Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode, Simon Graeme is joining me to talk about his book, Dark Lament. (Listener discretion is advised due to the graphic violence in the excerpt and a child in a scary situation. The child isn’t harmed.) What’s it about? • Vas, a healer who channels divine light, turns to forbidden necromancy to resurrect his dead uncle, unleashing horrors that demand lives in return. When darkness seeks him out, Vas must choose between watching his new family perish or embracing darkness itself to save them. Inspired by the Crusades, Dark Lament … Continue reading Fantasy, Lore and More with Simon Graeme
Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode, the author duo Olga and Mark, who write under the pen name, Olena Nikitin, are joining me to talk about their book, Autumn Chaos. What’s it about? Exiled for offending the king, Lady Inanuan must navigate intrigue and monsters while solving a mystery that could devastate the kingdom. After saving the life of Captain Marcach, forbidden magic creates an intense rivalry between warriors and awakens Ina’s ancient powers and desires. Inspired by Slavic mythology and fantasy, Autumn Chaos is an immersive romantic dark fantasy. What’s in this episode: Get Autumn Chaos at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B1Z1P47P Where to … Continue reading Fantasy, Lore, and More With Olena Nikitin
Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode, Mathilda Zeller is joining me to talk about her debut novel, The Revenge of Bridget Cleary. What’s it about? Exiled from the fairy realm, Brigid Cleary finds herself torn between vengeance, love, and loyalty as she navigates Victorian England. With midsummer fast approaching, Brigid only has until the solstice to steal back her fairy gold and gather her father’s blood to re-enter the fairy mound she once called home. Inspired by Irish folklore, the Pre-Raphaelite art movement, and the true story of Bridget Cleary’s murder, The Revenge of Bridget … Continue reading Fantasy, Lore, and More with Mathilda Zeller
Hey, Welcome back! Boy, do I have news for you. Who am I? Well I’ll get to that in a minute. I don’t want to spoil the mystery. If you’ve been here before, then you probably already know who I am. But don’t tell anyone else just yet. You’ll see find out why in a moment. I don’t know if it’s a good reason because I’m just a fictional character and I can’t judge such things. But it seemed like a good idea at the time, so I went with it as always. I know you’re wondering what this mystery … Continue reading Discover the magic: Curse Breaker Enchanted is in SPFBO 9!
Hey, I’m back again! This is Ran, Sarn’s son and sidekick from the Curse Breaker series, and yes, I need to say that every time because how else will you know it’s me? Papa (Sarn) could decide he wants to talk to you. Technically, he is the star of the series since he has the most page time out of all us, characters, and he’s also my scribe, Melinda’s, favorite character. Did you know that Sarn (my Papa) appears in every single book she’s ever written? He does, and I can prove it! Buckle your seat belts because this might … Continue reading Who stole the scenes? The answer may surprise you!
Hey Readers! It’s Ran, your loveable narrator from the Curse Breaker series. That’s right, I’m back again. I promised I would be, but I never know if I’ll have to fight another character for the honor of writing to you. Actually, Melinda, my faithful scribe, is writing this, but I am dictating it to her. So these are my words. She reads them back to me so I can make sure of that. Before I dive back into things, I want to return to the discussion from last week’s newsletter about AI. Every author needs to find their own comfort … Continue reading Hang onto your pants: A wild ride’s ahead!
Hi Readers, Did you miss me? This is Ran, the sidekick in the Curse Breaker series, and I’m back to reclaim my newsletter. I mean my Scribe’s newsletter because this is actually her newsletter, not mine, but she lets me run it because she’s nice. (Melinda is not a fictional character although she has a few fictional doppelgangers, including one evil queen, but that’s a different series.) If you don’t know who I am, I’m the son in the Curse Breaker series, and I missed you all a lot. Let’s not do another takeover for a long while, okay? Now … Continue reading Interview with a dragon + your host returns!
While Sarn is recuperating from his wounds and dealing with his sentient magic, a strange gift arrives without any information about who sent it or why. Only a handful people know where he’s staying now, and none would send him a gift. For his son, this present is a mystery that must be solved if he could just get his hands on it. But everyone conspires to keep it away from him until the commander of the Rangers goes in search of the dragons under the mountain. Then everyone suddenly has larger problems than where the mysterious crystal came from. … Continue reading Book 10 and the adventure so far…
Hey, I’m Robin, and this is the last week I’ll be serving as your temporary host. Ran’s itching to get back into the driver seat and take this email in a new direction. But that’s next week. This week, you get me. Thank you for having me and letting me guest host! It’s been fun for me, and I hope for you too. Unfortunately, it’s not been fun for my Scribe, Melinda, but that has nothing to do with me. She’s been sick for weeks and finally got to a doctor to get some medication to fix that. But the … Continue reading Get Ready for an Adventure and some exciting book news!
Hey, I’m Robin, your temporary host. Last week, I showed you part of Rogue Night, my second book. But it didn’t show you how I met Sarn or why he agreed to help me. Perhaps we’ll see that in today’s excerpt. But first, a few announcements because Ran is driving me crazy. He wants me to tell you that Shards For His Giftwill be out before my next book, Rogue Rescue. And that’s fine because my book will have fallen gods, shapeshifters, magical strings, and a shocking revelation, and his won’t. You can read both as they are written on … Continue reading Why Did They Accuse Her: Find Out Now!
Hey, This is Ran. You remember me, right? I’m Sarn’s son from the Curse Breaker series, and I’m interrupting this takeover because I have news, and I don’t want Robin to share it. What’s the news? Kobo.com in the US and UK now offer unlimited reading and listening through their program called Kobo Plus. We know finances are tight right now, so I wanted to tell you about this because Kobo Plus is like $10 bucks a month or something. And yes, all our books on Kobo Plus. Not all the audiobooks are there yet because the interface is a … Continue reading Unlock the Secrets of Rogue Night: Get the Facts Now!
Hey, I’m Robin, your temporary host. Last week, I showed you part of Rogue Ranger, my third book, and you might be wondering how I went from that camp in the mountains to tramping through a snowy and very enchanted forest with Shade, whom you may remember from Curse Breaker Enchanted, while searching for Sarn. If you want to know where Sarn is and why I can’t find him, you need to read Rogue Ranger because that all happens in there. But the story of how I met him happened in my second book, Rogue Night. I know. I’m talking … Continue reading What Really Happened under the mountain? Find Out Now!
Hey, I’m Robin, your temporary host, and I’m back to give you another look atmy third book,Rogue Ranger. But first, a few announcements and some news: There’s no podcast episode this week, unfortunately. My Scribe, Melinda Kucsera, couldn’t record one due to work, but she will try to carve out some time this coming week to get another episode out. Please don’t tell Ran any of what I’m about to say because he’ll be jealous, and he’s jealous enough that I’m getting all the attention right now. But I waited four years for this while he was in the limelight, … Continue reading Discover the Unexpected Chaos of Rogue Ranger Now!
I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in today’s episode, I’m reading the first chapter from my latest book, Rogue Ranger. It’s the third book in the Robin of Larkspur series. What’s in this episode? I hope you enjoyed this presentation. It means a lot to me to be able to share this with you. I love Sarn and his family so much. Read along with me! Thank you for listening! You can also listen to this on my podcast. Continue reading Preview of Rogue Ranger Read by Melinda Kucsera + What really happened behind the scenes
Hey, I’m Robin, your temporary host, and I promised to explain why my third book (Rogue Ranger) took so long to come out. But first, a few announcements: ***This set of three ebooks includes Hunter’s Night, Rogue Night, and Rogue Ranger, but it’s not available in stores. And now back to what I came here to talk about today. But I’ll let my Scribe, Melinda, explain in her own words. Caution, there are spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk. Why Did This Book Take Three Years? by Melinda Kucsera, excerpted from Rogue Ranger Because I couldn’t figure out how … Continue reading Why Did Hunter’s Night Take 3 Years? Get the Inside Scoop Now!
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