The fact that she is living a somewhat normal life w/2 kids
No but she is very good
I enjoyed the book but would have loved some background. The book starts 6 years after the main character has been attacked and that is all we know. A little more detail on Who, what, when and where would have been nice.
Moon Dance was the first audiobook I've listened to.
Make the ending a little more exciting.
Learning to fly.
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
None so far, this is very unique and new to me.
Perfect for Series!!
I was utterly pissed off about what happened to Sam, and all this coming from a male perspective/author amazed me.
I stumbled across this book, I don't much like straying from my favorite authors, but I am very glad I did. I wasn't sure about it at first but then couldn't stop reading/listening. I found I HAD to finish the entire series before I went on to any other books. I even bought the Knighthorse books from this author because I love this series so much. That will be my next review! Hope you will give this author a chance, you'll be glad you did.
The story line intrigued me, a vampire with a husband & children and a job as a PI. Evidently it did more than that as it wasn't long until I had purchased all the books in this series and look forward to new ones.
This is the story of a strong woman put through an utterly life changing, traumatic event who strives for normality with her family while discovering she is more than she thought. And all this with sarcasm, humor, and a great mystery.
Books are short and while I would like more there is no need to mess with perfection.
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
I found it a little odd how the author added in so many "musings" about the nature of Sam's vampirism - not the source of it (that's not really disclosed) but what it means to be a vampire: if she's still human, if she's still alive, etc... these musings were sorta merged into other goings-on - such as a baseball game - which had no point in the story other than to provide a venue for these musings to be explored.
But this didn't detract from the story, which is a little bit of a mystery combined with a vampire-finding-herself story. There was a tiny romantic thread, but no sex (uncommon for this genre of book where the sex is usually quite graphic), and only the occasional bad word (also uncommon). I liked the story more than I thought I should - there is a bit of angst that develops out of the personal strife that Sam has to overcome, and the story's mystery was reasonable.
Overall, I enjoyed the book, even though it's a bit on the short side, and I'm going to start the next in the series right away. (It's not a cliff-hanger novel that makes you *have* to get the next one to see what happens, but if you want to find out how Sam deals with how her vampirism affects her life, you'll want to keep reading.) The narration was reasonable but a bit on the "breathy" side... I assume the narrator will settle into the role better as the books continue.
Yes. I liked the author's fresh approach and imaginative employment of a vampire's abilities together with some of the drawbacks. Just how would you cope with being a single parent of a non-vampire child in this situation?
The leap from a tall building was a suspenseful moment.
This is one top-class reader. She copes with the author's eccentric grammar without missing a beat, and conveys the emotions of the characters impeccably. I'd enjoy listening to her again.
It's a possibility, after all, 'Moonlight' was a very entertaining series.
I'll be interested in seeing this writer develop.
PNR is my prefered genre, but I also enjoy any lighthearted, funny, steamy stories. Listening to books helps me to do mindless housework.
I haven't read the book
This is a tricky question to answer without giving away too much. I enjoyed how she deals with the vampire hunter (her 'special' ability she discovers inc.)
I enjoyed her character voices. Her narrator voice is the cliché "private dick" voice, so I was left with the impression the main charater was tougher than nails, but the dialoge suggests otherwise. Sam is contineously filled with alot of doubt and sorrow over her transformation. So I guess I have mixed feelings about the narrator.
It was! though I try to save my audio books for when I'm doing boring mindless housework
Well for me I found great interest in the location of the book, I have spent almost my whole life in Orange County and the Embassy Suites where Sam finds herself in is where my husband and I spent our wedding night.
Nothing close the the Outlander series - but then it was good enough that I had to quickly finish the series. It was a great find from the sale to try out a first book in a series, This is one probably would not stopped to view.
All the way through I had to find out what happens to this wife and mother - trying to keep up with her daily schedule - after being turned into a vampire.
All the way through I had to find out what happens to this wife and mother - trying to keep up with her daily schedule - after being turned into a vampire. And I must say very much liked her client - the large attorney.
Yes - but then as quickly as it was finished I went to Amazon and downloaded the rest of the series to my Kindle.
I cannot wait for the next book.
I heart scifi, and have become addicted to listening instead of reading, or even watching tv.
Overall an interesting read, but I'm not sure why everyone LOVED it. It was short and mostly light. But I have a real problem with vampires that sweat... That's just not right. Plus she's invisible in mirrors, but shows up on pictures?!? Really? Her character goes from housewife in denial to kick ass with no real transition. There were a lot of things that pulled me out of the book and were more distracting than anything.
I don't know if I'll read further in the series. Maybe in a down time.
The book just seems off..
Ann McCafferey in her Psy series set a good mark for paranormal adventures with well rounded characters, the Michelle Sagara's elantra series does the same in a more modern series, Jeanine Frost night huntress series does kickass with romance very well.. This book doesn't' reach any of those marks and it sounds like just inexperience and very poor guidance from an editor.
It ins't a terrible book, but it ins't good either. The main character clearly has bitterness about men from the beginning and the way she talks about them saying "down girl" repeatedly (editor please!) objectifies the men. Now this anger/frustration makes perfect sense as you listen to more of the story, but the book seems to end suddenly just as some promising characters are finally starting to reveal themselves. The whole thing feels like an action book that was meant to be action/romance and just never got around to it.
If there were another book in the series maybe listening to both would make the pieces fall in place, but i am not sure i would buy the next book to find out.