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Enchanted is complex, intricate, and a thoroughly captivating debut to the Curse Breaker saga. From the very first page, the reader is swept into Sarn’s world and you don’t step out until the last page (although, with a cliffhanger like that, can you really say you stepped out, or do you still have one toe in Sarn’s story, waiting for the next part?)[…] Enchanted is a twisty book where everything is well thought out, where moments between Sarn and his son will melt your heart, and where, if you’re ready for an unbelievable journey into a realm of magic and adventure unlike anything you’ve read before, then trust in Melinda and enjoy the ride!  —Mei W.

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So much work has gone into creating strong and endearing characters to populate the first book in this brilliant new series. I was immediately swept away and didn’t want the story to end. Can’t wait for the next book to arrive. […] I enjoyed it from first page to last.  —Ryan S.

Melinda Kucsera creates a wonderful and engaging world for her lead character Sarn. I enjoyed her writing style and how fast paced and thrilling Sarn’s journey is into the forest and the killer trees. […] Can’t wait for the next book! I loved how even though this book was a gripping fantasy/thriller there was emotion and relatability with her characters. You really do feel for them. —Amanda

On GoodReads.com:

What I Love: This book is made of love. A kind of love which has transcended and was honed by time. A kind of love you will feel oozing out each and every beautifully-crafted line. […] The struggle of a single father, the innocent love of a child, the hardships of someone illiterate, the depth of hurt of friendship betrayed, the injustices and so much more were all tackled in this novel. It’s a lengthy read worth your time. And the cliffhanger ending will make you want to know more. —Rosemarie

Curse Breaker: Enchanted is a gripping story with monumental characters and a huge conflict. Melinda Kucsera takes the reader on a ride through fascinating landscapes, a beautiful setting with a life of its own, strange rules, and weird people and creatures. Her descriptive prose is seductive, capturing every detail of the story without hurting the pace in any way.[…] Readers will enjoy the intense action, the twists, the suspense, and ultimately, the satisfying finish. Great plot, great characters, great writing. Readers’ Favorite

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Blog Takeover – Day 4

Sorry folks for the delay. Melinda caught on to us and changed her password. Worry not loyal readers! My dad has a head for numbers. So I asked him to help me and voila! I’m back in, and I have news for you!

We’re running a sale! We finally hacked into Amazon and set it all up. (Okay, we might have had Melinda’s blessing and her password, but we still pulled it off. This is no small feat for non-English speaking characters reaching through a hole in reality to touch your techno-gadget-loving world.)

You can pick up Curse Breaker: Enchanted, an award-worthy fantasy tale, for the lovely price of $0.99 from 11/13-11/19 and dive into our world! Portals are provided in the pages. We’re waiting for you between the lines. Join us!

We’re having a launch party right here on this blog the week of Nov. 13. That’s right. The characters from Curse Breaker: Enchanted will be hanging out here all week. We’ll regale you with stories of our adventures and answer questions. We might even allow the Melinda-monopolizing Ghost, whose story has been playing out on this blog, to hang with us. Maybe.

Mark your calendars!

—Ran, Son of Sarn

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Blog Takeover – Day 3

I watched the Wanderer reach through a portal and tap on a strange device. Beside him, the son of the Child of Magic egged him on. What were they doing? I shook my silver crown. Humans are strange creatures. While they fiddled with technological things, I opened another portal and glided through it onto asphalt startling a young black man holding a parcel.

His jaw dropped at the sight of my splendor, but one flick of my smallest branch removed the memory. Before he could drop the package in his hands, I captured it with a branch. His eyes glazed over when I sent him into soft-edged dreams of trees. What did you expect? I am the Queen of All Trees after all. I’m not here to hand out fantasies of scantily clad women on beaches.

With gentle pressure, I forced the tip of my branch into the cardboard and felt the screams of my nonmagical brethren sacrificed to make the box and its contents. I could do nothing for them. Their suffering had ended, and I would make sure it wasn’t in vain. I lifted the books out of their cardboard shell and processed on my gleaming roots to a metal box, the designated receptacle for recycling the dead of my species.

I resisted the urge to slam the lid choosing instead to channel my anger into propulsion. Moving faster than the human eye can track, I sped south. My brothers and sisters in Central Park shouted for joy when I passed them, and I slowed enough to stop traffic. Collecting stares as I paraded down Fifth Ave, I held my silver crown high and allowed my radiance to caress the crowds gathering to watch.

Streets meandered after awhile, but I and my awe-struck retinue continued until we arrived at a glass window. Behind it lay books by the thousands but not a single copy of the book clutched in my branches.

Threading his way through the crowd, the proprietor came. I lowered the books toward his sweater-clad arms relinquishing a small part of the story of my home and my people. His eyes shone in wonder as he backed away. I raised my branches high and released seed pods to drift on the wind raking the city. While the crowd scampered to catch the tiny lights dancing with the wind, I stepped back across the threshold separating dream from reality. Shayari’s green lands and my enchanted flock surrounded me again. I’d done what needed doing.

—The Queen of All Trees


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Curse Breaker: Enchanted is a gripping story with monumental characters and a huge conflict. Melinda Kucsera takes the reader on a ride through fascinating landscapes, a beautiful setting with a life of its own, strange rules, and weird people and creatures. Her descriptive prose is seductive, capturing every detail of the story without hurting the pace in any way.”

—Readers’ Favorite

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Curse Breaker: Enchanted is a Readers’ Favorite

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Reviewed By Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite

Curse Breaker: Enchanted by Melinda Kucsera is the first book in The Curse Breaker Saga, a captivating fantasy tale involving magic, secrets, and murder. Sarn is losing control of his magic and he may lose his sanity, too. In a world where enchanted trees commit murder and where nothing is what it seems, Sarn must regain control of his magic, unveil a dark secret, and stop an unnamed enemy from taking the life of his son. Whatever is lurking in the enchanted forest wants him and his magical powers, and it will do everything to stop him from finding the truth he is seeking. He is running against time and no one knows how long he can keep up before he becomes completely insane.

A story that starts with a man racing against time, when being late would mean his ultimate ruin, already creates interest and a sense of anticipation in the reader. Curse Breaker: Enchanted is a gripping story with monumental characters and a huge conflict. Melinda Kucsera takes the reader on a ride through fascinating landscapes, a beautiful setting with a life of its own, strange rules, and weird people and creatures. Her descriptive prose is seductive, capturing every detail of the story without hurting the pace in any way. I enjoyed the psychological depth of the conflict and the fact that the protagonist is often in a dilemma, torn between pursuing a mission and losing his son at the end, torn between his own will and a power that overshadows him. Readers will enjoy the intense action, the twists, the suspense, and ultimately, the satisfying finish. Great plot, great characters, great writing.”

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Blog Takeover – Day 1

Hi all, I’m Ran and I am commandeering this blog. Yes, that’s right, this is a—cue dramatic music—*Blog Takeover.* I’m here to set the record straight. Melinda made some comments about me in her November 2nd post. Naughty, naughty writer. *Shakes head in dismay.*

Who am I you ask? I am Ran, son of Sarn and that makes me awesome by definition. My dad is a curse breaker after all. Less than 1% of all mages have the ability to become curse breakers and out of that select group, maybe a tenth have the inclination. You have to be born from someone who was cursed and cursed people are not usually nice people. However, curse breakers are nice people. Well, my dad is and since he’s the first curse breaker in an age, there you go.

Here I’ll break it down for you:
Cursed people = bad people
cursed person + uncursed person = potential to become a curse breaker
Curse breakers = nice people
Curse makers = bad people
Given the above equations, curse breakers are rare.
*this is based off a logic lesson my dad gave me. Blame him if my logic’s wrong. 

 But you know how awesome my dad is because you follow this blog, you’ve bought a copy of Curse Breaker: Enchanted, you read the book cover to cover twice and you left a review. So you know all about my awesome prowess. No one wields a teddy bear like I do. Bear says hello by the way. (I am four years old in

(I am four years old in EnchantedSince I am authoring this post from the story’s future, I am not four years old now. And no, I won’t tell you how old I am. Good little boys never do.) 

Getting back to my gripe, I did not steal my Uncle’s journal. I *borrowed it.* 

Uh-oh I have to go now. My dad’s coming and I want my ad-ven-ture. I’ll be back later to finish explaining. Don’t tell Melinda I was here, but do sign up for our newsletter so you can be the first on your block to read excerpts of Curse Breaker Faceted. It’s going to be a wild ride!

— Ran

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Happy Birthday Sarn!

sarnbody700x300webreducedToday is Sarn’s birthday.

I would like to thank everyone who has bought a copy of Curse Breaker: Enchanted, his breakout debut novel. Special thanks to Ryan, Wei, and Mandy for your honest reviews.

Thank you also to my followers who read drafts of the opening chapters and provided lots of feedback, and encouragement. I couldn’t have gotten Sarn’s story out without you.

If you’re near Mount Eredren and you run into Sarn, please don’t tell him we caught him less than dressed! He’s rather fanatical about his privacy.

And don’t mention the book either. He doesn’t know his son stole his brother’s journal and gave it to me. I just found out the rascal did this and it puts me in a bit of a bind. That’s characters for you—they’re always doing the unexpected!


What readers are saying about Curse Breaker: Enchanted

On Amazon.com:

Enchanted is complex, intricate, and a thoroughly captivating debut to the Curse Breaker saga. From the very first page, the reader is swept into Sarn’s world and you don’t step out until the last page (although, with a cliffhanger like that, can you really say you stepped out, or do you still have one toe in Sarn’s story, waiting for the next part?)[…] Enchanted is a twisty book where everything is well thought out, where moments between Sarn and his son will melt your heart, and where, if you’re ready for a unbelievable journey into a realm of magic and adventure unlike anything you’ve read before, then trust in Melinda and enjoy the ride!

—Wei M.

On Amazon.com.au:

So much work has gone into creating strong and endearing characters to populate the first book in this brilliant new series. I was immediately swept away and didn’t want the story to end. Can’t wait for the next book to arrive. […] I enjoyed it from first page to last.

—Ryan S.

Melinda Kucsera creates a wonderful and engaging world for her lead character Sarn. I enjoyed her writing style and how fast paced and thrilling Sarn’s journey is into the forest and the killer trees. […] Can’t wait for the next book! I loved how even though this book was a gripping fantasy/thriller there was emotion and relatability with her characters. You really do feel for them.

—Amanda

On GoodReads.com:

What I Love: This book is made of love. A kind of love which has transcended and was honed by time. A kind of love you will feel oozing out each and every beautifully-crafted line. […] The struggle of a single father, the innocent love of a child, the hardships of someone illiterate, the depth of hurt of friendship betrayed, the injustices and so much more […] And the cliffhanger ending will make you want to know more.

—Rosemarie

Click to buy Curse Breaker: Enchanted and start a fantastic mystery today!


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Secrets threaten, but magic kills.

Plagued by sanity-twisting magic, Sarn must unravel a deadly mystery. But he’s prevented at every turn because his life is not his own. Haunted by one of the victims, Sarn must find out what happened before the ghost drives him mad.    

As plans collide beneath ensorcelled boughs, one thing is certain. If Sarn can’t get his magic under control, he’ll never discover why enchanted trees committed murder. How far is he willing to go to find the answer?

The search might cost more than his sanity. Exposing the truth might claim his life and destroy the secrecy protecting his son from a killer. Something lurks in the enchanted forest, and its sights are set on Sarn and the magic in his blood.  

First in a new series, Curse Breaker: Enchanted is a fast-paced, character-driven fantasy tale with a murderous twist. Sarn’s story unfolds over three action-packed days in his double life leading to a breathtaking finale.

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