L. S. King


L. S. King has been published in Deep Magic, The Sword Review, Dragons, Knights & Angels, Digital Dragon Magazine, Residential Aliens, and more. Two of her stories were selected for The Sword Review's "Best of..." Anthologies. She has worked as a submissions editor and a copy editor on several magazines and was a founding editor of the online magazine, Ray Gun Revival.

She currently is working on novels in the Deuces Wild series and the Sword's Edge Chronicles series.

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Deuces Wild: Stacking the Deck
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,040. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Slap and Tristan anticipate the dull calm of routine cargo runs, but their plans are thwarted by goons from a corrupt government, a mobster out for Tristan’s blood, a mad engineer, a spoiled brat, and ghosts from Tristan’s past.
The Last Hurrah
Price: Free! Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Colonel Leslie Bayleson visits the star base she designed for one last time before her forced retirement. Instead of old memories, she finds a new threat. (a short story in the Deuces Wild universe—approximately one thousand years in the past)
The Grift
Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Can a cowboy really con a con man? Or will he be stranded, penniless, on a space station? (originally published in Digital Dragon Magazine, April 2010)
Price: Free! Words: 12,460. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of three previously published short stories about Alcandhor, one of the main characters of the novel Sword's Edge: Alternate Path / Bitter Storm / Petition
Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Zaqain's life had been a sham, now he needs to make amends. But will he survive justice? (originally published in The Sword Review, November 2006)
The Crack
Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
She's cute—but is she crazy, or has he gone insane? (*flash fiction*)
Sword's Edge
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 130,900. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Can a lass overcome her self-doubt to uncover traitors who threaten her clan?
Deuces Wild: Beginners' Luck
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,560. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
All Slap ever wanted was his ranch and family. The gangster Lyssel destroyed that, leaving only charred remains. Tristan wanted nothing; he had no expectations from life and trusted no one. The bereaved cowboy and cynical space mercenary discover they are both hunted by Lyssel and his mob and are forced to work together to survive. Can two such total opposites ever make their alliance work?

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