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Epic Fantasy Adventures with Melinda Kucsera

Epic Fantasy Adventures with Melinda Kucsera

By Melinda Kucsera

I am Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author and I narrate chapters from my adventure books, talk about other fantasy books and shows and try my best not to get derailed by the shenanigans of characters who are supposed to be fictional, but they don't stay within the pages of my books. I tell all their secrets and what trouble they get into in between books.
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Epic Fantasy Adventures with Melinda Kucsera

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The Deep Lore: What Liles Beneath the Curse Breaker Series?
The Deep Lore: What Liles Beneath the Curse Breaker Series?
I'm Melinda Kucsera, your epic fantasy author, and today, we're diving into some of the lore that lies beneath the Curse Breaker series, the His Angelic Keeper series and the Robin of Larkspur series.    What's in this episode?    What happened to the magic?  Why is history personified?  Who are the 3 goddesses of time?  What is history's relationship with them?  What does the personification of history look like?  Why talk about the lore now?  news about Rogue Ranger, my next release   Check out my books to see this lore in action!    The Robin of Larkspur series   The His Angelic Keeper series  The Curse Breaker Series   Sign up for my newsletter here. Read this year's holiday issue  Support this project on Patreon. I hope you enjoy! Thank you for listening.
14:32
November 27, 2022
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 19
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 19
I'm indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in today's episode, I'm reading Curse Breaker Enchanted, the first book in my epic fantasy series. What's in this episode? Short intro I read chapter 19 from Curse Breaker Enchanted, the last chapter in the first book/part 1.  I talk a little about what we just heard. I hope you enjoyed it! I tried something different with the microphone this week that I hoped would make the final audio easier to edit, but that didn't work like I'd hoped. It took four hours to edit this. 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 you for listening.
27:36
November 27, 2022
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 18
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 18
I'm indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in today's episode, I'm reading Curse Breaker Enchanted, the first book in my epic fantasy series. What's in this episode? Short intro I read chapter 18 from Curse Breaker Enchanted. I talk a little about what we just heard. I hope you enjoy it! I tried a different set-up this week, and this sounds much better than the last chapter. I might finally be getting  the hang of this! 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 you for listening.
19:01
November 23, 2022
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 17
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 17
I'm indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in today's episode, I'm reading Curse Breaker Enchanted, the first book in my epic fantasy series. What's in this episode? Short intro I read chapter 17 from Curse Breaker Enchanted. I talk a little about what we just heard & how I produced the audio for this recording I hope you enjoy it! I tried a different set-up this week, and this sounds much better than the last chapter. I might finally be getting  the hang of this! 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 you for listening.
15:49
November 19, 2022
Saved by a book: a close call, a dark turn, and a new release. Here's what happened.
Saved by a book: a close call, a dark turn, and a new release. Here's what happened.
Life took a dark turn after I pressed publish this week on the third boxed set in the Curse Breaker series. Here's what happened in order plus an updated on my WIP.   I talked a little about this in my newsletter on Thursday, but this is the full story. Read along with me! Get a copy of Curse Breaker Enchanted in print or ebook or the AI-narrated audiobook: https://melindakucsera.com/the-more-epic-version/ Listen to me read the first chapter: https://youtu.be/IG-uOg2IBxo Get Curse Breaker Books 1-3: https://melindakucsera.com/curse-breaker-books-1-3/ Get Curse Breaker Books 4-6: https://melindakucsera.com/curse-breaker-books-4-6/ Get Curse Breaker Books 7-9: https://melindakucsera.com/curse-breaker-books-7-9/ Sign up for my newsletter: http://www.mkucsera.com/welcomecharacters Support this project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/melindakucsera I hope you enjoy! Thank you for listening.
15:18
November 12, 2022
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 16
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 16
I'm your indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in today's episode, I'm narrating Curse Breaker Enchanted, the first book in my epic fantasy series and continuing my quest to produce a human-narrated audiobook.    What's in this episode?  A really short intro  I read chapter 16 from Curse Breaker Enchanted.  I talk a little about what we just heard.   I hope you enjoy it.   Read along with me!   Get a copy of Curse Breaker Enchanted in print or ebook or the AI-narrated audiobook: https://melindakucsera.com/the-more-epic-version/ Listen to me read the first chapter: https://youtu.be/IG-uOg2IBxo Get Curse Breaker Books 1-3: https://melindakucsera.com/curse-breaker-books-1-3/ Get Curse Breaker Books 4-6: https://melindakucsera.com/curse-breaker-books-4-6/ Get Curse Breaker Books 7-9: https://melindakucsera.com/curse-breaker-books-7-9/ Sign up for my newsletter: http://www.mkucsera.com/welcomecharacters Support this project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/melindakucsera I hope you enjoy!  Thank you for listening.   About the Audio Production:   I don't know why the first minute sounds different than the next 10 minutes or why the last 7 minutes sounds different from the rest. I didn't change anything when I was recording. I just turned off the refrigerator when it randomly turned on about 2/3 of the way through this recording. I will need to rerecord this one for the final audiobook version. I did the best I could to make everything sound the same, but I'm not sure I succeeded.
22:20
November 12, 2022
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 15
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 15
I'm indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in today's episode, I'm reading Curse Breaker Enchanted, the first book in my epic fantasy series. What's in this episode? Short intro I read chapter 15 from Curse Breaker Enchanted. I talk a little about what we just heard. I hope you enjoyed it! I tried something different with the microphone this week that I hoped would make the final audio easier to edit, but that didn't work like I'd hoped. It took four hours to edit this. 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 you for listening.
19:33
November 05, 2022
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapters 13 & 14
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapters 13 & 14
I'm indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in today's episode, I'm reading Curse Breaker Enchanted, the first book in my epic fantasy series. What's in this episode? Short intro I read chapter 13 from Curse Breaker Enchanted. I talk a little about what we just heard. I read chapter 14 from Curse Breaker Enchanted. I talk a little about what we just heard. I hope you enjoyed it! I tried something different with the microphone this week that I hoped would make the final audio easier to edit, but that didn't work like I'd hoped. It took four hours to edit this. 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 you for listening.
41:04
October 28, 2022
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapters 11 & 12
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapters 11 & 12
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? Short intro, then I narrate chapter 11 of Curse Breaker Enchanted I talk a little about what we just heard. I read chapter 12 of Curse Breaker Enchanted I talk a little about what we just read 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 you for listening.
38:50
October 20, 2022
My thoughts on the Rings of Power Season Finale FWIW
My thoughts on the Rings of Power Season Finale FWIW
In this short episode, I give my thoughts and impressions of the season finale of Rings of Power. What I liked. What I didn't like, and a few scenes that left me confused.  Next week, I will return with more of Curse Breaker Enchanted. I just needed to get this off my chest. And no, I could not have written a better screenplay. That's a skill I don't have, but if this was a book, I would have done it differently. Would it have been better? I don't know. If I ever find a way to do something like this in my fantasy world, we'll see. But I don't know if I could based on the rules and Sarn's existence. I'll talk more about that in upcoming episodes and less about Rings of Power until I can look at it objectively.  
06:36
October 15, 2022
Humans Versus Robots: Who narrates better?
Humans Versus Robots: Who narrates better?
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? Short intro and discussion of human narration and the rise of AI-narration Mike from  Google, a synthetic google voice, narrates chapters 1 & 2 from Curse Breaker Enchanted. I talk a little about what we just heard. Which is better? The AI or the human? Only you can decide. In the next episode, I'll be back to read chapter 11 of Curse Breaker Enchanted. But this was a fun experiment. I hope you enjoyed it! 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 you for listening.
44:32
October 13, 2022
Reading Curse Breaker Enchanted -  Chapter 10
Reading Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 10
I'm Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author, and I narrate Curse Breaker Enchanted, the first book in my Curse Breaker series and the cornerstone of my epic fantasy world. What's in this episode? Really short intro I narrate chapters 10 from Curse Breaker Enchanted. I talk a little about what we just read and what's to come. 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. I hope you enjoy! Thank you for listening.
34:21
October 09, 2022
Reading Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 9
Reading Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 9
I'm Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author, and I narrate Curse Breaker Enchanted, the first book in my Curse Breaker series and the cornerstone of my epic fantasy world. What's in this episode? Short intro I narrate chapters 9 from Curse Breaker Enchanted. I talk a little about what we just read. 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. I hope you enjoy! Thank you for listening.
20:35
October 03, 2022
Reading Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapters 7-8
Reading Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapters 7-8
I, the author, narrate Curse Breaker Enchanted, the first book in my Curse Breaker series and the cornerstone of my epic fantasy world, in a new series called, Reading Curse Breaker Enchanted. What's in this episode? Short intro I narrate chapter 7 from Curse Breaker Enchanted. I talk a little about what we just read and some cool parallels to it in The Silmarillion, which I finally read.  I narrate chapter 8 from Curse Breaker Enchanted. I talk a little about the chapter and an update on this podcast. 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. I hope you enjoy! Thank you for listening.
29:34
September 25, 2022
Reading Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapters 4-6
Reading Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapters 4-6
I, the author, narrate Curse Breaker Enchanted, the first book in my Curse Breaker series and the cornerstone of my epic fantasy world, in a new series called, Reading Curse Breaker Enchanted.    What's in this episode?   Short intro I narrate chapters 4, 5, and 6 from Curse Breaker Enchanted. I talk a little about what we just read.   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.  I hope you enjoy! Thank you for listening. 
21:48
September 22, 2022
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 3
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 3
Hi, I am Melinda Kucsera and I'm narrating my book, Curse Breaker Enchanted. What's in this episode? Short intro I narrate chapter 3 from Curse Breaker Enchanted. I talk a little about what we just read. 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. Sarn's son runs it. Support this project on Patreon and get copies of the books, advanced access to the book as they are written and much more.
12:07
September 15, 2022
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 2
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 2
Hi, I am Melinda Kucsera and I'm narrating my book, Curse Breaker Enchanted. What's in this episode? Short intro I narrate the second chapter from Curse Breaker Enchanted. I talk a little about what we just read. 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. Sarn's son runs it. Support this project on Patreon and get copies of the books, advanced access to the book as they are written and much more.
20:04
September 15, 2022
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 1
Curse Breaker Enchanted - Chapter 1
Hi, I am Melinda Kucsera, an Independent fantasy author, and I narrate Curse Breaker Enchanted, the first book in my Curse Breaker series and the cornerstone of my epic fantasy world, in a new series called Reading Curse Breaker Enchanted.    What's in this episode?    I talk a little about my deceased sister and the promise that brought the book into being  I read a note from the character I narrate Part 1's introduction I narrate the first chapter from Curse Breaker Enchanted.  I talk a little about overpowered heroes and how I limit them.    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. Sarn's son runs it. Support this project on Patreon and get copies of the books, advanced access to the book as they are written and much more.  About the Audio Production:   I did some research and mastered this recording according to the specifications Audible requires for inclusion in their catalog of audiobooks, and it passed their checks.  I worked hard to make that part where I narrate sections of the book sound as much as possible like an excerpt from a professional audiobook. The conversational pieces bracketing it are still high quality but there are two places where I had to rerecord two very short sections and they sound a little different. I am not sure why since everything including the microphone and settings was the same.
23:35
September 15, 2022