Samantha Moon’s life was changed forever when she was bitten by a stranger. Now she’s a vampire, which means working at night as a private investigator. To make matters even more complicated, she has a husband and child who believe her problem is caused by a rare skin condition. So it’s fair to say that Samantha’s life is pretty complicated.
From this fairly original beginning, Moon Dance (Vampire For Hire Book 1) spins out a conventional but well-written tale of an investigation into the shooting of a man live on television. Hired to track down the shooter, Samantha finds herself drawn into an investigation that brings up a few surprises and threatens to derail the functional family life she has created for herself.
J.R. Rain has created an engaging protagonist in Samantha, a character who is juggling multiple aspects of her life. There are some good twists on the old conceit of the vampire, with the entire concept being dragged kicking and screaming into the modern day. I would have liked a slightly more original mystery for Samantha to solve, but this was still an entertaining read.
Star rating for Moon Dance (Vampire For Hire Book 1): 4½ stars.
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