River’s Heart

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Ann is a vampire. She has been thirteen ever since the period when her people, a Native American tribe of the Upper Mississippi, were brutally wiped off the planet by white settlers in the dawning years of the nineteenth century.

Ann learns how profound her appreciation is for her old adoptive Native family when she falls in with a new foster one in the form of the Yardies, a brood headed by WASP patriarch Nathan, who loves Christ almost as much as he hates gays.

Ann battles her monumental Rage by surviving on the lifeblood of child molesters she lures from internet chat rooms to secluded locations in the lily-white suburbs. She navigates the strained environment of the Yardie’s palatial McMansion while trying to survive her teenage crush on the Yardie’s sweet golden-boy son, Tyler.

On the surface, she’s an ideal student trying not to make waves in a middle school bought and paid for by the families of bullies. Underneath, she is conflicted, sorrowful vampire capable of nearly genocidal anger. Can she keep her Rage in check as the Yardie family disintegrates under the massive weight of its own hypocrisy?

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