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Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires, #1)

by Tina Folsom

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I kinda just loved it :) Great book!! ( )
  Wasabiishot | May 9, 2017 |
Samson and Delilah...the perfect match. Delilah is an internal auditor for big corporations and is currently checking into Scanguards records for discrepancies. But someone doesn't want her snooping into their business. That's how she meets Samson. Samson is a vampire with a problem. A big problem. He can't get it up. Literally. That is until Delilah falls into his arms one rainy night, and his whole life turns around for the better. Now he must show the little human that he can be just as warm and caring as any human man. He must first keep her alive and safe, then he must break the news to her that could really drive her away. ( )
  wndy2011 | Jan 15, 2017 |
Samson's Lovely Mortal
4 Stars

Samson Woodford has two problems. First, he a vampire and second, he’s impotent. While there is nothing he can do for the first, he is determined to solve the second by visiting a psychiatrist. Nothing seems to work until the moment that Delilah Sheridan arrives on his doorstep wet, bedraggled and scared out of her wits because someone is following her. After sharing a night of passion, Samson finds it difficult to let his new found treasure go, especially since someone is obviously interested in killing her.

An engaging mix of romance, paranormal and suspense.

Yes, the main characters’ names are Samson and Delilah (corny, right?) but their personalities and back stories are, nevertheless, exceedingly well developed and interesting - I really liked the fact that the vampires have very human emotions and predicaments. Samson is completely charming and witty, and the way he copes with his performance problems contributes significantly to the humor in the story. Delilah is just as likeable with her own personal demons. She definitely knows what she wants and never allows herself to be dominated.

Folsom’s vampire world is not unique; it actually calls to mind Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breeds only it lacks the intricate detail of that series. The plot is not the most exciting but it is well paced and intelligent. It also involves compelling themes of greed, betrayal and vengeance. I did, however, have a couple of issues with it. First, the nature of the mystery and the identity of the villain are obvious from the outset, and second, the story would have been just as enjoyable without making the hero a vampire - human corporate types can be just as dangerous. Thus, the paranormal elements feel a bit contrived.

On a final note, while the opening line is seriously explicit, I did not find the sex scenes too excessive or overly graphic (despite the warning at the beginning of the book). It is nothing compared to the ACRO series.

All in all, I went in with few expectations and was pleasantly surprised. This book is a light and entertaining read and I will definitely read the next. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Nov 19, 2016 |
What a great story...all made possible by the humor (and there is much of it), the characters, the suspense, the sex, the violence, the villain, the forgiveness, the back drop of San Francisco and the happily ever after - this book had it all and in perfect proportions.

This truly some of the best main streamed vampires around - hopefully the rest of the authors books in this series share the same wonderful traits.
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  kerbytejas | Mar 25, 2016 |
It was a good read, and I liked the plot. However, even though I understood some of where Delilah was coming from with her concern and trust issues, I couldn't get past how annoying she was. ( )
  fromjesstoyou | Mar 21, 2016 |
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Vampire bachelor Samson can't get it up anymore, and not even his shrink can help him. All that changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles right into his arms. Suddenly there's nothing wrong with his hydraulics ... However, trying to hide the fact he's a vampire is suddenly not his only problem, because when compromising documents are found in Delilah's possession, Samson wonders whether she's the one who has more to hide than he does. Warning: explicit sex scenes.
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.
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