Ifè Oshun is the author of the YA modern fantasy short story tentacles and novel Blood To Blood. Starting out as an actress, the Fine Arts and English major attended the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University before going on to work for over a decade as a music journalist for national magazines and major websites. She served as Editor-In-Chief for online music magazine HiphopRnbSoul.com. She also produced, and wrote for, television and theater. A couple of her sci-fi/fantasy plays were produced Off-Broadway and in Los Angeles, and she did her Writers Guild of America internship with Star Trek Enterprise and Voyager.
Her work incorporates fantasy elements with some combination of the following: humor, social issues, family themes, metaphysical concepts, and pop culture. She lives in Boston with her small son and ink-black cat, and can be found online at www.ifeoshun.com. She is open to all honest reviews, and available for interviews, contests/giveaways, virtual tours, readings, signings and cool promo opportunities.
Blood To Blood
Young Adult Modern Fantasy
Enter the world of Bostonian teen Angelika Brown: budding pop star and descendant of an immortal race of sun-loving blood drinkers known as Shimshana (the folks who originally spawned vampires).
Defying her parents' traditions of higher education (and secrecy), Angel plans to ditch high school to be a singer. She's got an amazing voice, but she's also maturing into a full-grown Shimshana complete with fearsome power and insatiable bloodlust. What's worse, her soaring vocals are now capable of destroying everything, and everyone, within earshot; including her girl group, their mysterious producer and Angel's hunky new blood donor. To top it off, she must prove her worthiness to live by passing the tests in her Mahá-the ancient, mandatory coming-out-party for new-born immortals.
Will Angel survive her Mahá and quickly learn to control her new abilities? Or will her killer instincts bring her promising career, and her life, to an end?
Tentacles (a short story)
Young Adult Modern Fantasy, Horror
Sixteen-year-old Sawyer Creed's invisible, yet undeniably real, tentacles have seemingly killed every family member who ever hurt his mom-- including his alcoholic dad.
Now on mom's wedding day, Sawyer's uncontrollable ability puts his family in imminent danger. When the tentacles stretch purposefully toward mom and her new husband, the first guy who's treated her well, Sawyer, realizing that he's on a path to destroy the ones he loves, vows to take charge of his destiny by making mom tell him the truth about why he's different.
The tentacles seem to do his subconscious bidding when he's angry or scared. Sawyer suspects it is a family legacy, a birthright mom denies. There is only one person who has the answers, one person who can help Sawyer have some semblance of a normal life; and that person, his grandmother and the matriarch of the Creed family, is also the person mom has hidden him from all of his life. tentacles is a short story prequel to the novel Blood To Blood.