Jonathan Barrett - Gentleman Vampire

Jonathan Barrett - Gentleman Vampire

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by P. N. Elrod
     
 
Jonathan Barrett - Gentleman Vampire
by P.N. Elrod
An EBook Omnibus of four novels:
Red Death
Death and the Maiden
Death Masque
Dance of Death

Jonathan Barrett burst on the scene in 1993, and now all four of his novel-length adventures are available together for the first time in this omnibus from DarkStar Books. The author's revisions

Overview

Jonathan Barrett - Gentleman Vampire
by P.N. Elrod
An EBook Omnibus of four novels:
Red Death
Death and the Maiden
Death Masque
Dance of Death

Jonathan Barrett burst on the scene in 1993, and now all four of his novel-length adventures are available together for the first time in this omnibus from DarkStar Books. The author's revisions to the original manuscripts have added over 120 pages of new material to the saga!

It's 1773 and 17-year old Jonathan Barrett is eager to leave for college in Boston--and lose his virginity--perhaps not in that order. His imperious mother has other plans though, sending young Jonathan headlong into life-changing adventure in far away England. There he meets the bewitching and irresistible Nora Jones, a society beauty who gladly initiates him to the arts of love.

Though many handsome young men pay court to the secretive Nora, Jonathan is her favorite, at a price. He unknowingly pays it--in blood--to the woman he loves more than life itself.

When war and revolution threaten his family, he sails home to Long Island--to tragically die at the hands of a neighbor turned rebel and thief.

But Nora's dark gift does not allow Jonathan to rest long in his early grave; he returns to the world of the living confused, terrified . . . and hungry.

Follow this newly-made vampire's dangerous journey through the darkness of death, war, and undying love in this ground-breaking, critically acclaimed series by P.N. Elrod.

Editorial Reviews

Publisher's Weekly
"This entertaining first installment in a new series by the author of The Vampire Files offers deft touches of wit, beauty and suspense."
Starlog Magazine
"Fascinating subplots, humor and action."
LOCUS Magazine
"Characters are well-drawn, the good and the bad ... The book's chief joys are the voice of Jonathan and the portrayal of Tory life during the American revolution."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012611499
Publisher:
DarkStar Books/Britton & Knowles
Publication date:
05/24/2011
Series:
Jonathan Barrett , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
294,698
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

P.N. Elrod has sold more than 25 novels and as many short stories to various publishers since 1988. She is best known for her on-going urban fantasy series, The Vampire Files, featuring wisecracking undead PI Jack Fleming. Jonathan Barrett was introduced in book three, Bloodcircle, and Elrod always intended to give him his own series to explain his origins. These four novels are the result.
In the mid-90s she co-wrote the Richard Dun, Vampire books with actor/director Nigel Bennett, who played the fascinating but evil vampire Lucien LaCroix on TV’s
Forever Knight.”
In 1998, she won the Lord Ruthven Award for Best Novel with A Chill in the Blood. She’s edited several award-winning anthologies in the paranormal and urban fantasy genres: My Big, Fat Supernatural Wedding – Pearl Award for Best Anthology, 2006; My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon – Pearl Award, Honorable Mention 2007 Strange Brew – Pearl Award, Honorable Mention, 2009
In 2011 P.N. Elrod was awarded with the prestigious Pioneer Achievement in Vampire Fiction from RT Book Reviews Magazine.
She continues to write, breaking into the steampunk genre with an upcoming new series, On Her Majesty’s Psychic Service, in 2012.
More about her toothy titles may be found at: www.vampwriter.com

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a long-time fan of Elrod, and primarily of her vampire fiction. The unique era and presentation of this main character are bonuses in this day and age of "everything Paranormal Romance." However, cons to this story for me was the time it took to see our hero become a vampire (made impoetant by the title), immersion in the era's politics (some what pointless to the main 'vampire' plot) , and simply what felt like pages and pages of story that was entirely superfluous to anything at all that drove the plot. And the sudden insertion of a certain college days indiscretion a book later? I felt a little cheated by that, much like a detective novel with a hidden character never before mentioned being the culprit of the crime. There are heavy open ends in certain characters lives as the story closes and expect a 'you picture what happens next' ending. As I said, this story is worthy, though it isn't Elrond's best. Do give it a try!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago and have the hardcover edition. Was thrilled to find it for my nook. A very well written vampire story set in a very formal time period that I enjoy. Would recommend to others in a heartbeat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago