Q&A: Amanda Carlson, author of Cold Blooded (Jessica McClain #3)

I always love having Amanda Carlson on the blog, and she stopped by today to catch up about Book 3 in the Jessica McClain series, COLD BLOODED, and what she’s been up to since Book 1!


coldbloodedIt’s been a busy couple of years for you, and Cold Blooded, the 3rd Jessica McClain book, just dropped! What’s been one of the most fun things, for you, about being a published author?
The most fun is being able to get to meet so many fabulous authors, readers and fans in person. The connections that I’ve made and the great experiences I’ve had on this journey have been amazing.

What can we expect from Jessica and the gang in Cold Blooded?
Lots of non-stop action. COLD BLOODED is high octane fun. Jessica and the gang are on the run, trying to figure out how everything is going to work and trying not to get killed in the process. Just the way I like it.

How do you think Jessica has grown from the first book, Full Blooded?
The span of all three books is only a few weeks time at most. So considering the leaps and bounds Jessica has had to make, she’s grown incredibly. I’m really proud of her. She has a lot on her plate and she handles it with grace.

If the series were to hit the big screen, is there an actress that you picture as Jessica?
I’m terrible at this, but I’d probably have to say Jennifer Garner mixed with a young Kathryn Zeta-Jones. I love the idea of dark haired Scottish beauty, mixed with some girl next door.

Read any good books lately?
I haven’t finished a book in a while, but I have a lot on my list, including finishing Darynda Jones’s Charley Davidson series. I love her voice. I also love Amanda Bonilla and Kristen Callihan.

What’s one piece of advice that you would give to aspiring writers?
Finish. Always finish. If there is no book, there is no story. Once you complete the story, the world is yours for the taking.

What’s next for you, this year and beyond?
I’m editing RED BLOODED, book four in the Jessica McClain series, starting on PURE BLOODED which is book five, as well as a few other side projects I’m excited about. If you want to stay up to date on the very latest, make sure to follow my author facebook page. That’s where all the current info is: http://www.facebook.com/authoramandacarlson

Thanks so much for having me by the blog today! I always love stopping by. COLD BLOODED released last week and I’m so excited to have it in the hands of readers.

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About COLD BLOODED:
Magic, mayhem and madness explode in this third installment in the Jessica McClain series.

Jessica McClain is on the run… again.

Finally reunited with Rourke, Jessica arrives home to find that her best friend has been kidnapped, her father has vanished, and the supernatural Sects — witches, demons, and sorcerers —- don’t even have the courtesy to wait until she is unpacked to attack.

Now, mastering her powers as the sole female werewolf might not be enough to save them. Thrown together in a shaky truce with the Vampire Queen, Jessica must show all the different Sects what the true meaning of “the enemy of my enemy” is or her father will die…

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