Guest Post: J. D. Brown author of Athena’s Oracle

Of my September guests, I know J. D. Brown the least. One thing I know is she has a better grip on promoting her books on the internet than I do. If you don’t believe me, take a look at her Facebook Fan Page, where she has almost 900 likes. But I’ve been taking notes, and some of my notes have come from posts J. D. has made on the MuseItUp message board.

But enough about me. Let’s talk to J. D. about book serials, web series, and her newest project, Athena’s Oracle.

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What is a book serial?

Serials are books published in episodes or small chunks such as a chapter. This format allows the reader the unique experience of enjoying the story as the author creates it.

What is a web series?

Web series are episodes that are released on the internet, usually free for readers to access and enjoy.

Book serials were extremely popular in the 1800s and, thanks to e-books, blogging, and the internet, the trend is now making a speedy comeback in the publishing industry!

I invite you to check out my online serial book, Athena’s Oracle. Every 1st of the month, a new chapter is added, completely free for your enjoyment, and will continue to do so until the story reaches its conclusion.

AO mock cover 3 med sizeAbout Athena’s Oracle by J.D. Brown:

Leena’s ‘gift of sight’ secures her place as the next great oracle of Athena. Instead of being groomed for wifehood like other girls, Leena spends her days within the walls of the Acropolis, shuffled around by the clergy and doomed to be a virgin forever. Before her ascension, Leena decides to take matters into her own hands. With the help of her father’s book of alchemy, she casts an incantation calling forth her own personal hero. But when that hero turns out to be a rogue vampyre prince with a haunted past, Leena begins to question if her feelings for him are the work of divine intervention, or a love spell gone horribly wrong.

Athena’s Oracle is a prequel to the novels Dark Heirloom and Dark Liaison, also by J.D. Brown. Set in 4th century B.C.E., Athena’s Oracle chronicles the romance between Leena and Jalmari during the very early trials of their immortal lives.

Begin reading Athena’s Oracle here.

Once Upon a Vampire author pic 2012About J.D. Brown:

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.

Follow J.D. Brown on her website, facebook fan page, and blog.

10 responses to “Guest Post: J. D. Brown author of Athena’s Oracle

  1. Hi Eric. I tried to comment before but I’m not sure it went through, so just in case, hello again. Thanks for having me today. I welcome questions and discussion and will be back a little bit later to answer any, 🙂


    • Hi J.D. Your comments were waiting for me to approve them. You’ve had a lot of page views, but not many comments yet. Maybe if I ask a question, others will follow.

      Not including your own books, what is your favorite and least favorite urban fantasy?


      • It’s hard to pick. I read a lot and as you might have guessed, I love to read urban fantasy. There are a few that stick out in my mind more than others. Charlene Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series is one, also Darynda Jones’ Grave books,


    • Hi HFBrainerd,
      My serial is posted on my website, and I found out you can pretty much promote a free web serial just like any other book – with guest blog stops, announcements on social networks, word of mouth, etc. Of course, it helps that I have two novels and two years worth of a platform already built up. In fact, I decided on the serial format mostly as something new to try for my fans while working on my third novel.


      • I agree it helps to have other published work. Now that I have a book coming out, I’ve noticed a renewed interest in my previously published short stories.


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