Your response is vital information for authors. We strive mightily to market our books, but are restricted in our efforts by vendors who insist we place our novels in categories and genres.
For example, I struggle to pick a genre for my Em and Yves series. People ask me about EMBATTLED, book one in the series.
Science fiction? Sure. Aliens from other planets are involved, but it’s not hard-core technical sci-fi and it’s set mostly on Earth.
Paranormal Romance? Would seem so. There is a love triangle between an alien, a human, and her human lover.
Contemporary? Definitely. Lots of world events as the alien tries to make Earth a better place.
Mainstream? For sure. Lots of world issues—enough to capture the interest of many readers.
Urban Fantasy? Fits the definition. Urban setting with supernatural or magical elements.
Adventure? You bet. Jujitsu training, hand to hand combat, war, soldiers, terrorists….
Now, how do I roll all of that into one genre? What would your advice be?