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Vile Blood [Kindle Edition]

Max Wilde
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Book Description

One of Spinetingler Magazine's Top 10 Books of 2012


Terror has left Skye Martindale muted and stunted for most of her seventeen years. Terrified of the dark Other that lives within her. The Other that must be suppressed and controlled. At all costs. Then one night an act of random violence unleashes a savagery so ferocious that she is forced to face who--and what--she really is.

Fear and grief have ravaged Deputy Sheriff Gene Martindale, leaving him cold and remote, haunted by the lies he has told the world--and himself--about his foundling sister. But now the lying is over and he has to protect his young son from Skye. Even if that means killing her.

For five long years Junior Cotton--the twisted sadist who slaughtered Gene's wife and unborn child--has been a caged animal. Now he's broken loose and he's coming after Gene and his sister. To take revenge and to reveal the truth about Skye. A truth that will damn her for eternity.


"A hugely bloody and highly original horror novel. The sequel simply can't come quick enough." Peter Dragovich - Spinetingler Magazine Top 10 Books of 2012 

"Beyond horror.
One of the most intense, graphic books I have ever read. The imagination of Max Wilde is a thing to behold." Elizabeth A. White - Florida Times-Union

"Fast, bloody and evil. A compelling horror novel that leaves one looking forward to the sequel." Literra Magazine

Tough and ruthless. A book to devour." WDR2 (German national radio)

"Horror at its finest" Zauberspiegel

"An absolutely fascinating horror novel." Berliner Kurier

"Characters you care about, a nasty wit and a strange kind of charm. Can't wait for the sequel." - Jack Ketchum 4 X Bram Stoker Award-winning author

"True stomach-churning horror that takes no prisoners." - Dave Zeltserman, author of Monster & The Caretaker of Lorne Field

"Savage, bloody and gruesome. I need to know what happens next." Mack Lundy - Africascreams

Max Wilde is the pen name of award-winning crime writer, Roger Smith.
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Product Details

  • File Size: 591 KB
  • Print Length: 207 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tin Town (September 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0095O151A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,185 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I first read Roger Smith's writing in Ishmael Toffee and knew I wanted to read more by this author.

I love horror - well written horror, that is, and I have discovered a new (to me) favorite - Roger Smith writing as Max Wilde.

Even though I love horror, I usually am not into demonic fiction. But "Vile Blood" is different enough in the way Wilde handles the story, that he captured my interest from page one and held it to the very end.

This is a rootin' tootin' gorefest so be warned if you happen to faint at the mention of blood - or guts (lots of guts) - or people being torn into smaller and smaller pieces. And then eaten. Be warned.

Skye is a great character, appearing in a cardboard box at the side of the road as an infant and manifesting at different times throughout the book as The Other. And there is her adopted brother Gene, a Chief Deputy Sheriff trying to protect his county and his family. And I love Gene's son, Timmy and his Creepshow episodes.

There are dastardly really bad guys in this book. There are people that are bad that you end up rooting for. There are good people. I really hope there is a sequel to this novel so we can find out more about the lives of the Martindales.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I read a lot so when I got my hands on my first Roger Smith book I was really excited to find such an amazing author. Then I read Ishmael Toffee, a novella, and could easily say Roger Smith was in my top ten. His newest novel VILE BLOOD is a horror, written under the name Max Wilde, and he just leap-frogged his way into my top five favorite authors.

I love horror, the really good juicy kind. Jack Ketchum, Brian Keene, Richard Laymon. They are the kings of horror in my mind and I just added Max Wilde to that list.

VILE BLOOD is not for the squeamish. There's blood, gore and violence. Things that will make you cringe. But if you enjoy biting your nails to the quick while you read, this is the book for you.

Skye Martindale is shy and withdrawn but she has a secret. When she's attacked by a group of men her secret is awakened. She loses everything she cares about, but it's out of her control. Or is it?

I loved her character and was cheering for her the whole way, but the real star of this book was in the villain. Junior Cotton. I won't say much about him, I don't think I could do him justice. You need to check out this book and find out for yourself.

This is a must read for horror lovers. I hope Wilde doesn't stop with just this one. I actually may go back and read Vile Blood again. It's that good!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vile blood January 15, 2014
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Good story. I could not put book down. wanted to see what happens next. I can not wait for the second one to come.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Overall good read. December 29, 2012
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I purchased this as an ebook for my Kindle Fire. Overall I enjoyed this book. I found it to be engaging; however, there were some issues. The main distraction was spelling. There were many misspelled words, which I find to be very annoying. Also, the death of one character was confusing. As I read on, there seemed to be two different descriptions of how the death of the character in question occurred. This was not a big issue for me, but it did cause some initial confusion and lead me to go back and re-read some sections. The story was good overall and flowed well, but I would have liked more detail. There wasn't enough gory details for me, but I might be on the far end of the spectrum. Anyway, I would recommend this to anyone looking for an easy to read horror story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Horrifyingly brilliant! December 18, 2012
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I am an anti- horror reader......but read vile blood as I love roger smith writing. What a treat! I really enjoyed it. The characters are interesting, gross, disgusting and vile! Felt my stomach turn a few times, especially when Preacher man was on the scene.
Can't wait for the sequel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars vile blood December 10, 2012
By chanel
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very good read everyone should check it out. i really enjoyed this book. Max Wilde is truly an excellent writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vile Blood November 5, 2012
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Vile Blood is am awesome thriller/horror book. I started reading and had a very hard time putting it down. I continued to want more. Max Wilde wrote an amazing book. I gave Vile Blood stars because I absolutely love this book. I recommend this to every one who loves a horror/thriller book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Skye is the Limit October 31, 2012
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I am the account owners husband (Mike)

This book catches you pretty quickly and once your in you won't get out. Three lives intertwined in ways these three main characters couldn't imagine. Vile blood takes you on a roller coaster of emotions among "other" things. Well written and well done by Roger/Max.

If you want to be scared in a new way check this one out!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars a monster within
Skye gets attacked by four men out on the desert one night, but only Skye survives. What not only killed all four men, but tore them to pieces? Read this book to find out!
Published 3 months ago by L. A. Otts
3.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable and fun horro read with an eclectic list of characters.
I see this book as a very modern interpretation of the Jekyll and hyde theme. Shye our flawed hero has the beast "The Other" within her and if she cannot control him he... Read more
Published 7 months ago by RT Twinem
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I usually don't read these kind if books but this one was very good and kept me interested and scared at the same time.
Published 10 months ago by KDM
5.0 out of 5 stars I want more Skye and family.
Minus the poorly edited story I am wanting more , more and more of this tale. The plot is familiar but creatively different an unique. Read more
Published 13 months ago by J. Conway
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking Forward to Sequeal
This book immediately captures your attention as Skye is introduced as a shy and purposefully withdrawn young woman. This demeanor allows her to control the "other". Read more
Published 17 months ago by Tech2
5.0 out of 5 stars Max Wilde is WILD!
Wow! I did NOT expect that! This tale hits the ground running an d just never stops. Although the progression of events were predictable the author was able to make it work in his... Read more
Published 19 months ago by JeWellen
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I really enjoyed reading this book. I have never read any of Smith's other books, but I will now. The story delves into areas of horror that some people don't want to... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mgriff2@msn
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a vampire-books guy here
[Review updated]

If you enjoy vampire stories and books about supernatural monsters with some religious twist, please stop reading here - I'm very unlikely to provide... Read more
Published 21 months ago by M. Massenzio
4.0 out of 5 stars The Monster Within...
I typically shy away from gory books and reading the reviews, I was unsure about this one; however, I did not find this book to be an over-the-top gore fest. Read more
Published on May 8, 2013 by Calamity Jane
4.0 out of 5 stars Adventurous, both with form and content.
It's hard not to admire's Roger Smith's love for risk and experimentation. ISHMAEL TOFFEE was bold enough, but this is quite something else. Read more
Published on April 26, 2013 by Benoit Lelievre
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More About the Author

"Roger Smith writes with the brutal beauty of an Elmore Leonard in a very bad mood." THE WASHINGTON POST

Roger Smith's thrillers MAN DOWN, SACRIFICES, CAPTURE, DUST DEVILS, WAKE UP DEAD, MIXED BLOOD & ISHMAEL TOFFEE are published in eight languages and two are in development as movies in the U.S.

His books have won the GERMAN CRIME FICTION AWARD and been nominated for SPINETINGLER MAGAZINE BEST NOVEL awards. He also writes horror under the pen name Max Wilde.


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