Be A Beta Reader for Poggibonsi


My latest novel Poggibonsi: An Italian Misadventure is almost ready for beta readers.

(Read a sample chapter HERE)

What’s a beta reader?

Well, it’s kind of a big deal. You get to read the whole book before everybody else and then tell me what you think. Also, you get to be one of the first people to post am honest review on Amazon.

I did a few posts on being a beta, so you can read more if you click HERE to learn more, but basically you’ll…

  1. Read the finished story.
  2. Give the author (me) feedback by email
  3. Post a review on Amazon when the book releases.

That’s about it.

You can be as detailed as you want – or as succinct.

How many beta readers do I want?

Twenty. Maybe I’ll let a few more in if they’re friends. Use the Contact Me button right now to request an ARC (Advance Review copy). It’ll make you kind of a big deal.

What do I have to do?

You’ll have 2-4 weeks to read the book and let me know your thoughts by email. You can do that.

What’s the story about?

We’re going to work on the blurb while the betas are reading (it’s a funny book but it’s hard to be funny in a blurb), so here’s a short description.

Mike Torino is a normal hard working family man who loves his wife and would NEVER follow up on any of the flirtatious advances he gets from women on a daily basis. The moms at his daughter’s school, his lusty doctor, his randy neighbor, you name it – Mike was immune. To advance his career, he takes an assignment to Italy and brings his family, but after two weeks his wife is fighting with him, his daughter has developed a gelato addiction, and his Italian business partner is in the hospital with a heart attack. When the Mrs. leaves in a huff, Mike is trapped. He can’t go home to save his marriage without sacrificing his project and blowing his chance at a partnership with his company, but if he stays to complete the work, he may lose his wife and family.

His Italian partner assigns Mike a top notch assistant – a beautiful young woman who has ideas of her own about what Mike needs to focus on in Italy, namely her. With his wife continuing to make problems, the normally-immune Mike finds himself tempted. But is the beautiful Julietta worth the risk?

The romance of Tuscany is the backdrop for a madcap comedy that will make you laugh and cry while tugging at your heart strings.

And you can read a sample chapter HERE.

Can I interview Dan on my blog about this book and his other works?

Yes. Yes you can. Bless you. Contact me HERE and let’s set it up! We can talk about the book, writing, and anything else.

What’s next?

Glad you asked.

I’m going to launch Poggibonsi  then start looking for betas for my paranormal mystery An Angel On Her Shoulder and launch it, then edit and launch The Water Castle, my fantasy romance (we’ll need betas for that, too). All three should come out this year.


Yep, lots going on. Don’t miss out. You’ve loved the blog and wanted to play a bigger role; here’s your chance

See, by reading and reviewing my books, you help launch them to the world. That’s huge. It doesn’t get bigger. And in return, we’ll help launch your book when you’re ready. You can do guest post, do an interview, appear on the video show, and a lot more. Join our mailing list and stay on top of all of it!

THANK YOU for supporting me! You guys are the best!

Now send me your request to be my beta!!


Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

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