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Full Blooded (Jessica McClain -1) by Amanda Carlson

Full Blooded (Jessica McClain #1) by Amanda Carlson

Jessica McClain series by Amanda Carlson. 

NEWS:

  • Upcoming Release: Pure Blooded #5 — June 16, 2015


Genres and Sub-GenresEdit

Urban Fantasy

Series Description or Overview Edit

BOOK BLURB: 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. ~ Goodreads | Full Blooded (Jessica McClain, #1) by Amanda Carlson

Lead's Species Edit

  • Werewolf

Primary Supe Edit

  • Werewolves

What Sets it ApartEdit

  • Only female werewolf
  • Fresh take on the werewolf mythology

Narrative Type and Narrators Edit

  • First persn narrrative told by Jessica McClain.

Books in Series Edit

Jessica McCain series:

  1. Full Blooded (2012) ~ Excerpt
  2. Hot Blooded (2013) ~ Excerpt
  3. Cold Blooded (2013) ~ Excerpt
  4. Red Blooded (Sept 2, 2014) ~ Excerpt
  5. Pure Blooded (June 16, 2015)

Shorts, Anthologies and GuidesEdit

  • 0.5. Blooded (2012) ~ eBook

World Building Edit

Setting Edit

Alternate Twin Cities, Minnesota

Places:

  • Canadian Mountains: Where Selene is holding Rourke captive;
  • Ozarks
  • New Orleans:

Supernatural Elements Edit

✥ Werewolves, Supe-PI's, shifters, were-fox, vampires, witches, sorcerers, Cain Myth, supe-assassin, evil goddess, Goddess of the Moon; sorceresses, sorcerers, Strigoi, wereweasel, oracle, seers, ,

Glossary: Edit

  • Essential Human:
  • The Circle: (Grady Carson is a member)
  • Mask Orb: Sorcerer's weapon. Searches out its target and explodes when target is located.
  • Strigoi: Spirit of a dead vampire. Also called Screamers.

Groups & Organizations:Edit

  • Hannon and Michaels Investigations: a P.I. agency that handles cases for the supernatural population of the Twin Cities
  • The Circle: (Grady Carson is a member)

World Edit

The series is set in Minnesota in an alternate world in which shifters, witches, vampires, and other supernaturals live side by side with mortals, but keep their magical natures hidden from human eyes. Stories are centered around Jessica McClain, who is the only female werewolf in the world.

Cain Myth: Shortly after Jessica's birth, a message—called the Cain Myth—was sent anonymously to her Pack:

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 be close at hand;
When the Daughter of Evil rules the land. (Full-Blooded, p. 33)

Even though the source was anonymous, many Pack wolves believed the Myth to be true, and they made Jessica's childhood miserable and painful. The worst of the wolves believe that Jessica is "the true Daughter of Evil." (Blooded) In fact, some of them actually believe that the only way to save the werewolf race from extinction is to kill Jessica.

Jessica's father is Callum McClain, Pack Alpha of the U.S. Northern Territories for the past 500 years. During all that time, he has ruled well and fairly and his wolves have always respected him and followed his orders. As the series begins (with Blooded), Jessica is nineteen, and Callum is having more and more trouble keeping her safe from his wolves, even though he has threatened death to any wolf who harms her.

✥ When a human discovers the truth about the werewolves existence, they must now either join up with the werewolf pack as an "Essential Human" and sign the required oath, or face certain death. ~ Fang-tastic Fiction

Prophecies Edit

The Prophecy of the True Lycan:

One shall walk again; above all others she is born;
Within her the beast shall lie, well hidden in True Form; And from this day forth, the Children of the Night shall pay; By her supreme rule, her righteous hand will slay;
Justice to all, as none are her equal;
The True Lycan will Vanquish all Evil. (Book 2, chapter one)

Another prophecy from a different seer

"Fate weaves a path for you at your birth…and thus far you have stayed true to yours…. If you continue to choose the right course, it will lead you to greatness. If you do not, it could be detrimental to us all…. It is unclear how this will end…." (Book 3, p. 241) ~ Fang-tastic Fiction

Protagonist Edit

✥ Seven years after Jessica left the Pack, Jessica has been living under a new identity—Molly Hannon—for all those years. After working briefly as a police officer, she and Nick became partners in Hannon and Michaels Investigations, a P.I. agency that handles cases for the supernatural population of the Twin Cities. Nick uses both his shifting ability and his gift of mind persuasion in the course of his work, while Jessica masquerades as Molly, his human assistant (aka Essential Human). One more person works at the agency: Marcy Talbot, a witch who is Jessica's BFF as well as being her secretary.

✥ In the midst of all of the action, Jessica has a continuing conversation with her inner wolf as her human side and animal side vie for power. Eventually, her essences come to an accord and transform into a powerful united force.

Barbour's Cat

Barbour's Cat

✥ Jessica's love interest is Colin Rourke—a sexy mercenary assassin who has been hired by yet another unknown entity to get information about Jessica's new condition and powers. It's not until much later that it's revealed what kind of were-cat Rourke is—he is a magnificent and mighty Barbour's Cat—distant cousin to the saber-tooth tiger. ~ Fang-tastic Fiction

Core of Supporting Characters Edit

  • Tyler McClain: Jessica's twin brother
  • Nicholas (Nick) Michaels: Jessica's best friend, a were-fox raised as Callum's adopted son
  • James Graham: Callum's second in command
  • Danny Walker: A wise-cracking British werewolf who serves as Callum's enforcer
  • Hank Lauder: one of the villains, a Pack werewolf who hates and fears Jessica

Sidekick Edit

  • Name: / What: / Sidekick-to: / About: / Book First Seen In:

Characters Chart Edit

Characters What About
Jessica McClain / Molly Hannon Werewolf, Para-PI; Lycan; protagonist; only female werewolf ever; Partners with Nick Michaels in PI firm; a Lycan: can shift into a half-wolf/half-human form;
Callum Sèitheach McClain Pack Alpha; U.S. Northern Territories; Jessica and Tyler's dad; tries his best to keep Jess safe;
Tyler McClain werewolf Jessica's twin brother
Nick, Nicholas Michaels were-fox, mind powers gift of mind persuasion; raised as Callum's adopted son; Jessica's best friend
Colin Rourke werecat; Supe mercenary assassin hired by unknown to get information on Jess's new powers; aliases: David West, Dean Raith, Connor Dade; love interest; Jessica's mate; the last of his kind; Big Cat Alpha
Danny Walker werewolf; Callum's enforcer wise-cracker; British; protects Jessica; Tyler's best friend
Marcy Talbot witch Jessica's BFF; her secretary at Jess's P.I. agency; Bk-3: James' mate;
James Graham Beta werewolf Callum's second in command; Beta of Northern Pack; Often called 'Irish'; Bk-3: Mate: Marcy Talbot;
Hank Lauder: older pack werewolf one of the villains; opposes Jessica's place in the Pack; hates and fears Jessica; Stuart's dad;
Stuart Lauder werewolf Hank Lauder's son; hates Jessica;
Ray Hart, Raymond Hart police detective, former fellow officer; stalks Jessica sure that she is using or dealing steroids; unwilling tam member in book-2; Book 3: new vamp, bonded to Jess; vampire reaper;
Drake Jensen demon imp pedophile
Jen Teenage girl Drake preys upon; friend: Becky;
Selene Goddess of the Moon; sorceress working with the vampires; holds Rourke captive in Canadian mountains;
Doc Jace Human doctor works with the Pack. An 'Essential Human'
Elliot Murphy Pack Werewolf Member of The Circle
Devon Lee 'Essential Human' Computer wiz; Part of the Pack;
Grady Carson Pack Werewolf Member of The Circle
Rich Garley Pack Werewolf Member of The Circle; Owns a small equipment business;
Molly Hannon Jessica's alias Name Jessica used after she left the pack, masquerades as Molly, Nick's human assistant (aka Essential Human)
Redman Martin Were Alpha Pack Alpha of the U.S. Southern Territories
Pete Spencer Avian shifter Police detective
Cliff Delano Pack Werewolf Member of The Circle
Eudoxia Vampire Queen Valdov is Eudoxia's second in command;
Jeff Arnold wereweasel Jessica's super (?)
Naomi Vampire, hired tracker brother: Eamon; Vampire hired by Jess as tracker to help find Selena in Canadian Mtns, to rescue Rourke; becomes one of Jess's supporters; bonded to Jessica; after feeding from Jessica, no longer affected by the sun
Eamon Vampire, hired tracker sister: Naomi; Vampire hired by Jess as tracker to help find Selena in Canadian Mtns;

hates Jess and team, tries to thwart them;

Tom Bailey Werewolf often works with Danny the pack enforcer;
"Tally", Tallulah Talbot powerful witch Marcy's aunt; Commonly called "Tally"; Head of the Coven; 2 year old daughter: "Maggie"
Hank Lauder pack werewolf Son went rogue and was killed by Jess
"Maggie", Magdalene An oracle Tally's 2 year old daughter
Hank Lauder Werewolf
Angie witch
Valdov Vampire Eudoxia's second in command
Yuri Vampire Eudoxia's uncle. Kept imprisoned by Eudoxia and Valdov. Married to Alana.
Alana Vampire Eudoxia's aunt. Married to Yuri. Kept imprisoned by Eudoxia and Valdov
"Ben", Benjamin Ghost
The Prince Demon lord
Lili Demoness

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Amanda Carlson

Amanda Carlson — Author of the Jessica McClain series

Author Edit

Amanda Carlson

Bio: Amanda Carlson is the author of the upcoming Jessica McClain series. The first book, Full Blooded, will be released by Hachette Book Group, ORBIT US & UK SEPT 2012. She’s been writing for over ten years. Full Blooded is her first novel. She lives in Minneapolis, with her husband and three kids. ~ Goodreads | Amanda Carlson

Full Bio: Amanda Carlson » About

Cover ArtistEdit

Artist:  Rob Shields - Summary Bibliography

Awards Edit

Publishing InformationEdit

  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Author Page:
  1. Full Blooded: Paperback, 352 pages, Pub: Sept 11th 2012—ISBN 0316205206
  2. Hot Blooded: Paperback, 320 pages, Pub: April 23rd 2013—ISBN 0316205214
  3. Cold Blooded: Paperback, 336 pages, Pub: Oct 8th 2013—ISBN 0316205222
  4. Red Blooded: Paperback, 320 pages, Pub: Sept 9th 2014—ISBN 0316404330
  5. Pure Blooded: Paperback, 320 pages, Pub: June 16th 2015I—SBN 0316404357

Book Cover Blurbs Edit

BOOK ONE—Full Blooded (2012): 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. ~ Goodreads | Full Blooded (Jessica McClain, #1)

BOOK TWO—Hot Blooded (2013): BOOK TWO: It hasn't been the best week for Jessica McClain. Her mate has been kidnapped by a Goddess hell-bent on revenge—but Jessica is playing for keeps. Because she's the only female werewolf in town...it comes with its own set of rules...and powers. Aided by two vamps, two loyal Pack members, and one very reluctant human, Jessica must rescue her man while coming to terms with what being a wolf really means. All in a day's work for a girl. The second novel in the Jessica McClain series is a full on action adventure featuring one angry Goddess and plenty of monsters, demons, and a few newly risen beasties. ~ Goodreads | Hot Blooded (Jessica McClain, #2) by Amanda Carlson

BOOK THREE—Cold Blooded (2013): Jessica arrives back in town to find her best friend missing and the most powerful witch in the country is blaming her for it. But before they can move to save her, the group is attacked. On the run, Jessica and Rourke head to the mountains. Several surprises await them, but in order to save her father they are forced to leave for New Orleans early. Arriving on the Vampire Queen's doorstep unexpectedly, and bringing trouble on their heels, the Sects are thrown into an all out war. The vicious skirmish ends up forcing the vamps and Jessica to fight on the same team. The Vamp Queen ends up owing Jessica, but what Jessica doesn't realize is just how soon she'll have to cash it in. ~ Goodreads | Cold Blooded (Jessica McClain, #3) by Amanda Carlson

BOOK FOUR—Red Blooded (2014): Jessica is going to Hell. After settling a fragile truce between the vampires, werewolves and witches, the last thing Jessica wants to do is face the demons head on. But when the Prince of Hell kidnapped her brother, he set into motion a chain of events that even Jessica doesn't have the power to stop. Now, Jessica must go into battle again. But Hell is a whole new beast—new rules, more dangerous demons, and an entirely foreign realm. And when Jessica is dropped into the Underworld too soon, without protection or the help of her friends, she must figure out just how powerful she can be... or she will never make it out alive. ~ Goodreads | Red Blooded (Jessica McClain, #4)

BOOK FIVE—Pure Blooded (June 16, 2015):  Jessica arrives back from the Underworld to find her father embroiled in a battle against the Made wolves. She and her crew drop everything to join them. Once she arrives, the threat is after her. Jessica is lured into danger when her adversary takes something precious from her. With help from an unlikely source, Jessica goes up against her creator in a battle that will decide the path of everyone involved. She must war against a new set of foes, ones who could not only steal her power, but could take her soul as well. ~ Goodreads | Pure Blooded (Jessica McClain, #5)

Chapter Samples:

  1. Full Blooded (2012) ~ Excerpt
  2. Hot Blooded (2013) ~ Excerpt
  3. Cold Blooded (2013) ~ Excerpt
  4. Red Blooded (Sept 2, 2014) ~ Excerpt

First Sentences Edit

  1. Full Blooded (2012) — I drew in a ragged breath and tried hard to surface from one hell of a nightmare
  2. Hot Blooded (2013) — The knife pressed against my neck was pissing me off.
  3. Cold Blooded (2013) — "Get down!"
  4. Red Blooded (2014) — The force of the blow shot me out of the circle.
  5. Pure Blooded (June 16, 2015) —

Quotes Edit

Trivia Edit

Awards Edit

Read Alikes (similar elements) Edit

See Category links at bottom of page

Notes Edit

Kick Ass Female Heroines in Paranormal Genre (506 books) ~ GR

See Also Edit

See Category links at bottom of page

External References Edit

Books:

Chapter Samples:

  1. Full Blooded (2012) ~ Excerpt
  2. Hot Blooded (2013) ~ Excerpt
  3. Cold Blooded (2013) ~ Excerpt
  4. Red Blooded (Sept 2, 2014) ~ Excerpt

Summaries, Articles:

World, Characters, etc:

Series order:

Reviews:

~ #1 Full Blooded

~ #2 Hot Blooded

~ #3 Cold Blooded

~ #4 Red Blooded

~ #5 Pure Blooded

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Artist

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Gallery of Book Covers Edit

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