This month I'd like to introduce readers to some paranormal romance authors from Australia & New Zealand.
These authors are part of a blog group I'm affiliated with, called the Dark Side DownUnder.
The site is aimed at showcasing all things speculative fiction -
articles, authors, books, spotlights on... and contests/giveaways. You
can find out more about DSDU here.
Today, I have Shona Husk visiting!
Growing up, did you have an interest in the paranormal, Shona?
I had an interest in all things ‘other’ as a child. I read about the occult, time travel, witches, dragons, monsters—basically anything I could get my hands on. When I read fiction it was fantasy. I just wanted the world to be more exciting and interesting than it was.
What drew you to write in the paranormal romance genre?
In paranormal romance I can add that otherness to our world and draw characters into adventures they never thought possible. Being kidnapped by a goblin, marrying a fairy King, falling for a ghost or finding a genie are all possible.
In your books, what sorts of characters or themes do you like to write about?
I tend to writer darker stories with wounded heroes. There’s also usually a need for acceptance and belonging. Even non-humans need love and to be accepted for who they are.
Fav. paranormal TV series: Supernatural
Which paranormal romance author would you just love to meet in person? Ann Aguirre
Most intriguing paranormal creature: Ohhh, that’s a hard one. Fairies, because they love intrigue and are often misrepresented as cute little flutterbys instead of the old, powerful beings that people used to fear. Of course that could change when I start a new series and find something else that captures my interest :)
Fav. paranormal movie: Devil’s Advocate
Keeper paranormal romance series/books: Dark Age Dawning series by Ellen Connor
Which would you prefer - transporter, TARDIS or immortality: TARDIS
THE OUTCAST PRINCE
Caspian Mort can feel the history in anything he touches, a gift he
inherited from his father, the Crown Prince of Annwyn. Devastated over
his ex-wife's infidelity, Caspian has withdrawn from human contact
except when working as an antiques dealer.
While assessing the
contents of the historic Callaway House he encounters the beautiful
Lydia Callaway and senses that her home is haunted by a banished fairy.
But what does the dangerous exile want? Unbeknownst to Lydia, she's the
owner of the last remaining portal to Annwyn—a mirror hidden somewhere
in the house. To keep Lydia safe, Caspian will have to divulge the
secrets of his heritage, and risk losing his heart again.
"Brilliantly unique, beautifully sensual, The Outcast Prince had me spellbound from the first page!" - Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling 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. Drawing on history and myth, she weaves new worlds and writes heroes who aren’t afraid to get hurt while falling in love.
With stories ranging from sensual to scorching, she is published with Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing and Sourcebooks. You can find out more at www.shonahusk.com or follow her on Twitter, Facebook or subscribe to her newsletter.