I am a fan of this series, but it's a bit like a good bowl of popcorn; you enjoy it while you're eating it, and you're certainly sorry when it's done, but if something else exciting comes along, you can easily put it down. That said, I have purchased every book and will continue to do so. The writing is smooth, although I felt something was 'off' on the interpersonal relationships until I discovered JR Rain is a man-- then it made sense. Don't get me srong, he is a good writer and makes a great story and an easy read, but the women's inner voice seems like a man's version of a woman's inner voice if you know what a mean. This is a good combo of supernatural and mystery, reminded me of Dresden Files a little. Overall, a good, solid easy to digest series that I will stick with.
"Vampire for Hire" is a fun take on the vampire craze. I've enjoyed both novels in the series so far and will continue on with the series. Our hero is a working single mom who happens to be an ass-kicking vampire. Very fun. I actually enjoyed this book more than the 2nd in the series. My only complaint is the narrator. She is strangely monotone. I would listen to the sample just to make sure that you could enjoy her telling. I recommend it if you are looking for something light and entertaining.
I received the first J R Rain book for free. I chose to listen to this one and I'm glad I did. My biggest complaint about the first book is that Sam had no backbone. In this installment, she is becoming a stronger woman and a stronger vampire. I won't give any spoilers, but I say that I don't expect her to follow the same moral code as a human. She is a vampire and in this book she begins to act like one. However, I can still tell that this was written by a man. Women are a lot more subtle. It's a good book, and, I plan to read the next book in this series as well.
Female married with children Federal Agent, gets turned into a Vampire. Messes with her work, her marriage, blah blah blah......But it really is an amazing series, has mystery, serious moments, and humor. I hope that this series continues to evolve.
I never knew HUD had special agents with training similar to FBI special agents. Anyway, after being turned, this mom leaves HUD and goes into private practice as an investigator working at night. This is one of the few vampire series where the vampire can turn into a bat - in this case a human-sized bat who not only flies in the sky but also flies in the ocean. Decent series.
I've listened to 3 parts of this series and like many things about it. The concept is fairly original and Dina Perlman is an excellent performer...but,,this is a great example of that frustrating trend of authors taking a story that would have been a good novel and streeeetching it out with lots of repetition..same thoughts by the main character..same situations, same reactions, maybe a little different supporting character but essentially same, same, same! Why can't we have a good novel with a story that progresses without having so much backtracking and ends without a cliffhanger so you feel like you need the next one to find out what happened only to have that one end with another cliffhanger??
This will be the last I buy of this series because there's just not enough story to justify spending the money or time just to lead up to another.......???
The main character was just not likeable. She was unsympathetic and inconsistent. She condemned violence in others but didn't hesitate to be violent herself. The author was very inconsistent in her character development. At times Samantha said she was a monster. At other times she went on about how cute she was and how much she loved herself. The writing was repetitive with the same passages being repeated many times. However, the worst soon is that the plot development was poor at best. Don't waste your credit.
Not in this genre but in this series.
Dina Perlman is an excellent narrator and I will look for other books narrated by her.
Many of them...but I would cut the scene of Kingsley visiting Sam in werewolf form first.