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I was looking for a good vampire series and this one was highly rated (which I am at a loss to understand why), but what I got was a straight romance novel. Why she bothers making the men vampires was probably just to attract those who like the dark fantasy genre. Withstanding a few quirks they behaved like the average guy next door. The plot, the writing and the characters were extremely simplistic and that's being kind. The reasons behind the evil villainess' actions in the book would have made sense if she were a ten year old. The narrator's flat monotone voice was better suited for a sports commentator, and his tone for the female characters were all the same, AWFUL!
The huge preoccupation with sex throughout the book did not enhance the story, and after the 2nd one served no purpose. In my experience a book is truly bad if at the end of it you realize there was nothing redeemable about it. I'm going to have to get my credit back for this one!
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
The story was ok but I struggled to fully enjoy the Narration by Kevin Foley. His female voices were not good but i did like his deep Low voice for Samson. There were lot's of sex scenes but i couldn't connect with them. Kevin's voice just didn't make them exciting enough. I'm not sure if i will continue with the rest of this series. This book just didn't quite grab my full attention, i skipped a couple of chapters with no problems catching up on the story. Not a good sign for me.
I really liked the story and hope that the rest of the series comes out on Audible very soon!!!
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If you are looking for a fluff vampire story then this one should do it....I personally have been spoiled by the black dagger brotherhood, guild hunter, psy changeling and the Midnight breed series...so this one was...'eh...too much fluff not enough intrigue.
The background was simple enough, lonely rich vampire has been betrayed time and time again because women just wanted him for his money...classic story. Then the book went really wonky because these vampires live just like humans, except the sun burns them so they operate at night. But the lead vamp in this book actually goes to a shrink because after the last betrayal by a woman he had ED and Viagra doesn't work on vamps....the story line really takes you out of the mystical vampire world and into the normal world kind of like the sookie stackhouse series, so I was kind of left cold.
There's nothing wrong with this book, it had it's ups and downs and a nice who done it (which was visible from a mile away), and there was your standard woman in trouble, alpha vampire claiming she's HIS, woman gets freaked, man has to save woman...all the classic cliche things that I'm kind of over at the moment. But hey if you like your love stories on the fluffy side with a dash of vampire and wit you should enjoy this book. For me, if book 2 goes on sale I'll probably get it, but nothing to really get drool worthy over.
I've never read this author before and went by the fact it was on sale and had good reviews. I was not disappointed. This book takes a unique twist on vampires that no other story does. Most times the lead vampire is a sex maniac. Poor Samson is having big problems in this area although Delilah helps him out. You won't be disappointed in the sex scenes. This book has suspense and some funny scenes. I enjoyed all of the characters and plot twists. Delilah has enough backbone and Samson has some issues that make him endearing. They work nicely together and have some good chemistry. I do not get the comparison with the Black Dagger Brotherhood. That is in a league of its own. The narrator did a good job. Sometimes I don’t like male narrators because their female voices are terrible; but this was not too bad. I had not heard of this series before but I will keep on reading. I think there is some great potential and you won't be disappointed.
Finally some one who writes about vampires as people to with all the same problems as humans. Great storyline with very interesting characters and situations. Ms. Folsom develops great characters and sets everything in San Francisco. While love wins in the end, its the traveling there that makes this such a good book. There are a lot of twists and turns along the way and you are introduced to some interesting supporting characters. I can't wait to hear their stories as well.
I fell in like with the characters Samson & Delila. However, the sentences were choppy, lacked description, added nothing to help the imagination of setting or visualization of characters. Overall, the writing was immature, lacked luster and description and left the reader/listener flat feeling like you were reading a pre-teen book as far as vocabulary and grammar. Lots of words, nothing imaginative.
If someone would take this book and add a few adjectives and more mature adult character parts, it could be a great series. With the choppy sentences and lack of literary maturity, it didn't allow the narrator to be judged fairly either.
I suppose I was expecting the literary caliber of J. R. Ward or Suzanne Brockmann. This book missed the mark in a big way. I did like the storyline and all of the under-developed characters have much potential.
I downloaded the first 2 books in the series and hope Book 2 will exhibit more literary maturity. If not, I may ask for a refund.
Stephanie Meyers' Twilight Series & E.L. James' 50 Shades writings matured after their first book in series, perhaps Tina Folsom will do better in Book 2 of this series too.
I counted on the reviews for this one and I've got to say either my standards are extremely high or others are extremely low. The story line lacked UMPH ! and comments throughout the story made by Delilah were corny and juvenile.
Well, I have downloaded the second book and did this before I listened to the first one as it was a $4.95 purchase, but don't know if I can put myself through that again.
There are a number of male narrators that would have done a much better job, i.e., Robert Petkoff, Dick Hill, Max Bellmore, Kaleo Griffith . KF just did not have what it took to make listening a good experience. Even when the story emphasized "a sultry voice" there was no change in KF's inflection.
No change in male voices, female voice sounded like a man trying really hard not to make fun of the female voice, no emphasis when the voice called for anger, rage, lust, etc.
Yes, it is really too bad that whoever puts a narrator to a novel doesn't take into consideration that the narrator really holds most of the cards when it comes to listening a particular book. For me, the narrator is almost more important than the storyline. I can get through a mediocre book if the narrator knows what to do with the voices. Also, I don't know if the author of a book has any say in the narrator/book match, but they should; I believe an author can loose credibility and thus a fan base of their books are good and their narrator is bad.
No idea. There are some very enjoyable vampire/ mortal books. Some are humorous, some are hot, some are suspenseful. This has none of those elements.
The narrator brought no life to the characters & was dreadful with female characters