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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sheep Book Review: The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks

The Vampire with The Dragon Tattoo 
Love At Stake Series (Book 14) 
Paranormal Romance 

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?

Kerrelyn Sparks is by far, one of my favorite writers. I've enjoyed every single edition of her PNR series to date. The Vampire with The Dragon Tattoo is no exception. FINALLY my man Dougal has his day under the moonlight! It's been a long time coming, but the wait was well worth it. 

When you pick up a Kerrelyn book you know that the next few hours are going to make you laugh, cry, pull for the underdog and cheer when love falls into place. Every aspect of these stories deliver. Plus, you have some of the funniest and wittiest lines right here for the reading. 

With an ongoing saga of this caliber you've got to mix things up a bit and Kerrelyn has done that. New bad guys move further into the spotlight while adding more characters to keep the whole thing moving along. While Dougal's story was less on the action side, you get just enough to keep the pace rolling until the very end. 

Personally, I would have loved to see Dougal forced into a cheesy vampire network TV ad. (Maybe in just his kilt. Sorry Dad!) But that's my own secret wish. In with keeping of an honest review, I wanted a little more action. Dougal is a seasoned warrior and while I enjoyed his romantic side, I desperately wanted to see him kick more butt! The man's been around for 300 years and he's got the metal prosthetic. I was hopeful that we would see that thing in action. 

Even though I was not the leading lady of this book *sniffs*, I did actually like Leah. I was ready for the gag-me-with-a-stick feelings, but they never came. The only bone I can pick with her character is not jumping on the Dougal train when she first meets him! Who needs talking! Pfft. Overrated if you ask me. 

Overall, this latest edition adds to the saga as a whole. You can most certainly pick up the series from this point, but why would you want to! The fun's getting to know these guys and gals. Plus, you would miss all the vampire commercials! 

Getting 4 'meek as lamb' Sheep 


  1. yep, this series is fabulous!! : ) always fun & witty dialogue w/ heart! and some heat.

    1. Agreed! Tons of heart and so much feeling put into each book. Love them. :)

  2. I just got this book in the mail. I love this series and am sooo looking forward to reading this book now.

  3. Awesome review Katie! I really need to pick this series up again.