Guest Blog: Brenda Dyer


Did that get your attention? LOL, I bet it did.

Now that I have your attention I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Brenda and I’m a writer, reader and a chocoholic. Oh, and I love bacon.

I’d like to take a moment to thank Lucy for allowing me on her blog. I promise not to do anything stupid–well too stupid.

I was going to talk on and on about my debut novel, Love’s Prophecy, but then I changed my mind. I’d like to talk about foreplay.

LOL, not oral foreplay before intercourse. I’m talking about foreplay between the characters that leads up to the sex scenes.

For me, the foreplay lead up is as important or even more so than the sexual act. The conflict and build up of sexual tension between the characters can be a huge turn on if written properly. I love the frustration they feel when near each other–how they want nothing more than  to tear each other’s clothes off.  I love the excitement, the newness.

Oh, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy hot, sweaty sex scenes, but how the characters interact beforehand is essential to making those scenes fulfilling–at least for me.

I think why I enjoy the foreplay before the foreplay is because it reminds me of when I first met my husband. The newness and excitement–the rush. It was like a drug, lol. So now I experience that high through characters in novels.

What about you? Do you enjoy the foreplay before the foreplay?

I would like to give away a free copy of my novel, Love’s Prophecy to one commenter.


Love's ProphecyDark 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 have 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.

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Brenda DyerAbout the Author:

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

Twitter: www.twitter.com/brendaMDyer

25 Responses to "Guest Blog: Brenda Dyer"

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  1. Kerry-Ann McDade

    March 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    It always amazes me how people can be so open about sex. I really enjoyed reading the guest post and might give it a go on my blog. Being more open not the foreplay part.

    Your novel sounds amazing Brenda and yes I have to agree. I love the sexual tension between two characters when they just want to rip each others clothes off and everythings new.

    🙂 Really Really loved this guest post! 🙂 Thanks x

  2. Casea Major

    March 21, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I love the foreplay as much as the sex scene, Brenda. The tension building for me is the most exciting part. I love when the crackle of chemistry sends me into a reading frenzy, turning those pages to reach ultimate satisfaction.

    I don’t like it when the couple has sex too quickly in the story. It deflates the tension for me.

  3. Ella Quinn

    March 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Hi Brenda, I agree the tension build up is a must, both in stories and in real life. Great post.

  4. ChristineWarner

    March 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    You are so right Brenda…sexual tension is a romance is a must. The internals characters have when they are thinking or near the other….the way they talk, think, body actions…love it. It’s a must have build-up before the actual love scene. If you don’t have it, then the love scene is flat.

    Great post….and an even greater Blurb!

    Congrats on your book!

  5. Maggie O'Malley

    March 21, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    You are correct. Two foreplays are better than one. LOL

  6. Sheri Fredricks

    March 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I’m like a conventional oven. lol I need preheating before the big scene.

  7. Melissa Limoges

    March 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Great post, Brenda! To be honest, the tension, build up and foreplay hook me more than the actual love scenes at times.

    Continued success with your book!! Can’t wait to read it!

  8. Nikki Barrett

    March 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Great post! and such a good point! The budding tension that gets bigger and bigger is such an anxious time!

  9. Brenda

    March 21, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Kerry-Ann, thank you very much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.

    For me, the sexual build-up has always been more thrilling to read than the actual sex scenes themselves.

  10. Brenda

    March 21, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Casea, thank you for coming by!

    As I read your comment, I was nodding. We think alike! Oh, and I love the word, crackle! That says it all.

  11. Brenda

    March 21, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Hello, Ella. Thank you for visiting. And yes, the build-up is a must not only in stories, but in our real lives too.

  12. Brenda

    March 21, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Christine, thanks so much for stopping in and visiting.
    I’m glad you agree. I love knowing what each character is thinking and feeling and how they react.
    LOL, sometimes it’s funny as they try so hard to deny what they are feeling.

  13. Brenda

    March 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Maggie, LOL!!! Yes, two foreplays are better than one!
    Thank you for coming by!

  14. Brenda

    March 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    LOL…LOL…LOL, Sheri–awesome!

  15. Brenda

    March 21, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I totally agree with you, Melissa. Thank you for visiting. I really appreciate it.

  16. Brenda

    March 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Hey, Nikki! I’m happy to see you here. Thank you for coming by. LOL, did the title grab your attention?

  17. Lia Davis

    March 22, 2012 at 12:15 am

    I like the foreplay, too. The sexual tension and build up before they finally give in to each other. Great post!

  18. Stacey Brutger

    March 22, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I agree with Melissa. I love all the tension and build up. The hightened emotions, the cat and mouse chase, is what it’s all about!

    Nice post, Brenda!

  19. Marika Weber

    March 22, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I’m one of those weird people that love the sexual tension between two people and they do not have to consumate their relationship in the book. I have a very vivid imagination so I don’t necessarily have to read it. That said, I love steamy, sexy scenes. Just not in the first chapter.


  20. Brenda

    March 22, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Lia, thank you so much for coming by and leaving me a comment. I love comments!
    Glad you liked my post.

  21. Brenda

    March 22, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Hello, Stacey! Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment.
    So I think it is safe to say we all like the foreplay before the foreplay, lol.

  22. Brenda

    March 22, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Hi, Marika. So happy you stopped by.

    I don’t have to have actual sex in a romance either. As long as the sexual tension is high and written well then I’m satisfied!

  23. Lisa Kumar

    March 22, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Sexual chemistry and tension is a must. I don’t care about the actual sex that much. I just want all the good stuff leading up to it!

  24. Brenda

    March 22, 2012 at 2:28 am

    I totally agree, Lisa. It is the sexual chemistry and build up that makes the sex scenes hot in my opinion.
    Thank you so much for stopping by!

  25. D'Ann Linscott-Dunham

    March 23, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Great job!

    Foreplay is so important in romance!