The Story So Far: Amanda Carlson's Jessica McCain Series

What happens when you discover an intriguing series but it's already a few books (or more!) in? You ask the author to catch you up, of course. Today Amanda Carlson is here to share the story so far for her wolf-y Jessica McCain series.

I’m very excited to be on the RT Blog today to discuss my books. Cold Blooded, the third installment, released this month and I’m so excited it’s out in the wild. In the Jessica McClain series, my main objective is to write urban fantasy with the intention to bring full-on action and adventure to the forefront. Don’t get me wrong I love the sexy parts too, and this series has its fair share, but I write all my books with a centered focus on the action. As a reader, adventure is paramount to me, because it leaves you breathless and excited. With each new installment of the series, I hope to take readers on a non-stop journey, until, of course, we all reach the end together.



My heroine, Jessica, is smart, funny, and fearless. She depends on her strong family unit to help her cope with her new life as the only female werewolf on the planet. I hope all the readers out there, both new and old, enjoy reading these books as much as I enjoy writing them. If you love action, adventure, strong bonds, and great relationships, don’t miss the Jessica McClain Series. Here’s a look at the series so far:


Full Blooded: Book One

Born the only female in an all male race, Jessica McClain isn’t just different—she’s feared.

After living under the radar for the last twenty-six years, Jessica is thrust unexpectedly into her first change, a full ten years late. She wakes up and finds she’s in the middle of a storm. Now that she’s become the only female full-blooded werewolf in town, the supernatural world is already clamoring to take a bite out of her and her new Pack must rise up and protect her.

But not everyone is on board. When a mercenary who’s been hired by the vampires shows up to extract information about the newly turned werewolf only days after her shift, they find themselves smack in the middle of a war and there's no choice but to run together. When it’s up to Jessica to negotiate her release against her father’s direct orders, she chooses to take an offer for help instead. In exchange, Jessica must now swear an oath she may end up repaying with her life.


Hot Blooded: Book Two

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. Being the only female werewolf comes with its own set of rules and powers, and she must use them all to reach her goal. Aided by two vamps, two loyal Pack members, and one very reluctant human, Jessica now has rescue her mate while coming to terms with what being a wolf really means.

It’s 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.


Cold Blooded: Book Three

Jessica arrives back in town to find her best friend missing and the most powerful witch in the country is blaming her. But before the they can make a move, the group is attacked.

On the run, Jessica and Rourke head to the mountains, where several surprises await them. But their sights have shifted from saving Marcy, to saving her father, who has been caught in a deadly game with the fracture pack. 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.

- Amanda Carlson

You can pick up all three Jessica McCain novels, available now. For more supernatural adventure visit our Everything Paranormal & Urban Fantasy page.