Monday, May 1, 2017

Based on a True Story: Superman VS the KKK

I just learned they're making a full movie based on the book Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan by Rick Bowers.  And its a real life story!

Back in 1946, a man named Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the KKK and learned a lot of their more sordid practices and secrets.  He tried to interest local authorities, but back then the KKK had its fingers in a lot of pies, and the authorities were uninterested in doing anything.  So in a weird but admittedly masterful twist, he ended yup taking what he learned to the producers of the Superman radio show, which was very popular at the time.  They created a storyline using Kennedy's expose material called "Clan of the Fiery Cross" which ran for 16 episodes.  It is credited with helping to turn popular opinion against the Klan.  I know the original episodes of "Clan of the Fiery Cross" of the Superman radio show episodes are available on youtube, the last time I checked.

I have no idea if the movie is going to be any good or not, but the real story its based on has always intrigued me.  Here's hoping the filmmakers can do it justice.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Upcoming Projects: War Dragons, Lusty Apprentices, and More

Just an quick update on upcoming projects.

First up will likely be THE WAR DRAGON'S MATE, a modern fantasy erotica tale about an introverted human woman who helps a broken dragon gladiator fighting in underground clubs and becomes far more involved than she ever thought. This will be my first attempt at trying a more female-oriented erotic romance story. Will take place in the same world as HOT DRAGON GIRLS, HOT DINO GIRLS, and ICE AGE HEAT, though the dragons will be from a different alternate earth than the one from the previous books.

Also already started is THE LUSTY APPRENTICE (working title), a brand new erotic fantasy tale set on Ximeneswhich is an idea I've had floating around in my head for over a decade now. Two apprentice sorceresses summon a magical empathic watersprite and have to tend to it while their mistress is away. But what happens when the naive but powerful little sprite learns of unrequited romantic feelings between her two caretakers? Many naughty hi-jinks ensue.

Also in the pipeline: HOT PIRATE GIRLS , set in the 17th Century Caribbean. A young adventurer makes an ill-advised deal with a bored demon to alter his doomed fate... only to find himself transformed into a strapping young woman! Can he still survive, much less succeed in his dreams of fame and fortune, as he has to faces pirates, slavers, supernatural forces, and the sexual awakening of his brand new body?

I haven't forgotten the various series I'm still working on, but I just spent most of last year doing almost nothing but sequels, so I need to get some original content out of my system.  But once that's done, expect DEEP DELVE, the sixth book in the FANTASY ENVOY EROTICA series, THE COLLECTED HOT DRAGON GIRLS VOL. 2 with a  brand new short story, and HOT GOBLIN GIRLS 4, which will focus very heavily on the relationship between Hemlock and Black Ember

I'm also planning on doing a speculative science book on Orbital Travel, another on Deep Space Exploration, and maybe even a role-playing game project or two in the next half year.

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https://www.patreon.com/paullucas


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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