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L. A. Banks (1959–2011)

Author of Minion

80+ Works 9,059 Members 128 Reviews 22 Favorited

About the Author

Leslie Esdaile Banks was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 11, 1959. She received an undergraduate degree from The University of Pennsylvania and a master of fine arts degree in filmmaking from Temple University. She wrote under the pseudonyms L. A. Banks, Leslie Esdaile, Leslie E. show more Banks, Leslie Banks, and Leslie Esdaile Banks. She wrote in several genres including crime, thriller, romance, science fiction, and fantasy. Writing as L. A. Banks, she was best known for the Vampire Huntress Legend series and the Crimson Moon series. She received the 2009 Romantic Times Booklover's Convention Career Achievement Award for Paranormal Fiction and the 2008 Essence Magazine Storyteller of the Year Award. She died of adrenal cancer on August 2, 2011 at the age of 51. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by L. A. Banks

Minion (2003) 1,168 copies
Stroke of Midnight (Anthology) (2004) — Contributor — 961 copies
Love at First Bite (Anthology 4-in-1) (2006) — Contributor — 813 copies
The Awakening (2004) 677 copies
The Hunted (2004) 556 copies
The Bitten (2005) 514 copies
The Damned (2006) 427 copies
The Forbidden (2005) 424 copies
Bad Blood (2008) 371 copies
The Forsaken (2006) 357 copies
The Wicked (2007) 324 copies
The Cursed (2007) 285 copies
The Shadows (2008) 258 copies
The Darkness (2008) 239 copies
Bite the Bullet (2008) 230 copies
The Thirteenth (2009) 205 copies
Undead On Arrival (2009) 185 copies
Cursed to Death (2009) 156 copies
Never Cry Werewolf (2010) 139 copies
Left for Undead (2010) 119 copies
Surrender The Dark (2011) 65 copies
The Ancestors (2008) 61 copies
Sizzle and Burn (2011) 40 copies
Shadow Walker (2010) 34 copies
Vegas Bites: A Werewolf Romance Anthology (4-in-1) (2006) — Contributor — 33 copies
Conquer the Dark (2011) 30 copies
Creepin' (Anthology ∙ 5-in-1) (2007) — Contributor — 27 copies
Locked and Loaded (2012) 26 copies
Betrayal Of the Trust (2004) 15 copies
Keepin' It Real (2005) 14 copies
Sister Got Game (2004) 14 copies
Finders Keepers (2008) 12 copies
Shattered Trust (2006) 12 copies
Love Potions (2002) 11 copies
Take Me There (2006) 11 copies
Blind Trust (2005) 10 copies
Midnight Clear, an Indigo Holiday Collection (4-in-1) (2000) — Contributor — 10 copies
Love Lessons (2001) 9 copies
Atlantis Rising (2009) 9 copies
Slow Burn (1997) 9 copies
Through the Storm (2002) 8 copies
No Trust (2007) 8 copies
After the Vows: an Indigo Anthology (3-in-1) (2001) — Contributor — 6 copies
For Better, For Worse (2002) 6 copies
Love Notes (Arabesque) (2001) 4 copies
Sundance (1996) 3 copies
Tomorrow's Promise (2002) 3 copies
Losers Weepers (2008) 3 copies
No Mountain High Enough (2003) 2 copies
Midnight Clear (2-in-1) (2009) — Contributor — 2 copies
Spellbound 2 copies
Through Thick and Thin (2003) 2 copies
White Slaves (2003) 1 copy
Bayou Brawl 1 copy
Background 1 copy
Tempt Me 1 copy

Associated Works

My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (2006) — Contributor — 1,484 copies
Death's Excellent Vacation (2010) — Contributor — 827 copies
Hotter Than Hell (2008) — Contributor — 659 copies
By Blood We Live (2009) — Contributor — 300 copies
Chicks Kick Butt (Anthology 13-in-1) (2011) — Contributor — 287 copies
Blood Lite II: Overbite (2010) — Contributor — 218 copies
Blood Lite III: Aftertaste (2012) — Contributor — 209 copies
Men of Danger [Anthology 4-in-1] (2010) — Contributor — 179 copies
Dark Delicacies II: Fear (2007) — Contributor — 114 copies
The Darker Mask : Heroes from the Shadows [Anthology] (2008) — Contributor — 57 copies
Voices From The Other Side: Dark Dreams II (2006) — Contributor — 47 copies
Vampires in Love: Stories with a Bite (2010) — Contributor — 29 copies

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Not a particularly interesting anthology, I actually skipped the final story as I had no interest in finishing the book.
 
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justgeekingby | 11 other reviews | Jun 6, 2023 |
So, because I read this for a class, I didn't read the first 3 books and was thoroughly confused for the first half of it. I did enjoy the descriptive action scenes. I think I would feel differently about this book had I read the other 3 books first.
 
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BarnesBookshelf | 3 other reviews | Jan 29, 2023 |
Langdregin kynning á átökum vampíra og sérvalinna vampírubana en ágætis spennukaflar innanum.
 
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SkuliSael | 32 other reviews | Apr 28, 2022 |
Well, I've gotten through Book #3.

I enjoy the world around Carlos, the vampire. The council, the intrigue, that sort of thing. I don't understand hardly any of it. This is the most confusing book series ever.

But - there's WAY too much angst here! I want more vampire hunting! More battles! Hold off on that drama, girl! It wears me out, it's stilly, it makes no sense. There are parts of this story that I like but parts that are so eye rolling.

It's also terribly confusing. I never understood a thing about the demons and the were-demons and the Neterus and the guardians and whatever else went on.

And an entire chapter to have sex? Really? That got old quick. And another entire chapter with these weird guardian dudes feeling oh-so-uncomfortable about Marlene maybe hooking up with an old boyfriend? No one can handle hormones? Why are hormones even running rampant in this book? What's the big deal you found out your boyfriend wanted to do a were-demon because she was hot and sexy? Grow up!
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Chica3000 | 5 other reviews | Dec 11, 2020 |

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