Friday, September 6, 2013

A Kilted Vamp and a Geneticist

The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo

by Kerrelyn Sparks
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.19

A Kilted Vamp and a Geneticist, September 6, 2013

He's out of control
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 . . . ?

This is book 14 in this series and while you may want to read this series from the start, it is not absolutely necessary, since the author puts in enough back-story for anyone to understand what is going on.

Dougal is a Vamp with many issues, which is okay since the woman he is going to fall for has issues also!  The good Vamps re fighting bad vampires and a demon in this book.  Dougal has recently lost his hand when fighting the Malcontents (a past bad guy group) and is learning to use his ‘bionic’ hand.

Leah is a genetic scientist who the vamps need to help them win this fight.  She is also the embodiment of the woman that Dougal had lost centuries ago.  She is having a little trouble reconciling herself to the fact that vamps exist.  It sure doesn’t hurt matters when she see’s sexy Dougal strolling around looking like a pirate in his kilt.

This is not only a relationship driven novel, but an action driven one as well and the author does a great job of blending both into one entertaining and fast read.  The characters of Dougal and Leah   were a little difficult for me to empathize with, since they are a tad whiny, but they grew on me after a while.
 Reading this book would be a good way to relax over a lazy weekend. *ARC supplied by publisher*

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