Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fan Based Feature?

So I haven’t been posting much but I finally have something cool to show off.

A lovely fan sent me the following photos. For those who can’t recognize the area instantly, she’d taken them in Alaska. Her interpretation of where Airborne took place but with the book front and center in the photo too! This is kind of awesome and ironic because while the story takes place in Alaska, most of the people who read the book live anywhere but Alaska.

Maybe it’s a good thing. People don’t call me out on my sketchy descriptions of the place J

So here they are…












Anyways, so here's my idea for you guys.
If anyone else lives or is visiting an different location with the book, send me a photo like the ones above and I might do a feature. It doesn't have to be a location from the book, just a location that is specific to the city (your home town or not).

Monday, July 4, 2011

The only places to find me

Hi guys.
It’s not quite cover reveal time yet but I do have some important things to add. Apparently I’ve become relevant. Okay I know that sounds strange, but my name seems to be popping up everywhere on the web so I’d like to make some things clear.
The only places you will find me are the following:
My home blog (constancesharper.blogspot.com)
Dark-Horse-Indie (Dark-horse-books.blogspot.com)
Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4752305.Constance_Sharper)
And Twitter (@CSibline)

The only places you should see my books for sale/sample download are the following:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
CreateSpace
Constancesharper.blogspot.com
There may be resellers on these sites but you will not find a legitimate sample download if not on these sites. I know everyone is internet savvy now a days but I will warn you guys to beware of false sellers ESPECIALLY if they offer a signed copy. I have sent out a few signed copies but more likely than not, you’ll be getting a fake.
If you’d like your copy signed or personalized, just contact me via email. I’d be honored to do it and you’ll know it’s absolutely legitimate.

Of course, you’ll see a few interviews of me and those you can typically find in the Highlights box. Now come follow me at twitter!
J

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Urban Fantasy, dangit!

Hey everyone,
So it’s not my usual date to post but I had the urge to write on something that’s been bothering me for awhile anddd today seemed to be a great opportunity to do it. Why?
To explain this link, Kim Harrison (best selling author and my personal favorite author) is talking about the invasion of paranormal romance. Not in a bad way but just about how its appearance has taken over every other genre.
See, Kim writes urban fantasy like me, but people want to shove her work under the paranormal romance umbrella. This has obviously happened to Airborne (or the subject would be kind of moot lol) Airborne is definitely not a paranormal romance. Maybe the summaries are vague but I’ve never made bones about distinguishing the difference. (see the FAQ section)
Airborne may have some romantic themes but the end goal of the book isn’t if the guy gets the girl. It’s if the girl gets away from harpies trying to kill her and frees herself of the magic she accidently acquired. The two goals are obviously a wee bit different.
Now the PR isn’t a bad genre to be grouped into, until someone reads your book and then complains “this sucked, there is no romance!” Of course not, it’s not a paranormal romance book. I can’t tell you how many of those similar complaints or ratings I’ve gotten recently. I do my best to separate Airborne into the correct genre, but at least now I know that I’m not the only one having trouble.
End rant
J