Author Interview with Brenda Dyer

This is an opportunity to go behind the scenes, get into the nitty-gritty of the many paranormal worlds and enter into the fertile imaginations of authors I love. Bring a flashlight. It’s sometimes dark in here, but so worth the trip. Remember, monsters need love too. Otherwise, how would we ever have baby monsters? Think on THAT a while…

 

10150748_10202113698384996_7344730666700746397_nWelcome, Author Brenda Dyer! You’ve just released Prophecy’s Child, book #2 in the Prophecy Series.  Tell us a little bit about your story.  

Prophecy’s Child is a paranormal romance. Although part of a series, each book is a stand alone. There is a happily ever after for each character. In this book we learn more about Kal.  Once upon a time he fell in love with a human woman named Katherine. But loving her as much as he does, he decided leaving her was the best for her. But what he didn’t know was he left her with more than a broken heart. Prophecy’s Child is a sexy, funny, heartbreaking read that lovers of paranormal romances, featuring vampires, will love.

Do you consider your book(s) urban fantasy or paranormal romance? What attracted you to the genre?  

My books are paranormal romances. The stories are heavy on the romance, though there are elements of urban fantasy. Years ago I read my first paranormal romance—a vampire romance—and man, it was so fresh and exciting. Who knew vampires could be so damn sexy? LOL, I hadn’t until that book. I was hooked ever since. One of my favorite paranormal series is The Black Dagger series by J.R Ward.

Let’s talk beasties. Do any monsters make appearances in your novels. If so, tell us about a few of them. Do you have a favorite? Don’t lie. Every parent…erm…author…does. Spill it. If not, what makes your book paranormal, urban fantasy or science fiction? Monsters?

LOL, yep, my novels have beasties. The main beasties are vampires. I also have demons, which the vampires fight. Definitely, my fav beastie/monster is vampires. I fell in love with them years ago, and the love affair is still running strong.

Is this a series? Stand-alone book? If it is a series, what does the future look like for this series? How many more books to come? What can we expect and more importantly…WHEN!

Yes, this is a series, but each book is a stand alone. Each book ends with a Happily Ever After. I have six books planned for this series. Then we will skip years ahead. The next part of the series I have four—maybe five books planned.

What else are you working on?

Right now I’m concentrating on The Prophecy series. I’m working on book #3.

Of all the characters in your fictional word, which one or couple would you most like to hang out with over a long weekend? What would you do together? What actor or actress would play him/her in a movie?

So far Mel and Breeana, the couple from Love’s Prophecy, book #1 in the Prophecy series, are my favorite characters. I think the reason is because they were the first. As for actors and actress who would play them if a movie was ever made from my series…lol, I don’t know. I haven’t thought that far ahead.

Let’s talk about craft. Are you a plotter or pantser? What are the first steps you take before diving into the writing of the next book?

I’m what I call a plotsner—a combination of the two. I don’t make an outline, but I do make sure I have a great sense of my characters, know their backstory and what makes them tick before I start writing. The first step I take before I write the next book is to read the last book again, lolol.

How long does it typically take for you to write a novel.  Best case scenario? How about editing? How long will you pick at it before setting it free to the world?

It takes me a good 4-5 months to write the rough draft. My novels are up around 100K words. Love’s Prophecy topped out at 114K words, lol. Editing takes me another 2 months—and that includes crits and beta reads. I can pick forever before letting the novel out into the world. My first novel was ready for over a year before I published it, lol.

Do you have any advice to new authors or anyone considering writing fiction?

Yeppers, I do. Write. Sounds simple, but really it isn’t. Take a writing course is also a must. Make friends with other writers—that will be the smartest thing you can do for yourself. And write what you like to read. Don’t fall into the what’s hot and what’s not trap.

Can you give us a taste of what to expect?  This excerpt is taken from Prophecy’s Child, book #2.

“Let me go,” Katherine said through gritted teeth. “Not until you hear me out.” “Let me go right now, or so help me.” She tried to jerk her arms from his clasp, but he tugged her closer. Kal stared down at her, his blue eyes dark with anger. “You’ll what? Tell me how much you hate me? You’ve done that—repeatedly. I need you to sit down and listen to me.” With a violent tug, she yanked free. “How dare you demand anything from me? And if you think you have any rights where Ike is concerned, then you are more deranged than I thought. Now leave before I call the cops.” “Let’s get something straight right now. I’m going to be there for my son whether you like it or not.” Without thinking, she drew her arm back then shot it forward. As her hand connected with his jaw, a sharp crack filled the room. His head snapped to the side. She didn’t see him move. But before she had time to register the burning pain on her palm, his body was tight against hers, the hand she’d slapped him with pinned behind her back, and her chin held steady in his taut grip. His expression turned thunderous; brows pulled together and eyes blackened with an emotion she couldn’t name. “Don’t do that again, Katherine.” “Or what? You’ll hit me?” “I’d never touch you in violence, and it hurts me you’d suggest it.” His face lowered until his lips were a hair’s breadth from hers. “My touch would only bring you pleasure.” His words shot straight to the throbbing flesh between her thighs. Desire tried to drop-kick anger aside. Neither would budge, so both fought for supremacy. Desire won.

Where can we find you and your books online?
Purchase links for Love’s Prophecy:

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Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B00702YWF0

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/128967

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/loves-prophecy-brenda-dyer/1109231394?ean=2940033030972

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/books/Loves-Prophecy/FxosnK4tPkaPlH1tTib-6Q?MixID=FxosnK4tPkaPlH1tTib-6Q&PageNumber=1

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/loves-prophecy/id505437982?mt=11

Purchase links for Prophecy’s Child:

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Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E0R4230

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/337666

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/prophecys-child-brenda-dyer/1116227419?ean=2940044664968

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/prophecy-s-child-1

Where to find me:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrendaMDyer Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrendaMDyer Website: http://www.brendamdyer.com Blog: http://www.brendamdyer.blogspot.com

n1263933590_30287755_4845384 (1) Brenda Dyer lives in the small town of Sooke off the coast of British Columbia with her husband, two teenage boys, and an assortment of animals. She is a graduate from LongRidge Writers group. When she isn’t writing you can find her out in her gardens or working with her two miniature horses. Brenda loves to hear from readers. If you would like to contact her, visit her website. http://www.brendamdyer.com http:.//www.brendamdyer.blogspot.com Prophecy’s Power, book #3 in the Prophecy Series is scheduled for release July 2014 Lisa, thank you so much for having me on your site today. I had a blast. Thanks so much!


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7 Responses to Author Interview with Brenda Dyer

  1. Avatar Sheri Fredricks
    Sheri Fredricks says:

    Both books are awesome reads. I can’t wait for the next in the series, I’m totally hooked!

  2. Lisa, thank you so so much for having me here today!

  3. I’ve enjoyed both books, and I’m totally digging on your new covers, Brenda. I’ll be waiting on book three. 🙂

  4. Beautiful cover!! And LOVE your blurb!! And love the hero’s name.
    Great advice for new writers!
    Awesome, awesome interview!!!! Loves it! So proud of you, Brenda!

  5. I fell in love with the Prophecy series after Love’s Prophecy. A love that deepened with Prophecy’s Child. And woman o woman, I cannot wait for Prophecy’s Power. And the covers rock!