Wednesday, October 22, 2014

**GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY** To Love a King by Shona Husk

To Love a King
(Court of Annwyn, #3)
by Shona Husk
Release Date - 7th October 2014
Published by - Sourcebooks Casablanca

To keep the balance between good and evil at the court of Annwyn, Prince Felan ap Gwyn has two weeks to marry and take the crown. But he wants more than just power—he wants love; a love he once had but was too stubborn to hold on to.


It took years for Jacqueline Ara to put her life back together after Felan abandoned her. She's moved on, even if her heart still burns for him. But with war in Annwyn looming and death bleeding into the mortal world, Felan and Jacquie will need to heal old wounds and rekindle the passion that once welled between them . . . or face losing everything.
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Guest Post with Shona Husk
Ten things I've learnt since I started writing
I started writing (as an adult) ten years ago. Over that time I’ve learned a lot of things…some from making mistakes, others from conferences and others from editors. It’s important to never stop growing as a writer or a person. Here are some of the things I’ve learned so far along my journey.

  1. You never stop learning your craft. However the flip side is don’t spend all your time reading craft books and never writing.
  2. Set deadlines. Before I was published I set my own deadlines, I had to otherwise it was easy to drift along and take years to finish something. That helped once I did get published as I could work to a deadline.
  3. Persistence pays. That doesn’t mean trying to sell the same story, but keep writing. I have books in the back of my wardrobe that will never see the light of day.
  4. Writing as a job isn’t for the faint hearted. There’s a lot of waiting…more waiting…rejections…bad reviews…and its very solitary.
  5. Writing is the best job ever. I get to share my imaginary worlds with readers. I love reading so being able to create that enjoyment for other people is amazing.
  6. Critique partners are worth their weight in gold. They are the people who are on the journey with you.
  7. Jealousy is a curse as everyone is on a different path and you never know what is going on behind the scenes.
  8. Imaginary friends (characters) do not trump family and real friends, so it’s important not to let writing take over. Like any job there should be working hours. And while it’s true I get to work in yoga pants, writing is still a job. Which also means getting people to respect that I work at home and that I can’t just take the day off or volunteer for everything at the kids’ school.
  9. Sometimes the best thing I can do for my writing is to take a day off and play. I always have a candy bar book which is my fun project. One of my candy bar books will be out next year (Out of Rhythm) and became the start of a new contemporary series so it’s important to not take every book seriously as you never know where a new idea will lead.
  10. Remember to look how far you’ve come and celebrate the journey instead of always looking forward. That’s a good tip for life too

About the 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. With stories ranging from sensual to scorching, she writes contemporary, paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi romance.
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