- File Size: 591 KB
- Print Length: 207 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tin Town (September 3, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 3, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0095O151A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #534,815 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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Skye Martindale is shy and withdrawn but she has a secret.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!!
The idea that God is dead and the Devil is running wild is one that the characters in Vile Blood have every reason to embrace. Deputy Sheriff Gene Martindale and his sister, Skye, lost their parents to unspeakable violence when Skye was still a toddler and Gene hardly into his teens. More recently, Gene's wife and their unborn child were killed in a most gruesome manner by two members of a cult, leaving Gene, his young son, and a now seventeen-year-old Skye to cling together as a family unit. But as horrific as their past is, their future holds far worse. When four men passing through the town decide to give Skye a hard time - or worse - one night as she's walking home from her job at the town's diner something in her snaps. Something monstrous, powerful, and evil. Something Skye always knew on some level was there, but which she'd fought desperately to keep contained. Something she calls The Other.
Confronted the following morning with the resulting abattoir-like scene along the side of the road, Gene knows he's looking at something he's seen before and had hoped to never see again. Something he knows was caused by his sister. Something he has no idea how to deal with, but knows he somehow must. Unfortunately, things go from worse to screwed when the Sheriff of the neighboring county, a man who worked the Martindale family crime scene 15 years prior, also realizes there's something familiar about the carnage and, upon finding Skye's broken glasses amongst the gore, makes the connection between the two massacres.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 12 months ago by L.A. Otts
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 morePublished 16 months ago by R T Twinem
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 19 months ago by KDM
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 morePublished 22 months ago by J. Conway
Good story. I could not put book down. wanted to see what happens next. I can not wait for the second one to come.Published on January 15, 2014 by happy reader
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 morePublished on December 13, 2013 by Tech2
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 morePublished on October 22, 2013 by JeWellen
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 morePublished on August 9, 2013 by Mgriff2@msn