SF author L. S. King


Deuces Wild: Beginners' Luck

by L. S. King

the first book of the Deuces Wild series



"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



As ruthless gangsters close in on their trail, a cowboy with a heavy heart and a jaded outcast must join forces to stay alive and escape the planet. But as they struggle against the odds, they realize that their unlikely partnership may be their only hope for a chance at survival.

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Slap's ranch was his pride and joy, a place where he could raise his family and live a simple life. But when the notorious gangster Lyssel destroyed everything he held dear, Slap's world was reduced to charred remains. He was left with nothing but a thirst for revenge.

Tristan, on the other hand, had no attachments or expectations in life. He trusted no one and survived by his wits, finding entertainment in taunting his enemies, especially Lyssel. But when fate brings Slap and Tristan together, they realize they have a common enemy and become unlikely allies.

Forced to work together against Lyssel and his mob, Slap and Tristan must navigate through danger and betrayal to escape the planet alive. But with their conflicting personalities and mistrust for each other, can they put aside their differences long enough to survive?


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"Boring Ol' Bertha" an audio chapter from Deuces Wild: Beginners' Luck





There is something intriguing about the prospect of throwing two different temperaments together and watching the sparks fly. Especially when one party is a rigorously meticulous death-dealer, and the other is a happy-go-lucky life-giver.

In Deuces Wild: Beginners' Luck, we get to see the beginning of a classic, literary friendship. Two diametrically opposed personalities work together to forge their uneasy bond, thrown together by cruelty, circumstance, and sealed by something as old-school as "honor."

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

This book first appeared as a serialized novel in Ray Gun Revival magazine.




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Deuces Wild is dedicated to the memory of my best friend; my inspiration for an enduring friendship...



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