Moon Dance by J.R. Rain
Genre: PNR, Romance
Mother, wife, private investigator...vampire. Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.
Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. Now working the night shift as a private investigator, Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and seen around the country. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn't exactly what he appears to be; after all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head.
Series: Vampire for Hire #1
Hi Felicia and everyone. Thanks for having me on the blog today. My name is Jenna. Some of you may have seen me on Twitter or the Internet as JAScribbles. I’ve been reading for decades (ahem) and am happy to be here to share my guest review.
Are you ready for some vampires?
I love a good vampire story. Make it a series, especially one that has many, many books already published and I’m thrilled. The Vampire for Hire series by JR Rain has 12 titles at the time of this post (Oct 2016). Who knows how long he may continue. Awe-some!
Here’s my review of book one: Moon Dance and book two: Vampire Moon.
It’s easy to review these two at once. In my opinion, you will need to read them in order and so far they don’t appear to hold up as a single, stand alone read. Book two also ended in a cliffhanger.
Meet Samantha Moon. Poor gal has been turned, unwillingly, into a vampire. Her straight-laced husband is not too happy about it. Her kids still love her, but they have no clue. She faces struggles most moms won’t encounter: needing to apply copious amounts of sunscreen just to pick up her son and daughter from school. Not to mention fighting the fatigue of being awake in the daylight. She has to pretend to eat McDonalds – no more Diet Coke!
Sam is a private investigator. Something easily done at night. It’s one of many changes she’s learning to deal with.
The Vampire for Hire series appears to be intended as mysteries, but as you see from my comments above, it is a little more than that.
These first two books talk a lot about Samantha and how she is trying to adjust in this new world. I found the mystery and investigative sections a little light. I enjoyed what was offered, but I wanted more.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m hooked. I’m sure I will keep going. JR Rain writes fun, sassy, kick butt characters. Snarky is the perfect word to describe Samantha Moon. The side characters are so interesting (hunky Kingsley and huggable Detective Sherbet). Perhaps the mystery aspects will be more prominent in books 3 and forward.
If I had to give books 1 & 2 a star rating I’d say 3.5, rounding up to 4 if needed.
These are fun, super quick reads. They will not tax your brain or emotions. If you are looking for something different between more heavy titles, please try the Vampire for Hire series by JR Rain.
Thank you for having me!
Happy reading everyone!
Book 2 Info
Mother, wife, private investigator…vampire. Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.
Now in VAMPIRE MOON, sequel to MOON DANCE, private investigator Samantha Moon finds herself hunting down a powerful crime lord and protecting an innocent woman from her ruthless ex-husband — all while two very different men vie for her heart. And as the stakes grow higher and her cases turn personal, Samantha Moon will do whatever it takes to protect the innocent and bring two cold-blooded killers to justice — her own brand of justice.
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