Monday, 6 October 2014

Author Interview and Giveaway: Shona Husk

1. Welcome back Shona! Tell me something fun that has happened in the last 6 months or so? :)
In August I spent 2.5 weeks travelling around New Zealand (and going to the Romance Writers of New Zealand conference). I’d never been there before so it was great to have a look around I also got to try snowboarding and skiing for the first time (there’s no snow in Perth, Western Australia where I live). 

I’ve also signed a with Escape Publishing for a four book contemporary series set in Fremantle, Australia which will kick off next year. 2015 is shaping up to be pretty busy :)

2. And now tell us about your new book, To Love a King.
To Love a King is the book that I knew would happen the first time Felan walked onto the page in The Outcast Prince. Readers have been waiting for his story and it has all the drama of the fairy court of Annwyn along with the heart of his ongoing romance with Jacqui. This is their second chance and after the disastrous time they had seven years ago they really deserve a HEA…but when fairies are involved nothing is easy and everything has a price. 

3. I know it's a trilogy but, any chance of more Annwyn stories?
Well it’s not really a trilogy anymore as I did a 2.5 novella, The Changeling Soldier
I’m also excited to say there will be 3 more Annwyn stories next year, but they are set in the mortal world in the aftermath of the fairy war…they are more of a second trilogy as they have their own story arc. Book 4 is The Darkling Lord:

4. Tell us a bit about Annwyn so we get to know the world?
Annwyn is where the fairies live. It is part of the afterlife and the fairies control it and thus where the human souls go. There is a creepy river full of the doomed souls and a mysterious place over the river that is shrouded in mist. The magic of Annwyn is tied to the King and Queen so in To Love a King the magic is failing and Annwyn is in winter. Only a new King and Queen can bring spring back to Annwyn. What we also see is the way the fairies are altered by the change in seasons. In winter not only their clothing changes to darker colors but they become colder and more calculating (after Lord of the Hunt who’d have thought that possible?). 

It is a great world to write in as what happens in Annwyn also affects our world so I get to tie the two together. Winter in Annwyn brings plagues to our world which have devastating effects. 

5. Are you working on something right now?
I’m busy working on Annwyn #5 Singer of Death and also book 2 of my contemporary series (I’d love to share the titles but they haven’t been confirmed yet). If readers would like information on my new releases you can join my newsletter: 

Thanks!!

Giveaway.
1 copy of To love a king

1. US and Canada only
2. Ends Oct 12th
3. Just enter.
4. Ps. Check that there is a way for me to contact you.

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He’s Trying to Reclaim His Past
To keep the balance between good and evil at the court of Annwyn, Prince Felan ap Gwyn has two weeks to marry and take the crown. But he wants more than just power—he wants love; a love he once had but was too stubborn to hold on to.

She’s Struggling to Face the Future
It took years for Jacqueline Ara to put her life back together after Felan abandoned her. She’s moved on, even if her heart still burns for him. But with war in Annwyn looming and death bleeding into the mortal world, Felan and Jacquie will need to heal old wounds and rekindle the passion that once welled between them…or face losing everything.

Pre-Order Links:
IndieBound: http://bit.ly/1ADeHIM

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. With stories ranging from sensual to scorching, she writes contemporary, paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi romance. You can find out more at www.shonahusk.com , www.twitter.com/ShonaHusk, www.facebook.com/shonahusk


19 comments:

  1. This series sounds fantastic! I love all things fey! This is one for my wish-list! Thanks for putting this on my radar!

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  2. Looks like something I would really enjoy reading!
    kimbers10[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  3. This series sounds great! I like that even though there will be more they will have their own arc!

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  4. Obviously I need to meet this Felan. I love it when characters basically demand to get their own story.

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  5. I need to meet Felan. I am jealous, two and a half weeks in New Zealand. How fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Sounds great. Cant wait to read it.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  7. Annwyn sounds like a cool world, and I definitely want to get to know Felan better! Thanks for sharing this. :-)

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  8. Oh this sounds great. Love the sound of this series and I do enjoy good fae books. Would love to go to NZ! Do enter me for the prize. :)

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  9. I have read book one and need to catch up!!

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  10. Awee sounds like a nice series, lucky you get to hear it straight from the author

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  11. thanks for such a fun post and congrats to Shona on the new release!

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  12. Great post. Love the series and am eager to read this one.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    fsteph55(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Oh that would be such a blast of a trip! One day hopefully I'll get to explore there a bit :)

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  14. Thanks for the interview!I have a book by the author but I still need to read it.

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  15. Not entering giveaway but like the sound of A's character. She sounds great to read about

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  16. So jealous! I would LOVE to visit New Zealand. Maybe one day:)

    And that is quite the sexy cover, I like it ;-)

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  17. The series sounds so good!

    I would *love* to visit New Zealand someday, and Australia too!!

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