Random Musings by Frodosco

Posts tagged “Full Blooded

Waiting On Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by the lovely people over at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are excited about.

For this week my pre-publication selection that I can’t wait for is:

Hot Blooded (Jessica McClain Book 2) by Amanda Carlson

Set For Release On: April 23, 2013

Summary From Goodreads:

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…

Ever since I received my ARC of Full Blooded and subsequently devoured it I have been very excited, and impatient, for the release of Hot Blooded which is book two in the series. If you follow my blog or my twitter you would know I gave Full Blooded a five star (or five smiling frodo if you prefer) review and I expect Hot Blooded to be just as well done.

What is the book you are “waiting on” this week? Let me know in the comments! Thanks as always for reading. ^.^

Review: Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson

Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson

I was lucky enough to win Amanda Carlson’s Full Blooded in a giveaway a few weeks ago and though I know it took me a bit longer than I had planned I’m thrilled to be able to give a review of it!

I know this will seem like I just love every book I read (since my last review was 5/5) but I LOVED Full Blooded! This book was completely in my wheelhouse as it incorporated plenty of action, different types of supernatural characters and even some romance thrown in. There were twists and turns all throughout and the ending, man did I love that ending! If I don’t catch myself I’ll just start into an endless rant of gushing and exclamation points. Alright moving on.

Full Blooded centers around Jessica McClain who has grown up in a family of werewolves where she was considered at best a miracle and at worst the end of the world as the pack knows it. There weren’t supposed to be females born from a werewolf/human partnership, and there hadn’t been until Jessica. She has lived the last seven years away from the pack trying to live a normal life having never changed into a werewolf herself. Her world changes completely when she experiences unbelievable pain and does what members of her family’s pack thought impossible, she changes into the first female werewolf.

I’ll stop there to avoid spoilers but suffice it to say Jessica’s transformation opens up a proverbial Pandora’s box of insanity and excitement and with it a look into a world filled with all sorts of supernatural wonderment. I love Amanda Carlson’s version of werewolves, there is something familiar for those who have read books such as The Twilight Saga, but with her own unique twists to keep it from becoming a stale rendition of what has been done in the genre before.

I will say that there is some…intense romantic scenes in Full Blooded that I fully enjoyed, but the combination of those with the violent ones throughout the book definitely keep this work out of the YA section.

I know that Full Blooded was just released ten days ago but I am already salivating over the release of the next title, Hot Blooded so that I can join Jessica McClain and her somewhat excessively hormonal wolf alter ego in their next adventure! Thanks go to The Bookaholic Cat for doing the giveaway where I won my ARC of Full Blooded and to Amanda Carlson for writing such a masterpiece!

Four Smiling Frodos w Background

Stacking The Shelves

First off Stacking The Shelves is a wonderful way that we can share books we’ve received lately, generally within the past week and is a weekly meme begun by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews! I’ve been fortunate enough lately to have won a few books; an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) of Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson @amandaccarlson, an Ace/Roc Sampler which includes 2-3 chapters of 6 different books including Dark Light of Day by Jill Archer @archer_jill and Blackhearted Betrayal by Kasey MacKenzie @kaseymackenzie. So far I have received the first two and when I got my ARC of Full Blooded I got a surprise inside! Three Bookaholic Cat @BookaholicCat bookmarks! They have ribbon and beads people! Ribbon AND Beads! So ya I’m excited. 🙂

I fully recommend getting all of the books I mentioned and I will be reviewing Full Blooded as soon as I finish reading it…which is after I finish The Ups and Downs of Being Dead by Marsha Cornelius @marshacornelius…but I’m not busy or anything. Weeeee!