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Zane's Redemption (Scanguards Vampires #5)

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  6,501 Ratings  ·  344 Reviews
The last thing vampire bodyguard Zane wants to do is to guard a hybrid, a half-vampire, half-human, whose father wants to keep her a virgin. Known for his violent temper and callous lack of compassion, Zane’s out-of-control rage, born of the cruelty he suffered during the Holocaust, drives him to focus only on revenge. Trying to find the last of his torturers is his only g ...more
Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published November 2nd 2011 by Tina Folsom
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
These books are like the crack of escapism reading and this, Zane's Redemption is, hands down, the best of the series so far! What an amazing story this was!!
Jan 06, 2013 Tracey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read all of this series and so far Samson and Gabrielle's book was my favourite, but Zane you've stole my heart.


This is Zane's story and its heartbreaking and hard to read at times, it's seems more than a vampire romance novel, Zane has seen so much and gone through so much, he lived through ww2.


Of course you could say this is all fiction, but unfortunately ww2 camps were real and horrifying and this book delves into that, with added vampirism!

Because of all this he keeps parts of himse
The best book in the series!! I was surprised at the intensity of the book, the subject matter that was dealt with, and a twist that damn near had me falling out of my chair.

Zane is everything I love in an H. Tormented, protective, passionate, bad, but oh so good, and when he falls in love, he falls hard. Zane hasn’t allowed himself, or rather doesn’t feel he deserves, to be loved for over 60 years. His job with Scanguards hangs in the balance when he acts on his desire to be with Portia, a you
Mrs.Vishous-Kattalakis-Belikov :::Para Itch Reviews:::
Book 5 of the Scaguards Vampire Series by Tina Folsom focuses on Zane. The onery loner vampire of the Scanguards crew. Since brutally murdering a rapist one night Samson decides he's fed up with Zane's antics. So instead of firing him, him and Gabriel try to teach him a lesson. But babysitting a snobish half-breed princess is the last thing Zane excpects. Neither is his fierce attraction to her.

Portia's a half-breed and she realizes her over-bearing Vampire Father has assigned a body guard to ke
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Holy crap I loved this book!

This series has been a favourite of mine since I read the very first book (Samson's Lovely Mortal) in May 2011. For me it has a perfect balance of action, romance and humour.

Zane is incredible. I am a complete sucker for the agressive brooding male and Zane was no exception. The story of how he became a vampire was heartbreaking, it really makes you understand why he has become so hard. His need for revenge has completely taken over his life leaving him unable to
Ollie's review for bittenbyparanormalromance

Zane's Redemption is the 5th book in the Scanguards Vampires series and it has not lost its steam and ability to pull the reader in with its compelling storyline and characters that regular readers of the series have come to love. Tina somehow manages to capture the essence of her characters and make them jump off the pages and come alive that you cannot help but feel their turmoil and passion throughout the book.

Regular readers of the series will reme
Ezinwanyi~ThatEzi  (Oh My Shelves)
Zane was assigned to protect a hybrid young woman named Portia and she was a handful. She was trying to get him to help her lose her virginity before her 18th birthday because her body will freeze in whatever form she was in at 18. But Zane isn't the flowers and candy kind of guy. Plus he was on a mission to assassinate a doctor who performed experiments on him while he was in a concentration camp.

The only problem was something about Portia called to him and he couldnt resist her. What happens
Louise Kemp
Jul 18, 2012 Louise Kemp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will start with an admission I lurve a bit of vampire erotica/romance, and I lurve a bad boy !! Zane was introduced to us readers in Amaury's Hellion, and as soon as I read about him I wanted to know more and get into his character and back story, this book doesn't disappoint on these fronts as it gives you plenty of both!! It's hard to write this review as there are a few surprises along the way that I wouldn't want to give away and spoil anyone's reading pleasure, so I have given a brief out ...more
This is the 5th installment of the "Scanguards Vampires" series by Tina Folsom. This book tells the story of Zane, the darkest and most dangerous vampire of the scanguards organization. It fills in his life in Nazi Germany and how that affected how he came to be the way he is and what motivated his destructive behavior.

Zane, who has isolated himself from any emotional relationships and ties, is on the fast track to being fired from his Scanguard security position because of his erratic and incre
Patty  (Bookish Wanderlove)
Aug 03, 2015 Patty (Bookish Wanderlove) rated it really liked it
First Impression

Screw Phury. I found Zsadist's real twin and it's Zane!! I'm so happy to pick this series back up and dive into Zane's story, I've been so curious as to what happened in his past and now I'll finally get some answers!

Opening Lines

"Zane heard a scream and blocked it out to prolong feeding from the succulent neck of the Latino kid he'd cornered in an alley in the Mission, the predominantly Mexican and South American neighbourhood of San Francisco."

The Good

I have been waiting to rea
Maria Mercedes The Oracle Reviews
The last thing vampire bodyguard Zane wants to do is to guard a hybrid, a half-vampire, half-human, whose father wants to keep her a virgin. Known for his violent temper and callous lack of compassion, Zane's out-of-control rage, born of the cruelty he suffered during the Holocaust, drives him to focus only on revenge. Trying to find the last of his torturers is his only goal in life.

Portia is a young hybrid with a serious dilemma: in a few weeks, her body will be set in its final vampire form.
Jul 15, 2012 Tanya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zane is pulled from A status in Scanguard because Samson fears he is losing his edge and sanity. Trying to pull him back Samson, Gabriel and the other core members try to soften him by removing him from stressful jobs, by removing his status and giving him a job babysitting a 20 year female put under their charge by her father whilst he is away on business. Little do the members know that Zane is about to react to this charge in a way none of them expect.

Portia is weeks away from turning 21 and
The BookChick
This book was absolutely brilliant. Tina Folsom did an amazing job in her portrayal of a young man who was turned into a vampire and escaped from the concentration camp after his parents were killed and after killing his sister, at her request, because she didn't want to live life as a vampire. The story was emotional and complex. Zane's became violent, self-destructive, and bent on seeking vengence to those who wronged him and his family. Enter Portia who wins his trust and his love. The romanc ...more
Feb 14, 2012 ~V~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**4 1/2 stars**

Really liked this one a lot! Didn't so much care for Zane in past books..he was psycho and creepy, but in this book we find out why he's so "hardened" on life and people in's very tragic and sad. Definitely changed my mind about him after reading his book! Great addition to the Scanguards Vampire series..looking forward to the next one! :)
Sammy Loves Books
I couldn't put it down. I have been waiting for Zane to fall in love and leave it to him to fall hard! This was a wonderful book and I love this series!
Kellie G.
Jan 01, 2012 Kellie G. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-vamps
Loved it! Best of series!
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
You know how in almost every series with immortal warriors out there there's one who is ready to go off the deap end? One who due to past torture or something tramautic has lost more of his humanity than others, in BDB it was Zsadist, in MB it was Tegan, in DH it was Zarek, etc. Well, that's what Zane is in this series, the wounded, sligtly feral one.

So, Zane...

Zane was just a little older than a teenager when he and his family were arrested and sent at a concentration camp. After surviving five
B.K. Walker
You all know I've been waiting for this book since the second book in the series. It's finally here and I didn't wait one second to go out and buy it! OMG am I glad I didn't wait!

Zane's Redemption by Tina Folsom was another brilliant, and when I say brilliant, I mean BRILLIANT, addition to the Scanguards series!!

Zane is a crazy vampire that has no thoughts about inflicting pain upon people, especially when it's to help his boss at Scanguards where he works as a bodyguard. After killing a would b
May 26, 2016 Karen111 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
5 "baby girl" stars!!!
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Loved it - my favourite of the series so far!

This installment tells the story of Zane, who's a bit of a loose cannon within Scanguards. Because of his violent, impulsive behaviour, Zane is demoted to lesser duties. And it's while 'babysitting' college student Portia that his cold, hardened heart begins to thaw.

I loved Zane and Portia. She was feisty and strong, and he was just waiting for the right woman to come along, without even realising it. His past was heartbreaking
✧✦♔ⱮČ♕✦✧ (Michelle)
Zane's Redemption
Zacharias Zane Eisenberg and Portia Lewis
5/5 Stars

Zane's Redemption is the fifth book of Scanguards Vampires series by Tina Folsom.

Favorite Quotes
“Because when you kiss me, I feel something.” -Portia

“When I’m near you, I can feel you in here.” She pressed her hand against her heart. “And when you’re gone, there’s an emptiness there. And it hurts. And the pain only goes away when you’re close again. Tell me, Zane, tell me what that is.” -Portia

“Yes, baby girl. I’ll wait
Zany Rin
Oh goodness! Zane's book is one of the best of the series! Had me in tears!!! At times it kinda reminded me of Zsadist of BDB you know the whole tortured soul and the question of will love set them free?. Understanding Zane's past really helps you understand him on a whole new level. I always knew his stoy was going to be deep but I never realized how deep Ms. Folsom would take us. Can't wait for the next installment!! I'm hoping Thomas or Quinn will be up next! All I ask is the Ms. Folsom doesn ...more
Sep 06, 2013 Cindyg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
OMG...I love Zane....This is definitely my favorite book in the series. Portia was just the perfect mate. The emotions jumped off the pages and had me tearing up. Be sure to set aside some time because you won't be able to put this book down once you start it...Zane is one tortured soul and so deserving of broke my heart to read his story....Awesome book...awesome series...HIGHLY RECOMMEMD!!!!!!
Jan 26, 2012 Booklover rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-i-own
Loved it! Hmm, I believe their was a couple similarities with another vampire book I read...can you guess? Yup! Zadist from BDB! I'm still a huge fan of BDB and Zadist, but this was a great read also.
Jordan Summers
Sep 29, 2015 Jordan Summers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Zane's Redemption. The hero definitely had a lot of issues he needed to get over and he was able to ask forgiveness from the heroine. Takes a big man to do that. I admit I had a pretty good idea where things were headed in the last half of the book, but it didn't ruin my enjoyment.
Jessica  `~Blahyze~`
Dec 25, 2011 Jessica `~Blahyze~` rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
Zane is a vampire, a member of the Scanguards, he hears a woman in trouble, a woman being violated and saves her but when he sees the woman, he mutilates and tears her attackers apart, he is enraged by what they had done to the woman who resembles his little sister Rachel from his past, a very painful past. This act leads to him being downgraded in his class at the Scanguards and pulled off assignment as punishment, but is given the opportunity to redeem himself by being put in charge of guardin ...more
Reviewed by Credoroza

*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*

By far my favorite in the series and neck and neck with Amaury as my favorite vamp. I didn’t think much of Zane in the previous books but after reading his story, OMG! Tina completely out did herself.

Zane is a hard ass, no emotion vamp. His dark past only hinted upon in previous books in the series, but you never truly knew what his pain was caused from. A pain so deep he is incapable of love, giving or receiving. Completely closed off.

I do
Jun 30, 2016 Amyiw rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, x-2016
In the end not enough erotic for me to rate it as such and the story line is just not good enough to be good. It was OK. Glad that Zane final got his.

I don't know why I torture myself. These books are so predictable and frequently have moronic premises. The last book had two set ups with an uber powerful witch and we knew what was going to happen. (view spoiler) Yet, we watch
Jun 13, 2016 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had started this series a couple years ago and only got a couple books in when I decided it wasn't for me. A friend of mine recently recommended this one and so I thought I'd try again. Unfortunately, this just isn't for me.

I like my vampires a little more gritty, is that makes sense. The way these guys are written, their dialogue and actions- I feel like Twilight vamps would lay them out without breaking a sweat. It feels more like a romance with vampire background?

Don't get me wrong, it's
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Nov 21, 2011 t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any PNR/Vampire lovers
Recommended to t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ by: PA
Shelves: owned
Zane our badboy Scanguard Vampire has been acting worse then usual, taken off of the "best" jobs he is told to babysit Portia and almost 21 year old hybrid while her father is away. From the moment they meet sparks fly. We learn more of Zane's past and how he reconciles it to become the vampire that Portia needs. But Portia has secrets even she doesn't know.

Another great read by Tina Folsom. I was really worried that she was going to make Zane all soft and cuddly, I was really happy when Zane w
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“When I'm near you, I can feel you in here."

She pressed her hand against her heart.

"And when you're gone, there's an emptiness there. And it hurts. and the pain only goes away when you're close again. Tell me, Zane, tell me what that is."

“Yes, baby girl. I'll wait until you're ready, until you know for sure that you want me. Because once you say yes, I'll never let you go."

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