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Cover Revealed - The Outcast Prince by Shona Husk

Shona Husk has a new series upcoming in 2013. The first book in the Annwyn series is The Outcast Prince and the cover has just been revealed.  What do you think?



Cover Revealed - The Outcast Prince by Shona Husk



Here's a bit of what Shona said about it at Musing by Wink:
Meet Caspian, he’s a changeling (a fairy born in the mortal world) and the bastard son of the Crown Prince. So while he is mortal and has a soul and all the things that make us human he has some fairy magic and is bound by the rules of the Court. So far he’s managed to avoid fairy politics but the human life he’s been living is about to be turned inside out, chopped into little pieces and used as confetti.

The Outcast Prince will be published in July 2013. You may preoder The Outcast Prince at Amazon and Book Depository.



While you're waiting for Caspian, you can read Shona's Shadowlands series:

The Summons
A Goblin King Prequel
Sourcebooks, August 1, 2011
eBook

Cover Revealed - The Outcast Prince by Shona Husk
Every fairy tale has to have some basis in fact, right? That's what Eliza thought as she made a desperate plea to the legendary Goblin King. If he could grant her wish, she'd finally be safe. He would protect her. But what would he ask in return...?

Enjoy this short free prequel and a sneak peek of The Goblin King, the first of a highly imaginative new paranormal series by Shona Husk.



The Goblin King
Shadowlands 1
Sourcebooks, October 4, 2011
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Cover Revealed - The Outcast Prince by Shona Husk
Once upon a time …
A man was cursed to the Shadowlands, his heart replaced with a cold lump of gold. In legends, he became known as

the Goblin King.

For a favored few he will grant a wish. Yet, desperately clinging to his waning human soul, his own desire remains unfulfilled:

a willing Queen.

But who would consent to move from the modern-day world into the realm of nightmares? No matter how intoxicating his touch, no matter how deep his valor, loving him is dangerous. And the one woman who might dare to try could also

destroy him forever.


Kiss of the Goblin Prince
Shadowlands 2
Sourcebooks, May 1, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Cover Revealed - The Outcast Prince by Shona Husk
The Man of Her Dreams…
He is like a prince in a fairy tale: tall, outrageously handsome, and way too dark for her own good. Amanda has been hurt before, though. And with her daughter's illness, the last thing she needs right now is a man. But the power of Dai King is hard to resist. And when he threads his hands through her hair and pulls her in for a kiss, there is no denying it feels achingly right.

In a Land of Nightmares…
After being trapped in the Shadowlands for centuries with the goblin horde a constant threat, Dai revels in his newfound freedom back in the human realm. But even with the centuries of magic he's accumulated, he still doesn't know how to heal Amanda's daughter—and it breaks his heart. Yet for the woman he loves, he'd risk anything...including a return to the Shadowlands.


And upcoming in January:

For the Love of the Goblin Warrior
Shadowlands 3
Sourcebooks, January 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Cover Revealed - The Outcast Prince by Shona Husk
Centuries ago, Meryn was thought to be utterly lost—all traces of his soul given up to the ravening goblin horde. But with the curse that enslaved him now broken, he must once again learn to walk in the realm of men.

Nurse Nadine Gilbert likes working the night shift to avoid her disturbing dreams, but her mysterious new patient looks hauntingly familiar. Meryn knows he doesn't deserve a second chance, but Nadine brings out his long-buried human side. Telling her the truth about his violent past could destroy their fragile trust. Could she ever believe in the love of a Goblin Warrior?
Preorder

Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012

And the winners are...

Lessons After Dark (Englefield 2) by Isabel Cooper - Ended May 6, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012

Question:  What are some or your favorite Paranormal Historical Romancesor Historical Romances?

books4me who said...

I hang my head in shame: I haven't read any parnormal historical romance...ever! But I absolutely LOVE paranormal romance and it's all I practically ever read so I want to expand my paranormal horizons to include historical romance too! So that is the best answer to the question instead of lying;)

AND

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews who said...

O_o_o! Great giveaway, I've read No Proper Lady and loved it! :)
There are quite a lot of historical paranormals I love:
all of Amanda Quick (she almost always has something paranormal in her novels), Diana Gabaldon, Libba Bray, The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges, Firelight by Kristen Callihan, Leanna Renee Hieber...


Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012


The Return Man by V.M. Zito - Ended May 7, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012

Question:  Favorite novel, movie or TV show featuring zombies?

rissatoo who said...

Hmmm... Zombie movie faves: Shaun of the Dead and Night of the Comet. Book faves, Mira Grant's Feed series, Mark Henry's Amanda Feral series, Diana Rowland's White Trash Zombie series, and Rachel Caine's Revivalist series. (Well, at least the 1 that's out & I've read, that is.) No TV faves come to mind...


Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012


Blackbirds (Miriam Black 1) by Chuck Wendig - Ended May 8, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012

Question: What book are you reading? or What is the last book you've finished reading?

aburgeraday who said...

Currently reading "The Wise Man's Fear" by Patrick Rothfuss.


Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012


Choice of Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell 1) or Summoning the Night (Arcadia Bell 2) by Jenn Bennett - Ended May 9, 2012 - Read the interview here. US/Canada ONLY.

Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012

Question: Last Urban Fantasy novel you've read or what is your favorite genre?

April who said

The last one I read was The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross - I love it when there is humor in the books I read because everyone needs more laughter! Next up is Scott Westerfeld's Midnighters.


Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012


Kiss of the Goblin Prince (Shadowlands 2) by Shona Husk - Ended May 10, 2012 - Read the interview here. US/Canada ONLY.

Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012

Question: Which mythological, fairytale or supernatural being would you like to see as a romantic hero?

Barbara E. who said

How about a troll, I've never seen one as a romantic hero. I think that would be a challenge and I'd love to see someone meet that challenge. I guess it would be a beauty and the beast kind of story. :D


Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012


The winners have been notified and have until Sunday, May 20, 2012 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.

Thank you!

Interview with Shona Husk and Giveaway - May 3, 2012

Please welcome Shona Husk to The Qwillery. Kiss of the Goblin Prince (Shadowlands 2), Shona's most recent novel, was published on May 1, 2012. Goblins as heroes? See what Shona has to say.


TQ:  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Shona:  I do quite a bit of my writing longhand. There’s something liberating about pen and paper where a blank screen can stifle creativity. It also means that if I keep a notebook in my bag there’s no excuse not to write the next scene while waiting for kids sports to finish/at the doctor/during my lunch break. That said my note book and pen are very boring, just cheapies from the supermarket.

TQ:  Who are some of your favorite authors?

Shona:  I have lots. I’ve talked about Katharine Kerr’s Deverry series before, but it is one of my favorite fantasy series, I’ve started her Nola O’Grady series which is urban fantasy. Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files is great. For romance I love Denise Rossetti’s erotic fantasy and last year I got hooked on the Dark Age Dawning series by Ellen Connor. Cat Johnson’s erotic cowboys (Studs in Spurs) are also a lot of fun.

TQ:  Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Shona:  Plotter. I like to spend time getting to know my characters and their hang ups before I start. However I wouldn’t say I’m a detailed plotter. I like to know the main points and then I make my way there, that way the characters can still surprise me and the story stays fresh.

TQ:  What is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Shona:  Like many writers juggling the different aspects writing vs edits vs promo can be tricky, add in a part time job and a family…but my biggest challenge at the moment is finding time to read. Committing to read 50 books on the Goodreads challenge has made me make time which is a good thing.

TQ:  What inspired you to write the Shadowlands series?

Shona:  It was a 2am in the morning idea that at the time I thought would go nowhere as Vampires were everywhere (not that I have anything against Vampires. I love Vampires and have written some for Ellora’s Cave). Goblins as heroes? Goblins are ugly not sexy. Curses and nightmares? Men who’ve seen the worst the world has to offer? It was dark and delicious, and I had so much fun plotting and exploring the world and the curse and the after effects that I couldn’t let the story go. I’m glad I persisted and was lucky enough to be picked up by Sourcebooks. I’ve had so much positive feedback from readers who are thrilled to read about a different paranormal creature with different mythology.

TQ:  What sort of research did you do to create your world and mythology?

Shona:  I looked up goblin lore, and then expanded on what I found and made up more. I did spend some time reading about Roman Britain—which is one of my favorite time periods—to get a feel for the way Roan and Dai would have lived before the curse. For this book I also researched alternative treatments for asthma which was quite interesting.

TQ:  Describe Kiss of the Goblin Prince (Shadowlands 2) in 140 characters or less.

Shona:  Tortured mage meets a lonely widow, but learning to love is almost as terrifying as facing a goblin army.

TQ:  Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in Kiss of the Goblin Prince?

Shona:  I love the scene where Dai tries to pull off his wings. It’s brutal and heart breaking. On the other hand I love it when Dai and Amanda get together for the first time—it’s such a step forward for both of them.

TQ:  In the Shadowlands series, who was the most difficult character to write and why? The easiest and why?

Shona:  I think Dai was the most difficult, probably because he was my most tortured hero. The easiest character to write was probably Nadine in book 3 (For the Love of a Goblin Warrior), she didn’t come with a lot of romantic baggage, her issues were more with her family, so where Amanda in book 2 would hesitate Nadine is a lot more forward.

TQ:  What's next?

Shona:  There is one more Shadowlands book out in January 2013, For the Love of a Goblin Warrior featuring Meryn and Nadine. And the last of my vampire rock stars will be out in fall 2012 Enchanting Absinthe (Ellora’s Cave). I have also been working on a new trilogy and a couple of novellas for 2013.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Shona:  Thank you for inviting me :)



About Shadowlands

Kiss of the Goblin Prince
Shadowlands 2
Sourcebooks, May 1, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Interview with Shona Husk and Giveaway - May 3, 2012
The Man of Her Dreams…
He is like a prince in a fairy tale: tall, outrageously handsome, and way too dark for her own good. Amanda has been hurt before, though. And with her daughter's illness, the last thing she needs right now is a man. But the power of Dai King is hard to resist. And when he threads his hands through her hair and pulls her in for a kiss, there is no denying it feels achingly right.

In a Land of Nightmares…
After being trapped in the Shadowlands for centuries with the goblin horde a constant threat, Dai revels in his newfound freedom back in the human realm. But even with the centuries of magic he's accumulated, he still doesn't know how to heal Amanda's daughter—and it breaks his heart. Yet for the woman he loves, he'd risk anything...including a return to the Shadowlands.


The Goblin King
Shadowlands 1
Sourcebooks, October 4, 2011
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Interview with Shona Husk and Giveaway - May 3, 2012
Once upon a time …
A man was cursed to the Shadowlands, his heart replaced with a cold lump of gold. In legends, he became known as

the Goblin King.

For a favored few he will grant a wish. Yet, desperately clinging to his waning human soul, his own desire remains unfulfilled:

a willing Queen.

But who would consent to move from the modern-day world into the realm of nightmares? No matter how intoxicating his touch, no matter how deep his valor, loving him is dangerous. And the one woman who might dare to try could also

destroy him forever.


The Summons
A Goblin King Prequel
Sourcebooks, August 1, 2011
eBook

Interview with Shona Husk and Giveaway - May 3, 2012
Every fairy tale has to have some basis in fact, right? That's what Eliza thought as she made a desperate plea to the legendary Goblin King. If he could grant her wish, she'd finally be safe. He would protect her. But what would he ask in return...?

Enjoy this short free prequel and a sneak peek of The Goblin King, the first of a highly imaginative new paranormal series by Shona Husk.


You can see the cover for For the Love of a Goblin Warrior at Shona's website:
http://shonahusk.com/goblin.html



About Shona

Interview with Shona Husk and Giveaway - May 3, 2012
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. You can find out more information about Shona and her edgy romances at http://www.shonahusk.com/ or follow her on Twitter, @ShonaHusk.



You can also find Shona at Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/shonahusk





The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win a copy of Kiss of the Goblin Prince from Sourcebooks! US/Canada ONLY.

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

Which mythological, fairytale or supernatural being would you
like to see as a romantic hero? 

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3)   Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a US or Canadian mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*
Interview with Shona Husk and Giveaway - January 10, 2014Guest Blog by Shona Husk - What happens after the myth? - June 27, 2013Cover Revealed - The Outcast Prince by Shona HuskWinners x 6 - May 13, 2012Interview with Shona Husk and Giveaway - May 3, 2012

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