Monday, November 11, 2013

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Moon River by J.R. Rain

Join author J.R. Rain on his Virtual Book Tour for Moon River, presented by Pump Up Your Book!, from November 4 –November 29, 2013.  Please leave a comment or question for J.R. to let him know you stopped by.   You can enter my giveaway for a copy of Moon River by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  

Moon River
By J.R. Rain
Vampire for Hire, Book 8

Publisher: LuLu
Release Date: August 12, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy/Mystery
Length: 216 Pages
ISBN: 978-1304328199

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About the book: 

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 vampire.

Now in MOON RIVER, private investigator, Samantha Moon, is asked to look into a string of bizarre murders, murders that are looking more and more like the handiwork of a bloodthirsty vampire. But when her sister, Mary Lou, goes missing, Samantha, Allison and Kingsley take the fight underground...into the dark heart of a vampire's lair.

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About the Author: 

J.R. Rain is an ex-private investigator now writing full-time in the Pacific Northwest where he lives in a small house on a small island with his small dog, Sadie, who has more energy than Robin Williams.  He will be publishing a slew of new novels over the next five years, so stop by often and check out what’s new. 

His latest book is the contemporary fantasy/mystery, Moon River

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My Review

Admitting I have a thing for paranormal/fantasy romance, especially those featuring strong female characters, I happily signed up to review J.R. Rain’s Moon River.  Well developed characters, good dialogue and an interesting mystery kept me turning the pages to discover what would happen next.  Good world building and a well paced plot, make this a good addition to the paranormal/fantasy genre.

Since turning into a vampire seven years ago, Samantha Moon has steadily been getting adjusted to her new life.  Working as a private investigator, she is able to choose the clients she works with and has an established relationship with the local police.  Called in on to help with a new case, which appears to be the work of an out of control vampire, Samantha becomes immersed in a case which could lead to the end of her immortal life. 

Mr. Rain does a really good job developing Samantha’s character.  While I was at a disadvantage by not having read the previous books, I was able to connect with Samantha; though not as deeply as I would have liked to.  Samantha is the kind of heroine I like, even though she has come to terms with no longer being human, she remembers enough about her previous life to appear as human as she can.  Her ties to her previous humanity, because of her children, keep her grounded and stable.  She’s tough, but funny, smart and sassy and someone I would want watching my back.

The secondary characters in the book were also well developed and I especially liked Allison, her best friend, who’s suddenly realized she’s a witch, and I also found Kingsley to be an interesting character.  While Samantha’s children don’t play a huge part in this book – we do get to know a little bit about them and they seem like very interesting characters and they are definitely not your average kids.  I also found the "villains" well written.  They definitely had to be taken down.

Will Samantha survive the new case she’s become involved in? And will she be able to do what she has to do in order to keep her loved ones safe?  You’ll have to read Moon River to find out.  I enjoyed it and plan to read the rest of this series so I can get to know Samantha from the very start. 

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Crowns

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a blog tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Tour Schedule

Monday, November 4 – Interview at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, November 5 – Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Wednesday, November 6 – Book Feature at Moonlight, Lace & Mayhem
Thursday, November 7 – Guest Blogging at Books-N-Kisses
Friday, November 8 – Interview at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews


Monday, November 11 – Book Review at Queen of All She Reads
Tuesday, November 12 – Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Wednesday, November 13 – Book Feature at Jody’s Book Reviews
Thursday, November 14 – Book Review & Character Guest Post atBibliotica
Thursday, November 14 – Book Feature at Beth’s Book Reviews
Friday, November 15 – Interview at Brayton’s Briefs


Monday, November 18 – Interview at The Book Connection
Tuesday, November 19 – Character Guest Post at Carol’s Notebook
Wednesday, November 20 – Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Thursday, November 21 – Book Review at Not Everyone’s Mama
Friday, November 22 – Character Guest Post at Lori’s Reading Corner


Monday, November 25 – Book Feature at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Tuesday, November 26 – Book Feature at Authors & Readers Book Corner
Wednesday, November 27 – Character Guest Post at My Book Addictions and More
Wednesday, November 27 – Book Review at My Book Addiction Reviews
Friday, November 29 – Interview at You Gotta Read Reviews

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