Thanks for having me today. I’m excited to be on Let’s Get Booked! I’m J.D. Brown and I’m here to tell you a little bit about my Ema Marx series…
Mankind has never been alone on this planet. As humans evolved from ape, so too did another species—Nephilim, man’s nocturnal carnivorous cousin. The two species met and resulted in cases of human-nephilim hybrid offspring that would later become vampires.
The origin of the nephilim was lost before written history as their aggressive behavior led to their extinction. But their offspring lived on. Led by a fearless king, they built a world that dominated the humans. They impersonated the gods and were worships as such with gifts of blood sacrifice.
But the vampire king was too greedy and too merciless, even to his own kin, and they plotted his dismiss. After his death, the vampire nation drifted into the shadows until they were eventually forgotten and coined a myth. Ema Marx never saw them coming.
The above is a little insight to my world of vampires and the foundation for which I have built my novel, Dark Heirloom. As you can imagine, I love history. I’m fascinated by the ancient gods and mythos. I love thinking about how paranormal beings can fit into our world, where they come from, and what history of their own would they have?
Sure, I know it’s fiction. But it’s fun to think about and it’s something I’ve always wanted to explore whenever I read a good urban fantasy or paranormal romance. I love the diversity of vampires, especially when they can be thought of as a living breathing species, as in the case of my vampire characters in Dark Heirloom, or as another example, like the vampires from J.R. Ward’s The Back Dagger Brotherhood, or even the vampires from Melissa De La Cruz’s YA series Blue Bloods.
The readers go on a journey with Ema and discover this dark hidden reality that isn’t too far past her own back yard. It’s a wild ride that sews together science, history, mythology, and magic in a totally new breed of vampire urban fantasy.
Dark Heirloom (An Ema Marx Novel)
By J.D. Brown
Blurb: “You’re a vampire” is so not what Ema Marx wants to hear when she wakes from a two-day coma in a cryptic yet exquisite castle in northern Finland. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like why she’s able to see in the dark and walk through solid objects. What she doesn’t understand is why the other vampires expect her to have all the answers. It’s their fault she turned into one of them…right?
Jalmari’s hatred for his old-man intensifies when he’s ordered to bring that troublesome girl to their castle. He has a clan to run, there’s no time for babysitting newborn vampires no matter how they were converted to their culture. But when a two-thousand-year-old premonition threatens to take the crown and his life, Jalmari sees no other choice than to take out the catalyst. Ema Marx. Fortunately for Ema, she could also be the clan’s only savior.
The race to figure out her vampiric origins is on. And maybe she’ll get the hang of the blood-drinking gig along the way…
Dark Heirloom is available in print and ebook from:
Look for Dark Liaison, the sequel to Dark Heirloom, coming 2013.
About the Author:
J.D. Brown graduated from the International Academy of Design and Technology with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her two Pomeranians. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, her writing is influenced by the multicultural urban society of her youth which she continues to visit each summer. J.D. loves paranormal characters; from vampires and werewolves, demons and angels, to witches and ghost. Her writings are often a combination of suspense and romance.
J.D.’s books are available in e-book formats from Muse It Up Publishing Inc. and major e-book retailers. She loves to hear from readers. You can reach her via email to DarkHeirloom@gmail.com or visit her website at http://authorjdbrown.com