I am absolutely delighted to welcome back to the blog historical romance author; Faye Hall and to be sharing this exclusive interview with you all, plus taking a look at her brand new re-released book covers – they are gorgeous, go on take a look!
Hello Faye, Welcome back to Chicks, Rogues and Scandals! Thank you for taking the time to chat with me today.
Firstly, what five words would you use to describe yourself?
Chatty, quirky, loyal, affectionate and loud (as in voice as I grew up on a farm).
Can you tell us a little about your latest book?
I’ve just recently re-release my Sins of the Virtuous series after my last publisher shut their doors. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone book, but there are some similar minor characters that turn up in each book.
Each book takes the characters on a passionate journey of one of the 7 deadly sins whilst also showing the opposing virtue in one of the characters
This series sounds fantastic! When not writing, what do you like to do to relax?
A glass of wine out the back with my husband whilst tottering around our garden, or baking with my kids.
If you could have a holiday home anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Bowen, Queensland here in Australia. We had our honeymoon there and a family holiday and it is just the most beautiful place in the world.
Aw, that sounds wonderful, if you could have one of your books made into a film, which book would it be and who would play your lead characters?
Vanity & Humility with Douglas Booth (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank).
When writing, do you plot or just go with the flow?
I hand write a basic plot idea and character descriptions. The rest just develops as I type it out on the computer.
What three tips would you pass on to an aspiring author?
Write for you instead of trying to follow the trends.
Accept that you won’t make everyone happy.
A bad first draft is better than a blank page.
If you were hosting a dinner party what three people (dead or alive) would you invite?
My answer is sentimental – my husband’s mother, my nephew and my grandmother – all of which are deceased.
Aw, that is so lovely, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with me today, I have just one more cheeky question, just for fun; What is your favourite snacking food?
I love cheese and onion-flavoured chips (not sure what the rest of the world call them, but that’s what us Aussie’s call them.)
We call them crisps here in UK, and cheese and onion are one of my favourites too.
Thank you, Frankie x
About the Books
Indulgence and Temperance
Would you abandon the woman you love for your own indulgence?
Beth Meridian has returned home, hoping to leave her sordid past behind her and settle into a quiet life. When her childhood friend, Hannah Raeburn, offers her a place to stay, Beth knows it won’t be long until she runs into Hannah’s brother, Daniel. What she doesn’t expect is for him toreignite feelings deep in her heart, reminding her of the kiss they shared before she left town. Daniel Raeburn’s past is scandalous, his sinful indulgences allowing him more wealth than he could ever need. Still, he wants more, and his gluttonous appetite for wealth and women leads him to buy into a partnership at the local hellfire club.
When Hannah goes missing, Beth and Daniel follow her trail through the Australian outback. Witnessing the womanizer Daniel is, Beth flees on a cattle train headed north. Desperate to explain his actions, Daniel follows her.Arriving in the small town of Jarvisfield, Daniel is shocked to learn that Beth is now the owner of the largest cattle company in the area. He’s even more shocked to discover that the preacher controlling the town, and stealing from the townspeople, is his once business partner William Maxon. He’s convinced this man is also responsible for his sister’s disappearance. When he learns William has Beth picked out as his next victim, Daniel knows he must do whatever it takes to make her listen to the truth. But she has no interest in hearing anything he has to say.
Faced with losing the two women he loves, Daniel is forced to choose between their freedom andthe possessions and wealth he has hoarded over the years. But even if he gives it all up, he still might lose everything.
Content Warning: contains sex, strong language, and some violence.
Apathy and Vigor
Will the love of a woman save him from his own apathy?
Tristen Brone lived a carefree life of wealth and passion…until it all came crashing down around him. The night Tristen’s best friend died in a fire, Tristen tried to save him, but he failed. Not only did Jacob die, but Tristen is left with scars that make him feel like a monster. There are those in town who think Tristen is responsible for starting the fire, which includes Jacob’s sister, the woman Tristen is in love with. The once confident, handsome, young man is now on a downward spiral of sorrow and depression.Soon after Amalie Fergus lost her brother in a fire, her father died and their family properties were repossessed. She had nothing left and no one to turn to.
When she took a job as a maid for awealthy gentleman she never expected that he would try to force himself on her, or that she would now be on the run for his murder. Running from the scene of the crime, Amalie collides with a man from her past who offers to keep her safe from the police on one condition—she return to Tristen and steal some property papers from him.When Amalie shows up at Tristen’s doorstep, begging him to take her in, he’s suspicious. Despite their passionate past, and the feelings he still has for her, all he can think about is how quickly she abandoned him. So why has she come back into his life after all these months?With the two former lovers reunited, it becomes obvious that the passion between them is still smoldering, but can they overcome everything that stands in their way, and will they ever discover who is responsible for the fire that changed their lives forever?
Content Warning: contains sex, strong language, and some violence.
Vanity and Humility
What if vanity threatened to destroy the only love you’ve ever known?Detective Ethan Brant is on the hunt for a murderess who is seducing hervictims and stealing collections of diamonds from each one. When the woman he suspects becomes his father’s newest wife, Ethan’s fears multiply. He’s determined to protect his only remaining family member, no matter the cost.All of his attention is focused on bringing the guilty party to justice. He has no time for, or interest in, women. But when he discovers a beautiful, young woman swimming at the lake on his father’s property he feels an instant attraction.
Cady Eldon’s history with men taught her it was foolish to lose her heartto one. But when she meets Ethan, she can’t ignore the fire that burns inside her, making her long for the feel of his skin against hers. Discovering that he’s a police detective, she becomes intrigued. Why would a man whose family is wealthy want to live so humbly?
Her attraction to him, and her interest in the murder case he’s working on, pulls them together on a journey north where they become entangled in the manipulative web of the murderess Ethan is chasing. Ethan and Cady soon learn just how cruel one woman’s vanity can be and how she will stop at nothing to get the riches she believes she deserves.
Will their love survive, or will they fall victim to the greatest sin of all?
Content Warning: contains sex, strong language, and some violence
About the Author
Faye Hall spent her early years listening to stories about the families – including her own – who settled townships in and around her hometown in North Queensland, Australia. The local townspeople, including her own parents, told her stories of corruption and slavery, along with family secrets and forbidden love.Faye’s passionate stories combine controversial subjects and provocative encounters as her characters struggle to survive the lifestyle in early rural townships throughout Australia. When she’s not writing, Faye enjoys sharing a bottle of wine with her husband and encouraging the varied interests of their larger than average family.
Explore the world of Faye Hall, Australian Historical Romance Author on her website; https://www.fayehall.com.au
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