Wednesday, January 2, 2013

FOR THE LOVE OF A GOBLIN WARRIOR launch party and giveaway

Meryn in For the Love of a Goblin Warrior is the last of my goblin heroes. Since it’s the end of the series I thought I’d talk about time travel and some of my early brushes with the concept.

Time Travel and Goblins

As a child I remember reading Riddle of the Trumpalar and Playing Beatie Bow. Because they are both Australian kids’ books I’m pretty sure you haven’t heard of them in the US (although Playing Beatie Bow was made into a film so maybe someone knows what I’m talking about?). Anyway both were set between modern day Australia and also either colonial or nineteenth century Australia. In both books the kids went back in time, solved the problem and learned something about themselves in the process.

Some of the early romances I read were historical time travel where the heroine is somehow transported back to an age of no running water, toothbrushes or modern medicine (I don’t like camping very much, so I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t cope with being sent back). However the heroine overlooks all of this, falls in love and lives happily ever after. Shortly after this I discovered paranormal romance and I haven’t looked back…but one thing always bugged me. Why was it the heroine who always got transported, and why did she have to go back? Why not forwards from the past and into the present?

Then along came ‘Kate and Leopold’. He came to our time. Awesome…but they did end up in the past where they had their HEA.

How does this all relate to my goblins in the Shadowlands series?

Well, I got to take Celtic Warriors, curse them to a desolate place and then bring them into modern society.

So instead of the heroine going back to Roman Britain and having to deal with Celts and Romans and battles, it’s the guys who have to step forward and adapt. Roan (The Goblin King) did this quiet easily as he’d spend a bit of time in our world as a goblin. Dai (Kiss of the Goblin Prince) had a tougher time given that he can do magic and will never quite fit. Meryn (For the Love of a Goblin Warrior) is in all kinds of trouble. He hasn’t experienced our world since the curse. He doesn’t speak English and he doesn’t understand modern technology.

I had so much fun :)

I have one copy of For the Love of a Goblin Warrior up for grabs.

Just tell me where you’d like to go if you could travel back in time (as long as I knew I could come back I would love to see Celtic Britain).

Winner drawn via random.org on the January 5 at 7am WST.

For the Love of a Goblin Warrior (Shadowlands #3)

In a Faraway Land...

There lived a man who was trapped—his only companions a horde of goblins consumed by their lust for gold. He thought he was lost forever, thought that no one would ever remember he'd been noble.

A Fearless Warrior.

Now he has been thrust into the human world once again, but so much has changed. How can he ever be rid of the darkness after so long in the Shadowlands?

It Starts with Dreams of a Castle...

And a woman who takes his breath away and makes him forget the pain of his past. He knows he must protect her at all costs. And perhaps in saving her, he can finally learn to love again.

"I truly believed the feelings and emotions of the characters through her words and simply couldn't put it down." - Vampires, Werewolves and Fairies, Oh My!

"Ms. Husk outdid herself in this book... Once I got into the story, I couldn't put it down. Night Owl Reviewer Top Pick" - Night Owl Reviews

If you haven't tried the Shadowlands series you can get the prequel The Summons free: Kindle, Nook, All Romance ebooks, iTunes

24 comments:

  1. Good morning, Shona. Great post! If I were going back it would be to that time of grandeur right before the Civil War in the lazy south. I've visited a couple of plantations when I was writing historicals and love the aura surrounding. BUT I don't do well without modern plumbing so if you have the power to zap me back, please put a tag on my skirt tail that says to send me back in time to get a shower that evening.

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  2. If I could go back, and know I'd be coming back, it'd be to Ancient Egypt, in Pharoah Akhenaten's reign, to learn more about his attempt to bring all worship to the Aten (and find out if he influence Moses or Moses influenced him, or if there's no connection at all).

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  3. I think I'd rather go forward--which, if you think about it, is something we already do every day. ;)

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  4. I love hearing how other authors find their writing niche. Great post, Shona. :) I've always wanted to go back in time to meet my Irish ancestors who lived in Loughmoe Castle in Tipperary...but I'm with Carolyn...I'm a big fan of indoor plumbing, so maybe I would only stay for a little while.

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  5. Congrats on the release. I'd definitely go back to the Regency, but I'd just want to visit!

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  6. I would love to visit the Regency era, right up until I needed to go to the dentist -then I'd like to come back please! Wishing you the best with your new release!

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  7. This looks awesome! Congrats on your latest release and I hope you sell millions xx Off to promote on FB and Twitter.

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  8. Regency England would be my choice. Congrats on your new book.

    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  9. congrate on the release, if i went back in time id go visit with Queen Boudica as im Welsh i think id enjoy it. thanks for the chance. julie.beasley@btinternet.com

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  10. Shona, congrats on the new release! If I could go back in time, I would love to pay Scotland a wee visit. It would have to be in a time when there was no turmoil and the men sported kilts though. I also agree with everyone. Only for a "short" time. I'd miss my running water.

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  11. Actaully, I always wanted to go mildly back in time and visit a speakeasy.

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  12. I don't know if I'd want to go back.I like all my modern conveniences :) I guess Ancient Egypt.
    Congrats on the new release.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  13. Congrats on the release!!! If I could travel back in time, I'd go to Scotland. I love a kilt-wearing man with a thick....accent :)

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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  14. I'm with you, Shona. If I could go anywhere in time, it would be Celtic Britain, and I'd ask those Druids WHY did they build Stonehenge and all those dances? What's with the chalk horses? Wasn't life tough enough without having to lug big rocks all over the countryside?

    But then, Regency England calls to me, too. Not sure I'd want all my fantasies dashed, though.

    Congrats on the release, and here's to a Goblin New Year.

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  15. I'd like to see King Arthur and his knights and to get a glimpse of Regency England but I definitely would not be able to adapt to life without indoor plumbing, the internet and my electric blanket! Congrats on the new release.

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  16. Congrats on the book! I'd like to visit the launching of the Titanic.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. I don't know if I have a favorite - so many would be fascinating from the days of the Highlanders and ancient Egypt.To be able to time travel knowing you could go back at any time would be absolutely wonderful!

    catslady5(at)aol.com

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  18. I think I'd go back to the late '70s or early 80's just so I can go to rock concerts and see my favorite bands.

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  19. I think I'd go back to Victorian England - I don't want to go too far back because I'm too freaked about disease and inconvenience, so I think that would be a great era to check out.

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  20. Shona, congrats on your newest release! Sounds wonderful!

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  21. I love that everyone is as dependant on modern plumbing as me :).

    Brooklyn Ann—I waited twenty years to see an Icehouse concert (they stopped touring when I was a teen). Last year they started touring again and I went. It was worth the wait.

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  22. I have the first book and need to get the rest. Darn money anyway....it just doesn't multiply like the rabbits in the field do. ;-)

    Deb T
    mammy4423 at yahoo.com

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  23. Congrats CrystalGB you won the copy of ‘For the Love of a Goblin Warrior’

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