Today I am interviewing Shona Husk and giving away a copy of her new book, The Outcast prince.
1. Tell me 3 strange things about yourself...
Shona: I love the smell of coffee but not the taste. I have a seahorse tattoo and I don’t like horror films as I scare easy.
2. Your new book, The Outcast Prince is out now, could you tell us a little about it?
Shona: The Outcast Prince is the first in a series about the fairy court of Annwyn and the interaction between the fairy world and our world. Caspian is the outcast prince, a changeling with psychometry who has spent his life avoiding all things fairy, but he gets dragged into court politics and is forced to act when the woman he’s just started seeing is threatened. It’s set in Charleston and there’s a haunted house, a fairy mirror and a trip to Annwyn.
3. What was the inspiration behind this new series?
Shona: I’ve always liked the old concept of fairies, they are the old gods and should be feared and respected. They don’t have the same moral compass as humans and love deals and games and plotting the downfall of their enemies. But the idea for the series came from a conversation about what mazes are made of with my kids which lead to what would become book 2. Caspian, a hero I’d had in my mind for a while, became the hero of book 1 and then it all came together.
4. How many more books can we expect in this series?
Shona: There are two more planned at the moment both of which will be released in 2014, but I’d like to write a few more that look at the banished fairies and what they get up to.
5. Now to the good stuff, could you tell us something about Caspian?
Shona: Caspian was a different kind of hero for me, while he’s been burned by love before (he is divorced) he isn’t tormented and dark. He is however very secretive because of what he is. He can’t tell people that he’s half fairy and he can’t easily explain his psychometry. When he loses his soul things get even more difficult for him.
6. And last, is there any genre you would love to explore still?
Shona: I’ve just started exploring sci-fi romance, which is a lot of fun. I’d love to write a time slip novel one day but at the moment I’m fairly busy.
1 copy of The Outcast prince
1. US and Canada only
2. Ends July 23rd
3. Just enter :)
THE OUTCAST PRINCE BY SHONA HUSK – IN STORES JULY 2013
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.
Praise for The Outcast Prince:
“Brilliantly unique, beautifully sensual, The Outcast Prince had me spellbound from the first page! Shona Husk's engaging voice and vivid, creative world-building make every one of her books a must-read!” — Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author
“Innovative fantasy... An emotional and engaging tale.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A civil designer by day and an author by night, Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Drawing on history, myth and imagination, she writes about heroes who are armed and dangerous but have a heart of gold—sometimes literally. Look for the next book in the Annwyn Series, Lord of the Hunt in January 2014. You can find out more information about Shona and her edgy romances at http://www.shonahusk.com/ or follow her on Twitter, @ShonaHusk.
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