The 5 best Norse mythology books to read after watching Thor

Craving more stories based on Norse mythology after watching Thor: Love and Thunder? Same! Here’s a list of the top 5 books rooted in Norse mythology to add to your bookshelf.

1. The Valkyrie’s Daughter

If you want more valkyrie action, The Valkyrie’s Daughter is a Young Adult Fantasy rooted in Norse mythology, and it features a f/f romance. This story about fierce warrior women on horseback is perfect for fans of Valkyrie’s character in Thor.

2. Norse Mythology

Everything we know about Old Norse beliefs and religion comes from one collection of poems called the Poetic Edda—but if you’re not interested in reading a complicated translation of the original Old Norse poetry (I don’t blame you), then this Neil Gaiman book is an excellent adaptation of those original stories. It’s probably the best adaptation out there, to be honest. The Thor and Loki tales are delightful, and I found myself picturing the Marvel actors as I read the stories and laughing out loud.

3. Eight Days of Luke

Endorsed by Neil Gaiman himself, this is a classic Middle Grade book first published in 1975 that’s based on Norse mythology. This is a story you’ll want to re-read to catch all of the hints and subtleties you missed the first time around!

4. The Magnus Chase series

It should come as no surprise that Rick Riordan appears in a list of books based on mythology. His Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series is an excellent Middle Grade adventure rooted in Norse mythology.

5. Loki’s Wolves

Another one coming at you from the Middle Grade bookshelf, but there really are some great YA/MG books about Norse mythology. This series is often compared to the Magnus Chase series, and K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr have created an epic adventure full of Norse gods and monsters.

I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did! And if you really want to geek out and understand the roots of Norse mythology, I recommend reading the original sources: the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda!

From Fan to Forever Launch Day!

From Fan to Forever launches today! Early reviews are looking fabulous. Grab your copy now from the Ylva shop.

The book will be available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited on July 13.

P.S. I’m excited to be participating in a huge Sapphic Speculative Fiction Giveaway this week with a signed hardcover copy of The Valkyrie’s Daughter. 40 authors have joined together to offer 50+ book prizes (ebooks, paperbacks & audiobooks) in genres such as fantasy, paranormal romance, sci-fi, and more. Enter the giveaway here

The 5 best sapphic mermaid books

Looking for a sizzling f/f mermaid romance read? Here are the top 5 sapphic fantasy books about mermaids!

1. Ice Massacre (Mermaids of Eriana Kwai #1)

On an island where dangerous mermaids lure men to their deaths, warrior girls are sent to slay them. The problem: one of the warrior girls falls in love with the mermaid she was sent to kill. Not only is Ice Massacre the first in a trilogy, but it’s also a webcomic/graphic novel!

2. The Seafarer’s Kiss

A romance between a mermaid and a viking princess?! Yes please! Everything about this premise screams to me—it’s like The Little Mermaid meets Norse mythology, and there’s a lesbian romance. Author Julia Ember is 3 for 3 with this one.

3. The Fate of Stars (Sea and Stars #1)

What happens when a disgraced princess captures a mermaid? We get an engrossing enemies-to-lovers romance! Sign me up for anything enemies-to-lovers, especially in a fantasy setting. The captor/captive dynamic makes this love story by S.D. Simper especially interesting.

4. The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea

Technically this is a pirate romance, but there are mermaids! This book by Maggie Tokuda-Hall has excellent nonbinary and genderfluid representation, and it’s pretty dark, if you’re into a gritty YA Fantasy!

5. The Mermaid’s Daughter

Consider this Ann Claycomb story The Little Mermaid meets The Phantom of the Opera. Another winning combination. The romance is between opera singers, with the fantasy/mermaid elements unraveling throughout.

Hope you enjoy these excellent f/f fantasy romance reads. For more mermaids, sirens, and lesbian piracy, check out this Goodreads list of Sapphic Pirate Books!

Tiana Warner Books Launching in Summer 2022

We have an exciting summer ahead. These will be the busiest two months in my entire author career, with FOUR book launches happening within weeks of each other! Grab your calendar and a pen, and let’s take a look at what’s coming.

July 6: From Fan to Forever

From Fan to Forever is an age-gap celebrity romance that is the most sizzling story I’ve ever written. When university student Rachel hits it off with an actress who’s filming a movie in her neighborhood, she gets whisked into Hollywood, where she has to weigh the risks of having her personal life exposed if she wants to continue being with Cate.

Pre-orders open next week! Subscribe to my newsletter to get notified.

July 26: The Valkyrie’s Daughter

I’ve been screaming about this book for two years, so no intro is needed for this one. I have an update: print copies arrived! Look how beautiful they are!

Pre-launch events are underway, and more are coming. In honor of Pride Month, check out my recent post for the Entangled blog, Why Sapphic YA Is So Important.

August 9: A Taste of Her

Surprise! Another book!

A Taste of Her is a collection of all of the weekly sapphic short stories I’ve been publishing over the last few months. I’m bundling ALL of them into one book, which will be available as an ebook and paperback. Look at this awesome cover design!

Special pre-order price: get it for 0.99 before August 12

August 23: Eternally Hers

This f/f paranormal romance box set is a collaboration with other authors in the same genre, and I’ll be contributing a shifter novella called Cougar Woods. My story is about cougars who shift into cougars (like werewolves with a cheeky twist). I seriously love how it turned out, and I can’t wait to share more details with you as the launch date draws closer.

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Until next time,


The Helheim Princess is now THE VALKYRIE’S DAUGHTER

The Helheim Princess has a new title and cover design! When we had to delay publication due to supply chain problems, my publisher decided to use these months to amplify the book’s publicity. This means we’re getting a big, mainstream YA Fantasy book with a sapphic protagonist. Exciting, right?!

With more commercial exposure comes a fresh look, so I’m excited to unveil THE VALKYRIE’S DAUGHTER, launching everywhere on July 26, 2022.

If you preordered the book when it was called The Helheim Princess, don’t worry, you’re still good. And if you haven’t preordered it yet, now is a great time! It’s available at all major book retailers.

New “The Valkyrie’s Daughter” Artwork

I’m excited to unveil this gorgeous art for The Valkyrie’s Daughter!

Artist: April Pierce

Tap or click the image to download in high quality. You can also order it as a bookplate/sticker!

Did you know that preordering a book helps the author tremendously? Preorders count toward sales on release day, and more sales means a better chance of hitting bestseller lists! Please help me launch a bestseller by preordering your copy of The Valkyrie’s Daughter!

Signed Tiana Warner Bookplates Now Available

Do you want a signed copy of a Tiana Warner novel? Bookplates are stickers with an authentic author signature that you can affix to the inside of your book! It’s a great way to get a signed copy when meeting the author in person isn’t possible.

Mermaid and valkyrie themed bookplates with a hand-written signature are available now. Click the button below to place your order.

Announcing Eternally Hers, an f/f paranormal romance collection

I’m pleased to announce Eternally Hers, a sapphic romance collection by Tiana Warner, Ariel Marie, Renee Hewett, and K.L. Bone, launching on August 23, 2022.

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I can’t wait to share my new shapeshifter story with you! Box sets are a great way for readers to try new authors and for authors to reach new audiences. This is a limited-time digital release, so make sure you get in your pre-order now!

Ice Massacre is Awarded Best Graphic Novel 2020

Ice Massacre: The Graphic Novel has received two Sequential Magazine awards! The team has been awarded “Best Graphic Novel” and Tiana Warner has been awarded “Favourite Writer”.

Download this issue of Sequential Magazine to read an interview with Tiana Warner and April Pierce

Thank you for all of your support! You can read the comic on Tapas, get bonus content and read advance pages on Patreon, and buy Volume 1 on Amazon.

Read the official announcement

Ice Massacre Store Launch & New Promo Art

For the last few months, April Pierce and I have been releasing the Ice Massacre comic on various platforms as we create it, one page per week. It’s been exciting to see our audience growing on sites like Webtoons and Tapas. Today we’re pleased to introduce a new promo image and awesome merchandise!

Meela and Lysi – “Into Water”

More promo images are on the way! We’ll be sharing those on Patreon and social media, so be sure to follow us so you don’t miss anything. To access more bonus illustrations, videos, and behind-the-scenes content, please consider supporting the comic on Patreon. Your support will help us keep creating! Plus, our $5 Patrons can read pages more quickly than public channels.

Awesome New Merchandise

Visit our new online store, launching today, to browse all of our promo images and to order prints, mugs, shirts, notebooks, pillows, and other fun merch.

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Print Edition Update

We’re getting closer to launching the first print and Kindle issue of the graphic novel, which will comprise about 65 pages. Looking forward to sharing this with you!

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