Friday, March 6, 2015
Crossover Cover: Lifeblood
Jack Fleming, a vampire P.I. in Chicago, meets fanatical vampire hunter James Braxton, who possesses a copy of the Necronomicon. The appearance of Lovecraft’s Necronomicon places Jack Fleming in the CU. All of Elrod’s vampire series are set in the same universe. Fleming was bitten by Maureen Dumont, who was herself turned by the title character of Elrod’s Jonathan Barrett, Gentleman Vampire series, who met Lucie Manette and a young Percy Blakeney in Elrod’s story “Death in Dover.” Barrett was himself turned by Nora Jones, who also turned Quincey Morris, as seen in Elrod’s novel Quincey Morris, Vampire, a sequel to Stoker’s Dracula that has already been included in the CU via a reference to Colonel Sebastian Moran. Quincey Morris, Vampire also has an appearance by Lord Richard d’Orleans from Elrod and Nigel Bennett’s Ethical Vampires series.