Monday, February 6, 2017

THE VIRGIN ORC'S FIRST KISS formatting error (And correction!)

I just published my newest fantasy erotica ebook, THE VIRGIN ORC'S FIRST KISS.

However, an early upload of the book had a formatting error that swapped a bunch of periods in the text for commas. The problem has been corrected on Smashwords and is in the process of being corrected on Amazon (may take up to a day to process--should be completed 2/7/17.) If you downloaded this earlier flawed version, just re-download it again from the source for the corrected version. Apologies for that!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

DOFUS: The Best 2016 Animated Film You Never Heard Of

Last Night I finally got the chance to see Dofus Book 1: Julith (or just Dofus in many promotional materials), an animated film by the French studio Ankama Animations, based on the MMORPG of the same name and its various spin-off cartoon series, including Dofus: The Treasures of Kerub and Wakfu.  And it was awesome.

In the high-fantasy World of the Twelve, Joris is a young boy who lives with his adopted feline father and helps run a curio shop.  He learns that his parents were powerful sorcerers and one day his mother shows up to use him for a dark purpose.  Action, intrigue, and much drama ensues as they search for an artifact that can stop her: the Ivory Dofus, an egg that contains the soul of a dragon and channels near unlimited magic power.

One thing I really liked was how all the characters were flawed and made mistakes, sometimes big ones, and their motivations were not always black and white,.  There were a few times where things seem to shift, and doubt is cast onto who is really the bad guy, or if there is really a bad guy here or not.  Everyone is given plenty of story and most is made of that for both comedy and drama.  Even the numbskull comedy relief character, an insanely narcissistic gobbowl (fantasy version of soccer/football) player is given a pretty full arc and some genuine emotion.

I also really liked how (minor spoilers here, I guess) the good guy sorceress takes a few dark turns, drinks obsessively out of regret, and then has to face the final confrontation while too drunk to cast spells.  Bet you won't see that in a Disney movie anytime soon. X)

The animation is very fluid and dynamic, with a lot of very inventive visual designs for both characters and background.  The World of the Twelve offers a very rich background for world building.  If anything, the film's one major flaw is that the lore is a little too dense and may lose viewers in places who aren't familiar with its source material.  But things are still explained well enough that the basic story is easy enough to follow.

I don't think it's the very best animated film of last year--that would go to Kubo and the Two Strings followed by Moana.  But I do consider it on the same level as Zootopia, which itself was an amazing film and my previous third place pick, which will hopefully give potential viewers an idea of how highly a life-long animation fan like me regards this film.

Plus I just realized that Dofus has accomplished something no Hollywood studio has done yet--made a genuinely GOOD film based off a computer game!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

PATREON PAGE Revamp-- Patrons Always Welcome!

PATREON PAGE LINK

PATREON PAGE LINK

Not so much as a revamp as me trying to make it even more worthwhile to patrons. A revitalization, more like.

I have tried several times over the past year to put more effort into the Patreon than I have been, but various factors in real life and elsewhere kept getting in the way. One big hurdle is that the main products I produce--fiction books--are much more complex and take considerably longer to do than visual artwork (at least if you want a quality product.) I simply don't produce stuff from that fast enough to fill a PATREON page with enticements the way many other creators can.

But one thing I am going to do is adding a lot of my more classic old art to the PATREON PAGE, to make them exclusive just to my paying patrons. That means a LOT of pin-up art, sex scenes, commissions, character sketches, and more. I'm planning on adding at least 100+ such artworks to the page, at a rate of at least one new addition per day.

Currently just put up on the page are 10 newly-added sexy pin-ups, as well as a PREVIEW of the first steamy chapter of the upcoming erotica ebook THE VIRGIN ORC'S FIRST KISS, as well as a coupon code for 50% off the recently-published HOT DRAGON GIRLS 6.

For just a few dollars a month, you can help me keep creating the fun and sexy books and art you guys seem to really enjoy. Any little bit will be greatly appreciated, and I'll do my best to make sure you get a damn good investment back on your money! Thanks!

PATREON PAGE LINK

PATREON PAGE LINK

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Coming Soon: THE VIRGIN ORC'S FIRST KISS

The next erotica project in the pipeline is ebook THE VIRGIN ORC'S FIRST KISS.  A female orc warrior named Obsidian escapes from slavers and become stranded on a remote island with two other survivors--Glaive, a fellow Orc woman and a former sex slave, and Ishen, an apprentice human sorcerer.  Their contentious alliance of necessity slowly gives way to surprising, steamy passion as the trio struggles to survive and find a way back to civilization.

The book is set in the same fictional fantasy world of Ximenes as the FANTASY ENVOY EROTICA series and the HOT GOBLIN GIRLS series.  If you check out my Deviant Art Page, you can see some character concept sketches and the inks for the book's eventual cover.  Aiming for a release by the end of January 2017.  Hope you check it out!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

UPCOMING PROJECTS as of 11-14-16

Just a quick rundown of what to expect form me in the near future.

First up hopefully in the next week or so will be THE COLLECTED FANTASY ENVOY EROTICA VOLUME 1, which will collects the first four Fantasy Envoy books.  This includes THE CLERIC'S FAREWELL, THE MAD KING'S ROAD, THE ELF WIFE, and A NIGHT AT THE DEBAUCHERY.

The collection will also include a NEW bonus short story, "Distraction Tactics," which chronicles Tobias as a young man meeting Safiya for the very first time in an unexpected yet very sexy way.

After that, HOT DRAGON GIRLS 6 should be on its way sometime in December. This will conclude the series, as among various sexual hijinks, the girls scramble to find a way to stay on Earth after the bombshell fo the previous book.

After that will be two new projects not connected to any series:  HOT PIRATE GIRLS, featuring a lot of sex, high adventure, and supernatural mystery in the 17th Century Caribbean. 

After that will be HOT DRAGON MALES, my take at a more female-oriented sexual fantasy tale.

Tentatively on the slate beyond that is DEEP DELVE, the sixth Fantasy Envoy book, and HOT GOBLIN GIRLS 4.

I also want to keep producing more artwork too, so keep an eye out on both my PATREON PAGE as well as my various pages on DeviantArt, Fur Affinity, Weasyl, and elsewhere for that!

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https://www.patreon.com/paullucas

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Also check out my awesome ebooks for sale! Fun fantasy adventure, mind-bending scifi, steamy erotica, and more!

On Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/plucas

On Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Lucas/e/B007Q0NO7S

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hot Dino Girls Update!

Just a brief little update, as things are (no surprise) taking longer to do than anticipated.

My newest fantasy erotica ebook HOT DINO GIRLS 3 is out of first draft. It ended up being longer than I thought, about 34K words. While that's good that there will be more story, steamy sex, and fun adventure for the readers, it also means that it likely won't be out until the end of the month or may even be pushed back until October. I'm working hard to get things done but quality work--and whatever the hell it is I do--takes time.

For those of you on my Patreon, I do have a cover update for the book with basic colors filled in. Hope to post more on there soon! Plus patrons there can also see a sneak peek of HOT DINO GIRLS 3's steamy first chapter.

After HOT DINO GIRLS 3 is in the can, I'll be moving on to HOT DRAGON GIRLS 6the final and hopefully very exciting and sexy chapter in the saga. I've also been working on and off on THE COLLECTED FANTASY ENVOY VOLUME 1, which will collect the first four books of that series as well as feature some bonus material like a new short story, gaming stats, and links to maps. Hope to have both that and HOT DRAGON GIRLS 6 out by the end of the year.

After that, it will be a couple of new projects to give myself a break from doing a long string of sequels this year.  Hopefully (fingers crossed, if the money situation works out) I'll also be able to start working in more mainstream writing works into my repertoire as well.

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Become a Patron on my PATREON PAGE!  Help me keep creating exciting works of scifi, fantasy, and erotica!

https://www.patreon.com/paullucas

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Also check out my awesome ebooks for sale! Fun fantasy adventure, mind-bending scifi, steamy erotica, and more!

On Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/plucas

On Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Lucas/e/B007Q0NO7S

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Future of the Goblin (and Dino) Girls!

I just recently released HOT GOBLIN GIRLS 3 (available on both Amazon Kindle and Smashwords and their affiliates.)

I was rather pleased with how the story came out. For readers who are a fan of the series, you may be pleased to know that I believe I have enough ideas for at least two more books in the series.   When I'll be able to get around to writing them, I'll have to see, as I have a bunch of other stories already on my slate.

One thing I always really like about this series is that there is no great epic conflicts or world saving or anything like that.  Though the characters do occasionally run into unusual circumstances, they are mostly just trying to live their lives and get by day to day.  Their conflicts are very small and personal.  They may have to deal with the fallout of more epic events (such as the Crenmoore Rebellion, or in the most recent book, the Mage Guild War in Linlea), but their conflicts and hardships are at a modest and personal scale most people can identify with.  They're basically work-a-day fantasy heroes.

One spin-off idea I'm thinking of doing is a GOBLIN GIRLS mainstream fantasy book.  Basically, I'll rewrite the first three books of the erotica series so its more R-rated than XXX and sell it as one complete novel.   But that will take more work than it appears, though, as a number of important plot point (especially in the first book) are strongly sex-related and would have to be rewritten or completely reworked altogether.  The books will by necessity also have to be a bit more violence and action-oriented to keep readers interested where before there was steamy sex scenes to do that.

Question is, would there be a market for this?  I really do like the characters and the world they inhabit and could follow it up with more mainstream adventures after the erotica angle for them starts wearing thin.  But this will ONLY be feasible if the mainstream version can sell enough to make the work worth it.  If you have any opinions on this either way, let me know, as I really don't know if I should go this route or not.

I also plan on doing paperback versions, but that's another can of worms I'll save for another column. Basically I want to save this option for Collected Editions so the reader gets enough material to justify the price, but I have to do more research into how things work for that.

HOT DINO GIRLS, whose third book I'm working on now, is also a series about working-class characters, but with a different approach than HOT GOBLIN GIRLS.  Whereas the goblin characters move around a lot and live in a world where they can be constantly exposed to peril, the world of the Dino Girls is more 'realistic' and laid back.  The characters stay in one place and only want to build a good life for themselves and those they care about.  They're a stay-at-home working class family, but one who only so happens to only contain one normal human and is set on an exotic alternate version of Earth.

This third book will likely be the last book focusing on that set of characters.  It probably won't be the last story set on that world ( I do have an idea for a HOT RAPTOR GIRLS book feature the characters of Jirollo and Pirollo, who appeared in Book 2).  I think people will see after I put the third book out that the ending should be satisfying and with the characters in a good place, but one that may not really work for further erotic adventure novels.

Just some random thoughts.  I'll be posting this in several different sites, so let me know what you think!

-- PL