Friday, August 24, 2012

Blog Tour: Full Blooded

Welcome to my stop on the 
Full Blooded Blog Tour!

My blog is the first stop on the tour, but due to some issues with scheduling my post somehow didn't go live yesterday like it was supposed to.

First, some info about the book:

Full Blooded
(Jessica McClain #1)
Amanda Carlson
Release: September 11, 2012
Amazon Release: Available NOW!

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.

You can read my early review of Full Blooded HERE!

I'm super excited to have the author, Amanda Carlson, here with me today! Continue on to read her answers to my interview questions!

About the book 
Full Blooded is a story about werewolves, which while not being a new concept is still a little different for each author. Tell us why you decided to write about werewolves and how your wolves are different from others. 

I love wolves! Pure and simple. I was fascinated by the entire world of shifters when I started reading urban fantasy several years ago. I wanted a tough heroine, and a wolf fit perfectly. My world is big in FULL BLOODED, every supe you can think of exists, but there were no female wolves until Jessica came along. My Pack wolves are superstitious, and a myth is delivered right after her birth that incite chaos throughout her childhood. My Pack dynamics, rules, relationships are all unique. One of the best things about my story is my heroine is surrounded by family and friends. This isn’t an angsty dark UF, this is a fun, snarky action-packed adventure. 

Jessica is a strong heroine. Tell readers a little bit about her. 

Jessica was raised in an adverse environment, which could’ve hindered her growth, but instead she learned and grew from it. She doesn’t take anything too seriously and since she’s new to being a supe, the readers get to go on the journey of discovery with her. She also kicks some serious ass! 

There is a handful of great male characters in this book. Who is your favorite of all your fictional, Full Blooded men? 

Oh, lord! Can I say I love all of them? Each one is a treat to write, and my crushes vary day to day. If I had to pick one, however, it would have to be Rourke, but James is a very close second, followed by Danny. 

About the author 
How long did it take you to write Full Blooded? 

It took me two years to finish FULL BLOODED, in part because I put it in the proverbial “drawer” for eight months because I wasn’t convinced it was good enough. But I finally un-earthed it, thanks to two awesome beta readers who agreed to take a look (love you K & D), and finished in the spring of 2010. I edited it so many times over the course of the next year it was silly. Then when my agent got a hold of it we dove in again five or six times. Now writing the third book, I finally feel like I’m honing my craft and it’s a great feeling. Writing is hard no matter how you slice it, but getting better at what you do is icing on the cake. 

Where do you do most of your writing? 

My office is a sunroom attached to my bedroom. I love it and do most of my work there. Occasionally I go out to a coffee shop, especially in the winter when I feel the SAD coming on! Winters in Minnesota are long and cold. 

Who/what helps you the most when you get writers' block? 

Wordwars. Making myself accountable to others is what keeps me on task. It’s an awesome tool and I highly recommend them. Get on twitter if you’re a hopeful writer and use the hashtags #wordwar or #1k1hr (1,000 words in one hour). The word count is not important. It’s all about staying focused and on task for a solid hour. It’s a miracle worker. What writers block? 

Fast Five: 
Favorite recent movie: The Avengers 

Celebrity crush: TOM HARDY 

Favorite guilty pleasure: US Weekly 

Best book or movie romance: Recent movie romance: This Means War, but one of my all time faves is: Shakespeare in Love. Best book romance has to be anything by Georgette Heyer. I collect her work. She is amazing. 

Favorite junk food: French fries all day everyday 

Thanks for having me! I had a blast chatting with you. Hope to do it again soon.

Thanks so much to Amanda Carlson for visiting!

Be sure to check out Full Blooded, and don't forget to check out the novella for the Jessica McClain series (available now) and the second book in the series, Hot Blooded, coming in April 2013!

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