Interview with Faye Hall author of Shrouded Passions

 We're excited to have Faye Hall, author of Shrouded Passions on the blog today!

Shrouded Passions by Faye Hall

Murder, lies, deception, and love set in the outback under the Australian sun.

A past of stolen gold, lies, and murder joined their families together. It was a past that Devon Munroy and Lotte Higgins knew nothing about. All they knew was the passion they felt for each other. When Lotte is shot and dies in Devon’s arms, his world is destroyed.

Four years later Devon has married the person his father handpicked for him, but he’s still grieving for the woman he lost. He’s a mere shell of the man he once was, his life having become a drunken haze without meaning. Then he meets a woman who reminds him so much of his lost love it makes his heart ache.

Lotte has been in hiding for years, but when more bodies began turning up around town, all brutally murdered, she knows it’s time to bring down the person who tried to kill her. And Lotte knows who is was—the woman Devon is now married to. Changing her looks in order to keep her true identity hidden, Lotte takes a job in their home, hoping to find some proof of the woman’s crimes. But can she resist Devon when she’s so close to him? And when the truth comes out will Devon be able to forgive her deception?

Content Warning: contains sex, strong language, and some violence

Genre(s): Historical Romance

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 How did you come up with the title of your latest book? Shrouded Passions was an easy one actually.  Two people who ached for each other but had to be together in secret – it was the perfect title in my opinion.
 What inspired you to write this book? I guess I always thought that wouldn’t it be great if there was such a thing as a second chance with the one you loved, a way to finally be with the one you ached for the most.  It stemmed from there.
 How did you come up with the cover design? Fantasia frog designs did my cover for me.  I just had to give them a few minor details and the cover was born.
 Describe a character from your latest book in a few words. Lotte is passionate, radical and vengeful.
 How did this character get his/her name? It was quite a common name back in the 19th century when the book is set.
 If you could choose an actor or celebrity, who would play this character? Emilia Clarke
 What’s the hardest part of writing for you? Remembering Australian slang is not always understood in other countries.
 How do you choose your character’s names? First names are thanks to google most times.  Last names come from either my own or my husband’s family tree.
 Do your characters speak to you? At times they do yeah.  I tend to ask them ‘what are you doing?’ quite a lot.
 What advice would you give aspiring authors? Try not to take bad reviews to heart.  They are just a part of life.
 Are you a plotter or a pantser? Both
 What is your writing process? I usually jot down a rough outline for a story which usually starts off as an interaction between characters in my head.  The rest just ends up going with the flow as I type, and usually ends up nothing like the plan.
 Have you had writer’s block, and how do you deal with it? I have yes.  Usually my husband just talks me through what I’m working on at the time and throws some ideas at me to try and get me on track.
 What does your family think of your writing? They are all very supportive and extremely helpful with historical facts about the towns the books are set in.
 How would you describe yourself? Introvert/Extrovert/other? I’m a mother of 5 children and four step children.  At any one time we have up to seven children in our house so not sure what that describes me as.
What’s your next writing project? I’ve got a few smaller books in the works at the moment but all still a work in progress.  I have started the first of a seven book series though that so far will be titled “Bountiful Burdekin” and is kind of based on the seven deadly sins.


Most recent sex thing you’ve googled? British slang term for a woman’s girlie bits
Naughtiest thing one of your characters has done. Swam near naked with a stranger.
Name an author you’d love to get drunk with. Amanda Quick
Top or bottom? Bottom
Have you ever sexted? Yes
Weirdest place you’ve ever had sex. Bonnet of a car in a public park
Have you ever been in an adult store? Yes
Does your own writing turn you on? Sometimes
Do you ever write naked? Occasionally
Favorite sex song. Sex is on fire by Kings of Leon
Do you research your sex scenes? Usually by practicing with my husband
Does food and sex ever mix? Sometimes
What’s more of a turn on? Reading sex or watching porn. Reading definitely
Your favorite body part on a man/woman? I do like a man’s butt
Have you ever screamed someone’s name? yes
Have you ever fantasized about a friend’s dad/mom? no
Have you ever gone out without underwear? yes


Faye Hall's passion driven, mystery filled books are set in small townships of North Queensland,
Australia during the late 1800's. 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 people she has met in her life. 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 Queensland, Australia.

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