Awakening is book two of the Vampire Huntress Legends series. It was the first book I read in the series and it was like a breath of fresh air. It was what I wanted in a book, urban and hip, including characters that behaved like I feel I would in the situations they found themselves in.
The first book of the thirteen book series Minion was published in 2004. The story tells the story of Damali Richards who is a spoken word artist by day and come nightfall, she hunts vampires and demons-predators that people tend to dismiss as myth or fantasy.
The legacy of this series is still being made through authors like Kai Leakes and Steven Van Patten. This series is the future of Black sci-fi and Sci-fi in general, and includes a multicultural set of characters much different from the True Blood and Twilight vampire series.