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

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

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by Kerrelyn Sparks
     
 

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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

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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 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 . . . ?

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062107749
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Series:
Love at Stake Series , #14
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
34,980
File size:
1 MB

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Lynsay Sands

“An absolute delight! Can’t wait for the next book in the series!”

Meet the Author

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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The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Give me a story with sexy vampires and I am on board. Liked it :-)
Jozel27 More than 1 year ago
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.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
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
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I am a huge fan and love the series, at times I questioned who actually wrote this. It was difficult to read the predictable and choppy writing. This was the first book in the series that I actually thought about just closing and not finishing. The plot had potential but the writing and character interactions was painful.....sorry. Hoping the next book will not feel so rushed.
Tangen 8 days ago
I wandered into this book and then discovered that it was rather late in the series. DRAT! Now I will have to go start with the beginning. Why? Because, although it is easily stand alone, I became so invested in the characters and activities that I want to find out more. The plot is well woven, and the characters clearly delineated, what with superhero abilities, professional women, and (I admit it) Kilts. The romance is between a brilliant research physician and a vampire with a bionic hand. The battles are in the US, Japan, and China with Vampires and shifters vs. demon and evil vamps. Oh, and God's warrior angels come in near the end to defend free will.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This entire series is a favorite of mine, but Dougal and Leah's story is one of my favorites... Its a must read!
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Very entertaining, strong storyline, lovable characters, a nice amount of humor and well written. Who could ask for anything more in a book?
Happywitch More than 1 year ago
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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FDUNN More than 1 year ago
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
ilivetoread52 More than 1 year ago
What an interesting book! Finished the book in one sitting.
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frosty17 More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the whole series