What I Love About Writing a Series by Shona Hust – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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What I love about writing a series

While I have written several standalone books (Ruby’s Ghost and How to Breathe Fire) writing in a series offers a very different experience. The world can be more expansive, more detailed and grow with each book.

Because in romance each book in a series features a different couple; it is a chance to explore different angles of the world–the changeling son of the fairy Prince sees Annwyn very differently to his father. The Lord of the Hunt experiences a different life at Court to the King or the ingénue. It’s this variation in view point that allows a series to be fresh and interesting with every visit—for me and the reader.

I build the world as I go. So while I know the main structure I don’t discover the details until the character is in place and interacting with the world. This means I have to keep a close track of what is going on, especially once all of Sulia’s schemes started appearing!

While the world building is fun and I love creating new details, I also love to see how older characters are going. Yes they got their happily ever after…but what does that mean as not every character dreams of white picket fences and babies. Some want their freedom (Verden in Lord of the Hunt) others just want to get home (Ella in The Changeling Soldier).

In To Love a King the readers get to see Caspian and Lydia, Taryn and Verden and Isaac again. It is no easy task for Felan to claim the throne and heal Annwyn and our world. But fortunately he had friends who are willing to risk their life and happiness to help.

While writing a series is more complicated than writing a standalone story, being able to explore the world more fully and with various characters is well worth the extra work.

You can check out the Court of Annwyn series on Goodreads.

10_29 shona book coverHe’s Trying to Reclaim His Past

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.

She’s Struggling to Face the Future

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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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. You can find out more at www.ShonaHusk.com, Twitter, or Facebook. Sign up for Shoa’s newsletter here.


  1. Interesting info about a series

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