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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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    Sandie Elk Grove, CA, United States 10-08-12
    Sandie Elk Grove, CA, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2005

    I'm married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Love to read books, and love to listen to audio books. Genre's UF/Sci-Fi/ dystopian/ fiction and mystery/thrillers

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    "Good....But!!!!"
    What did you like best about American Vampire? What did you like least?

    I really like this series, and up until this one was very happy with it. But as a Mom I kept saying to myself " go to your son....go to your son", maybe since the author is a male he doesn't realize that a Mom would never leave her child if he's that sick. It was just frustrating.


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

    When she meant Fang.


    Have you listened to any of Dina Pearlman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, she's a great narrator, she also does the Anna Strong books, I absolutely love her. She got 5 Stars


    Was American Vampire worth the listening time?

    Yes, even though I had a lot of MOM FRUSTRATION, it was still a good book.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy this series, still listen or read it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Oregon City, OR, United States 09-10-11
    Karen Oregon City, OR, United States 09-10-11
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    "Good, but not quite as satisfying as the first two"

    I really enjoyed the first two installments of this series, but not so much this one. It was good, too. But I felt that there was a bit too much unexplained as far as Fang was concerned. Also, because the title was "American Vampire" and we learn that that was Fang's moniker when he was being tried for murder I thought there would be more explanation and exploration about Fang. It fell kind of flat in that aspect, though there is enough other continuing drama in Samantha's life to carry the book. There was just too much unexplained as far as Fang is concerned. I appreciate that Samantha is able to get some of her "life" back in a satisfying way so that her ex isn't always able to get the best of her. Again, we are left hanging at the end as it segues into another storyline. Dina Pearlman is a first rate narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 01-26-13
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 01-26-13 Member Since 2007

    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)

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    "Story isn't resolved at the end...."

    I read this immediately after book 2 in the series. The prologue of this book is an exact repeat of the last chapter in the previous one... bit annoying because a) I just read book 2, and b) the book is already so short I suspect it should be sold as a short story rather than a novel.

    Of the 3 books so far in the series, this was my least favorite, mainly because Sam's reactions to her son's illness were not very believable. Either she didn't care about him (but her words say otherwise) or the writer doesn't know how to write a grieving mother. (Or, perhaps this was just meant to show that vampires really aren't human anymore?)

    That, and this book has a definite cliff hanger - one that is annoying because the main thread of the story is not resolved at the end. It feels like the author had one longer novel which he chose to chop exactly in half, making book 3 (this one) and book 4 (where the main thread from book 3 is continued). A cheesy way to make a sale, btw.

    I did end up buying the next book and I really like the character development and story-telling and I do want to find out where Sam goes next, but I'm not sure I want to be subject to another 'let's chop the story in half so they'll have to buy another book' sales tactic.

    The narration is good. Oh, I don't think the books would make much sense if they were read out of order. And, for the most part, they are not gory or graphic. I don't think there is swearing, and there isn't any sex.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsay Mattapoisett, Morocco 01-06-13
    Lindsay Mattapoisett, Morocco 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 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Bensalem, PA, United States 09-10-12
    Tracy Bensalem, PA, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good, Light Reading"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jann United States 08-13-12
    Jann United States 08-13-12
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    Would you try another book from J. R. Rain and/or Dina Pearlman?

    I would most likely try the 4th book in the series, but will not finish Book 3 and I'm no quitter! I downloaded it when I purchased the third book. I'm hoping for storyline improvement


    Has American Vampire turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, not at all


    What about Dina Pearlman’s performance did you like?

    Her performance was fine


    Any additional comments?

    Here is a woman who has been a vampire for over a year (a former government agent) and who has been maintaining her work at home mom life. All of a sudden she loses her mind, takes justice into her own hands, divulges her utmost secrets to a complete stranger AND although she states multiple times she knows her son is VERY sick, leaves him with her sister because "there is a little girl out there" who needs her! Seriously? I admired her for having common sense and a working brain. It appears both have failed her in Book 3.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 04-30-12
    Paul Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 04-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good light listen"

    This book a generally a good pulp novel about a vampire and her work. You'll have to listen to the first two books for this one to make much sense, and if you've listened to them, you know what to expect. This one isn't quite as good, in my opinion. It's a little more scattered, and some of the integrity of the character is missing. In addition, the author manages to really stretch the suspension of disbelief at one point in the novel, which should be hard to do in a novel that has already has vampires, werewolves and the like.

    In terms of performance, the reader is decent, but there are occasional moments when you can tell that she moved in relation to the mike or had a sentence edited in after the fact. This is unfortunate, as it pulls you out of the story a bit.

    Overall, not bad, and I will probably get the next in the series eventually, but I'm not rushing to download it yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zulu Cedar Park, TX 07-17-13
    Zulu Cedar Park, TX 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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    Lisa United States 11-21-12
    Lisa United States 11-21-12 Member Since 2012

    Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!

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    "In love with this series!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that it was written by a male author.


    Have you listened to any of Dina Pearlman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Dead on perfect.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many.


    Any additional comments?

    This author is a must try, these books are exciting and humorous. I will buy any other books this author writes.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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