Alright, I'm looking to do some review swaps now that I'm listed here on WFG. I'd love some feedback on my stories and would be glad to provide feedback in turn. I used to be a semi-professional critic so hopefully I can provide some good insight.
My serial's set in a world where the new US President Richard Hughes has passed a law legalizing vigilantism across the United States to allow communities to regulate themselves and keep themselves safe.
I'm writing a variety of different series set within this world. Currently I have five. Hitbox, Rebel Rebel, Serenity, Toxic and Dynamo. The first arcs of Hitbox/Rebel Rebel/Serenity are done. Dynamo is getting close to done and Toxic is about a third of the way. If you go to the link below which leads to my table of contents you can select each title and read a synopsis of each. I don't want to put all five here and make this topic way too unwieldy but I'll provide the briefest of run downs.
In short Hitbox is about the billionaire heir to a New York electronics empire who has developed extreme social anxiety after losing his family.
Rebel Rebel is about a teenage Iraqi immigrant who no longer feels safe in his neighborhood in Chicago since the passing of the vigilante Act.
Serenity is about a recent college graduate in Napa Valley back at her family's winery looking for some sort of purpose in life. She finds it when she discovers secrets about her family's history.
Dynamo is about a Detroit civil rights attorney challenging the vigilante Act in court as unconstitutional while in her personal life being fascinated by it.
Toxic is about a San Francisco security guard at a chemical testing facility who develops strange abilities after being exposed to chemicals while defending the facilities against a break in. It's a spin off of Serenity as the main character DeMarcus first appears there but requires no prior knowledge.
If you're interested in swapping I'm open to you reviewing any one of these titles, a couple of them, or just sampling each of them. (Obviously if you want to keep reading that would be awesome, lol. No pressure.) My goal with these titles is to have them all read well on their own. None of them requires any knowledge of the others. I also try to have them build upon each other in some ways though so that if you read all of them you'll get the most out of it. Reading Dynamo won't tell you much about the character of Hitbox but it will help to further fill in his world and provide additional context for parts of what he's going through. There are also a few Easter Eggs sprinkled between them. (If you're interested my stand alone Introduction to the Vigilantes Make Us Safe Act isn't a terrible place to start. It's fairly short but provides a little back story not found elsewhere)
VMUS is definitely a superhero story but uses that backdrop to explore the real issues effecting our society. Few of my characters have any sort of powers (a few certainly do but powers are rare in this world, something that can't be relied upon). They're mostly every day people trying to protect their families or searching for something that's missing within themselves.
Let me know if you're interested. I'm open to reading most any sort of title. My taste in fiction is fairly broad.