Dougal Kincaid has watched all his fellow supernatural friends succumb to love but Dougal swears he won’t go down that road again after losing the love of his life 300 years before, but that was before he met the new scientist Leah. The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks, begins with Roman Dragonesti bringing in a genetics scientist to help the group out against the creatures that Master Lin is creating in China.
Leah is flattered when she is contacted by Roman to work in his state of the art lab but when she freaks out after being told about vampires being real, Roman is forced to erase her memory. Leah’s skills are so unique and so needed that Roman decides to try again, hoping that she will be so intrigued by the science involved that she will be able to get over her fear. Leah is still terrified of the vampires she now knows about, all except the quiet vampire Dougal.
The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo is a great addition to The Love at Stake series, Kerrelyn Sparks always makes me giggle. Leah’s character was a nice change from the previous heroines in that she grew up a loner, has a hard time accepting that the supernatural exists and she is afraid of the vampires for some time. Dougal’s back story was interesting and very different from the rest of the Scottish vampires (I am not going to share what that is so I don’t give away any spoilers but very different than most medieval Scottish lads). Dougal’s immediate protection of Leah is touching. You can read The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo as a stand alone novel but I recommend you read the other books in the series first just so it is easier to understand who everyone is and how the world works (why vampires can have children, etc.).
You can read an excerpt here.
The Love at Stake Series:
Sugarplums and Scandal (Novella)
Vampires Gone Wild (novella)
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Format: Paperback, eBook
Page Nos.: 384
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Available for purchase: Amazon
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.