Romantic Paranormal Mysteries
“So a creature called a vampire had attacked me one night. It tainted my blood with his. Because of that taint I was forever and irrevocably changed.” (Loc 2805)
“The blood, I realized, was the key. My blood, my tainted blood, was keeping my body unnaturally alive – and would, apparently, keep it unnaturally alive for all eternity.
“My God, I thought.
“And then I wondered: was I still a child of God. Or was I rendered into something evil?” (Moon Dance: Vampire For Hire, J. R. Rain – Loc 2812)
J. R. Rain’s talent as a male writer penning a female point of view is unparalleled; so completely, he captures the essence of Samantha Moon, the heroine sleuth in the Vampire For Hire Series. The series opens six years after the attack, giving a voyeuristic view into the intimate thoughts of Sam as she struggles with leading a “normal” life under very preternatural circumstances.
Found half-dead, her throat torn open, Samantha Moon almost bled to death, although there was little blood at the scene. Detectives believed she had been attacked by a dog or coyote, but Sam knew it had been a man – a man never found. That attack six years ago cost her so much: the beautiful sunny days of Southern California, her job as a federal agent for HUD, and the family life she held so very, very dear. Now, as a grudging paranormal creature of the night, our heroine tries to stay sane by leading as ordinary a life as possible. Utilizing her previously acquired detective skills in combination with a newly possessed heightened sixth sense, Samantha Moon becomes the go-to private detective of Orange County when the police cannot solve a crime.
J. R. Rain’s Vampire For Hire Series’ astute portrayal of a complicated heroine brings a remarkable down-to-earth feel to the fantastical paranormal genre. Family drama, a tumultuous love life, and a personal fight against a disturbingly evolving persona, all breath life into these satiating paranormal quick-reads, indulging the desire to share in Samantha Moon’s battles as she lives her life – one day at a time.
J. R. Rain’s Vampire For Hire Series in Order:
Moon Dance (Book 1), Teeth (Short Story 1.5), Vampire Moon (Book 2), Vampire Nights (Short Story 2.5), American Vampire (Book 3), Moon Child (Book 4), Vampire Blues (Short Story 4.25), Christmas Moon (Novella 4.5), Vampire Dawn (Book 5), Vampire Games (Book 6), Vampire Dreams (Short Story 6.5), Halloween Moon (Short Story 6.75), Moon Island (Book 7), Vampire Gold (Short Story 7.5), Blue Moon (Short Story 7.75), Moon River (Book 8), Vampire for Hire: The Short Stories, Samantha Moon (Books 1-4).
J. R. Rain’s Spinoza Trilogy in Order:
Vampire With The Dragon Tattoo (Novella 1), Vampire Who Played Dead (Novella 2), Vampire In The Iron Mask (Novella 3), The Spinoza Trilogy (Novellas 1-3).
J. R. Rain’s Jim Knighthorse Trilogy in Order:
Dark Horse (Book 1), The Mummy Case (Book 2), Hail Mary (Book 3), Jim Knighthorse Series (Books 1-3).
J. R. Rain’s Witches Series in Order:
The Witch and the Gentleman (Novella 1).
The Nick Caine Series by J. R. Rain & Aiden James:
Temple of the Jaguar (Novella 1), Treasure of the Deep (Novella 2), Pyramid of the Gods (Novella 3).
The Spider Series by J. R. Rain, Scott Nicholson, & H. T. Night:
Bad Blood (Novella 1), Spider Web (Novella 2).
The Walking Plague Series by J. R. Rain & Elizabeth Basque:
Zombie Patrol (Book 1), Zombie Rage (Novella 2).
The Aladdin Series by J. R. Rain & Piers Anthony:
Aladdin Relighted (Book 1), Aladdin Sins Bad (Book 2), Aladdin and the Flying Dutchman (Book 3), The Aladdin Trilogy (Books 1-3).
The PSI Series by J. R. Rain & A. K. Alexander:
Hear No Evil (Novella 1).
J. R. Rain’s Short Story Collections:
1 – Vampire Rain and Other Stories, 2 – The Bleeder and Other Stories, 3 – The Santa Call: A Christmas Story.
Additional Books by J. R. Rain:
1 – The Body Departed, 2 – The Lost Ark, 3 – Elvis Has Not Left The Building, 4 – Arthur, 5 – Silent Echo, 6 - The Vampire Diaries: Bound By Blood (Novella), 7 - Lost Eden (Novella), 8 - Judas Silver (Novella).
Anthology by J. R. Rain & Various Authors:
Curiosity Quills: Primetime (The Fridge).