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Moon Dance Audiobook

Moon Dance: Vampire for Hire, Book 1

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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 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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    Ceres 09-15-12
    Ceres 09-15-12
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    "A domestic vampire...most certainly different!"

    Although the mystery was very predictable, somehow this book held my attention. Maybe it was the somber mood, or the newness of having a vampire in domestic setting that made this book intriguing to a point.

    Aside from the predictability, this book has also several inconsistencies and problems. Like the husband's complete revulsion for Moon. According to the story they had a great marriage before the attack. He was the person who help her setup her new lifestyle. Somehow from that you go to utter revulsion and blackmail. Obviously, the author wanted this character to be a jerk and to push Moon into a new stage of her life. But the inconsistency and lack of explanation (consistent to human behavior) is a bit annoying. The same thing can be said about her husband's sudden fear for his kids. He goes from having no fear (always leaving the kids alone with her) to stipulating that she will only have supervised visits. There was not reason for this and no event that supported this behavior (this was his plan from the beginning). I don't even want to start with all the problems and inconsistencies with Moon's character.

    However, even with all the problems, I still listen to the story until the end. Astonishingly, I'm not against buying the next book in the series. I think I see promise with Moon's character and the series as a whole. I can see her character growing, getting stronger and taking control of her life. Hopefully I won't be disappointed.

    1 of 2 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 2012

    I'm an Optician, so I help people see, I occasionally poke them. In a former life I lived on an island with 7 goofy castaways and a Jedi.

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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 2 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal 08-22-12
    Crystal 08-22-12
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    "A double entendra that fits!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Moon Dance to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version, but the audio version was thoroughly enjoyable.


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

    When the heroin discovers her origins.


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

    The main character.


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

    See Moon Dance dance with the Moon!


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this story while sitting in rush hour traffic and it was engaging, thrilling, querky, and completely enjoyable. Rush hour rushed by as I learned about the heroin's totally bizzare and complicated life. This is not for someone who wants a very deep and sublevel story with psycological overtones.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shelley Reif San Diego, CA 08-12-12
    Shelley Reif San Diego, CA 08-12-12 Member Since 2017

    Shelley Reif

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    "Really enjoying this"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would. I really like the main character.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Samantha Moon of course. I love that even though she is a vampire, she is still mostly an everyday house wife with kids to tend to. She is very relatable. Even though she is tough, like all the female characters in the vampire novels, she seems like she could be you if you were in her shoes...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she meets the gang members while out jogging


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

    Yes, when she confronts her husband about his affair. She is very real and it's so easy for me to relate to her. We are the same age, both have kids, etc. So when she feels pain, you feel it...


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jewellie Corpus Christi, TX, United States 06-11-12
    jewellie Corpus Christi, TX, United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2013
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    "VERY EXCITING"

    THIS SERIRS IS SO GOOD FROM BEGINING TO END. OH HOW I HOPE SHE / HE IS WRIGHTING MORE FOR THIS SERIES.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda K. Holland Parkland, Florida 05-28-12
    Brenda K. Holland Parkland, Florida 05-28-12 Member Since 2017

    Traveling Nurse and Treasure Hunter

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    "A new twist on a classic tale."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Moon Dance to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the printed version.


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

    When she lost custody of her children and realized her husband was cheating; and all because she had been attacked and made into a vampire.


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

    Samantha Moon, of course!


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

    Samantha Moon, a single mom, private investigator and oh yeah. vampire!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to reading more!

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    Debbie Gloucester, VA, United States 05-10-12
    Debbie Gloucester, VA, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Good Series."

    I listened to the first four books of this series offered here and really enjoyed them. Samantha Moon is trying very hard to live in her world of children, husband and work as normally as she can while dealing vampirism too.

    Im really interested in reading even more and am looking forward to seeing if the 5th book of the series Vampire Dawn will be in audio soon.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer TACOMA, WA, United States 03-18-12
    Amazon Customer TACOMA, WA, United States 03-18-12 Member Since 2012

    I am a mother of 16 yr old twins..Mikael&Miranda. My kids think I am a big dork listening to my books. I love to read but its nice to read twice as many books and listen while working.

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    "Loved it!!"

    I loved the characters in this story...looking forward to listening to the rest of series!!!

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    Amazon Customer Vadnais Heights, MN, United States 03-12-12
    Amazon Customer Vadnais Heights, MN, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Very interesting series with High Enjoyment Value"
    Would you listen to Moon Dance again? Why?

    Yes. Supremely engaging story and characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They are all interesting


    Any additional comments?

    Wish they'd combine the stories into longer stories. Too short... if they weren't so interesting I'd probably passed them by.

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    Patricia Boynton Beach, Fl, United States 01-02-12
    Patricia Boynton Beach, Fl, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2017

    Keeping Informed

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    "Wonderful!!"
    If you could sum up Moon Dance in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, unexpected story line. Will catch your attention right away.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole story line from start to finish.


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

    When Samanth and Fang ended their


    Any additional comments?

    Wasn't sure I would like this book but took a chance. I'm glad I did because I will be reading Book 2.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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