Gabriel's Mate (Scanguards Vampires #3)

· Scanguards Vampires Book 3 · Tina Folsom
78 reviews

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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Lara Adrian, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Midnight Breed series: "I'm addicted to Tina Folsom's books! The Scanguards® series is one of the hottest things to happen to vampire romance. If you love scorching, fast-paced reads, don't miss this thrilling series!"

After Maya is turned into a vampire against her will, vampire and Scanguards bodyguard Gabriel is charged with protecting her and finding her attacker.

Gabriel has never guarded a body as perfect as Maya's. Moreover, Maya's enticing blend of vulnerability and strength is difficult to resist. Yet resist he must. Even as the sexual tension between them rises and the rogue vampire closes in on them, Gabriel refuses to give into his desire. Despite the intimacies they share, Gabriel fears that if he ever reveals himself fully to her, Maya will react like other women have, running from him, and calling him a monster, a freak, a creature not worth her love.

Will Maya prove to be the one female who cherishes all that Gabriel is?


The Scanguards Vampires series is full of fast-paced action, scorching love scenes, witty dialogue, and strong heroes and heroines. Vampire Samson Woodford lives in San Francisco and owns a security/bodyguard company, Scanguards, which employs both vampires and humans. And eventually some witches. Throw in a few immortal guardians and demons later in the series, and you'll get the drift! Each book can be read as a standalone and always centers around a new couple finding love, but the series is more enjoyable when read in order. And of course, there are always a few running jokes - you'll understand when you meet Wesley, a wannabe witch. Enjoy!

Scanguards Vampires

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 Novella)

Book 9: Cain's Identity

Book 10: Luther's Return

Novella: Mortal Wish

Book 11: Blake's Pursuit

Novella 11 1/2: Fateful Reunion

Book 12: John's Yearning

Book 13: Ryder's Storm (Scanguards Hybrids #1)

Book 14: Damian's Conquest (Scanguards Hybrids #2)

Book 15: Grayson's Challenge (Scanguards Hybrids #3)

Book 16: Isabelle’s Forbidden Love (Scanguards Hybrids #4) pre-order

Stealth Guardians

Lover Uncloaked (#1)

Master Unchained (#2)

Warrior Unraveled (#3)

Guardian Undone (#4)

Immortal Unveiled (#5)

Protector Unmatched (#6)

Demon Unleashed (#7)

Code Name Stargate

Ace on the Run (#1)

Fox in plain Sight (#2)

Yankee in the Wind (#3)

Tiger on the Prowl (#4)

Venice Vampyr

Venice Vampyr (#1)

Venice Vampyr (#2): Final Affair

Venice Vampyr (#3): Sinful Treasure

Venice Vampyr (#4): Sensual Danger

Venice Vampyr (#5): Wicked Seduction (by Michele Hauf)

Thriller (as T.R. Folsom)


Out of Olympus

Book 1: A Touch of Greek

Book 2: A Scent of Greek

Book 3: A Taste of Greek

Book 4: A Hush of Greek

The Hamptons Bachelor Club







Short stories

Steal Me

The Wrong Suitor

Time Quest - Reversal of Fate

This series has it all: love at first sight, enemies to lovers, meet cute, instalove, alpha hero, fated mates, bodyguard, band of brothers, damsel in distress, woman in peril, beauty and the beast, hidden identity, soul mates, first love, virgins, tortured hero, age gap, second chance love, grieving lover, return from the dead, secret baby, playboy, kidnappings, friends to lovers, coming out, secret admirer, last to know, unrequited love, amnesia, royalty, forbidden love, identical twins, partners in fighting crime.

Perfect for readers of Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series, JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood, and Kerrelyn Sparks' Love at Stake series.

Ratings and reviews

78 reviews
Lenore Kosinski
October 25, 2018
3.5 stars — Another reread, and another one I originally rated 4 stars but didn’t leave a review for. And it’s not that on reread I’m not enjoying these books, but definitely not to the same degree I did some 7 years ago. There are these subtleties in the writing that keep tweaking me, and I can’t always put my finger on it, but I can’t shake it either. In this one I started to feel…almost sexual shaming. There’s something distinctly old school about the way these characters think about sex and relationships and fidelity. Now, part of that could be that these are characters who have been alive for centuries, and so are still holding some old school beliefs, but they’ve lived long enough in the modern world that that should have worn off. These are not super overt things, and I’ve definitely seen them in other romances, don’t get me wrong. They just seemed a bit more out there in this one. Things like if I don’t keep my partner sexually satisfied, they will go somewhere else to get it. There was more in that vein, but I’ve apparently forgotten them. In a slightly different vein, the supposed darker desires (anal sex) of our characters was conveyed in a very shamed manner. And I get that many characters would genuinely think that, but it didn’t feel resolved at the end…I didn’t feel like the characters saw the act as less shameful, just that it was okay because of what they were. I wasn’t impressed with that. While I may not personally be interested in various sexual acts/kinks, I don’t feel like someone who is should be ashamed of that. *sigh* I was also not impressed with the way Gabriel’s scar and deformity were handled. I find it seriously hard to believe that every woman would scream in terror from him. Was he just convinced because of a few bad encounters, and then perhaps was projecting? Maybe. But seriously. Something about that whole thing just irked me. So why still 3.5 stars? Again, I’m enjoying the world, the large cast of characters, the action/plot. And despite the things mentioned above, I did enjoy Gabriel and Maya and feel for both of them. The twist that surrounds who they are was interesting and unique. And the bad guy was HORRIBLE. And I’m still intrigued by what’s going to happen in the future! Again, the steamy scenes started off good but got a bit long for my tastes. I don’t know. I’m still interested. I’m still entertained. *shrugs*
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Jack O'Connor
May 7, 2017
Very good read.. erotic and also a book that u don't want to put down.. The only negative is that although the ending us fantastic I wish that story would continue.. :(
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Chasity Dickens
October 8, 2018
I love this series, but i just wish that there were more books about how the characters are doing now. Or if they had any children things like that.. Other than that i love these books and the characters
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Tina Folsom is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. Her bestselling series, Scanguards Vampires, has sold over 1 Million copies worldwide. Tina has written over 50 books, which are published in English, German, French, and Spanish. Tina writes about Vampires (Scanguards Vampires and Venice Vampyr series), Greek Gods (Out of Olympus Series), Immortals and Demons (Stealth Guardians Series), CIA Agents (Code Name Stargate), and Bachelors (Hamptons Bachelors Club).

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