Kiernan Kelly, author of the In Bear Country books, writes:
Daniel is a young man to whom life has dealt a poor hand. His mother died when he was young, his father is cold and distant, caring only for his "new" family. Adding to his stress is the recent self-revelation that Daniel might be gay. When he comes out to his father, things at home deteriorate, culminating in Daniel destroying his father's prized automobile, and his subsequent eviction from home.
His friends are useless, and he quickly begins a downward spiral into self-destructive behavior. Teetering on the brink, he finds salvation in the hands of a most unlikely creature -- a vampire named Roderick, who himself has problems, most tied to his sire, DeVante, and DeVante's creator, Katarina.
Sheri Johnson has created a dark world of the vampire, creatures plagued by the all-too human emotions of love, jealousy, and hate. Johnson's vampires are predators, make no mistake, but they are also intensely interesting characters, every bit as flawed and battered as those they prey upon. They struggle with choices just as the rest of us do, finding life as joyous, painful, and confusing as the rest of us.
By turns compassionate and coldly lethal, Johnson's vampires are breathtaking, and DeVante's Children, a fascinating read!
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Causes SM Johnson Supports
FAIR Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood