Seeking Advance Readers!

Hey everyone! I’m seeking advance readers for my new novel The Last House. What is an advance reader, you may ask? Well, it’s pretty simple. An advance reader is someone who agrees to read a book before the release date with the agreement that you will leave an Amazon review.

In order to be considered, please email me at: matthewspeak@shadowwoodspublishing.com

You MUST email me in order to be considered! Please don’t message me on social media about this, because I rarely check those things. Plus, it’s easier if all of this comes to one place instead of several. When you email me, please introduce yourself and tell me briefly why you want to be chosen for this task. I’d just like to get to know the readers a little.

I have a few requirements below:

  1. You must be able to finish reading the book before September 1, 2022. Yes, that is short notice, but it’s a pretty quick read, so 3+ weeks is more than do-able. However, if you know you’re going to be busy this month, maybe sit this one out. This will give me enough time to make any last-minute adjustments before release.
  2. You will receive a digital copy of the novel, so you must have a way to read ePub files. A kindle or tablet will do just fine.
  3. You will commit to posting an honest review of the novel on the day it releases, September 20, 2022.
  4. If you spot any typos or inconsistencies, you will email them to me as soon as you notice them. Even after scouring the text between myself and the editor, or other readers, it’s possible for little things to slip past the process.
  5. Do not share the file with anyone.
  6. Unlike my previous novels, this is an adult story and not intended for younger audiences, so keep that in mind. This is NOT a Bettendorf Tales novel. Given that, I will not accept requests from those under 18.

Unfortunately, I won’t accommodate everyone who wants to do this, so don’t feel bad if you’re not picked. If you were previously an advance reader for this novel, I’d love to have some of you read the newest version for comparison, so please email me if you’re interested in doing it again.

I will provide more directions and information to you if you’re chosen. Again, in order to be considered, please email me at:


Thank you so much!

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