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Dover Comic Con 2017 Was the Best Yet!

Posted in Events, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2017 by Loriendil

Arise, arise, Fandoms of Comic Con!
Fun deeds awake: LARP and laughter!
pics shall be taken, bling shall be gotten,
a geek-day, a hot day, ere the sun rises!
Ride now, ride now! Ride now to Dover!
(with profound apologies to Prof. Tolkien)

Yesterday was the most amazing Dover Comic Con yet!
I saw many friends and there were some I looked for but didn’t find, although I know they were there: Everett De Morier, Liz DeJesus, Kristen L Corbett, Will Hahn, Jason Mears, Kerri Hollyday, James Dufendach, Frank Dawson Jr, Christy Shaffer, and Becky Palmer. (Especially Liz DeJesus, who helped me set up, and came by just to see if I was okay later on. Hugs, my friend!)
If I’ve forgotten anyone, I’m sorry, but I came home and collapsed almost immediately and slept for over twelve hours straight. I’m still not totally awake and coherent.

The panel on “What an Editor Wants” was fun – lots of folks showed up. I hope I didn’t frighten them, because that wasn’t my intent. But the business is so cutthroat, I wanted to emphasize that you must be on your best game, and be as professional as possible. Will Hahn co-hosted with me, and I think he un-scared them after I got finished terrorizing them.

I’m uploading the cosplay photos to my FB author page, and I apologize because I didn’t get lots of pics because my booth was so busy!
Folks constantly stopped, asking about my books – I didn’t have to do any hawking, which is great because I’m lousy at it. LOL
I had some few run up with gasps or squeals and saying, “Is that book two?” about Deuces Wild: Stacking the Deck (one man marched over, picked up Stacking the Deck and held it high, and huffed, “FINALLY!”  I told him book three was already being written, to which he replied, “Good!”), and others who were groaning because the sequel to Sword’s Edge wasn’t yet released. I made sure they either took a business card or took advantage of the QR code for my website so they could keep up with news about the release of the sequel.
A few even slowed walking past and called out to the effect of, “I have her books, they’re great! Can’t wait for more!” as folks were huddled at my booth.
It’s a strange but fantastic feeling to know you’re an author with fans, and that they’re eagerly awaiting more stories!

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Summertime Reading Suggestions

Posted in Deuces Wild, My Writing, Sword's Edge Chronicles, Writing with tags , , , , , on July 3, 2017 by Loriendil

If you want something to read this summer, perhaps lazing by a pool or on the beach, or even in your backyard, (or like me, perhaps just reclining on your sofa) might I suggest some raygun-zapping space adventure with my Deuces Wild series? Two books are published so far, and there’s some serious fun in those pages:

 

“It’s fast-paced, fun, and well-written. … Make sure you don’t have anything on your schedule the day you start reading it – you probably won’t put it down until you finish.” – Lou Antonelli

“Recommended reading to all lovers of space opera, science fiction, and unlikely buddies saving the universe.” – Keanan Brand

“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

 

 

 

Also, it’s a great time to be introduced to Tam, Alcandhor, and their kin in Sword’s Edge. Book two of the series, Children of the Enaisi, will be out this fall. In case you can’t tell by the title, there’s swordplay to be had in the book, and some cape-swishing too, if you like that sort of thing – which I do. I blame Zorro and Johnston McCulley.

 

 

 

 

(And just in case you enjoy holding a real book, but like to have e-books for when you’re on the go, my books all have the Amazon Matchbook price: buy the print book and you can purchase the Kindle version for a lower price: only $0.99 for each Deuces Wild, and $1.99 for Sword’s Edge.)

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My Own Wonder Woman – Tam of Sword’s Edge

Posted in My Writing, Sword's Edge Chronicles, Writing with tags , on June 6, 2017 by Loriendil

I’m not one to push my books very often, but I cannot resist. Tam, the heroine of Sword’s Edge is a wonder woman; she’s a tough fighter and a stubborn little cuss to boot!

If you like that sort of story, considering reading more about Tam. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

 

The novel is available in a variety of e-book formats and in print.

 

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Girls at Comic-Con Dressed as Rey – but Tam Is Another Strong Role Model

Posted in My Writing, Sword's Edge Chronicles, Writing with tags , , , on July 25, 2016 by Loriendil

Little Girls Went To Comic-Con Dressed As Rey And That’s So Important

This thrills me. To have such a strong role model for girls – this is wonderful. Rey is no damsel in distress (those really irritate me!).

Now I’m going to do something I have a hard time doing, and that’s self-promotion. I’m going to tell you that if you want to read about a strong female role model, you should get my book Sword’s Edge.

I’m going to quote from part of a new review on the book rather than try to explain Tam myself (because I’m lazy that way, and it’s nice to be able to share what others have to say about this novel):

“The main character (Tam) is an engaging, tough, complicated young orphan, with mad fighting skills. Part innocent, part smarter than a fox, she is caught in a world she was only sort-of prepared for, but with critical portions left out. Abruptly orphaned, and just as abruptly scooped up by her larger family, she has abilities that even she is unaware of, and part of the book is Tam’s discovery of that power.

It also has a neat twist on the classic fairy tale: the 15-year-old orphan girl rescues the handsome young prince, and no romance blooms. Tam, as I said, is a tough little scrapper. Just for the fight scenes alone, this book would get 4 stars. Add to that a rich and complex world, a greater over-arching mystery that leaves you hanging for the next book, a plot that isn’t afraid to up-end conventions of the genre, and smooth, polished prose, and you have this novel.”
(You can read the full review here. And thank you, Moira!)

So there you go – Sword’s Edge. (And hey, book two will be out this fall, so what a better time to read it!)

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One Book Finished, Sequel to Sword’s Edge Started

Posted in Deuces Wild, My Writing, Sword's Edge Chronicles, Writing with tags , , , , , , on July 19, 2016 by Loriendil

After feeling for so long like I couldn’t write (due to lots of Real Life™ that I won’t go into), I think I’m finally hitting my stride.

DW: Stacking the Deck is finished, and I’m now starting on Children of the Enaisi, the sequel to Sword’s Edge.

I’m anticipating the release, or at least the pre-order of Stacking the Deck by August. My plan for Children of the Enaisi is a fall release. We’ll see how that goes.

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Who Is L.S. King – updated slideshow

Posted in General Announcement, My Writing, Writing with tags , , on August 14, 2015 by Loriendil

Updated…because I can.

 

Or – in case the video doesn’t show up, you can see the new slideshow on my “About” page.

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Your Last Last Chance in 2014!!

Posted in Deuces Wild, My Writing, Sword's Edge Chronicles, Uncategorized, Writing with tags , , , , , on December 31, 2014 by Loriendil

I’m blatantly stealing an idea from a friend (what are friends for?):

You know those spam emails and notices you get that tell you it’s the last chance to donate for the year to get a tax deduction? Well, I’m playing off that idea (which, as I said I stole from my friend Jane Lebak) and announcing LOUDLY that this is your last chance to buy Sword’s Edge and Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck in either e-book, print, or both in the year 2014!

 

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Quickly!

Act now before it’s too late!

And if you buy before the New Year rings in, you’ll get great luck in 2015, win lotteries you didn’t even play, and confetti will rain on you every day!*

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* Promises of good luck, lottery winnings, and confetti guaranteed by the same folks who bring you the wonderful rewards from spam mail and chain letters and posts. Void where prohibited by common sense. Not for use around animals and small children. Terms are subject to change without notice. Batteries not included. BHT added to preserve freshness. Use only as directed.

 

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