Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Review: Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1) by Tina Folsom

Synopsis (Goodreads):
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.
My Thoughts:  I went into this book without a lot of expectations - which, now that I'm thinking about it, makes it sound like I was expecting something boring and dull.  Not the case at all, guys.  I just didn't know much about this particular series and I decided that naughty, sexy vampires sounded like it was right up my alley.  So I picked it up and found myself fanning myself a couple of times from the HOT.  And I found myself rooting for Delilah and Samson to find their happy ending.  And I found myself liking all the secondary characters that populate this universe.

Isn't it great when you find a gem of a book when you're not expecting it?

I know I've already said this but it bears repeating... this book is hot.  Heck, Tina Folsom has a big fat warning on the first page of the book telling people that they're getting something steamy.  I like that.  Not that the steam bothers me, but I found the whole warning immensely amusing.  Look, I have to get my kicks somewhere, it might as well be from authors making sure people know that they're about to dive into explicit sex.

Let me tell you, she wasn't kidding.  Those two crazy kids are explosive together.  They have lots of sex.  In lots of places.  It's not all clawing and panting, though.  Oh, no.  Delilah and Samson are sweet together.  Hotter than hell, but sweet.

Yes, I liked the book.  While the mystery of who was behind the attacks wasn't a huge surprise, guessing who it was didn't detract from the overall story.  Excellent worldbuilding and characters that sizzled kept me glued to the book from beginning to end.

While I went into this book with no expecations, I'm now expecting a lot from the rest of the series.

More books by Tina Folsom

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Paranormal Erotic Romance Challenge, The Vampire Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge
Samson's Lovely Mortal was a free Kindle download I picked up 05/22/11.

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