Samson’s Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1) by Tina Folsom


January 8th 2010
Tina Folsom
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Samson’s Lovely Mortal has the making of a Pride and Prejudice for vampires. Samson doesn’t do mortals but Delilah falls into his life and now all he wants is the very mortal Delilah.

Delilah is a strong and independent woman with a talent of finding things that most people would thus her chosen career as an auditor. When she is sent to San Francisco to audit the Scanguards office and figure out where the discrepancies are, she ends up being attacked, she manages to get away and make it a house, when the door finally opens, she falls into the arms of the handsome Samson.

Samson has spent the last nine months recovering from a heinous betrayal and subsequent break up that has left him unable to get it up. He is frustrated and getting worse so his friends suggest a shrink for all the good it’s doing him. On his birthday is friends hire him a stripper and what he gets instead is Delilah and he rises to the occasion. Now he only wants Delilah but he can’t seem to get it right with her. Will he find a way to convince her that he belongs to her and her to him? Or will life be cruel and take from him for good?

Its official the characters come alive on the page and I was really able to connect and I was even surprised (again) when I finally learned who the bad guy was. When Delilah stomped on Samson’s foot and the kneeing of the groin both had me yelling “you go girl, show him who is boss”. Then there is poor Samson whose performance issues are more likely caused by the fact that what he really wants is lasting loving relationship with his mate (Delilah) but she just hasn’t turned up yet (at least that’s what I think) and the person he thought was the one was nothing more than a greedy, sadistic barracuda. There are some edits that probably should happen like one sentence in chapter 15, although this is an older version of the book so it may have been corrected already and it really doesn’t detract for the story it just doesn’t makes much sense the way it is written.

I have two favorite quotes Samson’s Lovely Mortal, the first one is because of the word “shagging” it’s so retro but it’s just an awesome word.

“I walked in on him while he was shagging Delilah in the shower.”—Ricky

This next one is my favorite one in the whole book; it was a laugh my backside off moment that almost woke my husband up.

“What kind of doctor tells his patient to sleep with somebody? Where did you study medicine? In a whorehouse?” –Miranda

Samson’s Lovely Mortal is going into my favorites list, I have read so many times but it doesn’t seem like enough, never mind that I couldn’t even put the book down without help prying it out of my figures. Very few authors can write like that but Tina definitely does that with Samson’s Lovely Mortal. If this were a paperback version, I would have to replace it by now since I would probably read it into falling apart.

Book Cover 
I really love the vibrancy of the cover.

Book Blurb Thoughts
The blurb sold me on getting Samson’s Lovely Mortal but the book itself is why I have re-read it so much.

Books Blurb
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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