122 Rules by Deek Rhew

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Dose of Happiness: Beta Help

Dose of Happiness: Street Team

My new book, 122 Rules - Redemption, is set to release August 27. My editor and bride, Erin Rhew, and I have edited it so many times, I've lost count. Erin is an AMAZING editor, but after a dozen readings (including THREE rounds of content edits and a dozen rounds of line), even she is susceptible to missing some of the flaws in a manuscript.

And honestly, at this point, I'm really sick of the story.

Every time I think of going through it once more...

Fortunately, in comes the Cavalry to save me!

The Cavalry Arrives!

In this case, the Calvary is my advanced reader team. Those merciful, patient souls willing to tag in and find the logic problems, character inconsistencies, and word flounderings that I've missed.

Here are a few examples of some of what my street team found:

Out of order words.

Extra words.
Becky has some seriously great hawk eyes for typos.

Timeline problems

Misspellings both I and Word missed.


Who's talking dialogue problems.

Chrissy is awesome at finding story problems and
doesn't hold back on telling me exactly what she thinks.

Jess is so good at making sure to we tap into the characters' emotions.

Geographical problems.

Don't forget how they feel!

Even though Redemption is still out with several more beta readers, but I wanted to give a shoutout to my street team...

Until next time, adventure on!

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122 Rules - Redemption

122 Rules - Redemption

Sam Bradford’s worst nightmares are confirmed when the mutilated body of Monica Sable washes up on the Pacific coast. The woman he’d fought and sacrificed so much to save is dead. Armed with his wits and mastery of the 122 Rules of Psychology, he breaks rank to track down the murderer—notorious hitman Tyron Erebus, whom Sam thought he’d eliminated during his last assignment.

When his investigation leads him back to Monica’s hometown, he discovers that the floating corpse was a decoy. Monica is still alive. But Erebus, having escaped the grave, is hellbent on finishing the hit he’d started but failed to complete.

The madman has her in the crosshairs...again.

After a storm washes out the only bridge in or out of town, Sam, Monica, and everyone in Alabaster Cove are trapped with the psychopath who is mercilessly reigning terror upon the little community in his relentless quest to fulfill his personal vendetta. When his training fails him, Sam is forced to throw out the rules and face the lunatic head-on, before Erebus annihilates the city and everyone in it.

Though Redemption officially comes out August 27, 2019,
you can pre-order it today!

1 comment:

  1. Our beta readers RULE! Thanks to all who helped my man get his book out into the world!