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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

MANIPULATING CHARACTERS IN A NOVEL!

The original manuscript for "Dangerous Devotion"
(formerly "Love at Sunset") before it was published!

I'm sending Violet and Gordon to Long Island again! They are the main protagonists in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series. I am currently working on Book Three of the series. Violet and Gordon appear throughout. They love Long Island and have a little beachfront cottage there. They also love Scotland, where Gordon is from.

We authors enjoy manipulating the characters in our books. We can send them anywhere we want and navigate their lives! 

You can purchase Book One (Dangerous Devotion) and Book Two (Deadly Deceit In Paradise) by clicking on the book cover links to the left of this page. You can also go to Amazon and put my name Fay Knowles in the search box. It will come up with all of my books on my Amazon author page (as e-books and in paperback). You may be able to special order paperbacks through your local bookstore as well. 


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

LOVE, MYSTERY & SECRET PASSAGES!

 



I have been asked if Craigenveoch, which I wrote about in my mini-memoir “The Scottish Connection”, was the setting for the Scottish part of my novel “Dangerous Devotion” (Book One in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series, set in The Bahamas and Scotland). I actually drew on my experiences as a child at Boquhan Cottage on the Boquhan Old House estate for the novel and I researched old Scottish houses like Boquhan and Craigenveoch to ensure that my descriptions were accurate for the era when they were built.

There was no secret passage in Boquhan or Craigenveoch houses, as far as I know. I wrote about this spooky feature completely from my imagination in "Dangerous Devotion"! However, from my research I found that secret passages were often included in these old homes when they were built, because of the religious unrest at the time. Priests and soldiers sometimes needed a place to lie low and to have a quick escape route!

“Dangerous Devotion” is available as an e-book and in paperback at

AMAZON.COM

OR

UNIVERSAL LINK

(books in this series can be read as stand alones).

And "The Scottish Connection", also available as an e-book and in paperback, can be found here:-

AMAZON.COM

OR

UNIVERSAL LINK


 


Saturday, May 15, 2021

THE JOY OF HAPPY READERS!

 


I recently a ninety year old family friend with a copy of my novel "Deadly Deceit in Paradise" (Book Two in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series). He said: I loved everything about it. It went from one thing to the next. Kept you on your toes!" He has read it twice and plans on reading it again. He explained: "As soon as I finished reading it the first time, I wanted to read it again."

He had previously bought a copy of "Dangerous Devotion" (Book One in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series) and had loved that too! He read "Dangerous Devotion" twice as well and had planned on reading it a third time after a brief break, so that it would be "all new to me again!" 

At the time, he said he loved the main characters Violet and Gordon and found the plot really exciting. He also said he immersed himself in the settings and felt like he was actually going to Scotland himself and “enjoying the atmosphere”! Violet and Gordon also feature in "Deadly Deceit In Paradise". 

He was pleased when I told him Violet and Gordon would feature again in the Buchanan Mystery Series Book Three, which I am currently working on. He said: "It will be good to meet old friends again!"

It is so rewarding to authors when readers get pleasure out of our books.

DEADLY DECEIT IN PARADISE

DANGEROUS DEVOTION

 


Saturday, May 1, 2021

A NEW COFFEE SPOT FOR COVID TIME!

 


With only outdoor dining allowed right now, it's difficult to find a seat outside our usual coffee spot, Starbucks, Harbour Bay! We were therefore delighted to discover Louis & Steen's on JFK Drive (on the right as you head west before you get to Old Fort Bay Shopping Centre). We had a great cup of coffee on their delightful patio, surrounded by carefully nurtured plants and flowers. Louis & Steen's are also located at Traveller's Rest on West Bay Street.

Louis & Steen's, a husband and wife venture, state that their "New Orleans Specialty Coffee Company is the first Specialty Coffee Brand in the Bahamas, serving the world’s highest quality coffee. We pair our brews with delicious third-generation Cajun-Creole recipes."

LOUIS & STEEN'S


 

 



Thursday, April 15, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

THE PASSING OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

The last time Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visited Nassau, Bahamas (March, 1994), my husband Erskine's secretary Marcia and I went out on a highway, where we knew the royal couple would be driving back to the airport.

We stood on a grass verge with no one else around as they drove past. I had made a little British Union Jack on a stick and Marcia had a little Bahamian flag. We stood there waving furiously at them as they passed us by. The Queen waved back.

I often wondered if they ever remembered those two lone figures waving little flags at them on an isolated Bahamian highway!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

LAST COUPLE DAYS FOR SPECIAL ON UPDATED WRITER'S GUIDE!

 


Last couple days for the e-book edition of my newly updated writer's guide "How to Be the Best Writer Ever" to be .99 cents! On Thursday, April 8th, the price will go back up to $2.99. So grab it at this discounted price while you can! 

Buy at Amazon U.S.

Buy at Amazon U.K.

Buy at Amazon Canada

Buy at Amazon Australia

Also available discounted at other Amazon marketplaces around the world and free for Kindle Unlimited members.