Interview & Contest: Shona Husk

Shona Husk Author Photo 2Jen: Today we are excited to welcome Shona Husk to Romancing the Book. Shona, will you share a short bio with us?
Shona: I write paranormal romance, read books and eat dark chocolate—not all at the same time 🙂 With stories ranging from sensual to scorching, I am published with Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing and Sourcebooks. You can find out more at www.shonahusk.com  www.twitter.com/ShonaHusk
www.facebook.com/shonahusk
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Jen: Please tell us about your newest release and where the idea came from.
Shona: Caspian had been in my mind for quite a while. I knew he was psychometric and dealt in antiques and I knew he had a hard time fitting in. I’d read some fairy law when I was researching goblins and I liked the idea of traditional fairies, rulers of Annwyn (the underworld), as heroes. From there the ideas just coalesced.

As the changeling son of the Crown prince of Annwyn Caspian has always been able to see fairies that no one else could and they always bring trouble. Just when he starts falling in love and his life is going good he gets caught up in a quest to find a fairy made mirror before someone can use it to over throw Annwyn. Unable to keep his secret and keep Lydia he risks telling her the truth.

Here’s the official blurb for The Outcast Prince:

Just One Taste Is All It Takes…

This is no ordinary mirror. Caspian caught a hint of color, a whirl of a waltz just past his reflection—a glimpse into the decadent Fairy Court of Annwyn. The home he could never have. It called to him, whispering temptation after temptation…if he could only reclaim his rightful heritage.

To Be Forever Lost…

Caspian has an even stronger reason to stay in the world of humans. He’s just met a woman who captivates him like no other. But loving him has proven to be dangerous. And he will do whatever it takes to protect Lydia from the vicious, seductive world of Court—even if doing so requires the ultimate sacrifice: his soul.

Jen: How do you remember ideas that come to you at odd times?
Shona: Sticky notes. They end up all over story outline and my whiteboard. If I have no sticky notes handy I always have a note pad in my handbag and then I pin those notes to my whiteboard, or staple then to my outline. If I’m out running I try and keep the idea in my mind and expand it, then write it down as soon as I can.

Jen: Is there a genre you’d like to write?  Is there one you’ll probably stay away from?  Why?
Shona: I love world building and making things up so I would probably skip contemporary. I’ve recently given sci-fi romance a go with Lunar Exposure which was a lot of fun as there were no humans, just aliens. I would like to try a time slip.

Jen: What kind of research did you do for this book?
Shona: I researched psychometry, antiques, old fairy myths and law, the settings and lots of random little bits and pieces that go into making a story. Some of it I researched while I was plotting, other bits while I was editing.

Jen: What’s the most challenging aspect of writing?  Easiest? Most rewarding?
Shona: The easiest part is probably the plotting and the hardest getting through the second quarter of the first draft, that’s my stumbling block every time. Most rewarding is getting the print ARCs and holding the book for the first time. That makes it real. For ebooks seeing the links go live has the same effect :).

Jen: If you were able to travel in time, where would you go and what 3 things would you take with you?
Shona: I would go to Roman Britain and I’d take chocolate, a large first aid kid and a lighter (because making fires from scratch would be painful).

Jen: What’s next for you?
Shona: Next year books 2 and 3 of the Annwyn series come out. And later this year I have a couple more erotic sci-fi romances with Ellora’s Cave.

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17 thoughts on “Interview & Contest: Shona Husk

  1. Viki S. says:

    Not entering as I have this. Until Shona I never thought goblins had all that much. She has changed my mind ;).

  2. may says:

    I love paranormal books. 🙂 And yes, totally understand the chocolate part. I would take them if I time-travel too! Except I’ll also need white chocolate and milk chocolate.

  3. martha lawson says:

    I’ve had this one on the wishlist since I first started seeing it on the blogs!! It looks really good, I love reading about the fae. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Leanna H says:

    I’m like you I love the post-it. I put them on everything they are great to put on papers when you are editing they give you more room to write your notes.

  5. Chelsea K. says:

    Thank you for sharing with us here today, your interview was really interesting. I really like paranormal interests.
    Congratulations on the new book and thanks for the great giveaway!

  6. Glittergirl says:

    I adore paranormal romance that allows the author’s imagination run “outside the box” and go with it. I am so with you about sticky notes for ideas. I’ve got lists posted all over my kitchen table, lol. I’ve seen your books at Discover a New Love and I’m very interested. I’ll have to start digging to get your backlist =). Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Jess1 says:

    I’m new to this author but have read good things about her books. Thanks for the contest and chance to win!

  8. Amber says:

    I have this one on my wishlist! 🙂 I have to agree with the lighter as being one of my 3 items. I could just picture me trying to make fire and I dont think it would end pretty.

  9. erinf1 says:

    thanks for the fun interview and congrats to Shona on the newest release! I’m dying to read this series 😉 Been reading such great reviews! Glad to hear that there will be more books!

  10. Stephanie F. says:

    Paranormal Romance has always been my favorite genre. The mix of supernatural and romance just adds an extra bit of spice and intrigue. I read the Shadowlands series and absolutely fell in love with Ms. Husk’s writing. She completely changed my view of goblins lol. I’m excited to read this series because I love her form of writing and the Fae have always been interesting to me, with each writers different myths on them.

  11. I managed to pick up one of your books from the public library! Thanks for giving me a new author to read on the endless daily trips on the subway….Love the mix of romance and the supernatural…

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