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A teenager finds himself walking through a nightmarish world where the most popular speed metal band of the day changes into werewolves more frequently than they change keys. Alternately terrifying and darkly humorous, Wild Blood combines the entire mythology of werewolves with a hip rock-n-roll sensibility.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 2nd 1993 by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Craig
Nov 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Curt Siodmak never pictured Lawrence Talbot having days like this... Despite having perhaps the most awful cover of any paperback horror novel ever (which is saying something, I know), Wild Blood is a pretty good werewolf novel. I wouldn't rank it up with the Sonja Blue novels, but it does have some seriously creepy sections interspersed with some wry dark humor. It's also a very '90s-style punk rock story. There are some graphically violent sexual scenes, so anyone triggered by such should avoi ...more
Althea Ann
I really like Nancy Collins for fun, not-too-serious horror novels...
by which I do not mean humorous, but trashily explicit and violent.
They're like B-movies in print. 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. A local werewolf gang (who are also a rock band)
finds him and expects him to join up with them, but he is shocked by
their brutal, sadistic behavio
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Josh
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, own, read_2020
Werewolves, fantasy, an intriguing and well defined lore, and a bevy of blood – that’s some of what you can expect from reading Wild Blood. Oh, and there’s plenty of sex, murder and mayhem…

I was really impressed with this interesting and entertaining take on the werewolf sub-genre. Despite the synopsis leaning towards the hack and slash with ghoulish afterthoughts, the story itself is actually one of redemption and discovery. Skinner Cade is a lone wolf character (get it?) who eventually finds
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Red Lace Reviews
When tragedy befalls Skinner Cade, he sets out to discover his origins - just who was his biological parents? Unable to keep his temper in check, his search soon takes a detour as he lands himself in prison, where an incident results in an all-out bloodbath. A monster resides within Skinner, one he's unsure how to handle, and when he's introduced to the world of the vargr, he's not even sure he wants to learn of his ancestry.

(WARNING: This review contains MAJOR spoilers.)

This was an impulsive bu
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Amanda
Mar 10, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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 ar ...more
Redsteve
A decent read but not as good as the author's "Sunglasses After Dark". Wild Blood exists in the same world as many of Collins' books - a world where the "Pretending Races" lurk in the shadows, feeding on and manipulating humanity in secret. I was happy to see her write a werewolf novel. While the Vargr are mentioned in her other books, they rarely appear - vampires, and to a lesser extent, demons and seraphs get top billing. Hell, even ogres get more of a part. Like Nancy Collins other works, th ...more
Thomas
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't see where I can leave a book review for knuckles and tales by Nancy Collins.so I will leave it here. . I just finished this in a few days here in northern Michigan in covid quarantine. Collins is a very twisted little lady. she is also fantastic. I only recently discovered her work in the horror anthology book thrillers. the knuckles book has 15 short horror stories. book comes in at 339 pages. you can see that her stories are clearly influenced by her being born in Arkansas. she loves i ...more
denudatio_pulpae
"Zew krwi" to moje pierwsze spotkanie z autorką. Poszukując krwistych horrorów o wilkołakach natknęłam się właśnie na tę książkę. Opowiada ona o Skinnerze Cade, samotniku szukającym własnej drogi życiowej, a poszukiwania te okazują się być zaskakująco krwiste i futrzaste.

Skinner Cade zawsze był inny niż wszystkie dzieciaki. Po śmierci matki dowiedział się, że jest adoptowany i wyruszył w podróż aby poznać prawdę o sobie. Niestety szybko wpadł w tarapaty i wylądował w więzieniu, gdzie dwóch oprys
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Johanna
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this year's ago when it came out and I thought I had imagined it and when I recently found it again i was like oh yeah this was as fucked up as i remembered. High gore, cannibalism, rape and werewolf racism.
Karissa
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)
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Tim Seabrook
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Skinner cade anothet monstrous, Nancy A collins Character with sympathetic heroic persomality traits we can all associate with! rdespite being a were wolf through in with other momsters Namcy A Collims' Man chatacter Skinner Cade exhibits some really positive persomality traits that make him imto tne utimate hero in they

way he deals with tjhe awful hand of cards he's been dealt with! Cade has such heroic properties tne reader can empathise with him and despite.his mksadventires the reader can r
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Eden Celeste
Feb 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite werewolf book, and by far one of the most brutal books I have ever read. This is not for the easily bothered, and even contains some subject matter that I find shocking and disturbing, but I think that this very fact makes this book all the better. I can't say too much more without giving the book away, but I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys horror novels.
kenneth a rankin
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty good book.

I give this book 4 out of five stars only because of the native characters in the late part of the story could have been introduced earlier in order to learn more about them and their mythos
Ralph Carlson
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read. Liked it a lot.
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Nancy A. Collins (born 10 September 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. She lived in N
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