I stumbled across some pretty sweet news today. Not only is there a self-published fantasy author in my own town – she also happens to work for the same company that I do. Actually all things considered I’m a little blown away by the fact that I didn’t discover this detail a whole heck of a lot sooner. (My own fault for not spending more time talking to people!)
Iron and Wine by Candace Osmond
“Iron & Wine is an Urban Fantasy novel set in a world full of hidden magical places and secret societies cloaked by modern day. In the first instalment of the Iron World Series, young artist Avery Quinn reluctantly leaves behind her quiet and comfortable home in the country and moves to the city with her best friend Julie Ryan. With the expectation that college will be the most exciting part of her life, Avery hopes that her little world remains quiet and simple. But after a troublesome blue sprite looking for help appears in her bedroom one night, her boss turns out to be a three hundred year old vampire, and her best friend accidentally reveals herself as an orphaned pixie, school quickly becomes the least of her worries. Every aspect of Avery’s life explodes with mythical beings and legendary creatures who all play a very important role in her existence. Some are friends, some are guardians, while others quickly become life threatening and deadly enemies. Avery must learn to juggle living in both her world and theirs. But, in this magical tale of strange love, strong bonds and scary beings; what once was nothing more than mere fairy tales told to her by her Aunt Tess are now a scary reality and Avery has somehow landed deep in the middle with little or no way out except death or worse…the loss of her humanity.”
This novel is currently only available as an ebook – but never fear, Candace has the paper and glue variety in the works as well. In the meantime I definitely encourage you to check out her novel on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books or Amazon. It’s currently free to download as well, except on Amazon. (If you do happen to read it be sure to go back and leave a review!)
In addition, she will be giving away a signed copy when she hits 500 followers on Twitter so go follow @candaceosmond while you can!
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