since mr.cox brought up red sonja I did some digging and here are the novels by
David C. Smith and Richard L. Tierney and covers are by Boris Vallejo.
ace publishing 1981 - 1983
1) The Ring of Ikribu
2) Demon Gate
3) When Hell Laughs
4) Endithor's Daughter
5) Against the prince of Hell
6) Star of Doom
now I never read or got into red sonja and the only warrior women I knew was xena warrior princess much later on.
I am currently reading: star trek shadow of the machine