Fantasy, Lore, & More: Embrace of the Shade
Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode Kayla Hansen joins me to talk about her book, Embrace of the Shade.
What’s it about?
Amarie’s legendary magic could incinerate her enemies, but it’s her sword she trusts. While running from the men who killed her family, she learns of an ancient text locked within the Great Library that might be the final key. During the daring theft, a stranger inserts himself into her scheme. Kin’s life, riddled with shadows and death, is as dark as his soul. He embraces his power, given by a wicked master, but when he meets Amarie... She shatters the walls he’s built, piercing his solitude with vibrant light. But if she learns he hunts the power cursing her family, he will lose her forever.
Embrace of the Shade is a character-driven dark fantasy adventure. Set in the magical world of Pantracia created by Amanda Muratoff and Kayla Hansen, Embrace of the Shade brings magic, intrigue, and romance to life.
What’s in this episode:
Kayla will take us into a world of magic and intrigue with an excerpt from Embrace of the Shade, and we’ll explore aspects of that world like the Great Library.
We’ll find out what to expect from The Berylian Key series and maybe get some spoiler-free highlights of what’s to come.
We’ll discuss Amarie and Kin's dangerous alliance and the beginnings of their forbidden romance, and discover details about the magic system, factions, and evil forces in this dark fantasy world.
Join us in a place where legendary magic wielders vie for power, and sinister evil lurks in the shadows.
Where to get the book:
Where to find Kayla Hansen:
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About your host, Melinda Kucsera:
I am Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author who wrote and published 20+ books since 2016 across 5 series. I write epic fantasy adventures about families and magical creatures who’re just trying to survive in a world that hates and fears magic but is steeped in it.
My books are full of magic and mayhem, but somehow, even the darkest adventure always ends well. Join me every week for a new story.
What series do I write?
The Curse Breaker series chronicles the adventures of a reluctant mage (Sarn), his son, and the magical creatures they befriend as they fight to save their underground city from monsters, ancient evils, and a variety of magical threats.
The His Angelic Keeper series follows a ghost girl who just wants to save her still-living family, not stop a demon invasion or the literal apocalypse, but she’ll do that too if she must. (This is a humorous series that stars Sarn’s twin sister from the Curse Breaker series).
The Robin of Larkspur series follows Robin, a woman who just wants to save her daughter from the mythical creatures that kidnapped her baby. Sarn tries to help her.
The Divergent Heroes series is supposed to star two knights who are partially disabled but a younger version of Sarn keeps stealing the scenes.
The Curse Breaker’s Companion series which includes side quests, wacky what ifs, and stories from my newsletter of Sarn and his family in our world because they won’t stay inside the epic fantasy books they star in. They’d rather visit me through a portal conveniently located in their cave.
Why am I here?
I want to give you more fun adventures, more often, and create a community of fantasy readers to share ideas with, new stories, artwork, and have fun. So I’m taking the plunge and posting chapters of my upcoming books, bonus content, podcasts, videos, audiobooks, boxed sets, deleted scenes, alternate endings and beginnings, Patron-only stories, and more.
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