Samantha Moon: The First Four Vampire for Hire Novels, Plus the Christmas Moon Novella and a Never-Before-Published Short Story

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Mother, wife, private investigator ... and vampire. Six years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happened, an attack that changed her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.

Samantha’s adventures as a night-roaming vampire and private investigator in Samantha Moon include ...

Vampire for Hire #1) Moon Dance: Samantha is hired by ...

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Overview


Mother, wife, private investigator ... and vampire. Six years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happened, an attack that changed her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.

Samantha’s adventures as a night-roaming vampire and private investigator in Samantha Moon include ...

Vampire for Hire #1) Moon Dance: Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the attempt on his life, a horrific scene watched on TV around the country. But Kingsley isn’t exactly what he appears to be; after all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head.
Vampire for Hire #2) Vampire Moon: Samantha Moon hunts down a powerful crime lord and protects an innocent woman from her ruthless ex-husband—all while two very different men vie for her heart. 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.
Vampire for Hire #3) American Vampire: Samantha receives a heartbreaking call from a very unlikely source: a five-year-old girl who’s been missing for three months. Using her considerable resources—including her growing supernatural abilities—to locate the missing girl before it’s too late, Samantha also receives devastating news on the home front, forcing her to make the ultimate choice of life and death.
Vampire for Hire #4) Moon Child: Samantha Moon is faced with an impossible decision that will change her life and those of the ones she loves forever—a decision that no mother should ever have to make. And through it all, Samantha finds herself in a lethal game of vampire versus vampire as a powerful and desperate enemy will stop at nothing to claim what he most desires.
Christmas Moon: With Christmas just around the corner, Samantha takes on a very strange case: A priceless family treasure has been stolen, something passed down through the generations and buried in secrets. And Samantha gets half of whatever it is ... if she can find it first.

... and an all-new Samantha Moon short story by J.R. Rain.

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This 672-page omnibus provides a full introduction into the lives and adventures of Samantha Moon, loving wife and soccer mom, private investigator, and vampire. This trade paperback and NOOK Book original collects the first four series novels: Moon Dance; Vampire Moon; American Vampire; and Moon Child, plus the Christmas Moon novella and a new short story. Vampire versus vampire showdowns of the very best kind.

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Praise for the Vampire for Hire series:

“Be prepared to lose sleep!”
James Rollins, international bestselling author of The Doomsday Key on J.R. Rain’s The Lost Ark

“I love this!”
Piers Anthony, international bestselling author of A Spell for Chameleon

“J.R. Rain delivers a blend of action and wit that always entertains. Quick with the one-liners, but his characters are fully fleshed out (even the undead ones) and you’ll come back again and again.”
Scott Nicholson, bestselling author of Liquid Fear

“Dark Horse is the best book I’ve read in a long time!”
Gemma Halliday, bestselling of Spying in High Heels

“Moon Dance is absolutely brilliant!”
Lisa Tenzin-Dolma, author of Understanding the Planetary Myths

“Powerful stuff!”
Aiden James, bestselling author of The Vampires’ Last Lover

“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

“Impossible to put down. J.R. Rain’s Moon Dance is a fabulous urban fantasy replete with multifarious and unusual characters, a perfectly synchronized plot, vibrant dialogue and sterling witticism all wrapped in a voice that is as beautiful as it is rich and vividly intense as it is relaxed.”
April Vine, author of The Midnight Rose

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937856175
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 335,607
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author


J.R. Rain is the author of 25 novels in the areas of thrillers, paranormal novels, and mysteries. A No. 1 bestselling novelist, collectively, his books have sold more than 750,000 copies. He is one of America’s top vampire novelists, and his Vampire for Hire series has sold more than 300,000 copies.
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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    J.R. Rain's Amazing Samantha Moon Series all in one beautiful bo

    J.R. Rain's Amazing Samantha Moon Series all in one beautiful boxed set. Nothing is better than having them all together in one place and in proper order. You will love Samantha Moon, a private detective, a mother of two, and a vampire. Samantha has a husband that can not love her after she is attacked and changed by another vampire. Follow the fun and edge of your seat novels as Samantha weaves her life with friends of paranormal ethnicities and her normal human family and friends. The story behind her friend, Fang, is quite interesting, also. Mr. Rain proves his skills and talent in all of his books. He comes from an amazing that all seem to be very successful authors. You will fall in love with his books. Just ask any of his zillions of fans and they will be excited to recommend his Samantha Moon novels and his other books in the field of paranormal entertainment. Gotta Love J.R.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    I read everything I can by this author. Great dialogues, intere

    I read everything I can by this author. Great dialogues, interesting characters and unusual stories. Love the humor!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2014

    I love this series! Every book of this series & even the sho

    I love this series! Every book of this series & even the short stories are simply brilliant. I've read all of it... in this collection & beyond.
     
    There's so much to love & to praise about the Samantha Moon books, that I don't know where to begin. I love the intelligence, the
    humor, wit & sarcasm. The characters have depth & "feel" so real to me. They are easy to relate to, even when they aren't human. 

    I also love that ethical issues are explored. There are heart-wrenching situations that have simply floored me. I can see different
    points of view & I have battles within. I really think & feel when reading Moon.

    The bad guys are seriously evil... the kind you just love to hate. I wanted, no NEEDED, justice to be served. The good guys are
    amazing! I laugh with them & really love them. The mysteries are wonderful. 

    There's an emotional depth that's surprising and wonderful. There's spiritual aspects to these stories that cause me to question,
    think & really wonder. There's a wisdom. It's so interesting, positive & enlightening. This means something, coming from me.
    I tend to shy away from reading anything with religious overtones.

    I cannot recommend this series strongly enough. Wonderful author, wonderful books! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2014

    I just LOVE the Samantha Moon series. Such a fun way to get los

    I just LOVE the Samantha Moon series. Such a fun way to get lost with a book ! Such a fabulous deal to have them all in one place now ! I have re-read the entire series ! Love J R Rain...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    I loved the first 3 books in the Samantha Moon Series!!! I can

    I loved the first 3 books in the Samantha Moon Series!!! I can not wait to read the rest!!! Looking forward to some great
    reading!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    Nightfall

    Did it. Now what? Are we gonna sit here and wait for the grass to grow?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    MoonStar

    Go to res 2 i asked u 2 questions. U r a deputy

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    It's very well written and keeps you turning the page as fast as you can.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    A wonderful set of 8 books

    I must say I thoroughly enjoyed reading every last tidbit of these 8 books. It was wonderful having the first ones all together so I didn't have to skip a beat. Each book isn't extremely long so they surely keep your interest as far as that goes. Also, it brings together 3 genres, vampire witch and werewolves, in away that isn't cheesy or juvenile. There are moments of sincerity, romance, everyday life and friendship that every one can relate to. It blends the supernatural and legal justice in a way any reader will find enjoyable. On the flipside though I felt there was some unnecessary repetition that came off as "filler" material and I did get sick of reading, "Yeah I am a freak" at least once a chapter. Ok we got it already. In closing, worth the time and money as well as being nice that there are "spin-off" novellas and short stories. Plenty of meat on the bone here. As for my friends, let me know if ya need a lend!

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  • Posted May 2, 2014

    LOVE IT. If you like vampire novels you will like this set.

    I wasn't quite sure if this set was going to be any good but I love it. I still have 200 pages let to read out of about 1000. I hate for it to end and I will be looking for more of this authors books. Some of it kind of far fetched but keep an open mind because I do believe you will like it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    To below

    do you rp jaypetal?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Mistykit

    "Mama?" Her eyes were deep icy blue and the words came out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Moonriver

    She looked at the ground. Oh tigertail what is wrong with you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Awesome author!!

    This series is one of me favorites. It has mystery, romance, vampires, werewolves, and more. Everything i love in a book.

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  • Posted April 1, 2014

    I love this series!!  LIght, easy, fun reading!!  Who knew all o

    I love this series!!  LIght, easy, fun reading!!  Who knew all of this was happening "in my back yard"!!  LOL  

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  • Posted April 1, 2014

    Samantha Moon is one of the most amazing characters I have ever

    Samantha Moon is one of the most amazing characters I have ever read about. J. R. Rain has such wonderful talent and is so creative. A Vampire mom that is a private detective is such an original series. Every book leaves you wanting more. One of the BEST series ever!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Don't miss out!

    Love these books, great deal!

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    I love vampire books and one of my favorite series of all time i

    I love vampire books and one of my favorite series of all time is the Dresden files, so a series that is about a vampire private detective sounded amazing, and I was not disappointed.  At first I was not sure I was going to enjoy this series since Samantha Moon’s husband was a cheating jerk head and it appeared that she was just going to take his demands lying down, I was thoroughly annoyed, but I continued reading, and I am super glad I did, because Samantha does get a backbone eventually, and that made me love her.  This series definitely grew on me as I continued reading; it only got better with each book I read.  




    There is sex in some of the books, but nothing very descriptive or terrible,  I just kept wishing that Sam would meet a great guy, a guy that really deserved her, I am not sure she has found him yet.  Sam has to make some terrible hard decisions and it made me feel for her.  Sam has made some supernatural friends, but I have a bad feeling some of these “friends” are not really what they seem, I will have to read more of the series and see what happens.




    I would highly recommend the Samantha Moon: Vampire for Hire series to anyone 18 or older, mostly because of the few sex scenes, and maybe a bit for the crudeness of Sam’s ex- husband.  These are quick books to read, and even though the series starts out slow, it really picks up as the series progresses.




    If you are a fan of paranormal mysteries, please do read theses, there is also just enough romance in them to keep you wanting more.




    I received this book as an ARC.  I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist you in recognizing books that you might enjoy.




    Please read more of my reviews on my blog: sarahereads(dot)wordpress(dot)com

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

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    Loved every page of this collection!! The characters are incredi

    Loved every page of this collection!! The characters are incredible and the stories are fast paced and unique. I could not put the book down and read the entire collection of Samantha Moon books in 4 days. I love to read and am thrilled when I come across stories and characters so well developed that they take on a life all thier own. I am now a J.R. Rain fan and will be waiting eagerly for the next Samantha Moon adventure!

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