Vampire huntress Sonja Blue is back, taking out her fury on the Pretenders and blood-drinkers who masquerade among the living. But her hunt is attracting attention: Morgan, the monstrous father who transformed her 20 years ago wants her to join him, and Sonja has found her existence entwined with that of a mortal man. Part of her wants to love this mortal and the Other within her, wishes only for his death, but when dealing with monsters such as Sonja, where does love end and enslavement begin? The answer is In The Blood.
In The Blood is the sequel to Sunglasses After Dark, acknowledged as one of the first Urban Fantasy novels, burst upon the fantasy/horror scene in 1989, garnering wide-spread critical praise and winning the Horror Writers Association’s coveted Bram Stoker Award, as well as the British Fantasy Society’s Icarus Award. Out of print for several years, Premier Digital Publishing’s edition of Sunglasses After Dark and In The Blood have been extensively revised and edited by the author and are now considered the preferred texts. The next eBook in the Sonja Blue series, Paint It Black is scheduled to be released by PDP later this year.
“Nancy Collins… has crafted a vision of the undead, fanged bloodsuckers that is steeped both in the rage, alienation and aggression of punk, and the rich, homespun vernacular of the rural Southern storytelling tradition.” – Paper
“If there is such a things as a splatterpunk masterpiece, Nancy A. Collins has written it.” – Asimov’s Science Fiction
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“A street poetess of pain and rage, Nancy A. Collins has cast an undeniable shadow across the tradition of dark and fantastic fiction.” -Cemetery Dance Magazine
“[Collins’] prose sings—now moody, now graphic, now scattershot, now lyric; her characters are ready to step off the page.”- Mystery Scene
“Collins has created a unique vampire in a very strange world that looks a lot like our own.” – Science Fiction Chronicle