QSFer Erik Schubach has a new FF Fantasy book out:
After thousands of years away from her home planet of Olympus, Artemis of the Hunt has finally returned to the Citadel.
She brings with her hundreds of Olympian men rescued from the clutches of the Titans by the legendary Valkyrie, Kara the Wild One. Along with a peace envoy of Asgard intent on coming to a peace accord and mutual defense pact with Olympus.
Olympus comes under attack, and Artemis and the Asgard must stand against the oncoming enemy.
(The Tales From Olympus are the continuation of the Valkyrie Chronicles)
Tales from Olympus #1
You would think I would be used to seeing this, having lived with my pseudo-sister for so many centuries, but Inatra the Singing Rain, First Valkyrie of Ragnarok was a spectacular sight to see. The only Valkyrie from Asgard who came close to matching the might and fury of Kara, the Wild One herself.
Our return to Olympus was a long time coming, and I was afraid I wouldn’t know the way home this time, after spending so long away. I had been sent to witness the fall of yet another civilization, the Vanger of Folkvangr, to the Frost Giants of Jotunheim so that they would not be forgotten to the sands of time. I was to document their people and culture before they were but a distant memory.
Who would have ever believed that I, Artemis of Olympus, would instead witness the return of the Gods of Asgard, as they defied the Jotunn? They were not only able to strike down a Star Killer vessel for the first time in the history of time itself but they also dispatched their leader, Ymir and the other nine Frost Giants of his flagship, the Ginnungagap, to the beyond.
For the first time, the many races in the galaxy had the most potent weapon ever known… they had hope. Hope that maybe with our races combined, we may survive the wrath of the Frost Giants and the Titans who wish to eradicate all life in this realm and start over again in their battle against each other for supremacy.
Maybe now, the might of Valhalla and Olympus combined can help the other races not only survive, but prosper under the umbrella of peace that the Asgard are spreading throughout the known worlds.
I got my start writing novels by accident. I have always been drawn to strong female characters in books, like Honor Harrington. And I also believe that there is a lack of LGBT characters in media. So one day I came up with a story idea that combines the two… two days later I completed the manuscript for Music of the Soul.
I write LGBT novels in many genres including romance, scifi, paranormal, fantasy, and dystopian to name a few. And my writing style may not be the most professional nor grammatically correct, but I never profess to be an English major, just a person that wants to share a story. I maintain that my primary language is sarcasm.
Each of my books features strong likeable female characters that are flawed. I think that flaws and emotional or physical scars make us human and give us more character than simply conforming to some “social norm”.