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  • Kindle Edition
  • 114 pages
  • Christmas Moon
  • J.R. Rain
  • English
  • 18 September 2015

10 thoughts on “Christmas Moon

  1. Kara Kara says:

    “Christmas Moon” is a very short 140 hours novella in the “Vampire for Hire” series picking up six months after book four It’s numbered as book 45 and events do occur between books four and five One of the two most significant events is recapped in one or two sentences in book five and I’m not really sure why this book even exists I’ve read that some authors create lots of short books when they participate in Kindle Unlimited because their remuneration or ranking is enhanced by increasing their book download count Perhaps that’s why the series’ current last book is #13of around 18 booksBook 45 is better than the dull spirited book threeand there are moments where I’m smiling glad to be in Samantha’s head again For example As I approached the door in the late evening I realized that I had never been inside a single wide trailer Somehow I controlled my excitement” OK subtle snarkinessbut funOverall thoughthe uestion “why is this a separate book” just can’t be set aside While there are Christmasy events they feel pasted onto the storynot the real story It’s not a Christmas book I think the author should have included the two critical events as part of a longer book five After all at 45hours it’s not like book five is too long alreadyI rate this book as 35 it's a bit better than meh but not much and I’m rounding up instead of down on the strength of the narrator


  2. Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile" Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile" says:

    3 starsOwn in Samantha Moon The First Four Vampire for Hire Novels Plus One Novella Samantha Moon All Four Novels


  3. Matt Schiariti Matt Schiariti says:

    In keeping with the overall tone of the series Christmas Moon is another fun peak into the world of Vampire mom and private eye Samantha MoonSam's growing comfortable in her relationship with Kingsley as the holidays are approaching and since Christmas is coming Sam is busier than usual Not only is she busy with the normal roles of motherparent with cookies and presents and decorations but she's also got her private eye business to maintain as wellNot one to take off for the holidays Sam accepts a case from a mousy but friendly man who wants her to retrieve a family heirloom that was stolen from his home It's actually a safe and rather than take her usual retainer fee she accepts the case on the condition that she gets half of whatever the safe contains The potential client doesn't know what's in there but he wants it back badly as it's been willed from father to son for several generations so he agrees as an aside there's also a mention of a case that she's consulting on for SherbetI'm not uite sure if it's the same case that was mentioned during the course of the short story Vampire Bluesperhaps not every case she works on or mentions will be the focus of a story or full length novelBut this book isn't all about the holidays and her job A mysterious man keeps showing up in Samantha's presence She doesn't have any psychic alarm bells but she's still worried about the man because he knows things about her In fact he knows EVERYthing about herThis novella is very Samantha centric but Fang and some supporting cast do show up as cameos And that's fine it is her series after all That's not what kept it from being a 5 for me While I enjoyed the book I thought a couple things a little oddFirst her demand to get half of whatever was in the safe That seemed very un Samantha like Having a pretty strong moral compass and knowing that it has been in the client's family for several generations this seemed a little out of character to her She also finds something during the course of her investigation that I found a bit too convenient Minor uibbleSecondly I still find characters falling in love with her so suddenly to the reader anyway a little too easily That once again is a minor gripe I just hope she doesn't go the route of a 'Mary Sue' and just have a line of men falling in love with her from her till eternitywhich could happensince she is immortal and allbut I digressMinor complaints aside this is very much a Samantha Moon novel in feel and content and Rain keeps things interesting by changing things up every so often and keeping the character fresh Just makes me want to get Vampire Dawn all the January 2012 has come and gonehopefully it'll be out soon


  4. Sally Sally says:

    Christmas Moon definitely has to be read in the seuential order of the Vampire for Hire series This is a great short story that entails a relatively easy case for Samantha Moon to investigate whilst she gets ready to celebrate Christmas with her familyThere are parts of the story that have obviously opened up a new direction for the series to go down and introducing another character who possibly knows about Samantha than anyone else as well as the ability to read her thoughts the series may be heading down a darker route If this is so I do hope that the funny uips that make Samantha Moon great are still there just like in this story Samantha's personality shines through and makes reading the Vampire for Hire series a joy and whatever length the books are you never want them to endThis would have been 5 stars if it wasn't the fact that yet another person has fallen in love with Samantha Moon This part of the story is getting a bit annoying for me as a reader I would rather the story focus on just one love interest her investigations as a PI and of course see her get to the bottom of why she became a vampire I don't feel it necessary that every man who enters her life has to be in love with her Hopefully the next instalment will unravel some truths about Samantha Moon's vampirism alongside a cracking case for her to investigate


  5. Marsha Marsha says:

    Christmas Moon is a novella featuring vampire mother and Private Investigator Samantha Moon and her desire to prepare a nice Christmas for her children While watching Judge Judy and waiting to pick up her children from school Samanta's is visited in her home office by a new client A safe Family heirloom was stolen from his home and he wants it back He doesn't even know what's in it the true value comes from where the safe comes from his father and grandfather Samantha agrees to locate the safe if he will give her half of what is insideSamantha takes her kids shopping for Christmas decorations at the dollar store While looking around she is immediately struck by the beauty of a stranger who approaches her He has a silver aura and he know her name He tells her he has worked 'for' her; yet she cannot recall himWith the assistance of Fang her computer confident Samantha discovers the identity of the stranger and she is shocked However she must attend to the matter at hand locating the missing safe This story in short sweet full of menacing problems for the future and hope for the present In short it is wonderful Pick it up and enjoy


  6. Schweighsr Schweighsr says:

    Although priced in line with his other books this is a short story and a fairly short one at that It is an interesting interlude but should have been included in one of the Vampire for Hire novels instead of sold individually It also annoyed me when the amethyst amulet she finds in this story mysteriously turns into an emeral amulet in the next So points off for those problems even though it was otherwise an enjoyable read


  7. Mary Ellen Mary Ellen says:

    I enjoyed this short story about Samantha Moon divorced mother of two private detective and vampire set at Christmas time I liked the case she was investigating and it’s outcome as well as the client I enjoy that for the most part Samantha is not a snob Except for those people who show themselves uncaring for the rules of polite society the openly hostile and the threatening Samantha generally accepts people as they are and treats them with the respect they deserve as a fellow traveler of the earth In this case it was an eccentric middle aged hoarder named Charlie who lived in an impossibly stuffed single wide mobile home and who had been robbed of a family heirloom and tradition a safe that had never been opened passed down for generations Samantha agreed to find it for Charlie with the provision that she would receive half of whatever was inside Given her nature the outcome was no surprise though her ultimate compensation was I liked the addition of another new character though I have to admit I’m a little bored with the concept of yet another being in love with her and than that another stalker type scenario I guess it fits the universe created that there are other supernatural entities aware of her that she may not be aware of herself She is still feeling her way through the new normal she is living still learning that the supernatural world goes farther and deeper than she had even suspected but it would almost be refreshing if someone new showed up and proclaimed their hatred rather than their attraction and love 😂 But I’m not even half way through the series so maybe I’ll get my wish I’m plunging ahead to the next novel and can’t wait to see where Samantha’s wings will take her next


  8. Anita Anita says:

    I read this entire 15 book so far series back to back for the last couple weeks plus uite a few short stories that relate Free on Kindle Unlimited It's a great series for a fan of paranormal mystery The set up is that a mom in California was changed into a vampire in an attack Fast forward several years and she's struggling with a failing marriage and raising 2 kids with her day time disability As the years progress her marriage fails her kids mature and her relationships with love interests friendsfamily grow The characters are relate able there's a little humor and very entertaining mysteries with interesting treatments of magic Solidly fun reading


  9. Carolyn Carolyn says:

    Wonderful I am loving this series so far The heroine just captures your mind heart and funny bone I just love the different characters and how they come into her life and the impact they make I admit I have become one of those readers who enjoy hearing from multiple perspectives I would love to hear some of this from Kingsley and Eli Aka Fang Ok maybe even Danny every now and then Definitely from the “bad guys” I just love the humor I’m a big fan of KF Breene and the humor just adds so much I used to read just serious horror with no humor which is fine but I find that I’m enjoying branching out a bit


  10. L K L K says:

    Disappointed that this book and the next one seem to mostly skip over the romance and how and when it developed between Samantha and Wolfie Kingsley I had been wondering if they would get together I thought i had missed a book but there wasn't one Now it's 7 years later after her being turned into a Vamp and they are now a couple very short novella like a short story I liked the Christmas shopping and as always the great dialogue between Sam and her men


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Christmas Moon➽ Christmas Moon Download ➺ Author J.R. Rain – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Mother wife private investigatorvampire Seven years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home Then the unthinkable happ Mother wife private investigatorvampire Seven years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home Then the unthinkable happens an attack that changes her life forever And forever is a very long time for a vampireNow with Christmas just around the corner Samantha Moon finds herself taking on a very strange case A mysterious family treasure has been stolen something priceless that's been passed down through the generations something buried in secrets Samantha's reward is simple she gets half of whatever it isif she can find it firstAnd just as the holidays threaten to consume her Samantha is approached by a very mysterious man someone who knows all her secrets a man who might not be a man at all This Christmas Samantha Moon's world is about to be rocked.


About the Author: J.R. Rain

JR Rain is the author of novels and counting He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest where he's hard at work on his next novel and fighting off sparkly vampires.