Christmas Moon

Popular Christmas Moon Author J R Rain am Ebook I m an ex private investigator now writing full time in the Pacific Northwest where I live in a small house on a small island wi

Popular Christmas Moon Author J.R. Rain am Ebook I m an ex private investigator now writing full time in the Pacific Northwest, where I live in a small house on a small island with my small dog, Sadie, who has energy than Robin Williams.As a kid I was always making stuff skates, skateboards, skimboards, skis, sleds, clothing, furniture, wood carvings, Easter baskets, comic books, you name it I was the mother of all nerds Anyway, I think I was searching for the one thing I wanted to keep on making for the rest of my life Then one day I discovered Choose Your Own Adventure books Remember those You as the reader were asked to make choices for the characters Choose Your Own Adventures were a lot of fun and I just had to make my own And so I did, writing three of them, and I ve been hooked on writing ever since Just think, I could have been hooked on making Easter baskets In high school, I was a fine balance of jock and nerd I played football and baseball and somehow managed to write five complete novels So how was I able to write so much and play sports and study at the same time Easy No girlfriend In fact, I didn t kiss a girl until I was in college In college, I still managed to write two books and over 80 short stories Even with all the kissing Eventually, I graduated with a perfectly useless degree in anthropology, got married two weeks later, and shortly thereafter started my career as an insurance claims investigator I ve made better choices I would spend the next four years researching and writing my first adventure novel, THE LOST ARK At the age of 28, I landed one of the biggest agents in Hollywood Welcome to Hollyweird I discovered that I had a natural knack for writing screenplays Go figure For the next two years I worked exclusively with Paramount Pictures and Alphaville Productions developing various movie and TV projects Some things worked out most didn t I learned much and I m thankful for the experience Ultimately, I realized I had strayed far from my true love writing novels but never very far from my other true love donuts And so, with a little bit of money in the bank and some time on my hands okay, fine, I got fired from my insurance job , I moved to Carlsbad and wrote three books DARK HORSE, MOON DANCE, and CURSED Being married to a dreamer is tough Being married to a dreamer and a writer is damn near impossible Yup, you guessed it, after seven tough years my wife was gone, baby, gone Not to worry I eventually met another girl poor thing , and together we moved up to Seattle Things turned ugly fast I lost my job, my car, my money, the girl, went bankrupt, and yet somehow wrote THE MUMMY CASE in a freezing cold basement in the middle of a rainy winter, unemployed and stealing food usually donuts from local grocery stores Like the prodigal son, I eventually moved back home to southern California, where I got a new job, got my private investigator s license, got a new movie agent, moved to Hollywood and was fortunate enough to have my first novel published in November 2005 by Mundania Press In 2006, I wrote ELVIS HAS NOT LEFT THE BUILDING, and in 2007, I moved up to Oregon where I eventually became a vegetarian for moral reasons , and wrote the first draft of my ghost story, THE BODY DEPARTED In 2008, I moved back to southern California to help with my sick father Now in 2009, you guessed it, I m back up in the Pacific Northwest, living on a small island in a small home with my small doggie It s a simple, peaceful lifea life filled with writing, hiking, and Beggin Strips Remember life is too short to work at a job you don t love So follow your dreams, my friends, even if it means living on a faraway island in the back of beyond As you can see, I ve come far from those days of stealing donuts Full circle, if y. Mother, wife, private investigatormpire 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 with Christmas just around the corner, Samantha Moon finds herself takMother, wife, private investigatormpire 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 with Christmas just around the corner, Samantha Moon finds herself taking on a very strange case A mysterious family treasure has been stolen, something priceless that s been passed down through the generations, something buried in secrets Samantha s reward is simple she gets half of whatever it isif she can find it first.And just as the holidays threaten to consume her, Samantha is approached by a very mysterious man, someone who knows all her secrets, a man who might not be a man at all This Christmas, Samantha Moon s world is about to be rocked. Bestseller Books Christmas Moon “Christmas Moon” is a very short (1:40 hours) novella in the “Vampire for Hire” series, picking up six months after book four. It’s numbered as book 4.5 and events do occur between books four and five. One of the two most significant events is recapped in one or two sentences in book five, and I’m not really sure why this book even exists. I’ve read that some authors create lots of short books when they participate in Kindle Unlimited, because their remuneration or ranking is enhanced by increasing their book download count. Perhaps that’s why the series’ current last book is #13….of around 18 books.Book 4.5 is better than the dull-spirited book three…and there are moments where I’m smiling, glad to be in Samantha’s head again. For example: "As I approached the door in the late evening, I realized that I had never been inside a single-wide trailer. Somehow, I controlled my excitement.” OK, subtle snarkiness…but fun!Overall, though…the question “why is this a separate book” just can’t be set aside. While there are Christmasy events, they feel pasted onto the story…not the real story. It’s not a Christmas book. I think the author should have included the two critical events as part of a longer book five. After all, at 4.5hours it’s not like book five is too long already.I rate this book as 3.5* - it's a bit better than meh but not much, and I’m rounding up instead of down on the strength of the narrator.
Rare Full Moon on Christmas Day NASA Not since has a full moon dawned in the skies on Christmas But this year, a bright full moon will be an added gift for the holidays December s full moon, the last of the year, is called the Full Cold Moon because it occurs during the beginning of winter The moon s peak this year will occur at a.m EST. Christmas Moon Science Mission Directorate Technically speaking, the moon isn t % full until Dec th But that s perfect timing for Christmas carolers and Santa The practically full moon on Dec th and th rises early, lighting up streets and rooftops as soon as the sun goes down What makes this full moon small Apollo Christmas at the Moon NASA Apollo Christmas at the Moon Christmas Eve, As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders became the first humans to orbit another world. NASA plans for return to Moon to cost billion days agoIf Congress approves the first tranche of . billion by Christmas, we re still on track for a moon landing, Bridenstine said To be clear, we re going to the South Pole, he said, ruling out the sites of the Apollo landings on the Moon s equator between and . Christmas Moon Kindle edition by Lane, Elizabeth Apr , That s exactly what happens to Emma Carlyle in Christmas Moon, by author Elizabeth Lane Emma is experiencing the most difficult holiday season of her life About to give birth to a child resulting from a disastrous love affair, Emma is unmarried Will See the First Christmas Full Moon Since Dec , According to Space, the full moon of December actually occurred on the nd day of that month, not Christmas Day the th The next time a

  1. I m an ex private investigator now writing full time in the Pacific Northwest, where I live in a small house on a small island with my small dog, Sadie, who has energy than Robin Williams.As a kid I was always making stuff skates, skateboards, skimboards, skis, sleds, clothing, furniture, wood carvings, Easter baskets, comic books, you name it I was the mother of all nerds Anyway, I think I was searching for the one thing I wanted to keep on making for the rest of my life Then one day I discovered Choose Your Own Adventure books Remember those You as the reader were asked to make choices for the characters Choose Your Own Adventures were a lot of fun and I just had to make my own And so I did, writing three of them, and I ve been hooked on writing ever since Just think, I could have been hooked on making Easter baskets In high school, I was a fine balance of jock and nerd I played football and baseball and somehow managed to write five complete novels So how was I able to write so much and play sports and study at the same time Easy No girlfriend In fact, I didn t kiss a girl until I was in college In college, I still managed to write two books and over 80 short stories Even with all the kissing Eventually, I graduated with a perfectly useless degree in anthropology, got married two weeks later, and shortly thereafter started my career as an insurance claims investigator I ve made better choices I would spend the next four years researching and writing my first adventure novel, THE LOST ARK At the age of 28, I landed one of the biggest agents in Hollywood Welcome to Hollyweird I discovered that I had a natural knack for writing screenplays Go figure For the next two years I worked exclusively with Paramount Pictures and Alphaville Productions developing various movie and TV projects Some things worked out most didn t I learned much and I m thankful for the experience Ultimately, I realized I had strayed far from my true love writing novels but never very far from my other true love donuts And so, with a little bit of money in the bank and some time on my hands okay, fine, I got fired from my insurance job , I moved to Carlsbad and wrote three books DARK HORSE, MOON DANCE, and CURSED Being married to a dreamer is tough Being married to a dreamer and a writer is damn near impossible Yup, you guessed it, after seven tough years my wife was gone, baby, gone Not to worry I eventually met another girl poor thing , and together we moved up to Seattle Things turned ugly fast I lost my job, my car, my money, the girl, went bankrupt, and yet somehow wrote THE MUMMY CASE in a freezing cold basement in the middle of a rainy winter, unemployed and stealing food usually donuts from local grocery stores Like the prodigal son, I eventually moved back home to southern California, where I got a new job, got my private investigator s license, got a new movie agent, moved to Hollywood and was fortunate enough to have my first novel published in November 2005 by Mundania Press In 2006, I wrote ELVIS HAS NOT LEFT THE BUILDING, and in 2007, I moved up to Oregon where I eventually became a vegetarian for moral reasons , and wrote the first draft of my ghost story, THE BODY DEPARTED In 2008, I moved back to southern California to help with my sick father Now in 2009, you guessed it, I m back up in the Pacific Northwest, living on a small island in a small home with my small doggie It s a simple, peaceful lifea life filled with writing, hiking, and Beggin Strips Remember life is too short to work at a job you don t love So follow your dreams, my friends, even if it means living on a faraway island in the back of beyond As you can see, I ve come far from those days of stealing donuts Full circle, if y

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  1. Christmas Moon is a very short 1 40 hours novella in the Vampire for Hire series, picking up six months after book four It s numbered as book 4.5 and events do occur between books four and five One of the two most significant events is recapped in one or two sentences in book five, and I m not really sure why this book even exists I ve read that some authors create lots of short books when they participate in Kindle Unlimited, because their remuneration or ranking is enhanced by increasing their [...]


  2. In keeping with the overall tone of the series, Christmas Moon is another fun peak into the world of Vampire mom and private eye, Samantha Moon.Sam s growing comfortable in her relationship with Kingsley as the holidays are approaching and since Christmas is coming, Sam is busier than usual Not only is she busy with the normal roles of mother parent with cookies and presents and decorations, but she s also got her private eye business to maintain as well.Not one to take off for the holidays Sam [...]


  3. Christmas Moon definitely has to be read in the sequential order of the Vampire for Hire series This is a great short story that entails a relatively easy case for Samantha Moon to investigate whilst she gets ready to celebrate Christmas with her family.There are parts of the story that have obviously opened up a new direction for the series to go down and introducing another character, who possibly knows about Samantha than anyone else, as well as the ability to read her thoughts, the series m [...]


  4. Christmas Moon is a novella featuring vampire mother and Private Investigator, Samantha Moon and her desire to prepare a nice Christmas for her children While watching Judge Judy and waiting to pick up her children from school, Samanta s is visited in her home office by a new client A safe Family heirloom was stolen from his home and he wants it back He doesn t even know what s in it, the true value comes from where the safe comes from, his father and grandfather Samantha agrees to locate the sa [...]


  5. Although priced in line with his other books, this is a short story and a fairly short one at that It is an interesting interlude, but should have been included in one of the Vampire for Hire novels instead of sold individually It also annoyed me when the amethyst amulet she finds in this story mysteriously turns into an emeral amulet in the next So points off for those problems, even though it was otherwise an enjoyable read.


  6. Great little Novella I m a fan of the Vamp for Hire series Found this on needing something to read Very interesting and played well into the whole Samantha Moon saga Wondering how this new character introduced will play into Rain s future books in this series.


  7. I enjoyed this short story about Samantha Moon, divorced mother of two, private detective, and vampire, set at Christmas time I liked the case she was investigating, and it s outcome, as well as the client I enjoy that for the most part, Samantha is not a snob Except for those people who show themselves uncaring for the rules of polite society, the openly hostile, and the threatening, Samantha generally accepts people as they are, and treats them with the respect they deserve as a fellow travele [...]


  8. Loving this seriesI am an avid reader Discovered JR Rain by chance and am loving all the characters and stories A Paranormal PI mom the everyday life of ups and downs and added kids drama Can t wait to finish series and read all the others by this Author Thank You for the adventures.


  9. What I like about this series is there is so much going on in each book A mystery to solve Sam dealing with being a vampire but still trying to be a Mom Her romance with Kingsley, a werewolf.Love this series


  10. This book was supposed to be a standalone novella The author s comments in the beginning of the 5th book alert you to that fact Without reading this book, you will be confused about the plot of the 5th book.


  11. A great short story in the Samantha Moon seriesWhat destiny is Samantha supposed to fulfill and does she have to be immortal to do it These are a few of the questions brought up Ishmael, the guardian angel who wasn t could become an important part Looking forward to .




  12. The best so farThe writer pulled from religious studies and intertwined many different belief systems I thoroughly enjoyed it I look forward to the next book.


  13. An enjoyable series I like the main character Samantha She s spunky, smart and has a cute outlook on life and her situation I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys light, mindless entertainment.


  14. Book Review by Sharon Powers.This book is the e book edition of the novella, Christmas Moon, by J.R Rain The Kindle price as of this date 12 09 14 is 2.99, but I read this book for free since I obtained it from the Kindle Owner s Free Lending Library month of December This title also comes in paperback, and as an Audible Audio Edition Pages number 114, and is Whispersync for Voice, ready This book is number 5 in the Samantha Moon stories, entitled Christmas Moon Vampire for Hire, 4.5 The basic p [...]


  15. Christmas Moon J.R RainsI m reading novels 3 8 and this Novella in a Kindle compilation Christmas Moon is referred to as 4.5 in the series I m not sure I d call it a novella, maybe just a long short story All of what I like about Rain s writing was present excellent editing and proof reading, vivid characterizations, nice plotting In this one, he also does something that I like very much he makes a little fun of himself in the novella Very near the beginning of chapter two, Samantha and her chil [...]


  16. 3.5 Stars Christmas Moon is a paranormal myster urban fantasy by J.R Rain and a holiday novella in his Vampire for Hire series.The series revolves around Samantha Sam Moon, former federal agent and recently divorced soccer mom, turned private investigator after an attack, six years ago, turned her into a vampire And now, with Christmas just around the corner, Sam finds herself taking on a very strange case A mysterious family heirloom has been stolen, something priceless that s been passed down [...]


  17. Christmas Moon is much than the usual short story before the larger Vampire for Hire novels This is of a novella and is absolutely vital to the larger story arc I m sure Rain can work the important points into the overall series, but I recommend reading this one to keep you up to speed Sam meets a man who is, at least partly, responsible for her new way of life We also learn what makes Sam what she is Rains unique twist really sets him apart from other vampire stories This short story has me a [...]


  18. This was another outstanding story by J.R Rain I was so expecting a nice little Christmas story, maybe with Santa At least at the mall but heck you never know in these books and maybe a bit of shopping and of course some Judge Judy but instead I got this very interesting tell I don t want to give anything away but there s a reason this book is referred to as book 4.5 I would definitely buy it after reading Moon child and before Vampire Dawn It leads right into Vampire Dawn and has a major new in [...]


  19. Novella that is roughly half the size of the prior books, the Christmas theme has this leaning towards a feel good story than the prior novels Often times when reading a novella that is part of a series, you get taken off the beaten path a little or learn about a secondary character In most cases it fills the reader s fix while waiting for the next book but it wouldn t hurt the flow of the series to skip it.I haven t read further into the series yet, but it seems to me that two things that hap [...]


  20. For a quick, little novella this book was good fun Samantha Moon is getting ready for Christmas and enjoying life without her husband Danny and enjoying her new relationship with the werewolf lawyer Kingsley She takes on a case from a self confessed junk collector whose hidden safe has been taken from his trailer This safe has been passed down from his grandfather and father, but no one knows what s actually inside it as it s never been opened Samantha is quick on the trail and easily finds out [...]


  21. I really should have read this in the right order Unfortunately, if you skipped this short story like I did, there is a definite gap in Samantha s meeting with her guardian angel.Sam is on a case where she has promised to collect a missing safe in exchange for half of what s inside The Christmas time of year adds a fun little twist to this tale Sam is still dealing with her shaky relationship with her ex, but is trying to make the best of the situation because it s the holidays, right While inve [...]


  22. This is why I like these books, there are some of the strangest things happening to this woman who was so ordinary not so many years ago This short gives you a quick look into the life that Sam has built for herself after her transformation into a vampire She has her business, which is doing very well considering she can only really work at night Her love life is definitely doing well since she finally decided to give Kingsley a real chance Most important of all is that her children are happy an [...]


  23. Original review posted at A Date with a BookFor being a Christmas novella, this book wasn t too short or too Christmasy This was a quick, fun read A great in between novel for the series Samantha solves a stolen property case and is also able to show her Christmas kindness The novel takes its usual course with all characters and her working as a PI, but it all happens just before Christmas While this is a novella, it definitely should be read as it reveals a few things that are pertinent to the [...]


  24. I just read Christmas Moon A Novella Vampire for Hire 4.5 and talk about piling on some major cliff hanger stuff and turning a new corner for the series All this in a novella that took me less than 2 hours to read OK, I am hooked, I gotta get Book 5 ASAP If you follow the series this is NOT one of those short stories you can skip and keep going, you need to read this one I don t do spoilers but if anything you might want to wait until book 5 is out so you don t have to suffer along with me Great [...]


  25. I originally bought the first four books because Barnes and Noble offered a deal I intended the series to be a quick summer read but I quickly fell in love with the characters I was going to skip Christmas Moon seeing as it was a short novella that was described to me as a side note but once I began book 5 I realized there were some important plot points that I could not miss I read Christmas Moon in less than 2 hours and while it was still loveable Samantha, I think this novella left too much o [...]


  26. This was a quick but great story If you are a fan of the Vampire For Hire series featuring Samantha Moon by JR Rain then you will love this little Christmas story In it we find out about Samantha s guardian angel Ishmael and his feelings for Samantha and what really happened the night she was attacked I also loved how Samantha solved a case for an elderly gentleman named Charliee might be one of the undeadbut she still has a good heart I definitely recommend this to everyone who reads the series [...]


  27. This is just a novella, so it isn t really long, but it was really good Although it has a main storyline that is solved in it, most of the novella just raises questions that I hope are answered in book Five.There are just so many different things going on in it and most of those are leading to the next book I just don t know what to think about it exactly, even though it was good, I just have way to may questions about what happens next lol If you re a fan of the Samantha Moon series I seriously [...]


  28. Not another one What is she A love magnet It s Christmas time The first without Danny, but the kids seem to be holding up well In this novelette Sam meets a strange man who keeps appearing unexpectedly and has a creepy story She also has to find stolen safe that has been in hoarder s family for generations The contents are intriguing Quick Thoughts 1 This takes place 6 months after Sam s son was sick Fave Scenes the Dollar store run, Rocko, the old lady s piano and Danny at the door.


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