Feb 3, 2007

Tanya Huff's Vicki Nelson TV Series Update

On LiveJournal author Tanya Huff talks about the filming, etc of the Vicki Nelson TV series - Blood Ties - which will be shown on Lifetime beginning March 11 at 9pm.

See her blog for more information.

Blood Ties trailer

Feb 2, 2007

Song in the Dark by P. N. Elrod

A favorite series of mine is The Vampire Files by P. N. Elrod. The setting is gangster ridden Chicago of the 1930s. Jack becomes enamored of a beautiful woman named Maureen whose bite causes his transformation into one of the undead. Book 1 is entitled Bloodlist. Below is my review of book 10 as printed in Library Journal.

Song in the Dark (The Vampire Files). Ace, September 6, 2005. ISBN: 0-441-01323-6 384p.

In the eleventh installment of The Vampire Files series set in 1930s Chicago, protagonist Jack Fleming fights inner demons as well as mortal bad guys. Whenever Jack uses the vampiric power of hypnosis to influence someone, raging pain envelops his mind and body. Eventually he realizes that its cause derives from the horrific torture he endured under the now deceased gangster Hog Bristow (see Cold Streets, Ace 2003). As it turns out some in the Chicago underworld are Jack’s buddies. In fact he runs pal Gordy Weem’s gang while Gordy recovers from mob related violence. As temporary boss Jack must solve the mysterious death of an entertainer at Gordy’s club Nightcrawler. Author Patricia Elrod knows how to pace the action without resorting to the use of cartoon characters. These characters (inlcuding vampires) are believable and many are a pleasure to know. This review is reprinted by permission of Library Journal. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Vampire Apocalypse Made for TV

According to FANGORIA Derek Gunn's novel VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE will be made into a TV series and a low-budget movie.

This is the first time I have heard about this 2006 novel. Has anyone read it?

Go to Fangoria for the full item.

Here is a description of the book: (from Amazon.com)
The war is over and the Vampires have won. The drying up of the world's oil resources leads to the fabled End of Days. Technology stagnates and communities grow ever more insular. With communication between cities lost and attention turned inward, the vampires rise from the shadows where they have survived for centuries and sweep across the globe. By the time word spreads it is far too late and Vampires enslave humanity and keep them in walled cities to breed. The Vampires are masters of the darkness but maintain control by day through the use of Thralls--humans who have been bitten but have not yet crossed over, and whose inhuman lusts make daylight as terrifying as night. In the midst of chaos, a small band of rebels lead a terrified existence, but their survival is threatened by the Vampire's new scanning procedures. John Harris is an ordinary man. Young and reckless, he is frustrated with the group's stagnation and pushes for one more daring mission. His recklessness has exposed the group--but it has also increased the size of their community. Now, as circumstances force them to take the offensive, and accompanied by a small group of professional Vampire assassins, John will make one last stand for humanity's survival in the Vampire Apocalypse.