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Jessica McClain #01: Full Bloodedby Amanda Carlson
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Jessica has an unusual family background - all of her male relatives are werewolves. She never expected to have inherited the werewolf gene herself, because that never happens - there's never been a female werewolf in history. But when Jessica wakes up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain - her body feeling as if it's being ripped in two - she knows that it can only be one thing. She is 'changing' - she is about to become the only female werewolf in the world.
As soon as the news spreads about Jessica's change, she'll be in great danger. There is a myth that exists in werewolf culture - a prophecy passed down from generation to generation. It says that one day a female will be born in wolf's skin. She will be the daughter of Cain, and she will bring down the wrath of God upon the werewolf race. For those who believe in the prophecy, Jessica's existence is a major threat to all werewolf-kind.
Now, as packs across the world begin to turn against her, Jessica is on the run - because as long as she lives, the rest of the werewolves are doomed. And they're not about to go down without a fight.
"In this skimpy paranormal thriller, all werewolves are male — until Jessica McClain, daughter of the respected pack alpha of the Northern U.S. Territories, discovers she can shift. She wanted a relatively quiet life as a PI, but being the first full-blooded female werewolf means that many other supernatural beings want a piece of her, and many of her fellow werewolves want her dead. While every protagonist is by definition special, Jessica is excessively so. Besides lycanthropy, her long list of virtues includes the ability to assume the extremely rare half-wolf, half-human Lycan form; blocking her alpha's psychic link (which no one has ever done before); mate-bonding with an ancient, dangerous were-beast whose animal form has never been seen by anyone living; and violet eyes. Jessica's appallingly stereotyped Hispanic neighbor Juanita ('Ooooh, Chica! I have been so worried! It es soooo good to see you here in the live') heads up a lightly sketched cast, unsupported by the thin plot and exposition-heavy writing. Agent: Nicole Resciniti, the Seymour Agency. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
In the vein of Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs, Amanda Carlson's debut is a new urban fantasy that rewrites the werewolf myth...
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.
Born the only female in an all male race, Jessica McClain isn't just different-she's dangerous.
After living in hiding for the last twenty-six years, Jessica wakes up to find she's become a full-blooded werewolf — claws, fangs, fur, everything. It was never supposed to happen: female werewolves don't exist.
When a mercenary killer comes looking for her, her Pack finds themselves caught in the middle of a war. They must rise up to protect her, but no one knows if she's means the end of their race-or just a new beginning.
Now it's up to Jessica to find out why everyone wants her dead. And to show the world what it means to be the only female in a race where testosterone and blood rule. She's become one of them. Jessica McClain is Pack.
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