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All About Shona Husk
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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By Shona Husk 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 Ghost the hero is a ghost…and so is his ex and she is pissed off at dying. I had to figure out how a romance was going to work between a very much alive young woman and a not-quite dead guy.
Can she hear him? Read more…
By Shona Husk 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 [...]
By Shona Husk 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 [...]
By Shona Husk 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 [...]
By Shona Husk On Aug 20 2011, 9:00 am
As much as I love to sink into an epic fantasy or immerse myself in a full length novel there are times when I can’t, either I don’t have the time, or I’m tired…yet I can’t not read and at times like this a novella is perfect. It’s long enough to sweep me away to [...]
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