Monday, September 3, 2012

Book Review - Vampire Moon (JS)

Vampire Moon (Vampire For Hire 2) by J R Rain

Vampire Moon

Review by Jacqui Slaney

Having enjoyed the first book in this series, could not resist reading more about Samantha Moon, FBI agent, turned private investigator following an attack by a vampire.
This is the description for this one:

Mother, wife, private investigator...vampire. Six 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 vampire.
Now in VAMPIRE MOON, sequel to MOON DANCE, private investigator Samantha Moon finds herself hunting down a powerful crime lord and protecting an innocent woman from her ruthless ex-husband — all while two very different men vie for her heart. And 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.

After enjoying the first book Vampire Moon, I was worried that the idea behind the story line would not be strong enough to carry another book.

I was definitely wrong, the character of Sam Moon, is if any thing stronger in this story, much more developed. The reader gets to know the characters around her as well. You have Fang her online friend, who knows she is a vampire and loves her, Kingsley the werewolf attorney who wants to be her boyfriend. Detective Sherbet who is a friend and has to deal with rumours of large bat like creatures and of course, her ex husband Danny- the man the reader will definitely love to hate.

In this story, there is plenty of action to keep the reader entertained. There are the two cases that Sam takes on as an investigator, one dealing with a man who is suspected of killing a plane full of witnesses to a murder he committed. And one concerning a man on death row still determined to see his ex wife dead, there is a great scene in the interview room at the prison which definitely shows that you do not want to upset a vampire, even one who doesn’t bite people.

There is also the subplot dealing with Sam and her family, which is well written. The reader can understand why the ex husband has separated the children from Sam, but not agree with his actions- throwing up after your wife has kissed you, is also not the best move to make in a relationship.   

There is real humour in the writing, the dialogue between characters flow and is not stilted and though yes the idea of this woman being turned into a vampire maybe a bit far fetched the excellent writing makes it very believable.

As in Vampire Moon, the story is not long, so it is an easy enjoyable read. Though this is a book two, it would be possible to read it first, but I would recommend that you read in the correct order, just so you don’t miss out on a good series.

10 out of 10