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Moon Dance: Vampire for Hire, Book 1 | [J. R. Rain]

Moon Dance: Vampire for Hire, Book 1

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 the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun.
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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 the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. Now working the night shift as a private investigator, Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and seen around the country. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn't exactly what he appears to be; after all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head.

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

©2009 J.R. Rain (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Leah Richmond, TX, United States 07-11-13
    Leah Richmond, TX, United States 07-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Uggghhh!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Hard to say. It's been ridiculously dull to me thus far. I'm not sure I can finish it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Almost certainly not the second in this series.


    What aspect of Dina Pearlman’s performance would you have changed?

    She has a lovely voice, and I don't think she is really the problem for me.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    So far, it is a major downer. Samantha is depressed, as she should be, because her life is horrible. It feels like she resents her children, even though she IS trying to be a good mom, her husband has abandoned her, and she is so lonely. It seems like every few minutes she sighs heavily and says something about her misery. Like I said, I can't seem to make myself finish it, but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if in the next chapter she started devising ways to off herself.


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe this book is about to get really interesting, but I'll never know, I suspect. If I were looking for something this heavy, I wouldn't have sought it in the first book of a paranormal romance series. I expect a little action, humor, some romance and generally just chewing gum for my brain while I commute. This book is depressing....

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    twinsmom 04-23-13
    twinsmom 04-23-13
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    "Jush "eh". Skip this on audio"

    My single biggest problem with this audiobook was the reader. For some reason, which I cannot fathom, she decided to use a sexy, sultry voice for the entire book. It didn't matter if she was picking her kids up from school, vomiting after eating a few ding-dongs, or discussing the attempted murder of a client, it was said with a sultry voice. This book was not sexy. It was not a romance. The sultriness of the reader's voice was so distracting that it bugged the heck out of me. Halfway through this very short book I decided I'd be better off abandoning the audio version and just reading the version I already had on my Kindle. The book was marginally better in print. Maybe I was just turned off to the book at this point, but I really wanted to like it. It got so many good reviews on Goodreads. While I could feel Samantha's pain over her family situation, that was about the only thing I could connect with in the story. Her budding feelings for her new love interest (and his for her) felt totally flat and unbelievable and the investigation was just "meh". There are too many better books out there. Skip this one but if you really feel an urge to read it, skip the audio and just stick to the print version. (Just a heads up, the sample up here is deceptive as I didn't detect the sultry cadence to her voice in it. That came a little further in.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vanessa A. Williamson St. Louis, MO USA 10-04-12
    Vanessa A. Williamson St. Louis, MO USA 10-04-12 Member Since 2014

    I love a good story

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    "Depressing"
    What would have made Moon Dance better?

    Less whining by the heroine, a better narration.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dina Pearlman’s performances?

    Maybe.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. A desire to slap the woman, and anger.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a depressing book. I couldn't even finish it I got so fed up with main character.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ta Lisa moreno Valley, CA, USA 04-13-12
    Ta Lisa moreno Valley, CA, USA 04-13-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Weak Vampire Mother"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The plot was interesting but as much as I wanted to like Samantha Moon, I just couldn't. I found her weak and whiny. Okay, so she is trying to maintain as normal a life as possible for her family, and I get that! But come on, what mother (vampire) wouldn't rip out the throat and eat the heart of anyone who took away their children?
    So,if you are into weepy vampires lamenting the loss of their humanity, this is the book for you. Not sure if this is a series , but if it is maybe she grows a pair in the next book!


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nickolas Seatac, WA, United States 04-02-12
    Nickolas Seatac, WA, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Chick flick version of a vampire book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Entertaining, although it was a little slow in spots where I would have perfered the story moved on a little quicker. There was some action sceens, and some promise for future story plot, but the opening book was overall slow paced.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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