Recently, someone had asked me what my story, A WAR AMONGST THE STARS is about, and I had to stop and really think about how to summarize it. Note: this was the first time anyone has ever verbally come out and asked me about my book and me being the extreme introvert that I am, I froze. (Insert anxiety attack. Yikes!) Anyways, first I had to come up with what genre the book falls under, now here’s where my mind went spinning for an answer… AWATS technically falls under the genre’s and sub genre’s of New Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, High Fantasy, Romance, Dark Romance, Erotic Romance, Action & Adventure, Thriller, Suspense, Horror, Drama… yeah, you get it. It falls under a lot of categories. Now, I can’t quite label it with all those categories, so which ones do I choose???
Basically after a lot of research and comparing AWATS to other authors similar books, I came to the realization that AWATS, although has a ton of romance in it, is not a romance story, but a love story.
So, what’s the difference between a romance and a love story? Let me break it down for you.
For a story to fall under the romance genre, the central focal point must center around the relationship and end with a HEA (Happily Ever After.) The two lovers need to end up together. Well, in book one in AWATS, that’s not what we get. We get a love story that ends book one with a HFN (Happily For Now,) but with a dark and mysterious foreshadowing that makes you wonder if the two main characters will ultimately end up together. Now, with a love story… we don’t get that HEA within the first book. We get a love story about two main characters that are together, but put into situations throughout the story that challenge their relationship and the future of their relationship, which could lead to ultimately driving them apart to the point where they may or may not be a couple in the end. Now, do you see how AWATS falls into the love story category vs the romance category? There is no guaranteed HEA. Will there be one eventually? YES, but you won’t know with who until we get there. That’s the mystery of it all.
Basically, AWATS centers around the many characters relationships, growth, history and change throughout the story, which in this case, is imperative to the story and to the relationships it leads towards. Don’t get me wrong, the relationships are just as important but are not what drives the story. What drives the story of AWATS is the mystery that is uncovered along the way.
So, there you have it. AWATS is a love story, not a romance story. Now as for it’s new genre and category… I decided to label it as an Epic Sci-Fi Fantasy Novel, of course with adult themes and guaranteed spice. 😉 You know me, if I write it, it’s gonna have that DESCRIPTIVE and EROTIC spice.
Okay now here’s the tease that I promised.
𝗔 𝗪𝗔𝗥 𝗔𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗦𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗦
𝘈𝘯 𝘌𝘱𝘪𝘤 𝘚𝘤𝘪-𝘍𝘪 𝘍𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘺 𝘕𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘭
𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲, 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗿𝗯 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗼𝗼𝗻!
“ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏꜱᴛ ʙᴇᴀᴜᴛɪꜰᴜʟ ʙᴇɪɴɢ ɪ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ꜱᴇᴇɴ,” ɪ Qᴜɪᴇᴛʟʏ ᴡʜɪꜱᴘᴇʀ ᴀꜱ ɪ ᴀᴅᴍɪʀᴇ ʜᴇʀ ꜱʟᴇᴇᴘɪɴɢ ꜰᴏʀᴍ. “ɴᴏ ᴍᴀᴛᴛᴇʀ ᴡʜᴀᴛ, ʏᴏᴜ ᴡɪʟʟ ᴀʟᴡᴀʏꜱ ʙᴇ ꜱᴀꜰᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴍᴇ, ᴍʏ ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ ᴏɴᴇ,” ɪ ᴛᴇʟʟ ʜᴇʀ.
ɪ ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜ ʜᴇʀ ꜱʟᴇᴇᴘ, ɴᴏᴛ ᴀʙʟᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴛᴀᴋᴇ ᴍʏ ᴇʏᴇꜱ ᴏꜰꜰ ʜᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡʜɪʟᴇ ꜱʜᴇ ꜱʟᴇᴇᴘꜱ, ᴍʏ ᴍɪɴᴅ ɢᴏᴇꜱ ᴏꜰꜰ, ɪᴍᴀɢɪɴɪɴɢ ᴀ ʟɪꜰᴇ ꜱʜᴇ ᴍɪɢʜᴛ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʟɪᴠᴇᴅ ʙᴇꜰᴏʀᴇ ꜱʜᴇ ᴡᴀꜱ ɪᴍᴘʀɪꜱᴏɴᴇᴅ. ᴅɪᴅ ꜱʜᴇ ʟɪᴠᴇ ᴀ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ʟɪꜰᴇ ʙᴇꜰᴏʀᴇ ʜᴇʀ ᴀʙᴅᴜᴄᴛɪᴏɴ? ᴅɪᴅ ꜱʜᴇ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ʜᴀᴘᴘɪɴᴇꜱꜱ? ᴅɪᴅ ꜱʜᴇ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ʟᴏᴠᴇ? ᴅɪᴅ ꜱʜᴇ ʙᴇʟᴏɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴀɴᴏᴛʜᴇʀ? ᴡᴀꜱ ꜱʜᴇ ᴍᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ ᴏʀ ᴀ ᴍᴏᴛʜᴇʀ? ᴛʜᴇ ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ᴏꜰ ʜᴇʀ ʙᴇɪɴɢ ꜱᴛᴏʟᴇɴ ꜰʀᴏᴍ ᴀ ʜᴀᴘᴘʏ ʟɪꜰᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ ʜᴇʀ ꜰᴀᴍɪʟʏ, ᴘᴀɪɴꜱ ᴍᴇ ʙᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇɴ ɪ ᴡᴏɴᴅᴇʀ, ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɪꜰ ꜱʜᴇ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴀʟʟ ᴀʟᴏɴᴇ? ꜰᴏʀ ꜱᴏᴍᴇ ʀᴇᴀꜱᴏɴ, ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴀꜱᴛ ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ᴏꜰ ʜᴇʀ ʙᴇɪɴɢ ᴀʟᴏɴᴇ ᴘᴀɪɴꜱ ᴍᴇ ᴇᴠᴇɴ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴛʜᴀɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴏɴᴇ ʙᴇꜰᴏʀᴇ.
“ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀᴇ ɴᴏᴛ ᴀʟᴏɴᴇ ᴀɴʏᴍᴏʀᴇ. ʏᴏᴜ ɴᴏᴡ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴍᴇ. ɪ ɴᴏᴡ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʏᴏᴜ,” ɪ ꜱᴘᴇᴀᴋ, ᴊᴜꜱᴛ ᴀꜱ ᴀ ꜱɪɴɢʟᴇ ᴛᴇᴀʀ ᴇꜱᴄᴀᴘᴇꜱ ᴍʏ ᴇʏᴇ, ꜰᴀʟʟɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ꜱᴘʟᴀꜱʜ ᴏɴ ᴛᴏᴘ ᴏꜰ ʜᴇʀ ʜᴇᴀᴅ. ɪ ʟᴇᴀɴ ᴅᴏᴡɴ, ʟᴇᴀᴠɪɴɢ ᴀ ʟɪɢʜᴛ ᴋɪꜱꜱ ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ᴍʏ ᴛᴇᴀʀ ʜᴀᴅ ꜰᴇʟʟ. ɪ ʀᴀɪꜱᴇ, ʙʀᴜꜱʜɪɴɢ ꜱᴏᴍᴇ ᴏꜰ ʜᴇʀ ʟᴏɴɢ ʜᴀɪʀ ʙᴇʜɪɴᴅ ʜᴇʀ.
“ɴᴏ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴘᴀɪɴ. ɴᴏᴛ ꜰᴏʀ ᴇɪᴛʜᴇʀ ᴏɴᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴜꜱ. ɴᴏ. ɴᴏᴡ ᴡᴇ ꜱʜɪɴᴇ, ᴍʏ ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ ꜱᴛᴀʀ. ɴᴏᴡ ᴡᴇ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ʜᴀᴘᴘɪɴᴇꜱꜱ,” ɪ ꜱᴏꜰᴛʟʏ ꜱᴘᴇᴀᴋ, ʙᴇꜰᴏʀᴇ ᴋɪꜱꜱɪɴɢ ʜᴇʀ ʜᴇᴀᴅ ᴀɢᴀɪɴ.
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