Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
A good, hot and sexy vampire story with some unique twists. I enjoyed this listen, especially when narrator K. Foley has to scream in ecstasy as a vampire stripper...it is so bad that it's hilarious. This is a series and I definitely will continue on....
Unfortunately, the book was not worth the credit. Fortunately Audible's policy of returns will keep me coming back. The book starts out (seriously, the first sentence in the book!) with a graphic, dirty sex scene that you later discover is a "day-dream" of the lead character/vampire, Sampson. I like steam, but it was a turn-off rather than a turn-on, and just stupid. Then, the helpless human heroine gets hauled into a mansion of sex and blood starved vamps only to cause angst and remorse in our sexually dysfunctional "hero." The first 2 - 3 chapters proved the book would be too cliche and unoriginal to continue. If you are interested in chic-lit, erotica, bloodsucking, it may be for you. The narrator, Kevin Foley, was unable to pull off a good female voice, and even Sampson's voice was overacted.
I continue to compare the vampire-based stories in the selection of books available - both serious and historical to snarky, steamy and tame - to the exemplary writing of Deborah Harkness's "Discovery of Witches" novels. And its narrator, Jennifer Ikeda, is by far the stand-out narrator that has performed any reading of the ~50 Audible books I have listened to. Forget this one and use your credit for "Discovery" trilogy.
I know this is a vampire romance so I shouldn't be surprised...but the writing is so pornographic that I actually laughed out loud. I think the story could have been interesting but I was distracted by the graphic sex scenes and raunchy descriptions of body parts. Adding insult to injury is the narration. Another reviewer compared the narrator to Ben Stein and I have to agree. He reads the story without emotion and makes the female characters sound so whiny I wanted to kill them myself. The storyline has potential and a little more development might have salvaged it but plot resolution was clearly an afterthought here. Don't waste your time.
Histology Technician, book addict.
I like my romantic stories to have a real plot, not just a device to connect various steamy scenes. This book introduces a nice series with a believable back story. Not saving the world from evil, but preserving your little corner of it as best you can, just as we all do. Kind of like Lyndsay Sand's Argeneau series.
Yes the book is steamy, but the people are normal for the most part, not unreal sex machines, and they have, or develop, real feelings for each other. (Though I think the heroine's change of heart is a little abrupt at the end, one moment she's fleeing in terror from him and the next she's sacrificing herself for him?)
And I like the idea of a vampire needing a shrink. I hope Tina Folsom writes a book for Dr. Drake eventually.
I recommend this book and this series.
The one thing that mars the audiobook for me is that the narrator is too monotone. Even in the steamy parts his voice hardly varies. He does do character voices well though.
Hi My name is Rae and i love to read and also a very shy person.
Yes, I would love reading Samson's Lovely Mortal again. This book is awesome
That Samson told Delilah that he's a vampire
No. This is the first time I listened to Kevin Foley
IDK I never though about it.
Just love this book. So read it
Terrible, I could not finish it. I am not a prude by no means but seriously the F bomb is constant. Just to much for me. Pass on this unless you like the F bomb repeatedly.
Let me start with this series is nothing like nor do I believe it is trying to be like the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It could be a series worth following, but don't buy it expecting something it's not.
I found the characters likable enough. The story was good, but it was basically a nice romance that happened to include vampires. The 2nd installment is available but I will not run to get it. Do not think it's worth buying but maybe worth a credit.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a good story. I liked Samson & Delilah...the name pairing was a bit cliche but I liked the characters themselves.
Delilah is a forensic accountant that is in town working a job. She's a good woman but travels a lot for her job so she's rather lonely. While getting dinner she's attacked and ends up on Samson's doorstep and then mistaken for a stripper. Regardless of their less than stellar first meeting she's attracted to Samson.
Samson is having some issues with getting an erection but when Delilah stumbles through his door and in to his arms his problem is suddenly gone. Samson is thrilled but quickly realizes that his problem is only solved with Delilah. When his shrink says to sleep with her he finds that one time will never be enough.
I liked Samson and Delilah and the intrigue that causes danger to Delilah was interesting. There were parts that weren't perfect (maybe a little annoying at the character's stupidity) but I was happy with the way they came together though. I enjoyed this story and thought the ending was very good.
Audiobook Addict. It's all about the Listen. Mostly Romance, but I do branch out a bit. Reviews are my honest opinions-popular or not.
OK, the first 30 seconds almost killed it for me, but I gave the story a chance, and I ended up actually liking it. The narrator's voice is SO Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, that it made me laugh during sex scenes when (in my warped mind) whatever he was saying became something like, "The strength of the cheetah's sinewy thighs are proven essential when it's time to mount his mate ...." The female voice he does is what a guy making fun of women might sound like. In fairness, I blame the publisher, not Mr. Foley, for this mess. He has a great voice, just not for this type of book. I have no doubt that he is FABULOUS in more of a documentary or educational type of book and I sincerely hope that this was his one experiment with female voices and romance and that he has decided against doing so again.....EVER
In spite of that, if you see it on sale, the story itself is actually is an interesting one. I even found myself listening a second time, but I can understand those who gave up early. In cases like these, I try to pretend a well-meaning relative is reading at my sick bed and run the narration through my the-way-it should-sound filter and deal.
Sorry to say it is not worth a credit unless re-recorded with a new reader, but I kind of hope they do just that and release the next books in this Scanguards series because I'd like to know what happens next.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I enjoyed this book very much although there was not a lot of plot, a slight mystery but more romance. It was a fast paced and easy listen. I was disappointed to find out this was the only book Audible has in this series that is recorded. After looking up the authors web page I discovered there are more books in this series, at least 6 more, hopefully they will come out on audio soon. Warning some of the sex is taboo so, if you don't like that kind a thing steer away from this book. Narrator was good, easy to listen to.