The print version has arrived! Available at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, paperback copies of The Con are now available and retailing at $5.99. Check out what some of the reviews have been saying, and then click any of the links below to find The Con in print or as an ebook for $0.99!
It is not often that in such a short work you can come to feel for the characters so much and find yourself being transported into the author’s world so quickly but this book definitely does so. A cute story that has true depth, feeling, and a bit of humour thrown into the mix equals a great success. I can’t wait to read more by Ms. Shea! – YellowRose @ Amazon
This is a fantastic book for both old and new readers of Ms. Shea’s work . . . I usually do not like novellas because I feel the length can not flesh out multi-dimensional characters and a good plot, but I ended up loving the book. The characters are complex and you can quickly and easily emphasize with them. “The Con” is equal parts emotional, humorous, romantic and set in the crazy, amazing, nerdy world of fandoms. – Katharine Steely-Brown @ Goodreads
I absolutely adore Karri Justina Shea’s writing. She definitely caters to the more geeky crowd, but even non-geeks would enjoy her writing. Entertaining and really just lovely. – HaiDang Tran @ Barnes & Noble
What fascinated me the most about The Con is that it showed me two perspectives that aren’t usually written about: The perspective of a non-fangirl looking in on the world of fandoms, fangirls and cons, and the perspective of a celebrity who is grateful for his fans but wants to be able to do things without being watched all the time . . . Funny, engaging, insightful and even heartbreaking at times Karri used the whole spectrum of emotions available in this novella, and I’m amazed at how she pulled it off. I recommend it to literally anyone who can to read. – Nina R @ Smashwords
As a fangirl myself I was delighted when Karri announced she would be producing a piece of work set entirely within what is essentially, my world. The Con is a perfect picture of the fandom lifestyle and accurately portrays the kind of goings-on that occur at the big fan conventions, such as LeakyCon (on which GeekyCon is based). It’s really enchanting to see Ren’s development from outright-skeptic to almost-fangirl herself, and despite the shortness of the book I really felt this was all truly believable and excellently written . . . An excellent story and I now cannot wait to read Bent! – Cara @ Amazon.co.uk
And to celebrate, I’m holding a giveaway! There are Neville’s Toad and Accio Butterbeer! band t-shirts, signed copies, ebooks and personalized fanfics to be won. Head on over to my Tumblr to find out how to enter – and good luck!