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Wild Blood ebook

by Nancy Collins


Nancy A. Collins has authored over twenty novels and novellas and numerous short stories, and worked on several . Surprisingly the ending to this book is rather gentle. Which is a bit odd for those of us familiar with Collins's other works; she is not one for a happy ending

Nancy A. Collins has authored over twenty novels and novellas and numerous short stories, and worked on several comic books, including a two-year run on Swamp Thing. She is a recipient of the HWA’s Bram Stoker Award and the British Fantasy Award, and has been nominated for the Eisner, John W. Campbell Memorial, and World Fantasy International Horror Guild Awards. Which is a bit odd for those of us familiar with Collins's other works; she is not one for a happy ending. Compared to the rest of the book the ending was actually very positive and sweet. Overall it was an okay read.

by which I do not mean humorous, but trashily explicit and violent. They're like B-movies in print.

Haunted by violent dreams, Skinner Cade discovers there's a wolf in his. by which I do not mean humorous, but trashily explicit and violent. She's best known for her Sonya Blue vampire series, but in Wild Blood, Collins takes on werewolves. After his parents die, college student Skinner discovers that he is actually a werewolf.

Skinner slid it open to find Rend standing with a bundle of mismatched clothes and a pair of Chucks. I dug up something for you to wear. ed himself in the badly wrinkled ironic t-shirt and skinny jeans, but decided to ditch the scarf. There weren’t an exact fit, but at least he wouldn’t be bare-ass naked. Just as he finished tying his Chucks, the rest of the group showed up, lugging instruments and sound equipment

Following the death of his beloved mother, young Skinner Cade discovers he was adopted.

Following the death of his beloved mother, young Skinner Cade discovers he was adopted.

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Skinner Cade always felt he wasn't like the others in his small Midwestern town

Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. Well, to be quite honest, I could NOT put this book down. I found it to be a very entertaining book and it was VERY well written. I used to own this book until it was stolen from me and I'm very sad that it was. Every time I read it, I see something I didn't see before!

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Download eBook "Wild Blood" (ISBN: 158846878X) by Nancy Collins for free. About the Author: Nancy A. Collins is author of Sunglasses After Dark, Darkest Heart and Dead Roses for a Blue Lady in the acclaimed Sonja Blue series. She is a past recipient of the Bram Stoker and British Fantasy Iecarus Awards. In Wild Blood, she brings her unique take on the supernatural to the werewolf myth. Ties into the novella "The Nonesuch Horror" in Dead Roses for a Blue Lady.

Nancy A. Collins (born September 10, 1959) is a United States horror fiction writer best known for her series of vampire novels featuring her character Sonja Blue. Collins has also written for comic books, including the Swamp Thing series, Jason Vs. Leatherface, Predator: Hell Come A Walkin and her own one-shot Dhampire: Stillborn. Collins was born in McGehee, Arkansas, United States

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Lilegha
I'll read any werewolf novel once, and Wild Blood was not as bad as some I've read. The story is about a teen who suddenly discovers he's a werewolf after his adoptive parents die and he begins investigating his past. The action is pretty constant throughout the story, though it's hard to summon much sympathy for the main character (i.e. I've already forgotten his name). After reading through other reviews, no one else mentions him by name either. Probably because the characters in this story are one-dimensional and not very well developed. You are thrust into the action in a sink-or-swim manner of pacing. If you like mindless gory violence, this might be the book for you. However, if you prefer character-driven stories where readers can really get into the mind of the characters and sympathize with them, this is definitely not your book.

I notice most reviewers cite the author's Sonja Blue series, which I've never read, so I can't compare the writing style (however the character of Sonja Blue has a cameo scene near the end of the book). The werewolves in this book are not hero-types or good guys. They commit brutal acts of violence because of an inherent 'violent' tendency which is explained when the main character is initiated into the local werewolf 'gang' (i.e. their preference for rape as opposed to consensual sex, which even main character is not immune to). I think overall, the book woould have been more engaging if there was at least one Good Guy to balance the overwhelming number of villains or anti-heroes that proliferate the story-- especially Cheater, the teen's mentor who befriends him in prison. As the story progressed, I found myself uninterested in whether or not the "hero" eventually came to a good end. While mildly entertaining, this was a book I could put down easily and pick up something else to read because I wasn't able to become involved in the story.
Dagdalas
I read this book for the first time about 20 years ago and loved it! The way Nancy describes the characters is so vivid you instantly get wrapped up emotionally to them. It's a constant rollercoaster of emotion and action from the beginning. I've read it at least 5 times, it's that enjoyable.
Amerikan_Volga
There is an updated ebook version the author prefers. Too Late! Already read this one. Bought it at a used book store.

Skinner Cade finds out he’s a werewolf the hard way . . . by doing hard time in a south Arizona prison. After eating a goodly portion of the inmate population (and a non-trivial number of guards), he busts out during a riot and disappears into the desert. He joins a pack of werewolves who fancy themselves a rock band called Vargr. They teach him how to werewolf, but he soon realizes that being Wild isn’t all it’s been advertised to be.

Writing was good.

Background information was good.

Character Development was good.

If you’re into bestiality-rape and gore, this book is right up your alley. I’m not into the former at all, but I was able to forgive it because there is a reason for it. It doesn’t get in the way of the story at all. I found her take on werewolves to be different from every other werewolf story I’ve read or watched in the theater.

Once I got past the first 50 or so pages, it was hard to put down. The only reason I stuck with it past those was because I found the writing good and could tell she was building a much larger story arc.

My only serious gripe is that she crammed in too much information at the end. The backstory needed it, but I would have preferred experiencing it instead of reading an info dump that answered all the dangling questions Skinner had.

4 out of 5 stars for the print version.
Cordaron
I really love Nancy Collins' writing; I was excited to read one of the few books of hers that I haven't read. I loved her Sonja Blue series and even loved the books I read outside that series, for example "Angels on Fire". I have got to say though "Wild Blood" is not one of her better novels. It is an okay read but she has written much, much better stuff than is found in this book.

In this book Skinner, who starts the book as your typical college student, finds out (through a series of disasters) that he is a werewolf. Skinner ends up immersed in an uber-violent society as he tries to figure out what it means to be one of these super powerful creatures. Skinner works to find a place for himself in this new lifestyle as he struggles to maintain the morals he was raised with.

Those of you who have read Collins before know that she doesn't pull punches when it comes to violence. She is one of the few writers who can occasionally make me nauseous with the violent and perverse turns that her novels take. So, if you don't like violence (I am including both blood and guts violence, humiliating violence, and sexual violence in my violence statement) I would stay away. There is nothing beautiful about this novel, it is very, very dark..oh and did I mention violent?

The pace of the story is pretty good and actually keeps the reader very engaged. Skinner is not the most engaging or interesting character ever, but he has a uniquely down-to-earth yet tormented personality. Most of the surrounding characters are not at all likable. The book, unfortunately, is very predictable. The blood and violence, there is a ton of rape and other sexual violence in this book, was less necessary to the plot than in other books of Collins that I have read.

Surprisingly the ending to this book is rather gentle. Which is a bit odd for those of us familiar with Collins's other works; she is not one for a happy ending. Compared to the rest of the book the ending was actually very positive and sweet.

Overall it was an okay read. Nothing extraordinary. A good book to read for Halloween. For those paranormal lovers, this book definitely tends more to the horror side of things. There is definitely not a focus on romance or supernaturals as misunderstood members of society. Personally, if you want to read Nancy Collins I would start with the Sonya Blue Collection, it is much better.
Wild Blood ebook
Author:
Nancy Collins
Category:
Genre Fiction
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Publisher:
NEL (New English Library); First Paperback Edition edition (1993)
Pages:
240 pages
Rating:
4.5
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