ARC Review…..Silent Bite by Tina Folsom

4_1001 Dark Nights_Tina Folsom_300dpi_FNL_v4

Book links:

Kindle  |  Amazon paperback  |  Goodreads  |  1,001 Dark Nights 


New York Times Bestselling Author Tina Folsom presents: Silent Bite (A Scanguards Wedding), Scanguards Vampires 8 1/2

Newbie vampire Oliver and Ursula, the woman he saved from a blood brothel, are finally tying the knot. But with Ursula’s old fashioned Chinese parents arriving in town for the traditional wedding, chaos soon breaks out–with Oliver always one step away from accidentally revealing to his soon-to-be inlaws that he and his extended Scanguards family are vampires.

Amidst all the chaos and confusion, will there ever be a private moment for Oliver and Ursula to consummate their union in a blood bond?


My review:

Silent Bite is story 8 ½ in author Tina Folsom’s Scanguards Vampires Series as well as the 4th novella in the 1,001 Dark Nights Series.  I’m a huge fan of vampires and had been looking forward to this story and it was fantastic.

Oliver and Ursula come from two very different worlds.  Sure, he’s a newborn vampire and she’s still human but besides that, Ursula’s family is Chinese and her parents believe in their traditions.  Normally that wouldn’t cause too much of a headache except during a wedding, which is exactly what they are in town for.  Ursula and Oliver’s wedding.  Let the wedding stress begin!  Of course adding the whole “my fiancée is a vampire” thing into the mix is bound to make things just a tad more stressful than the usual “what color taffeta should we use for the table runners” stress.  And it does.  As if all of that wasn’t enough, someone is lurking in the shadows, determined to kidnap Ursula and consume the blood that is calling to him.

Will their wedding go off without a hitch and will they finally be able to bind themselves together forever in blood bond union?

From start to finish I loved this story.  I found myself laughing, fanning myself, and gripping my e-reader for dear life at points.  Ursula and Oliver weren’t only sexy to read they were also very endearing and relatable.  Relatable in the sense that their attempts at keeping things from Ursula’s parents brought me right back to the many times I tried to hide things from my own parents (sorry, mom!).  The panic when you think you fudged your lie or your friends not remembering what they were supposed to say and the laughter that happens when it all comes out in the end anyway.  Add that to the smoking hot connection they share and oh my, they are pretty amazing.  The other aspect of this story I loved was the ever-present threat that was lurking in the shadows.  The threat that no one knew about apart from the reader.  It’s like those horror movies when you yell “don’t go into the basement!” at the screen.  It was intense, nerve-wracking, and really well done.  Now, I won’t give anything away but I will tell you that the ending was beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for a better one for Ursula and Oliver.

All in all, Silent Bite was the whole package.  Elements of suspense, romance, sexy heat, and humor make this novella a win in my book! Thank you, Tina, for a fantastic read!

5LovesRLBFive Loves


About the author:

Tina Folsom was born in Germany and has been living in English speaking countries for over 20 years, the last 11 of them in San Francisco, where she’s married to an American.

Tina has always been a bit of a globe trotter: after living in Lausanne, Switzerland, she briefly worked on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean, then lived a year in Munich, before moving to London. There, she became an accountant. But after 8 years she decided to move overseas.

In New York she studied drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, then moved to Los Angeles a year later to pursue studies in screenwriting. This is also where she met her husband, who she followed to San Francisco three months after first meeting him.

In San Francisco, Tina worked as a tax accountant and even opened her own firm, then went into real estate, however, she missed writing. In 2008 she wrote her first romance and never looked back.

She’s always loved vampires and decided that vampire and paranormal romance was her calling. She now has 15 novels in English and several in other languages (Spanish, German, and French) and continues to write, as well as have her existing novels translated.

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter 



  1. I love the Scanguards Vampire series!!! I am definitely doing to read this!!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: