Monday, 15 July 2013

Author interview and giveaway: Shona Husk and The Outcast prince

Today I am interviewing Shona Husk and giving away a copy of her new book, The Outcast prince.

Welcome!

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.

Thanks!

Giveaway
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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30 comments:

  1. This sounds like such an interesting book! And Caspian sounds like a great hero.

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  2. Thank you for the interview Shona :)

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  3. I love the smell of coffee but not the taste. <---- I thought I was the only one! Seriously I love going to coffee shops, ordering an ice tea, and smelling the coffee!

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  4. Carols comment:

    Sounds like a good one – I like that Caspian’s secretive, but not some tormented hero. And I like your new home here.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

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  5. Caspian sounds great, I like a different kind of hero

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  6. Great interview. Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  7. Great interview. This sounds like a good book!

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  8. Wonderful interview! I haven't tried my hand at reading many sci-fi novels, let alone sci-fi romance novels! I'll have to put this book on my to be read shelf. :-) For right now, you can keep me out of the giveaway since I'm just getting back into the full swing of book blogging again. :-D

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    1. HELLO!!! It feels AMAZING to be back in the swing of things. :-D I've missed you.

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  9. Not entering the giveaway, but I loved the interview. Love the cover of the book. :)

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  10. Great interview. I am looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Oh I love the old fae books and I love the sound of Caspian. So need to start this series. Do enter me for the giveaway, plz! :D

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  12. I'm really curious about this book! thanks for the nice interview!

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  13. I'm adding this to my TBR! I love books with fairies in them, and to have someone who has been through heartache but hasn't turned all dark and broody will be interesting to read about :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  14. I enjoyed this one and am glad to hear there are two more being released next year:)

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  15. Really intrigued by this book. I think seahorses are such fascinating creature and that you have a tattoo of one.
    strive4bst(AT) yahoo(Dot) com

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  16. What, she likes the smell of coffee but not the taste! I have read some good review of this one and I am interested to check it out! Enter me please!

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  17. Looked at this book awhile back and it sounds really interesting and I think I'd love to read it!

    You're a brave one to have a tattoo and to have something unique and different like a seahorse cool!

    fallschangingheart(AT)Hotmail(Dot)com

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  18. Sounds great! Wonderful interview!

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  19. This sounds like a great story and I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  20. Congratulations on your new book & thanks for the giveaway!

    crystal_dark[at]att[dot]net

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  21. Sounds like a good book.
    CABWNANA1@bellsouth.net

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  22. I would love to know more about Caspian!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  23. I have this one on the to buy list! It sounds really good. I love to read about the fae and their court. Thanks for the chance.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  24. Thanks everyone for stopping by!

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  25. Sounds great, would love to read.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to read the book.

    schan26.wisc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. This sounds like something I'd really like, and I have a feeling I'll really love Caspian! Lovely interview!

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