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American Vampire: Vampire for Hire, Book 3 | [J. R. Rain]

American Vampire: Vampire for Hire, Book 3

In American Vampire, the sequel to Vampire Moon, private investigator Samantha Moon receives a heartbreaking phone call from a very unlikely source: a five-year-old girl who's been missing for three months. Now on the hunt, Samantha will use her considerable resources, including her growing supernatural abilities, to locate the missing girl before it's too late.
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Publisher's Summary

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 American Vampire, the sequel to Vampire Moon, private investigator Samantha Moon receives a heartbreaking phone call from a very unlikely source: a five-year-old girl who's been missing for three months. Now on the hunt, Samantha will use her considerable resources, including her growing supernatural abilities, to locate the missing girl before it's too late. And as she gets closer and closer to the horrible truth, she receives devastating news on the home front.

Now, with her world turned upside down, Samantha Moon is forced to make the ultimate choice of life and death. And through it all, she discovers the identity of one mysterious man... a man she has grown to love.

Blood money: listen to more in the Vampire for Hire series.

©2011 J.R. Rain (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Zulu 07-17-13
    Zulu 07-17-13
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    "Series sale"
    Would you try another book from J. R. Rain and/or Dina Pearlman?

    Yes.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Wanted to listen to the next book to see what her final decision was.


    Was American Vampire worth the listening time?

    Half and half


    Any additional comments?

    Got tired of listening to how curvy she was or how great her other form was. Didn't really care for how she reacted to her son's illness. Just seemed to be more descriptions than storyline.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Arthur Lueder Los Alamos, NM USA 03-18-13
    Arthur Lueder Los Alamos, NM USA 03-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Short But Improving"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes because I've read the next couple and the author has improved.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting was Samantha's situation as a mother who was turned into a vampire and still has to take care of mommy stuff.

    Least is the author's word padding.


    What about Dina Pearlman’s performance did you like?

    I love her delivery actually.


    Do you think American Vampire needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    There are several more in the series but J.R. Rain really needs to make novels instead of what are essentially paperback shorts.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't let the 3 star rating discourage you from reading the series. The stars are more about some annoying tendencies of the author to rehash things repeatedly. (see how I did that? :D)

    The book is short and I still think the author pads words like a freshman English major. Still, I love the premise of the vampire who has to take care of her kids. Tragedy is hitting her hard and she is finally running into others of her kind. Of course, another cliff hanger ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsay 01-06-13
    Lindsay 01-06-13
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    "Fizzled"

    I enjoyed the first two books in this series as light-hearted entertainment to listen to while driving and working. The narration is excellent, and I do recommend Dina Pearlman as a narrator. In this book the inconsistencies and bizarre decisions by the main character are really off-putting. I finished it, but do not find myself interested enough in the cliff-hanger to go on.

    In reviews for the previous two books, I saw that people commented on a man writing from a woman's perspective, and this may be the problem I had with the inter-personal relationships in this book especially. While I know that sexually appreciative descriptions of the opposite sex are the norm in this detective-style genre, they struck me as excessive in this book. This was especially awkward in her relationship with the older detective, which came across as creepy rather than endearing, crossing the line between fatherly mentor and sexual object with Sam's weird descriptions of him.

    I hate to leave a bad review, but I was very disappointed that I used my credit for this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 08-03-12
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 08-03-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I've been sucked in to a great series"

    This series is a delightful surprise and I'm really enjoying it. American Vampire is well written, and the character of Samantha Moon is entertaining and unique. Samantha is coming in to her own as a vampire and her character is really beginning to grow and develop. I'm looking forward to seeing how her relationships with Fang and Kingsley will turn out. As well as finding out what happens with her children and ex husband. The only problem I have with the book is that Mr. Rain has not fully embraced his female side. I don't know many women (If any) who would leave their fataly ill child in the hospital to go to work or visit with boyfriends. Other than that this is a very good book. I bought the next book in the series before I finished this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 08-01-12
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 08-01-12 Member Since 2013

    BJS

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    "Fun series with Female Vampire detective"

    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. Every book just gets better and the narration is excellent Dina Perlman does great job

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ann VISTA, CA, United States 06-19-12
    Ann VISTA, CA, United States 06-19-12
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    "Entertaining series"

    I've been a solid audio book listener for years, and have tired of several "sci-fi/fantasy" series that degraded amusingly enough into "too much sex and not enough violence". During my search for a new author I came upon J.R. Rain's first novel and thoroughly enjoyed it. I quickly opted for the 2nd and 3rd and have not been disappointed. As much credit as I want to give the author for the story, I don't want to short change the performance, which any listener with any experience knows, can make or break an audio book. So kudos on both fronts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Boynton Beach, Fl, United States 04-07-12
    Patricia Boynton Beach, Fl, United States 04-07-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Another Great Book"
    Where does American Vampire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    On top where it belongs!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of American Vampire?

    Can't pick out one particular moment, the whole book was great


    What about Dina Pearlman’s performance did you like?

    Her voice is mesmerizing.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there was more then 4 books to this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    girorv montreal, QC, Canada 06-26-12
    girorv montreal, QC, Canada 06-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "the shine wore off"

    this one wasn't as good as the other two. I think maybe the author got bored with his characters as nothing new develops for them. The story goes to its logical conclusion.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Aylett, VA, United States 05-03-12
    Daniel Aylett, VA, United States 05-03-12 Member Since 2010

    I mostly likes me some sword and sorcery, not really in to sifi but theirs a place in my library for anything from John Scalzi.

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    "Gone Downhill"

    I enjoyed the first book second was ok this one was less the passable. I think it tried to do too much and explain nothing. And the way the story seems to be heading really turned me off to the series.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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