Fantasy, Lore, & More with C.N. Rowan
Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode C.N. Rowan is joining me to talk about the first book in his dark urban fantasy series, imPerfect Magic.
What’s it about?
After hundreds of years of dying, an eternally reincarnating Cathar priest in 12th century France pops back up in the nearest corpse in modern day. Now his territory is under threat, and if he can’t stop whoever’s behind it, all of reality might be in danger.
Set in France, imPerfect Magic is a fast-paced, darkly comedic urban fantasy.
What’s in this episode:
C.N. will read us an excerpt from imPerfect Magic and introduce us to her immortal heretic characters.
We’ll discover the real French history and mythology woven into this tale of strange creatures and obscure events.
C.N. will share details of what inspired him to blend Abrahamic religions, the Cathar Perfects, and fantastical elements in this series set in locations you can actually visit.
Find out what challenges our perfectly imperfect main characters will face in saving their territory and all of existence.
Where to get the book: Cnrowan.myshopify.com use code MELINDA at checkout to get 20% off the audiobook at checkout.
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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.
About the interview:
I entered my book, Curse Breaker Enchanted, in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off 9 (SPFBO 9) this year and thought it might be cool to interview my fellow entrants. Only 300 books can enter the contest. 10 will advance to the semi-finals, and one will be crowned the winner of SPFBO 9 for 2023. I hope you're cheering for Curse Breaker Enchanted! You can grab a copy for free right now to celebrate.
Where to find your host, Melinda Kucsera: