Tuesday 22 January 2013

Interview and Giveaway: Shona Husk - For the love of a goblin warrior

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 :)


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

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

To purchase For the Love of a Goblin Warrior:


  1. Love dark chocolate too. Haven't read any of this author's books yet. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  2. Twitted about your giveaway at: https://twitter.com/cherrymischivus/status/293764067238244352

  3. (not entering) I used my Discover New Love credit on this book. I can't wait to read it :) Great Interview!

  4. Who doesn't love Dark Chocolate? I think this would be a fun and different read. A sexy goblin is something different than the run of the mill vampires and I like that! Enter me please!

    1. They are sure different, and not exactly sparkling, lol

  5. (not entering giveaway, just commenting)
    I really like what she said about attraction. I have found myself thinking all kinds of guys are sexy based on the main character's opinion.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  6. Thank you for the interview Shona :)

  7. Goblin, I'm intrigued!! I agree with the author that if the heroine finds him attractive, so will the reader most of the time :))

    Thank you for the contest!!

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  8. You had me at Beauty and the Beast. I love variations of that story. Usually means I'll like the heroine. :)

    I'm so entering for this book! :D

  9. For the Love of the Goblin Warrior sounds like a good one, loving that cover. Great interview with the author :)

  10. Oo, oo, oo, I loved what you had to say about this book when you reviewed it. And well, a goblin! HAVE TO HAVE!! :D

    Thank you and amazing interview. :) Glad to learn more about the author and the book.

  11. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for the fun post and congrats to Shona on the new release! Thanks for sharing!

  12. For the Love of a Goblin Warrior sounds like a great story and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  13. I have Kiss of the Goblin Prince and loved it ! Thanks for the chance to win Love of the Goblin Warrior , it looks to be just as good.


  14. Thanks for this lovely interview, I enjoyed reading it. And I agree choosing between your heroes sound very difficult.
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  15. I don't think I ever read a book about goblins, I'm so curious to discover one! thanks for this nice interview!

  16. I love dark chocs as well! A very nice review!

  17. Too few books with/about goblins out there. I really have to get my grubby little hands on this. Please consider this post my ticket for the giveaway :D

  18. Sounds interesting and the cover is cool.

  19. Ooooo GOBLINS! Yes! I can't say I've read very many books with them in, especially not attractive ones. Really excited for this book!

    1. Lol, yes this was the first series with hot goblins for me ;)

  20. I am a mother, civil designer and I like dark chocolate too. Hope to win a copy. Thank you.

  21. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subcriber. Tore923@aol.com

  22. Enjoyed the interview; book sounds great!

  23. Entering, thank you. Hum, if that is a goblin on the cover I've been seeing them wrong ;)

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  24. I am really excited to read this book!! Thanks for the giveaway!! julierupert@gmail.com

  25. Would love to win this book! I think it looks great!!


  26. Would love to have this book!!! Great interview!!

  27. I've never read a Goblin story before. I love the thought of it though.


  28. You always have great author interviews!!

  29. I am looking forward to this book. Love the cover.

  30. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway. Who doesn't love dark chocolate? For the Love of a Goblin Warrior sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.


  31. Thanks all for stopping by :)

  32. A terrific interview, I liked your review too B. Cover guy looks more Robin Hood than goblin lol. I'm keen to read this one. Thanks :)

  33. new author for me...would love to read this, sounds interesting!


  34. I only just realised this author is an Aussie, so I am joining for that reason alone. The fact that the book sounds like fun is an added bonus!



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