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Hot Blooded (Jessica McClain #2)

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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.

Because she's the only female werewolf in comes with its own set of rules...and powers.

Aided by two vamps, two loyal Pack members, and one very reluctant human, Jessica must rescue her man while coming to terms with w
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by Orbit (first published 1st 2013)
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Jessica McClain is the only female werewolf in existence. She is also the strongest, fastest and most powerful among werewolves. Not even her father, the strongest Alpha, can force her to obey him if she doesn’t do it willingly. Her first change was met with hostility and anger since it was prophesied that a female werewolf would destroy their entire race. According to a different prophecy, she'll be the one to bring ballance to the entire supernatural community.

But Jessica doesn’t want to rule
Hot Blooded had all the things I didn't like about the first book: the info dumps, the super convoluted world building, the page long-monologues by almost every character and the boasting. OH THE BOASTING! The final confrontation between the main character and the evil villain was as follows:

THIS WENT ON FOR 5 CHAPTERS. At the end, I wanted to kill them both. What semi-intelligent being decides to have boastful conversations while in a fight to the death?

On top of that, it seems the author doesn
Dec 21, 2012 Linda rated it it was ok
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and looked forward to this one. Unfortunately, it was a disappointment.

In this story, Jessica, newly minted werewolf, journeys to rescue her mate Rourke from evil goddess Selene. Along the way, she encounters a number of obstacles and challenges Selena put in her path and gathers a few new allies as well. But each challenge seems to be a relatively unrelated way for the author both to lengthen the book and delay the final confrontation. In each, Jes
It was better than the first one :D

It's not a bad story, interesting characters, fun plot and it's pretty fast paced. I didn't have time to get bored, stuff kept happening.
But these first two books could have been one. The end of the last one was too abrupt.
Still, it isn't a bad series, guess it's worth sticking to it.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

We’re baaaack with another annoyingly long, but hopefully fun team review with the UTC Maidens. Suz, Angela and I all adore this series so here’s our thoughts on the very latest, and greatest from Amanda Carlson and the Jessica McClain series…

Describe Hot Blooded in three words:

Suz: Action packed fun!

Annie: [a] kick ass adventure!

Angela: Kick Ass Heroine

This is the second book in the Jessica McClain series, how do you think it compared to the first?

Suz: I think I liked this book a little bit mo
Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho)
Quickie Thought: Amanda Carlson is not a one hit wonder. Hot Blooded is nice addition to the Jessica McClain series.

The Heroine: Jessica is a freak in the supe world. She is the only female werewolf and she's only been able to shift for about a week or so where as other werewolves can shift once they hit puberty. Jessica maybe a late bloomer but she is becoming a bad ass fast!

The Plot: Three werewolves, two vamps and a human enter a bar..... Picture this motley crew on a journey Lord of the Ring
Jan 06, 2014 delane rated it it was amazing
'Hot Blooded' leaves off right after the events of 'Full Blooded' and thank goodness!! Our Jessica has lost her a sadistic bitch of a goddess who has a serious problem with rejection....but she's hell bent and determined to not let him stay lost!
If book #1 was a roller coaster ride....this amazing book #2 is like driving in an epic demolition derby (yes I've done it....longggggg time I'd not do it again....WAY to old and fat.....but let's just say WHEEEEE
Apr 10, 2013 Lesley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-favourites
Jess McClain has a lot on her plate in Hot Blooded the second instalment in Amanda Carlson's rather fantastic urban fantasy series. As the first female werewolf ever Jess has caused huge divisions amongst the wolfs who fear the looming prophecy that the rise of a female wolf will result in the end of their werewolf race. On top of this, every sect in the supernatural community now views Jess as a threat that needs eliminated, even half human, half demon Imp's threaten Jess in the car park tellin ...more
Melissa Hayden
Wow! Jessica will traipse through hell for any and all she loves. And most definitely Rourke. Heart pounding read.


Jessica's been having it rough. Supes are out to get her, attacking her at about ever turn. And it's taking all she has to not run off to find and save Rourke, but she knows she has to be prepared and get information first. There are rumors flying among the Supe world about her, or who she could be and what's to come - prophecies. One Imp attacker tells her they wi
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
4.5 Stars This one is a team review

Angela: I equally love FULL BLOODED and HOT BLOODED. Ms. Carlson is consistent with providing an amazingly elaborate world building and well developed characters. She kept me glued to every page attempting to absorb the details of the story.

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Describe Hot Blooded in three words:
Suz: Action packed fun!
Annie: [a] kick ass adventure!
Angela: Kick Ass Heroine

This is the second book in the Jessica McClain series, how do you think it compared to
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Another great read by Amanda Carlson! This UF series has some serious potential.

"Hot Blooded" takes off where "Full Blooded" left us. Jessica is about to embark on a quest to find her captured mate, Rourke. Though she has the aide of two vampires and two of the strongest werewolves in her pack, it will be a difficult battle to defeat the goddess that has Rourke imprisoned. Jessica must learn her new powers and their limitations quickly in order to bring Rourke home.

I have to say, one major impr
Andrea Heltsley
This is a good book, but not as strong as the first book was. I'm curious to see if the series gets better in book three. Four glittery stars!
12/1 - Considerably better than the first. Hot Blooded was action full speed from the opening pages. I love me a good 'special girl is really special' story, and this was a fantastic example of that genre. I loved how Jessica's powers kept confounding people with their strength, and the way the bad guys kept saying (although not in so many words) "You can't beat me." to which she would reply (again, not in so many words, except in reply to Selene's taunts) "Just watch me!"

There were a couple of
Oct 26, 2014 Mara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, arc
3 1\2
Hot Blooded was a wild ride and a non-stop read, probably more that Full Blooded.

The plot is a classical of the fantasy set: a journey to reclaim a power object (in this case a powerful mate :). It was full of dangers, unexpected twists and obstacles to overcome. All of it in the modern settings of a UF world.

I'm still weirded out by the split personality the werewolves have in this world. Every time Jessica had a talk with her wolf, I thought of calling for help. < grin > But I love
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Apr 21, 2013 Carmel (Rabid Reads) rated it it was amazing
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Jessica McClain is back for round 2 and her Goddess nemesis better watch out because she’s now a semi-experienced, full blown werewolf with claws and she’s not afraid to use ‘em! I loved Hot Blooded! This book is the paranormal equivalent of Mission Impossible; Jessica faces-off against everything from über scary mega spider-scorpion monsters to goats in order to save her mate. Yes, you read that right; evil goats. Amanda Carlson has another page-turner on her hands with
Neyra ♦
Apr 20, 2013 Neyra ♦ rated it liked it
Actual Rating: 3.5

The Prophecy of the True Lycan:

One shall walk again, above all others she is born;
Within her the beast shall lie, well hidden in True Form;
And from this day forth, the Children of the Night shall pay;
By her supreme rule, her righteous hand will slay,
Justice to all, as none are her equal;
The True Lycan will vanquish all evil.

*CAUTION: Might contain some spoilers*

I got sucked into Jessica McClain's world like a moth to a flame. After reading the prequel, Blooded, I fell in lov


Jessica McClain has just discovered she's the biggest threat the supernatural world has seen in over eight-hundred years, but there's only one thing on her mind - finding her mate. Rourke's been kidnapped by a wicked goddess and his only chance of survival lies in her hands.

Finding Rourke and defeating the goddess proves to be difficult enough, but when the Underworld comes calling and Jessica discovers she's accused of crimes she hasn't committed, the entire game changes. The p
Apr 18, 2013 Melliane rated it it was amazing
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Since the end of the first volume I was impatient to rediscover the Jessica McClain's adventures. I must say that the first volume ended on a great event and I only wanted one thing after that: to continue the quest for our heroine to find her dear companion Rourke. This adventure will not be an easy one and it will lead us much further than she would have liked. But it is also a quest that will allow her to understand a part of herself and realize that she i
Amanda Bonilla
Oct 24, 2012 Amanda Bonilla rated it it was amazing
Excellent second installment in the Jessica McClain series!!
Sharon L
Apr 03, 2014 Sharon L rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-2013
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Here, Jessica tries to save her mate. Escorted by two vampires, two werewolves and one angry human, Jessica sets out to save Rourke from one sadistic and vengeful goddess.

May I just say I LOVED this book.

There is a fair share (the lion's share) of world building here. We encounter demons, bats, mermaids (of sorts), spiders, ants, magic, and a little witch's potions. Furthermore, we learn of the system- the hierarchy between the sects an
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Apr 28, 2013 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it really liked it
It's an action-packed ride in this second installment of the Jessica McClain series. The story begins with our heroine chomping at the bit to save her mate and things do not slow down once between the first page and the last.

First off, let me say that if you haven't read Full Blooded, I urge you start there. This book is a continuation of that one --and while this has a self-contained mission, it all hinges on the events of the first installment. There is a little bit of backstory mixed in, but
This is really 2.5 stars. I feel as though the author was out of her depths here. This series started off so well but book 2 felt like a huge info dump. Jessica is now a super-special full blooded werewolf that can do no wrong but that everyone hates. She has magic and great power that she does not understand. Jessica spends this whole book on a quest to retrieve her mate from the clutches of an evil which (cackle cackle) with 2 other werewolves, 2 vampires and a human. She knows nothing of the ...more
May 20, 2013 Shantal (VERIFED BOOK LOVER) rated it it was amazing
Initially starting this i did not remember the events of the first book . It was easy to follow the events and be up to date based on various explanations that i was thankful for .

Let me just this series has improved and I'm so proud of the author . I felt the first book was flat compared to this , i felt so much Badassness was going on all sides that it really got me pumped.
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This story flowed IMO very well, It had excitements , clues were given and secrets were found out in the right place wit
Initial thoughts: 4.5 stars+ - This one went from 0 to 60 in no time flat. Lots of action, bat-like demons, zombie mountain goats, and a psychotic goddess. This is fast becoming one of my favorite urban fantasy series.

My Review: I hate to sound repetitive but WOW and DOUBLE-WOW!

This series has become a new favorite for me. There’s something appealing about a strong female character, especially when she is thrown into a predominantly male werewolf culture. Add in the fact that she is the only
Jessica ❁ Far Dareis Mai ❁ Rabid Reads
2.5 stars

Soul mates is not an unfamiliar idea. It happens pretty regularly in urban fantasy and para-romance, especially with Weres, so it's not a hard concept for me to swallow. Two people (creatures, whatever) meet, see stars and pink floaty hearts, and BOOM they simultaneously realize that they are perfect/meant for each other.

This normally happens in the first 20ish% of the book, and then the happy couple has to overcome various obstacles--obstacles that allow the relative strangers to get
May 30, 2013 Bastard rated it really liked it
Originally posted at:

"Well I'm hot blooded, check it and see. I got a fever of a hundred and three..." sorry, couldn't help myself with a little bit of Foreigner, and I'm sure I'm not first one to lose control like this. I don't sing or dance, but I have a weak spot for 80s music. Much like a werewolf, I transform myself and this overwhelming urge just takes over. Which brings us to this novel, Jessica McClain is back and kicking ass as usual. Hot Bloode
Even better than the last book!
Now on to book 3 :)
Dec 26, 2014 Feminista rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy, arc
Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

I have put off reading this book for some time now. Unfortunately I skim read some of it before I got to reading it. The ending of the last book bothered me. I didn't like where the plot was going. The protagonist finds her mate and then they are separated after spending a very short period of time together, by his evil ex.

In this book, most of the book is spent fighting the evil creatures and spells that the evil ex Selene sent the protagonist's way. At 76% of the book (as
Apr 23, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it
This book picks up right after the last book left off. It is the journey you were expecting and it did not disappoint. Lots of action and adventure in harrowing circumstances. In fact it was nearly never ending. It makes sense since the evil Selene wouldn't give up her prize easily. You also get some more insight into the world in which they live and you are also learning with the rest of them. Most of the things weren't known to the weres because they had no need to learn them. The group realiz ...more
Qwill / The Qwillery
Apr 30, 2013 Qwill / The Qwillery rated it it was amazing
Hot Blooded, the 2nd Jessica McClain novel, picks up immediately after the end of Full Blooded. Jessica has only been a werewolf for a few days. She is the only female werewolf in the world. Prophecies regarding what she is swirl around and endanger her as well as those close to her.

Hot Blooded is as much about Jessica starting to learn about her powers as it is about her desire/need to rescue her mate. As the story progresses we learn more and more about Jessica’s powers along with her. I suspe
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Amanda Carlson is the author of the upcoming Jessica McClain series. The first book, Full Blooded, will be released by Hachette Book Group, ORBIT US & UK SEPT 2012. She’s been writing for over ten years. Full Blooded is her first novel. She lives in Minneapolis, with her husband and three kids.
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