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Guest Book Review: Oliver’s Hunger (Scanguards Vampires #7) by Tina Folsom



Author: Tina Folsom
Title: Oliver’s Hunger
Series: Scanguards Vampires
Book #: 7
Genre(s): Paranormal romance
Release date: March 28, 2013
Publisher: Self-published
Length: 250 pages
Review copy provided by: Reviewer
Reviewer recap: Oliver, the newest of the Scanguards Vampires, is having some difficulties adjusting to his new diet. Attempting to fight his desire for fresh human blood, Oliver becomes increasingly agitated and irritable. One night Oliver runs into a human woman, Ursula, who has her own vampire issues she must face. Ursula also possess something that places her in danger of not only Oliver, but every vampire that discovers her secret. Oliver must learn to control his hunger for both Ursula’s blood and body.
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Total Score
13/ 14

User Rating
907 total ratings



Oliver’s determination to be with Ursula and to help her rectify the damage that vampire slavers did to her.


The Scanguards Vampires are quick to believe the worst in Oliver and reluctant to apologize.

Bottom Line

Oliver’s Hunger was a great read for me because of the action and romance between Oliver and Ursula. I think that Ursula was a perfect match for Oliver in that she is able to comfort him and care for him in ways that his vampire family are unable. I have always loved Tina Folsom’s books and the Scanguards Vampire series especially. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves vampires and romance.

Posted July 4, 2013 by

Full Review

Oliver’s struggle with his hunger for blood seemed like a great basis for the novel as it created a problem. However I was slightly disappointed with the way the other vampires handled it. The Scanguards Vampires always seemed close in previous books and almost like a family, but in Oliver’s Hunger they are quick to believe the worst in Oliver and, when proven wrong, they are dismissive with their apologies. I loved Ursula as the heroine in this novel because she supported Oliver when it seemed like no one else would, while still being determined to bring down the vampire slavers even though it would have been simpler for her to walk away.

Each character has a significant role in the plot of the novel and is fully developed through their own book, although it isn’t necessary to read the Scanguards Vampire series in order. The action scenes are straight out of an action movie with Oliver coming to the rescue as a superhero. The action scenes are also needed to balance out the steamy scenes between Oliver and Ursula, as he attempts to help her rediscover something she believes she has lost. Oliver’s Hunger made me smile and believe in love, even though you may have to fight against other people and yourself to get it. I will definitely be reading the rest of the Scanguards series when it continues.

Memorable Quotes

Oliver cannot control himself any longer when his family closes in…

“You have no idea what’s going on inside on me!”

The nightmare that Ursula was forced to live through causes her to do something she never thought she would do…

Desperation made her say words she thought she’d never utter. ‘I’ll sleep with you if you help me.’

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If you enjoyed Oliver’s Hunger, I would recommend the rest of Tina Folsom’s Scanguards Vampire Series. I also recommend J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series (starting with Dark Lover) because of the similar bond between the characters through the novels in the series that appears familial.

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About the reviewer

April @ Once Upon A Coffin

Hi I’m April Jackson and I run the blog Once Upon a Coffin. I am 18 years old and about to begin studying English Literary Studies in college. Right now I am thinking of pursuing a career in publishing/editing or teaching when I finish school. I am obsessed with all things paranormal and love reading and blogging about them.

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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue and GraveTells have won several blogging awards, and GraveTells recently celebrated its five-year anniversary! Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.


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