Friday, August 5, 2011

L. A. Banks (1959-2011) Rest in Peace

It is with a heavy heart that I report the death of author Leslie Esdaile Banks, who wrote urban fantasy as L. A. Banks.  She died August 2, 2011 of cancer at the age of 51. Philadelphia born Banks attended both the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University.
Her first fantasy novel was Minion, which began the Vampire Huntress series back in 2003. She has also written the Crimson Moon series and had just began a new series about angels with Surrender the Dark and the forthcoming Conquer the Dark. She also contributed stories to many paranormal romance and other anthologies. She was a fantastic writer and I would recommend her books to fantasy and romance readers alike.
Try one of her following series and enjoy the talent and wit that she always brought to the page.  We will miss her.

Vampire Huntress Legend series

Minion
The Awakening
The Hunted
The Bitten
The Forbidden
The Damned
The Forsaken
The Wicked
The Cursed
The Darkness--on order
The Shadows--on order
The Thirteenth--on order

Crimson Moon series

Bad Blood
Bite the Bullet
Undead on Arrival
Cursed to Death
Never Cry Werewolf
Left for Undead

Surrender the Dark series

Surrender the Dark
Conquer the Dark

Collections

The Ancestors--813.0873808 Ance
Valentine's Day is Killing Me--813.08505 Vale (by Leslie Esdaile)

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