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Quickie Book Review – Moon River (Vampire for Hire series) by J.R. Rain

Moon River (Vampire for Hire, #8)Moon River by J.R. Rain

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think this series just keeps getting better and better! (The opposite of what usually happens once a series gets to this point.) Samantha, as usual, is up to her fangs in a conundrum involving the safety of those she loves… and that ending– Oy! What a scene. And then there’s Fang– poor misguided, dangerous Fang. I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll just say I’m anxiously awaiting the next book!

Quickie Book Review – Vampire Games by J.R. Rain

Vampire Games (Vampire For Hire, #6)Vampire Games by J.R. Rain

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love watching (er, reading) along with this series as the characters grow and evolve. Samantha and her children are particularly interesting in this book… and Fang, oh, Fang! As usual, the case of the moment was interesting and complex. The more books I read in this series, the more I like Rain and his style of writing. Bring on Book Seven!

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Moon Child by J.R. Rain – Book Review

Moon Child (Vampire for Hire, #4)Moon Child by J.R. Rain
(Vampire for Hire #4)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

To me, the series is getting better and better with each book. Or maybe it’s just that I’ve become so invested in Samantha and her life that I’m addicted? Whatever the reason, this book hit home especially hard for me (as a Mother myself).

Torn between the lesser evil of two unthinkable choices, Samantha has a very short amount of time to come to a decision, and then an even shorter period to reverse the consequences of her decision. While looking for answers she ends up on the radar of a big-bad Vamp and may have the decision taken out of her hands entirely.

The tension in this book is way up there and made for another excellent read. I only wish I’d seen a little more of Fang– I don’t quite know what to make of him yet, and Mr. Furry irritates me for some reason. So despite my lack of the full picture I find myself squarely in Team Fang land. Anxious for the next book in the series!

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Vampire Moon by J.R. Rain – Book Review

Vampire Moon (Vampire for Hire #2)Vampire Moon by J.R. Rain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Things heat up for this second novel in the Vampire For Hire Series…

While I enjoyed the first book, I liked this one even more. Samantha Moon is still reeling from her ex- husband’s douche-baggery, she’s being kept away from her children, things with her possible love interest are strained, and her professional life gets even more complicated.

It’s almost more that one woman should have to deal with at one time, even if said woman is blessed (cursed) with Vampire abilities. So it’s no surprise that Samantha gets a little careless with her actions. Her heart is in the right place and that’s what matters, right?

I don’t want to give much more away, but if you enjoyed book one, Vampire Moon is even better– so read it already!

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Moon Dance by J.R. Rain (Vampire For Hire #1) – Quickie Book Review

Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire #1)Moon Dance by J.R. Rain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting take on the VAMPIRE mythology (including a nod to some old school myths). Well written and I will be reading more from this author.

I instantly felt a bond with Samantha, a tough-on-the-outside wife and mother with her own insecurities, despite being a kick-arse vampire private investigator. Her husband is growing more distant by the hour, she’s jugular-deep in her latest case, and even though it’s been a few years since an attack left her this-side of supernatural, she’s still struggling with the morality and reality of her situation.

Once I realized that this was a “vampire Mom” series, I couldn’t wait to read it. (Other than the new Blood Chord Series, I don’t know of any other similar ones) Let’s face it, we aren’t all 19 and wet behind the ears, so it’s nice to read about a woman like me doing things I only wish I could do 🙂

(Oh, and I hope karma comes back to bite the hubs in the arse!)

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