RED BLOODED will release in 2014 and PURE BLOODED will follow shortly! So excited to be able to bring Jessica’s next adventures to the readers. I’m currently editing RED BLOODED and will be finishing PURE BLOODED this winter. If you want to be the first to see a new cover, hear about new book releases, or generally be in the know–sign up for my newsletter! I only send out a couple a year, so don’t worry you won’t be inundated. But you’ll be the first one to get any of my super great news. I’m so thankful for all the fans of the series. I love hearing from you, so keep it up & thanks for spreading the word about the Jessica McClain series! Happy holidays to all. XO

For all you Minnesota fans, I’ll be signing all three of my books at Barnes & Noble in the Galleria (3225 W 69th St, Edina, MN) THIS Friday, Nov. 22nd at 7:00 pm. Barnes & Noble is sponsoring a huge event called “Discovery Friday” and will have lots promo going on.


Come by and say “Hi” — I’d love to meet you.

Excited to announce the COLD BLOODED blog tour has begun! There will be 3 HUGE giveaways across blogs from 9/16-10/31. Each day I will link the newest interview or review, so stay tuned! Scroll down for your chance to win the current giveaway and check back for more dates & more giveaways.

September COLD BLOODED blog tour dates:

9/16 She Wolf Reads Interview

9/17 Diane’s Book Blog

9/18 Booked & Loaded

9/19 Doctor’s Notes

9/20 The Fable Faerie

9/24 Larissa’s Bookish Life

9/25 Blood Rose Books

9/26 Urban Fantasy Investigations

9/27 Romancing the Dark Side

9/30 Books n’ Kisses

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

10/14 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

10/23 Frodo’s Blog of Randomness

10/24 A Book Obsession

10/25 Short & Sweet Reviews

10/29 Knix’s Book Nook

10/30 Falcata Times

10/31 Zany PNR Addict


Current giveaway items: Signed copy of COLD BLOODED, Limited edition Pack T-shirt, Pack bag, Pack coaster and bookmark!

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If you’re a blogger with a review site, and are interested in joining the tour, email me at for open dates. The tour will run Sept – early November. You will receive a free digital ARC for review via Orbit. Must have an ongoing review blog to participate.

Looking forward to a fun tour! And to sharing COLD BLOODED with the world.

Thanks for your interest,


To celebrate HOT BLOODED’s release, I’m giving away an Ultimate Swag bundle to one lucky winner!! This contest is international.

1 signed copy of FULL BLOODED, 1 signed copy of HOT BLOODED, 1 T-shirt, bookmark, postcard and sticker

Other blogs where you can enter:

Rabid Reads

The Book Nympho

Smash Attack Reads

The Qwillery

Reader’s Confession

My World…in words and pages

Between Dreams and Reality

My Keeper Shelf

Urban Fantasy Investigations

Kindelaholic’s Book Pile

Enter to win:

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I’m giving away “Limited Edition” Pack Swag T-shirts! There are two ways to win. You can enter a rafflecopter giveaway (entries will also be found on participating blog sites) OR you can join the HOT BLOODED REVIEW BLITZ!

Shirt says: W E L C O M E   T O  P A C K  under #JessicaMcClainStreetTeam


HOT BLOODED REVIEW BLITZ will run for two weeks (4/23-05/07)

It’s easy to win! Just post your review on amazon (and anywhere else you’d like) and email me the link at:

PRIZES: I will be giving away 10 T-shirts and 10 Signed copies of HOT BLOODED to the first 20 reviewers (US & CA) who post their review on amazon. International participants will be receiving Signed Bookplates & Bookmarks. (You can do both, enter the raffle and write a review.)

More information about the contest is up on my Author facebook page: Author Amanda Carlson

Participating blogs where you can also enter:

Vampire Book Club

My Bookish Ways

Under the Covers Book Blog

The Book Nympho

My Keeper Shelf

My World…in words and pages

Kindleaholic’s Book Pile

Between Dreams and Reality

Readers Confession

Urban Fantasy Investigations

The Qwillery


Rafflecopter Entry here (should say “1 of 5″ — rafflecopter is not updating):

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It’s on SALE for a limited time in ebook in all formats! Get yours while it’s on sale just in time to pre-order HOT BLOODED. Go to my “books” tab to find your favorite retailer.

HOT BLOODED releases on April 23rd. Yay!!

COLD BLOODED is the third installment in the Jessica McClain series



(Releases Fall 2013)

Photo by Shirley Green, Illustration by Rob Shields, Design by Chad Roberts

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.

FULL BLOODED had an awesome weekend! Thanks to all who purchased a copy. It hit #1 on 3 Kindle Fantasy lists. I’m so damn excited and so very, very grateful!!!

As a debut author, I’m here to attest to the fact that authors need reviews. Word of mouth is the single greatest marketing tool for a book, but reviews are close second. Without them readers hesitate to jump in. They want validation that their money will be well spent. I don’t blame them. I want my money well spent too! We all do. But in order to spend well, we need reviews. They are the number one thing that makes me take that plunge and buy a book I’ve never heard about before.

So, if you haven’t reviewed your favorite books of 2012, I’m encouraging you to do so. Why not? Sales can only help your favorite author write more of the books you love.

Happy Reading in 2013, everyone!


Get it while it’s hot! FULL BLOODED ebook is on sale at amazon and Barnes & Noble. Just follow the links. Also available in Canada!


Amazon: FULL BLOODED kindle ebook


Barnes & Noble: FULL BLOODED nook ebook