I'd been thinking for a while now that I really should be more proactive about having the many talented authors I've come to know through RWAus randomly visit my blog every once in a while. So here's the result! I'm pleased to introduce the fabulous Shona Husk, who is celebrating the release of her latest book with Ellora's Cave. FYI, have a cold drink of water on hand when you check out the cover... because woo baby! Anyway... here's Shona!
Welcome! Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about who you are.
Thank you for inviting me over, Jess. I’m Shona Husk and I write paranormal and fantasy romance. Some of my stories are sensual others are erotic but they all have a happily ever after.
Please tell us a bit about your book.
Sharing Sirius is the third book in the Lucinda’s Lover series. Lucinda’s Lover is a Vampire rock band and each book follows a different guy as they fall in love. They can be read as standalone novellas, but read in sequence they take the band from inception to end. I’m working on the final book at the moment. Sharing Sirius is also my first mmf ménage story, and was a lot of fun to write ;)
What was the motivation/idea behind this book/these characters?
When writing Vampire’s I always like to know how old they are and which bits of history they’ve been involved with as it shapes who they are. In the first book, Kissing Phoenix, Aiden was quite young and he’d been a medic in WW1, Etienne in, Tasting Thanatos, had barely survived the French revolution. With Owen in Sharing Sirius I knew he was the oldest of the four Vampires, and at just over seven hundred his age is catching up with him. The story is about his lovers quest to save Owen and give him a new lease on life, of course the best way to do that is to have a second lover. So there’s a little jealousy, a wounded heart or two, some arguments and lots hot Vampire nookie before everything gets sorted out between the three of them.
While I’d read plenty of ménage stories, writing was different to what I’d expected. That extra person tripled work as there was more emotion, more conflict, more of everything to think about. On the other hand, I think that is what made it so much fun, pulling all those bits together and getting a HEA for everyone made it such a great story to write.
When / Where / How do you write?
Every day, usually in the evening, usually at my desk with my laptop. Sometimes I’ll write during my lunch break at work in a note book.
Do you have some other qualification/interest/something else you do besides being a writer?
I’m a civil designer. Which means I design roads and drainage…and I’ll stop now before you all fall asleep.
What book/s are you reading at the moment?
I’m reading books for the RITA at the moment so I can’t talk about them L I love talking about books. It’s the first time I’ve been a judge for the RITA and I’m really enjoying it.
What are you working on right now?
I’m working on the last Shadowlands book, For the Love of a Goblin Warrior, which will be out towards the end of the year. Then I’m moving on to a new paranormal romance trilogy.
Thanks so much for stopping by and telling us all about Sharing Sirius, the whole series sounds great. Its been on my TBR pile for a while, but now I'm thinking I need to move it closer to the top!