I chose two urban fantasies this week. Both books sounded so good, I had a hard time deciding which one to select. I read the first chapter of each and came to the conclusion that I must read them both. First up is:
Title: Full Blooded (Jessica McClain)
Author: Amanda Carlson
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: September 2012
It’s not easy being a girl.
It’s even harder when you’re the only girl in a family of werewolves.
But it’s next to impossible when your very existence spells out the doom of your race…
Meet Jessica McClain — she just became part of the pack.
The blurb didn’t really wow me. I ran across Full Blooded on a review site, and the fabulous reviews made me decided to pick up a copy. And I’m glad I did! This author totally blew me away, both with the story and the characters. As soon as I finished reading, I went online and added the rest of the series to my wish list. I’m not sure I can wait for my next order to get my greedy little hands on Hot Blooded, book two in the series.
Jessica McClain came from a long line of werewolves…only they were all males. When she was born, rumors spread like wildfire that she would be the death of their race. After puberty hit and she didn’t shift, the rumors died down, security relaxed and Jessica fought for a life outside of the pack. A chance to be normal. Just when she thought she was safe, her life flipped upside down and her wolf makes herself know with a vengeance. Now, everyone wants a piece of her, including an assassin sent to capture and deliver her to the highest bidder. Only, after spending a few hours together, he can’t bear to release her.
I’ll stop to avoid spoilers, but the tension on each page kept me coming back for more. The romance was light, but enough that I thoroughly enjoyed each second. The action was fast paced, Jessica being no wilting flower waiting to be rescued. And though the book ended on a cliffhanger, the story stopped in a logical spot that it didn’t make me curse. If you’re looking for a new and edgy author on the Urban Fantasy scene, check out Amanda Carlson’s Full Blooded.