Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Reality in a Fictitious World

Samantha Moon, the main character of Moon Dance and the Vampire for Hire Series. A snarky, sarcastic, wonderful, vampire mother. I admitted that I let the teenager inside of me pick this novel, but the adult that I am is the one who's connecting with Mrs. Moon.

Everyone has their own little quirks or experiences in their past that they don't want others to know about. We fear the embarrassment and the judgment that that knowledge might lead to. So we struggle to keep it a secret and hope that it doesn't escape into the freedom of the echoing air.

This is what the main character of Moon Dance faces. She's a vampire - not by choice. Her husband is deathly afraid of her. She has two kids and is always scared that as a mother she's failing because of her situation. The reality that comes from the fictitious world held in these pages is heart wrenching.

Readers can connect with Samantha Moon because of the whole picture she's a part of. We don't have to be a vampire to understand what it's like to have the person you love not love you back. Disguised as a vampire mystery novel, I began reading a book in which the main character really touched my heart. From here on out, never judge a book by it's title.

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