Welcome to the Urban Fantasy Summer Reading Celebration here at That’s What I’m Talking About!!
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The celebration runs from July 1 through July 12, 2013, with guest posts, author and series spotlights and lots and lots of GIVEAWAYS!! In fact, each day there is a new post, there is new giveaway to enter! CLICK HERE for more information.
Today I’m here to share my love for the Jessica McClain series by Amanda Carlson. In addition, I’ve got a signed copy of Hot Blooded for giveaway, details below.
The Jessica McClain series takes place in a world full of paranormal creatures, hidden from human eyes. Our heroine, Jessica, was the only female born to a werewolf, and after living twenty-six years, she unexpectedly experiences her first change–a full ten years late. Now she is the only female full-blooded werewolf ever, and that makes the other wolves and supernatural factions very nervous. There are a few prophesies that suggest Jessica may be the savior or destruction of the paranormal community; either way – she’s full of power.
Jessica does have a few friends, including her father (the pack Alpha/leader), her brother twin Tyler, a shifter friend Danny, a human named Ray, and her mate, Roarke. They also take on a couple of vampire guides in the second book, Hot Blooded. The first book focuses on Jessica’s transformation and fitting in while avoiding letting others know she’s changed. The second book is a journey of sorts, as the group needs to rescue someone close to Jessica.
Jessica is a wonderful urban fantasy heroine. She has come into her own; she is assertive and aggressive but caring. She is smart, witty, and she embraces her new role and powers with confidence.
Currently there are two published full-length titles and one novella in the Jessica McClain series, with the third book due out October 8, 2013.
Reading order (click title for review):
Up next… Cold Blooded
(Orbit books, expected publication October 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…
I have one (1) signed copy of the most recent title in the Jessica McClain series, Hot Blooded, to give away here at That’s What I’m Talking About. Thank you to Amanda Carlson for sponsoring the giveaway. To enter, please complete the Rafflecopter form, below, and leave a comment at the end of today’s post telling us your favorite shifter mythos (book, TV, movies, etc.). Winner will be selected randomly from eligible entries. CONTEST IS OPEN US Mailing ONLY, and prize will be mailed by the author. Contest open from July 11, 2013 until June 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT-midnight. I am not responsible for items lost in the mail. If you have problems with the Rafflecopter form, please email me at twimom227 at gmail dot com.
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Be sure to check out the other UF Summer Reading Celebration Giveaways going on now!
I love the gargoyles.
My favorite is the mythos where there are many types of shifters, paranormal creatures and humans co-existing together.
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Love the shifters in the Anita Blake series.
I love Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series, she’s a skinwalker who can shift into several forms, but mostly a large mountain lion.
Love the Pride and Dragon series by Shelly Laurenston and The Others series by Christine Warren and The Elder series by Thea Harrison. Looking forward to Jessica’s next story. thanks for the contest.
Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling books… love ’em!