Beautiful Vengeance: Every Murder Has a Purpose
By Perri Forrest & Jasmine Williams
Published by: Chic Lioness Publishing
Publication Date: August 10, 2016
Genres: African American Fiction, Romance, Suspense, Crime Fiction, Urban Fiction
Amazon Purchase Link: https://amzn.com/B01J01MBKG
“In a day and age where acts of senseless violence are committed at an alarming rate, the only thing more frightening is the grave injustice on behalf of murdered victims as their killers continue to walk the streets. This lack of justice has created an atmosphere of despair which leads to resentment by those affected the most, to the point where they harbor a burning desire to take matters into their own hands. An eye for an eye, if you will.
Talented authors Perri Forrest and Jasmine Williams capture that revengeful spirit in “Beautiful Vengeance” as they take readers on an emotional journey in the dangerous West Oakland streets where innocent lives continue to be tragically affected by cops, gangs and the ones we trust the most. The story begins with two sisters, Angel and Angelique Simmons, and their cousin Rikki, whom themselves mourn the loss of their mother and cousin Audrey Ellis after she was murdered years earlier in a hail of bullets. Audrey’s killer remains free.
Years later, as the nonexistence of law and order continues to build in the city, the three deeply-afflicted and wounded women begin their own movement for social change. Sometimes the families of victims are able to reach deep down inside and forgive the perpetrators for their cowardly acts. Other times, all it takes is another act of injustice before that burning desire turns into a flame. Enough is enough. There must be consequence. I consider “Beautiful Vengeance” to be a timely read in the face of all that takes place in society, today, with the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter developments.
The truth is all lives matter: In life, and death, and most importantly revenge.
I enjoyed this book. As someone who has experienced the tragic loss of innocently murdered loved ones, I understand how it feels to be impacted by their deaths far greater than many know, especially when their killers haven’t been brought to justice. To live every single day without harboring feelings of retribution in the back of your mind is a daunting task and even more disheartening when the perpetrators are knowingly and unknowingly among you.
“Beautiful Vengeance” offers a well-written, well-developed, action-packed and suspenseful thirty-eight chapters filled with strong and rounded characters that come to life and death. The general premise of the story is sometimes you must take matters or better yet, revenge, into your own hands.”
– Don Christoper, former blogger at Minus the Bars
Two Amazon bestselling fiction authors came together to pen a riveting novel about family, love, loss, and the levels of passion they can all evoke. “Beautiful Vengeance” is not your average story and is guaranteed to draw a plethora of emotions from readers.
When twenty-seven-year-old Audrey Ellis died in a hail of bullets on the streets of Oakland, it was a horrific scene for everyone who witnessed it. But none were more devastated by the tragedy than, Angel and Angelique, her two daughters and Rikki, her younger cousin, who unfortunately, had front row seats as the deadly scene played out.
They say that time heals all pain…
But sometimes this maxim is not a ‘one-size fits all’. Years later, each of the girls, now women, have full lives and have managed to get beyond the pain of their loss . . . kind of. Most people who have lived through traumatic events have trigger points. And sometimes those trigger points can cause repressed emotions to brim to the surface at the most unexpected times . . .
Rikki, Angel, and Angelique have collectively found a way of soothing their deeply inflicted wound. They want to help. So, they’ve taken matters into their own hands and where the police have failed, they have succeeded. Together, they are a force to be reckoned with as they take it upon themselves to make sure that those who commit acts of senseless violence are served justice—vigilante justice.
But the driving force behind the girls’ mission is laced with secrets and betrayal. Way too many, in fact. And before long, the many complicated layers begin to peel leaving in its wake, more questions than answers. “Beautiful Vengeance” is a whirlwind story with something for everyone, and will keep readers guessing.
About The Authors
Perri Forrest is a California-based author with more than fifteen titles to her credit. A writer who becomes one with her characters, Perri has produced numerous outstanding titles including having reached number one in Interracial Romance, as well as African American Romance on the Amazon Best Sellers list. The fan favorite novel, Captivated was an international hit debuting at number two in Women’s Fiction for three consecutive weeks on the Amazon Best Sellers list in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Having studied psychology, Perri delves into the intrinsic elements that make her characters tick. She consistently creates strong female leads weaving in the complexities of fiction and real life. This dynamic writer, who has penned stories since a preteen, ensures that each novel is mixed with insight, passion and love. Having only professionally written for just shy of three years, Perri was nominated Best Romance Author of 2015 by Urban Books, Authors, and Writers of America (UBAWA). Perri’s was also nominated for 2016 Romance Author of the Year by African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC).
An unintentional venture into blogging allowed Perri to express her raw emotion, break down her personal barriers and explore her gift of writing. Ultimately Perri’s blogs resulted in fans adoring her work and clamoring to read more. Writing quickly became her sole driving force, her goal is to nurture the minds and hearts of the readers who trust her to feed their literary appetites.
When not creating her own captivating characters, Perri can be found enjoying a good suspense thriller. She credits the work of James Patterson and Lisa Unger as being among her favorites. She also loves playing Words with Friends, which has been a constant companion while writing the bulk of her literary works.
Author Central https://www.amazon.com/Perri-Forrest/e/B00B6TH2L4
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Jasmine Williams is an author from Virginia Beach, VA. She has penned ten urban fiction novels to date, which have all made the bestsellers list. She started off writing short stories and poetry in elementary school.
It wasn’t until 2015 that she decided to write a full length novel, and she took off from there. Jasmine aspires to write in many different genres, including interracial romance and mystery/suspense novels. One day, she also hopes to be able to write for movies and television.
Aside from being an author, Jasmine is a mother of two and is in the process of getting into the publishing industry, where she can help aspiring authors bring their dreams to fruition.
Jasmine was a 2016 nominee for Best Urban Author of the Year by Urban Books, Authors, and Writers of America (UBAWA). Her biggest dream is landing on the New York Times Bestselling list.
With her work, Jasmine hopes to inspire young black women worldwide. She wants them to know that they can do anything that they put their mind to!
Author Central https://www.amazon.com/Jasmine-Williams/e/B014N5I4JQ/
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