LA Banks

L.A. Banks

L.A. Banks

Leslie Ann Peterson Esdaile Banks

Leslie Ann Peterson Esdaile Banks

LA Banks tribute by Eric Battle

LA Banks tribute by Eric Battle

Leslie Esdaile Banks

Leslie Esdaile Banks

L.A. Banks — Author — also known as Leslie Esdaile Banks, Leslie E. Banks, Leslie Esdaile, Leslie Banks, and Alexis Grant

Website Edit

NOTE: Leslie's websites have all finally been dismantled. Some links still remain, that can be found below in the community section.

About the Author Edit

L.A. Banks L. A. Banks was named a 2010 Living Legend by the Black Alumni Society of University of Pennsylvania, is the recipient of the 2009 Romantic Times Booklover's Career Choice Award for Paranormal Fiction, was also named one of Pennsylvania's Top 50 Women in Business for 2008, as well as won the 2008 Essence Storyteller of the Year award. Ms. Banks has written over 42 novels and contributed to 23 novellas. She mysteriously shape-shifts between the genres of romance, women's fiction, crime/suspense thrillers, and paranormal lore. She is a proud member of The Liars Club, is a Board of Trustee member for the Philadelphia Free Library and serves on the Mayor's Commission on Literacy. Banks is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania Wharton undergraduate program with a Master's in Fine Arts from Temple University. She is a full-time writer living and working in Philadelphia. ~Author page

NOTE: Leslie passed away at the age of 51 in August 2011—to cancer at the height of her career and shortly after giving a speech at the White House.on the problems of healthcare for entrprneurs.  — In Remembrance of L.A. Banks, 1959-2011 |

Trademark Style Edit

  • Leslie incorporated spiritual themes in all her work. Such as:
    • No matter how dark things get, there's always hope if you keep going.
    • No matter how bad the consequences of one's choices, you can still choose to move toward the light.
  • Banks is known for putting characters in sink-or-swim situations.

Series Edit

Series Title Genre Supernatural Elements
Vampire Huntress Legend series UF Vampires, demons, Neteru, Neteru Guardians, Heaven, Hell, angels, weres, Armageddon, Covenant, Valkyrie, Lucifer, Cain, Adam & Eve, dark witch and warlock, ,Ark of the Covenant, Vampire Council, daylight bite, day-walkers, angel hybrid, scientists, secret experiments...
Crimson Moon series Romantic UF Werewolves, Shadow wolves, demon werewolves, elves, faeries, vampires, warriors, dragons, gargoyles, demons, Delta Ops soldiers, mediums, ghost hunters, Native American mysticism, Seelie and Unseelie fae, supernatural war, 21st-century experimental medical science,

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Other WritingsEdit

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