The genres in which I write: space opera and erm, science….fantasy?

In a conversation with another author recently, we talked about the genres in which we write. Although I write science fiction, I have two series which are vastly different. Deuces Wild is space opera, and briefly can be described as a cross between the movie (or better yet the book) Shane and the TV show Firefly. (That last is not my assessment either, but one my original editor used as comparison for the stories).

Book three is being written, and will be released in 2019, hopefully in the spring, but definitely by summer. And book one, Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck is currently on sale for a mere $0.99!

The other series has the feel of a fantasy world, with an agrarian culture, provincial lords, castles, capes, and swords. However, there is no magic, it’s just a forgotten alien technology that is beginning to be rediscovered. In trying to come up with a very short description for passersby at Cons, I finally came up with: “Pern without the dragons.” Which, if you like dragons, is very disappointing, but makes the point: Pern is not fantasy. The people came to the planet via spaceships, and through catastrophe, eventually lost all the technology they had. Eventually they began to rediscover it. (If you have thoughts on a better description for this sub-genre, I’d love to have the input, because trying to find where these books fit has been aggravating!)

So, if you like a fantasy-feel science fiction, you just may like the Sword’s Edge Chronicles. I have three books released in that series, with book four coming out within two months.

If you want to know a bit about their past, see some of the advanced tech they had at one time, and find out a little of the history, you could try the prequel: Unlikely Prophet, which is bit more “proper” science fiction with maglevs and people living in domes.

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No Infomercials or Hard-sells – But Wait! There’s More!

My grandson was peering over my shoulder and saw that my one book, Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck, was on sale for only $0.99.

Smart aleck that he is, he quipped, “For only three payments of 33 cents each!”

Ah, no, though – sorry, it must be a full payment of ninety-nine cents; no payment plans are available. There’s also no special knife sets or fantastic gadgets that slice, dice, and even juliennes fries!

However I do have a “But wait, there’s more!” It’s not the only book in the series, so if you like it, you have a second book to read, and there’s even a third book being written, which will be out sometime in 2019!

And don’t forget, the book is available in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and several other formats!

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My books are listed at Walmart’s website!

It’s a very cool thing to find one’s books listed in a new outlet – so seeing my books listed on Walmart’s website was fantastic!

It doesn’t look like they have an author page so one can list all of one’s books and have folks search by author, but yep, they’re there. They use the Kobo format, so if you prefer your ebooks in Kobo, they’ve got ’em!

If you’re new to my books, You might give Sword’s Edge a try, the first book in its series, or the first novel in my other series: Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck, which is on sale this month for only $0.99!

Of course, if you prefer other ebook formats, or would rather have a print book, you can choose your favorite from the offerings on my site:

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Deuces Wild: “fast-moving adventure” and now, only $0.99!

For this month, Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck is on sale for $0.99! A pretty good deal, if I do say so. And the book is pretty good as well, even if I do say so. Although I’m not the only one:

 “In DEUCES WILD, L. S. King gives us a fast-moving adventure, told with wit and grace, and more than a dose of humor. ”
Mike Resnick, award-winning SF author

How ’bout that!

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Hey Browncoats! Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck ebook is on sale!

Do you like Firefly? Ah, who doesn’t? In any event, I’ve got a treat for you!

For the month of September, I’m offering the ebook of the first novel in the Deuces Wild series for $0.99 in honor of um… well, I’m sure I’ll think of something. Oh, I’ve got it! Firefly premiered in September of 2002. Can you believe it’s been sixteen years?

We need more spacey, westerny fun! So I’m doing my part!

And yes, since you ask, this series has been compared to Firefly:

Author L. S. King gives us a series which combines the best Western vibe of Butch and Sundance with the space-faring vigor of Joss Whedon’s Firefly. This is a new series whose elements feel familiar, but whose treatment is entirely fresh.
– Johne Cook
Editor, Ray Gun Revival magazine

Check out this first book, and if you like it, snag the second. The third book is due out in 2019.

Can’t stop the signal!

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Dover Comic Con and new books in my series!

Tomorrow is Dover Comic Con, and I’m thrilled to have two new books in the Sword’s Edge Chronicles to offer at my table!

For those who aren’t close enough to attend (and if that’s the case I’m sorry, I’m so sorry), you can still snag the two new titles, or if you perhaps haven’t started the series yet, now is the time, because the fourth book in that series is due out this fall. You can get the first book, Sword’s Edge, online in print or ebook (in lots of different formats).

The two new books of the series are (in published order): Children of the Enaisi, which continues hard on the heels of the first book, Sword’s Edge, and book three, entitled Unlikely Prophet, a prequel which takes place 1,000 years in the past, and adds to the depth and understanding of their world.
Book four, Laws and Prophecies, as I said will be out soon.

And in case swords, capes, castles, aliens, portals, bio-tech, and telepathy aren’t your thing, I also have two novels in a space opera series: Deuces Wild. It’s about a cowboy and a space pirate. Or is he a mercenary? Or an assassin? Perhaps you’ll figure it out.

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Reminder: Sword’s Edge on Sale for $0.99 in July

In case you missed it, or forgot: for the month of July, the first book of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles is on sale for a mere $0.99!

Treason brings a young lass’s desperate thane to her mountain home, where she is recruited as a spy. A siege, traitorous lords, and a scheme to kill her thane test her strength, her love of her kin, and her alien blood. With the help of a mysterious alien relic, she undertakes a dangerous mission. Can she succeed or will the assassins tracking her cost her all?

A powerful tale seemingly set in a world of medieval fantasy, but with roots in science fiction.

Sword's Edge

Check out Sword’s Edge while on sale, and if you like it, you just might like to catch up on the series before the next book is released this autumn!

Available in a variety of ebook formats!

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