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Vampire Gold: A Samantha Moon Story [Kindle Edition]

J.R. Rain
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Vampire Gold" - In bestselling author J.R. Rain's exclusive ebook short story, Samantha Moon takes on a dead man's riddle...and soon finds herself on the hunt for real buried treasure.

Also included:

"Grampire" - Somebody has to be the world's oldest vampire...

"More Sugar" - Benjamin the Baker has all the answers, but the key to his success is surprisingly simple...

Plus, bonus material...

(Includes a clickable Table of Contents.)

**Acclaim for the Stories 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, bestselling author of Sigma Force

"I love this!"
—PIERS ANTHONY, bestselling author of Xanth

"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, author of the High Heels Mysteries

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

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

"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 New York Minute

"I love Jim Knighthorse! Please write faster, Mr. Rain!"
—ELAINE BABICH, bestselling author of You Never Called Me Princess

"Powerful stuff!"
—AIDEN JAMES, bestselling author of The Judas Chronicles

"J.R. Rain's Samantha Moon is one of the most refreshing new characters I have come across in quite some time."
—H.T. NIGHT, bestselling author of Vampire Love Story

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  • Print Length: 90 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,243 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It is Vampire For Hire or it would have been Rated Lower February 20, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The main story is a riddle solving exercise which might appeal to some but the fact the story has no real ending made it less than entertaining for me. Almost all of the "other" stories are the same, pieces of stories, short fluffs of nothing with no ending, they just stop (which is pretty much what the main story did)

I am a die-hard fan of the Vampire for Hire series but I felt that Mr Rain took advantage of me and this was little more than a money grab. Seeing as how I have pretty much rated all the other books as 5 Stars you should realize how much of a disappointment this one is to me and I believe it will be a disappointment to most others.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Way too short February 22, 2013
By Maya
Format:Kindle Edition
Very, very short story of Samantha trying to find a gold treasure on Catalina Island. There were other very short stories but not with Samantha.
There was a deleted scene that I enjoyed.
All in all it too small to be sold as a single book. Samantha did not grow, nothing new was discovered. I like to buy books that make the character grow or changes the story in some way.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice short story February 23, 2013
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Glad to see Samantha Moon back. The story was really interesting but way too short. I am waiting eagerly for the next book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a short story, not a book February 23, 2013
By Wicked
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Some reviewers complained that this "book" wasn't long enough. It's not a book. It is a short story.

I think that anyone who has followed the Samantha Moon series and short stories should know that the short stories don't have anything to do with the main story line. They are like little tidbits for you to nibble on while the book is being worked on.

I liked this short story. It was sweet and gave us a taste of Samantha Moon's world without making it a requirement to buy it in order to keep up with the main story.

That is something I can appreciate. If the author wanted to take advantage of his fans, he could have made all of his short stories for Samantha Moon a part of the main story line. Then you would have HAD to buy the short stories in order to keep up with the books.

As it is, I can choose to buy the short stories or leave them because they don't affect the main story.

The page count for this story was included with the purchase information so complaints about how short is was should be taken with a grain of salt. It clearly said 56 pages.

That gave me a choice: buy it or leave it. I chose to buy it, so I can't really complain now that it's too short because I already knew that.

The stories included in "Vampire Gold" are entertaining and short, but that's kind of what I expected from a short story collection.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome SHORT story.... left me wanting MORE!!! March 4, 2013
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As usual, J.R. Rain rocked this story. In this book, Samantha is hired but a guy looking for his family fortune. She's given a treasure map and sent to Catalina. On her quest to locate the "treasure", she runs into the family ghost who created the map. Easy read. Quick. Now I'm just waiting for the next one.........
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Samantha is FANTASTIC March 20, 2013
By fizzget
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As soon as I get an update that another installment is ready I buy it and put all other books aside and read it till I'm done. Her adventures are fantastic. As long as JR Rain keeps writing them I'll be a faithful reader. Can't wait for her next case to walk into her door...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vampire Gold - Samantha Moon Series - J.R. Rain March 14, 2013
By Bel
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My fav series. Great stories, great character. In my opinion, ya don't have to be a fan of vampire books to love this series. Great mystery, great crime stories, great for fans of very balanced female lead characters ( big plus as far as female character written by a man :), right balance of relationship-romance...not over-done or under-done, in my opinion. Over all, never disappointed with J.R. rain or Samantha Moon. Can't wait for the next book
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Samantha Moon March 2, 2013
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As always JR Rain writes a great short story! Vampire for hire is a good read! Finished it in just a few hours.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
Samantha "solves" this without using any of her powers. It mentions casually a couple of times about her sensing things, but Mrs. Marple could have done this. Read more
Published 3 days ago by D. Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars Good series.
Enjoy reading para normal books. This series was very good and enjoy reading J. R. Rain's books. Look forward to seeing more of Samantha.
Published 28 days ago by Mary
3.0 out of 5 stars Vampire Gold: A Samantha Moon Story
Yah, it was a short story about Samantha Moon, but just a short story that didn't satisfy my craving for long Samantha Moon stories. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Roberta A. Doster
4.0 out of 5 stars mix of short stories, some pretty good, a couple pretty laim
enjoyed most of them, oldest vampire has potential for expansion, I wanted to know more about the character. not quite what I expected but good
Published 2 months ago by pete burns
5.0 out of 5 stars Vampire Gold good book
This short story is about Samantha being hired to recover a real lost treasure.
It is a very wroth while read, if you like the vampire for hire series.
Published 3 months ago by Andrewj_j
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
I can't say enough of J.R. Rain. Like all of his Samantha Moon stories, they really get you wanting to read all the way to the end just to figure out how she solves the crime. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jesus P. Maza
3.0 out of 5 stars Good stories
These were good short stories. I gave them 3 stars as the title was misleading.
I looked forward to reading more about Samantha Moon and here investigation and i felt a bit... Read more
Published 4 months ago by C.T Jacott
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooked on Samantha Moon
I can't get enough I love that Sam is this vampire mom that had to deal with some of the exact issues any mom deals with ,she's this night creature with , humor , conviction,... Read more
Published 5 months ago by henessy
5.0 out of 5 stars Samantha is Gold!!
J.R. Rain has created gold in the Samantha Moon series. This is one of my favorite vampire series. I would recommend this series to anyone that enjoys a good book. Read more
Published 6 months ago by billy mccann
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a fan
I love J.R. Rain's take on the supernatural world. He's got an insight into being a suburban mom that is surprisingly accurate seeing as he's not exactly equipped to be a mom. Read more
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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, who has more energy than Robin Williams. Please visit him at


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