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Venice Vampyr [Kindle Edition]

Tina Folsom
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Book Description

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tina Folsom presents: Venice Vampyr #1

Venice, early 1800s

Isabella Tenderini, a wealthy merchant's widow rescues a stranger from drowning in one of Venice's canals. And how does the man repay her selfless act? By kissing her - her, a respectable woman.

Not only is Raphael di Santori grateful for his life being saved, he would also like to thank his rescuer very intimately - more intimately than decorum allows. But then, Raphael has never been one to play by the rules - as a vampire he doesn't have to.

Venice Vampyr Novella Series:
Venice Vampyr (#1)
Venice Vampyr (#2): Final Affair
Venice Vampyr (#3): Sinful Treasure
Venice Vampyr (#4): Sensual Danger

Scanguards Vampires Series:
Book 1: Samson's Lovely Mortal
Book 2: Amaury's Hellion
Book 3: Gabriel's Mate
Book 4: Yvette's Haven
Book 5: Zane's Redemption
Book 6: Quinn's Undying Rose
Book 7: Oliver's Hunger
Book 8: Thomas's Choice
Book 8 1/2: Silent Bite (A Scanguards Wedding)
Book 9: Cain's Identity
Book 10: Luther's Return (Spring 2015)

Out of Olympus Series (A romantic comedy series about Greek Gods):
Book 1: A Touch of Greek
Book 2: A Scent of Greek
Book 3: A Taste of Greek

Stealth Guardians Series:
Lover Uncloaked (#1)

Eternal Bachelors Club (contemporary romance):
Lawful Escort
Lawful Lover
Lawful Wife
One Foolish Night
One Long Embrace (January 2015)

In collaboration with Lara Adrian: The Phoenix Code


Book 1 & 2: Cut and Run
Book 3 & 4: Hide and Seek (June 2015)
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Editorial Reviews

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First ever Scorcher Award  by Bitten by Paranormal Romance
... intensely affectionate and blazing hot ...  Joyfully Reviewed

... suspenseful and thrilling ...  Immortality and Beyond

... a titillating read ... wonderfully written ...  Black Lagoon Reviews

... if you're looking for a hot, erotic vampire story, look no further ...  The Enchanted Book

...Folsom's stories and characters are as unforgettable as they are beautiful, sexy and passionate ...  Aobibliosphere

... deeply compelling and sensually arousing ...  Reading Between the Wines Book Club

From the Author

Tina is currently developing a new super-cool series with New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lara Adrian.

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is an Erotica Novella July 1, 2011
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More a 3 3/4 than a 3.

If you are looking for a short, well written erotic story with graphic and explicit sex in it then this is a book that you will enjoy. It is a short historical paranormal novella with vampires that will set your body on fire. It's a light read that actually contains a good plot, good charactization and a great time & world building in such a short story.

Yes, it is short and I would have loved it to be longer - but it is a novella

Yes - it is very graphic and explicit but that is also stated in the warning part of the description - and I do like a little (okay, a lot) of heat in my reads ever now and again.

Is it worth the money - in my opinion, yes - I did enjoy it.

The only reason I did not give it a 4 or 5 star rating is I try and reserve those ratings for books that I consider ones that I can not imagine not having read or reading over and over. This novella was interesting, entertaining, a light, smooth read with plenty of heat - just what I needed at the time. In fact, I did enjoy this novella enough to start reading the Scanguard Vampire Series by this author.
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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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Wow, this is not for the faint of heart..when they mean explicit and graphic...it really doesn't even begin to cover it! The vampire theme wasn't played up as I thought it would be and lacked romance. This was just pure sex. If you're looking for "that" type of book, this is for you. I don't mind the descriptive nature of some books, but this was overkill. Author could be great and story could have been great...if there had been more "story" to it. Hope the author takes things to a different level. Will check back on her later.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hot and Steamy Vampire Fic! February 22, 2011
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Tina Folsom is truly a master when it comes to erotic fiction, with a paranormal twist, of course. Anyone who has read her Scanguard Vampire series knows that she writes a great sexy vampire story.

Venice Vampyr is all that, and a historical story as well. It is also smoking hot. It is so hot, that a cold shower is recommended after the last page is turned. Isabella rescued Raphael from drowning, because that was the fate her first husband suffered. She takes him into her home to nurse him back to health, however she finds herself attracted to him from the very start.

Its this attraction that gets her in trouble with her late husband's cousin and results in her quicky marriage to Raphael. Raphael then discovers that Massimo is more than just a hateful cousin out to ruin, Isabella to get to her fortune, he's a vampire slayer! (of the sort) Isabella, doesn't know that her new husband is a vampire, but not to worry, she'll find out!

It is hard for an author to really develop characters in about 130 pages, but Tina has done it. You learn a lot about Isabella, probably more so than Raphael. You even get a good backstory on her first husband. That ties in with "The Guardians." She's a very strong character that follows her heart, even when her head might be saying something different.

My only gripe is that this was a novella. I would have loved a full story about Isabella and Raphael. I definitely would have liked to have learned more about his past and a bit more about "The Guardians." It would have been a little something to fill the pages between the sex scenes, and this story was full of those.

I highly recommend this story if you are a fan of erotic fiction and if you like vampires, it is definite must read. Also, check out the sequel Venice Vampyr: Final Affair
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hot and sexy October 16, 2011
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If you are looking for a short,sexy novella, this is it. Was my first time reading one of her books and look forward to reading more.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Great opening scene, with a vampire drowning in a canal because someone pushed him. Immediately descends into LOL wannabe erotica by an author who doesn't know the meaning of good writing or character development. Ludicrously predictable sex scenes complete with all the hallmarks of really atrocious writing, like diction shifts galore from slang to vulgarities to silly words for female anatomy like button and nubbin. Ain't that just too precious: her nubbin and his shaft mixed with vernacular obscenities in same sentence. Pretty bad writing. Uninteresting LOL sex scenes. Not erotic at all. Author should have added warning: silly, unintentionally comical, poorly written p*o*r*n*o
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4.0 out of 5 stars Venice Vampyr is like a Walk in the Piazza January 31, 2011
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THIS IS AN ADULT REVIEW OF AN ADULT BOOK AND CONTAINS MATERIAL ONLY SUITABLE FOR ADULTS!

Mmm, hmm, this certainly is erotica. In Folsom's blog she comments:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Warning Labels on my BooksVenice Vampyr (Venice Vampyr #1)
Dear Readers,

when I put warning labels on my books, I really do mean what I say.

Venice Vampyr carries the following warning label: This vampire novella is sexually more explicit than my other books. So, if you're a little squeamish about things like voyeurism and other sexual taboos, it's safe to assume you won't like this one.

It appears that a reader on B&N did not heed my warning and read the book anyway, and then promptly gave me a 1-star review because she couldn't take it. That's why the warning is there in the first place: I know that not everybody likes their sex quite as steamy and uninhibited as my characters do. So I try to warn people when things might be beyond what some readers can tolerate.

By the way, I do wear this 1-star review like a badge of honor. It's almost as good as being banned by the Catholic Church!

Happy reading!

My take
In Venice Vampyr Folsom uses an economy of language with a reasonable balance between mono-or-dia-logue. Sometimes the dialogue is a bit archaic, maybe a bit florid. The language used in erotica is often thus, regardless of the era in which the story is set (here, the early 1800s). I find the language often brings a bit of levity to a hot situation.

His rampant cock was poised at her moist channel, which still quivered from the aftershocks of her orgasm.,...She was too tight.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Steamy, raunchy and refined!
Though they meet by chance the characters lives are predetermined ... I.e. Destiny. A refined widow is taught how to release her inner whore by an unsuspecting vampyre she saves... Read more
Published 1 month ago by S-J
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book has an interesting storyline.
Published 1 month ago by Daniel Roesly
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love Tina Folsom books, very romantic
Published 2 months ago by Claudia Vanegas
4.0 out of 5 stars Sensual Read
Great book if your into hot, steamy, continual love making. Kept the story line going but this is one short book!
Published 4 months ago by island girl
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly Steamy....
This was a quick, steamy read from this Author that I read in one sitting. The material is adult only, just what I like. If you want a heated story before bedtime, this is for you. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jen S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Venice Vampyr, Book One
Raphael and Isabella are so hot together, they nearly scorch the page! And our vampire hero is definitely one of the good guys! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jgtimm
1.0 out of 5 stars I don't like the story and even though this a free book
I don't like the story and even though this a free book, the story is not worth to read. A flirtatious vampire hero and a slutty lady for a heroine, no interesting dialogues, just... Read more
Published 5 months ago by KC
5.0 out of 5 stars Venice WOW
If you were like me and thought that within this time period that this kind of expression didn't exist well we were both misinformed. Read more
Published 5 months ago by indaystime
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Entertaining
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4.0 out of 5 stars Same song, different violin
I'm always wary starting new series, especially in the paranormal range, because there is so much junk out there. Read more
Published 6 months ago by D. Patterson
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NEW: Tina is currently developing a new super-cool series with New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lara Adrian! Check out the phoenixcodeseries.com

Tina Folsom is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. She's always been self-published and has found tremendous success with her paranormal series, Scanguards Vampires, Venice Vampyr, and Out of Olympus, selling more than 2 million copies of her 50 titles (which includes titles in German, French, and Spanish) in almost 4 years.

Tina writes about hot alpha heroes, bad boys, and kick-ass heroines. Fast-paced plots and steamy scenes are her specialty. She loves vampires and the concept of immortality, and now also writes contemporary romance and has launched the Eternal Bachelors Club series.

Tina is a one-women-enterprise. She writes constantly and translates her own books into German, her native language. Her books are available in e-book format, as paperbacks, as audio books, and in foreign languages.

Tina Folsom was born in Germany and has been living in English speaking countries for over 25 years, the last 13 of them in San Francisco, where she's married to an American. Tina has always been a bit of a globe trotter: after living in Lausanne, Switzerland, she briefly worked on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean, then lived a year in Munich, before moving to London. There, she became an accountant. But after 8 years she decided to move overseas.

In New York she studied drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts then moved to Los Angeles a year later to pursue studies in screenwriting. In 2008 she wrote her first romance. She now has 18 novels in English and dozens in other languages.

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