- File Size: 864 KB
- Print Length: 487 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Rain Press (November 29, 2010)
- Publication Date: November 29, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004EEORQ6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,171 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Vampire for Hire Boxed Set: Books 1 and 2 Kindle Edition
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The Samantha Moon series is a rollicking fun tale, with plenty of fourth wall humor. J.R. Rain tries not to take himself too seriously, and at some points even makes fun of the the idea that he's a middle aged man writing a vampire series from the female perspective. Over the course of the books, you can see a well thought out explanation for vampires, werewolves, and other magical creatures.
Perhaps the only critique I might have is the constant barrage of "I'm such a freak" references... Pretty much every time Samantha reminds us of some part of her "condition", you'll see "I know, such a freak" or something similar. Fine in the first novel, but now up to book 10, it's still about the same amount... you'd think after a while she'd see herself less like a freak and more like the heroin she is.
Other than that, I absolutely love the stories. It would actually make a good TV series with some small tweaks. I recommend this for anybody who likes good fourth wall humor and doesn't take the vampire genre too seriously.
While many writers portray vampires and werewolves as mystical sexy beings, this author shows Sam struggling to hang onto her family and her marriage, rear her young children and work a job despite being attacked by a vampire six years earlier. She struggles with the changes in her life, her relationships and her view of herself and her humanity or soul. Just going outside to her minivan to pick her kids up from school is a death defying feat since she has to run in full sunshine from her house to her car. Her husband can't stand to touch her cold skin. She drinks animal blood from a slaughterhouse that thinks she's doing research. Her general acquaintances think she developed a rare skin disorder that causes severe sun allergy symptoms.
In reality, Sam is a very good P.I. She gets referrals from the police quite often when they feel that they can't give some case proper attention. As a former federal agent, she has good contacts all over and an impressive reference list. Able to defend herself well before being infected, Samantha is now a force to be reckoned with and discovering new aspects of her vampire "powers" with alarming regularity.
As she works her cases, Sam encounters some other super natural creatures like herself, now that she knows what to look for. These books also introduce another of the author's popular characters, Jim Nighthorse, a fellow private eye. Each book picks up right where the last one left off, advancing Samantha's personal story and each book focuses on a new case that she's working on in addition to her personal growth and problems.
Heat factor mild.
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