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Oct
8

Release-Day Review: Cold Blooded by Amanda Carlson (Jessica McClain #3)

Release-Day Review: Cold Blooded by Amanda Carlson (Jessica McClain #3) Cold Blooded (Jessica McClain #3) Amanda Carlson Published: Oct. 8, 2013 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: whilst this review will be spoiler free it may contain spoilers for previous books. Check out VBC’s reviews of Full Blooded and Hot Blooded, the first two books...
Apr
22

Giveaway: Amanda Carlson Limited-Edition Swag

Giveaway: Amanda Carlson Limited-Edition Swag Last week Jo reviewed Amanda Carlson’s Hot Blooded. And she loved it. I mean loved it. She compared the Jessica McClain series to one of her favorites: Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld. From Jo that’s insane praise. If you’ve already read Full Blooded (Chelsea’s VBC review) and pre-ordered Hot Blooded, which releases tomorrow, then what’s left? You’re a...
Apr
16

Early Review: Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson (Jessica McClain #2)

Early Review: Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson (Jessica McClain #2) Hot Blooded (Jessica McClain #2) Amanda Carlson Published: April 23, 2013 (Orbit) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will refer to events from the previous book.If you haven’t started this series yet, check out Chelsea’s review of Full Blooded. With Full Blooded being one of mine (and...
Mar
12

Cover Reveal: Cold Blooded by Amanda Carlson

Cover Reveal: Cold Blooded by Amanda Carlson Both Jo and I fell for Amanda Carlson’s debut Full Blooded. We’re not far from the release of the second Jessica McClain book Hot Blooded, but we’re all about looking forward here at VBC. That means we’re going to go ahead and ooh and aah over the badassery that is the cover art for the third book Cold Blooded. Allow me to share: Jessica arrives back in town to find her best friend...
Feb
20

Amanda Carlson Guest Post and Giveaway: Jessica’s love letter to Rourke

Amanda Carlson Guest Post and Giveaway: Jessica’s love letter to Rourke Both Jo and I put Amanda Carlson’s debut Full Blooded on our Best of 2012 lists. It has that breakneck pacing I enjoy and more than one super sexy shifter. Put that in a nice urban fantasy landscape, and well, we’re fans. However, if you read the first book, you know Jess isn’t exactly the mushy type and Rourke and her have a bit of forced distance until we get more in the second book Hot...
Dec
31

Top 10 Swoon-Worthy Heroes (2012)

Top 10 Swoon-Worthy Heroes (2012) Every year, I compile the standard year-end best books list—read 2012′s best reads list—and it’s a hard task narrowing things down. What’s harder though is picking the ten heroes from novels published this year to make my annual swoon-worthy list. Last year Eve Silver’s Lokan took top honors and the year before Stacia Kane’s Terrible was causing fevers all over the...
Dec
1

Giveaway: Amanda Carlson Signed Swag Pack

Giveaway: Amanda Carlson Signed Swag Pack I really enjoyed Amanda Carlson’s Full Blooded (it made the Best of 2012 list), and the sequel Hot Blooded is coming soon. I want you to be ready. Amanda wants to you to be ready, too. She’ll be giving away 10 signed copies of Full Blooded (and you can have her sign it to whomever you like — GIFT IT) as well as a limited edition swag pack with a coffee mug, bookmark and stickers. The...
Aug
31

Early Review: Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson (Jessica McClain #1)

Early Review: Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson (Jessica McClain #1) Full Blooded (Jessica McClain #1) Amanda Carlson Published: Sept. 11, 2012 (Orbit) (Note: Amazon is shipping two weeks early, so it’s available now) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Jessica McClain could use more females on her side, and I’m game because after just one night with her—oh, Full Blooded was must-devour-at-once read—I need...

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