And the battle is all in my (and many other authors’, it seems) brain.
I thought I wrote paranormal romance, but I’m starting to believe it’s more romantic sci-fi fantasy. For the Apocalypto series, think Dune meets Handmaid’s Tale meets Lorna Doone.
I need to consult a genre expert.
yep. i would not consider it paranormal romance which is why i wasn’t crazy about the loss of the space junque cover and title. romantic sci-fi fantasy would be a good description. but it’s def heavy on the sci-fi which i know you were trying to get away from as far as title and cover. if i had to name one genre it would be sci-fi. romantic sci-fi fantasy seems to cover most of it. paranormal never really fit IMO. it has some of that in it, but the paranormal is related to the sci-fi world.
oh, i’m talking about all of the titles, not just SJ.
Yeah, that seems right. Paranormal seems to now mean vampires and werewolves.
As far as Space Junque – I can’t believe how much I miss that title and cover!
I’m going to have a contest in April or May — Space Junque vs Hero Material, may the best cover win.
you were swayed by all of the reviews that began with: i normally don’t read sci-fi. i also miss the old title and cover. they were both unique and i think the feeling the cover evoked in me was the feeling the story evoked in me.
So true. One of the joys of self-publishing is also a pitfall – it’s too easy to act on the spur of the moment.
I’ve set up a poll and already there are four votes for Space Junque and none for Hero Material!
one is mine! 😀
it’s also easy to forget how great a cover is when you see it every day.
I have a feeling there’s going to be a Space Junque renaissance. When I put together the lexicon, I used “Space Junque” as the first book — without even realizing it.