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Minion By L.A. Banks Minion 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
  • Title: Minion
  • Author: L.A. Banks
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  • Minion By L.A. Banks 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 orThere 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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    About "L.A. Banks"

    1. L.A. Banks

      A pseudonym used by Leslie Esdaile Banks, she also wrote under the names Leslie E BanksLeslie EsdaileLeslie Esdaile BanksLeslie BanksAlexis GrantL.A Banks, a native Philadelphian, was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton undergraduate program With many awards to her credit, Banks also held a masters of fine arts degree in film and media arts from Temple University She lived in Philadelphia with her family until she passed away on the morning of August 2, 2011.Visit the Vampire Huntress Series website vampirehuntress Visit L.A Banks page on the Macmillan website uscmillan author labanks

    167 thoughts on “Minion”

    1. I was excited to see a vampire book written by and about an African American woman, but once I started reading I was totally let down and couldn t finish the book There s way too much bad dialogue and hip hop talk for my tastes I don t know anyone of any color who speaks like the author made her characters speak and if I did I d probably have to walk away from them just like I walked away from the book Real disappointing.


    2. Ugh I had high hopes for this book, but it came nowhere near following through I must admit to not finishing the book It became due at the library and though I d made it through half the book, I decided that the book wasn t worth a renewal And I really hate leaving books unread If I d owned it I m glad I didn t waste money on it , I probably would have finished it.I had three huge issues with this book 1 The characters, though seemingly diverse, fell flat The main character is an African America [...]


    3. I really wanted to like this book I give LA Banks a very firm pat on the back for creating an African American vampire huntress I saw this book and grabbed it off the shelf However, the execution didn t live up to my expectations It was too dry Too much new agey talking and two much hip hop lingo I want the vampire huntress to kick butt, no just sit around talking about kicking butt I loved her eclectic band who were all her backup in the vampire fighting that didn t even happen except for one [...]


    4. The writing it burnsI gave up after a few chapters I know, I knowe s an author of color, writing about characters of color in the fantasy genre, and I m a woman of color So it all should be very exciting Unfortunately all I could feel was annoyance at how contrived the plot was and than a little offended at the pretentious urban dialogue.


    5. First this is one of those times when I feel I need to open with an apology to those who liked this book and encouraged me to read it I know you like the book.I don t.To categorize a book as good or bad is often somewhat difficult to do If a book is badly written, if the sentence structure is bad or the writer can t make him or her self understood, that would be a bad book In most cases however whether a book is liked or disliked depends on taste Do I like the writer s style Do I like the type b [...]


    6. I very rarely give up on books If i have a problem getting into a story, I will usually put it down for a while, and try to approach it again at another time I attempted to read this book on 4 separate occasions over the course of a year, and I still found it impossible to finish.To be quite honest, I found this practically impossible to read First of all, there s not many things I hate than the feeling of being dropped into the middle of a story without any kind of explanation or backstory unt [...]


    7. I reread the book Its still bad but its not completly bad It needed lots of revision She s not a bad writor its just the unnecessary hip hop vernacular, fist pounding, lack of action, etc which destroys a somewhat good story concept I m going to read the next book, hope there is an improvement I have no idea how she was able to get a book deal Perhaps another rewrite would have really made it a great book because there are moments of her description that really shows excellent writing So she has [...]


    8. I d had this series recommended to me so many times that I ve lost count I ve long since wanted to read another good vampire hunter series ever since Laurell K Hamilton s Anita Blake series started going downhill I finally started reading this series I just had to wonder why was I even wasting my time with the Anita Blake series Since so many other people have outlined the plot, I m not going to bother repeating it here The book starts off slowly VERY slowly, in fact It took me a while to get pa [...]


    9. Hello This is my 1st review of anything so here goes Minion A Vampire Huntress Legend by L.A Banks It s been a while since I ve read it I m on the 7th or 8th book in the series but WOW I ve been hooked on Damali Richards that sexy Carlos Rivera ever since The Vampire Huntress series has it ALL romance, action, mystery, religion, history, and of course some good ole fashion Demon A Kicking But at the heart of it all, relationships continue to be at the core of L.A Banks novels Much like the late [...]


    10. In the beginning of the book, caught my attention immediately, as other vampire books have all this gibberish between teen agers L.A Banks brings action and legends all in one package What makes me excited to read this book, is to not only see drama in the first few pages, but AA characters female AA slayer Buffy Vampire step back, Damali is on the attack Buffy Vampire Slayer white female with twists of Blade black male , now we got a black female slayer and I am reading the new scenes added ver [...]


    11. This is the first book in the Vampire Huntress series, and it is incredibly hard to get through The first 3 4 of the book took me over a week and I m a fast reader However, having read the next two books it s worth it and I believe that is 100% having to do with Carlos story So while this first book is hard to trudge though I m glad that I did because I ve loved the books that follow.



    12. I was in the bookstore and told the clerk I was looking for a good vampire novel, he suggested this one I am very glad he did because I immediately got caught up into the story This is about a Vampire Huntress think Buffy with attitude who is also a spoken word entertainer The themes are spiritual but with a real world feel This is the first in a 12 book series which takes you around the world and rewrites the fight between good and evil in a way that makes it very entertaining You will find a [...]


    13. This story about a young vampire huntress was very confusing to me I liked that it started by putting you in the thick of the action however, the action made no sense I also didn t get a back story until much later in the book and it was all too brief I still don t know how this group got together or even what type of music they play And how did they get that wealthy The vampire and demon hierarchy was way too confusing and I think my eyes glazed over a few times during the long winded explanati [...]


    14. Minion A Vampire Huntress Legend is the first of a new vampire trilogy from L A Banks it is a wonderfully imagined beginning to a new, hip group of vampire slayers By day, they are lead by twenty year old Damali Richards, who along with her guardians are Spoken Word artists that travel the country performing their craft By night, each uses their specialized senses sight, smell, mental telepathy, etc as they collectively hunt vampires and demons using their specialized weaponry.The novel opens wi [...]


    15. I was really excited to start this series, as the cover basically says that if you like Buffy, Anne Rice and Blade, you will LOVE this series Well, I don t love it In fact, I didn t like the first half much at all, but it FINALLY started to get interesting and then BAM Book ends What It s like a tv series in that you seriously end in the middle of a story and have to move on to the next book to find out what happens next Not like most book series where you have a main character and each book is [...]


    16. Aside from some of the bad dialogue that I know some people actually talk this way , I found this to be a ride into the forbidden and then the fantasy of love on another level Damali Richards has been and still is in love with a man that she has seen as her savior and protector The journey each take to make his or her belief or actions understood makes an impact on their future in one way or another This is than a contest of good and bad I found this a story that I could read again, that is why [...]


    17. 3.5I ve been mulling Minion over all day since finishing it last night I wanted to love it It sounded so fascinating and the beginning was so promising But then it kind of got stuck the I delved into the story There are things bothering me about it that I need to get off my chest.One, I feel misled The synopsis promised me a gripping supernatural mystery involving a kick ass warrior who takes names and is the woman to get to the bottom of the weird vampires her and her team came across The firs [...]


    18. Just like some of the other viewers I was excited to read this novel 1 Because the heroine was black 2 She s a vampire slayer 3 A sexy Latino male lead what could possibly go wrong with that combination Apparently everything Now I m not saying this book didn t have a whole lot of opportunity to be marvelous, in the paranormal genre as well as others, but the writing and the story telling was absolutely dreadful When I first started this book I was like, oh yea this is gonna be absolutely splendi [...]


    19. My vision of Hell Being caught in traffic with a guy who insists on blaring rap music This is the urban fantasy equivalent, and I m so glad I could just shut the book and back away slowly Awful writing full of romance aisle descriptions and ridden with cliches and mixed metaphors The prologue is hysterical both in tone and hilarity, albeit unintentionally A preacher s wife discovers her husband in what seems an embrace With a man Quel Horror So naturally, leaving her baby with the prayer vigil, [...]


    20. Minion is a story about a young woman who is destined to fight vampires, demons and other forces of evil The premise is similar to that of Buffy the Vampire Slayer The idea and the story itself was quite good We hear the story from different angles and are introduced to some characters with a lot of potential to become very interesting and likable throughout the series.Unfortunately, the writing of L.A Banks leaves something to be desired Her grammatical skills were less than stellar She often h [...]


    21. Update The I reread these novels which I believe to be good stand alone novels, because they each have they re owe storylines, yet reading the entire 12 book series from the first to last gives the Bigger Picture, I have to give this one five stars as well I ve changed my rating on this one a couple of times but it too deserves five stars from MiThis series is the standard for me, it has everything I look forward to when reading fantasy fiction.Better as a narrated read than a physical one To b [...]


    22. MY TAKE Highly stylized writing, with a lot of sistah better recognize, and for real, stop trippin and fist bumps throughout It continually felt like you were coming in on the middle of the story, and not at the beginning of a series There were a large number of references to past incidents and history without any details or explanation If she was trying for mystery, she failed all it managed was making the reader confused and out of the loop I did like that the heroine was a spoken word artist, [...]


    23. A lot of reviewers on objected to the hip hop language in this book As a white suburbanite I have no idea how authentic it is, but I liked it just fine, along with the fact that the book features many characters of color This series has a classic kind of vampire than the kind that s most popular now The vampires are evil in the Christian sense and intelligent, kind of like the original Dracula What bothered me most about this book was the fact that there was no wrap up at the end I know it s a [...]


    24. OK, finally finished the book It was ok I really couldn t connect with the characters I really didn t care who lived or died The bad guys were interesting L.A Banks writing, I don t really like Many places I had to read over I think I will try the next book, because the Awaking excerpt So, maybe they will grow on me


    25. It had such an intresting premise, but I found the hip hop slang very grating and I just struggled with the book Needless to say, I didn t bother with the rest.Its a shame as I though it looked rather promising


    26. I almost gave up on this book It was a slow start, but now I m almost done with the series The story really picks up on the second book, then it s hard to quit Don t look at it as a series with episodes but as one long story Then you ll understand.


    27. This series was truly awesome It was thought provoking and truly took you on a spiritual action packed journey


    28. Ugh Whew that was tough to get through Not because the story itself was lacking but the dialogue was tough The slang was just overkill I will try the next book in the series and see how it goes.


    29. I was in the bookstore and told the clerk I was looking for a good vampire novel, he suggested this one I am very glad he did because I immediately got caught up into the story This is about a Vampire Huntress think Buffy with attitude who is also a spoken word entertainer The themes are spiritual but with a real world feel This is the first in a 12 book series which takes you around the world and rewrites the fight between good and evil in a way that makes it very entertaining You will find a [...]


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