Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Anita's Attic: New Cover!



I just got my new cover for Faelan - A Highland Warrior Brief. This is a novella I'm releasing in November. It's a prequel to Awaken the Highland Warrior and will take us back to the 19th century so we can see how Faelan became such a mighty warrior. I've never written a prequel before, so I'm a little nervous. I had fun going back and looking at Faelan's past, seeing him with his family. I learned more about him, and since he continues to be a character in the series, and there are so many mysteries to the series that still remain, I hope readers will find it entertaining and intriguing while they wait on the third book in the series, Unleash the Highland Warrior.

As Liz posted yesterday, sometimes genres are hard to label. My stories have a little of everything, paranormal, romance, mystery,suspense, adventure, and humor. That's usually how I describe the stories, but that's not really a genre. For simplicity's sake, I usually just say I write mysteries and romance or paranormal romantic suspense. Labeling is difficult, but in the end what matters is that it's a good story, regardless of genre.

6 comments:

Cassy Pickard said...

Anita: I think your comments about genre are right on. I am still trying to understand the difference among mystery, suspense, thriller, with and without romance. I really do know the difference (or think I do) but when asked what I write I always hesitate. I know they are not cozies. I know they aren't strict "who did the crime". I know they aren't thrillers that would keep you sitting on the edge of your chair. BUT to come up with an exact label is hard.

Good topic

Anita Clenney said...

Cassy, I have a hard time with labels, and I think a lot of readers could probably read the same book and each think it's different things. But really, in the end, the story is the most important part, not what we call it.

Erin said...

Yeah! I can't wait! I love the character's you create!

Anita Clenney said...

Thanks Erin! I'm smiling now. :) Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy Faelan. I hope to have it out in a couple of weeks.

Tiffinie Helmer said...

Anita, this looks great! I'll be watching for it as I loved Awakened. I am one who doesn't like being put in a box. Labels are like that. I write romance, that's the constant. But from there is where things get sticky. I'm not really romantic suspense, more thriller, and a little paranormal. What the heck right?

Ally Nelsen said...

I look forward to reading this and everything else you publish in the future! Your stories are an awesome way to spend any amount of time!