Full Blooded

Full Blooded

by Amanda Carlson
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Melhay More than 1 year ago
Jessica wakes to severe pain and the one thing she never thought would happen to her. She's changing...into a werewolf. There are no female werewolves, except Jess. Females don't change, except now Jess has. Now Jessica has to worry about controlling her wolf half or not be allowed to live, not a good sign to have a wild wolf and her first unexpected change doesn't go so well. Jessica is already rare as a female in the wolf world but to shift, unheard of. Just being female has stirred up the people in the supernatural world, spreading rumors and myth she is evil and will bring down the pack. Now? Jessica will fight that it's not going to happen, but now things might change with Jessica's shift...along with her human life she's fought to have. When Jess changed she tore up her apartment, bad. Of course the police were called and Nick, her business partner and best friend, made it look as a break in instead of a break out. But the cop on the case is not a fan of hers, and suspicious of her physical talents. She needs to keep the secret of being full-blooded werewolf from others as they believe her to be Cain's daughter, yet her newly born wolf is strong and ready to take the lead. Jess can't stay at the compound with her father and the pack as that would stir the pack wolves up and more suspicious, and has to get back to her alias life away from the pack, as Molly Hannon, hoping no one suspects her being Jessica McClain. I feel for Jessica as her human world collides with the supernatural world, with the wolf she's becoming. Stirring up trouble that only can be handled by humans but caused by wolf strength, which is difficult to explain. Jessica keeps getting deeper as she learns how powerful and special her wolf is. There are many great secondary characters added to the mix. Danny. He's so loyal and knows his place, yet he says things that are fun to lighten Jessica and make her smile. I loved meeting him in Blooded, and still love him here. We have Tyler, her twin brother. Very strong, and similar to their dad. James... aw, he is special and I can't mention much more other than he's Jessica's dads number two, and close with the family. Then we have a hired hit men as well...and the one and only Rourke. Um, I'll stop there as you will want to see what happens with these two, as it's unexpected for both. I REALLY like the wolf world created! The old lore's and connection to Lycans. Great set up, and finesse in playing the story out. We learn through the book of the werewolf ways and history as we go. It's given in pieces at exactly the right moment, not over told in a long history class. Which makes this read a fast one, along with the action and movement going on. This story is full of action and pounding. I wasn't sure where the story would unfold to with Jessica's first change, but found I greatly liked the way things were playing out. Jessica tries to uphold her human persona while it's falling apart with the knowledge of her change. And that there just might be more to her, a lot more, than anyone had ever thought. Everything in Molly Hannon's simple human life is changing, as Jessica McClain comes into her own on all levels. This is one Pack I'm definitely following and howling with. In the end we are left with our mouths hanging open, and scrounging for the next book. So many wants in the end. And Hot Blooded is a must read as soon as it's available! Amanda has definitely figu
Falln2books More than 1 year ago
Wow. Just wow. Full Blooded blew me away! I had high hopes for this book, and it did not disappoint. Carlson delivers a unique twist on werewolf lore with this novel, and I could not get enough! This book has it all: nonstop suspense and action, steamy romance, a likable narrator/heroine, and complex characters. I have been looking for a series to replace Kelley Armstrong's the Otherworld series since it ended, and I think I've found my match! This is one book that fans of the paranormal cannot miss. Jessica is a strong and intelligent leading lady. She reminds me vaguely of Elena Michaels from Armstrong's series (the independence and strength), but at the same time, she is her own character. She is fiercely loyal and loves her family more than anything. She wants to fight, and sometimes she is stubborn and doesn't have the best ideas, but she's no idiot. She knows what she's doing, and she makes things work for her. Jessica, like Elena, wants to live a normal life, and that's where the similarities end. Jessica wasn't changed against her will. She was born a werewolf, but they thought she'd never change. She grew up at the Compound with other werewolves, and many of them hated her because she was different. The book begins with the intense scene of Jessica's first change. Speaking of her change, Carlson introduces Jessica's wolf to us early on as well. The wolf lives inside of Jessica and seems to be its own entity. It communicates with Jessica, though it is a lot more animalistic than Jessica's human side is. The wolf acts on instinct alone, and watching Jessica learn to balance her two sides is entertaining to say the least. I really loved the wolf. She adds a lot to this story. The male characters are all interesting in their own ways. Each character is complex and has his own personality. There are many different types of shifters, but since Jessica is in a male dominated world, most of the characters are male rather than female. That doesn't mean Jessica is a skank, it just means that there are lots of men in her life. I enjoyed getting to know a little bit about each man Jessica knew, and I can't wait to learn even more about them. None of the characters were flat. Even the secondary characters stood out as unique and intriguing. The plot is intense and action-packed. I could not put this book down! Poor Jessica can't catch a break. It seems like everyone wants her dead. She doesn't fall apart, though. She holds it together and does what she has to do. As for who the bad guys are, Carlson kept me guessing. There are so many people sticking their noses in Jessica's business, that I couldn't figure out who to trust and who not to. Along with the mystery, there are tons of fight scenes and a few steamy romance scenes as well. This book isn't heavy on the sex or romance, but there are some hot scenes for the romance lovers. The ending ties up a few plot lines from this book (the main ones) and opens up some new ones for the sequel, which I can't wait for. Fans of Kelley Armstrong, Chloe Neill, and Patricia Briggs will love this series. If you haven't tried any of those authors and you're curious about this book, give it a try. You won't be sorry!
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: This book throws you right into. The opening scene is Jessica as she is changing into a wolf for the first time...something that never should have happened. She's way past puberty (she's 26 years old) and yeah, she's a female. In this world, females do not become werewolves. And that's just the beginning of the complications to her shift. This was a fabulous story. I was only going to read the first few pages of the book and several hours later, found myself closing the book completely and totally in love with the story. Jessica is a great heroine. She fought tooth and nail to achieve her own life away from the Pack when it became apparent that she was not going to become a werewolf. Now suddenly all that is threatened. In the real world, she runs a PI agency with her best friend Nick under an assumed name. No one from the Pack, besides a select few, know that the Alpha's daughter has been living only 2 hours away. She's always been regarded with suspicion because of her female status and the superstition surrounding a female werewolf which is part of the Pack lore. There is a great, great, great cast of characters and I truly loved all that they offered to the story. *Tyler- Jessica's twin...before his werewolf days, they had a telepathic connection. That's back with her change and I really liked their connection and how he keeps her emotions tethered. He's a fabulous alpha in his own right. *Nick- Jessica's partner. Another shifter, but of a different sect, he knows Jess's past and why her normal life is so important. She's always acted as his human liaison in the business. *Danny- Head of Pack security. I loved that he was the first to recognize Jessica's power and gives hints of just how powerful she is. *James- Irish...big...completely sexy. Enough said. YUM...oh, and he's the second in command after Jessica's father. *Zane- Jessica's father and Pack Alpha...I like that there is a separation for him of these two entities and that he can act as her father against what is good for the Pack *Rourke- Cat-shifter mercenary with some serious sexy vibes. I loved what his story adds to the book. He's an almost complete unknown (as far as details about his history and what he's willing to do) but what I see of him, I really, really, REALLY LOVE! *Jessica and her wolf- I have to mention them as a character because they are two separate entities in her head. I love their conversations especially when it comes to the guys in her life. Jessica doesn't like to give herself over to her wolf, but I loved that there were times when she recognized and accepted the need to do so. I am not normally a huge Urban Fantasy reader. As a romance reader, I find the lack of an HEA either heartbreaking or infuriating (depending on the book). While this book definitely followed the Urban Fantasy model with no HEA in this novel, it was still good. I was thrilled with the level of romance and found myself extremely satisfied about the ongoing story line and where it progressed in this single novel. That almost NEVER happens with me and Urban Fantasy books....Well done, Amanda!!! April, 2013 (when Book #2 is released) cannot come fast enough! Great start to this series!!! I received a complementary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Along with its extremely sizzling cover, Amanda Carlson's debut novel captures the essence of urban fantasy with a little extra spice! From the spunky teen readers may have met in the series' prequel novella, Blooded, to the strong, independent woman introduced in Full Blooded, readers will be beside themselves in appreciation for the newest tough-chick heroine. Jessica McCain, assertive and a bit headstrong, is the first and only female werewolf. She left behind her life in the compound of superstitious wolves who believe she's the Daughter of Cain and took on a new persona for safety. With her first werewolf change every precaution her father, the pack's Alpha, put in place is obliterated and life becomes as dangerous as walking in unfamiliar territory. Fortunately, Jessica has friends and blood relatives in her corner. Her strong relationship with her father, her twin brother Tyler, best friend Nick, and other loyal pack mates adds to the story's appeal. With the hand Jessica was dealt, where everything could fall to pieces in seconds, its a pleasurable fact to know that there can be moments of warmth or camaraderie in the plot. It doesn't take long to become obsessed with Jessica and her wolf. After Jessica's supernatural world is initially established there are so many exciting developments to follow that it becomes hard not to rip the book's pages from turning too fast! Urban fantasy is taken to an extraordinary level and only gets better with hardcore action and the expectancy of romance. Amanda's take on pack law, inter-species relationships, and supernatural lore is fresh and worth more exploring in the next Jessica McCain installment, Hot Blooded. *Review based on ARC won in Author/Publisher sponsored giveaway*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carlson has some great ideas for this genre and I'm looking forward to reading the second book!
Mayarc87 More than 1 year ago
It was a delicious read - like my favorite cupcake with chocolate and strawberries delicious :D So I had no other choice but to devour it. And I enjoyed every minute. Jess is great heroine who is not whinny or full of low self-esteem. She is strong and can defend herself and the ones she loves without second guessing. Ray - the pain in the butt detective - even though he is an ass I like him and the extra drama he brings to the story. I cannot wait for the continuation of Jess journey, March is too far away ;( PS: I got an ARC from a contest on Facebook by the author and her publisher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Will be an awesome series. Can't wait for the others.
LilyElementBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Jessica McClain is the only female werewolf born, and hasn't experienced a shift her entire life so she never thought it would happen. She separated from her family (pack) so she could lead a normal human life. Imagine her surprise when her shift beings and she doesn't know what to do. This throws her back into her pack's life to talk to her father, the alpha, on what she should do. Since she never carried the shifter gene that would allow her to shift, no one really had a plan of action if it came about. There is also the myth that has followed Jessica since she was born, that a female werewolf would bring destruction to the pack. Naturally that has turned some of her pack mates against her from the start, though most had relaxed since she grew into adulthood without shifting. When news gets out about her new found ability, everyone is in an uproar and is out to get her. I honestly regret not reading this book sooner. It's been sitting on my bookshelf for the past year waiting for me. The world building is excellent, and the story sucked me in from the first page. The characters are enjoyable and I was wondering who would be the love interest. I was hoping for the hunky second in command when he was first introduced. It leaves off on a cliffhanger of sorts, and I already know I'll be reading Hot Blooded, book two in the series, next so I can see what happens. I recommend this book if you're looking for an engaging read with werewolves.
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Love this book. So well written. Jessica is such a strong female. Love the plot.
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CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars! This review contains spoilers!!! “OH MY GOD SHE’S A WEREWOLF!!” “THE CURSE IS TRUE!!!” Ok, so that pretty much sums up the gist of this book. Jessica shifts into a wolf, females aren’t supposed to be able to do that. Apparently there is a curse foretelling of a female shifter and that prophecy is true on many levels. I did enjoy this book to a degree, that’s the reason why I didn’t rate this book lower than I did. But overall I thought that the book was lacking. Don’t get me wrong, with the way that the book ended, I will be looking for the next book in the series. However, I do feel let down with the overall story line of this book. *Received an ARC for honest review*
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LolitaV More than 1 year ago
I have had this book on my to-read list for so long and I just knew I was going to like this book. I even requested a copy from Netgalley a long time ago and then also bought the paperback. So because I got a copy from Netgalley. I decided to finally read this as part of my Netgalley November challenge and I am glad I finally got around to reading this book. I love a good werewolf book, although finding a good werewolf book is usually a bit of a problem. There are so many clichés in the genre and it's hard to find something enjoyable and original. Full Blooded is a really enjoyable urban fantasy book with werewolves and makes it's the kind of book that makes me realize again why I love both urban fantasy and werewolf books. Ofcourse there are some clichés that you find in every werewolf book, but there are enough unique details to and the world building is done really well. The beginning immediately sucked me in, but after that there are some slower pieces too. There are moments when I loved this book, but also some scenes that where okay. There is a scene towards the end with some other supes trown in that just didn't do it for me, but then again slightly before that was a nice twist and I am curious how that twist wil play a part in the next book. This book is focussed on story, world building and a lot of action. I liked the characters, but soon it's obvious those aren't the focus of the story and while I liked Jessica, I would've liked getting to know her a bit better, because I stil felt like we didn't really know her. There are some scenes where she behaves a bit stupid and she was a bit too hot headed sometimes in my opinion. The side characters get quite some attention too, but again I would've liked learning more about them, although I have hopes that wil happen in the next book. The world building is done really well and those of you who follow my reviews for some time know how much I love world building. The world building is done really well in this book and it's obvious the author put a lot of time in thinking about the story, even though there is still a lot to learn about the world, this first book already had a lot of world building, mostly focussed on the werewolves. While some may think this bogs down the story and I think it really riches the world. And I can't wait to find out more about the world in the next books! To conclude: I really enjoyed this book, although some parts are a bit cliché and predictable this was a really enjoyable read that makes me remember again what it is I love about urban fantasy and werewolf books. The focus is mostly on the story, action and world building and I felt like there could've been a bit more attention for the characters. The world building is done really well and I already ordered the next 2 books because I am really curious how this series will progress.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Must-Read for Fans of Urban Fantasy AND Hot Sexy Men!                                                                     OMG!  I picked this book up on the recommendation of a friend and once I started it, I didn't want to put it down!  It's the 1st book in Amanda's Jessica McClain series and I'm so glad that there will be more of this story and characters to enjoy! Jessica McClain is one kick-ass heroine!  She's had a very difficult time fitting in her entire life and being bullied and in danger has been the norm.  She's the ONLY female full-blooded werewolf in existence and once she turns, her pack should rally around her and protect her.  However, her pack, including her own father, is not unanimous in supporting her.  It seems there  is the Cain prophecy that Jessica is fated to be the end of werewolves.... AND werewolves can be very superstitious.....  Rourke is our sexy hero.  He starts out as a client of Jessica's PI business and evolves into... well you'll have to read this book to find out! IF you like paranormals, shifters, and/or urban fantasies, this is a MUST READ!  Did I mention that there's a plethora of  uber-sexy males in the pages of this book?  Amanda's word building and characters are extraordinary.  I was especially impressed with the originality of this story. LOL!  I have Book 2 ready to go...  Highly Recommended!  5 Stars!!!!!
ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime More than 1 year ago
Stunning start to a series!! I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. Time to get comfy and enjoy the ride folks, as this book is going to take you to places you've never imagined. What happens when you mix a strong-willed young woman, a cop with a vendetta, a jilted Goddess, several packs of werewolves, vampires, witches, and a whole mess of other supernatural creatures? You get one heck of an entertaining read ahead of you. Take everything you ever thought you knew about supernatural beings (supes) and toss it out the window, as Ms. Carlson has turned much of the genre on its ear. Jessica and her brother Ty are the only children of Callum, Alpha of the largest & strongest werewolf pack in the world, located in the upper 48 and Canada. Jess has been causing tension since the day she was born, because she is the only female wolf ever to be born, at least as far as werewolf history tells it. A few days after her birth a letter was sent out talking about the 'Cain Curse,' which alleges that Jess' birth means the eventual annihilation of the Pack. Of all Packs in fact. When she makes it through puberty without ever turning things start looking up a bit for her, and talk of the Cain Curse dies down. Or at least it did until she unexpectedly changed one night, scaring herself and her father to no end, as her wolf called out to him as the change began. Callum shut down the call so that the pack couldn't hear it mere seconds after it began, but that was enough to stir up talk. Within a few short days everyone who knows what has happened realizes there is simply no way to keep a lid on the situation. And there are other problems adding to the situation as well. In short order all hell breaks loose, and suddenly Jess finds herself being torn from her family in the midst of a fight. And to her dismay the role of rescuer is being filled by none other than Rourke, a cold-blooded mercenary who had wanted Jess, or something from her, all along. If Jess thought her recent life had been complicated she was in for a very rude awakening, as true chaos was mere moments away. Chaos on every single level of her life, from family relations, to Pack status, to her love-life - all assuming she survived the next few days. This books is a wild romp through Carlson's fertile imagination. While at times she may seem to draw on aspects of other famous paranormal series, Carlson always puts her own distinctive trademark stamp on each element of the story. Though some questions are resolved, there are still plenty of answers yet to be unearthed in the next installment.
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lbrychic More than 1 year ago
Okay, I really don't know why it took me so long to read this after I bought it in January. Full Blooded just reaffirms my love for shifter novels. Jessica is the only female born to a werewolf so of course something out of the ordinary has to happen to her. The story starts off with the unthinkable. She turns into a full blooded werewolf. She's a force to be reckoned with and hasn't a clue as how she's done certain things. Strong female character. The way the book ends makes you want to read the next one immediately. Can't wait to read the rest of the series. Hopefully Carlson won't cut the series short like other have that I've enjoyed in the past.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Full Blooded (Jessica McClain #1) by Amanda Carlson  Not only was Jessica McClain born the only female of the werewolves but the first Lycan seen in thousands of years. Shortly after her birth, the Cain Prophecy surfaced.  Stating: “As a female in Wolf Skin rises, the unborn Daughter of Cain is born; In her the beast shall lie, well hidden in True Form; And from this day forth, the Wolves of the Night shall pay; Blood and flesh of their bones, her mighty hand shall slay; The end of the race will close at hand; When the Daughter of Evil rules the land.” Adolescence went by without Jessica shifting so the wolves became less wary of her.  However, still being feared she decides to leave the compound where her father is Alpha and assume the identity of investigator Molly Hannon.  Unexpectedly ten years later, at the age of twenty-six, Jessica shifts for the first time.  Now not just the wolves but all supernaturals are interested in Jessica.      I loved this book.  I was happily reading along, suddenly I looked at my clock to see it was 4 a.m.  I just couldn’t put the book down, and it was worth being tired the next day.  It is fast paced with never a dull moment.  Amanda Carlson does a wonderful job with book one in the series. ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Talk about taking the female trail blazer theme to supernatural heights! Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson, the first book in the Jessica McClain series is fast paced, serious and full of enough plot twists to make you feel like a pretzel! Jessica is the daughter of the most powerful alpha pack leader in the country, but she has managed to live unnoticed, because only males become werewolves. Ancient texts say that one day, should a female shift, she will bring HUGE changes to the world as we know it. Unfortunately, no one knows what the changes are, because there seems to be several pages missing from that part of the texts. Being superstitious, and not known for accepting change to easily, the boys of fur are in a turmoil and Jessica becomes the target of a vigilante group of several different supernaturals who wants her dead or under their control. Enter hot, mysterious and lethal, Rourke, no one has ever seen his full animal form, but he is a deadly legend among the supes of the world. What they do know is he is some kind of cat and may be the only thing between Jessica and death. Can he be trusted? What do the vampires want with Jessica? What’s up with the witchy witch, the one who was rejected by Rourke seems to have it out for Jessica in spades! And what is Jessica’s wolf trying to tell her about Rourke? Thank you Amanda Carlson for making Jessica a strong female character with a sharp mind, independent personality and giving her a wolf that actually communicates with her and shares well! The mystery that is Rourke is well-played, also! Sure, you made him strong, hot, determined and smart, as well as larger than life, but you also made him intelligent and, well, awesome! The “villains” are villainous, very creepy, nasty and evil. You even did good with Jessica’s father’s pack! Talk about a multitude of personalities that are life-like! Full Blooded is a roller coaster ride to the end filled with detail and subplots that promise great things for this series! 4.75 Stars! A review copy of this book was provided by NetGalley and Hachette Book Group in exchange for my honest review.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Read from April 12 to 16, 2013 BOOK SYNOPSIS 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. My Thoughts Catching my breath a minute folks, WOW what a reading rush! I am going to start with a bit of why this really appealed to me as a reader, not since finishing author Rachel Vincent's Shifter series have I really felt the excitement of connecting with a female lead character. Now that I have met Jessica McClain in Full Blooded missing reading about were cat shifter Faythe Sanders has become a distant memory. Like the female werewolf character Riley Jenson created by author Keri Arthur Jessica is something of a wild card. From the opening gambit where we first find Jessica woken up in a vast amount of pain and not knowing immediately the cause of it we are drawn into a world that we could never imagine outside of the pages of a book. The amazingly fluid and very easy to read style that author Amanda Carlson uses whenever she penned this first story Full Blooded about female werewolf Jessica McClain keeps the reader turning pages and entertains as well as provides a unique insight into Jessica's psyche. Everything that happens to her is at such a breakneck pace that you barely have time to catch your breath from one action sequence to the next but you never lose your way.That is a joy to find in a book as it makes the reading so much more pleasurable because it is not hard to follow along with what is going on and it is not hard to follow along with the characters either. The author has constructed a book that at first glance seems very simple but whenever you dive in and you continue on the complexity of what is going on becomes apparent but yet at the same time it is still such a straight forward read that you do not notice how much work was put into the writing of this tale. That is the best kind of book! It is a book that allows you to fly through the pages while you devour the story and it also allows you to never ever lose track of any major plot point. Even though everything is happening so fast and you would think that would be a problem at times, it is not it actually makes the read more fun. This is a story full of werewolf lore including the long ago legend that has been passed down stating a female werewolf will doom the race. Not only does this consistently cause problems from the moment Jessica is born but this particular prophecy causes her untold grief from the moment she makes her first change, it divides the werewolves loyalty, it causes her father to have to keep things from his pack for his daughters safety and it starts a war that Jessica is caught up in the middle of which ultimately leads her to a future that she never imagined. Best new to me first book in a werewolf series that I have read in a very long time! [EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]
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