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Bitten's She-Wolf Pack Thursday Review for June - SAMSON'S LOVELY MORTAL (Scanguards Vampires, #1) by Tina Folsom

Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires, #1)
Tina Folsom
Originally published May 25, 2010
Novel length; Erotic Paranormal Romance
Available in paperback and digital forms
Book was purchased or available as free download
Tina Folsom Website

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. Suddenly there's nothing wrong with his hydraulics ... However, trying to hide the fact he's a vampire is all of a sudden 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.



WildAboutBones' Review:

Rating:  4  - A Pack Howl
Sexual:  4 - Four Alarm Fire

This first in Folsom's Scanguards Vampires series is set in San Francisco and has an opening line that certainly grabs your attention: "Let me suck your cock." This paranormal romance comes complete with vampires, embezzling, betrayal, a mortal love, romance, a little humor and a precious gift.

Folsom has created some very believable characters - both primary and secondary ones, even if she uses much of the traditional vampire lore with only a few twists. The story line is somewhat inventive although it is fairly similar to Lynsay Sands' A Bite To Remember Argeneau series story.

Sexy, 6 ft. tall Samson, the male lead, is a vampire having an impotence issue (which is virtually unheard of in a vampire) until he mistakes Delilah for the vamp stripper his friends hired for his birthday party. When she leaves so does his erection.

Delilah, a human forensic accountant and the female lead, is having the nightmares again and then suddenly finds herself in the nightmare in reality. When Samson mistakes her for the stripper and kisses her, she has a "severe attack of lust" and she hasn't felt aroused in a long time.

The story has some great humorous lines in it such as:
"Great, a shrink operating from a dungeon and a Barbie doll as the gatekeeper!"
"Coffins were out. Tempur-Pedic mattresses were in."

Sexually, I rate this as a 3.5 out of 4. There is sensual teasing in a theater and lobby, hot petting in a limo, sexy lovemaking on the rug in front of a fireplace and a very provocative shower scene, not to mention an entire night spent having sex in bed. There is also an angry spanking and anal sex scene that takes place on the couch between secondary characters which is the reason this doesn't have a 3 rating.

This was a very quick read for me - a single afternoon - which I enjoyed. I look forward to reading the other books in this series to see what mischief the secondary characters get into. Paranormal romance and vampire fans should thoroughly enjoy this book.

Warning Spoiler Alert!!!
This comes complete with an HEA.

Cynthia’s Review:

Ratings:  4 - A Pack Howl
Sexual:  4 - Four Alarm Fire

A love story of Samson and Delilah. I know, it sounds corny, but it works.

Samson believes the woman in distress that shows up on his doorstep is his “surprise” birthday gift stripper from his friends. This case of mistaken identity leads to a passion that can’t be denied, secrets revealed and deception from unexpected sources. An original storyline that includes a powerful vampire with ED and several vampires who visit a psychiatrist on a regular basis. If the opening sentence of this novel doesn’t grab your attention, then someone needs to check your pulse – STAT! Oh, and yeah, it’s a dead giveaway of more to come…..

Although the plotline was thin and I could see where the story was going, it was fun getting there. Samson was a bit “over-the-top” at times and it took Delilah F-O-R-E-V-E-R to grow a backbone. The cast of characters are intriguing and the humor sprinkled throughout the story didn’t detract from it. I sure would like to be a fly on the wall when Amaury has his sessions with Dr. Drake. *giggle* (Sorry, Girls, I keep thinking of Rick Springfield!) Ms. Folsom puts a different spin on her vampire lore; it’s a breath of fresh air.

Laurie (Bitten By Paranormal Romance) Review:

Rating:  5 - An Alpha Howl
Sexual:  4 - Four Alarm Fire

Date Read: August 30 to September 01, 2010

I do believe I have found my favorite erotic book for this year and it also has my favorite genre paranormal. This book is romantic, witty and pure down right hot. The author does a wonderful job in how she brings this erotic romance together. I was floored as I keep reading and the story keeps getting deeper. It has humor, twist and turns, surprise’s danger, villains, an excellent cast of vampire male characters the author can run on and OMG the sex is amazing there is a little spanking and rear door. This is not a short Novella it has over 300 pgs.

Samson is owner of Scanguards, (in other words he is filthy rich) he has a mishap that leaves him impotent. He tries everything even goes to a shrink. When his birthday come his friends let him know there is a stripper on the way. So his day is getting worse he can’t get it up and now he has to have a stripper there needless to say he is not a happy camper. Until someone comes crashing in his door.

Delilah lives in New York and works for Scanguards and is sent to California to help audit at the office there. Little does she know on her way home one night after getting take out she is walking in the pouring down rain and some man tries to hurt her. She runs to the closet house and asks for help. Little did she know the owner would think she is the stripper.

Things I loved.
I loved how the author takes you into the hero and heroine past and helps them overcome their issues together; it just makes for a better romance for me. I also loved how the author introduces you to the next character in this book, so you already know him and what he’s like. The book reads more like a paranormal romance added with the erotic, it’s something I've been looking for.

Ollie’s Review:

Rating:  5 - An Alpha Howl
Sexual: 4 - Four Alarm Fire

Date Read: December 25, 2010 to January 07, 2011

Paranormal Romance/Erotica writer Tina Folsom has the reader panting and craving more with Samsom's Lovely Mortal. If you love a hot and passionate paranormal romance then you are going to LOVE Samson's Lovely Mortal. This is one book where I do not want to give too much information away because I want the reader to experience and savor every page-turning moment. What I will tell you is the lead character, Samson, is the owner of Scanguard Enterprises and who happens to be a gorgeous vampire with a slight problem. Delilah is a mortal woman who literally falls into his world and stirs feelings and emotions that he has never felt before. What ensues is a passionate romance that not only includes very hot, intense sex scenes but the development of a truly loving relationship. There was one point in the book where the emotional build up was so intense that you could feel the character's heartache and pain that I broke down crying and had to put the book down several times to compose myself to continue on. I really enjoyed how Tina developed the mythology surrounding vampires with a very interesting one that will definitely put a smile on your face. I'm a big romantic thus the development of the relationship and the many hot sex scenes had me glued to the pages.

5 Stars for an intense book that will leave you needing a long cold shower or perhaps several.


  1. I can't believe we all rated it the same in sexual. After reading next months I can't wait to see what you guys think of it.


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