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Moon Bayou Mother, wife, private investigator, vampire Sam Moon s been around the block Now, unlife brings her to New Orleans to test her mettle against a new kind of lurking evilFrom the author of the Vampire for Hire Series, JR Rain, comes a brand new Samantha Moon spin off story co written by bestselling author of The Dead Detective and The Department of Magic, Rod Kierkegaard Jr A firstA first for me to give JR Rain a bad review but he left me hanging on this one AND didn t give a link or hint to the next book Not happy about that at all This is a nail biter cliffhanger of a novella and would have been highly recommended if not for the fact there is nothing leading you to the next book. Free ADR, provided by NetGalley, thank you This seems to be a spin off of a series with the same main character, which I find strange Hints at other books and stories are there, but never elaborated upon.The book starts as a classic PI story I expected investigative UF, but that was not really what this is The plot was allover the place and none of the storylines came to a satisfying conclusion Maybe this was intended as a set up for the series, but for me it only made the whole book very sc Free ADR, provided by NetGalley, thank you This seems to be a spin off of a series with the same main character, which I find strange Hints at other books and stories are there, but never elaborated upon.The book starts as a classic PI story I expected investigative UF, but that was not really what this is The plot was allover the place and none of the storylines came to a satisfying conclusion Maybe this was intended as a set up for the series, but for me it only made the whole book very scattered.The vampire elements feel like a gimmick at first, to make itinteresting A few werewolves got thrown in and a vodoo queen None of those elements were very convincing Sorry, but these supes were all pretty lame The vampires all come across as silly, none of this is the least bit scary or intriguing.Don t expect anything dark The language of the story reminded me of chick lit, which could have worked if it was funny and full of witty banter or snark, but that was lacking as well.There was some needless repetition of previously explained points, which was a bit annoying I understood about the magical powers of those rings, when they were explained the first time I did not need it explained a second or third time And I am not a fan of the vocabulary Many sentences, often in the same paragraph, started with I mean , and like , kinda , sorta kept popping up a lot as well It made the heroine sound like a teenager, not like a grown woman with two children.I like my heroines to be smarter as well The dumb but muddling through type is not my thing She is supposed to be a former FBI investigator Not likely Luckily none of the bad guys seemed to be terribly smart either, or she would have been in deep trouble.I did like the bat form of the vampires Reminded me of the vampires in Van Helsing with Hugh Jackman The idea of the trip back in time is also a good one.But overall this was not for me Too shallow, storyline too scattered, characters not terribly smart, no tension The cliffhanger ending had me flipping back and forth, checking if I had missed something, it was so out of the blue and abrupt I will definitely not be picking up the next in the series Read all my reviews on Vampire novels usually are not really my cup of tea Time travel, however, definitely is, so I decided to give this novel a try Moon Bayou follows mother of two, vampire private detective Samantha Moon as she takes on a missing person case that will take her to New Orleans, and accidently also to the 19th century.I ve read nothing of the original Vampire for Hire series that this new series is a spin off to, but I didn t feel like thatRead all my reviews on Vampire novels usually are not really my cup of tea Time travel, however, definitely is, so I decided to give this novel a try Moon Bayou follows mother of two, vampire private detective Samantha Moon as she takes on a missing person case that will take her to New Orleans, and accidently also to the 19th century.I ve read nothing of the original Vampire for Hire series that this new series is a spin off to, but I didn t feel like that mattered much since I didn t get the idea there were a lot of things I was missing because of it The story really has two parts, none of which were fully closed at the end of this book I suppose the larger of the two, the one involving time travel will be taken to the next novel in this series, as the ending truly had a cliffhanger.The vampires were quite nice, especially in their bat like forms There were also some werewolves, because those seem obligatory these days Overall, the writing was very fast and easy, making this a light read I d liked to see someclosure though, especially on the real case file I ll have to read the next book to find out what will happen to Samantha.Moon Bayou is the first book in the Samantha Moon Case Files, which is a spin off series from the Vampire for Hire series.Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Apparently, this is a spin off from another series so I went into it at a disadvantage There was the obligatory fill in that I detest so much, but I still felt like I was starting episode 4 of season 3 of some campy tv show The story left me high and dry Literally I was wishing it was over, and I got my wish It just ended with no resolution Apparently, you need to read the next book in the series to continue But there is no second book to the series This first book was published 2 year Apparently, this is a spin off from another series so I went into it at a disadvantage There was the obligatory fill in that I detest so much, but I still felt like I was starting episode 4 of season 3 of some campy tv show The story left me high and dry Literally I was wishing it was over, and I got my wish It just ended with no resolution Apparently, you need to read the next book in the series to continue But there is no second book to the series This first book was published 2 years ago You can t tell me this is a complicated sequel that requires two years to finalize A Song of Fire and Ice, it is not Okay, so I woke up cranky Let s just say, I won t be reading the sequel if it ever is published Even if it is free like this one was

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