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Amaury's Hellion is the second installment in Tina Folsom's Scanguard Vampires Series and it was exquisite!

One thing I can say is that each book in this series can very well stand alone. I've read this completely out of order and wasn't lost at all.

Amaury LeSang is a bodyguard for the Scanguards, run by his good friend and fellow vampire, Samson. 

Amaury lost his family after becoming a vampire, and now lives with a curse. He will never love or feel love again, but he can feel other people's emotions to such an extent that it literally causes him pain.

How does he curb it? Sex of course. Sex is the only thing that can ease the pain letting Amaury survive. He accepted his fate of never loving another, and keeps himself distanced from woman except to sex them to be pain free.

That is until he meets Nina.

Nina has been following the Scanguards to avenge her brothers death. She knows what they are and what they are capable of. She will kill Amaury if given the chance.

What she didn't expect when she confronted him was that her body would take over with needs she thought she would never feel.  As feisty as she is, Amaury is intrigued by Nina, not only because she is playing hard to get, but he cannot sense any emotion from her either.

Folsom did a magnificent job with this title. You will fall in love with these characters and the plot is so strong you can't help but to turn the page.

I highly recommend this entire series and I can't wait to delve into the latest installment, Yvette's Haven.

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Well what can I say?  Tina Folsom has delivered another fantastic Erotica read with Samson's Lovely Mortal.  This was such a great read I hated to put it down.

Samson has been going through a rough period,  unable to perform sexually with all the stresses of life he is currently enduring.  When he decides to take his good friend Amaury's advice,  he visits Dr. Drake,  a psychiatrist for Vampires.

Unsure that this doctor can help,  he tries to heed his advice.  It is his birthday and the boys have prepared a surprise for Samson,  even though Samson is not surprised they've made plans.

When Delilah pounds on his door hoping to escape her attacker,  Samson is surprised the boys have sent a human to help him with his problem.  Feeling the attraction,  he plays along with what he thinks is part of Delilah's act,  (he thinks she's a stripper,  not a true damsel in distress).  As she tries to fight him off,  now unsure is she may have been safer outside with the man that grabbed her,  Samson finds himself aroused.

The boys enter with the real stripper,  and Samson is found with a huge case of embarrassment.  Now feeling he must make it up to Delilah,  he offers her a ride home,  then later asks her out on a date.  When the real stripper attempts to pleasure him,  he finds himself back in the same boat as before and seeks the good Dr.'s advice.

Dr. Drake's advice is simple - he must have sex with this human girl.

Delilah accepts Samson's invitation,  surprised she feels an attraction to Samson even after the way he treated her.  Their date goes exceptionally well,  and as they are leaving,  her attacker appears yet again,  not expecting her protector to be a Vampire.

This now sets the stage for Samson to become Delilah's protector,  and since he is the owner of Scanguards,  a body guard service,  he seeks to find out who and why someone is after his new attraction,  and healer of his erectile dysfunction.

With surprising twists and turns along the way,  not to mention fantastic,  steamy sex,  Folsom did not hold back on delivering another fantastic read.  I highly recommend this series,  The Scanguards Vampires,  and give Samson's Lovely Mortal ***** (5) Stars. ~BK Walker

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Venice Vampyr was a magnificent,  fast paced read.  I absolutely love Tina Folsom's writing style.

Isabella was a widow having her husband to a drowning the year before.  As her gondilier is driving her home one night,  she is shocked to hear the canal waters trying to claim yet another life.

When she sees a man sinking to his death,  she wastes no time jumping into the cold murky waters to save him.  Searching the dark water,  relief floods her when she is able to grab the man,  and with the help of her gondilier,  having tied a rope to her,  they both get pulled to the surface. 

Hoping to keep the torment of lonliness from another,  she takes this strange man home to nurse him back to health.  She undresses him and bathes him to warm him from his near death experience.  What she never expected was how his nakedness moved things inside of her that even her late husband wasn't able to move.

As this stranger awakes,  he swears he's in heaven as this beautiful woman standing before him must be an angel.  Isabella assures him he is not in heaven,  but saved from death.  His vampire instincts kick in and he can't help but to sense her desire for him.  Feeling his own need arise,  he is disappointed when she sends him on his way.

When he learns that Isabella lied to him,  and she is in fact the one that saved him,  he is determined more than ever to have her.  Sneaking back into her bed chamber,  she is forced to give in to her carnal desires as Raphael di Santori pleasures her like she's never been pleasured before.

Now worried about her good reputation in the Venice Society,  she's even more devastated when her late husband's cousin abruptly enters the room,  catching her with Raphael and accuses her of being a whore.  The ring he bears does not go unnoticed by Raphael - he is a guardian and one who hunts and kills vampires.  Set on saving Isabella from being shunned,  Raphael marries her.

Isabella will in time figure out her new husband's secret,  but will she be able to accept him for what he is,  or deny the love that she's developed?

Folsom did such a fantastic job with Venice Vampyr.  The characters were easy to connect with and the plot was suspenseful and thrilling all in one.  I believe Tina Folsom may be one of my author picks of the year for 2011.  I can't wait to start Gabriel's Mate.

I give this title ***** (5) Stars.


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Gabriel's Mate is Book 3 in the Scanguards Series and was even better than Venice Vampyr.  The more books I read by Tina Folsom,  the more I want.

All Gabriel ever wanted was to be accepted and loved by a woman.  When his wife screamed in horror the night of their wedding,  deeming Gabriel as a monster,  she did more to him than leave a scar on his face after slicing him with a knife.

Now,  centuries later,  Gabriel is second in command with the Scanguards - security for hire.  When his boss,  Samson,  calls upon him to secure a newly turned vampire so he can take his human wife to safety,  Gabriel gets more than he bargained for.

Maya is the most beautiful woman he's ever laid eyes on.  Gabriel finds an unexplainable,  instant attraction to her.  When they realize somethings going wrong with the turning process,  the pain of his own turning surfaces in a vivid memory and Gabriel feels the need to protect Maya,  no matter what it might cost him.

In search of the rogue vampire that did this to Maya,  we see both character grow in self,  and in each other.  I absolutely loved Gabriel - so gentle and full of compassion despite his position and power in the house.  He has so much to offer to the one that would only allow it.

Maya's spunk was the perfect mix in this relationship.  I loved how she had to learn to trust and yet maintain her own independence.

Zane is the one that I hope we see broken down a bit,  not literally but emotionally.  I really just want to know his story,  which I think could be a book in itself.

Yvette was kick-ass!  She's one you would want as a friend and have fighting on your side.

Then there's Thomas - who wouldn't love Thomas?  Everyone loves Thomas and he's a great mentor to teach new vampires the ropes.

I know I don't usually divulge on individual characters,  but I just loved all of them.  Though this was the third book in the series,  this book could very well stand alone.  I don't make it a habit to read out of order,  but I don't feel I missed too much by reading ahead.

I love Folsom's writing and it always has the perfect mix of sex and suspense.  So be forewarned *grinning*.

I give Gabriel's Mate ***** (5) Stars.  Fantastic read!

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