Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Dark Liaison By J.D. Brown: Character Interview


Dark Liaison (An Ema Marx Novel 2)

By J.D. Brown

Release Date: May 31, 2013

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Tagline: Being a Romani-Vampyre with an ancestor who wants you dead isn’t normal. Neither is this sequel.


Blurb:  Ema Marx wishes her life would go back to normal, but there’s nothing normal about being a Romani-Vampyre with an ancestor who wants you dead. Apollyon is back, wreaking havoc on the lives of everyone she cares about while plotting her demise.

            Ema thought she would find a new best friend in her trainer, Bridget, until the exotic vampire vies for Jesu’s attention. Jesu can date who he wants, right? Ema has more important things to worry about, like honing her powers. When Apollyon’s thugs appear out of the shadows to attack her, Ema knows it’s time to take action. But everyone else has other plans in mind.

            One thing is for certain, being under house arrest in the German vampyre king’s castle was not part of her plan to save the day.


Buy Links:

·         Muse It Up Publishing (all eReaders)





Dark Heirloom (An Ema Marx Novel 1)

By J.D. Brown

Release Date: March 31, 2012

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Tag Line:  She wasn’t bitten. She’s not undead. So how did Ema Marx become a vampire?


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…


Buy Links:

·         Amazon (Print & Kindle)

·         Barnes & Noble (Print & Nook)

·         iTunes (for Apple products)

·         Smashwords.com (all eReaders)



Hello, my name is Prince Jesu ta Korento. I am a vampire from Finland and star in the Ema Marx series by J.D. Brown. I play a supportive male role in the first book, but my role grows with the series. It looks as though I’ll be your guest today. Thanks for having me on your lovely blog, Laurie.
Prince Jesu in a Castle

Tell us about your family. 

My family is of royal vampyre blood. My father fought his way to the crown by slaughtering the leader of his clan and many years later married my mother who was princess of her clan. The marriage was arranged as part of a peace treaty. My brother, Jalmari, was born soon after and then I came along. It is not easy being the son of a tyrant, but I managed slip past most of it. It was my brother who got the worst of my father’s strict discipline.

What was the scariest moment of your life?

There is a moment in Dark Liaison where my father manages to capture Ema. You have to understand, I am sworn to protect her life and I love her deeply, and my father means her death. When I found out what had happened, my heart stopped and for a second I could only see red. I thought I would lose her. That was the scariest moment of my life.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I never really thought about it. Times where very different when I was child. First, I just wanted to be loved. I had thought I was an orphan for a long time since my mother and uncle hid me from Father by raising me as a slave. That’s how I was spared from his rubrics. Once I learned of what I was, and that I had a family, my only aim was to belong and please them. I never had to worry about such things as money or food and shelter, being the Princes’ little brother. I was taken care of.

What is your favorite meal?

I’m a vampire, so my only dietary choices are blood and occasionally flesh or raw meat.

Do you play any sports?

Does competitive pinball still count as a sport?


If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?

To Bridget. I did some awful ungentlemanly things to her, letting her fall in love with me when I knew my heart already belonged to Ema. And I suppose I should apologize to Ema too, for the same reason.

What would we find under your bed?

Probably an array of art supplies, old charcoal sketches, and forgotten socks.


What is something people would be surprised to know about you? 

I’m very good at shurikenjutsu.


Oh, it looks like we’re out of time. It has been a pleasure to meet you all. I know J.D. will make herself available to answer questions. If you have any, feel free to leave them in the comments for her. Thank you.



Author Bio:  J.D. Brown writes Urban Fantasy for MuseItUp Publishing, as well as a monthly “how-to” newsletter column for PDMI Freelance Publishing. She graduated from The International Academy of Design and Technology with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and currently lives in Wisconsin with her two Pomeranians. J.D. loves paranormal characters; from vampires and werewolves, demons and angels, to witches and ghost. She is a self-proclaimed expert in vampire and Greek mythology. Her writings are often a combination of suspense and romance. J.D. enjoys helping her fellow writers and interacting with her fans and leads an active life on the web.


Author’s Social Network Links:

·         Website    ·     Twitter  ·    YouTube Channel  ·   Amazon Profile

·         GoodReads Profile  ·   Blog

Video Trailers:

·         Dark Heirloom Book Trailer


1 comment:

J. D. Brown said...

Hi Laurie, thanks again for having me and my books on your lovely blog. The interview was a lot fun. We'll have to do this again in the future.