NEW BOOK: Between My Bleeding Lines Extended Edition

I was gone for quite a long time, now I’m back with a big big big news about my second poetry collection: Between My Bleeding Lines Extended Edition!

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From last year’s first edition with 100 poems, this new collection contains over 160 pieces and more are now in the hopeful part of the book, which is the third chapter, Forbearer (one who endures).

Between My Bleeding Lines Extended Edition is also now published in the Philippines via my publisher, Yamada Publishing owned by Kota Yamada.

Interested to order? See the book price and the shipping cost here: goo.gl/forms/hMzkOwVz8YaeImxq1

I’m back with more poems, poets and friends! 🙂

Book Alert! Curse Breaker: Enchanted by Melinda Kucsera

Heads up epic fantasy fans (and even those who are not like me)! Here’s an enchanting, thrilling and exciting new book/series that will introduce you to a new world called Shayari and to mystic, gifted and complex characters from one of the best fantasy writers! Read on! 

SARN indentured himself four years ago to pay for his brother’s education. It was a desperate bid to help his brother escape the cycle of poverty. For him there was never any hope, not while his body brims with illegal magic that just so happens to fuel the perpetual glow of his green eyes.

THE BARGAIN…The terms of his indenture landed him a stint with the Rangers who patrol the enchanted forest until a party of travelers is attacked in the forest’s midst and killed. Everything changes when that first drop of blood is spilled, waking the forest’s ire.

THE MYSTERY… Sarn tries to stay out of sight and trouble but one of the Rangers has plans for him. And the ghost of a child murdered in the forest haunts him—a green-eyed child just like his own son. Who killed this boy and the party he traveled with and why? The answer might cost his sanity but to find it, he risks losing the son he’s kept a secret for four years. Not finding the answer might damn his son to share that murdered boy’s fate.

As conflicting plans collide beneath enchanted boughs, one thing is certain. If Sarn can’t get his magic under control, he’ll never find the answers that he seeks. But how far is he willing to go to find those answers? The search might cost more than his sanity; it might cost his life.

Click to order Curse Breaker: Enchanted on Amazon Today!

Available in eBook (order now) and paperback (9.27.16), (audio edition – TBA)

About the author:

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Melinda Kucsera  the writer behind In Media Res.

By day, I’m a project manager for IT at the academic journal publisher, Mary Ann Liebert Inc. I support the websites for two trade journals: GEN and Clinical OMICs.

By night, I am posting to my website, MelindaKucsera.com, in memory of my sister. I am the author of the novella Stars and Angels Sing and the Curse Breaker Saga (get book 1, Curse Breaker: Enchanted from Amazon today).

I write serial adventure stories in high fantasy (or science fiction). The ongoing stories are:

  1. Quest 
  2. The Curse Breaker Saga
  3. Aerials
  4. (Re) Quest – a retelling of Quest
  5. The Lord of the Sea.

I also write short stories. Find them all here.

I have one story to tell about a place called Shayari and the people who live there.

BOOK READS: Upcoming books from Nicholas Sparks and Mitch Albom!

Nicholas Sparks and Mitch Albom fans out there, listen up!

2015’s last quarter will be the best part of this year as my ultimate favorite scribblers will release their newest books before this year ends! (i’m so happppppppy!)

So here are the details!

Mitch Albom first announced his new book titled The Magic String of Frankie Presto! This will be out on November 15. 🙂

Here’s what it is all about:

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is the epic story of a fictional icon – the greatest guitar player to ever walk the earth —and the six lives he changed with six magical blue strings.

In Albom’s most original and sweeping novel to date, the voice of music itself narrates the story of its beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, born in a burning church, abandoned as an infant, and raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. War rips his life apart, and at nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings.

But Frankie’s talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning playing and singing affecting numerous stars along the way, including Duke Ellington, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and KISS.

Frankie, briefly, becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes the power of the strings his teacher gave him, and how, through his music, he can actually affect people’s lives – with one of his six strings turning blue whenever a life is altered.

At the height of his popularity, tortured by his biggest mistake, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, having finally healed his heart, does Frankie reappear—just before his spectacular death—to change one last life.

A lifelong musician, Mitch Albom’s passion for the subject shines through on every page. With its Forest Gump-like romp through decades of actual music, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. Heartrending and inventive, Albom’s latest novel is infused with the thematic message that “everyone joins a band in this life” and those connections have the power to change us all.

Just last week, I almost cried when I read in my Facebook wall the news from Nicholas Sparks himself!

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It is almost more than a year when I last read his story, The Longest Ride and I am happy to share to you the news about his upcoming book, See Me!

There’s no cover page yet, though this book will be released on October 13!

Here’s the story:

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot.  With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he’s determined to walk a straight line.  To Colin, that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life.  Reminding himself daily of his hard-earned lessons, the last thing he is looking for is a serious relationship.

Maria Sanchez, the hardworking daughter of Mexican immigrants, is the picture of conventional success: with a degree from Duke Law School and a job at a prestigious firm in Wilmington, she is a dark-haired beauty with a seemingly flawless professional track record.  And yet Maria has a traumatic history of her own, one that compelled her to return to her home town and left her questioning so much of what she once believed.

A chance encounter on a rainswept road will alter the course of both Colin and Maria’s lives, challenging deeply held assumptions about each other and ultimately, themselves.  As love unexpectedly takes hold between them, they dare to envision what a future together could possibly look like . . . until menacing reminders of events in Maria’s past begin to surface.

As a series of threatening incidents wreaks chaos in Maria’s life, Maria and Colin will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways.  Will demons from their past destroy the tenuous relationship they’ve begun to build, or will their love protect them, even in the darkest hour?

Rich in emotion and fueled with suspense, See Me reminds us that love is sometimes forged in the crises that threaten to shatter us . . . and that those who see us for who we truly are may not always be the ones easiest to recognize.

So… last quarter’s just the best time of this year!!!