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review SPOILER ALERT! 2016-07-13 04:31
Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1) Review

 

"Vampire bachelor Samson can't get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there's nothing wrong with his hydraulics - that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms.

His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it's the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion.

However, another attack on Delilah and a dead body later, and Samson has his hands full: not only with trying to hide the fact he's a vampire, but also with finding out what secrets Delilah harbors for somebody to want her harm."- Goodreads

 

 

 

The summary of the book does a great job at letting you know what the book is about. The book opens with just that. Samson is a millionaire bachelor and no matter who he tries to sleep with he can't get it up...an erection that is.  That is until Delilah is attacked leaving work and she runs up to his door for help. When she falls into him as he opens the door his problem is fixed. When Samson's friend Amaury recommends a shrink, he goes to see him, and at his surprise the doctor tells him to sleep with the human girl Delilah one time to fix his issue for good.  Only they end up really connecting and start to fall for each other. Samson finds himself having odd feelings of jealousy, protectiveness, and love. However, Delilah doesn't know that Samson is a vampire or that he owns the company that she is currently working for.  Delilah is a free-lance auditor who is hired to figure out some financial issues.  Like every romance story there is that point where secrets are revealed and people's feelings are hurt. Only it is mostly Delilah who is hurt, but at times you can see that it was a misunderstanding.

The first mistake Samson makes is running a background check on Delilah and than Delilah in return walking in the room when Samson is getting the low down about Delilah. Delilah is hurt that Samson couldn't just ask her about her background and than is hurt even worse when she finds out he did it because he thought she was after his money. The two eventually patch things up and than when Samson accidentally turns in front of Delilah she wants nothing to do with him again. This time she doesn't want to give him another chance because it is nothing lie in her eyes. Let's be real though, if you were a vampire, you wouldn't just come out and say you are a vampire after knowing someone for only a day; no matter how in love you might be. There is a nice twist at the end of the novel when it comes to who is the one who has been behind the fraud and trying to kill Delilah.

The blood-bonding concept was extremely interesting to me. I have never seen in any vampire novel or show before where a human can live forever and not age. By blood bonding with a vampire they will only age and die when their mate dies. They are still a normal human, they just have to drink from their vampire mate every now and then.  

 

Characters

 

Delilah: Delilah is our leading lady in this novel. I found myself relating to her in a few instances with some of her feelings which doesn't happen much when reading novels. When she found out that Samson did a background check on her; I could understand why she was upset. Instead of asking her directly about why she was out here and interested in him he did a background check on her instead. When someone doesn't trust you from the get go, how do you go on trusting them from that point.  I didn't find her annoying at all. When she found out he was a vampire and didn't want to stay with him anymore it makes sense. Although I would love to have a guy in my life that is like many men in novels I've read...It is that realistic. If what happened to her happened to me in real life I would want to leave him also. I enjoyed reading from her point of view.

 

Samson: Samson is our leading man in this story. He was my favorite point of view to read from in this novel. When reading romance novels I actually prefer a mans perspective because I love reading all the guys thoughts instead of the females.  Samson is our hot shot millionaire who is a vampire and has some issues. At first I thought he was going to be a jerk but he ended up being a gentlemen. Although he made some mistakes in Delilah's eyes they were understandable. I love how protective and in love Samson was with Delilah without him even realizing it.  

  

World

This story's setting takes place in San Francisco, California.  Which, for me was quite exciting as I just returned home from there after vacationing. It was an amazing city and it made it that much more exciting when diving into this book.  Most of the novel takes place in Samson's home. The two main characters spend a lot of their time there. From getting to know each other, having sex, researching, and him keeping her there to keep her safe.  

 

Would I recommend this?

If you love paranormal romance and erotica than I believe you will enjoy this book. It has a few moments where it can be a tad slow but besides that it is a quick fun stand alone read. The erotica was pretty tame as well compared to other erotica novels I have read before. Although you get your awesome sex scenes the language or wording isn't as graphic or descriptive. For example, The Black Dagger Brotherhood is an erotica series that is much more descriptive and graphic in the sex scenes. This story had the perfect amount.  

Continuing On...

 

 

After getting to know Amaury in the first novel I will probably be continuing on with the series. I really enjoyed him as a character and after seeing how hard he is set in his ways, I can't wait to read about the lucky lady who changes him. Sex is just sex to him and there are no emotions and he doesn't care about them what so ever. I won't go out of my way to read it right away but if I am not in the mood for anything I will pick this one up. I would read it in the same format as the first one which was on my kindle. 

 

 

 

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review 2015-06-07 00:00
Cain's Identity (Scanguards Vampires Book 9)
Cain's Identity (Scanguards Vampires Book 9) - Tina Folsom I really wish we could give half stars, because this really isn't worth the 2 stars I am going to give it.

We've not seen much of Cain in the previous books, or if we did, I don't remember it. In the beginning of the book, he's acting like a jerk for the most part, but I was curious about what was going on, so it held my interest for the time being. That quickly morphed into an ""I'm bored"" reaction. There was too much deception and manipulation with too little explanation forthcoming. It came off as a cheap way to build suspense.

In my opinion, Cain's memory returning is too sudden and tied to something so stupid that I wonder why he didn't do it long before when he did in the book. We are painfully aware that he wanted to do so, yet he fought against it so much!

The story is a retelling of the Bible story of Cain and Abel, but it delves too much into vampire politics, which was extremely boring to me. The political maneuvering is broken up by ""amazing"" sex scenes, which felt forced and fake to me. Even the ""I love you""s felt fake!

I think I'm going to be done with this series after Luther. I haven't liked Blake at all as a character in the entire time we've known him, and the quality of these recent stories are not worth the cost of them to me. In fact, I don't see myself re-reading them, and will likely be deleting them from my Kindle Library.
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review 2014-05-27 02:35

Thomas's Choice (Scanguards Vampires, #8)Thomas's Choice by Tina Folsom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow...wow...wow....wow!!

I love this series. I got the first book free on Amazon, then that night I went and bought every other book that was out at the time. I just can't believe it took me this long to finally get the time to read this one. It's amazing!!

I don't know how to write anything without leaving major spoilers, so I am just going to say that the moral of the story is that love can conquer even the darkest part of the soul. ANDDD, when written right, M/M romance is HAWT!!! Well done Ms. Folsom, well done.

If you haven't started this series yet, or aren't sure about vampire novels in general, I was the same way. These were the first I read, and to this day there are only a handful of authors that I'll read paranormal books written by. The Scanguards Vampires series is not only my top choice in paranormal romance, it's one of my favorite series ever. I can't wait for Cain's story next!!

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text 2014-05-02 14:48
Reading progress update: I've read 7%....DNF
Samson's Lovely Mortal - Tina Folsom

Apparently, I have a new trigger. Slut shaming. Our heroine had this thought about a stripper hired for the hero's birthday party.

 

She glanced at the woman in the nurse's uniform. Disgusting! Her boobs looked fake, and so did just about everything else about her. She looked cheap, and Delilah was sure the woman wasn't just a stripper, but probably also a hooker. She could just about imagine what the tramp was hired to do.

 

She knows nothing about this woman or her circumstances. Since Delilah thinks the woman is a hooker, she is summarily dismissed as a tramp and I found that disgusting. I can't root for a heroine that thinks this way about other women. 

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text 2014-05-02 13:28
Reading progress update: I've read 6%.
Samson's Lovely Mortal - Tina Folsom

A RL friend recommended this to me and it's not looking promising so far. Because this friend never recommends anything to me (I usually rec books to her), I told her I'd do my best. We'll see where it goes from here.

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