All of the books so far have dealt with loss to some degree, but this volume seemed to have a more melancholy tone. I was happy that Samantha was able to come to an honest place with her children, a safe and open place in which they all could share their lives in a deeper and more fulfilling way. I was glad that they drew closer, but sad for some of the innocence that was lost. Among all the characters throughout I enjoyed this book, though it was different than the previous books in the series. Among all the characters throughout the series, there are two with whom Samantha enjoyed particular friendships and even romance.
In this book, both relationships came to a crossroads.
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The causes for strain in both made me very sad, though in both cases, the behavior was believable, and even expected. Both characters caused Samantha considerable pain and sadness, which added to the ambivalence and melancholy of the story. Oct 24, Anita rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this entire book so far series back-to-back for the last couple weeks, plus quite a few short stories that relate.
Free on Kindle Unlimited. It's a great series for a fan of paranormal mystery. The set up is that a mom in California was changed into a vampire in an attack. Fast forward several years and she's struggling with a failing marriage and raising 2 kids with her day time disability. As the years progress, her marriage fails, her kids mature, and her relationships with love i I read this entire book so far series back-to-back for the last couple weeks, plus quite a few short stories that relate. The characters are relate-able, there's a little humor, and very entertaining mysteries with interesting treatments of magic.
Batman has the Joker and I have Anthony Skidmark's.. I love Samantha Moons sense of humor. Rain nailed it with this character. She has a way of telling the story and bringing you in.
I have read 6 books in this series in just a matter of a few days. It is that good. I read and I read alot. It is a hobby for me. On to book 7 in the Moon series.
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Feb 03, Vicki rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can't be to informative in my reviews or I could give something away. This author has hooked me on this series and I have also read some other of his books and want to read more. There are some sad changes in this one but can't wait to go to next one in series. Wow another great one! I love love this Author, she writes everything puts what person is thinking and all others in this story.
I couldn't l d go on and on about Samantha's story. She's a Vampire but I am worried about her growing blood lust. She told her children everything now that they both are displaying gifts of their own. Still can't put these books down! What a twisty plot! The ending nearly killed me!!! I'm bereaved as though a friend died, even though that's not what happened!
Likes it This book was missing the mark. It just didn't stack up to the previous books. It seemed to be written just to set the stage for the next book. No real "Wows" in the book. But, I will continue to read the books because I liked the previous books. Another great book in the seriex Samantha is learning that she acts differently from other vampires, and fears becoming like them. This book brought surprises both good and bad, but it will be great to see what happens next. Nov 12, Stella Kydd rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was a fun read. It opens up a few directions for the series to go in.
Jun 18, Rhonda rated it liked it Shelves: Good story full of humor and some suspense. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will continue to read the series. Sam So she finally told her kids. Great her hiding everything from them just weakened her. This was a good storyline but not the greatest. I enjoyed it tho. These books are getting shorter and shorter. Glad they are on KU. Oct 20, Phe rated it really liked it Shelves: Rain and the 6th book in his Vampire for Hire series.
And with her paranormal abilities growing more with each story, Sam continues to struggle against falling into the abyss of true vampirism. And as the case takes an unexpected turn, Sam must confront the growing supernatural powers of those closest to her—and a betrayal that will rock her world.
On the brighter side, her children are now clued in on her secret. But unfortunately for Sam, her one-time guardian angel, turned rogue love-obsessed stalker, purposefully drives a deep wedge between her and Kingsley—which saddens me because I was really rooting for their HEA. A perfect read for the beach or a lazy afternoon.
It is a great book to read. Nov 14, Matt Schiariti rated it it was amazing. I love this series. I make no bones about it. The Samantha Moon novels are some of the most fun and entertaining vampire books I've read to date. Vampire Games is no exception.
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In this installment, Samantha is approached by a boxer of all people to look into something for him. An opponent of his died in the ring. Russell, as well as the rest of the world, doesn't think he his the other man hard enough to kill him but the ME's report stands: Problem is, the guilt is ea I love this series. Problem is, the guilt is eating Russel up.
He has to know ,one way or the other, if it was really a lucky shot in the ring that killed the other unlucky boxer or if it was something else entirely. As Samantha investigates, she'll as always get more than she bargained for.
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That, however, is only part of Vampire Games. As is always the case, JR Rain mixes in the detective element--whichever case Samantha has taken on at the time--with a large assortment of subplots. He's excellent at mixing up Samantha's work life with her love life, her family problems, and her own struggles dealing with her growing powers and the fight to hold on to what's left of her dying humanity.
Rain throws more things at our favorite vamp heroine than she should be able to handle, but handle them she does. Going forward, things are going to be very different for Samantha Moon as a result of Vampire Games. Every relationship she has has changed. Even the relationship with what she's becoming on the inside. Some of those changes are good, some not so good I ain't saying which.. Despite it's length it's only pages. Not the shortest of them but not the longest either Rain makes it feel like it's actually longer with the amount of character development, subplots and situations.
This is a BUSY book but his style is so clean and easy to ready that it's never confusing. In other words, JR Rain is a guy that just knows how to write a page turner. I really don't know what else to say. JR Rain has been executing this very clever and different take on vamps for a while now and the level and quality has always been top notch. Brevity of the novels aside, Rain's a top notch story teller who knows his characters inside and out and it shows.
Can't wait for the next installment! May 06, Kat Lebo rated it it was amazing. Rain Once again Rain produces an enjoyable, quick read. The 6th novel in the series, like those before it, features the heroine, Samantha Moon, her former cohorts in law enforcement, her two children, her ex-husband, her formerly only online friend, Fang, and her friend and lover, Kingsley, the werewolf.
Added to this mix are Ishmael, her fallen guardian angel, her new client, Russell, and a bevy of baddies, including boxers and a martial arts champion. When she throws caution to the wind, and throws a punch that blows a heavy punching bag off its hook and across the room, Romero exclaims: Oh, and although the ending certainly leads into what will be coming next, it is not a cliffhanger. May 11, Marsha rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I've been a fan of J. Rain and the Vampire for Hire series for a while now. What's not to love? We have Samantha Moon, mother extraordinaire who is turned into a vampire, divorces, almost loses custody of her children due to her cheating, lying, scum of an ex-husband and most importantly is a private detective.
Sam is at home watching Judge Judy give a guy a hard time when there is a knock on her front door. In walks her new client, Russel Baker, contender for the welterweight division. After w I've been a fan of J. After winning his last fight, Russel comes to Sam to find out how his opponent, Caeser Marquez really died.
After a four round bout, Caeser keels over after Russel delivers a punch. Russel is convinced that he did not hit Marquez hard enough for him to die. After reviewing video clips of the fight, Sam has her doubts as well.
While Sam investigates this case, she discovers that her best friend, Fang, is now seeing detective and vampire Hanner. Sam knows that she is losing Fang because she refuses to turn him into a vamp. However, it seems, Hanner has no such issue. Oh, did I mention that she also discovers her lover werewolf, Kingsley, cheated on her and that her daughter now can read minds. Life is just a barrel of laughs around Sam these days.
As Sam learns more about her case, she will also find a way to deal with informing her children about her real life. She will discover things about herself and the origins of her vampire nature she never dreamed possible. Now, she only has to find out what to do about Ishmael the fallen angel and Kingsley's indiscretion. Nothing but fun times ahead. 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.
Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home.
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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. In American Vampire , the sequel to Vampire Moon , private investigator Samantha Moon receives a heartbreaking phone call from a very unlikely source: 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.
Private investigator Samantha Moon is faced with an impossible decision - a decision that no mother should ever have to make. A decision that will change her life, and those she loves, forever. And through it all, Sam finds herself in a lethal game of vampire vs. With Christmas just around the corner, Samantha Moon finds herself taking on a very strange case. A mysterious family treasure has been stolen, something priceless that's been passed down through the generations, something buried in secrets.
Samantha's reward is simple: And just as the holidays threaten to consume her, Samantha is approached by a very mysterious man, someone who knows all her secrets, a man who might not be a man at all.
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Then the unthinkable happened: Now, in Vampire Dawn , Samantha Moon tackles her most frightening case yet. Additionally, Samantha must confront the growing supernatural powers of those closest to her—and a betrayal that will rock her world. Now in Moon Island, Samantha Moon is hired to look into the mysterious drowning of a super-rich hotel tycoon. The death occurred exactly one year ago, at the family's annual retreat on a private island in the Pacific Northwest. In bestselling author J.
Rain's exclusive ebook short story, Samantha Moon is about to confront a monster of the worst kind - a killer who preys on the innocent. A killer who lives just down her street The Angel and the Pistol" - It's a race against time for one immortal charged with saving humanity from their own mistakes. In this case, one man named Ralph. A man with a pistol who's about to make a very, very big mistake. Plus a bonus short story. She had to quit her job as a federal agent and start a home-based with night hours business as a private investigator.
Her husband, who was initially supportive, is increasingly distant and cold, and caring for her kids in the afternoons is a constant struggle for a creature of the night. The stress of juggling these demands, while coping with her vampirism, is taking its toll on Samantha. But she deals with it by working out like a fiend, boxing and running until she's exhausted. Or as close to exhausted as a super strong, super fast vampire can get.
She's a loving mother trying to raise her kids, run a business and keep her marriage together. Her husband is absent much of the time, and she's pretty sure he's having an affair. But she's not ready to confront him, and is terrified of losing her children and her marriage. She also has the added stress of dealing with her abilities and limitations. Her enhanced strength and reflexes are great, but dragging herself out of bed to be with the kids after school is painful and difficult. Not to mention her existential worries: These things made Samantha sympathetic and relatable.
Her frustration and anger are understandable. The incident caused her to live a life of secrets, to protect herself and her family. She lives in fear of discovery. Her husband, initially seen as a cold and adulterous jackass, really helped her after her attack, researching diseases to explain her aversion to sunlight and her pale skin. He set up an account at a butcher shop to procure animal blood, and supported her career change.
But six years of living with a vampire have taken their toll on the relationship - love and support have turned to fear and loathing. These characters are so multi-dimensional, and as such much more believable. Or, in Source Mode: I'm an ex-private investigator now writing full-time in the Pacific Northwest, where I live in a small house on a small island with my small dog, Sadie, who has more energy than Robin Williams.
As a kid I was always making stuff: I was the mother of all nerds. Anyway, I think I was searching for the one thing I wanted to keep on making for the rest of my life. You as the reader were asked to make choices for the characters.
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