Indie Spotlight: Interview with Jeannette Olmos, Author of The Matriarch Saved, Book 1 of The Hive
The Matriarch Saved
When Earth is invaded, Evonne witnesses her family’s deaths and wakes up imprisoned in a room with other women of childbearing age. They undergo torturous experiments before being rescued by seemingly human alien warriors on a reconnaissance mission. Evonne’s ordeal has unleashed new abilities in her, powers she can’t fully understand or control.
Evonne is thrust into a volatile society in which matriarchal leaders and warrior males maintain a complicated balance of power, where minds can be read and animals speak.
She is drawn to Kalerant, one of her rescuers and a dominant figure in this strange society. He is drawn to her strength as well as her beauty, and he offers her a place in his world. As their passion intensifies and their relationship deepens, Evonne navigates new friendships and loyalties—and faces dangers she’d never anticipated.
I’m excited to welcome Jeannette to The Eclectic Scribe’s blog.
1. What drew you to the science fiction and romance genres?
I grew up watching Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, and Battlestar Galactica on TV and Star Wars at the movies, so the sci-fi seed was planted at an early age.
When I started writing, I found that creating a new world, with its own political, monetary & societal issues, gave me a deeper understanding of my characters and their perspective. And in a strange way, it helped me to have patience—and perhaps an open mind—with some of the polarizing ideals plaguing our own society. It also allowed me to explore subjects that may be considered taboo.