Saturday, January 22, 2011

Book Lovin' Bitches Book Tour Book Review: Gabriel's Mate #6

Gabriel's Mate: Scanguards Vampires (Volume 3)
Author: Tina Folsom
Title: Gabriel's Mate
Publisher: Createspace
Publish Date: Dec 13, 2010
Book Provided By: Book Lovin' Bitches Book Tours & the author
Buy: Amazon

Book Blurb: 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?

Caution: graphic and explicit sex scenes - not for the faint of heart.

Review:
It has been ages since I've read any vampire fiction, and even longer for any erotic fiction, but there was something about Tina Folsom's Gabriel's Mate that drew me in and once I started reading, I was hooked. This is the 3rd book in the series of Scanguard Vampires, and I want to read the other two now, because this one was so good!


Tina Folsom has created vampires that aren't wishy washy and are comfortable with who they are.

Three cheers for that!

Gabriel was by far one of the best vampires I've encountered. He was a vampire, but his human side was really strong.  I loved how strong his sexuality was, even though he wasn't a ladies man...erm...vampire. Gabriel has some issues...ok, he has a deformity and it pretty much keeps the ladies at bay, but Maya changes all of that. She sees past the scar he received on his wedding night and she sees past that other thing too, until they find out the reason for it...and then...well all is well.

What really made this story work was how Tina really kept the focus on the plot and didn't let the sex take over. Sure the love scenes were five alarm, but they weren't out of place and it wasn't sex written just to write it. It all made sense and helped the flow of the story.

The only issue I had dealt with the "rogue" vampire who changed Maya.  I knew who it was much too soon, but thankfully it didn't make me want to find out how the rest of the characters figured it out.

This was a great book, and it definitely can be read without having read the other books, however after you finish it you'll want to grab the other two.

Rating: 4 Flowers




Author Info :
http://www.tinawritesromance.com/
http://authortinafolsom.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/AuthorTinaFolsom
http://www.twitter.com/Tina_Folsom

3 comments:

BLHmistress said...

I have to read this one , and its next on my tour books - doesn't surprise me this one is as good as the A Touch of Greek book- I believe I found me a new fave author.

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Fun review! I'm up next on the tour for this one. I just finished it yesterday and am struggling to write the review and keeping it PG. LOL

Lover of Romance said...

Great Review!!! I love vampire romances though, and this sounds like something I would really enjoy reading! I will have to put it on my TBR list!! glad to hear that you enjoyed it!!!

 
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