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message 1: by Elodie (new)

Elodie | 35 comments Hi,
I have a little problem regarding what genre my book falls into. It's not exactly "paranormal" but rather futuristic, where injured people get cybernetic implants to replace body parts and ill people consume blood mixed with an antidote - both things I'd like to visualize on my cover. It's definitely not Fantasy but I'm afraid that people who see the cover first think of paranormal even if it's not.
What do you suggest? When exactly is a book qualified as "paranormal"? only if it contains fantastic elements?
Thanks in advance for your help :)


message 2: by Emma (new)

Emma Jaye | 145 comments If there are no actual vampires/werewolves or other supernatural beings, you have a scifi.


message 3: by Elodie (new)

Elodie | 35 comments Hi Emma,
Yes, I already thought about that, but for me, SciFi is more about spaceships and other planets :D And as my target group is definitely female (includes romance & erotica), I'm afraid I won't reach them if I'll select SciFi as genre...


message 4: by Lea (new)

Lea McKee | 36 comments It's a dystopia, or a light sci-if :)


message 5: by Emma (new)

Emma Jaye | 145 comments I write scifi romance, the genre has a large following, and you don't need spaceships, just a possible future.
Dystopia is just a particular type of scifi.
Put the right cover on it, and you won't have a problem.

Paranormal fans would definitely be disappointed if there were no real vampires.


message 6: by Elodie (new)

Elodie | 35 comments Hi Emma, thanks for your help. Yes, I also think that paranormal won't fit. I'll definitely consider scifi :)


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