Frances LaFont


Mrs. LaFont




Mid 40s

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Wife of Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Married to Charles LaFont


Charles LaFont † (husband)
Aphrodite LaFont (daughter)




Gossiping, manipulating







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Frances LaFont is a human character in the House of Night Series. She was married to the late Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Charles LaFont. She and Charles have one daughter, Aphrodite LaFont, who may have been named "Beth-Rose LaFont" at birth. She lives in a wealthy "oil money" home in Tulsa. It is described to be very large with a maid's quarters from many years ago, along with a gardener and a maid that come a few times a week.


Her mom was totally gorgeous. I mean, Aphrodite was blond and perfect-looking, and her mom was an older, richly dressed, well-groomed version of her. Her sweater was obviously cashmere, and her pearls were long and real. Every time she gestured with her hands the gihugic pear-shaped diamond on her ring finger flashed a light as cold and beautiful as her voice.
Betrayed. Page 18.
In the middle of the parking lot--surrounded by dazed locals, and a gaggle of Benedictine nuns who were herding her from her headlong run from the front gates of the school--was a tall blond woman having an absolute meltdown. She was wearing meticulously tailored black slacks; a light blue, skintight cashmere sweater; and a think strand of expensive-looking pearls. Her hair had come loose from a rich lady updo, and blond wisps were sticking out from her head like she'd been electrocuted. Even though the nuns had managed to get her to stop running in circles, she was shrieking and flailing her arms like a crazy person.
Revealed. Page 31.


Frances is a very cold and calculating person. She is very manipulative to her friends, others, and her own husband and daughter. She is always yelling at Aphrodite about how she is not good enough and is always disappointing to her and Charles. In general, Frances is just a mean, cunning woman. Although she can seem unloving, in Revealed, she is very devastated when her husband, Charles LaFont, is killed by Neferet. Also in Revealed, she declared Aphrodite "as dead to me as is your father."

In the Books


Frances LaFont is informally introduced when Zoey Redbird witnesses a conversation between Frances, Charles LaFont, and Aphrodite LaFont in a garden at the Tulsa House of Night in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


"Spinning a decent slant on the fact that you're here instead of on the East Coast preparing for Harvard was difficult enough, but we consoled ourselves with the fact that vampyres can attain money and power and success, and we expected you to excel in this"--she paused and grimaced distastefully--"rather unusual venue. And now we hear that you're no longer lead of the Dark Daughters and have been ejected from High Priestess training, which makes you no different than any of the other riffraff at this wretched school." Aphrodite's mother hesitated, as id she needed to calm herself before continuing. When she spoke again I had to strain to hear her hissing whisper. "Your behavior is unacceptable."
— Frances LaFont to Aphrodite LaFont in Betrayed. Pages 18-19.
Saying you're sorry doesn't fix anything.
— Frances LaFont to Aphrodite LaFont in Betrayed. Page 19.
Don't you ever say someone deserves something more than you. You're my daughter, and you will always deserve the best.
— Frances LaFont to Aphrodite LaFont in Betrayed. Page 20.
Don't be stupid. If there was such thing as a goddess, why would she grant you powers? You're just a ridiculous child, ad one who is prone to making mistakes, as this last little escapade of yours has once again proven. So be smart for a change, Aphrodite. Use your visions to gain favor back, but act humble about it. You have to make Neferet believe that you're sorry.
— Frances LaFont to Aphrodite LaFont in Betrayed. Page 22.
Then I wish I'd never given birth to you. Don't ever call me your mother again. Don't ever speak to me again. I deny your existence completely. You are as dead to me as is your father.
— Frances LaFont to Aphrodite LaFont in Revealed. Page 41.
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