Monday, October 22, 2012

Reviewed: Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson 5 out of 5 Rating...

Full Blooded
Born the only female in an all male race, Jessica McClain isn’t just different—she’s feared. After living under the radar for the last twenty-six years, Jessica is thrust unexpectedly into her first change, a full ten years late. She wakes up and finds she’s in the middle of a storm. Now that she’s become the only female full-blooded werewolf in town, the supernatural world is already clamoring to take a bite out of her and her new Pack must rise up and protect her.
But not everyone is on board. The werewolf Rights of Laws is missing text and the superstitious werewolves think that Jessica means an end to their race. It doesn’t help when Jessica begins to realize she’s more. She can change partway and hold her form, and speak directly to her wolf. But the biggest complication by far is that her alpha father can't control her like he can the rest of his wolves.
When a mercenary who’s been hired by the vampires shows up to extract information about the newly turned werewolf only days after her change, they find themselves smack in the middle of a war and there's no choice but to run together. When it’s up to Jessica to negotiate her release against her father’s direct orders, she chooses to take an offer for help instead. In exchange, Jessica must now swear an oath she may end up repaying with her life.
Blooded was the first book that I read from Amanda Carlson and I knew that she had me before I was even finished that prequel novella. But I was still unprepared for how totally hooked I would be with Full Blooded.

It never fails to surprise me when I read a book from a new-to-me author and it blows me away. I love when a writer is able to capture me through the story and characters. Especially when I get so engrossed in a story that several hours pass without me being aware.  Full Blooded is definitely one of those book!!  

What a story....I loved every single thing about this book from the entertaining story to the intelligent writing to the interesting characters. I did not want to leave this world created by Amanda and cannot wait to return to it in the next book!!

WOW....Full Blooded was filled with some serious male sexiness, both Alpha and Beta shifter sexiness~Rourke *sigh* James *sigh* Tyler *sigh* Danny *sigh* Nick *sigh* and let's not forget Callum *sigh*   I am so looking forward to learning more about these characters and I hope to continue to read about them through out this series.  I am totally invested in Rourke and Jessica's HEA. I cannot wait to see where Amanda leads them,  especially after that ending.  Jessica is such a great character and I instantly loved her. Oh...that sex scene was HOT.. HOT..HOT..!! ;) 

I do understand why some readers felt that this book read more like a set~up to Book #2, but I personally didn't get that feeling while reading the book. It definitely kept me on the edge and there are still many questions left unanswered, but I really enjoyed how the story played out. I was left wanting more and greatly anticipating the next book.  Which I think shows that this book was a great start to an AWESOME series. 

Definitely going into my TBR pile to be reread. 5 out of 5 rating. 

Normally, at this point, I would list some of my favorite quotes from the book~but for Full Blooded~I decided to do something different. At the end of the book there was an interview with Amanda Carlson and I loved the answers she gave to these questions:   

*****May contain SPOILERS*****
Rourke is a powerful character and so gorgeous. But so is James. Why did you pick Rourke for Jessica's mate?   I love James. There are no two ways about it. But Jessica demanded something different. The standard issue Pack member, even a strong, capable one, wasn't going to suffice. She's a one of a kind wolf who needed an original mate. Rourke is amazing and sexy, and he's completely devoted to her. Jessica hasn't gotten to explore him....yet, but when she does, there will be no question in the reader's mind of why he's The One. 

Will we ever find out what Rourke is? Absolutely! But don't get your hopes up too soon. 

What's next for Jessica and Rourke?  Jessica and Rourke are in for some extreme adventures together. But first Jessica has to fight an evil Goddess to get him back, and if that's not bad enough, trouble manifests itself in a whole new form~one that Jess and Rourke had no idea was coming. 

This is an additional question from an interview posted at The Bookaholic Cat blog. Click HERE for the full interview.
How many books are planned for the Jessica McClain series? Right now I'm contracted for three, but have a rough story arc for at least three more. I'd also love to write some spinoff books with characters (I'm hoping!) you fall in love with. I love this world and I'm so excited to show Jessica and her family to the world.

****ARC provided by NetGalley~Thank you so much!! :)


  1. Great review. Never heard of this book or author. Sounds good.

    1. Thanks!! I had never heard of her before either and then I saw other reviews on Goodreads from people I follow that said they loved it!! I am so glad I read it~I am hooked now!! LOL :)