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Fantasy, Lore, and More With Olena Nikitin

Fantasy, Lore, and More With Olena Nikitin

Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode, the author duo Olga and Mark, who write under the pen name, Olena Nikitin, are joining me to talk about their book, Autumn Chaos.

What’s it about?

Exiled for offending the king, Lady Inanuan must navigate intrigue and monsters while solving a mystery that could devastate the kingdom. After saving the life of Captain Marcach, forbidden magic creates an intense rivalry between warriors and awakens Ina’s ancient powers and desires.

Inspired by Slavic mythology and fantasy, Autumn Chaos is an immersive romantic dark fantasy.

What's in this episode:

  • Olga and Mark read from Autumn Chaos and take us into the magical world of Cornovii filled with passion, cruelty and impossible choices.

  • We then discuss the three principal characters, the lore in their fantasy world, their unique magic system, and Slavic mythology.

  • This episode takes you into the mythical kingdom Olga and Mark created where an unwilling heroine finds her fierce heart yielding to the men she despised as she risks everything to save her kingdom. Follow Ina’s quest for redemption as she discovers forbidden magic, unleashes ancient evils, and unravels a plot that could spell Cornovii’s doom.      

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About your host, Melinda Kucsera:

Melinda Kucsera writes fantastic short stories, novels, and books when not being kidnapped by dragons or chased by armies of fictional creatures. (We do, on occasion, rescue her.) She leaves the running of her newsletter to a cast of lovable characters who hog her inbox. Enough about her, it’s us you’re really interested in, her cast of characters. 

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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 get even more involved, 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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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>