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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Interview with Shona Husk author of The Outcast Prince

1. What is one of your favorite Myths/legends to write about?

SH: I’ve been really enjoying exploring the fairy myths as there are so many out there and so many different kinds of fairies. I’m also partial the Beauty and the Beast as a concept which used in the Shadowlands series. When reading I’m always up for a King Arthur retelling or a Robin Hood tale.

2. If you could live back in time, what time period would you choose and why?

SH: I’m not sure I’d want to live in the past, but I’d love to visit. I’d like to see Roman Britain as its one of my favorite time periods.

3. Have you ever come across a song that might fit the theme of one of your books?

SH: Yes. I usually make a soundtrack for the story I’m working on as it helps keep me in the mood when I’m not working on it, but also helps put me back there when I have to edit.

4. Do you remember what you felt when you had your first kiss?

SH: My very first kiss was kind of er, really what’s the fuss about? I soon moved on to someone who did make sparks happen :-)

5. What was the most creative pick up line you've ever used on someone or someone used on you?

SH: I don’t think I’ve ever used one. I’m not sure I’ve ever had one used on me either, but I met my husband in high school so I haven‘t been on the dating scene as an adult.

6. When writing do you have a playlist of music you like to listen to? What are a couple songs on it?

SH: the music depends on the story. Some of the songs on my playlist for The Outcast Prince were:

Ghosts of the Past--Eskimo Joe
Crossfire--Brandon Flowers
Some of the Places I know--Gyroscope
Drumming Song--Florence and the Machine
Echo--Eskimo Joe

7. What do you do when you think nobody is watching?

SH: Hmm, write a few notes on the next scene I need to write or close my eyes for a few seconds if I’m tired.

8. What was your favorite childhood book?

SH: Probably playing Beattie Bow by Ruth Park, after that I was really reading adult novels.

9. What is your favorite addition to chocolate?

SH: I love Green and Black’s Maya Gold, it’s orangey and full of spices.

10. What does your husband/significant other say about your writing romance novels? What about your family and/or do they read your books?

SH: my sister reads my books, but my hubby doesn’t. Romance isn’t his thing reading wise, however he has always been supportive of my writing and answers all my odd questions :-)

10 Fun Facts about Shona Husk

I love the smell of coffee but not the taste

I love chocolate, but only dark chocolate

My first literary crush was Rhodry from Daggerspell by Katharine Kerr

I hate surprises ( I’d much rather know in advance)

I love it when hubby gives me a present and tells me it was on special (I love a bargain!)

I once had a cat named Buffy; she made a guest appearance in Kissing Phoenix

I love to cross stitch…while watching TV.

I’d rather watch an action film than a chick flick.

I eloped with my high school sweet heart.

I have a tattoo and a piercing….

 Just One Taste Is All It Takes...

This is no ordinary mirror. Caspian caught a hint of color, a whirl of a waltz just past his reflection—a glimpse into the decadent Fairy Court of Annwyn. The home he could never have. It called to him, whispering temptation after temptation...if he could only reclaim his rightful heritage.

To Be Forever Lost...

Caspian has an even stronger reason to stay in the world of humans. He's just met a woman who captivates him like no other. But loving him has proven to be dangerous. And he will do whatever it takes to protect Lydia from the vicious, seductive world of Court—even if doing so requires the ultimate sacrifice: his soul.

Praise for The Outcast Prince

"Brilliantly unique, beautifully sensual, The Outcast Prince had me spellbound from the first page! Shona Husk's engaging voice and vivid, creative world-building make every one of her books a must-read!" — Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author

"Innovative fantasy... An emotional and engaging tale." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

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