Give me magic, gadgets, monsters, zombies, everything that seems impossible, and throw in some tough chicks with swords. That's the stuff.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Welcome to the Pack Tour (& Giveaway!)

Love the pretty cover!

Amanda Carlson is back (you might remember a little Q&A we did for the Blooded novella). This time the Book Pile is a stop on the Full Blooded blog tour and I could not be more excited. There's a prezzie for one lucky reader too!

From the blurb: "It's not easy being a girl. It's even harder when you're the only girl in a family of werewolves. But it's next to impossible when your very existence spells out the doom of your race... Meet Jessica McClain -- she just became part of the pack.

In the vein of Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs, a new urban fantasy that rewrites the werewolf myth..."

Full disclosure, Amanda is a dear friend and I got to witness and read this story from the very beginning. That said, I was eagerly waiting for each installment, so I'm not bs-ing you when I say it's a damn good read.

The book starts with a bang (worst "wake up call" ever) and just keeps going. The action is great. I love that we are thrown into this world, and even though Jess has been on the periphery of it, she now has to learn quick, and we get to tag along.

Werewolves, witches, vampires (not romantic, these are evil suckers), demons, and so on. Jess has just become the only female werewolf - something everyone in the supernatural community seems really pissed about. Throw in prophecies, conspiracies, and betrayals and this is a fun ride.

There is some romance, but this isn't a Romance. I thought it fit well with the story.

Love the characters - Jess is my kind of heroine. Marcy is fantastic as the witchy friend. Tyler, James, Danny & Nick - I love them all, but have to go with Danny as my fav. Cocky with an accent. That'll do it. And Rourke, very well done indeed.

With Jess as the solo female in the pack, you might say it's raining men.

But don't think that this is a "Jess juggles four boyfriends as well as fights for her life." Nope. This is action first, and often. With a hefty dose of kickass on the side.

I received an ARC of this book, and I got to read this story from the beginning, eagerly awaiting each new chapter, so I feel a lot closer to these characters than I would a new to me series. That said, I would come to the end of each chapter and howl at having to wait for more, so I really liked it from the earliest start. It's a great start to a series.

Full Blooded is officially out September 11, but some copies have been seen "in the wild" already.

Now to the Giveaway: Amanda has generously offered a signed ARC of Full Blooded to one lucky commenter. If you could wake up tomorrow as a supernatural, what would you be? Leave a comment with a way to contact you by Wednesday, September 12. Tweet about the contest and get another entry (include the tweet URL for your second entry). Winner announced Thursday. US & CA only.

Note: if you don't want to leave your e-mail in the comments, you can send it to me at kindleaholic [at] and you'll still be entered.

Thanks, Amanda! The rest of you, read this book!!!


  1. I want to be a witch, OF COURSE!!! If you mean shapeshifter supernatural, well, probably a dragon. If I have to be a CURRENT animal, I'm undecided. Geesh. I'm making this harder than it has to be, aren't I???


  2. A dragon. Naturally. Rich. Smart. Mostly somnolent. Able to fly. Big enough and with claws and teeth enough to keep people from bothering me. Yep, I can do that.

    I'm always eager to add new authors to my 'to read' list. Thank you!

    april dot vrugtman at gmail dot com

  3. Yeah, where was my paranormal orgy?

  4. I would probably be some kind of werecat--like a lynx or panther. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I think that I would want to be a Witch or maybe an Angel or something. I really don't know if I could truly decide.


  6. I'd want to be a vampire, of course :) thanks to Amanda for the awesome giveaway!

    ehaney578 at AOL dot com

  7. A mermaid. lol. I like the idea of being able to breathe water and not drown. Heh...

    growlywlfgrl at yahoo dot com

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  9. I think I'd have to go with witch. After all with my awesome magical powers I could transfigure myself into an animal (dragon!) if I wanted. Whoot! Thanks!

    perrykd at gmail dot com

  10. If I were a supernatural creature I would like to be a dragon. People would fear and revere me, plus iI could fly and have cool abilities (I.e. fire breathing). Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read this book as Blooded really piqued my interest.