blog. Today we’re chatting about her new historical interracial romance, Deceit & Devotion.
and love set in the outback under the Australian sun.
These are the stories of Faye Hall.
Her passion driven, mystery filled books are set in
North Queensland, Australia during the development of the townships at the end
of the 19th century.
Each of her novels bring something symbolically
Australian to her readers, from Aboriginal herbal remedies, to certain
gemstones naturally only found in this part of the world.
Each of her books tell of a passionate connection
between the hero and heroine, surrounded and threatened by deceit, scandal,
theft and sometimes even murder.
These romances swerve from the traditional romances
as Faye aims to give her readers so much more intrigue, whilst also revealing
the hidden histories of rural townships of North Queensland.
Faye finds her inspiration from the histories of
not only the township she grew up in, but the many surrounding it. She also
bases most of her characters on her own ancestors and their adventures when
first migrating to Australia.
Faye was able to live her own passion driven
romance, marrying the love of her life after a whirlwind romance in 2013.
Together they are raising their 9 children in a remote country town in northern
tell us about your newest release. Deceit & Devotion explores the
scandalous world of a young Australian aboriginal man, Jarrah, who has been
hired to seduce a wealthy white woman, Emily, so her husband can take claim of
her wealth and properties. A relationship develops between Jarrah and Emily,
and she ends up hiring him to investigate her husband and his murderous past,
as well as his connection to her father’s death and the missing black opal
collection she was to inherit.
suspense as well as a lot about the medicines and remedies of the Australian
Aboriginals that can be found in this seductive story.
quite some time ago that it would be interesting (and scandalous) if I were to
write a story involving an interracial couple set in our Australian history. It’s
not something I have done before so writing this book was an interesting
journey for me.
year. I’m also working on Heart of Stone,
a story about an Australian Slave trader who fall in love with an Irish slave.
book? (or the biggest challenge with this book)
have accurate historical names for ships, hotels and so on in my books so
usually my biggest challenge is finding that information.
the process. Do you do the research first and then write, while you’re writing,
after the novel is complete and you need to fill in the gaps?
familiar with the historical facts about the towns I write in due to my own
family research. That said I do struggle finding some facts – such as street
names, and names of businesses – as a lot of the documentation can’t be found. I
spend a lot of time looking through family history books to find the
information I need because it’s not as easy as a ‘google search’. Hence some
stories take longer to write then others as I research as I go, so can be quite
a few interruptions.
particular spot to write where the muse is more active? Please tell us about
with my computer on. I would love to say it’s spotless apart from the computer,
but in truth it’s cluttered with notebooks and stationery and gifts from my
children. But it’s comforting for me so I write well most days.
of your genre?
Quick books! But I equally enjoy To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies.
to all my readers and supporters and I really hope I can keep you intrigued in
my books for many years to come.