Thursday, February 14, 2013

With the release of DARK SECRETS just a few days away, Shona Husk is here to tell us about her latest read.

1. Just a few more days and DARK SECRETS will be released (WOO HOOT)!! Tell us about this read we know everyone is busting to get their hands on.

Set in the same weird west world as Dark Vow, Dark Secrets is about a man who made some pretty big mistakes when he was younger and is now working as a whore (he uses magic and lets people believe they are getting is body). But his magic is slowly driving him mad and he knows he needs to change how he’s living, but it isn’t until he sees the woman he once loved that he is prompted into action. So there’s magic, redemption, a second chance at love, and a villain you’ll love to hate.

Availible Feb. 18th
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Six years ago, Haidyn Mast left his home and his betrothed Anisa to follow his magical calling. Too weak to join the Arcane Guild and too ashamed to return home, he has made a life as a prostitute--to all outward appearances. In truth, he sells his mind but not his body, using magic to let his clients experience their most secret fantasies while his hands stay clean. Even the Lawman, the arbiter of justice in Reseda, is one of his clients, but Haidyn would rather not know the extent of that man's depravity. 
Though successful, Haidyn is shunned as a whore and his lack of formal training is causing his power to grow out of control. He's ready to retire and leave the city, but when he sees his Anisa standing at Lawman's side, he knows he must rescue her from the abusive enforcer. Risking his life and his sanity, he devises a plan, knowing that failure will mean death for him, and a lifetime of torment for her...

2. What was the inspiration behind this book and what research did you have to do to help with your writing?

This started out as a short story with a tragic end, but I liked Haidyn too much to leave it like that (and sometimes a story just isn’t right). So I went back and tried again. The male whore idea was just one of those things—it seemed like a fun idea at the time, and I had fun writing it and then it nearly never made it off my hard drive because of his profession. I researched branding specifically for this book but a lot of the time I find things that I’ve read or already know help form the web of the story. Research isn’t just about one book, it’s about increasing my general knowledge so I have a bigger pool of idea to draw from.

3. Tell us something about Haidyn that isn’t in the book.

I think he’d have brown thumbs. While he’s very good with people because he can read them, I don’t think he’d be able to grow a weed in a patch of dirt, and I don’t think he’d care either. In that respect he knows who he is and where his talents lie. Gardening isn’t one of them.

4. Without giving away to much, what is your favorite scene in DARK SECRETS?

I have always liked the branding scene (which is all I’m going to say about it story wise). It was incredibly hard to write because of the emotions and also the pain, but maybe it’s the intensity that makes me like it so much. 

5. From twitter, we know you love chocolate. What are your top three favorite chocolate indulgences?

Do I really tweet about chocolate that much? (checks tweet stream) Hmm from my tweets it seems so. I love Green and Blacks Maya Gold. It’s dark chocolate with orangey cinnamon overtones. Milk Toblerone—or what I refer to as snarfing chocolate (one piece is never enough, and it’s gone before you know it). And raspberry M&Ms—which I discovered while in the US and which I can’t get in Australia, sob.

6. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY by the way!!! Do you have any special plans for this evening?

No special plans for tonight (unless hubby has planned something?)

7. From Western Australia to the US is a fairly LONG flight. Do you like to travel and what do you like to do when you find yourself confined to a plane for several grueling hours?

I like new destinations, but I don’t like plane travel (when will teleporting be invented?). While in the air I read and caught up on movies. I was also plotting and working on a novella while I was travelling. Plus I had my kids and hubby with me, so there wasn’t a whole of time for me to be bored.

8. Tell us the name of the book you last read, what you’re reading now, and what is next on your TBR list.

The Emperor’s Conspiracy by Michelle Diener
Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley
The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton
I read a variety of books :)

9. What is your favorite beverage (1) in the morning, (2) in the afternoon and then (3) in the evening?

Generally I just drink water. I have the occasional peppermint tea at the day job. In the evening I like a hot chocolate, or a hot water with a squeeze of lemon. 

10. What future projects do you have in the works for us to keep an eye out for? 

I’ve got a few new releases this year. Ruby’s Ghost (a New Adult ghost romance), Lunar Exposure is a sci fi erotic romance (and so much fun to write). In July I have a new print series starting with The Outcast Prince—my fairies rule the underworld.

Availble at
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Breaking up is hard to survive.One moment, Tate Cooper is giving his ex-girlfriend a lift home on his motorcycle. The next, his soul is suspended between life and death, wandering in confusion between the accident scene and the house he grew up in.
Except it's not his home anymore. In his old bedroom sleeps a beautiful young woman, the only person who can see him. And the only person who can keep him from succumbing to the temptation to escape the horrific pain awaiting him in his mortal body.
Eloise Jones should be studying for her college exams, but it's tough to stay focused when a lost soul keeps appearing in her room. She figures it must have something to do with sirens she heard screaming in the night,  but she's helpless to assist--and helpless to resist.
As Eloise tries to help Tate unravel the tangled facts surrounding the accident, l onging and desire grow into an almost tangible bond between them. But then a second spirit appears, one with a darker intent that could separate them before love draws its first breath...
Warning: Contains a vengeful ex and a romance that crosses the boundary between life and death.

Available at
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 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.

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 Ellora's Cave, Samhain Publishing, Carina Press and Sourcebooks.

Connect with Shona:  Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads

Shona Husk's
DARK SECRETS Blog Tour Schedule

02/03 - GraveTells
02/04 - I Smell Sheep
02/06 - The Reading Café
02/07 - Romancing the Book
02/08 - Bookworm 2 Bookworm
02/09 - All Things Books
02/10 - All The Fun Starts After Dark
02/11 - Close Encounters with the Night Kind
02/12 - Cocktails and Books
02/13 - Book Lovin' Mamas
02/14 - Vampires, Werewolves, Fairies Oh My!
02/15 - Book Monster Reviews & Literal Addiction
02/16 - Ramblings From This Chick

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  1. This sounds absolutely fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  2. A huge congratulations on the upcoming release of Dark Secrets! I have my fingers crossed that I might win this awesome book for my Kindle. Thank you for the giveaway!
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  3. Congrats on the new release. This looks like another great book in this series.
    I would love a Kindle copy.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

  4. Congrats on the new release! It's definitely going on my TBR list! I would love a .epub copy for my Nook :D tracidhorton at yahoo dot com

  5. This book looks great! I would love to win a copy for my Kindle! Thanks so much for the chance!

  6. Looks like a great story. ePub version would be wonderful.

    lizsemkiu at gmail dot com

  7. Hi Shona! Look forward to reading your books! Thank you for sharing! :)

    jukyjoauka at aol dot com

    kindle format, please. :)

  8. Thank you! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it :)

  9. Congratulations! Thank you so much. If I should win a Kindle copy would be great.


  10. Congratulations on your new book, Dark Secrets! Love the cover and would love to win a NOOK copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Love this, =) can´t wait for my chance to read! I´d love to win a Mobi or PDF.
    Happy Valentine´s!
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  12. This looks like such a great read! I can't wait for it to come out! I would love to win an ebook copy! I use kindle and my email address is:

  13. Cracking interview. Love discovering more about amazing authors.

    bexnbooks at yahoo dot com

    kindle please

  14. I enjoyed the interview and I'm looking forward to reading Dark Secrets.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com
    Kindle please