The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo

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He's out of control

Dougal Kincaid has something to prove. After being injured in a battle with the Malcontents, he's ready for active duty protecting unsuspecting mortals from these villainous vampires who want to rule the world. But first he has to get control of himself . . . because just the sight of a certain lovely doctor has his injured hand doing some peculiar things, not to mention the sizzling sensation that burns along his dragon ...

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The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo (Love at Stake Series #14)

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Overview

He's out of control

Dougal Kincaid has something to prove. After being injured in a battle with the Malcontents, he's ready for active duty protecting unsuspecting mortals from these villainous vampires who want to rule the world. But first he has to get control of himself . . . because just the sight of a certain lovely doctor has his injured hand doing some peculiar things, not to mention the sizzling sensation that burns along his dragon tattoo . . .

Vampires? Vampires?! As a scientist, Leah is having trouble believing that these immortal creatures exist. But there they are, standing in front of her, asking for help in solving a genetic puzzle that can save mankind. There's even one in a sexy kilt! Just one look into Dougal's gorgeous green eyes sets her pulse racing. But can she trust him—and the overwhelming desire that refuses to be ignored . . . ?

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Editorial Reviews

USA Today's Happily Ever After blog
Mixing paranormal romance with humor, Sparks clearly has a style all her own, one that readers love.
Romantic Times
“An excellent addition to Sparks’ Love at Stakes series.”
Booklist
“Sparks skillfully infuses her writing with a deliciously sharp wit, and the second in her sexy contemporary vampire series is wickedly fun.”
Lynsay Sands
“An absolute delight! Can’t wait for the next book in the series!”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062107732
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/27/2013
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 132,827
  • Product dimensions: 4.42 (w) x 6.64 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Kerrelyn Sparks

Kerrelyn Sparks is the bestselling author of the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list. Kerrelyn is honored that her band of merry vampires and shifters is spreading love and laughter worldwide in fourteen different languages.

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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Give me a story with sexy vampires and I am on board. Liked it :

    Give me a story with sexy vampires and I am on board. Liked it :-)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2013

    I just finished this one last night and I have to say that Kerre

    I just finished this one last night and I have to say that Kerrelyn has done it again. This one was great, I didn't want to put it down. I have read all her books in this series and I am never disappointed.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Was this one rushed?

    Holy crapoly! Seriously? This one was not up to par with the series. Had it's good moments then crashed and burned. Most of the time it reads like it was written by a kid getting a C- in highschool composition. I have to wonder if the editor ever read it. Could have used more attention to detail, character development and less frivolas filling.
    I do love this series as they are maturely funny reads with touching moments and great character combos that end well. This one was just "crapoly done."

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    While this was an entertaining read, it read like something a hi

    While this was an entertaining read, it read like something a high school student would write. Vampires that are hundreds of years old, calling each other 'Dude,' and fist pumping the air, come on.
    In the story the author says it's 2011 (or 12), but uses phrased that were left in the 90's. The story is choppy at best, leaving out much needed detail, and the characters are underdeveloped.
    Ms. Sparks has her heroine, who was a child prodigy and social outcast during her educational years, now totally devoted to her work, falling into bed with a Kilt wearing Vamp within weeks,
    without the slightest bit of modesty. Now, I love a man in a Kilt (I'm 1/2 Scots, 1/2 Irish), but someone who's supposed to be a naive as she makes Dr. Leah Chin out to be, wouldn't
    be as forward the first time, no matter how attractive she found him to be. I know its fantasy, full of vampires, were-animals and demons and angles, and it was entertaining, it just could have been
    so much more. 

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2013

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    The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo was a fabulous addition to th

    The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo was a fabulous addition to the Love at Stake Series. 

    Dougal Kincaid has just been reassigned to Romatech as head of security. It seems after a few years of recouping from the loss of his hand in battle he is ready to turn in his responsibilities as Jean Luc’s family’s personal body guard and return to full service.

    Just when he thinks everything might be taking a turn for the better, Dr. Leah Chin is brought into the vampire world. Dougal believes Leah is his reincarnated lover...a lover he lost 300 years ago. Now his well practiced stoicism is going to be tested as he faces the doctor’s reluctance to believe in the vampire world.

    Darafar and Master Han are plotting evil deeds and Leah’s research might just solve Romatech’s problem...this creates a big bull’s-eye on Leah’s head. Can Dougal learn to love again or will he loose the love of his life once again?

    Kerrelyn Sparks has a fascinating way of pulling funny and serious together to blend into a wonderfully crafted story. For a heart racing, action packed love story with a hot alpha with fangs in a kilt check out The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo. 

    I received this ARC copy of The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo from HarperCollins - Avon in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication August 27, 2013.

    Written by: Kerrelyn Sparks
    Series: Love at Stake
    Sequence in Series: 14
    Paperback: 384 pages
    Publisher: Avon 
    Publication Date: August 27, 2013
    ISBN-10: 0062107739
    ISBN-13: 978-0062107732
    Rating: 4
    Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
    Age Recommendation: Adult

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks Love at St

    The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks
    Love at Stake Series Book 14
    Dougal Kincaid has been at his cushy job in Texas since losing his hand four years ago. He does not want cushy, he wants action, fighting, to feel as if he's still useful. He has lost his hand, his music and his true love. Isn't that enough? And then everything changes. He's reinstated at Romatech and the new doctor that arrived brings heat to his dragon. Could she be the woman he failed three hundred years ago?

    Dr. Leah Chin isn't sure what to do. These crazy people are telling her that vampires and other things of campfire tales exist. And like everyone in her life, they want her for what she can help them with. She wants to be wanted as a person. She's not sure that includes being wanted by the hunky pirate looking Scot, who also happens to be a vampire.

    What a journey these two go on. Fighting a forceful demon and the past. These guys may be big and tough and fairly indestructible, but when their hearts are stolen they turn into a puddle of insecurity. Wanting to be loved even if they happen to be undead. And to be the alpha males wanting to protect their loves, and yet pulled into a death sleep each day...well it just ain't easy on the poor guys. Another great addition to this series. Another kilted man to steal your heart.
    **Sexual content

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    I loved it

    I will admit it did a few minutes to remember who Dougal was and his back story. Once I remembered I can not imagine why he didn't have his own story sooner. In the series the Scottish vamps do have a special place in my heart, so I will always adore their stories. This one was light hearted, funny, sad, and romantic all in once. It did a great job weaving the other past characters together especially that of his sire. If you want a fun read this book will not disappoint.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    The Worst Thing Ever

    Vampires and erotica. How gut-wrenchingly evil.

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    Great read!

    Very entertaining, strong storyline, lovable characters, a nice amount of humor and well written. Who could ask for anything more in a book?

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  • Posted June 4, 2014

    WOW! The BEST one yet¿ A MUST READ! I have loved reading all the

    WOW! The BEST one yet… A MUST READ! I have loved reading all the books in this series! l fall in love with each new one even more! I love a lll the
    Vampires & the introductions to different shifters & celestial beings! Dougal never really interested me & wasn't sure if I would get into the
    story. But, BOY WAS I WRONG! I now LOVE HIM! GREAT READ… GREAT STORY!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Fresh kill pile

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2014

    Highly Recommended - a must read

    Love Kerrelyn Sparks series...I never miss a book. I always look forward to the next story and what each of the characters are up to

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    While Dougal is not my favorite vampire of the series, I do ador

    While Dougal is not my favorite vampire of the series, I do adore him. After all he's been through I was looking forward to him getting his own happy ever after. I liked this book, it had the same humor I've grown to love, along with cameos of some of my favorites from the series. Plot wise, it was entertaining enough to keep me interested. But, for once in this series, I'm not entirely a fan of the romance.

    I didn't hate Dougal or Leah character-wise, but I'm not a fan of them together. It was very insta. He's all gung ho, because he believes she is the reincarnation of his lost love...but he's not really sure. Which normally would be ok, but there was something about the approach that I wasn't a fan of. And she just seems a little too resistant to finding out our heroes aren't really human. I just, I don't know.

    Don't get me wrong, even considering all that, I did enjoy this book. This story takes us back to China, and ties in a few things left open from previous books. It all feels like it's drawing to a close and there is a huge battle on the horizon. I'm really looking forward to finding out where the next book takes us.

    So, while not the best book the author has written, it was worth reading if your a fan of this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Firestar

    Hunting ground

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2013

    Couldn't put the book down!

    What an interesting book! Finished the book in one sitting.

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  • Posted December 5, 2013

    Check this out!!

    I love the writing of Kerrelyn Sparks. Her characters are so driven. The Love st Stake series is one of my favorites. This book was so heart wrenching that it brought me to tears. I fell in love with Dougal. What a romantic and sexy man!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Great

    Love the whole series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    Loved It!

    Dougal is so sweet....I kept getting teary eyed in the end.

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  • Posted October 12, 2013

    Loved it....

    Kerrelyn Sparks is one of my favorite authors. I always check for her books and often preorder as soon as I see them. Her books involve a close knit group of vampires and may even be considered erotica. Even though there is a lot of drama, it is laced with humor and shows a lot of human emotions.

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  • Posted October 4, 2013

    Awesome book and series.

    All of Kerrelyn Sparks "Love At Stake' books are well worth reading although she could shorten some of the "love" scenes,they can be a bit long winded.

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