Monday, 27 January 2014

Author Interview and Giveaway: Shona Husk

Today I am interviewing Shona Husk and giving away her new book Lord of the Hunt.

1. Tell me about yourself.
Shona: I’m now a full time author (yay!). I love dark chocolate, and cooking especially with chocolate, to counteract the chocolate I also like running and swimming :). My to be read pile is constantly shifting and never shrinking (I promise at the start of every year to reduce the size yet somehow the size never changes). 

2. Your new book is called Lord of the Hunt. Tell me about the book too :)
Shona: Lord of the Hunt is Verden’s story. He is the Lord of the Hunt and answers only to the King, making him the second most powerful man in Annwyn. To get there he played hard and took down the old Hunter…however now he’s been there for a few centuries he’s finding the view isn’t as grand as he should but he can’t quite figure out what is missing as no fairy would be stupid enough to gamble with their heart and fall in love. 

Then Taryn shows up seeking a pardon for her father and what starts out as protecting her from the viciousness of Court becomes something much more dangerous. 

Taryn was a great heroine to write. She starts out as a fish out of water and ends up with great personal power—something she doesn’t want, unlike every other fairy. That’s about all I can say without giving away spoilers.  

3. Will there be more books in the series?
Shona: The Changeling Soldier is a novella that will be out mid-year, and book three in the series, To Love a King, will be out in October. The Changeling Soldier is a romance between a fairy on her way home before the power shift and a man just learning about his fairy heritage. There are some tough choices to be made before they can be together.

To Love a King is Felan’s story! (I know some people have been waiting for this). To claim the throne of Annwyn and save two worlds he’ll first have to win Jacquie’s heart, again. Hopefully they can get their relationship right the second time around ;)

4. Is there a genre you have not tried but would like to explore?
Shona: Last year I started writing sci-fi romance, which is a lot of fun and something that I really wanted to try. If I had a great idea I wouldn’t hesitate to try something new—at the moment I’m not planning on trying a new genre. However I often experiment with different things as it’s fun for me, but it also helps me grow as a writer. 

5.  What is coming next from you?
Shona: I have a busy couple of months coming up. Temptation on a Bottle will be out soon, and then over the next few months I have a couple of erotic sci-fi romances coming out with Ellora’s Cave: Lunar Reunion and Lunar Dancer (set in the same world as Lunar Exposure). And mid 2014 The Changeling Soldier (an Annwyn novella will be out).

Thanks!

Giveaway
1 copy of Lord of the Hunt

1. Open to everyone in the world
2. Ends Feb 8
3. Just enter :) Ask questions of you want too :)

But. New rules. If your account leads to google+ then please leave your email or twitter name or you will not be entered. I am tired of being led to a google+ account and finding no contact info

LORD OF THE HUNT BY SHONA HUSK – IN STORES JANUARY 2014 

She Wasn’t Cut Out for His World...
The realm of the fairies might be unbelievably beautiful, but its people are notoriously treacherous. Raised among mortals, Taryn hoped to avoid her fairy heritage her whole life. But now she must cross over to Annwyn and appeal to the King to pardon her exiled parents, or they're sure to die. And to get to the King, she'll first have to face the Lord of the Hunt...

He Can't Imagine Life Without Her...
Verden, Lord of the Hunt, is sworn to serve to King. But the moment he sees Taryn, the attraction is instant and devastating. How can he not help the beautiful, brave young woman who refuses to bend to the will of the court? Yet the power in Annwyn is shifting, its magic failing. No matter how much he may love Taryn, the Hunter knows that abandoning his duty could bring down the mortal world forever...

Praise for the works of Shona Husk:
“Romantic and intriguing.” —Publishers Weekly
“Enthralling.” —Booklist
“A great fairy-tale feel...dark, fresh, and tantalizing.” —Anna's Book Blog

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
Three time ARRA finalist Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back. Drawing on history and myth, she writes about heroes who are armed and dangerous but have a heart of gold—sometimes literally. She is the author of the Shadowlands Series and the Annwyn Series. 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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56 comments:

  1. I love Shona's Goblin series,and am curious about this book, so count me in for the giveaway :-D

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  2. Yay for being a full time author! Congrats! I'll have to check this series out for sure, I'm already curious about Felan. I'm a huge fan of second-chance romances:)

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  3. Fun cover and interview. Wonderful that you are able to be a full time writer!
    Not entering giveaway at this time though, just saying hello.

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  4. So exciting getting to be a full time author. I am doing the happy dance for you :)

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  5. Congratulations on becoming a full-time author! I love your work. I, too, am a dark chocolate aficionado (and am now craving some). I am looking forward to reading this new book. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

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  6. I love sci-fi romance. In fact, I've loved it ever since I read Ann Aguirre's Grimspace. More books in the genre sound great to me.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I have only read those too, so yes more could be cool :)

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  7. I loved the Goblin King books , so I'm sure this new series will be a good read.
    Irene
    @poodle666

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  8. I love that you write in different genres. Sci-fi romance? Oh so interested. Congrats on being a full time author. Btw, Chocolate! :D

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  9. An erotic sci-fi romance now that is different. I want chocolate now!

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  10. Wonderful review and I love the blend of genres she has created with this. Hope you are feeling better..me not so much!

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  11. Sounds like a fun romance. I find I'm enjoying adult fantasy, usually urban fantasy more and more! I'll have to check this series out. Great interview ladies! :)

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  12. It must be so exciting to be writing full time now. LORD OF THE HUNT looks amazing.

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  13. I have never read any of your books but they are on my wish list. I'd love to read this one.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  14. congrats to Shona on the new release and career!! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. LORD OF THE HUNT BY SHONA HUSK sounds amazing!!

    I would love to be entered to win. My email is ~ lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

    Thank you so much xx

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  16. Taryn sounds like an awesome heroine, and I really like the sound of Lord of the Hunt. And now I'm weirdly craving chocolate. Great interview!

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  17. Black chocolate should be mandatory for everyone. Do you like it with chilli? Great interview and as I am broke please enter me in the giveaway - my lady B, you know my e-mail I guess :)

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  18. Thanks for the nice interview, I have a book by this author and I'm really curious to start it, it sounds really interesting!

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    1. Ohh I hope you will enjoy the one you got

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  19. Hey! Great interview!
    Love romance mixed with supernatural world. I've read Lords of Underworld and now I'm looking forward this one.
    My mail for giveaway contest: mollysomerville@ hotmail dot com

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  20. Great interview! And... chocolate - yum! I wish I was creative enough to be an author. Also very grateful that there are people who are full time authors, because... books obviously!!! :D

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  21. Lovely interview! I've been wanting to read some of Shona Husk's books for a while now, but they haven't made it to the top of my pile yet. I too struggle with the never-ending TBR.

    ashley.vanburen[at]gmail[dot]com

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  22. Hi Shona, congrats on being a full time author, and chocolate fits with everything! I look forward to reading your books sometime.

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    1. Maybe I will be nice one day and send you a parcel with one of them...eh maybe..if I am nice

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  23. Thanks everyone for stopping by :)

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  24. I have not heard of this author before. I did enjoy your interview with Shona, though. I would like to read her books.

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  25. Congrats on all the upcoming books, Shona!

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  26. It sounds like a great book. I would love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. This sounds like a awesome book! Thanks for the chance to win!

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  28. Great interview :)
    annette.gisby@which.net

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  29. I hope I can be winner :) I want to read the books, enter me in pleasee ... :D email: molzania@gmail.com twitter : @vampiregadiez

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