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Fantasy, Lore, and More with MT Zimny

Fantasy, Lore, and More with MT Zimny

Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode, MT Ximny joins me to talk about her book BETA, the first in The Apex Cycle series.

What’s it about?

Samantha Havardson seems ordinary until her family moves to the manmade island, New Delos, an epicenter for super-powered Apex. Despite lacking abilities, Samantha finds herself swept into a world of secret identities and teams where anyone could be an Apex. Plagued by missing students and a mysterious Spartan warrior, Samantha searches for answers, uncovering secrets that drag her deeper into the Apex world.

BETA is an imaginative YA superhero adventure featuring an underdog heroine without powers in a city filled with them.

What’s in this episode:

MT Ximny reads from BETA and takes us to a futuristic world of synthetic islands, super-powers and hidden threats. We discuss the heroines struggle to find her place in a society split between the ordinary and extraordinary.

Follow Samantha’s quest for truth in a world where ability and identity are fluid, and allies or enemies could be anyone with a secret to keep or share. Discover how far she’ll go to rescue a friend and protect a city that never wanted her but now can’t let her go.

MT Ximny shows us a world where humanity's reach exceeds its grasp, and an unlikely hero emerges in a place obsessed with power but blind to its costs. Here secrets shape destinies, trust is a luxury, and identity comes with masks that won’t stay on.

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About your host, Melinda Kucsera:

I've written 20+ write epic fantasy books about the characters that live in my head and invade my apartment through a portal that somehow connects their world with mine.  ⁠Join me every week for a new story.

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.

If you want to support fantasy books and help me product more of them, join my community on Patreon and start reading book 10, Shards For His Gift, right now. I'm writing what I hope are the final chapters and posting them this weekend.

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Epic Fantasy Adventures with 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. Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>