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P.N. Elrod

(Born 1954)
P.N. Elrod published her first novel in 1990. She has co-edited a number of anthologies and plans to do more. In between the novel work, Pat is polishing her script writing skills.  “I’ve several original projects in mind for screenplays, including scripts for my own novels. The story-telling demands are different for a visual medium, but that’s right up my alley.  When I write, I tend to run a film of the action in my head, so doing scripts is just an extension of that for me. Learn more at P.N. Elrod’s website.

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The Vampire Files

The Vampire Files — (1990-2009) Omnibus editions are available. Publisher: Jack Fleming’s thirst for beautiful women turns him into one of the undead and this vampire-newsman spends the rest of his days hunting down the person who tried to kill him.

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The Vampire Chronicles: Vampires and gumshoes

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THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES Vol 1: BloodList, LifeBlood, BloodCircle by P.N. Elrod

The Vampire Chronicles compiles the first three books in P.N. Elrod's series featuring Jack Fleming who, in case you haven't deduced by the title, is a vampire.

What makes this series different from most other recent vampire novels is that Elrod combines an old familiar trope with something familiar but not usually associated with vampires: noir detectives. Her characters are believably of the gumshoe type and include those hopeful yet gray sensibilities that were products of that era. That is easily Elrod's strength, so if you're a fan of the pulps and radio dramas (Elrod even references The Shadow multiple times throughout the novels), this is perhaps ... Read More

Strange Brew: Something for everyone

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Strange Brew by P.N. Elrod (ed)

The theme of Strange Brew is witchcraft. This anthology features nine well-known urban fantasy authors, each with their own spin on the theme. Some of these stories feature well-known characters. Others focus on characters who are secondary in the author's series, or characters who are entirely new. Glancing at the table of contents and doing a little mental math, most of the stories are around 40 pages, give or take a few. (The longest is Karen Chance's at just under 60.) As is always the case with anthologies, I had my favorites and my less-favorites, but if you like urban fantasy, there will probably be something here for you.

"Seeing Eye" by Patricia Briggs: A werewolf enlists the help of a blind witch to help him find his brother who has been kidnap... Read More

More by P.N. Elrod

Jonathan Barrett, Gentleman Vampire — (1993-1996) Publisher: A young upstart, Jonathan Barrett is sent to London in 1773 for his college education. There he meets Nora Jones, an unearthly beauty whose lovemaking talents entrance him — even as she drinks his blood during their nightly trysts… Forced by impending war to return to America, Jonathan stands ready to spill his blood for his country. But Nora’s kiss has left him craving the blood of others — for all time…

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I, Strahd (Ravenloft) — (1993,1998) Publisher: To win the hand of the beautiful Tatyana, Strahd Von Zarovich, the ruthless leader of the darklords, will do anything, even enter a pact with Death that must be sealed with the blood of his young and idealistic brother, Sergei.

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Ethical Vampires — (1996-2004) With Nigel Bennett. Publisher: Once he was Lancelot du Lac, Knight of the Round Table, and his lady was an incarnation of the Goddess. Now, as ethical vampires in the 1990s, they are caught up in a deadly race to save mankind and a renewed quest for the Holy Grail.

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Stand-alone novels and anthologies edited:

P.N. Elrod The Time of the Vampires fantasy book reviewsThe Time of the Vampires — (1996) With Martin H Greenberg. Publisher: In this all new anthology, 18 of todays top authors take a bite out of vampire lore with their own nightmarish visions. From a vampire blessed by Christ, to the truth about Oscar Wilde and the Bow Street Runners, such acclaimed authors as Tanya Huff, P.N. Elrod and Lois Tilton are among the writers brave enough to take on these thirsty lords of the night.


P.N. Elrod Dracula in LondonDracula in London — (2001) Publisher: The legendary vampire stalks the streets of historical London in short stories by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Fred Saberhagen, Tanya Huff, Nancy Kilpatrick, P.N. Elrod and Nigel Bennett, Gene DeWeese, Bill Zaget, Julie Barrett, Judith Procter, K. B. Bogen, Amy L. Gruss, Catt Kingsgrave-Ernstein, Brad Sinor, Elaine Bergstrom, Jody Lynn Nye, Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, and Gary Braunbeck.


The Adventures of Myhr P.N. Elrod The Adventures of Myhr — (2003) Publisher: CAN A MYHR MORTAL SURVIVE SUCH PERIL. His name is Myhr-rhymes with purr!-he’s half-man, half-cat, and all-adventure, traveling the multi-verse with Terrin, a twisted wizard who’s into techno-raves and obscene T-shirt art. Displaced from Earth by a travel spell gone bad, they’re heading home, bouncing from one bizarre planet after another. Their latest hasty escape has landed them on a world with a lethal magic problem. While Myhr sings Beatle tunes for their supper, Terrin tries to get them an Astral Plane road map-only there’s a catch. All the magic has vanished from Rumpock City, along with nearly all the magicians, the catastrophe linked to an uncanny black fog that rolls through town each night. Trying to pick up clues, Myhr is picked up himself by the gorgeous lady Filima, a devious and not-so-very-bereaved widow in need of a fall-cat. It’s up to Myhr to find where the magic went before Terrin’s own powers are drained dry, leaving him worse than dead and the rest of the planet going to Hell in an express-mail handbasket.