L.A. Banks rocked the publishing scene with the highly acclaimedMinion, the first book in the Vampire Huntress Legend. Now she returns with another pulse-pounding tale featuring the unforgettable Vampire Huntress Damali Richards... The Awakening A battle is brewing in the underworld, and at the center of it all is Damali Richards, spoken word artist and vampire huntress. But she is not just any huntress; she is the millennium Neteru, a woman so powerful that the vampire world is about to start a war-one that threatens to spread onto her streets-in order to possess her... Fallon Nuit, a rogue vampire who is one of the most powerful Damali has ever encountered, has allied himself with the deadly Amanthra demons in order to claim her. But the Vampire Council has plans for her as well. And now an unlikely variable has entered the equation: an ex-lover turned master vampire with an agenda of his own. Damali must risk trusting him once more if they are to survive. "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 "An action-packed journey through a world of vampire hunters and hunted...if you enjoy Anne Rice, Blade, or Buffy, thenMinionis the novel you have been waiting for." --Tananarive Due, bestselling author ofThe Good HouseonMinion Visit the Vampire Huntress Legend Web site at: www.vampirehuntress.comBanks, L. A. is the author of 'Awakening ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780312987022 and ISBN 0312987021.