American Vampire

Front Cover
MIRA, Mar 1, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
3 Reviews

Buried in the Heartland is a town that no one enters or leaves. Graf McDonald somehow becomes its first visitor in more than five years…and he was only looking for a good party. Unfortunately, Penance, Ohio, is not that place. And after having been isolated for so long, they do not like strangers at all.

Jessa's the only one to even remotely trust him, and she's desperate for the kind of protection that only a vampire like Graf can provide. Supplies are low, the locals are ornery for a sacrifice and there's a monster more powerful than Graf lurking in the woods. New men are hard to come by in this lonesome town, and this handsome stranger might be Jessa's only hope for salvation.

Even if she has to die first…


What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

I actually enjoyed this book very well. The action, romance and comedy blended in very well. There should be a sequel to this book but it should be about what adventures lay ahead for Graf and Jessa (who is now a vampire) after leaving Penance. And also, I think it would nice to see this be made into a movie. The book got me hooked so the movie should be able to do the same thing. It's like when the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter came out. Book got me hooked. Then the movie came out and thought the movie was fantastic.  

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Dark & gritty, not the typical vampire novel out today. A frightening look at how dangerous a closed minded society can be. Graf MacDonald is a metro vampire, he dresses well and likes the city life. He is also rude, arrogant, uncaring, judgmental and easily irritated. He is traveling when he is caught in some kind of nightmare, being trapped in a town of simple country folk. A great beast keeps them afraid and separate from the rest of the world. He must hide what he is and deal with the drama around him while trying to escape. He asks "Does it rain white trash in this town ?" He stays with a young women, with enough drama in her life for a soap opera, She is untrusting and her past haunts her, Graf is not welcome. He has to fight with everything he has to stay alive with little hope of escape. Things get really ugly with the town folk. 

Selected pages


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 12
Section 13
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19

Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 20

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Jennifer Armintrout is the bestselling author of the Blood Ties series. She resides in West Michigan with her husband and children.

Bibliographic information