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Samson's Lovely Mortal: Scanguards Vampires, Book 1 | [Tina Folsom]

Samson's Lovely Mortal: Scanguards Vampires, Book 1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Tina Folsom (P)2012 Tina Folsom

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 08-07-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2015

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "Mmmmmmmm YUMMY"

    What a great start to what is hoped to be a brilliant new vampire series on the same lines as the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I really enjoyed it, yes it was a bit predictable but aren't all Romance books. Poor Samson is just a love damaged vamp with an erectile disfunction who, after months of trying, is suddenly cured by one unsuspecting human woman who stumbles into his life.

    There are lots of Scanguards all over the country/world mentioned in this book so hopefully it will be a long running series.

    Worth a credit? If you, like me, like your Vampires handsome, hot and oh so sexy, then you're gonna love these - so it's a YES from me.

    29 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 09-06-12
    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 09-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Security team for HIRE oh yea"

    This is a great opening to a new series. It was the reviews that finally persuaded me to get this book. And for once the reviewers were right. The story is well paced and the premise is right on target. Don't let the descriptive stop you from enjoying this well written vampire story. Think of a vampire story between the BDB and Molly Harpers crew. There are great characters that are introduced for the author to build on. And Kevin Foley does a good job with the narration. I can't wait for the next installment.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Pensacola, FL, United States 10-07-12
    Amazon Customer Pensacola, FL, United States 10-07-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Lighthearted Graphic Vamp Read"

    This a pretty good diverting read. It was similar to Kerrelyn Sparks, but a bit more graphic and darker. In some parts it was a bit cliché and maybe a little cheesy, but not so much as to ruin the book or make it unentertaining. In fact, it was very sweet. It is a book that I will listen to again. Yes, I have even checked for more in the series. I really enjoyed the twists and turns and was even surprised at a couple of things …but I’m not going to give them away.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 07-22-12
    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 07-22-12 Member Since 2014

    Tracey

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    "Surprised!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Samson's Lovely Mortal to be better than the print version?

    I picked this audio for a road trip. I had a back up book, just in case. I didnt want to stop it or wait to finish it. It was great. I am now ready for the others to be on audio as well. I usually dont go into details about the books I review. I dont like to give anything away. But it was funny and very sexy. Try it. :)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Samson's Lovely Mortal?

    The therapist couch.


    What does Kevin Foley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does good accents.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Talking to her father.


    Any additional comments?

    Just want to listen to the rest of the series.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Kristi Caro, MI, United States 08-07-12
    Kristi Caro, MI, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Can't Wait For The Rest Of The Series!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Samson's Lovely Mortal to be better than the print version?

    I LOVE the print version of the books. It took me listening to the audio book twice to come to love the audible version of the book. The reader isn't the greatest I've heard but he does take some getting used to... I think that is why I had to listen to it twice to really like it. I kind of hope they pick a new reader for the next book in the series but in a way I don't because I've become used to Mr. Foley's voice now. Ms. Folsom wrote an awesome series here and it deserves to ALL be put into audio form. I really, really hope they do.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how Sampson has to overcome his own fears and trust issues to get what he really wants. I love how Delilah grew so much during the story and makes even an auditor seem like a smart choice in careers.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Foley???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't and I'm not sure I would want to unless he was reading a book I really, really liked such as this one. Maybe if it was a cowboy story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Forever isn't long enough


    Any additional comments?

    I really LOVE this series and I REALLY hope it is all put into audio form. I love Ms. Folsom's take on the vampire lore.

    This book is really worth the credit, I've listened to the book at least 3 times now and will listen to it even more while I wait for the rest of the series!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Robbie Huntingdon, TN, United States 09-24-12
    Robbie Huntingdon, TN, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2010

    I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.

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    "Win Win Win"

    This is a great book, and like others reviews have mentioned, that in itself was quite a surprise. The books humour is quirky, the pacing is almost perfect and the characters are wonderful. The sex scenes are steamy without being over the top. The narration was excellent.

    All in all, one of the best vampire/paranormal romances I've ever listened to, and I've listened to plenty of them. Two thumbs up! This book is a winner!

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryne MD, United States 01-04-14
    Katheryne MD, United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2015

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Sexy and Fun!"

    Ok, so I have no idea why I haven’t heard of Tina Folsom or the Scanguards Vampire series before? I must have been living under a rock? Thanks to some wonderful Audible listeners I follow, I decided to give this one a try. Wow! The Publisher’s Summary sounded great as well…a vampire with ED. Now that’s funny.

    From the very first sentence of this book, I knew I was hooked. (wink, wink) This had just the right blend of humor, sex, mystery, romance and erotic. I really enjoyed this listen and plan to get the others in the series as well.

    4.5 stars!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Millers Creek, NC, United States 05-24-13
    Erin Millers Creek, NC, United States 05-24-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Decent story, wrong narrator"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer NOVATO, CA, United States 08-02-12
    Jennifer NOVATO, CA, United States 08-02-12
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    "Great Book!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Samson's Lovely Mortal the most enjoyable?

    I have this ebook.. was happy to see that Tina had made it a Audio book... I can not wait for the restof the series to come out!!


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie BRONX, NY, United States 07-30-12
    Valerie BRONX, NY, United States 07-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Try it you will become a Tina Folsom fan"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Samson's Lovely Mortal to be better than the print version?

    I did in fact read this series and just had to try the audio version since I liked it so much. The narration was nicely done and very enjoyable. Kevin Foley did a good job. I love it when I can tell which character is speaking with distinction that way I know who it is he is portraying. I look forward to hearing him narrate the other books of this series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely.


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    "Brilliant!!!"

    If you like vampire books this is excellent! I read this book first and then decided to have the audio version. It was excellent a true vampire loves human love story. I thought Samson was my ideal male love story character! The book was full of action and steamy bedroom scenes! If you enjoy a bit of the erotic mixed with vampire action then this book is for you! I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to the next book in the series in audio form! I would recommend to anyone who is a vampire fan!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Porn without plot"

    Samson and Delilah spend three days having sex. They take an hour out to find out who has been embezzling from Samson's company. The big "I'm a vampire" reveal doesn't go well, cue 1 of our star crossed lovers getting hurt only to be saved by the other. Now instead of having sex they 'make love' and live happily ever after. I bought this as I'd seen it compared to JR Ward. All I can say is not in my universe! In summary, there was nothing new or interesting in this book and I won't be buying any of the others in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    2/27/15
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    "big fan of the series"
    What made the experience of listening to Samson's Lovely Mortal the most enjoyable?

    This was first time id heard an erotic/romantic audio book performed by a man. In samsons role it was fantastic hearing the male role read by a male with a terrific reading masculine voice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I simply love this story. I adore samson..he's a beautiful character.


    What three words best describe Kevin Foley’s voice?

    In the male role of Samson Mr Foley is ...beautifully... spot... on.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no...I was trying to make it last a couple of days to recapture the enjoyment when I first read it .


    Any additional comments?

    While Mr Foley excelled voicing Samson, I didn't like hearing a man hitch his voice to speak for Delilia. For me it just didn't work hence four stars not five. However it wouldn't stop me listening to other books voiced by him and wouldnt stop me recommending this audio version to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L
    4/6/14
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    "Sleep inducing monotone voice"
    What did you like best about Samson's Lovely Mortal? What did you like least?

    I bought this to listen to on a trip. The narrator's voice was almost monotone, and I constantly struggled to engage with this book, and admit that I did fall asleep several times, whilst listening to it. The story was nothing special, and I was disappointed, as it has so many good reviews. I am going to return it.


    Would you recommend Samson's Lovely Mortal to your friends? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't recommend it, sorry.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His almost monotone narration, made it very hard to engage with the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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