The deal of the day is awesome! Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites.
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.
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.
A married vampire with kids. Talk about your really screwed up relationships. However she's a good mom, and really tries. The story is really an interesting one and this is just book one of a series. I really did enjoy the story and narration by Dina Pearlman. Not that long of a listen, but it keeps moving. I'm going to try the next book in the series to see if J.R. Rain can keep up the interest and mystery.
I really enjoy this series. I can listen and put my world and troubles on hold for little while.
I normally read more mystery style vampire books, like Molly Harper or Tate Hallaway but I got hooked on J.R.Rain's Vampire for Hire series from the start. I had to have them all and read to the end. After reading the first book I had to go look up the author to see if it was a man or a woman because he does Samantha Moon's first person point of view so well. Sure there are the tell tale clues that he's a man once you get into it, but still it was throughly enjoyable.
Why I didn't buy them all at one time, "I don't know". Lol, he must say that a thousand times but I found myself rather than being annoyed being tickled when in a later book he changed it to "I JUST didn't know". It's his style, it's Sam's voice. I'm okay with that.
His keeps you guessing at the end of each book. Definitely read them in order and pick up the short stories as well.
Dina Pearlman actually acts the part of Sam in this book. It's very well done. I've heard her before but never quite this good. I've found too that sometimes the book dictates how the narrator reads and it's not their fault if they sound different. On another audible book, I moved my ipod to a faster read and that fixed the problem with the slow narration.
If you like private eyes, a different vampire world, or just a plain good read, try the Vampire for Hire series.
I enjoy most of his books but had reservations about another vampire book. This one is different, that's for sure. Not what you would expect, but an entertaining who done it, in keeping with his investigation background. I found it enjoyable reading and I like being able to go between book and audiobook with Whispersync, listing to the audiobook when commuting in the car. I am going to download a few more of this series and enjoy them now!
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.
The fact that it was a short full story I could fit in an afternoon!
Sam winning her boxing match!
No I haven't yet.
I was moved when Sam had to leave her kids
I really enjoyed this as a quick read, it was well written and I look forward to reading/listening to more of these stories!