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The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo (Love at Stake) Mass Market Paperback – August 27, 2013

4.5 out of 5 stars 227 customer reviews
Book 14 of 16 in the Love at Stake Series

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“An excellent addition to Sparks’ Love at Stakes series.” (Romantic Times)

“Sparks skillfully infuses her writing with a deliciously sharp wit, and the second in her sexy contemporary vampire series is wickedly fun.” (Booklist)

“An absolute delight! Can’t wait for the next book in the series!” (Lynsay Sands, USA Today Bestselling Author)

Mixing paranormal romance with humor, Sparks clearly has a style all her own, one that readers love. (USA Today's Happily Ever After blog)

About 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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Product Details

  • Series: Love at Stake (Book 14)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (August 27, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062107739
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062107732
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #695,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Douglas C. Meeks TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 27, 2013
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If you have read the Love At Stake series you already have an inkling as to what the story will be like to a certain extent.

Dougal is one of the few remaining early members of the group that has not found a mate and then along comes Leah who not only brings out the MINE effect in him but reminds him of a love he lost 300 years ago.

Leah is not only beautiful, she is wicked smart and that is why she is there to help with some genetic research that needs to be done to fight off their latest adversary (a demon no less).

This is an off/on romance that in some places is a bit frustrating but still entertaining and the urban fantasy part of the plot keeps it from being too dopey or sugary sweet,

The injection of angels into this series in a subtle way that does not feel copied in any way adds much to this story and I really enjoyed that part and wonder what she plans for the future in that area since we are running out of characters to find mates for in this series.

Bottom Line: I like it but I can only give it 4 Stars because it is written almost to a formula in the romantic plots (the overarching UF plots are still excellent) and while you never really tire of seeing the guy get the girl this series needs some intangible things added to get it to 5 Star level in my opinion. Am I going to keep buying these books, of course, they are part of my addiction and I love seeing the old characters which unlike many series don't disappear or become cardboard cutouts but this series needs a injection of something because the best books in the series were written much earlier in the series.
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This was my first time reading a Kerrelyn Sparks book. Although I have seen her books in stores and online I just hadn't gotten around to reading her work.

First opinion was this is kind of a throw back in terms of vampire lore. Compared to current vamp/PNR out today. Sparks book vamps can levitate and cannot be seen in mirrors. I felt a bit nostalgic while reading this.This is book 14 of her Love at Stake Series.

Leah and Dougal met under hilarious circumstances and I dare say it was the funniest moment of the book. Having never read this series I can tell right of that "Vanna" must be a running joke. I also fell right into this series and can honestly say you can read this as a standalone. Although there is a history with these characters I didn't feel lost or out of the loop.

I found the story of Leah and Dougal sweet and endearing. The right amount of love, angst and suspense.

T~
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BAM! Book number 14! Can you believe it?!

Usually by book 7 of a series you'll find a lull in story, or repeated story-lines. Fortunately Sparks keeps it fresh with this newest installment of Love at Stake. The humor is still there, but you also get a very serious story of a guy that feels less of a man, and an awkward geek finding love.

I think part of the success of this series are that the characters are so different. I've heard authors say that their characters speak to them, so I can only imagine the 100's of voices that must be flowing through Sparks' mind at one time. lol. From book to book you get individuals with wonderfully unique quirks.

I don't want to give away too much plot, because there is a wonderfully heart warming twist and it would stink if you knew about it before hand. Just know that Dougal and Leah are meant to be. They have their ups and downs, but what fun would it be if they didn't!?

The action in this one is kept to a minimum, but the villain story line in Asia is still going strong. Hopefully in the next book we'll get to see a good 'ol fashion showdown between our wonderful Romatech saviors and the evil vamps causing problems out east.

So, great addition to the Love at Stake series! If you've read them to this point don't stop now! If you haven't checked out this series, pick it up today! You'll be in paranormal romance heaven :)

*OH! And guess who's back for another appearance?
That's right, VANNA ;)
Love that doll!
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Well, she does it again! You would think after 14 novels things would get old....not so with Kerrelyn Sparks. I laughed, cried and cancelled all plans for the day to read read read. Wonderful love story.
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This book was sizzling with some super-hot highlander action. Dougal is one of the last remaining kilt-wearing bachelors in the Love at Stake universe. He really got overlooked ever since his hand loss incident but this book gives him the great HEA we’ve been waiting for.

Dougal is still trying to figure out life with his prosthetic hand. He’s the only vampire who has one, so the novelty has not yet worn off on his overly concerned friends. They mean well, but he’d just as soon hide in a corner as be the center of attention for his disability. It’s taken him a long time to get put in charge of security, so he tries to remain professional when he sees the new arrival. Leah is a leader in genetic research and the vampires are hoping she’s the key to unlocking Master Han’s super powered soldiers. She knew nothing about vampires (or were-cats, or whatever else is out there) before arriving for work, but now her world is turned upside down. Oh, and she’s also insanely attracted to the mysterious Scotsman who seems just as uncomfortable in social situations as her.

These two seem like a perfect balance – he is a warrior, determined to prove his worth; she’s a scientist, more comfortable with facts and figures than romance. There’s also the little twist that Leah might be somehow the reincarnation of Dougal’s lost love from 300 years ago. All of this rolls together to make for a frustrating but awesome romantic read. The action is also present, in the form of a big attack on Master Han’s forces (and his pet demon). If you’re looking for a sizzling romance with some vampire (and reincarnation) twists, this is the book for you.
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