Rogue Ranger is here

Rogue Ranger is here, and she’s kind of feral. Let me explain and show you the receipts. The Receipts/proof: Melinda, our Scribe, said Robin was doing things against the rules of our world here. Robin posted this note in response. Then she posted the first chapter of her third book here, the second chapter here, and the third one here. You’ll see that a certain character, my wonderful Papa, (yes, this is Ran, his son and sidekick writing to you) is the innocent victim in all this. I rest my case. Robin has lost her marbles in this one. After … Continue reading Rogue Ranger is here

New episode posted!

Hi listeners, In this week’s episode, I read chapters 11 & 12 of Curse Breaker Enchanted! Listen on other platforms. Show notes: I’m your indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in today’s episode, I’m reading my epic fantasy adventure, Curse Breaker Enchanted, to you. It’s the first book in my Curse Breaker series and the cornerstone of my epic fantasy world, so let’s go! What’s in this episode? Read along with me! Get a copy of Curse Breaker Enchanted in print or ebook or the AI-narrated audiobook here. Sign up for my newsletter here. Support this project on Patreon. Thank … Continue reading New episode posted!

We have no more rings

Hi Readers, Season 1 of the Rings of Power show ended this past week and I, your favorite fictional character, Ran, the son of Sarn, I’m glad it did. Maybe now I can get some page time. This will be a spoiler-free email, so if you haven’t watched it, you can read on with confidence. I’m not here to talk about the Rings of Power. Melinda, our Scribe, has done enough of that in her tiktoks, her YouTube vids, and her podcast. I’ll linked them, so if you want to find out what she had to say, you can do … Continue reading We have no more rings

My thoughts on the Rings of Power FWIW

I put together some of my thoughts about the Rings of Power Season Finale, but now I’m thinking about doing a short series where I fix the problems in season one in a what if treatment. I’m not a script writer but I write epic fantasy books for fun set in a world that’s like the Fourth Age in Middle Earth. But in my books, magic is coming back with a vengeance. So I know something about plotting character and story arcs. Here are my full thoughts for those interested: Here’s the podcast version: Show Notes: In this short episode, … Continue reading My thoughts on the Rings of Power FWIW

Human vs. Robot: new podcast episode posted!

Listen on YouTube: Listen on Spotify: I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in today’s episode, we investigate who narrates better? An AI or me?  In the previous 7 episodes, I narrated chapters from my book, Curse Breaker Enchanted, the first book in my Curse Breaker series and the cornerstone of my epic fantasy world, but what if an AI narrated it?  What does that sound like? We find out in this episode. What’s in this episode? Which is better? The AI or the human? Only you can decide. In the next episode, I’ll be back to read chapter 11 … Continue reading Human vs. Robot: new podcast episode posted!

I’ve got more tea to spill

Hi Readers! The Kindle Vella promo is still on today, but this is the last day, so we’ll just pretend it’s not happening and that it’s not really awkward. Why’s it awkward? We’re trying to get Curse Breaker Revealed removed from Kindle Vella so we can release the boxed set, but the book is still on there. That just makes this whole situation even more awkward, but what can you do? One more thing on this and then I’ll move on, I promise! We also mentioned Ride the Darkness last week which part of it is also on Kindle Vella, … Continue reading I’ve got more tea to spill

Well, this is awkward but free

Hi Readers, I think the subject line says it all. What’s so awkward? Well, we released Curse Breaker Revealed into the wild (I mean bookstores). This is Ran, Sarn’s son by the way, and yes, I do need to say that every time because sometimes other characters pop in and talk to you. They’re not doing that today, though. It’s just me here, holding down the fictional fort. But I digress, as I often do. This time, I am digressing on purpose to put off talking about the awkward thing, but I guess I should get to the point. What’s … Continue reading Well, this is awkward but free

Who broke the rules this time?

Hi Readers, This is Ran, Sarn’s son and fellow adventurer, and I star in the Curse Breaker series. I hope you had a great week. We had a crazy one due to some maintenance in the building where our Scribe lives. We are all looking forward to a quieter week this week, so we can get more page time. Before I return to the preview of Curse Breaker Revealed, (its release is a major event for us), I just want to give you an update on our next book. Robin and Melinda, our Scribe, are still fighting over something that … Continue reading Who broke the rules this time?

I have a question (and a preview)

Hi Readers, This is Ran, Sarn’s son from the Curse Breaker series, and I just wanted to drop by again and ask if you have checked out Curse Breaker Revealed yet? I know you’re busy, but it’s my big reveal, so please pardon me for asking. I’m very excited, but I’ll stop talking and drop us back into our preview now. I play a large and important part in it. 🙂 CURSE BREAKER REVEALED By Melinda Kucsera Chapter 1: A Chance Visit (part 2) The outer door opened before Sarn could pull up his head map, and Ranispara strode in. “Sorry … Continue reading I have a question (and a preview)

The big reveal is finally here!

Hi Readers, I hope you had a good week. The Scribe didn’t. Things are rough right now at her job, and today is her deceased sister’s birthday. But we’ll celebrate the release of Curse Breaker Revealed and another promise kept. That’s right! You can buy a copy today and read it. The wait is over. I’m finally revealed, and my big reveal changes everything for my little family. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed starring in it. Fun fact: Curse Breaker Revealed started as a story our Scribe told her sister, but the version you’ll … Continue reading The big reveal is finally here!

Today’s Newsletter

My newsletter will deploy on Tuesday instead of Monday since Tuesday is the release day for Curse Breaker Revealed and my deceased sister’s birthday. It didn’t make sense to send it on Monday, so it’s moving to Tuesday for this week only. Ran will probably email again toward the end of the week since this is release week, and he’s excited. So are the other characters. For now, I leave you with this preview: See you all Tuesday! –Melinda Kucsera, the Scribe Continue reading Today’s Newsletter