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The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo: Love at Stake, Book 14 | [Kerrelyn Sparks]

The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo: Love at Stake, Book 14

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....
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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?

©2013 Kerrelyn Sparks (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Melanie J. Luther Kent, WA United States 09-28-13
    Melanie J. Luther Kent, WA United States 09-28-13 Member Since 2010

    Proud book worm!

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    "Not my favorite out of all of Kerrelyn's books."

    Finally get to hear Dougal Kincaid's Story. In the "Love At Stake" Series, earlier on, Dougal lost his sword hand in battle with the Malcontents. He's always the soft spoken of the Vamps and very loyal. A background character that you smiled and felt sorry for. Unfortunately, I felt sorry for him through this whole book! Sad life and sadder way to become a vampire. It touches base on his childhood of slavery, how he came to be playing the pipes and his music in general. Highlights on his lost love. Also touches on his new prosthetic hand that Roman made him that he can control with his mind. I never knew what a mopey Vamp he was! Leah is no better. She's his love interest. A brainy child who grew up smarter then the rest and became a scientist. She has a few hang-ups herself and found myself wanting to reach in the book and smack her a good one a few times. The story does improve when you get further into it! I loved the Angels part in it and a face off with the demon Darifer.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gwen Moon Township, PA, United States 09-04-13
    Gwen Moon Township, PA, United States 09-04-13 Member Since 2009
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    "The Narrator made this story perfect!"
    Where does The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    When listening to audiobooks vs. reading books, the narrator can truly make or break the book. This was wonderful story, the perfect mix of paranormal and romance but it was Paula Costello's Scottish accent that made me swoon at the dialogue between Dougal and his love.


    What other book might you compare The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo to and why?

    Again, this book had the perfect combination of romance and paranormal with a dash of sexiness. The hero was sweet and strong like Samantha Young's Down London Road and the story had humor and paranormal like my other favorite author Katie MacAlister!


    What does Paula Costello bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I just don't think the words that Dougal spoke to his love would have made me feel the same way without Paula Costello's perfect Scottish accent! Also, sometimes narrators can do a great female voice and a horrible male voice or the other way around. Of course Paula does the female voices great but she also makes the males sound like their characters-strong, funny, romantic.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES-because of the narration. I love that the book is told in both the female's point of view and the male's point of view. And because Paula does both narrations so well, I just wanted to listen to the whole story through to the end. Unfortunately work and sleep got in the way.


    Any additional comments?

    I love all Kerrelyn Sparks books but this one is one of the best.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Leumeah, Australia 09-09-13
    Michelle Leumeah, Australia 09-09-13 Member Since 2011
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    "LOVE THIS SERIES"

    Another good story to the series. Initially took me awhile to get going as it was a bit slow but became more interesting and enjoyable with some good humorous bits here and there. Felt like so much was going on then within a short time it ended. Overall enjoyed, love that i get to catch up on the various characters of the series that are apart of each new book. Narrator was great, enjoyable and easy to listen too.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Edwina "I Love books" USA 04-29-14 Member Since 2012

    Edwina "I Love Books'

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    "LOVED DOUGAL!!"
    If you could sum up The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, Sad, Interesting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo?

    Dougal and Vonna the rubber doll!!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Paula Costello’s performances?

    No She was not very good. Her Scottish accent was horrible. She keep saying I instead of Aye which means yes, yeah in the Scottish Brogue, but Paula Costello sounded more like the way the Japanese would pronounce yes. She got on my nerves with her narration.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Love at Stake!!


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katrina Tucson, AZ, United States 11-01-13
    Katrina Tucson, AZ, United States 11-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Perfect Story"

    This book was sad, sexy, happy and such a great read. Sparks keeps getting better and better with each book in this series.

    The world she has cultivated over the years is believable and steady. It has not veered far off form its beginnings and I love the books for that. I very much look forward to reading about Zoltan in the next book.

    Some of the Narrators chosen for the Love At Stake books have been hit and miss. This was definitely a hit! I had no problems knowing who was talking. Good story and good narrator makes a great listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dea United States 10-18-13
    Dea United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent"

    This series only gets better. I love it, I want more! I would recommend without a doubt.

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    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 08-30-13
    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 08-30-13 Member Since 2010

    Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.

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    "Why change narrators"
    What did you like best about The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo? What did you like least?

    What I liked best was the story bringing Marielle back. Least liked was the reader who narrated the story.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kerrelyn Sparks? Why or why not?

    Yes, with a different reader


    What three words best describe Paula Costello’s voice?

    Dreary
    Passionless
    Boring


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Therese Plummer


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole DURHAM, NC, United States 09-19-13
    Nicole DURHAM, NC, United States 09-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not as good as the others"
    What disappointed you about The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo?

    I feel like this book was a filler. I tried to listen to it 3 times and fell asleep on it each time. I didn't even feel like I needed to go back and see what I missed.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kerrelyn Sparks again?

    I may give this author another try but she is no longer at the top of my must read list.


    What character would you cut from The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo?

    I didn't find Doogles story compeling


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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