"Fiction can show you a different world. It can take you somewhere you've never been. Once you've visited other worlds, like those who ate fairy fruit, you can never be entirely content with the world you grew up in. Discontent is a good thing: discontented people can modify and improve their worlds, leave them better, leave them different." -- Neil Gaiman, author.
I think this is especially true for fantasy and speculative fiction. They open doors to innumerable possibilities. And, often, it is easier to share hard truths and dark fears wrapped in the guise of fiction. Fortunately, it is just as easy for stories to give comfort and offer hope.
This is why I love reading and writing fantasy. And why I jumped on the Fall Into Fantasy Giveaway hop. New authors mean new stories, and lead to new worlds to explore. About 50 authors are participating!
Here are some of the books up for winning:
The creator of this fantastic fantasy event is author Ash Krafton. Check out her blog.
Yes, there is a giveaway! Check out:
a Rafflecopter giveaway