New release: “First Magic”

Hey, everyone! I’m pleased to announce that the fourth Minimum Wage Sidekick series, First Magic, is now available for purchase on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited!

Click this link HERE or the cover image above to go directly to its Amazon product page and pick up your copy. A trade paperback edition will be available from CreateSpace very soon.

Enjoy,

Lucas Flint

LAST CHANCE: Enter to win a FREE copy of “First Job”!

Morning, everyone! Just wanted to let y’all know that today is the last day of the Goodreads giveaway to win a free paperback copy of my book, First Job.

Click the button below to enter, because once this giveaway is over, I can’t guarantee when or if this book will be given away again:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

First Job by Lucas Flint

First Job

by Lucas Flint

Giveaway ends October 01, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway: “First Job”

Morning, everyone! Just posting a quick note to let y’all know that I’m currently running a book giveaway over on Goodreads.

Starting today, Sunday, September 10th, and going on until Sunday, October 1st, you can enter for a chance to win a FREE paperback copy of my book, First Job, which is the first book of my new Minimum Wage Sidekick series.

Click the button below to enter the giveaway. Remember, the giveaway will end on Sunday, October 1st, 2017, so enter now to make sure you’re in the drawing!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

First Job by Lucas Flint

First Job

by Lucas Flint

Giveaway ends October 01, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

LAST CHANCE: Get “First Job” for 99 cents!

Hey, guys, just a quick post to remind y’all that the special launch price of $0.99 for First Job ends tomorrow, Monday, August 14th, at which point the price will go up to $4.99.

So if you haven’t yet picked up your copy of First Job (which has two five star reviews already), get it HERE before tomorrow, because I can’t guarantee when or if it will ever be priced this low again.

New release: “First Job”

Hey, everyone! I’m pleased to announce that my newest book, First Job, the first book of Minimum Wage Sidekick, is now available for purchase on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited!

And not only that, but it is at a special launch price of $0.99 (normally $4.99) until Monday, August 14th, so if you want to grab a copy at this steal of a price, head over to its Amazon product page and buy it right away!

The next book in the series, First Date, is scheduled for a September 2017 release.

Enjoy,

Lucas Flint

New release: “Heroes”

Hey, everybody! I’m pleased to announce that the fifth and final book of The Young Neos, Heroes, is now available for purchase on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited!

A trade paperback edition from CreateSpace will be available before the end of the month.

In other news, my next series, Minimum Wage Sidekick, is scheduled for an August 2017 release. The first book, First Job, will be available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. Keep your eyes on this site for more updates.

Enjoy,

Lucas Flint

Link: Scammers Break The Kindle Store

Hey, everyone!

Normally, I try to only post book announcements and news about my books on this blog, but I feel that the below linked article (which details a huge problem that’s been plaguing Amazon’s Kindle store for months) is important enough to share here.

Scammers Break The Kindle Store

I highly encourage all of you to read and share this article yourself, because if the problems in that article keep getting worse, I will take all of my books out of Kindle Unlimited. I don’t want to do that, but the problems David Gaughran outlines are as serious as he makes them out to be, and if I have to do it, I will.

Share it far and share it wide. Let’s put the pressure on Amazon.

Review: “For Steam and Country” by Jon Del Arroz

Normally, I don’t do a lot of reviews on this blog; actually, I think this is the first time I’ve ever posted a book review on this site, ever, much less book reviews about steampunk.

And I’ll admit, I’m not really a super steampunk fan. I’ve never really been into it, even though I’ve appreciated the aesthetics of the genre. It’s always struck me as a primarily aesthetic movement/trend, which is not bad, but just not something that interested me.

But I like helping other authors and I know that one of the best ways to do that is by writing reviews of their books. And Jon Del Arroz is an author I’ve come to know and like over the last few months, especially his posts on the comic book industry.

So when his new book, For Steam and Country, came out, I decided to pick up a copy and check it out. I already read and enjoyed his first book, Star Realms: Rescue Run, so I decided I’d like to see how he’d handle a more fantasy-oriented novel.

With that out of the way, let’s move onto the review itself:

For Steam and Country is a steampunk novel (the first book of the Baron von Monocle series) set in a world where steam powers most forms of technology, such as the airship, Liliana. It stars young Zaira von Monocle, a young farm girl who inherits the aforementioned airship from her adventurer father, who has been pronounced dead, and soon finds herself drawn into a war between her home kingdom of Rislandia and the powerful but cruel Wyranth Empire.

It’s a fast-paced, action-packed novel with plenty of interesting characters, plot twists, and ideas that keep your attention from start to finish. I read the whole book in about a week in between sets at the gym and always looked forward to reading it when I put down my Kindle each day.

My favorite character was probably Toby, Zaira’s pet ferret. I’m not sure why, but I really enjoyed his antics in the book. I also liked James, Zaira’s childhood friend, and am interested in seeing his development in the next books.

As for negatives, I don’t really have any major complaints with this book; the characters are good, the plot is solid, worldbuilding makes sense, and everything else is more or less in order. The biggest problem I have is that the copy editing, while generally pretty good, has a few glaring issues here and there, but it’s not bad enough to detract from the story itself, so this is a pretty small thing, all things considered.

Overall, For Steam and Country is an excellent steampunk novel and book in general and I enjoyed it even more than Del Arroz’s Star Realms novel. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys steampunk or fast-paced fantasy adventure novels and I look forward to seeing where the author takes the characters and plot in the following books.