A young girl in the mountain region of North Carolina is repeatedly abused until she ends up pregnant. The abuser cannot risk his wife finding out and plans to kill the baby. The young mother pleads to save her baby’s life and promises to get rid of it, assuring him that no one will ever know.
She goes out early in the morning and anonymously leaves the baby on the porch of a rural orphanage called Hampton House. She thinks she’s done the best thing she can do for her child. He’s alive and will be taken care of.
Thus begins the life of Lance Jackson. Raised with seven other kids and loved by no one. Consumed with feelings of worthlessness and abandonment. The more he is abused by his foster mother, the colder and angrier he becomes. At a young age he is told that he has a dark heart.
As a teenager, he is mentored by his boss, who introduces him to drugs, alcohol, pornography and racism. He doesn’t learn about love and doesn’t know what love is. His customers teach him about sex and how to please a woman.
At the age of 18, Lance runs away, leaving the orphanage behind. He travels west in search of happiness and a life of his own making. where he can put to use all that he has learned.
This is were the killing begins.
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After retiring from her career as a phlebotomist, Joy decided to pursue her passion for writing. She lives in Kentucky. She’s the mother of three and the grandmother of seven. Joy has penned eight fiction novels.