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.
more twist to the story line, less predictable. depth to the character explaination of backround
weak and predictable
This was a story that I just could never get a connection to the characters. I wanted to, but I was bored throughout the story.
It was slow and I didn't feel a connection to the characters.
None really, I think that was why I didn't like it
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
Vampire and mom. She works quite well as an investigator. Less so as a family person, So goes the story.
This is a pleasant enough read. The premises didn't quite hold for me. But the main character is in transition. Perhaps the later novels round it out more.
I have been happily married for 17 years, I have 3 children (12, 14, & 16), and 2 dogs. I am currently working on a 2nd degree. Life is chaotic and stressful, but I wouldn't change it. I am blessed and enjoying my life.
Nice enough that I am going to order book 2 :) I like the main character Mrs. Moon. I think her husband is a prick, and I hope he get what's coming to him soon, hopefully in book 2 lol Hummm I am trying not to give out in spoilers. Let’s just say you can definitely identify with Sam, the main character. I found myself completely in her corner and pulling for her. I am waiting for her to let loose a can of whoop a#% on Mr. Moon!
Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.
Her struggles to deal with being a wife and mother after being attacked and changed into a vampire had more depth than I was expecting.
This is the first book I've listened to by Ms Pearlman. I had a hard time adjusting to her reading. She does a great job with the dialog but the inflections during the naration portions (of which there are many) seemed strange. Eventually I came to the conclusion that she was trying for "detective noir". I'm not sure it's the correct tone for this book nor do I think she is able to pull it off. It did however let me stop thinking about it and gradually I got used to it.
I bought the first four Vampire for Hire books on sale. I look forward to continuing the series.
It just doesn't work for me. Depressing and slow....I did like the characters just thought they were wasted with this plot.
However the narrator did a nice job.
Moving the plot along more quickly and making it more complex would have made this an intriguing listen. I would have liked to see the main character challenged a bit more and become more of a strong female character. She seemed floundering and it was hard to get involved in her struggles with any sort of interest.
The author seemed to be more focused on the characters' personal relationships rather than plot development. The crime solving seemed like an afterthought and was very obvious. It moved so slowly and I lost interest so frequently I actually fell asleep a few times while listening to the book. This rarely happens for me.
This is my first Dina Pearlman performance and I thought she did an average job. She probably would have been better if she had better material to work with. It was easy to identify who was speaking and she had decent voice inflection. She does have a relaxing voice so sometimes it is easy to tune her out or fall asleep...
Disappointment was my main feeling after listening to this book. It had such promise from the synopsis that it could have been very engaging. I won't be purchasing any more books in this series.
This book could be a good listen if you are looking for something to help you sleep at night, and if you can get it on sale. The narrators' voice is very soothing and doesn't change volume/ pitch much since there is relatively little action in this book to cause her to. There are many books that are much better in this genre: the Kitty Norville series, or the Mercy Thompson series to name a few I would recommend.