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Never Cry Werewolf

Never Cry Werewolf

A Crimson Moon Novel

Crimson Moon Novels (Volume 5)

L. A. Banks

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The last fight between the werewolf clans spilled onto the streets of New Orleans—and now the whole city's on red alert. Martial law has gone into effect. Mediums, ghost hunters, and other supernatural pundits have taken over the media, swarming the Big Easy to expose the hard truth about lycanthropes. And to make matters worse, a beastly killer is clawing up humans…

Secret government operative Sasha Trudeau doesn't like what she's seeing—a series of brutal and bloody slayings that appear to be wolf-like attacks. It might be the work of a copy cat killer—vampire or Unseelie or some other enemy of the Seelie clan. But while Sasha races to find suspects and motives, the panic level is rising—and the city's human population is clamoring for an all-out wolf hunt…

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CHAPTER 1
NORAD . . . Denver, Colorado
It was surreal, really. Captain Sasha Trudeau stood at attention in the war room with her gaze focused on a point on the wall. She was two thousand feet below the surface of the earth again and surrounded...

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Praise for Never Cry Werewolf

“Wow! As usual, Banks blows your mind. This book is exciting from the first page, as all hell has broken loose…World religions, vampiric lore, and myths come into play, and overlying it all is a wonderful spirituality, as people of different cultures join forces to fight a pervasive evil. This powerful story makes you watch current events and wonder.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews (Top Pick!) on THE THIRTEENTH

“Steamy and chock-full of action.” —Vampirelibrarian.com on THE SHADOWS

“A wild amalgam of Christianity, vampire lore, world myth, functional morality, street philosophy, and hot sex…fans couldn't ask for more.” —Publishers Weekly on THE CURSED

“A complex world of Good vs. Evil…The story is so compelling, the whole series must be read.” —Birmingham Times on THE WICKED

“Readers already enthralled with this sizzling series can look forward to major plot payoffs.” —Publishers Weekly on THE FORSAKEN

“In the seventh book in her incredibly successful series…Banks presents interesting myths--both biblical and mythological…with prose that's difficult to match--and most certainly just as difficult to put down.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 ½ stars) on THE FORSAKEN

“All hell breaks loose--literally--in the complex sixth installment….stunning.” —Publishers Weekly on THE DAMNED

“In [The Damned], relationships are defined, while a dark energy threatens to destroy the entire squad. Banks's method of bringing Damali and Carlos back together is done with utmost sincerity and integrity. They have a love that can weather any storm, even when dire circumstances seem utterly overwhelming. Fans of this series will love The Damned and, no doubt, will eagerly await the next book.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on THE DAMNED

“Passion, mythology, war, and love that lasts till the grave--and beyond....Fans should relish this new chapter in a promising series.” —Publishers Weekly on THE FORBIDDEN

“Superior vampire fiction.” —Booklist on THE FORBIDDEN

“Gripping.” —Kirkus Reviews on THE FORBIDDEN

“Seductive...mixing religion with erotic horror dosed with a funky African-American beat, Banks blithely piles on layer after layer of densely detailed plot...will delight established fans. Banks creates smokin' sex scenes that easily out-vamp Laurell K. Hamilton's.” —Publishers Weekly on THE BITTEN

“The stakes have never been higher, and the excitement and tension are palpable in this installment of Banks's complex, sexy series.” —Booklist on THE BITTEN

“A terrifying roller-coaster ride of a book.” —Charlaine Harris on THE HUNTED

“The well-conceived and intricate rules of Banks's vampire-inhabited world provide endless opportunities for riffs on the meaning of power and sex that will please lovers of similar...philosophical musings found in the vampire tales of Anne Rice and Laurell K. Hamilton.” —Publishers Weekly on THE HUNTED

“Hip, fresh, and fantastic.” —Sherrilyn Kenyon, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Side of the Moon, on THE HUNTED

“An intriguing portrait of vampiric society, reminiscent of Anne Rice and Laurell K. Hamilton.” —Library Journal on THE AWAKENING

“L.A. Banks has taken her huntress series to another level; the action, adventure, and romance have readers tingling with anticipation…I find myself addicted to this series.” —Book-remarks.com on THE AWAKENING

“Again, Banks brilliantly combines spirituality, vampires, and demons (and hip-hop music) into a fast-paced tale that is sure to leave fans of her first novel, Minion, panting for more.” —Columbus Dispatch on THE AWAKENING

“Banks's mastery of character creation shines through in the strong-willed Damali...a sure-fire hit...pretty dramatic fiction.” —Philadelphia Daily News on MINION

“[Minion] literally rocks the reader into the action-packed underworld power struggle between vampire rivals with a little demon juice thrown in.” —Philadelphia Sunday Sun on MINION

“Banks [is] wildly creative and invents a totally new and refreshing milieu.” —Fangoria on MINION

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About the author

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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