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Vampire Moon: Vampire for Hire, Book 2 | [J. R. Rain]

Vampire Moon: Vampire for Hire, Book 2

Now in Vampire Moon, sequel to Moon Dance, private investigator Samantha Moon finds herself hunting down a powerful crime lord and protecting an innocent woman from her ruthless ex-husband—all while two very different men vie for her heart. And as the stakes grow higher and her cases turn personal, Samantha Moon will do whatever it takes to protect the innocent and bring two cold-blooded killers to justice—her own brand of justice.
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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 Vampire Moon, sequel to Moon Dance, private investigator Samantha Moon finds herself hunting down a powerful crime lord and protecting an innocent woman from her ruthless ex-husband—all while two very different men vie for her heart. And as the stakes grow higher and her cases turn personal, Samantha Moon will do whatever it takes to protect the innocent and bring two cold-blooded killers to justice—her own brand of justice.

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

©2010 J.R. Rain (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Karen Oregon City, OR, United States 09-10-11
    Karen Oregon City, OR, United States 09-10-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Series continues in fine form"

    I am enjoying the continued character development in this series. Since the books are shorter than some, there is a lot of room for more discoveries. It is nice for Samantha to find others to lean on and share her woes with as her family life alters, rearranges and adapts to her vampiric life. I appreciate the fact that there is some explanation to vampire legend as it explores what is truth and what is "myth." I also like the fact that the author gives us a slightly new take on vampires, as this author has determined. A fresh outlook is often welcome. The book sort of leaves us hanging at the end so we can look forward to the next book giving us more focus on that. Dina Pearlman "is" the voice of Samantha Moon. I hope that all future books are read by her. She does an outstanding performance and, I think, gives it just the right touch.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Boynton Beach, Fl, United States 02-04-12
    Patricia Boynton Beach, Fl, United States 02-04-12

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    "Wow"
    What did you love best about Vampire Moon?

    I am so engrossed in this series only after ready books 1 and 2 I HAVE to read the rest!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Moondance meeting Fang


    What about Dina Pearlman’s performance did you like?

    The way she changes her voice


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Moondance


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mary st albans, vt, United States 01-26-12
    mary st albans, vt, United States 01-26-12
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    "Better than the first"
    Where does Vampire Moon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this book drew me in and I couldn't wait to get to the end to see who she was meeting


    What did you like best about this story?

    that sam was finally going to meet fang


    Which character – as performed by Dina Pearlman – was your favorite?

    fang


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

    yes when she punched her ex husbands girlfriend in the facee and she got her kids back


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 01-25-13
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 01-25-13 Member Since 2012

    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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    "Good character development in a short novel"

    I liked it as much as the first book in the series... or, wait... perhaps a bit more. I think there was a bit less of Sam 'musing on the state of vampirism' in this story, but her character was developed without being a repeat of book one.

    The thread of story dealing with Sam's ex-husband was well done - very frustrating and before the end of the book, you'll want to smack Danny too. Is the whole thing believable? Sure, for the most part. Sam wants to maintain a normal life even though she is not normal any more, and she does a good job of balancing being a vampire, having to work for a living, and trying to stay in contact with her children.

    The story is short. It's not sold as a short story, but it probably could be (or, - dare I? - should be) packaged with book 1 and book 3 and sold as one, nearly complete, story. There was a bigger 'cliffhanger' in this book than in book one, but it wasn't as obnoxious a cliffhanger as some other books I've read (i.e. you probably will not feel ripped off at the end, even though you might want to read the next to find out who Fang turns out to be).

    The narration is good, as good, or better than the first novel as the narrator seems to have settled into Sam's character now.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Kentwood, MI, United States 12-16-12
    Richard Kentwood, MI, United States 12-16-12 Member Since 2015

    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.

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    "Decent story, ok writing and narration"

    The overall story was good and kept me interested and wanting to know what was going to happen. The characters are developed and make me care what happens in their lives. The writing is somewhat uneven, sometimes well done and other times rather bland and clichéd. The narration seems to match the writing often times trying to sound noir but not really pulling it off. Other times it really brings out the emotion of the story or the feelings of the character. I'd be interested in hearing something else by Dina Pearlman to see what she's able to do with stronger material. In the end I'm still looking forward to listening to the next book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 10-09-12
    Lisa 10-09-12
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    Would you try another book from J. R. Rain and/or Dina Pearlman?

    This series is good. I read the first one and listened to the second one. I am looking forward to the third one. It is a dark series. Makes you think.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Samantha-The main character. What she struggles with.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dina Pearlman?

    I enjoyed her as a narrator. Very clear and concise


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

    There is a new book in her series. I hope there is more after the third.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ceres 09-21-12
    Ceres 09-21-12
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    "A very average series..."

    I listened to the entire series in hopes that the author would develop the characters, world and story better, since I found the concept of a Vampire in a domestic setting intriguing. Although the series continues to keep some interesting concepts, the story doesn't get better or worst.

    The author continues to make the same mistakes throughout the entire series. The mystery is very predictable. Samantha doesn't act as a mother in many situations or like a former federal agent, or even like a regular woman, and keeps making poor decisions that could easily expose her "secret" vampirism to strangers. Also all other characters in the series are kept one dimensional.

    For some reason the author also seems to be going with the "extraordinary and most powerful" route for Samantha's character. She is now developing all kinds of psychic abilities that allow her to "know" everything by touching objects, talking to ghosts, listening to her "inner alarm" or by communicating with old spirit, etc. These abilities apparently are not developed by all vampires. Although it is somewhat interesting to have a psychic vampire, at the same time its also very anticlimactic and convenient to have her find out everything so easily.

    I suspect that many of the issues I find with this series are related to the shortness of each book. I have no idea why the author creates such short stories but by doing so he really hampers the character development and the flow of the story.

    Nonetheless the series is somewhat interesting and the author has a different concept going (psychic vampire investigator and mother of two kids). This series may not win any awards but its still mildly entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    girorv montreal, QC, Canada 01-26-12
    girorv montreal, QC, Canada 01-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Can't wait to get to #3"

    Samantha Moon...what a vamp... this one was... better than the first ...made me crave the next. Dina Pearlman does a wonderful job.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Los Angeles, CA 05-29-15
    Amazon Customer Los Angeles, CA 05-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Samantha Moon goes vigilante"

    Another great entry in the series. The same sarcastic heroine, but with a lot more action. This book goes more thoroughly into how Sam became a vampire and also sees her give in more to the dark side of her powers. She becomes a literal bat girl as she fights a crime syndicate and helps protect a woman from her murderous exhusband. Meanwhile, her personal relationships are also going through extreme ups and downs as she deals with her own dissolving marriage that has turned extremely nasty and two possible lovers with mysterious connections to the paranormal. Warning: while almost all storylines are finished, story ends on a major cliffhanger regarding one love interest. Be prepared to buy the next book immediately!

    The narrator was good, but I had to take a star off since I noticed several short sections where the narration appeared to have been cut and pasted with someone else's voice. Not major, but it was noticible to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Breanna Charleston, WV, United States 07-06-13
    Breanna Charleston, WV, United States 07-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great"
    Would you listen to Vampire Moon again? Why?

    The series just keeps getting better and better as the story progresses, I love the stories and the series.


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

    When she learned that she could turn into the bat creature and fly.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could yes, definitely.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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    "Delightful Listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Vampire Moon to be better than the print version?

    Don't know I have never read the papaer version


    What other book might you compare Vampire Moon to, and why?

    Perhaps Darkness Haunts by Susan Illene. It's an emotional story, lots of inner anks and well rounded characters


    What does Dina Pearlman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I feel she demonstrates the inner feelings and character of Sam Moon so well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did and it is short enough


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the way she fought for her family and the feelings involving the son are, I am sure, ones I could have felt myself. It is possible to see her abilities grow with each book. Not too many detailed fight scenes, which I hate, and the sex is not overly graphic which is something I can find difficult to read.

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