Friday, October 24, 2014

Author Interview: To Love a King by Shona Husk

Today we are lucky enough to have author Shona Husk for an interview.  She is promoting her latest book in the Court of Annwyn series, To Love a King.

Publisher: Soucerbooks Casablanca
Date of publication: October 2014

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.

Kari& Autumn: What inspired you to become a writer?

Shona: I wrote as a child, but it wasn’t until I was on maternity leave that I started writing as an adult. I also discovered romance novels about the same time and I knew that was what I wanted to write. I love creating new worlds and putting my characters through hell as it makes the happily ever after that much sweeter.

Kari& Autumn: Where do you come up with the ideas for your books?

Shona: Ideas are everywhere. I think lots of little things pull together to make an idea so by the time it snowballs into what I recognize as a story idea it’s been rolling around my mind for ages. I read a lot and widely, from current affairs (which is where the plagues came from in To Love a King) to mythology, to nonfiction, biographies as well as all kinds of fiction. The more I put into my mind the more there is for my subconscious to draw on. It does make it tough to pin point where exactly an idea came from.

Kari& Autumn: What exciting projects are waiting in the wings?

Shona: I’m working on a few more Annwyn books. The Darkling Lord (Court of Annwyn #4) will be out in March next year and two more will follow. I also have a contemporary series starting next year which is super exciting. You can keep up to date with my new releases through my newsletter:

Kari& Autumn: Who is your favorite literary character and why?

Shona: My first literary crush was Rhodry from Daggerspell by Katherine Kerr. He was a hot half-elf who was also a mercenary. He was ever so dashing and over the course of 15 books got into all kinds of trouble.

Kari& Autumn: Just for fun, if you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

Shona: A cat. No matter the size they are slinky when they move. They snooze a lot and eat whatever they want. They also look good in spots and stripes.

About the author:

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. 

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