enjoy reading and are willing to read over someone’s (in this case mine) story and tell the writer their thoughts. Like if a sentence was worded in a weird way or if you thought the plot was moving too slow. Or a certain scene needed more descriptions. If there was something in the story that didn’t seem or feel right, then you tell the author that. (Did that make sense?) If you have any other questions, I’d be more than happy to answer them!!!! <333

        • Lrose5

          i would LOVE to sign up!! (already did!! XD) I signed up for the private doc thing but i would like the group one if you truse everybody on it…. there is a reason my blog is private…. (not really, but i just like NO spammers, creepers, etc… i get kinda cautious on group chatting etc….)

          • Issabelle

            Aww, girl, A HUNDRED MILLION THANK YOUS!!!! It means SO MUCH to have you on the team!!!!! *showers you with chocolate* AWESOME!!! Right now it looks everyone who’s signed up except one person I know really well, but if I get a good number of people, I might break up the group docs into two group ones. If I do that, I’ll make sure you’re in the group with the people I really trust!!! (Yeah, I 100% understand!!!! I’m ALLL about being safe online which is why I offered the private one, ’cause you just can’t be too careful these days. Being cautious in group chatting is a REALLY GREAT thing to start practicing now!!!! That’s why I don’t do Google Hangouts and stuff like that. Yep I want NO spammers and creepers either!!!! <333)

            • Lrose5

              oh and i realized that the email that i gave u doesn’t work for google docs…. (since it’s not gmail) but i have a gmail email for school so if you want me to give u that one for docs i can (just please don’t use it other that google docs cause i don’t want non school related emails in my inbox)

              🙂

  • Diamond

    This sounds so good! I’ve only ever beta read one book, but I have some experience editing my own short stories. I’d love to provide feedback and encouragement if you chose to have me on the beta reading team!

    • Issabelle

      THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, DIAMOND!!!!! That just means SO much to me that you think that. 😊 AWESOME!! I can honestly say you’ve beta read more novels than me. I’m currently in the middle of a lot of people’s novels but haven’t ever completed one. Ooh, I don’t think I knew that you wrote short stories (unless you had said it in a post and I forgot) so that’s actually REALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! *high fives* Girl, I would LOVE SOOO MUCH to have you on the beta reading team!!!!! I am SOO HAPPY to have you a part of it! THANK YOU SO SO SOOOO MUCH!!!!! I hope you’ll enjoy the story!

  • Trixie M.

    Hello Issabelle! That’s awesome that you getting to a point where you need beta readers! I would love to be one but my schedule is already so full… anyways Heir to His Crown sounds awesome! And Keenum, Genie and Robyn all in the same room, you could probably write a whole book on that one adventure lol XD! But I would love to hear more from Robyn! Also your gif choices get funnier and funnier each time 🙂

    • Issabelle

      Heya, Trixie!!! Aww THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!! Yes, I’m suuper excited for this beta reading team. Oh, girl, that’s TOTALLY okay!! 100% understand!!!! Well, hang in there with all the busyness in life. Aww, girl, a HUNDRED THANK YOUS!!!!!! I’m SO happy to hear you think so!!! Maybe, hopefully, one of these days it’ll be published and you can read it then!! <333 Lol, aahh, yes, I probably could. It was awesome and hilarious and also kinda scary to see all three of them together. XD YAAAY!!!!! I think I might do her next for the interview!!!!! Hahaah, why thank you, girl. I literally think when I'm looking through the GIFs which one is gonna be funnier or more ridiculous than the last one. XD

  • Gemma

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I signed up and I can’t wait to read it!!!!!!!!! (I’m running out of books to read so this is really good timing 😆) I probably should have said this first instead of screaming but oh well! *Shrugs shoulders*
    Congratulations!!!!!!!! Chocolate is well deserved. You got this far and that is a MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT, and I’m sure you’ll go farther and surpass all your dreams. Oh! Also Happy Easter. *whispers and smirks* another excuse to eat chocolate hehehehehe 😏😏😏😏😏😏😏

    • Issabelle

      Aww, girl, you’re excitement just means the world to me!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! Eeeeeeeekkkkkkeeeeee, girl I am just BEYOND EXCITED to have you on the team! THANK YOU SO SO SOOOO mUcH!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!! Me neither, I hope you’ll like it!! (Lol, aahh, yes, I feel ya there. Though, actually I’m in the middle of Lord of the Rings, so I guess I have something to read, but the size of that novel is really daunting.) Hahaha, nah, start screaming first is basically what I live by. XD

      THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!! Aaah yes, chocolate is definitely deserved here, but more for you for being sooo awesome and signing up!!!!!! Aww THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!! That just means a TON that you think that! I hope you’re right!!!! <3333 Yes, thank you! HAPPY EASTER, girl!!!!! I hope you had a spectacular one!!! Lol, YESS!!! Give me all the chocolate. 😉

  • Rayna

    Izzy, that is AWESOME! I’m signing up RIGHT AWAY!!
    🎉👏
    (I’m too tired to write up a long comment right now so just insert a lot of cheering emojis and stuff)

    • Issabelle

      Aaaah, Rayna, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aww, A HUNDRED MILLION THANK YOUS!!!!!! It means SO SO SOO MUCH to have you on the beta reading team!!!!!! *showers you with cookies and chocolate*
      (Lol, don’t worry, cheering emojis and stuff: inserted XDD THANK YOUUUU!!!!!!!!!)

  • Ribbon Ash

    Of course I signed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been waiting to do this for a while now. Like when I fell in love with the sound of your retelling story (and some chapters later on) and then when I heard about Heir to his Crown, I WAS. SO. STINKING. EXCITED!!!!!!! I’m 99% sure I was hoping I could beta read this story from the moment I soak in all of the lovely details. <3 Also by the way, all of those collages, covers, scene snippets, blurb, and interview with Keenum were AWESOME!!!!!! I loved every minute of it! <3

    • Issabelle

      Awww, girl, THANK YOU SO SO SOOO SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!! Having you on the team means SO MUCH to me!!!!! Aw, really? THAT JUST MEANS SO MUCH!!!! Well, I guess the day has finally arrived. 😉 Aww, girl, don’t even know what to say to all of this. I feel like I shouldn’t just fill this comment with thank yous and hearts (though it is quite tempting XD), but I’m just smiling SO HARD over here right now at this!!!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!! Yes, I am SO EXCITED for you to read Heir to His Crown (and I just realized I forgot to send you chapter four of Into the Lamp, so I’ll go do that right now 😉 ). Eeeeek YAAY!!!! Then WELCOME to the beta reading team (this team really needs a name)!!!!! *showers with chocolate and cookies* THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, Ribbon Ash!!!!!!!!! I’m SO glad!!! I really enjoyed putting this post together!! <3333

  • Ally M.J.

    Hello Issa!! I filled out a form, I love reading your stuff because A) It’s amazing B) It’s fun and C) It’s gives me something else to do beside school. So I filled out a form. I’m probably not that helpful when it comes to editing but I’m good with characters. Have a blessed day!

    • Issabelle

      Heya, Ally!!! YAAAY!!!!! Oh my goodness, girl, A HUNDRED MILLION THANK YOUS!!!!!! It just means SO MUCH to me to have you on the beta reading team!!!!!! *showers you with cookies* (Yes, you get cookies XD) Lol, I like those reasons!!!! Well, I’m happy to give you an awesome, fun, and totally un-school related thing to read!!!! I hope you’ll enjoy it!!!!!!! Oh, girl, that’s TOTALLY okay!!! Honestly, characters are a HUGE struggle, so if you’re good with them, you’re already gonna be LOADS to help!!!!! THANK YOU, you, too!!! (And again, I don’t think I can properly express how much you being on my team means to me. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!)

  • Mary

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, congrats on getting this up, Issabelle!! I totally signed up and I’m super excited to read your book ahhhh!!! *cue me running around frantically in circles with nothing else to say so I should probably just stop here*

    • Issabelle

      THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH, MARYYYY!!!!! WWOOHOOO!!!! A HUNDRED MILLION THANK YOUS!!!!! I seriously cannot express my gratitude and how happy having you on the beta reading team has made me!!! 🙂 (Wow, that actually sounded sorta professional. *gasp* MAYBE I’M LOSING MY CRAZY SIDE????!!!! 😱 I feel like ever since I stop spending a lot of time with Colin and writing Into the Lamp, I found a bit of sanity. XD) AAAAHHH girl, I am SO EXCITED for you to read it!!! lol *watch Mary run in circles until I get dizzy* *searches for some popcorn or chocolate* XD

      • Mary

        You’re welcome!!! Ahhh yayyy, I’m so happy I made you happy (oh yes, you definitely sounded professional, meanwhile I just said happy twice in the same sentence 😂 AHAHA I GET THAT.) lol 😆

        • Issabelle

          Aww, I’m so happy that you’re so happy that you made me happy (okay, now my professional side has vanished. XD LOL!!! Eh, we’re writers, we’re allowed to say happy twice in the same sentence. 🤣 YESSS!!! XD)

  • Anna

    I am really excited to read and edit this! It sounds like a book that I would enjoy! I am trying to write my own book, so this will be good practice for editing my book!

    • Issabelle

      Aww, girl, THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!! I am SOO EXCITED to have you join the team!!!! <3333 It's an absolute honor, Anna!!!! Oooh, really? GIRL THAT IS SOO AWESOME!!!! Eeekk I get SO EXCITED when I find out someone is writing a book! What's it about? How far into it are you? Girl, I gotta have ALL the details!!! Aww, yes, that's AWESOME!!! I wish you the best of luck with writing and if you ever need a beta reader, don't hesitate to ask!!!!! (Also, to go ahead and answer the question you left in the sign ups form: the reading of Heir to His Crown won't start until May, 'cause I need to get a few things ready before then and you don't have to commit too much. At first it'll be like a chapter or two every other week until school lets out and then it'll be more consistent. If you're a slow reader like me, then I'd overestimate you might have to spend an hour or two reading a week. My chapters range from six to fifteen pages. Shorter chapters will be grouped together longer ones will be on their own. So estimate to be reading about twelve to eighteen pages a week by June. I hope that helps!)

  • Kristianne

    This is so exciting, Issabelle!!! Your story sounds amazing, (and actually a lot like mine!) so I am definitely signing up!! I will be kind of busy throughout May and probably into June, so I’m not sure how much feedback I’ll be able to give you, but I’ll do my best to read through the chapters and give some of my thoughts. 🙂 I can’t WAIT to read it!! I’m sure it will be so awesome! And Keenum sounds like such a fun character! I would love to hear a character interview from Robyn next. 🙂

    • Issabelle

      THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, Kristianne!!!!!! Aww, girl, I’m SOO HAPPY to hear that!!!! (Oooh, you’re right! It does!! Which, btw, makes my story EVEN MORE AWESOME!!!!!) Eeek, YES THANK YOU SO SO SOOO MUCH!!!!! Aww, girl, I TOTALLY understand!! Just do what you can and don’t worry one bit about the rest!!! <333 YES!!! Aaah, I can't wait to be able to start sending 'em out, though I don't know how awesome they'll be. But I've been trying to already do some edits on my story, so hopefully the beta reading for my novel will be less of a chore and more enjoyable!!!! Aaah, YES!!! Keenum has just been a joy to write about!!!! He has SUCH a soft side, it's adorable (*cough* though don't tell him I said that. Hehehe.) YES!!! I think I will do Robyn next since everyone's more interested in hearing an interview with her!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH again for joining the team!!! It's an honor to have you read over some of my stories!! <333

  • Shruthika

    AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! 😃😃😃😃😃😄
    Sorry for screaming, I’m just SO EXCITED!
    I recently read The False Prince and this reminds me of it. I literally loved the book SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *infinity more o’s” MUCH!
    Thank you for sharing this with us! You’ll definitely be seeing me on the sign up list 😉

    • Issabelle

      (First, I am SOOOO sorry for my late response! My weekend was crazy and I’m just now catching up to stuff. But THANK YOU SOO MUCH for commenting and stopping by!!!!!!! It means SO much to me!!! <333)
      Awww, girl, this, this just made me SOO HAPPY!!!! A HUNDRED MILLION THANK YOUS!!!!! And that's totally okay with me, 'cause screaming is allowed and encouraged here!!! <33 YESS!!!! I am BEYOND excited too!!!!
      Aaaaahh, girl, WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME ABOUT THIS SOONER??!!!! The False Prince is literally my FAVORITE fictional novel EVER!!!! I LOOOVED that book SOOOOOOO *infinity of o's* MUCH TOO!!!!!! Haha, yes, lots of people have been telling me Heir to His Crown makes them think of TFP. I should go ahead and warn it will probably not be as awesome as The False Prince, but hopefully you'll still enjoy the story!
      Girl, you're so very welcome. Thank YOU for being willing to read it!! That means more than words can EVER say!!!! YAAAY!!!! <333

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