Tag: P.N. Elrod

Many Bloody Returns, edited by Charlaine Harris

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A solid anthology, with some great short stories from the worlds of Sookie Stackhouse, Harry Dresden, the Morganville Vampires, and Women of the Otherworld. All the authors were given the topic of vampires and birthdays, and the results range from humorous to bleak, from light-hearted to disturbing. If you’re a vampire fan, this is your anthology. For 16 and up, but most are targeted at adult readers.

 

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My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding, by P.N. Elrod, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, L.A. Banks, Rachel Caine, Lori Handeland, Susan Krinard, Esther M. Friesner

A neat short story collection somewhat constrained by the wedding motif. But fans of Jim Butcher and Charlaine Harris will enjoy more from these authors, and some of the lesser-known authors have amusing offerings as well.

Strange Brew, by P.N. Elrod, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Karen Chance, Charlaine Harris, Faith Hunter, Caitlin Kittredge, Jenna Maclaine

This short story collection is stronger than Wedding, since it is not linked by a theme, and the first two, by Patricia Briggs and Jim Butcher, are terrific. There is also work by Charlaine Harris, and I greatly enjoyed the story by Rachel Caine. A fun read.

Lady Crymsyn, by P.N. Elrod

A hard book to quantify. It’s a shortish book with a larger font, which made me think it was YA, but the content is fairly gory and the sex is explicit, so adults only. Mostly it’s a mystery – and a pretty good one – set after Prohibition, so it feels hard-boiled. But it also has an element of fantasy thrown in as our detective is a vampire. It’s a later book in a series, but I had no trouble following along from scratch. Recommended mostly for mystery fans.