Here’s an author interview with Faye Hall. Take it away, Faye…
How did you start writing erotica?
I used to sneak in to my sisters room as a teenager and read her mills & boons novels. One day I just thought “Hey I can do this!”. But I wanted my books to be more than just a closed bedroom door romance. I wanted to write something with passion and pleasure. So I did.
What’s your favourite published work of yours and why?
My favourite book is ‘Mistress of Purity’ which will be released in July of this year. It’s a beautiful story of two lovers re united by the death of the hero’s father. It’s only once they start living together that they each uncover the secrets of their family’s pasts and their unquenchable desire for each other.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from the oddest things sometimes – like people I see in the street, or stories I hear about people I once knew. I also get a lot of inspiration from music of all genres.
Do you have any unusual writing rituals?
Everything about my writing is unusual. My husband and I have a large family so any writing I do has to be squeezed in around school runs and constant interruptions.
Where’s your favourite place to write?
My computer is in my bedroom and that’s where most of it all gets done.
Who is your favourite character from one of your stories and why?
I really loved creating Rush from My Gift to You, my debut novel. She was so head strong and thinks she’s so independent yet ends up finding she needs those around her more than she ever thought to.
Do your nearest and dearest know what you do, and if so, what was their reaction when they found out?
Yes, all my family know what I do and are very supportive and forthcoming with historical environments to use in my books.
What was your ideal career when you were a child?
I always wanted to be a singer, but unfortunately I can barely hold a note.
How do you get yourself in the mood to write?
I don’t and I can’t. I just have to wait for it to happen most times.
If you get writer’s block when you’re writing, how do you get around it?
My husband always gets me through my writer’s block by getting me talking about my books or suggesting ideas that I can use for the plot around the romance side of things.
What’s your favourite genre within erotica and why?
I love historicals, hence why I write them. They are by far and away my favourite especially from the Victorian era.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m waiting for my edits for my third book Mistress of Purity, so in the meantime I’m trying to get started on script number 6, a book about a young woman who ran away from an arranged marriage and ends up falling in love with the man who was sent to bring her back.
What’s the biggest writing challenge you’ve ever taken on? Did you succeed?
I did some freelance journalism for a local online paper here in Queensland, Australia for a few months. Had to handle issues with the local council as well as local rock band talent shows. It was a great experience and I was very sad to finish up doing it.
What’s your biggest writing achievement? Why?
I see all my books as my biggest achievements because trying to break into the already flooded book market is extremely hard, so if a publisher is happy with my work and wants to publish it then I feel that the greatest achievement of all.