by L.A. Banks
Category: Fiction / Horror
0 pages; ISBN: 0312324081
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Griffin, Feb 2005, $14.95,
African American rock star Damali Richards was born to fight the evil creatures of the night like the vampires and the weres. Carlos Rivera was a criminal and a drug lord before he was turned into a powerful master vampire with a seat on the vampire council. He was born to be one of Damali’s guardians but she couldn’t give herself to someone who walked in the dark. Carlos is redeemed by Damali’s love and together they put down a vampire resurrection and fought rogue weres in Brazil.
Now they face their biggest challenge yet. One of the master vamps has stolen the key that will open the sixth seal and bring about Armageddon. They have to find the key so they journey to a master enclave in Australia, knowing one of them has the key. Damali and Carlos arrange a boat trip for the master vamps and their weres so that the guardians who are watching over Damali give Carlos the time to find the key. His treachery has him brought to the vampire council where a punishment greater than death awaits him.
The Bitten excitingly blends a steamy romance, non-stop action, and urban fantasy adventure into a fabulous horror tale. The story line is fast-paced, but the key to the plot remains the fantastic lead protagonists struggling with love and against evil. Fans of vampire romances will appreciate L.A. Banks’ fine novel of redemption through love battling seemingly invincible evil.
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