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Gabriel's Mate (Scanguards Vampires #3)

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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 vam
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Kindle Edition, 273 pages
Published December 2nd 2010 by Tina Folsom
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Beth ♥Addicted to HEA♥
Here's the story, of a lovely lady...



Who was living quite peacefully on her own. Til the one day where the lady met this fellow...



Well technically, this fellow found her as she was dying. So, let me back up a bit.

The lovely lady, Maya, was rescued from a savage attack by an unknown vampire assailant. She is brought to the home of the Scanguard Vampires, where they have to make a decision whether she dies or becomes a vampire.

Gabriel, the fellow from earlier, decides to save her life and turns h
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Louise Kemp
It's another five stars from me for Ms Tina Folsom. The thing I love about these books is that they don't take themselves to seriously, which for me make the books that more enjoyable. They have the right amount of action, adventure, suspense, HOT sex and humor. I love how the vampires are described as still living with flowing blood and heart beats, this makes much more sense to me instead of them being 'walking dead' as some authors describe them. I will say that I'm a big fan of JR Wards Blac ...more
Liz
Hot, hot, hot!! Another sizzling, sexy good time from Tina Folsom!!!

Ok, so you've probably read my reviews of the 1st two books of this series so I'm just going to jump into this one...without lube. (snicker, snicker!)

Now, we know Gabriel from before. He runs the New York office of Scanguard. He's in town (San Fran) helping Samson with this and that (this=Book 1, that=Book 2!). And now its his turn. Gabriel has this....issue. Like a serious issue. Do you remember in Book 1 or 2, where they talk
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Sabrina
I can't help but chuckle just thinking of this book...

Gabriel is basically described as a hideous looking man, but I could never picture him as ugly or scary. I disregarded the scar, ponytail, ugly looking man he is describes as and made him my own beauty haha.

Anyways, on to the book *chuckle*...

Gabriel is a hard ass, basically. He hasn't gotten any in a long time. Every time he tries, the women run away in fear. What is it that they run away from *chuckle*, well my friends, you have to read.

*Ma
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
I spent half of this book trying to figure out what was up with Gabriel's manhood and the rest feeling scandalized once I found out. As a result, I made quick work of this novel! But be forewarned, there's a reason why this one comes with a sexual content advisory! Gabriel's Mate isn't solely about toe curling action mind you, it's also a great story.

I immediately developed a crush on Gabriel. He hasn't had the easiest of existences. Add to that the fact that he's a vampire ergo immortal. His to
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April
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I am not happy with the turn of events in this book!! I am going to need to take a break before I continue the series, I really did not appreciate who the Rogue turned out to be, he was my book crush!

The story is really well do, exactly what I have come to expect in this series. Really full and rich stories. I was kind of annoyed about the whole deformity situation, really took forever for us to find out the details. The whole Rogue story w
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Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
It's official!. The Scanguards Vampires series has tipped over into "guilty pleasure" territory with the revelation that the hero Gabriel is (view spoiler). Easy to read,smutty but engaging this series is a fun, light hearted read between more complex paranormals and urban fantasy.
Penelope Fletcher
I’ll keep this review short but sweet. If you like a bit of kink with your vampire romances you’ll like this book. I have read all of Ms Folsom’s books available via iBooks, and this was my favourite because it was the most unique.

Gabriel, a vampire with a peculiar deformity is rejected by all females and resigns himself to living a singular, sexually frustrated life which proves difficult as vampires in this book are exceedingly sexual beings. Then along comes a beaten, bloody, half dead and ha
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Ronna
3.5 stars rounded up

Follows the series pattern with unlikely romance blooming in the shadow of a dangerous threat. However, there are some twists in this book. Our heroine is a beautiful human doctor, Maya, who is turned into a vampire against her will at the onset of the story. She is rescued by the Scanguards team and Gabriel, handsome but disfigured, is asked to watch over her until they catch the rogue vampire who turned her. The two have an immediate connection, which is explained later in
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Camilla
This series just keeps getting better and better..

It's not that often I get hooked, just from reading the prologue, but thats exactly what happened with this book.. I couldnt wait to find out what had Gabriels new wife freaking out like she did..

I read this book in one go, and I think I wouldnt even have noticed if my house had caught on fire..

I loved this story, and I loved Gabriel and Maya together.. And when I say that they are -perfect- for each other, I'm really not exaggerating.. But you
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Jo ★The Book Sloth★
If the previous books were 3-stars-worthy, this one would go for a 3.5, maybe even a 4 at some points.

We have Gabriel...



Gabriel has a secret that keeps him from being intimate with women often, a secret that when they discover it they recoil from him in terror. The last time he loved a woman he ended up with a scar that destroyed his face so he doesn't believe there is a woman who would love him out there. When the gorgeous Maya is turned against her will and lands in his arms he can't help but
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Karla
I really wanted to like this book, because I was looking forward to reading about Gabriel. It wasn't all bad and there were some things I really enjoyed. My biggest issue was with Gabriel's "problem". It was just to weird for me. If it was part of him initially, that would have been okay, but I felt like it was brought into the story for the extra "heat factor" and it just turned me off. He could have held his own just the way he was. Still a good series, I'm just hoping Yvette's book will be be ...more
JLC
Read this before. Just updating my shelves now. I don't think I'll ever forget this book due to... ummmmm.... (clear throat)... Gabriel's "condition". By the book's end, all the troubling issues found their right "spots", & the H & h found one another to be each other's perfect mate - in more ways than one. What romance junkie wouldn't appreciate that?
Kelly
Well I really wish I could say I totally enjoyed this book as much as the first two in the series, but I just didn't. I didn't care about either Gabriel or Maya,the two main characters , and I didn't really care if they got their HEA.
Also nothing was really going on with the other characters. I hope I like Yvette's book better.
Sammy, Recovering Monster Sex Addict
Enjoyable story with an very unexpected twist. I'm kinda surprised it didn't make my smoking hot shelf. Folsom must have left all the hot love scenes on the cutting room floor.
PepperP0t (ireadthatbook.com)
4.5stars actually

So it took me a while to get to this one but it was definitely worth the wait. So far this is a great series and luckily it’s still early enough in the series so that there is no repeating on the stories.

Disfigured, tortured, delectable yet sensitive Scanguards second Gabriel has been lonely and alone for many years. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any hope on the horizon for changing his situation until Dr. Maya Johnson is turned into a vampire against her will and he’s
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Donna (BLHmistress)
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Ok I have been sitting here trying to figure out just exactly how to review this book for one I knew going in I was going to love it or at least I hoped I would, after reading one of Tina's other works in another series I became a fan almost immediately. Let me say this one didn't disappoint and even though I hadn't read the first two books in this series, I didn't feel lost at all.

Let me just start by saying I adore Gabriel. I could be wrong but this is the first I have read a vampire wi
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Mojca
After a rather disappointing second installment in this series, I was quite apprehensive about picking up Gabriel’s Mate. My worries were unfounded, though, because I simply loved it.

The pacing was great, the characters amazing (I adored Gabriel and Maya both individually and as a couple), the plot nice and tight, and the suspense just right. Sure, the villain was obvious from the get-go, but that didn’t deter from my enjoyment. It heightened it, actually, since I was curious as to how the chara
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Ann has a dirty mouth
Well, I have to say that was the strangest twist ending I have ever read. I can't say whether or not I liked it, but it definitely had my jaw on the floor in a major way. I read it out loud to my husband and he thought I was making it up to get a rise out of him.

This one is probably a solid 3 star leading up to the twist, and a major ? rating for the last 60 pages of the book. Not for the squeemish, and I really don't consider myself squeemish about supernatural creatures fucking. There may be
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Mrs.Vishous-Kattalakis-Belikov :::Para Itch Reviews:::
This 3rd installment of the Scanguards Vampires is about Gabriel. Once again he has an issue and is quite self-conscious about it. Where does she get these male performance issues from?LOL! I love it!! He is determined to get rid of the problem but has had no luck so far. Then there is Maya. She is attacked one night and turned into a vampire against her will by some insane stalker! She is found by a couple of Scanguard Vamps and is taken to Samson's, where Gabriel is talked into protecting and ...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Quickie Review:
This third novel in the Scanguards Vampires series does not disappoint! There is so much mystery and suspense you can’t put the book down, a definite page-turner! The plot is unique and fabulously well written, the emotions intense, all the characters are well developed, there are witty & humorous dialogues between them and several surprising twists thrown in. But don’t be fooled, this isn’t a light romance. There are dark and bloody scenes along the way but you can’t have vam
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Tracey
I love a paranormal romance, great escaping the realms of normality and this series does that fabulously.

This is Gabrieles story, he gets assigned guarding a newly turned vampire (who had been turned against her will). Instantly he is attracted to her. He has personal problems he doesn't want to share, eventually he will have to though if he has any hope of moving forward - also he has to find her attacker, let the vampire romance ride begin :)

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Giving this book 4 stars as could have had a pinch
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Kim
Yep Gabriel was worth waithing for. TF does an excellent job at keeping the reader engaged, Gabriel's book does not have a slow place. It is one of those that makes you feel... "if I can just find out one more fact I will put this book down and get some work done!" Well I did not want to put it down (I don't think my husband is speaking to me now). You just have to love Gabriel and "ALL" his issues:) and I really like Maya as well, what would you do and how would you react if you woke up a vampi ...more
Tanya
I loved this book! Gabriel is a vampire who has in this series stole my heart.

Gabriel is the head of Scansguard at the New York office but still in San Francisco after helping to rescue Nina at the end of the last book, when a female human is bitten and turned against her will by a rogue vampire. Sampson asks Gabriel to stay and attend to Maya to ensure she makes it through her transition. The last thing Gabriel wants is to be helping out this female however as soon as he see's her the attractio
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DemonKitty003
Yet another good book I was on the edge of my seat! I loved how the hidden suspence was in this one. The hidden think of women runing away from Gabriel and the mystery vampire rouge!! I couldn't put the book down for a second. Every time I had to it nearly killed me when I had to do somethings first before I could come back to my place. It was a perfect movie playing out and just had to finish it.

Now it is onto the next book in the series. I have to start tomorrow or I will die! I want to get t
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 ~V~
ANOTHER great addition to this series!! These have def. become a favorite! Some might probably consider these to be a little bit more on the erotic side as far as the steam factor goes..but i've certainly read things that have pushed the envelope MORE than these have...there wasn't anything in these that made me gasp or made me uncomfortable. Any lover of the paranormal romance genre should definitely check these out..you won't be disappointed! :)
Jennifer☠Pher☠
3.5 stars...Loved the 1st 2 books and this one, I just didn't connect. It all seemed forced. Gabriel didn't seem strong enough or real enough for me, I can't believe that Samson would just leave and the worst, (view spoiler). Now I know why the next books are about who they are about. I will continue with the series because I do love the characters and the writing.
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Gabriel doesn't know what it's like to make love to a woman. He wants more than anything to have that experience but fears that he'll never find it. Dr. Maya Johnson is attacked by rogue vampire. Maya doesn't believe what she's being told yet the proof is right in front of her. When Gabriel discovers that she's not transitioning into a vampire as she should, he steps in to keep her alive no matter the cost. No one knows that Gabriel is inexperienced and his condition embarrasses him to no end. M ...more
Tonya
All I have to say is this series keeps getting better & better!!! I loved Gabriel & Maya's relationship!! The suspense and mystery during the entire book made it a page turner!! Now running to go read Yvette's book!! :-)
Yesi
3.5 stars ~ Another hot read in the series. To say that there is a huge um how do I say it, surprise, in this book would be an understatement! After all the crazy books I have read this one definitely takes the cake...TWICE!
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Tina Folsom is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. She's always been self-published and has found tremendous success with her paranormal series, Scanguards Vampires, Venice Vampyr, and Out of Olympus, selling more than 2 million copies of her 50 titles (which includes titles in German, French, and Spanish) in almost 4 years.

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