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American Vampire (Vampire for Hire Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

J.R. Rain
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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, 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.

**Acclaim for the Novels of J.R. Rain**

"Gripping, adventurous, and romantic—J.R. Rain's The Lost Ark is a breakneck thriller that traces the thread of history from Biblical stories to current-day headlines. Be prepared to lose sleep!"
—JAMES ROLLINS, international bestselling author of The Devil Colony

"I enjoyed this immensely. The protagonist, Samantha Moon, is a female vampire with a husband and children. Those predate her condition; six years ago she was attacked by a vampire and rendered into one. Now she's trying to carry on with family and private eye business, and she's a feisty, skilled person, so is doing mostly okay. It is not a horror story; she buys animal blood to eat and doesn't generally prey on humans. But her husband has an increasing problem with her coldness—not of spirit, but of body. 'You sicken me and scare the hell out of me,' he tells her. 'And when I touch you it's all I can do to not gag.' She replies, 'Words every wife wants to hear.' I love this! What makes it special are her character and nature."
—PIERS ANTHONY, New York Times bestselling author of Trail Mix: Amoeba

"Dark Horse is one of the best books I've read in a long time! A great classic detective story with a modern twist. Unique and interesting characters (I think I'm half in love with Jim Knighthorse now!), a great plot that kept me guessing until the end, and some of the funniest lines I've read anywhere."
—GEMMA HALLIDAY, bestselling author of Deadly Cool

"Impossible to put down. J.R. Rain's Moon Dance is a fabulous urban fantasy."
—APRIL VINE, author of Intrigue In India

"Moon Dance is absolutely brilliant!"
—LISA TENZIN-DOLMA, author of Understanding the Planetary Myths

"J.R. Rain is the new modern master of vampires."
—H.T. NIGHT, bestselling author of The Werewolf Whisperer

"I love Jim Knighthorse! Please write faster, Mr. Rain!"
—ELAINE BABICH, #1 bestselling Kindle author of Falling Down

"Moon Dance is a must read. If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, be prepared to love J. R. Rain's Samantha Moon, vampire private investigator."
—EVE PALUDAN, author of Letters from David

"I totally loved The Body Departed. As someone who communicates with those who are either earthbound or have crossed over—your descriptions and interpretations of the dialogue and circumstances could not have been written more accurately."
—JULIE BELMONT, author of The Path to Personal Success and Freedom

"I thoroughly enjoyed The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo from one of my favorite authors. A great way to spend a few hours of the afternoon."
—JEN ASHTON, #1 bestselling Kindle author of Monstrous Love

"Powerful stuff!"
—AIDEN JAMES, bestselling author of Plague of Coins

"Jim Knighthorse is a throwback to classic detectives, which is probably why I love him so much. Funny, street-smart, and tough as nails. I love this series."
—SUMMER LEE, author of Angel Heart

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About the Author

J.R. Rain is the international bestselling author of over fifty novels, including his popular Samantha Moon and Jim Knighthorse series. His books are published in five languages in twelve countries, and he has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. Please visit him at

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  • Language: English
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars well . . . April 2, 2011
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I like Samantha Moon, I really do. I think she is well written and I will continue to buy her series ( as well as Knighthorse, who I really love.)
BUT! At the end of this book I could practically hear the music swelling, and the cue "Please stay tuned for the next installment of Samantha Moon!" Love a good backstory and tend to read series from beginning to most recent installment but this was a
little too much. A good stand alone story will often bring more readers in, because they like a character and not everyone starts at the beginning!
Now. That said. This is a very creative author who is using Kindle and various eReaders to their very best. Very strong Urban Fantasy and compelling characters, who I care about. LOVED the crossover with some of my other fave characters ( oh YES! Elvis is in the building!) Mr Rain has obvious chops and I'm looking forward to whatever he does next.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I really hate to do this... July 13, 2011
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I love the Samantha Moon series. I'm one of those people who have bought into the terrific cliffhanger endings the author as created and I want very badly to read more of the spin-off series he seems to be creating with the addition of each new character. I do agree that Fang is creepy -- I want Samantha to realize this too and I hope she will in time as one of J.R. Rain's upcoming plots. So why did I only give this book 2 stars? I was desperately reading to get to the end of the book to find out what happens and the author leaves us Kindle readers hanging at 88% of the book's completion. Wonder what the other 12% of the book is? It's the free samples of nearly ALL HIS OTHER KINDLE BOOKS! This was annoying in the second book and equally annoying now in the 3rd one. I understand not everyone reads a book or watches a movie like I might, but I'm not arrogant enough to think I'm the only person who enjoys a mystery, gauging the pages left, the minutes left, the percent of file left, to continually readjust my thoughts on who did what and try to figure out what will happen next. That's a lot of the pleasure in reading this genre. If the book winds down at 85% it's like someone screaming "April's Fool!"

The publisher, author, Amazon, whoever that decided filling the end of the book up with all this repeated material is doing a disservice to the Samantha Moon series. At $3.99 for the books, I still feel like I had a good read, but it really is annoying to know that the end of the book I'm reading is "bottom" heavy with marketing material. Amazon's search technology makes it easy to find the author's other works. I don't need the first chapter of every single one thrown into the end of all his books that I'm buying.

To the powers-that-be, please stop doing this.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great but ended too quickly :( April 2, 2011
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It wasn't a short book but it was so good I couldn't put it down and now I have to wait for the next one. It seems like I waited forever for this book to come out, but i read it in one sitting. I loved the book though and cant wait to read the next one and find out what happens with Sam and Fang.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow... April 17, 2011
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i bought this book the day it came out. i couldn't believe who Fang turned out to be, i definitely was soo not expecting it! of course it end with a cliffhanger that is driving me crazy trying to figure out what will happen next. i am definitely looking forward to the next book and will once again be buying it the day it comes out!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Nail Biter! April 6, 2011
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I read this book today in about 3 hours! I admit, I am hooked on this series and Mr. Rain, I do NOT think I can wait til December for the next book!!! Samantha Moon is just one of those characters that you have to love; you just can't help yourself. I wasn't crazy about the ending, though. You could have at least told us what her decision was!!! However, I know that is how you keep us all coming back for more. And trust me, I will!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another win for JR Rain and Samantha Moon April 2, 2011
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This 3rd in the Samantha Moon series is heartbreaking, funny, and a great continuation in Samantha's life. My only complaint is that it was read too soon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Yet! March 30, 2011
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The third book in this great series is the best yet. I don't know how he does it, but J.R. keeps raising the bar. Don't want to give anything away, but all of you J.R. Rain fans are in for a special treat. The only down side to this book is it ends much too soon and now we will have to wait (impatiently) for the next installment.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing April 17, 2011
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The Samantha moon books are outstanding. J.R. Rain is an excellent writer. This is one of my favorite series. If you are looking for something new and fresh this series will not disappoint.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific
Samantha Moon is the best vampire character created. Period. Witty, fearless smart and resilient. This is what vampire detectives at made of. On to book 4!
Published 1 month ago by C Wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars A Twist on Detective Stories
Definitely a different take on detective stories. I read this book first and was intrigued enough to purchase books 1 & 2 (available as a 2 volume set). Read more
Published 1 month ago by Robert E. Howes
4.0 out of 5 stars Fang revealed
Sam is really satisfying my need for justice in the world. Taking on cases where people have been wronged, but are powerless to get their revenge. Read more
Published 3 months ago by T. Petty
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it.
Published 3 months ago by Tammy Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it
Published 3 months ago by Jennifer Harmon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great transaction! Thanks!
Published 4 months ago by NobleFern
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book
I love how the characters develop. I can't wait to see what happens next. I really enjoy the strength of the characters.
Published 5 months ago by janet3547
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
The book was good, not as good as the first two, though.
Published 5 months ago by tomd
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating read
I keep thinking this series, 'Vampire for Hire' couldn't get better, but I keep getting proved wrong. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Denise Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars Stories keep getting better!
Five stars for another great hit by author novel J.R. Rain. I enjoyed the characters and the flow of the story. It's believable and seems so real. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Shoulanda August
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: J.R. Rain is an ex-private investigator who now writes full-time in the Pacific Northwest. He lives in a small house on a small island with his small dog, Sadie. Please visit him at

**Books by J.R. Rain**

Winter Wind
Silent Echo
The Body Departed
Elvis Has Not Left the Building
Lost Eden
Judas Silver
The Lost Ark

Jack and the Giants
Dolfin Tayle
Bound By Blood
Dragon Assassin
Ghost College
The Grail Quest
The Vampire Club

Moon Shadow
Moon Dragon
Vampire Sun
Moon River
Moon Island
Vampire Games
Vampire Dawn
Christmas Moon
Moon Child
American Vampire
Vampire Moon
Moon Dance

Moon Bayou

Night Run
Clean Slate
Hail Mary
The Mummy Case
Dark Horse

The Witch and the Huntsman
The Witch and the Englishman
The Witch and the Gentleman

The Dead Detective

Pyramid of the Gods
Treasure of the Deep
Temple of the Jaguar

The Vampire in the Iron Mask
The Vampire Who Played Dead
The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo

Aladdin and the Flying Dutchman
Aladdin Sins Bad
Aladdin Relighted

Zombie Mountain
Zombie Rage
Zombie Patrol

Spider Bite
Spider Web
Bad Blood

Speak No Evil
See No Evil
Hear No Evil
Flight 12: A PSI Novella

The Vampire on the Train
Vampire Requiem
Ghosts of Christmas Present
Easy Rider
Dark Side of the Moon
Blue Moon
Vampire Gold
Halloween Moon
Vampire Dreams
Vampire Blues
Vampire Nights
Vampire Rain
The Santa Call
The Bleeder

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Have you read American Vampire by J.R. Rain (no spoilers, please!)
I want to read this book but at this price and so much more follow ups (Arrrr!)
Seriously. I figure it's best i borrow the book but then my friends don't read as much as i do.
But that being said I can't wait to read it. lol
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