Faye Hall is an Australian historical romance author; here is a link to her website:
Q: What motivated you to start writing?
A: I’ve always loved telling stories even as a child. One day my mum suggested I write them down and so it began.
Q: Why historical erotica?
A: I love history, but more so I love the passion of our ancestors that struggled through to make life what it is today. Also we have this misconception that those in the past were very ‘hush hush’ about sex and I’d like to show a different side.
Q: What was the Bountiful Burdekin?
A: It’s where I grew up. It’s called the Bountiful Burdekin because there are quite a few townships all situated around the Burdekin river, one of the largest water systems in the world. When the towns were first settled they were the hub of the north and many founding family still live here. I wanted to show that history but in a more passionate way.
Q: What made you chose it as a setting?
A: As I said before I grew up there and I love the history of the town. I also think it’s something away from the mainstream settings for most romances.
Q: What is Shrouded Passions about?
A: It tells the story of two lovers torn apart when Lotte, the heroine, is shot and killed. Devon, the hero, falls apart after her death and begs for just one more chance to be with her. Lotte returns to him, having been saved from death by the tavern girls, but she is in disguise as she needs to stay hidden until she can prove who tried to kill her.
Q: What makes the hero Devon Munroy a character worth reading about?
A: I adore him as a character. He’s so passionate and devoted to Lotte. After her death he becomes the dark brooding hero that needs to punish himself for all the wrongs he’d done.
Q: What motivates the heroine, Lottie Higgins?
A: Lotte wants revenge. She wants it to be known who shot her. She also tired of hiding her identity and wants nothing more then to return to Devon and tell him she’s alive.
Q: What kind of day job do you have and how do you draw from it in your writing?
A: Day job – I am a mother and a step mother. We have a combined family of 9 children, 7 of which are currently still at home. I do school runs. I pack lunches. I pay bills and run the household while my husband does shift work. Not sure if I draw on my home life to help with my writing as such but I do find my writing an escape from the day to day chores.
Q: What do you think is the most effective way to promote an Ebook?
A: I’m still to figure that out but I have enjoyed guest blogging and interviews.
Q: What do you think Americans misunderstand about Australia?
A: I always reckon Australian’s are seen a bit like ‘Crocodile Dundee’ with pet kangaroos and corked hats. That’s also why I set my books in Australia, to show how rich and passionate our country’s history really is.
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