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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Featured Author Brenda Dyer--Love's Prophecy

This is my first Featured Author post! Every few days I hope to share some basic info (author bio, latest book, blurb, etc.) on a new and upcoming author here on my blog. Though the posts will appear on my Home page, you can find all the authors I spotlight in alphabetical order on the Featured Author page in the menu top.

Now on to my first Featured Author, Brenda Dyer! I'm reading her release, Love's Prophecy, right now. So far it's awesome! If you love the paranormal genre, hot vampires, and spicy romance, this book is a definite must-not-miss!

Love's Prophecy 

Dark warriors of might...

Mel is a vampire warrior sworn to hunt and kill demons in the dark streets of Vancouver. But he's burdened with a new assignment: find the meaning behind the Vampire Prophecy. Having no faith in the gods and their empty words, he believes there's no truth to the ancient legend until he meets Breeana, a human woman who bears the mark of the prophecy and resembles the mysterious woman haunting his dreams. When a vengeful demon spies Breeana in his arms, she is marked for death. He must take her from the world she knows until he can eliminate the threat. But the real danger is the role Breeana must play in fulfilling the prophecy and the intense feelings she brings out in him. Mel is forced to choose between his obligations to his kind, the world, and the woman he loves. Does he have the courage to let the one woman who could heal his wounded heart and soul go, or will he risk her life and bind her to him for all eternity?

Small warriors of light...

Veterinarian, Dr. Breeana Spencer yearns for love and companionship, but the disappointment of failed relationships has left her bitter. She now finds solace in romance novels. But when she meets a mysterious stranger, she's drawn to him by a connection so forceful it shatters all reason, leaving her incapable of resisting him. Yet there's more to him than smoldering good looks and a rock-hard body. As she's drawn deeper into his danger-filled world, she learns she's part of an ancient vampire legend. Breeana fears her future is no longer hers and will not include Mel. As their enemies close in, desperate to destroy them both, she must fight to convince Mel her place is at his side. A  life-altering choice is before her—one that will take all her courage and love to make.


Breeana stared at Mel, appalled by his words. The gardens—the beauty of the evening—forgotten.

He cleared his throat. “The first memory I had as a child was of my father dragging me from the slave dungeon and locking me in the killing cage.”

She jerked back. His arm slid from around her shoulders. “The what?”

His eyelids lowered as he looked at the grass. “It was an iron box suspended outside from the top of the castle by a chain. The front had narrow slits, just wide enough to allow the morning sun to shine in. He used the cage to punish his slaves or his soldiers, hell, sometimes just for sport.”

“Oh my God!”

Mel's gaze drifted out over the yard. The look on his face told her he no longer saw the gardens or smelled the perfume scented air. His mind must have drifted back hundreds of years, reliving what sounded like a horrific nightmare.

“When I realized what he was about to do, I panicked. I fought back but I was young, maybe four or five. My arm snapped as he shoved me inside but I didn't feel the pain, it paled in comparison to the terror I felt when I heard the lock click.”

His eyes filled with terror and bounced around like the eyes of a trapped, frightened animal. “I knew what was coming. I'd heard the screams of others who had burned alive.” He swallowed. A trickle of sweat coursed down his temple. “I clawed at the bars, pleaded with my father, but he just laughed. The look in his eyes was pure hatred.”

His words chilled her to the bone. Nausea churned her stomach.

“I tried to sift—disappear—but vampires can't sift through metal or rock, and the spaces between the bars were too narrow. I was trapped. I…I continued begging my father to release me. Then as the first rays touched my skin, just when the pain began, he ordered his soldiers to pull the cage back in.”

Numbness spread through her. She opened her mouth, but shut it. What did you say to someone who had lived through such a traumatic experience?

“That was the first, but not the last time he locked me in,” he said in a flat tone. “Each time he pulled me back in. I don't know why he didn't end it there.”

Author Bio

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.


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

Buy Links: 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00702YWF0
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/128967
All romance e-books: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-love039sprophecy-677191-139.html


Allison Merritt said...

Oh, I can't wait for this to come to B&N so I can download an official copy. It's just a fantastic story all around.

I told all my friends at my local writer's group to buy it and some of them already had!

Lisa Kumar said...

Allison--it's a fantastic book! I'm over halfway through, but got waylaid by a bad cold. Keep spreading the word about Brenda's book. Thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Can't wait to get it on my Nook too!! Wonderful interview, ladies!

Lisa Kumar said...

Jennifer--I know Brenda's waiting on pokey Smashwords. Once LP hits B&N, it looks like she'll have quite the line of people waiting for her book! Thanks for stopping by!

Anya Millar said...

Great idea!

Love the excerpt, just wow. Sadly, I think I know the dad, lol...

Áine ~ House Millar series

Daryl Devore said...

Super fantastic excerpt. Pulls the reader right in. Great tension.

on my TBR list.

Martha Ramirez said...


Sheri Fredricks said...

Hedonistic...I hate his father already! Great blurb. Thanks for the great interview, Lisa. Best wishes on your release Brenda!

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Oh this is on my TBR - I can't wait to read it!

Harlie Reader said...

Love the feature. Great idea. Excerpt was awesome.


Jenna said...

Hate the dad, loved the excerpt! Love's Prophecy is on my Kindle, just trying to find time to read it. Excellent story!

Casea Major said...

I love this book. Great job, Brenda and Lisa.

D'Ann said...

Nice jo, ladies! This book made me forget I don't like vamps! It's that good.

Lisa Kumar said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by! Lol, I need to figure out how to get individual replies set up. I know there's a hack for it.

I'm so glad you all are so excited about Love's Prophecy. Brenda deserves all the compliments and more.

Brenda said...

I finally made it!
First, I'd like to thank Lisa for featuring me on her blog--THANK YOU, LISA!!!
And second, I'd like to thank everyone who stopped in and commented. You all have made me so happy.
Love's Prophecy is a story that sincerely came from my heart. There were times I laughed while writing it and times I cried and didn't think I could get through the sad scenes.

Again, thank you, Lisa and thank all of you for showing me support and love.

Lisa Kumar said...

You're so welcome, Brenda! This story has touched a lot of cords within people. It had to do the same to you while you were writing it, lol.

Thanks for being my first Featured Author. And thanks again to everyone who stopped by.

Stacey Brutger said...

What a great excerpt! I have your book on my wish list, but I think I might have to move it up and buy it sooner!

Lia Davis said...

Sounds great! It's on my TBR list.

Brenda said...

Thanks, guys. I hope you all enjoy it.
Lisa, I finished reading BBTM last night. And oh...my...what a beautiful story! Absolutely beautiful. Your story is truly a love story--through and through.
I'm going to write you up a review tonight so look for it!

Lisa Kumar said...

Wow, that's one of the nicest things anyone could say, Brenda! So glad you liked BBTM. I'll keep an eye out for your review.

LP is still calling to me to finish it. I've just been waylaid by a nasty cold with unbelievable congestion, so I haven't felt like doing anything other than just trying to breath;(

A.S. Lane/ Ashlynne Laynne said...

Love's Prophecy is the beginning of the revolution of "The New Breed of Vampire." I LOVED this book. Can't wait for the sequels!

Christine Warner said...

Enjoyed the blurb, but LOVED the excerpt! I have my copy, just need to read it! Can't wait.

Congrats on your release Brenda!!!!

Brenda said...

I need to say it again--thank you all for stopping by and showing Mel and Breeana--and me--some love!

Sara said...

Loved the excerpt!!!