Welcome :) Today I have Shona Husk over for an interview and I will be giving away her new book.
1. Who is Shona Husk?
SH: Author, mother, civil designer, dark chocolate lover...I wear a lot of hats like most people :)
2. Could you tell me about your new book For the Love of the Goblin Warrior?
SH: For the Love of the Goblin Warrior is Meryn’s story. He gave into the curse and has been living as a goblin in the Shadowlands for nearly two thousand years. Now he is free and back in our world he has some decisions to make. It’s a story of redemption and healing as well as seeing how a Celtic warrior adapts to modern society and while he has help from Nadine she has her own issues to deal with—including learning the truth about her mother’s death.
3. How did you decide that goblins were the ones to write about?
SH: I had been writing Vampires, but then I decided I wanted to write something different. Goblins were a 2am idea that took hold. I’ve always liked Beauty and the Beast, and in this case the hero was truly hideous to look at, getting the heroine to see past the exterior and into the Goblin King’s heart was a challenge. As I was writing the first book I knew what the next two were and how the trilogy would end.
4. And how did you manage to make them sexy? ;)
SH: Because the heroine finds the hero attractive, the reader can as well. It’s through her eyes we see the hero and discover there is more to him than being a goblin. I think it is also because of the heroine that the hero can see himself as more than a goblin. Certainly in For the Love of a Goblin Warrior it is Nadine that helps Meryn realize that if he wants to be human, and all that entails, he has to fight for it and become a better person, instead of half goblin.
5. Who is your favorite lost Celtic warrior so far?
SH: Ohhh, that is such a hard question. That’s like asking me to pick my favorite child. I liked them all for very different reasons. Roan was such a doomed king and yet he kept fighting. Dai was tortured and dark, and far more powerful than he realized. But Meryn has heart—he knows what love is and even though he’s been terribly wounded before he isn’t afraid to try again.
6. What is coming next from you?
SH: In July 2013, I have a new series starting with The Outcast Prince (Annwyn #1). This series is about the fairy rulers of the underworld. But between now and then I also have some novellas out, Dark Secrets (weird west with magic and guns and a hero with an unusual profession), Ruby’s Ghost which is a new adult book about a young man caught between life and death, and an erotic sci-fi romance called Lunar Exposure.
1 copy of the goblin warrior.
1. Open worldwide!
2. Ends Feb 5th
3. Just enter :)
FOR THE LOVE OF A GOBLIN WARRIOR BY SHONA HUSK – IN STORES JANUARY 2013
In a Faraway Land...
There lived a man who was trapped—his only companions a horde of goblins consumed by their lust for gold. He thought he was lost forever, thought that no one would ever remember he'd been noble.
A Fearless Warrior…
Now he has been thrust into the human world once again, but so much has changed. How can he ever be rid of the darkness after so long in the Shadowlands?
It Starts with Dreams of a Castle...
And a woman who takes his breath away and makes him forget the pain of his past. He knows he must protecet her at all costs. And perhaps in saving her, he can finally learn to love again.
Praise for The Goblin King:
"Steamy, sensual, and dangerous...Dark and delicious." —Fresh Fiction
"Shona Husk put together an amazing story about loss, love, redemption, and discovery." —Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
"A wonderfully dark and sensual fairy tale." —Jessa Slade, author of Seduced by Shadows
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 other books in the Shadowlands Series, The Goblin King and Kiss of the Goblin Prince, available now. In July 2013, Shona will begin another dark paranormal series with The Outcast Prince! For more information, please visit www.shonahusk.com.
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