Cold Blooded by Amanda Carlson ARC Review and Giveaway!

In a few days, on October 8th, Amanda Carlson’s newest book, Cold Blooded will be released. Cold Blooded is the 3rd book in the Jessica McClain Series that I keep raving about every chance I get. Below you will find out what the book is about, my review, purchase information and at the bottom you will find a rafflecopter GIVEAWAY!! Make sure you pre-order Cold Blooded today! If you haven’t read the rest of the series yet, don’t worry! I have included the purchase links for the other two books, Full Blooded and Hot Bloodedand Blooded: A Jessica McClain Novella, so you can be caught up in no time flat!

Amanda Carlson is doing a blog tour until October 31st. Be sure to check out the other blogs for more exciting Jessica McClain news and posts! Each day a different blog will have a different post, so don’t miss out! Don’t forget you can enter the giveaway on the other blogs as well. At the bottom of this post, you will find the info for the other blogs participating!

If you are interested in reading my review of FULL BLOODED, click HERE

Click HERE to read my review of HOT BLOODED


Cold Blooded

By Amanda Carlson

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Magic, mayhem and madness explode in this third installment in the Jessica McClain series.

Jessica McClain is on the run… again. Finally reunited with Rourke, Jessica arrives home to find that her best friend has been kidnapped, her father has vanished, and the supernatural Sects — witches, demons, and sorcerers — don’t even have the courtesy to wait until she is unpacked to attack. Now, mastering her powers as the sole female werewolf might not be enough to save them. Thrown together in a shaky truce with the Vampire Queen, Jessica must show all the different Sects what the true meaning of “the enemy of my enemy” is or her father will die…

My Review

     Oh holy hell. Amanda Carlson wastes no time in getting down to business in this 3rd book of the Jessica McClain series. As with every book so far there is no lack of action or excitement. Cold Blooded continues on Jessica McClain’s adventure of living as an unexpected werewolf with way more power than anyone would have thought possible. She is joined by the always yummy Rourke, and Danny, as well as her brother Tyler and her vampire friend Naomi as they try to outwit vampires, sorcerers, and demons who are all trying to take Jessica’s power in one way or another.
This review may be shorter than my usual reviews because there is only so much I can say without giving away the story. Where Hot Blooded was about releasing Rourke from the clutches of that evil bitch Selene, Cold Blooded is more about what is going on with Eudoxia, the Vampire Queen. Is she an ally? Is she an enemy? Who is trying to kill Jessica today? So many questions! There is a crazy awesome battle at the ending that you are just not going to believe. Where is Jessica’s dad? Where did James run off to? You will just have to read it to find out because I’m not going to tell you!

     As usual, this book was great. I expect nothing less from Carlson at this point and I have pretty much fallen head over heels for this series. In a lot of books, there is action, then a break where the characters get themselves together and maybe relax for a day or something nice happens or what have you. Not here. In Cold Blooded, and the rest of the series for that matter, there is action scene after action scene, after action scene. Frankly, I have no idea how Jessica is still alive because I swear that girl hasn’t had a break since the series started. She has been fighting for her life since she first shifted and I really hope she gets a nice vacation when people stop trying to kill her. Many times while reading, I can read a small section at a time and it’s easy to find a place to take a break for other things one needs to do in their daily lives, such as sleep, eat, take kids to school etc. In Cold Blooded , when you finish a chapter, you can’t help yourself but continue on to the next to find out what happens next. It’s amazing and awful at the same time because this means with no breaks, you finish the book sooner! This was definitely a book I couldn’t put down!
      Cold Blooded really was so exciting to read and I am very grateful to the publisher for allowing me an advanced copy to review and give my honest opinion. My honest opinion is this: Go buy this book. Right now. No, not after you take a shower, drink your coffee, or get off work. Right freakin’ now. Pre-order it if it hasn’t been released yet. If you haven’t read the first two books in the series, go buy them too. You can read them (or re-read them) while you are waiting for Cold Blooded to arrive. Or get them from the library. Whatever you have to do, read this series. Please.

5 fangs

**I was sent a free copy of this book from in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for this review and any opinions stated are my own and were not influenced by any outside source.**

Pre-order Now!

If you haven’t read Full Blooded or Hot Blooded, now is your chance to get them here!


  All About Amanda 

Amanda is a Minnesota girl, born and bred. She started writing stories about teenage girls and their social missteps while in high school. She’s been writing for over ten years, but began writing fiction in earnest after her second child was born.   Amanda is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with a BA in both Speech and Hearing Science & Child Development. She went on to get an A.A.S in Sign Language Interpreting and worked as an interpreter until her first child was born. She enjoys playing Scrabble to an unhealthy degree, shopping trips to Ikea and has a great weakness for tropical beaches. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and three kids.

Her book, Cold Blooded, is a face-paced, action filled urban fantasy, the third in the Jessica McClain series. Full Blooded was her first novel and was released by Hachette Book Group by both ORBIT US & UK in Sept 2012 . She lives in Minneapolis, with her husband and three kids.

You can find her on various social media sites, Facebook and Twitter. Stop by for a visit! All links and information can be found at

  Contact Amanda

Website     Facebook    Twitter     Goodreads 

  Blog Tour Participants!

October dates:

10/1 Fang Freakintastic Reviews

10/2 Reader’s Confession

10/3 Under the Covers Book Blog

10/4 Bookaholic Cat

10/5 Smash Attack Reads

10/6 A Great Read

10/7 Rabid Reads

10/8 Vampire Book Club

10/9 My World…in words and pages

10/10 Between Dreams and Reality

10/11 Kindelaholic’s Book Pile

10/13 Belle’s Books

10/14 Wicked Lil Pixie

10/15 The Book Swarm

10/16 The Book Nympho

10/17 My Bookish Ways

10/18 My Keeper Shelf

10/21 Book Lovin’ Mamas

10/22 Gizmo Reviews

10/23 Frodo’s Blog of Randomness

10/24 A Book Obsession

10/25 Short & Sweet Reviews

10/28 Shadowhawk’s Shade

10/29 Knix’s Book Nook

10/30 Falcata Times

10/31 Zany PNR Addict

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