Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1)

· Scanguards Vampires Book 1 · Tina Folsom
745 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!"

Vampire bachelor Samson can't get it up anymore. Not even a shrink can help the owner of the successful security company Scanguards. 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—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 that put her into harm's way.


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

The Scanguards Vampires 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.

745 reviews
Lenore Kosinski
October 18, 2018
4 stars — This was a reread, but I hadn’t written a review the first time I read it, so this is just my current thoughts. Course I didn’t write my review right away, so this is going to be a lame review again. I will admit that I liked the overarching plot and world setup more than the romance this time around. Which is not to say the romance was bad, I definitely enjoyed it… But the steamy scenes weren’t necessarily that inspiring…this is weird to admit, but I really wasn’t a fan of referring to Delilah’s genitals as pink petals…it grossed me out for some reason. But that’s my own hang up. So basically I ended up enjoying the non-steamy romance moments more. Samson was intriguing because of what he was going through with his…er…issues. It was a really unique spin to put on a story, an impotent vampire. It was actually kind of sad though, how lonely he was, and how he was trying to force a connection because he wanted some family. I really loved his backstory and how that came into play throughout the story. Delilah was intriguing herself. I loved how smart she was, how she was looking for that control in her job — trying to fix something from her past by trying to fix things for people now. It was a bit weird, but it worked for me. I loved that she did eventually get resolution on that issue. I seriously loved the set of characters we’re introduced to in Samson’s friends/employees. The whole setup of Scanguards is intriguing, and I enjoyed the secret underground world. I felt for a lot of the characters, I was intrigued by so many of their stories. I think that was truly a strong part. It made me desperately want to seek out and read them all. I’ve read the first 3 or 4, so I’ll be rereading them, and then continuing on with the few others I have. So yeah…really enjoyed the world building, characters and romance, and the potential for the series.
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Ashlee “NikkiLee” Nichole
December 23, 2014
Got the 2nd book first by accident then came back & snatched up this one & have been in love ever since!!! Reading 9th book now. Great plot, juicy sex scenes, awesome characters, I have nothing but GREAT things to say about this series.
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A Google user
September 30, 2014
I've read the whole Scanguard series by Tina Folsom and loved each and every book. It has it all: love, sec, drama, battle good vs evil, humor and sadness. Sometimes in a series the books become predictable. NOT THIS SERIES.
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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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