Woo hoo! I'm feeling pretty good tonight. Months of hard work, short sleep, and setbacks you don't wanna know about are past!
My first foray into the world of ebook publication has officially begun; I've uploaded a "reprint" collection of some of my favorite short works to Smashwords. It's called the P.N. Elrod Omnibus - The Lunch Time Reading Series, and was inspired by the fact that I like to read over lunch, and a short story is just the right length to get me through a sandwich with trimmings.
It's quite a collection, spanning 15 years of writing, containing a number of different genres. Many have been out of print for more than a decade. Yikes!
All of the stories got a fresh new polish and several had some detailed tinkering and rewrites. In the case of the space opera, it got a slight change of title and doubled in length.
Fans of the VAMPIRE FILES will be happy to know that I've included an a ALL NEW JACK FLEMING STORY! Yay!
DRAWING DEAD was originally a 5,000 word scene that took place in THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, but even as I finished the scene I knew it wouldn't fit in the overall book. While it slowed the plot flow in TDYK, it works just dandy as a stand-alone story.
Smashwords has this 132,000 word collection available in a number of e-reader formats, and can be downloaded to your computer.
If you don't have, say, a Kindle or Nook, not to worry, you can download the reader software for FREE from their websites. I have both on my laptop and can read either just fine!
About 20% of the book is available to sample read, and I think that includes the entire first story, A NIGHT AT THE (HORSE) OPERA. It's still one of my personal favorites, where vampire Jack Fleming meets Harpo Marx--and some nasty debt collecting mobsters!
Yes, this is intended as a series. As I get more stories finished, and as others come available for reprint, I'll be doing more of these collections. They may not be quite this long, but ya never know!
Hope you enjoy!