The 131 Preview Review Rules and disclaimer


I will read the first 131 pages of your FICTION Manuscript, be it finished or not, and give a review of the story so far. And If you wish and I certainly hope you do, there will also be a Q and A Interview, I enjoy doing them, and it is most fun after having sampled from your writing vein.

I have been batting around ideas on how to keep up with all the books and Authors out there with whom I have become acquainted with since really hitting cyberspace. In so far as my writing career is concerned at least. There are SO MANY NOVELS! HOW CAN I CHOOSE JUST ONE!! Well I have decided that I really cannot.

That I want to try all the flavours!! Albeit in small doses! (Just in case) Let’s face it there is no way that you or I will LOVE everything we read from the fiction world, but like the lottery you can’t know if you've got a winner if you don’t play.
Why 131 pages, do you ask. Well it is my lucky number and with most works of long length, by the time you hit this number you can pretty much tell how you feel about a work, and yet you have not invested more than a few hours of your time, so it is a good round place to put in the book marker.
I hope to hear from you and wish you the best in your writing endeavors!
Happy Writing!

The 131 Rules
1: First and foremost, it is to be understood that I am a writer, I have my own sets of judgments on what I consider good work, for the free price, you will get an honest review on your plot, and characters that I will have met in the 131 page journey.
2: I am open to original works, please do not inquire with fan fiction, or ask me to read something you did not write. I do not want to meet some one else’s characters, I want to meet yours! 

3: I will not review YA, or younger. I simply can not relate to the younger sub-genera characters. Sorry, but at least I'm honest about it! H have a liking for paranormal, murder/mystery and Thrillers. I also enjoy comedic works and Literary Fiction. If you don't know what genera you are, so long a your protagonist is old enough to drink send me a query. 
4:If your work is less than 131 pages, then YES I will read the entirety of it. I will not go over 131st page however. That is my cut off.
5: For the process of the Interview Section, I can and will e-mail the questions to you when I have Finished the read. I have a set of questions, but they may change depending on your work. However, if you are a Facebook user and would like to do the interview by chat I would be thrilled to oblige. I actually prefer this, as I can expand on questions on the fly. This way I can truly weave your interview in a more conversational way, rather than simply copy, and paste your answers next to the proverbial A: spot. Often an answer will lead to a better question, I love to pick the brains of others, and you can be no exception if you like
6: During the Review, I will not comment on typos, issues of continuity if they exist, or grammatical errors of any kind. That is part of your job as the keeper of your own words. If you want an editor, that is another conversation all together. One in which money will be discussed.
7: If you wish to have me channel my inner Grammar Nazi, it can be arranged for a mere $60.00 PayPal transaction. I am not the Queen of Editing, but I do have fresher eyes than you when it comes to your work. I will discuss the issues if I see them, with you and only you. No one else ever need know about it if you so choose. Simply use the contact form linked to below and include Fresh Eyes Edit in the subject. 
8: If you are interested in the 131 Preview Review, please contact me via the contact form located here. Provide me with your name, email address and a short description of your work.
9: Be Patient. Expect that you are probably not the only person whose work I will be reading, but I will reply to you with in 4-36 hours from initial contact. To discuss the thick and thin of what I do in more detail. I do 2 reviews each month, so their may be a wait, but I think my work so far speaks well.
I hope to hear from you and wish you the best in your writing endeavors!
Happy Writing!


Paid Services Terms and Conditions

The not so fine, fine print.

Disclaimer: By completing the Purchase you agree to the above terms, and the seller is not responsible, for more that what was discussed during the interview phase, prior to the issue of the invoice. The Fresh Eyes Edit, is as it reads, the buyer may disregard any and all of the critique as the buyer sees fit. The seller will continue contact with the buyer at he buyer's behest for up to one week after the edit to answer any questions or clarify anything that appears unclear. 

As pertains to the term obvious. Obvious, Easily perceived or understood; clear, self-evident, or apparent. 

The seller's skill is based upon years of writing experience, but does not in any way claim to be a licensed editor, or publisher.  By agreeing to these terms and conditions the buyer releases the seller from any and all issues, that may occur, including but not limited to sales, distribution, publishing format issues or the like. The Buyer is the sole owner of all original works and retains all rights and privileges of ownership.



Upon Receipt of $60.00 US Payment, I to be referred to as (the seller) am obligated to send you (the buyer) the following information: 1: A Copy of the original Review on the 131 pages of the buyer's manuscript, which the buyer may reproduce in whole or part so long as it is linked back to the seller @ www.sihayes.com & The 131 Preview Review. 2: The critique of the 131 pages of manuscript, which will include any obvious editing issues as to continuity, flow, and spelling or grammatical errors as discussed during the interview phase of the 131 review service, before the transaction was agreed upon. 3. The seller promises not to share any of the critique with anyone except the buyer in any form whatsoever. The Buyer's privacy is the seller's number one priority.  4. Upon receipt of funds the seller promises to Release Access to the 131 Preview Review to the agreed to channels provided by the seller, including but not limited to the 131 Review Blog, Goodreads, Amazon.com, and twitter feeds twice daily for up to 7 days. 5. If the buyer wishes to have the rest of the manuscript looked at, each 131 pages thereafter will be billed at $30.oo US. 

Thank you for your time.

S.I. Hayes



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The In Dreams... Series, The Roads Trilogy, is the accumulation of almost eight years of writing. Begun in 2006 after a D&D campaign

ended S.I.Hayes took the world and created the Unavoidable Road. It took five years as

Shannon spent many months at a time in an undiagnosed Bi-Polar fog.


In 2010, she finally found the help she needed and she has been writing feverishly ever since


The first book wast over 130,000 words, so she decided that it needed to be smaller if only tonot scare readers away form an unknown book that was so thick.


Thus the first trilogy was born.


In between she became the CoAuthor to Awakenings: The Wrath Saga, a Paranormal Drama likened to Big Brother Meets The Real World, of the Preternatural, Several blogs and her own website. S.I.Hayes.com.