Interview With Shona Husk And Cover Reveal

By on October 5, 2015

I sat down (virtually) with Shona Husk for a short interview. Shona Husk is revealing her cover for Desire To Fall!

Cynthia Sax: Where does Desire To Fall take place?

Shona Husk: Desire to Fall takes place on an alien world where the women have wings and the men don’t. I got to create a society that is nothing like ours and yet still similar in that people want to connect with other people. Love is universal. For me the question was how would these people live now…how did they evolve? What does their city look like, what technology do they have that we don’t and vice versa. Because no society is perfect, what are their crimes? The book has an urban feel to it and there’s a lot of political tension because of the city-state is demolishing an area known for crime and redeveloping it. As you can imagine there are factions that don’t like that.

Cynthia Sax: What is one aspect that makes these couples right for each other?

Shona Husk: The couples in this story need to complement each other and they need to be able to work together and independently. In any romance it’s about how the relationship works for them. Is everybody getting what they need and want (which aren’t always the same thing). With four people involved there was a lot of hearts on the line!

Cynthia Sax: What creates problems between these couples?

Shona Husk: Society is split because the men can’t fly, so it’s a world where homosexual relationships are normal and not everyone risks breeding. To even get pregnant the women need male blood, so getting together is dangerous. This way I was able to also make ménages the usual bond for breeding. If dating one person is hard, dating a couple is even harder. The guys are already married, the women are dating and they have their own issues and it all gets very tangled in the middle.

Cynthia Sax: Is Desire To Fall part of a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?

Shona Husk:
Yes! I have book 2 written, tentatively called Desire to Fly, and I have plotted book 3, Desire to Burn. The redevelopment of the area is the link between each story, but while Desire to Fall takes place in the nice part of the city Desire to Fly happens in the world of crime where male blood and clipped women are trafficked. These stories are dark and sexy.

Cynthia Sax: Thank you, Shona Husk, for joining us today!

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