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Lesbian Romance Mythology Series:

Book 1-3 is life now!

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The first three stand-alone books in the series are now available for a reduced price! They cover lesser known myths from all around the world, retelling and reshaping them, and giving them lesbian twists. Collect them all!

BOOK 1: THE CURSED – Fionnuala and her brothers lead a magical life in the Tuatha kingdom of Lir in ancient Ireland. When their mother dies their world is turned upside down. When beautiful Aoife arrives to heal Fionnuala’s youngest brother the two women fall for each other. Yet, somehow it is her father Aoife chooses to marry . . .
Will the two women find a way to be together, despite the terrible curse cast, or is a jealous king going to stop them?

BOOK 2: THE TAKEN – When beautiful but lonely Iras of the Bear tribe sees a bright star in the night sky she soon disappears without a trail. Aponi, a Pawnee outcast hears about Iras’ mysterious vanishing and decides to start an investigation of her own. Will Aponi succeed to rescue Iras? Moreover, can she trick the mysterious Starman who holds Iras captive? Based on a Native American Tsimshian myth.

BOOK 3: THE IMMORTAL
 – Xian became immortal overnight after having mistakenly drunken an Elixir of Life, in ancient China. But it is the last thing she could have wished for! One day she receives an optimistic clue: The Eight Immortals are about to gather to celebrate the Queen Mother’s birthday on Mount Kunlun. There, they will feast on the magical peaches which ripen every 3000 years so that they, once again, can extend their longevity. Will one of them know of a way to end her immortality or will she have to live on until eternity with her painful memories?

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New Book Release!!!

The Immortal is life! GET YOURS HERE

The Lesbian Romance Mythology Series Book 3 is out on Amazon, available on kindle and the kindle app (FREE if you have KindleUnlimited) and soon out in paperback along with book 1 and 2!

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Throughout history people have sought after ways to gain immortality.
Some would stop at nothing to find and achieve this.
For the body to remain young and never to die . . .
Who, after all, wouldn’t want that?

Not Xian, who became immortal overnight after having mistakenly drunken an Elixir of Life, in ancient China. In fact, it is the last thing she could have wished for! After all, she has lost both her parents and her younger sister in a terrible accident. Ever since she is heartbroken and riddled with guilt. Why should she want to extend her suffering by living longer than necessary, let alone live forever?

Alas, as much as she tries to end her life, she finds time and again, she cannot. Her body is invincible and healthier than ever. A thousand years of searching for an antidote leads to nothing, including locating the mysterious Eight Immortals: legendary god-like beings who possess the secrets of nature.
One day she receives an optimistic clue: The Eight are about to gather to celebrate the Queen Mother, Xi Wang Mu’s birthday on the Western mountain paradise of Mount Kunlun. There, they will feast on the magical peaches which ripen every 3000 years so that they, once again, can extend their longevity.

Thus, Xian travels to Kunlun where the celebration in the Queen’s palace and her enchanting gardens are held.
Will one of the mysterious guests know of a way to end her immortality or will she have to live on until eternity with her painful memories?

Forgiving and loving yourself is often the hardest, but what if it’s the only way?

This is the third stand-alone story in The Lesbian Romance Mythology Series that covers lesser known myths from all around the world, retelling and reshaping them, and giving them lesbian twists.
Just as ‘The Immortal’ is based on Chinese myth and legends, the other two novellas, ‘The Cursed’ is based on an Irish myth and ‘The Taken’ on a Native-American tale.
In total there will be around 15 books covering many cultures around the world.
Collect them all!

A percentage of the sales of this book will go to : suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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I will be very happy if you could let me know what you thought of it by leaving me a review, thank you! One sentence is all it takes and the more reviews, the more exposure the book gets. Tell your friends and feel free to share (:

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COMING SOON: NEW BOOK!

THEIMMORTALteaser1Dear Readers,

For those of you enjoy my mythology stories you’ll be pleased to know that, after a slight delay, I have finally written “THE END” for the third book in the series. These are all stand alone stories so can be enjoyed separately, as you may already know, and cover all cultures around the world. Every book is based on a myth of long ago, which I rewrote completely and added strong lesbian main characters.

Book 1 was ‘The Cursed’ a twist on the ancient tale of Lir’s Children which you can find here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018W8ICF6/ 
Book 2 was ‘The Taken’ a Native-American tale: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQKJTY4/.

Book 3 is ‘The Immortal’ and will be published at the beginning of April, and you’ll be the first to know the exact date, so watch your inbox!
I am not a commercial writer and don’t write what the public wants or needs. That has never been my goal. First and foremost I write for myself, second I hope to stir something in people: make them think, make them feel, and at best make them act differently towards themselves and others. With more understanding, kindness, compassion and love. Through my stories I hope to reach other people’s minds and hearts. My characters all go through certain changes; changes I think might reflect the reader’s own lives, or at least they will be able to empathise, if not relate.

‘The Immortal’ has been one of the hardest stories for me to write to date. ‘Quarterling’ was another one which was at times difficult for me emotionally as it deals with themes close to my heart as well. It can delay writing greatly as I need to muster a lot of inner strength and motivation to keep going. I often wonder why I do it, especially since I know not many people buy these stories as they don’t have violence, murder, evil or fighting, let alone much magic, or even a lot of romance or erotica, as is so common in other works in my field. But going on I must until I reach the finish line. This project is very much a labour of love. Stories want to be written at certain times in a writer’s life. They come to us when we are ready to tell them. When we are capable of telling them. For me, they don’t leave me alone until it’s done and I can release my breath and send them out into the world.
Writing is a lonely profession whereby one can only hope that the final story will bring some joy and hope to those that read it.
Normally I write Fantasy and I have much more space for creativity and can unleash my imagination and have more fun. With this series I have to stick to certain historical and cultural correct facts, so these stories require a lot more research than any of my other books. ‘The Immortal’ also covers subjects that I have experienced personally. The main subjects are loss, grief and guilt. In more than one way writing this story has been therapeutic for me and it has made me work through my own
But don’t despair, this story is not all doom and gloom and dark as you might think now. It’s also light at times, with a bit of sarcasm and down to earthness, yet spiritual, and full of hope. I will be giving snippets over the coming days on my social media and will run a give-away so you can be among the first to read it!

I will also be publishing the first three books in a discounted book bundle. Stay tuned.

Keep reading, keep smiling and until next time!

Natasja

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December Lesfic Sale (until the 31st)!

Tons of books free and heavily discounted for grabs on the Iheartlesfic website! ALL genres in Lesfic!

Two of my e-books are FREE and one only 99 cents. The prices will go back to normal after the 31st of December, so grab them today.

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Lesfic Fantasy books makes for the best gifts!

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Books make the best gifts! All my thought-provoking, non-violence Fantasy, LGBTQ, Lesfic paperbacks and e-books (FREE with KindleUnlimited) are for sale worldwide here: https://www.amazon.com/Natasja-Hellenthal/e/B00CMNVPX4 Happy Holidays! 

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Changing the world, one word at a time.

I have been thinking about evolution and change a lot lately. That may have to do slightly with the shapeshifting lizard people I have created for the Comyenti Series. They are on my mind as I’m about to embark writing the sci-fi prequel to the series. It crossed my mind how some creatures here on Earth have, more or less, stayed the same over a hundred million years (as they had no cause to change) and others had to adapt quicker and change drastically to fit in with their new environment.

We are unmistakably still subject to evolution ourselves in appearance and intellect.

Scientists have confirmed humans have not escaped nature’s clutches and put a halt on natural selection. Of course. A halt in evolution simply wouldn’t be possible. As long as people have offspring natural selection continues to happen. For example, over time, Dutch people have grown taller because of a natural preference for tall partners who then have taller children and so on. Our intestines can digest baby food (milk) better than we could four thousand years ago when people first started to make cow’s cheese, although it is still unnatural and hostile to our adult bodies and most people are therefore lactose intolerant (not to mention the fact it’s cruel to those mammals such as cows and goats as the dairy industry is a nightmare on earth). Our teeth and jaws have stopped growing to become more powerful because we started to cook our food so it’s softer and easier to chew. And my personal favourite: our eyes apparently are still changing slowly since we emerged out of the water millions of years ago! Our vision is not as clear as it should be! That explains a lot!

Evolution can in some cases take a long time, in other cases more rapidly.

We, as a species I believe, still have a long way to go. In body and spirit. Imagine if we could do what some other mammals or birds can such as dolphins, elephants, geese or bats for example. Communicate over great distances with no device other than their own bodies, have an inbuilt magnet to always find your way home, have x-ray eyes to spot diseases etc. Instead, we rely heavily on machines for these things. It is clever we have invented devices to do so, but it is only through mimicking what other animals already naturally did. The sad part is that we people tend to rely on these devices ever since. So much so, I believe, it stands true evolution in the way. Computers, GPS, mobile phones have a dark side with the radiation they emit. Oh, but I digress.

Evolution. Change. I sometimes get confronted, as we all do, how some people seem so stuck in their ways and thinking they have stopped using their brain and their own judgement. Evolution does not only happen to bodies over thousands of years, it also happens within. Other than non-human animals who had to change due to their ever evolving environment and have certainly bypassed us in many ways, most humans seem simply unwilling to if given a chance. If given the choice, and they are every day, people rather stick to what they know, what they have been taught, despite the consequences and thus continue to act like it. Even if it means the destruction of our planet for example to name just one light subject . . . Or is it something more than that? Perhaps it’s more due to old habits, pride and tradition than reluctance. Remember, humans only need a push sometimes, especially if others are “doing it” and if something is popular (even if it’s wrong, tests have shown people are followers and feel safer in groups rather than think for themselves). Trends are an example of this and how most people feel they need to have whatever other people have.

By reading fiction one gets exposed to other ways of thinking, of change in a different way, especially speculative fiction. It can be educational and refreshing to read what comes from other minds in the form of fantastic stories. Stories we can relate to, open our eyes, and which protagonist say what we think or want to say, or sometimes we are surprised how a story can change our way of thinking. It can even contribute to our growth. One of my readers even admitted how after reading ‘Quarterling’ had made him think more about his food choices from now on. That is good enough for me. Authors can certainly change people’s way of thinking, how hard it initially may seem. But not unless the reader is already willing and on a certain path.

One other way is through movies or series. Since Netflix came into my life a whole new world has opened up to me. I am pleasantly surprised of what it has to offer. Apart from some great movies there are some brilliant series on there that are worth watching. My tendency goes towards the speculative so series and documentaries such as Black Mirror, 12 Monkeys, Touch, Sense8, Star Trek Discovery, Travelers, Dark, Erased, Innsaei, Cosmos, Saimdang, Secret Healer and Anne with an E just to name a few are among my top 20. I would definitely recommended those series.

To stay with the theme of change especially two series come to mind straight away and what they had to say about change.

One of my favourite series is Anne with an E by Emmy-winning writer-producer Moira Walley-Becket. With themes such as search for identity, bullying, prejudice, diversity, being an outsider, to belong and to be accepted, every episode has much to offer a wide audience. The Canadian drama is loosely based on the 1908 novel “Anne of Green Gables” by L.M Montgomery, featuring a young, complex orphan with deep passions for life and people. With her fresh view of the world and eagerness to share it in fanciful language at every opportunity, she affects the hearts and minds of everyone she meets. In the small village of Avonlea, unmarried, aging siblings, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, expected a boy who could help them on their farm, but what they got instead was Anne Shirley. Their lonely lives from then on are forever changed. A world where anything is possible, calamities are most likely, and the biggest adventure is being yourself.

Some quotes from the last episode:

“Change is uncomfortable because the future is unknown. Yet, the future is riding in fast, like a train.”

“Dreamers change the world. Curious minds propel us forward.”

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

“Different isn’t bad. It’s just not the same.”

“There is always another way to look at things.”

“Change is the only way to grow and learn.”

Another great series is Sense8 which is full of diversity and food for thought. It’s an American sci-fi/lgbt drama created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. Though I skip through the violent parts, I love the dialogues and how these eight people in different parts of the world are mentally and emotionally linked which can lead to intense situations.

Some quotes on change and diversity from the last episode:

“No one thing is one thing only. How people endow what is familiar with new, ever evolving meaning and by doing so, release us from the unexpected, the familiar, into something unforeseeable. It is in this unfamiliar realm, we find new possibilities. It is in the unknown we find hope.”

“For all the differences between us and all the forces that try to divide us they will never exceed the power of love to unite us.”

“I’m afraid of things permanent because nothing is permanent. Things change, people change.”

“We live in a world that distrusts feelings. Over and over we are reminded that feelings are not as important as reason. That feelings are childish, irresponsible, dangerous. We are taught to ignore them, control them, or deny them. We barely understand what they are, where they come from or how they seem to understand us better than we understand ourselves. But I know that feelings matter. Sometimes they’re little and sometimes they’re huge. However, if you’re lucky a feeling comes along that will change everything.”

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Natasja Hellenthal, author of  Lesfic Fantasy novels

 

 

 

 

           

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The Mega September Lesfic Sale is here!

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Hi Everyone!

Xmas is early this year! I’m pleased to announce that The Mega September Lesfic Sale, organized by I Heart Lesfic is here! It runs from September 10th to September 14th. More than 100 lesfic books from 60 authors are either free or heavily discounted in many sub genres, so plenty to choose from including 3 of my own!

‘The Queen’s Curse’ is $1.99 (normally $5.99), ‘SkyWhisperers’ is $1.99 (normally $5.99) and ‘Quarterling’ is only $0.99 (normally $3.99).

And many other good novels by prolific lefic authors such as Caren J. Wellinger, Beth Lyons and Emma Sterner Radley

So, grab your chance and get your one-click finger out https://iheartlesfic.com/mega-lesfic-sale-2/

Happy reading!

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