If you’re reading this then that means that you’re a) A young adult and b) You love reading. Which is great, because I’m searching for 15-23 year old avid readers of YA fantasy romance (especially bloggers, reviewers. vloggers, fangirls, fanartists) to join my YA Teen Team. Yes, I know over 19’s aren’t teenagers, but the title rhymes…please humour me.

What’s this all about?
In case you don’t know who I am, my name is Natali and I write as N J Simmonds. I am the author of THE PATH KEEPER – a YA series set in London which has been described as ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife meets Twilight, with a Da Vinci Code twist and no vampires’. It’s certainly an original take on urban fantasy romance!

Signed to UK publishers Accent Press, the first book in the series was launched 23 Feb 2017. Since then it became #9 YA Amazon bestseller, sold out at YALC and was named in the Top 8 YA books in London’s Metro newspaper. I have since left that publishers and am talking to new publishers regarding relaunching the series (hence why the series is no longer available on Kindle). Book two SON OF SECRETS will be the next to be published as soon as a publisher is confirmed.

Why do I need you?
Because I’m putting together a very special team of enthusiastic YA readers to be my eyes and ears in the teen book world.

What this means is that I will be gathering together the very best YA readers, bloggers, vloggers and reviewers aged 15-23 to work alongside me to help with this series. We will have discussions re the best places to shout about the book, what works and what doesn’t, what you would like to see more in YA and you’ll be asked your opinion re:plans I have with the book series (not so much input with story content, but more promotional ideas, online stuff and events).

If you are interested in joining the team you will be a member of an exclusive closed Facebook group where discussions will be held and you’ll get to play a huge part in the development of this series.

So what do you get out of it?
In exchange for your input and support you will:
– Receive a free e-copy of The Path Keeper
– Be asked to review an ADVANCE copy of book 2 SON OF SECRETS prior to its release in August
– Take part in exclusive competitions and give-aways
– Have the chance to be invited to events and book launches
AND
– Have your name featured in the acknowledgments of future books in the series

This projects is launching October and I plan on capping membership at 30-40 people. If you are interested please email njsimmonds.writer@gmail.com and I will add you to the list, then you will receive an email with the link to the Facebook group.

I am specifically interested in outspoken and enthusiastic fangirls/avid YA readers who spend a lot of time online and take their books very seriously.

I am also happy to advise on writing or answer any questions should you be looking to work in publishing/writing in the future. One of my biggest passions is supportive young and creative women – so feel free to get in touch!