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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 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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Great addtion to the Series!

What did you love best about American Vampire?

I love how the characters development over the series, and how Samantha's skills seem to evolve with each story.

What did you like best about this story?

In this story, we finally get to know who Fang is which I did not see that coming. I love it when a plot takes me by surprise.

Any additional comments?

This is not typical vampire story and does not betray vampires as being perfect. Yeah, Samantha has heightened senses and strength, but she cannot been seen in a mirror, or go out in the sun. Oh, and she can only drink blood and some white wine. Then she can turn into a creature that can fly.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Tracy
  • Bensalem, PA, United States
  • 09-10-12

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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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  • Lisa
  • United States
  • 11-21-12

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.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Sandie
  • Elk Grove, CA, United States
  • 10-08-12

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 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Karen K
  • Oregon City, OR United States
  • 09-10-11

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 3 people found this review helpful

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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 5 people found this review helpful

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The best book so far! Awesome!

American Vampire
Vampire for Hire, Book By: J. R. Rain
Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
This is a very emotional book...wow. I love this series, I am so hooked. There is so much in here. PI jobs, family, friends, what it is like to be a vamp, to be a vamp mom, cravings, supernatural friends, finding new powers and how to use them, and so much more. It is so packed with each book. Written so well!
The narration is so good, voices from a tiny girl to gruff men done perfectly! Emotions perfectly too.

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terrible

Really poor work. constantly repeated the same things over and over. the writer apparently thinks the audience isn't able to remember anything that is written.

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American vampire by j.r.rain

J.r. Rain has the vampire genre well in hand. I have never been disappointed by any of the Samantha moon stories. Keep up the good work, and I'll keep reading the books