Title: Samantha Moon – The First Four Vampire for Hire Novels, Plus the Christmas Moon Novella and a Never-Before-Published Short StoryAuthor: J.R. Rain
Series: Samantha Moon (1-4 + Novella and Short Story)Publisher: BenBella Books
Published: June 5th 2012
Format: eBook – NetGalley Preview Exclusive
Being a mother myself, this series, even though the main character is a Vampire, really touched my heart. Samantha has to work through personal issues that deal with her kids. And each time she did so, I was thinking I hope that never happens to me. She maybe a Vampire or freak as she sometimes refers to herself, but she always puts her kids first. Their health and safety is her number one concern and God help anyone who threatens them!!
It has been six years since she was attacked and her life changed forever as Sam became a Vampire. This is only known to a few people her sister Mary Lou and husband Danny. Recently her Vampire powers have increased and she is discovering there is more to her Vampire condition other than just strength and being unable to go in the sun.
The other characters that are introduced to us in the first book are Kingsley Fulcrum, a successful Defence Attorney who is incredibly smart and handsome. Homicide Detective Sherbet who is an older man who helps Sam with her case. She has a kickbox instructor Jacky and a friend whom she met over the internet in a chatroom, Fang, that she has never met in person. All these characters have given great depth to the series as they have reoccurring roles throughout.
Samantha is portrayed as a strong person but even though she is a Vampire she still is human at heart. She often breaks down to cry when things get difficult for her and in some of these occasions I shed a tear for her too. The issues that this mother had to go through is just heart wrenching. I don’t envy anyone who has to make the decisions that she did.
There were many times that I laughed out loud too as Sam is such a quirky person and it is very hard to take her seriously as a Vampire. She is a normal person who happens to be a Vampire. She is down to earth and highly opinionated and she sticks to her moral beliefs. She loves watching Judge Judy and drives her minivan everywhere.
I was hoping to see some romance but there isn’t much of it so far. However, she has developed some relationships that may build into something more in future novels. This series is more about Sam as a PI who is hired to solve mysteries and crimes.
I loved how there are so many books in this one novel; it was easy just to continue on with the next book, especially since books 2 and 3 ended on cliffhangers!!
J.R. Rain has written a fabulous series. I enjoyed every minute while reading it and found it hard to put down. I hope to read more about Freaky Vampire Samantha Moon soon......
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