Dark Becoming
Dark Becoming

Dark Becoming

by J.D. Brown

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Schemes. Double-crosses. Evil incarnate.

Ema Marx is in a race against time. Or rather, a race against Apollyon. A powerful weapon--the legendary philosopher's stone--could tip the scale in favor of whoever gets their fangs on it first. For Ema, obtaining the stone is an uphill battle through love, alliance, heartbreak, and loyalty. Winning should mean the beginning of beautiful things, but the closer Ema gets to her destiny, the more uncertain her future becomes. Is it possible the prophecy was never meant for her? And why the heck doesn't morning sickness adhere to the rules of its own name?

Butt-kicking heroines, epic heartache, and pages that turn themselves abound in Dark Becoming, the third installment of the award-winning Ema Marx series by J.D. Brown.

Other books in this series includes:

Dark Heirloom (book 1)

Dark Liaison (book 2)

Athena's Oracle (book 2.5)

Dark Becoming (book 3)

The Warrioress (book 3.5)

Dark Ascension (book 4)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514115947
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/06/2015
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

J.D. Brown knows that vampires exist because she's dating one and no, he doesn't sparkle. A magnet for subcultures and weirdness, J.D. was that socially awkward girl with more fictional friends than real ones. As a child battling a hearing loss and Muckel-Wells Syndrome, J.D. found comfort in books where strong women always saved the day and got the guy. An obsession with Charmed, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer lead J.D. to believe that her mutated genes made her something more, not something less. Thus her stubborn flare to persevere was born. A lover of fine cuisine, coffee, and shoes, J.D. never understood why shoe stores don't serve Starbucks and soufflé. She resides in Wisconsin where she writes urban fantasy - aka vampires for adults - and has political debates with her dogs. She loves to hear from fans and is active on Facebook.com/AuthorJDBrown

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Dark Becoming (An Ema Marx Novel) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Best Isometric workout, ever. J.D. Brown’s Dark Becoming is a gut-clenching, white-knuckle ride from page one to the end, just remember to breathe every once in a while. Does Apollyon’s evil know no bounds? Will Ema and Jesu ever get their HEA? Are they meant to? Must Ema make a deal that will crush her soul to protect those she loves in order to defeat Apollyon? What of her baby? Anyone who has lived through 24/7 morning sickness knows, this is NOT what Ema needs right now when the final a battle may be imminent. Will facing Apollyon for the third time be the charm that ends his reign of terror? Will the Philosopher’s Stone work its magic for Ema? Heroes will fall in an epic battle of good vs evil. Who can Ema trust? How is she constantly deceived? Is this the final battle against Apollyon or just the tip of a new iceberg of pain? New alliances are formed, but to what end? Will Jalmari continue to be his father’s puppet or will someone else pull his strings? I need a nap, an emotional nap. J.D. Brown has kept this series running at top speed while taking us around dangerous curves, dark tunnels and bloody carnage, all because this author can write! This isn't a stroll on the dark side of the paranormal, this is a trip through the ultimate house of horrors where even one’s own reflection cannot be trusted to be real. Strong and vividly detailed scenes will place you in the moment, with gag-worthy sights, sounds and smells as this tale unfolds at breakneck speed. Like to live life on the edge surrounded by the good, the bad and the secrets of the supernatural world? J. D. Brown has your ticket ready and it’s called the Ema Marx Series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW! I think I was holding my breath through the entire book until the ending!!! As Ema and Jesu work with the Alpan crown to devise a way to defeat the evil Apollyon it seems like everything is working against them including Jesu's own brother prince Jalmari. Tensions run high through the entire book as more and more is revealed but it's when everything comes to a head in the end that things start to make sense. And those things certainly don't bode well for Ema and her future.  She definitely has a lot to learn if she wants to survive.  Her insecurities and refusal to be honest with Jesu over and over again drove me a little crazy. Not to mention that her hesitation cost lives but in the end she pulled it together to get the mission accomplished ... at least for now. The characters are very well done in particular the incubus Valafar. More than once he had me chuckling out loud at his cocky smartass antics. I don't know if he will end up being good or bad but right now he is my favorite character and I absolutely love every scene he is in. He is definitely mixed in with a bad crowd but I hope by the end of the series he finds some redemption. And the ongoing strain between Ema, Jesu, and Jalmari definitely kept me on my toes until the very end. With the fate of the world and the lives of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders Ema has some serious growing up to do in order to handle that burden. I for one can't wait to see what happens next and in my opinion Dark Becoming is Absolutely recommended!
kph21 More than 1 year ago
Wow! J. D. Brown has created another book that you can’t put down. You can’t stop reading. You have to turn each page because you’re mesmerized by characters, descriptions and the action that is taking place. Sizzle, unexpected twists, action abound in the third Ema Marx book. Jesu and Ema must find their way in their journey to end the terror of Jesu and Jalmari’s father. Ema knows that she’s not the “one” from Jesu’s premonitions and doubt fills her; doubts about her role in this fight, doubts about being pregnant, doubts about the love of her life. She’s got her hands full trying to figure out who to trust. Dark Becoming leaves you hanging on. I hope it won’t be too long before Ema Marx book 4 comes out!