Friday, September 6, 2013

THE VAMPIRE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Kerrelyn Sparks Earns 4.5♥s

The Vampire With The Dragon Tattoo

(Love at Stake, #14)
by Kerrelyn Sparks

Rating: 4.5♥s Excellent / Highly Recommended
Sensuality: Hot
Audience: Adult
Length: Novel
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Vampire
Release Date: August 27, 2013

A Damaged Vampire

Vampire Dougal Kincaid lost his hand in battle. Since then, he's been fitted with a mind-controlled prosthesis. He's spent years gaining control of his new hand, trying to get back to active security duty. He finally reaches his goal, only to lose control of his hand at the sight of—

Dr. Leah Chin, a human, is brought to the vampires' research facility because of her expertise in genetics. But when she learns that vampires are real, she freaks out. Until she catches sight of—

Dougal believes that he and Leah are destined to be together. But how does he convince her, when she is so skittish about vampires? And can he keep her safe, when her work in genetics is meant to undo the work of a demon who can only be taken out by angel warriors?

Two Lonely Souls 

Dougal and Leah are two lonely souls. Literally. Dougal lost his first and only love three hundred years ago. He has been alone ever since. But when he first sees Leah, he believes that she is his lost love reborn.

Leah was raised by parents who pushed her into college by the age of 14, so she never had a chance to develop socially and emotionally. She's lonely. But she's a scientist, which means she doesn't believe that human-vampire love is logical. So, why does she feel unnaturally drawn to Dougal?

Funny and Fulfilling

You'll enjoy Dougal and Leah's love story. They're both well-drawn, likable characters. Did I say likable? You'll love Dougal, with his green eyes and Scottish brogue. Others try to give him advice on winning Leah, with awkward results. But when he's being himself, he's as romantic as they come.

The book drew me in and wouldn't let me go. Though tension and danger kept me reading, Kerrelyn's unique humor lightened the way. She has a wonderful way of playing with words.

Dougal and Leah go through some dark, difficult times that will hurt your heart. But their HEA is satisfying and fulfilling. And I loved the last two lines.

My only complaint? It was over far too soon.

I'm happy to report that Kerrelyn is working on Zoltan's story. In the meantime, enjoy The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo

Happy Reading!


Here are the books of the Love at Stake series, in reading order:

#1 How to Marry a
Millionaire Vampire

#2 Vamps and the City
#2.5 "A Very Vampy

#3 Be Still My
Vampire Heart

#4 The Undead
Next Door

#5 All I Want for Christmas
is a Vampire
#6 Secret Life of
a Vampire
#7 Forbidden Nights
With a Vampire

#8 The Vampire and
the Virgin
#9 Eat Prey Love
#10 Vampire Mine
#11 Sexiest Vampire
#12 Wanted:
Undead or Alive
#13 The Vampire With
the Dragon Tattoo
#13.5 "V is for Vamp-
Woman" in Vampires
Gone Wild

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