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By John Ozmore
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About

I want to give you nightmares, and I want them to be beautiful. Death will be your guide in this dark fantasy that takes the reader on a perilous journey across a beautiful and imaginative landscape filled with calderas, travertine palaces, and infinitely growing trees. Beneath the surface an evil is being unleashed by the blood of war. With the power of premonition and Death's guidance, it is up to a soldier named Winter to stop it. He must escape to the ends of the known world to find allies and prevent a mass murder that will awaken an ancient evil. This kickstarter is to self-publish "The Blood of Winter," the first in a trilogy of "The Demons of Lost Souls." I am offering very weird art I have made over the years, from gothic rings to driftwood sculptures struck by lightning, and remodeled typewriters for a chance to get my book out to the right audience. Find out more at: johnozmore.com

"The Blood of Winter" has already been through readers and an editor and is ready to publish. Money raised will go towards: Starting a one person L.L.C. and Publishing through Book Baby, marketing through fan horror sites, magazines, and various internet sites with a fan base interested in horror and fantasy. Interviews through radio, internet, podcasts, and other media. There will be business cards, shirts, and book marks, and if there is enough leftover I might get some groceries. 

There is  a little something for everyone on the rewards list for pledges so go have a look. If you are able to pitch in, awesome and thank you, and if not thanks for checking it out.   

Risks and challenges

"The Blood of Winter" has gone through beta readers who helped me to fine tune this novel and a wonderful editor who helped me improve it. It is ready to publish. The only worries I have are the quality of the cover. Part of the price through publishing includes designing a cover. The process of transferring to an ebook and double-checking everything to make sure there were no formatting issues may also delay things. The time frame is the only unknown for the process. I have talked to successful novelists for advice, and assuming there are no hiccups, the book will be available in October.

If the publishing process is delayed then backers who pledge enough to get a signed print copy will have them mailed the moment they are ready. As soon as I have an official release date you will all be notified and the marketing process will begin. If the kickstarter is successful, then it's going to happen, and all backers will receive their rewards in October including the PDF version and any print copies will be delivered at no extra charge when they are ready.

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    "The Blood of Winter" PDF

    every $5 donation will receive a PDF file of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore

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    A Song to the Woods

    a $10 pledge will get a Live Recording of a song I usually only sing alone in the woods through email or as an exclusive download off my website and a PDF File of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore.

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    Framed 8 x 10 Nature Photograph and PDF

    Choose your favorite original photo from my website and I will print it in matte, put it in a 8x10 clear acrylic box frame and send it. You will also get a PDF File of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore and a song to the woods.

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    "Call of the Beast" Talisman

    A talisman made in the throes of rebellion using metal flash strips from casting gold, paladium, and silver laid over bones and snake spine. You could send it off to a refinery to the get the metals out if it doesn't suit you. You will also receive a PDF file of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore and a song to the woods.

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    Memento Mori Ring

    A hand made ring of silver cast in the Lost-wax method with an angel over a grinning demon face and a banner saying Memento Mori. A unique one of a kind ring that makes a good show piece or costume extra. You will also receive a PDF file of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore and a song to the woods.

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    Angelic Claw Ring

    A $50 pledge gets a strange and unique hand made ring of silver cast with the lost-wax method. A shark's tooth and a claw form around an angel spreading his wings. I don't know the ring size unfortunately, but I have slender fingers. You will also receive a PDF File of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore and a song to the woods.

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    "Sneaking In" abstract painting

    For a $100 donation you receive my first completed painting. I have learned a lot since then, and still have more to learn, but I always liked the simplicity of this piece. Includes Frame. You will also receive a PDF file of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore, a signed print copy, and a song to the woods.

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    A Flower from the Bones Sculpture

    A $125 donation receives a sculpture showing a red flower sprouting from bones, a PDF file of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore, a signed print copy, and a song to the woods.

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    A Halo of Bones wax sculpture

    A $125 donation plus shipping gets a wax sculpture inside a glass head with a halo of bones inside, a PDF File of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore, a signed print copy of the book, and a song to the woods.

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    "Awakening" painting in frame

    My second completed painting where I finally started to discover my style. A simple piece of two worlds being sucked into a black hole. Includes good frame. You will also receive a PDF file of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore, a signed print copy of the book, and a song to the woods.

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    Typewriter Heart

    A $200 pledge gets you the first typewriter heart I ever collected. It has been with me for a long time and I will miss it if it goes. You will also get a PDF File of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore, a signed print copy of the book, and a song to the woods .

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    Tree Beard driftwood sculpture

    A piece of driftwood struck by lightning is the base for this sculpture that spirals down from haunting eyes over a reed beard with stretching branches for arms. You will also get a PDF file of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore, a signed print copy of the book, and a song to the woods.

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    "Buford" The Wonder Beast Sculpture

    A four and a half foot wide modified steer skull with extra horns and a decade of smoke damage for color. One of the first sculptures I ever made. Buford has been with me for a long time and looks great over a fireplace or an off-kilter bar. You will also get a PDF file of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore, a signed print copy of the book, and a song to the woods.

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    Driftwood Sea Dragon

    A driftwood sea dragon sculpture that captured river stones and bound them to it. Different dragons can be seen on both sides and it appears to be swimming through the sky. You will also get a PDF file of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore, a signed print copy of the book, and a song to the woods.

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    Mutant Fairy King Sculpture

    The skeleton of the cyclops Mutant Fairy King Sculpture peering out over driftwood. You will also receive a PDF file of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore, a signed print copy of the book, and a song to the woods.

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    1920's era theater chest

    A strange theater chest made in 1925 found in an attic. The chest is in good shape despite rusty locks that still work, except one. Door opens from floor and has a mirror above three drawers. Still has the original mailing tag. There is candle wax dripped on the top, and many strange items will be hiding inside. You will also get a PDF file of: "The Blood of Winter by John Ozmore, a signed print copy of the book, and a song to the woods.

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    'Dream Wings' Sculpture

    A 1950's Royal Typewriter redesigned as a writer's flower with the message "B4U Fly Dream Wings" made from the type keys attached to the heart of the machine. You will also receive a PDF File of "The Blood of Winter" by John Ozmore, three signed print copies of the book, a framed original photo print(s), and a song to the woods. Pick up the sculpture in person and we can go on a hike.

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