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About the Author

J.R. Rain is an ex–private investigator who now writes full-time in the Pacific Northwest. Chronically creative from an early age, he first fell in love with writing while making his very own Choose Your Own Adventure books as a child, and has since written thirty-three novels and five short-story collections, as well as screenplays for Paramount Pictures. Rain was born in Southern California and has lived up and down the West Coast. He currently resides just outside of Seattle, living in a small house on a small island with his small dog, Sadie, who has more energy than Robin Williams.

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  • File Size: 745 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0557312310
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (April 23, 2013)
  • Publication Date: April 23, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A7X0RQM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,427 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 www.jrrain.com.

**Books by J.R. Rain**

STANDALONE NOVELS
Robotica (coming soon)
LavaBull (coming soon)
Winter Wind
Silent Echo
The Body Departed
The Grail Quest
Elvis Has Not Left the Building
The Lost Ark
Jack and the Giants
Dolfin Tayle
Dragon Assassin
Lost Eden
Judas Silver
The Vampire Club
Cursed

VAMPIRE FOR HIRE SERIES
1. Moon Dance
2. Vampire Moon
3. American Vampire
4. Moon Child
4 ½ Christmas Moon
5. Vampire Dawn
6. Vampire Games
7. Moon Island
8. Moon River
9. Vampire Sun
10. Moon Dragon
11. Moon Shadow (coming soon)

SAMANTHA MOON CASE FILES
1. Moon Bayou
2. Blood Moon (coming soon)
3. Moon Magic (coming soon)

JIM KNIGHTHORSE SERIES
1. Dark Horse
2. The Mummy Case
3. Hail Mary
4. Clean Slate
5. Night Run (coming soon)

THE WITCHES SERIES
1. The Witch and the Gentleman
2. The Witch and the Englishman
3. The Witch and the Huntsman

OPEN HEART SERIES
1. The Dead Detective
2. Deadbeat Dad (coming soon)

NICK CAINE SERIES
1. Temple of the Jaguar
2. Treasure of the Deep
3. Pyramid of the Gods

THE SPINOZA TRILOGY
1. The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo
2. The Vampire Who Played Dead
3. The Vampire in the Iron Mask

THE ALADDIN TRILOGY
1. Aladdin Relighted
2. Aladdin Sins Bad
3. Aladdin and the Flying Dutchman

THE WALKING PLAGUE TRILOGY
1. Zombie Patrol
2. Zombie Rage
3. Zombie Mountain

THE SPIDER TRILOGY
1. Bad Blood
2. Spider Web
3. Spider Bite

THE PSI TRILOGY
1. Hear No Evil
2. See No Evil
3. Speak No Evil (coming soon)
Flight 12: A PSI Novella

THE GHOST FILES
Ghost College

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
Bound By Blood

THE ABNORM CHRONICLES
Glimmer

SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
Red Rain: Over 40 Bestselling Stories
Vampire for Hire: First Eight Stories
Blood Rain: 15 Dark Tales
Black Rain: 15 Dark Tales

SHORT STORY SINGLES
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
Teeth
Vampire Rain
The Santa Call
The Bleeder

YOUNG READERS
(Writing as J.K. Drew)
Little Wolf (coming soon)
The Secret of the Sphinx
The Emerald River
The Angel and the Gift
Forever Silent
Dare to Enter a Distant World
Dare to Rule a Distant World (coming soon)
Dare to Escape a Distant World (coming soon)
The Mystery of the Walking Statue
The Mystery of Stonehead Island (coming soon)
Deep Sea Danger
The Legend of Eagle Eye Mountain
Playoff Pressure

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118 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Tiffiny Sarradet on November 10, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
1) Technically, the book is well-written - a very pleasant reprieve from the hundreds of distracting errors in many free ebooks!
2) The plot is fairly unique, and at FIRST it seems interesting as we're offered a close look at death and becoming a ghost. If only the focus had remained there...

Those are 2 stars. Now for the 3 missing ones:

3) Nowhere in the synopsis is it mentioned that this is, for the most part, a Christian novel. A ghost story is advertised, but what's delivered is more theological than supernatural.
4) The repetition. This story could be shortened by half without losing anything. Well, except a lot of redundancy.
5) Characters! Where are they? It needs another character (or 5) to add some depth and round out a very flat environment.
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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful By LMcBride on May 22, 2010
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I just "found" JR Rain and his novels, and I'm captivated! I first read Moon Dance, and it was good, but this was beyond GREAT! If you enjoy fantasy with ghosts and a little bit of theology mixed in..this is the book for you. I'm off to read more of Mr. Rain's novels...great job, and please keep them coming!!
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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Sandra L. Dowhan on May 19, 2010
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I downloaded this book because it got good reviews, and also because the premise interested me.

It was a very entertaining read! Think "Ghost Whisperer" from the rather humorous vantage point of the ghost! ...I was caught up in the story immediately, and found it hard to put down. It certainly is a departure from the kind of book I normally read; but I loved every bit of it.

Long after the book was finished, I was still thinking about the ideas and metaphors about death and the hereafter, and so I started reading it again. I've told all my friends about it. Not often I do that!!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By AsahMommy on January 1, 2011
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I had never heard of J. R. Rain before reading this book, but the synopsis of The Body Departed intrigued me so much that I downloaded it via the Kindle, and I was not disappointed. It was a very fast, short read that kept me in the deliciously in the dark and turning pages. Since it is written from James' point of view, the main character, we only know and see what he knows and sees. The way in which Rain wrote this book is very effective in keeping the mystery alive and the reader guessing. My only gripe was it was too short; however, I am a believer that if a story is done, it's done and the silly guidelines created by publishing houses these days that require authors to make their stories 100,000+ words or 300 plus pages is simply ridiculous. So, with that said, I commend Rain on not adding anything unecessary to the story. I never skipped a sentence, a paragraph, or chapter and that is the highest compliment I can give an author. To me, every detail, every sentence, and every word was pertinent to the story and moved it forward. Unlike many other authors who are forced by publishing house requirements to lengthen their plots, or add filler, Rain, does not. Also, I found very few if any typos in Rain's work. I can't say the same of other books. I enjoyed this story so much I bought other e-books by Rain and haven't been disappointed yet. Well worth the read - Rain is a very concise, creative, clean, writer!
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38 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 23, 2010
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Looking for something inexpensive to read, i downloaded this and "Moon Dance." The Body Departed is a look at a troubled spirit who can't let go of his former life. He knows there is something unfinished. The author creates a believable story that will leave you crying - from the deeply moving ending to wanting more stories from this exceptional author!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By RJ on April 29, 2010
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This was my third J.R. Rain book in 3 days. having just discovered him I can say he is not your typical writter. I am loosing sleep trying to cram his stories in. His strong imagination takes twists you dont see coming. Bringing Jesus to life for a spell was a bold move and a bit disconcerting, but I finished the book with tears in my eyes and a new possibility in after lifes.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on July 11, 2010
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James Blakely was murdered two years ago and ever since he has been a troubled spirit "haunting" the apartment building that he lived in. He gets to visit with his daughter at night while she is sleeping and he spirit is open to his. He is great friends with Pauline, the medium in the building who drinks a little too much, but who wouldn't dealing with the dead all day! James is convinced he is going to hell but maybe there is a way for him to change things around. Gotta read the book to find out how and if it works.

I fell in love with James from page one. He is a sweet guy who is confused in death. Watching him on his adventures is very heartwarming as are the scenes with his daughter. I think the author did a fantastic job in making you feel like you are right there. The characters are like your family and you find yourself routing for James throughout the book. There are surprises that all get tied together as the book goes on and the end will surely bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your face.

This was my first book by J.R. Rain but I am going in search of more. I would recommend The Body Departed to anyone who likes a nice ghost story along the lines of Ghost. It's a nice, easy read.
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28 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Anne H. Smith on June 30, 2011
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I wish some of the previous reviews had mentioned there is a lot of theology in this book. Sorry, that is not for me. I gave the book two stars because the author is clearly a talented writer. I could not finish the book, but will try another by the same author.
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