The Forbidden

Vampire Huntress Legends (Volume 5)

L.A. Banks

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The Body of a Goddess...with the Heart of Hell itself.
The devil is a dead-beat dad and his consort Lilith couldn’t care less. A stolen embryo stirs in Lilith’s womb and a plan pulses through her veins: To unleash her child from the gates of hell—as soon as she destroys the only two vampire hunters who can possibly stop her...

THE FORBIDDENDamali Richards is a woman-child in a world running with blood, depravity and demons. Turned by her lover, Carlos Rivera, and brought back again, Damali clings to the one measure of purity that was handed down to her through generations of the wise, gifted and strong. Now, through the power of magic, through the ache of desire and the touch of her lover, Damali is on a journey from the streets of Philadelphia to the ancient earth of Africa. With a small army, with Carlos and with her own mad skills, she might just save the world from the demon seductress who wants her and her faith obliterated—before Armageddon begins...

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Chapter One 
All was still on level seven. A clawed hand held embryonic life within it. Golden green glowing eyes misted over black as they looked up to the vast expanse of nothingness that mimicked a vaulted ceiling. Trembling with anticipation, a shaky finger extended a hooked talon that prodded at the bloody mass of dormant life . . . life that could be molded into its own image. A hissing coo filled with gentle adoration warmed the small cluster of cells, making them glow red and begin to pulse.
 
“Oh, soon, my son,” a passionate voice whispered.

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“Passion, mythology, war and love that lasts till the grave-and beyond....fans should relish this new chapter in a promising series.”
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L.A. Banks

L. A. BANKS is the author of the Vampire Huntress Legend series and the Crimson Moon Novels. She had a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a master’s in fine arts from Temple University. Banks considered herself a shape-shifter. She wrote romance, women’s fiction, crime and suspense, and of course, dark vampire huntress lore. She lived with her daughter in an undisclosed lair somewhere in Philadelphia.

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The Forbidden
L.A. Banks

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
June 2006
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ISBN: 9780312940027
ISBN10: 0312940025
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 512 pages
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July 2005
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