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The Bitten (Vampire Huntress Legend Series #4)

The Bitten (Vampire Huntress Legend Series #4)

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by L. A. Banks
     
 

She is a woman who lives between pleasure and pain—the pure, scintillating pleasure of the flesh and the kind of pain that has rocked the world and left it strewn with chaos set to a hip-hop beat. Her name is Damali Richards. And when she makes love to a master vampire, it changes everything in a struggle between good and evil—with the future of humanity

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She is a woman who lives between pleasure and pain—the pure, scintillating pleasure of the flesh and the kind of pain that has rocked the world and left it strewn with chaos set to a hip-hop beat. Her name is Damali Richards. And when she makes love to a master vampire, it changes everything in a struggle between good and evil—with the future of humanity hanging in the balance… THE BITTENIn L.A. Bank's astounding new Vampire Huntress novel, an unforgettable scene of seduction touches off a violent race around the world—and into a realm beneath us. For Damali, once a pawn, has been given a new, pulsating power of her own—bitten by lover and vampire extraordinaire Carlos Rivera. Between them, they know how high the stakes have risen. A powerful lord of darkness has hijacked a mystical key containing the blood of Christ. And for a world where blood runs like a river, one drop of this blood will be the end…

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“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

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

Publishers Weekly
At the start of Banks's seductive fourth Vampire Huntress Legend fantasy (after 2004's The Awakening), former crime lord/master vampire Carlos Rivera bites his lover, hot hip-hop artist/gifted slayer Damali Richards, and she bites back. This passionate exchange puts Damali's humanity and the fate of the world at risk. As Damali and Carlos struggle with the implications of their bond, the pair work with Damali's Guardian team to recover a "key" containing the blood of Christ (extracted from the Shroud of Turin), which another master vampire has hijacked and injected into an unwilling human. The key's spilled blood could open the seal that unleashes Armageddon: "If he's able to open that seal, then everything you learned in Catholic school about the book of Revelations will go down. All Hell will literally break loose, hombre. You feel me?" To prevent this cataclysm and the sacrifice of an innocent victim, the couple travel to Australia, where they play a high-stakes game with four topside master vampires, with life-changing results. Mixing religion with erotic horror dosed with a funky African-American beat, Banks blithely piles on layer after layer of densely detailed plot, which might overwhelm new readers but will delight established fans. Banks creates smokin' sex scenes that easily out-vamp Laurell K. Hamilton's, though they sometimes scream for tighter editing. Agent, Manie Baron at the Claudia Menza Agency. (Feb. 9) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312995096
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/27/2005
Series:
Vampire Huntress Legend Series, #4
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.66(h) x 1.04(d)

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Meet the Author

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 Bitten (Vampire Huntress Legend Series #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
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NFormby More than 1 year ago
The entire series rocks... For those of you who are into the supernatural/paranormal this is a definate must read.
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VampireReaderCA More than 1 year ago
This is a great book from beginning to end. L.A. Banks did a great job. It reminds me of the movie the underworld. The love scenes are to die for and the magical powers are simply the best. This book is a page turner and will have you in suspense while not forgetting to add a laugh here and there. Yes, I do get it and I am so glad because the book is simply an outstanding read!
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I started reading these books because everyone has rated them so highly, but honestly I don't see what all the enthusiasm is about. Don't get me wrong. I don't mind the characters and the plot isn't too bad, but it is a struggle to get through the first half of the book. It doesn't flow for me at all, and then picks up in gradual steps when you are more than halfway through the book. The only reason I haven't pitched the thing is because I hate to not finish a book once I have started it. It's been two weeks and I am only 2/3rds of the was through, when typically I finish a book in a day or two. Also, this dynamic between the two main characters...its just not that riviting...the connection between the guardians is better. ARGH...just don't like this book.
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vampirelover666 More than 1 year ago
i just finish the True blood books and now i need some thing to read.
does any one know any good vamp books like the true blood ones??
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