The Bitten (Vampire Huntress Legend Series #4) [NOOK Book]

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The vampire civil war has been averted, deadly were-demons have been beaten back and now it Damali Richards and Carlos Rivera (now a Council level vampire) will finally have the chance to settle in and explore their deeper, sexier love. But Carlos and Damali should know by now that there is no rest for the saviors of the known world. One of the four topside Master vampires has stolen one of the Keys-the living blood of Christ---that opens the sixth seal as foretold in Revelations. He who possesses the Key and ...
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The Bitten (Vampire Huntress Legend Series #4)

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Overview


The vampire civil war has been averted, deadly were-demons have been beaten back and now it Damali Richards and Carlos Rivera (now a Council level vampire) will finally have the chance to settle in and explore their deeper, sexier love. But Carlos and Damali should know by now that there is no rest for the saviors of the known world. One of the four topside Master vampires has stolen one of the Keys-the living blood of Christ---that opens the sixth seal as foretold in Revelations. He who possesses the Key and the Seal can decide to the outcome of the Final War, a.k.a. Armageddon. With a vampire in possession of the Key, the balance between the Light and the Dark have been thrown off and even Damali is deeply effected. She is now sporting a pair of fangs. In order to retrieve the Key, Carlos and Damali are quickly thrust into a web of vampire politics and intrigue. And when Carlos's secret drug, Oblivion, finds its way into the hands of the enemies, even the seventh level of Hell comes calling.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429994484
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Series: Vampire Huntress Legend Series , #4
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 127,342
  • File size: 434 KB

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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Recipe

Praise for L.A. Banks and the Vampire Huntress Series:

"Hip, fresh and fantastic."
- Sherrilyn Kenyon on The Hunted

"The well conceived and intricate rules of Bank'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

"A terrifying rollercoaster ride of a book."
- Charlaine Harris on The Hunted

"A spellbinding thrill ride."
- Zane on The Hunted

"Cutting edge wit and plenty of urban heat flies from the pages of this quick read."
- Philadelphia Sun on Minion

"Blade meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. . .A pulsating blood-booster."
- Kirkus on Minion
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Reading Group Guide

The vampire civil war has been averted, deadly were-demons have been beaten back and now it Damali Richards and Carlos Rivera (now a Council level vampire) will finally have the chance to settle in and explore their deeper, sexier love. But Carlos and Damali should know by now that there is no rest for the saviors of the known world. One of the four topside Master vampires has stolen one of the Keys-the living blood of Christ---that opens the sixth seal as foretold in Revelations. He who possesses the Key and the Seal can decide to the outcome of the Final War, a.k.a. Armageddon. With a vampire in possession of the Key, the balance between the Light and the Dark have been thrown off and even Damali is deeply effected. She is now sporting a pair of fangs. In order to retrieve the Key, Carlos and Damali are quickly thrust into a web of vampire politics and intrigue. And when Carlos's secret drug, Oblivion, finds its way into the hands of the enemies, even the seventh level of Hell comes calling.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

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    This was a stupid book. Everything in it came out annoying.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Love

    Great series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

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    ($*THE BEST EVER*$)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Awesome Series

    Awesome series

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

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    All of her books are great. We miss you Ms. BANKS?

    Great series. There is none like it.

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  • Posted December 3, 2010

    The Best So Far

    This was awesome. I never laughed so hard. Cried my heart in the end. Emotional rollercoaster. I didn't know books could do that. Just Awesome. I love the whole team, really like Jose for Damali, but I am sure that's not going to happen. Always rooting for the underdog. Carlos is cool though.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Great reat... great series!

    The entire series rocks... For those of you who are into the supernatural/paranormal this is a definate must read.

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

    I GET IT! Simply Outstanding

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2009

    I don't get it!!

    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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  • Posted January 24, 2009

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    need help

    i just finish the True blood books and now i need some thing to read.<BR/>does any one know any good vamp books like the true blood ones??

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