Minion

Vampire Huntress Legends (Volume 1)

L. A. Banks

St. Martin's Griffin

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There is one woman who is all that stands between us and the eternal night.
Here is an account of her legend....

All Damali Richards ever wanted to do was create music and bring it to the people. Now she is a Spoken Word artist and the top act for Warriors of Light Records. But come nightfall, she hunts vampires and demons—predators that people tend to dismiss as myth or fantasy. But Damali and her Guardian team cannot afford such delusions, especially now, when a group of rogue vampires have been killing the artists of Warriors of Light and their rival, Blood Music. Strange attacks have also erupted within the club drug-trafficking network and drawn the attention of the police. These killings are a bit out of the ordinary, even for vampires. No neat puncture marks in the neck to show where the life’s blood has been sucked from the body. These bodies have been mutilated beyond recognition, indicating a blood lust and thirst for destruction that surpasses any Damali has encountered before. Damali soon discovers that behind these brutal murders is the most powerful vampire she has ever met, and this seductive beast is coming for her next. But his unholy intentions have also drawn the focus of other hellish dark forces. Soon Damali finds herself being pulled deeper into the vast and horrifying vampire world.

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Chapter One

Nighttime, summer
Philadelphia


Damali Richards could still feel the electricity of the crowd and the adrenaline rush of her spoken-word performance pulsing through her veins as she entered the backstage dressing room. The club was jumping so hard it seemed like even the walls were sweating. The bass thumping from the extensive speaker system was like an insistent heartbeat that she could feel vibrating through the floor and smoke-thickened air until it entered her body through the soles of her feet. Dirty aqua-colored paint peeled at the corners of the cramped

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“[Minion] literally rocks the reader into the action-packed underworld power struggle between vampire rivals with a little demon juice thrown in... Cutting-edge wit and plenty of urban heat flies from the pages of this quick read.”
---Philadelphia Sun

“[Banks is]. . .wildly creative and invents a totally new and refreshing milieu... Its social hierarchy and politics are fascinating, and the author’s reinterpretation of the seven levels of hell is brilliant. Minion is an entirely delicious read, leaving the reader licking one’s lips and wanting more, cursing the cliffhanger ending.”
---Fangoria Magazine



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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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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2003
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ISBN: 9781429994408
ISBN10: 1429994401
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
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May 2004
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ISBN: 9780312987015
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June 2003
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