An Encouraging Few Weeks as an Author

It’s been an eventful few weeks.
To recap:

I recently had an interview in Liberty Island.

 And a reader wrote a wonderful FB post:

“…when someone knows how to story tell . . .to use adjectives and plots and creatively create a entire new world and describe it while telling a story. . .is an art. This author has that ability, and as you can see, I am finding time each night to read a chapter or two because now that I have started I keep wanting to know where the story is going to go (the crack cocaine of the art).”
 —FB post by Jim Green (re: Sword’s Edge)

Also I got a new review of Sword’s Edge:

L.S. King has created a setting that is primarily Fantasy (Rangers, Psychic Powers, Nobility, etc.) and partially SF. (Nope, not saying why. Read the book.) So I guess, in a way, it’s reverse Star Wars.
rating: 4.75/5

With all author events canceled this year, it’s been rather dismal, but the last few weeks have brought a smile to my face.

Not to mention, this autumn, the first three books of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles were released in an ebook boxset.

Also, the prequel to the series, Unlikely Prophet, is still on sale for only $0.99!


Sword’s Edge Review – “a reverse Star Wars”

Sword’s Edge—the first book of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles—was just reviewed in Jimbo’s Awesome SFF Reviews.

And guess what? Hey Mikey—he likes it!

He says it’s rather a reverse Star Wars.


Well, read the review and find out!

He also has links on his page to Sword’s Edge and the omnibus as well, so if the review sparks an interest, you can easily pick up the one or the other.


New Review of Sword’s Edge!

Sword’s Edge just received another review!

[5 stars] Great story! Can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
I stayed up until 2:30 am last night reading the to the end of Sword’s Edge. Great book? I loved it. I had to go online and order the rest of the books in the series. I won’t be getting much sleep once they get here!


And right now, the ebook is half price!


A New Review of Unlikely Prophet! “He likes it! Hey, Mikey!”

I just got a new review of Unlikely Prophet!

Wonderful world-building infused by an origin story of planet-ending drama, class tension and alien conflict, and the hope and promise of new beginnings. If you like sword and planet, this prequel novel will be the start of a new series I think you’ll enjoy. 4 1/2 Stars.

Thank you, kind reviewer!


My first review of Laws and Prophecies!

Wow – my first review of Laws and Prophecies!

Fun characters, great story:

This book lived up to and surpassed the other books in the series. I enjoy the characters so much I would love to meet them in real life. The story line draws me in making it hard to put the book down. My only disappointment would be that now I begin the wait for the next book in the series. I love how the author demonstrates how laws can be made with one intent and how over time and centuries the public sees those same laws as having the opposite intent.


If you haven’t gotten it yet, Laws and Prophecies is available in many ebook formats and in print:

Laws and Prophecies cover


New Review: “Another enjoyable read by L. S. King”

A new review had been posted about Unlikely Prophet:

This was a great prequel in her Sword’s Edge series. I love how real the world feels and how the characters are just thrown into it and have to learn to live and survive. Definitely a winner.

Thank you, dear reader. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!


A new review of Deuces Wild: Stacking the Deck! Yes, I get excited easily!

Just found a new review of the second book in the Deuces Wild series: Stacking the Deck.

Everyone looks on Amazon or Goodreads, but I found this one on GooglePlay:

I’d love to see a Deuces Wild Trilogy in theaters. Of course once the third book is out that is. This was a real page turner like the first book. I read both together in exactly one week. I can’t wait for an Illustrated Guide to L S. Kings universe.

Thank you so much for reading Stacking the Deck, Eric, and for posting a review. I doubt any films will be made of my books though. LOL

If you haven’t read it yet, it has lots of explosive action, or as Mike Resnick said:

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



Deuces Wild: “Loved it!”

Whoa – I just discovered that reviews for my books on don’t show up on the US site. And that being so, I only just found this little gem of a review about Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck:

A friend suggested this author. I loved this book. I loved that the author used actual scientists as her sources, and the characters were engaging and interesting.

Thank you, Amazon UK Customer! (And you’re right; I do have a scientist who checks my work – I’m surprised I haven’t driven him to drink already!)

And don’t forget, my good and dear friends, that for this month, the book is on sale!


A new review of Deuces Wild: “the ART of story telling”

I was blown away by this review!

the ART of story telling

Just loved reading this book. The characters, the flow, the story telling made it a very nice read. Too many authors get so technical that it is at the expense of the most important aspect of writing. . . . .the ART of story telling. After completing this book, my next action was to order the second book. I also picked up all three books of another series from this author because I know the caliber of storytelling so I know it will all be delicious reading. My review is in what I buy, and as you can tell I put my money where my review is.