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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.

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What do you read?

By On Aug 29 2013, 9:00 am

I get asked this question all the time in interviews and the short answer is pretty much everything. However I do have my favourite genres and things I’d rather not read. Basically I’m like any other avid reader. I have likes and dislikes, favourite authors, series I love and things I won’t touch. I used to finish every book I started but these days if I’m not hooked after 3 chapters I put it aside.

Here are some of my favourite things to read:

I love fantasy novels, I grew up reading them. I also went through a phase of reading post-apocalyptic books (there had usually been a nuclear war, no zombies back then). That said if I’m going to invest in a massive fantasy series it had better be good. Fantasy romance usually has shorter arcs, and a HEA. Read more…

Kissing a Ghost

By On Apr 13 2013, 8:00 am

When writing paranormal romance there is automatically an extra layer of conflict because of the otherness. Vampires come with blood issues. Shape-shifters have packs (or lack of in Brightwater Blood). Even a simple genie in a bottle story has problems when he has to go back in the bottle (Boyfriend in a Bottle). In Ruby’s [...]

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By On Dec 1 2012, 8:00 am

A few weeks ago my favorite chocolate disappeared from the supermarket shelves (and all the websites I checked). Gone. After much wailing and gnashing of my teeth I have replaced it, but it’s not the same. But it’s not just vanishing chocolate we have to content with in Australia. We also have to live with [...]

When size matters

By On Jun 29 2012, 6:00 am

In a novel the story can unravel over a week, a year, a lifetime or more. But in a novella the story is much more compressed. Sometimes happening over only a few days—or less. In Brightwater Blood the story unfolds in one disastrous afternoon that starts with the heroine shooting the hero and ends with [...]

What animal are you?

By On Jan 20 2012, 8:00 am

Shape-shifters and Weres exist in the myths in many cultures. Sometimes they are revered; usually they are reviled and feared. In some myths the shifter actually puts on the skin or an item of clothing of the animal to bring on the shift, in others it is induced by magic or a trance. When deciding [...]

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