AAD Spotlight: Amanda Carlson and Giveaway

Our Authors After Dark 2012 Spotlights continue with the hilarious and very talented Amanda Carlson. I admit I have a special love for anyone who outshines me in their love of bacon, the rooftop scene in Hangover, and the Madagascar penguins cartoon. Amanda burst on the scene with her action packed debut urban fantasy novella, Blooded, in 2012. Blooded grabbed everyone’s interest with the introduction of a snarky kick ass heroine named Jessica McClain. Jessica is a female werewolf born in a time when weres are only male. The pack fears Jessica to the point of violence and it’s only her father’s alpha status that keeps her alive. When the packs’ fear of her finally overrides their good sense, Jessica decides it’s time to stop playing nice.

Amanda Carlson resides in a galaxy far, far, away known as Minnesota, with her husband and three kids. Born and raised there, Amanda has been writing since high school, struggling to find her niche in the literary world. She comments on her blog that her first attempt at fiction was a contemporary romance, but that genre didn’t flow for her. After reading some YA urban fantasy, she suddenly knew where her passion for fiction writing had been hiding. It was inside the action packed pages of an Urban Fantasy novel. Kick ass heroines with super powers and a penchant for the unexpected is where Amanda was most comfortable. She claims that writing FULL BLOODED gave her the best of both worlds- kickass heroines and a love shifters of all kinds. Urban Fantasy is now her kink.

Full Blooded, the full novel follow up to Blooded, is set to release September 11, 2012, and promises to be a much needed series to add to your Urban Fantasy bookshelf.

Today, Amanda Carlson is going to give away an E-Book of Blooded! To enter, just leave a comment. Open to all through May 10.


  1. Amy R says

    Sounds like it has all the elements I look for in a book. I’m quite fond of women who kick butt and shifters! Can’t wait to read Blooded and Full Blooded!

  2. Justine says

    I’ve read a few YA UF novels, but no adult UF books yet. I plan on fixing this problem! :)

  3. Lynnette F says

    Sounds like my kind of book. Would love to win a copy. If I don’t win, where can I purchase a copy?

  4. Mollie W says

    I have been hearing such great things about this novella. I cannot wait to read this & then read Full-Blooded when it comes out!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  5. Allison says

    YAY! Love give-aways. I’ve been hearing such good things about this series that I’ve been thinking of short-listing it in my TBR pile.

    Thanks for the chance to win. =)

  6. says

    If that cover wasn’t enough to catch my interest the reviews I have read of Blooded made me even more curious to discover Jessica’s world. Thank you for the chance to win!

  7. Sally says

    Werewolves and a strong female character – you know things are going to be good! I’ve been waiting for this to be available in the UK for the last month after reading the synopsis and great reviews. I’d love to be in with a chance of winning a copy ;o)

  8. says

    This sounds very good, have added the series to my wishlist. Question: her last name, McClain, any reference to the Die Hard movies and yummie Bruce Willis?

  9. Victoria Zumbrum says

    I would love to read this series. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

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