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Samson's Lovely Mortal: Scanguards Vampires Paperback – August 14, 2010

4.4 out of 5 stars 830 customer reviews
Book 1 of 10 in the Scanguards Vampires Series

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"... excellent job of developing her main characters for this story, the good, the bad, the happy and the sad." -  "... enjoyed every emotional, erotic, and very sexy second ..." --A Hungry Vampire ahungryvampire.blogspot.com

"My first thought when I finished this book was, Wow! That was awesome! My next thought was, Damn, there better be another book ..." --Indie Paranormal Book Reviews - indieparanormalbooksreviews.blogspot.com/

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Product Details

  • Series: Scanguards Vampires
  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453725776
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453725771
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (830 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,209,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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HIGH LEVEL: I really don't know what the heck Ms. Folsom was thinking - I nearly didn't bother with this because of the title. (I stopped looking at covers a long time ago.) EXCELLENT Book 1 in a vampire-themed paranormal romance/erotica series. Definitely more to this story than just the erotica- great plot, great characters, all around well written. Tone is feisty with a good dose of humor, a splash of violence and menace, a bit of romance and plenty of lust. Paranormal concepts limited to standard vampire mythology - no other monsters or madness.

SEXUAL CONTENT: Lusty m/f encounters- oral & anal. Explicit, but straightforward. Nothing really crazy- no ménage, BSDM, fetishism or voyeurism.

CHARACTERS: Great cast of characters. Not quite a boy's club set up, but close with Samson running a company employing vampires who are also his friends. Supporting characters were surprisingly well developed, making banter between the bunch a fun part of the story. Both Samson and Delilah are funny and well developed. While both were strong willed, neither of them was overly dominant or painfully submissive. Delilah was a great female lead as she was spunky and independent while allowing enough vulnerability to show through. There is no fear of having to sit through a silly story about a weak woman getting swept off of her feet. And Samson isn't so strong that he needed to be tamed either. It was well balanced.

PLOT: Romance paramount, power struggle/greed subplot. Pacing is excellent: consistent and medium intensity. The sense of humor is immediately apparent in the set up: a vampire with performance issues and a budding romance between "Samson" and "Delilah.
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This is the first book I've read by Ms. Folsom and I had no idea whether I would like it or not when I purchased it. The idea of a vampire alpha male with erectile dysfunction intrigued me, particularly in an erotic novel. The book was not what I expected. It was interesting. I enjoyed the world Ms. Folsom created very much. Her characters had a depth to them that was surprising for a light read. Samson and Delilah (corny choice of names but I got used to it) were a very well matched pair. They had good chemistry and were well developed, although they could have been developed more thoroughly. The secondary characters were just as interesting, particularly Amaury who I never thought I would like but came out sympathetic in the end. That was a big surprise, since I am usually not sympathetic to these type of characters at all, no matter what their excuses are. She managed to write a womanizing, unfeeling male who you end up feeling sorry for and wanting to find a happy ending. Good thing her next book is his story. Back to this story, and without giving the story away any more than the blurb already does, the relationship between the two main characters is what drives the tale. The plot is very simple and predictable, but that is usually the case with erotic novels. It is different from the usual vampire story, funny at parts, and a satisfying read overall. It kept my interest, and I will read the next book in the series to see where it goes. If you have a free afternoon and nothing else to read, give it a try. It's not the next Black Dagger Brotherhood, but it is a pretty solid erotic light read.
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My first thought when I finished this book was, "Wow! That was awesome!". My next thought was, "Damn, there better be another book". (And there is, yay!)

The first line definitely gets your attention and it didn't let go from there. There was a small part where you got some character back story that went a little slow but not enough to lose the momentum. The suspense part of the story wasn't that involved and I figured out at least one of the "bad guys" fairly soon. However, it was enough intrigue to keep me interested.

What really drives this story is the romance between Samson and Delilah. My favorite part of the book was the main love scene between them. I think the author did a fantastic job on this part. The actual sex scene flowed very well. The scene was actually fairly long but it wasn't all about the sex. It was intimate, emotional, and even playful at times. It really helped to create the connection between them.

The attraction between Samson and Delilah grows as they try to figure out the mystery behind who is after Delilah. Samson is worried about how Delilah will react to his being a vampire. He knows she is the one he is meant to be with, he feels their connection and senses her pain from a past secret regret. He just needs to convince Delilah they were meant to be together.

This book is an erotic paranormal romance so there is explicit and graphic sex. There is one short scene between some secondary characters that includes rear-door activity, but other than that it is straight-forward m/f romance. For an erotic romance there was a very good balance between sex and story. I definitely recommend this one to lovers of vampire romance. The next book in this series is Amaury's Hellion.
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