#WritingWithPurpose: Sweet Revenge: A Novel by Sage
Sweet Revenge: A Novel by Sage
A high profile murder sets Raven on a wild goose chase to find the killer.
Her boss is pressuring her to handle the case and he is personally involving himself. Raven must be careful; as she chases the next criminal, someone is chasing her.
She hasn’t forgotten about her estranged husband. He is the love of her life, only problem…he wants her dead, or does he?
The wealthy son of a local socialite and businessman are adding to Raven’s headache. He is demanding answers that Raven does not have. When the case heats up, Raven may end up burned.
Raymond is back with an ax to grind. He has enacted a plan to take down those who damaged his reputation, stole his money and ruined his life. Will he succeed?
Everyone is out for revenge….but as the saying goes, Revenge is a dish best served fast and cold!
Meet the Characters
Detective Raven Carter – Raven is the daughter of Detective Kelsey from Assumptions Abound. She is a tall, long sultry blonde hair and bright blue eyes, she is mixed with African-American and Caucasian and a sight to behold.
Raymond Thomas - Raymond Thomas is back again and he is ready for his revenge. A once large figure in the school system, he is now a broken man, seeking closure and solace.
Carlotta – Carlotta is back and with each book series you find out just how deep the abyss of her mind can go.
Richard Worthington – Monet Worthington father is out of prison after serving nearly 30 years. Tall, dark and handsome with aged wisdom and salt & pepper gray seasonings, he is a tantalizing sight. He has his heart set on two things, finding his children and revenge. With all the danger going on around Cold Creek County, Richard may be the most dangerous.
Joel Miles – Joel is brown-eyed handsome assassin. He is the son of Monet Worthington.
Luke Miles – Luke is the son of Lucas Miles and the former lover of Monet Worthington. He is the protégé of his father, Lucas and as handsome as he is lethal. Luke is a handsome, 5’7 muscular man. He is also a mercenary and an assassin.
Excerpt: Sweet Revenge
“Revenge, what did that word really mean?” he asked himself with a smirk on his face. The rhetorical question made him chuckle as his gaze followed the massive brick structure. It stretched across the 2 acre slightly wooded lot like a castle. This was it. He knew that there was no turning back. He had to do what he promised. If he didn’t…well he didn’t want to think about that part. It was agreed, that this was his responsibility.
He walked around the back of the mansion, tiptoeing through the beautifully manicured back lawn. He knew how he would enter the home. It was already planned. He knew the home like it was his own. He would slip inside unnoticed, do what he planned to do and then slip out unnoticed.
According to his plan he would be in and out in no time. No one would ever suspect that it was him. He climbed the steps of the wooden deck and stopped at the third step. He smiled when he noticed that the window was slightly ajar.
He knew that he was home free. He gingerly opened the window and stepped inside the mansion. All of this money and no motion detector set. Naivety was the reason why he was so successful at what he did.
The massive structure was still and quiet. He suppressed the urge to scream at the top of his lungs and wake everyone in the home. Instead, he took off his shoes and quietly padded up the winding hardwood staircase. He passed by three guest rooms, all of the doors were closed.
He breathed a sigh of relief. Everyone turned in for the night. He counted the rooms as he made his way to the largest room at the far western end of the home. The master bedroom door was closed tightly. He quietly pried at the door. Once he heard the soft click of the doorknob, he let out another sigh. His heart began beating once again. He opened the door.
The gleaming imported bamboo floors were the perfect backdrop to fluffy white rug on the floor. Two flat screen monitors hang on the wall facing the bed. He hated them. Everything was in excess. Who in the world needed two flat screen televisions in the same room? The thought alone infuriated him.
He stood there watching him sleep. How could someone like him sleep so soundly? He was a deviant. A person of low character, who stopped at nothing to make a dollar. He was about to get all that he deserved. “Well, it all ends tonight” he thought. He would soon eat the words that he so eloquently displayed on the local television channels.
He siphoned money out of his clients and treated people like pawns in a game of chess. Yet he slept so peacefully. He reached in his back pocket and pulled out the weapon. It was lovely. A silver chrome plated 9mm gun with a silencer attached. Nothing but the best.
He inhaled deeply and squeezed the trigger on the gun twice as he exhaled. The first bullet made perfect impact with his skull, he died instantly. The bullet traveled so quickly and quietly, his wife didn’t stir as her husband’s lifeless body lay next to her.
He looked at his watch as he descended the stairs. It was after midnight. He hopped in his car and prayed that no one saw him leave the apartment.
As he drove at top speed towards Pennsylvania Avenue he said a silent prayer, hoping that his plan would go on without a hitch. Only time would tell if he was successful, he thought as his red Dodge Charger made a left onto Route 4 and he drove towards his home.
Things would never be the same after tonight…
( Continued... )
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About the Author
Sage was born and raised in Huntingtown, MD. She has been married to her best friend, for over ten years and they have two amazing sons. She is also an Autism advocate and a parent of an autistic child, which inspired her to write a non-fiction book on raising a child on the Autism spectrum, The Optimistic Autistic: Our Testimony.
Sage also writes mysteries centered on characters that are close to the heart. She has vowed to produce books that encourage the reader to deliberately read; not just for entertainment but to read with the intention of solving the mystery along with the Detective.
Her belief that, “if you don’t see the books you’re searching for write them” has inspired her to write with a purpose and a passion.
Sage's author website: www.blackbirddetectiveseries.com
Check out all of the books written by Sage
The Optimistic Autistic: Our Testimony by Sage (Non-fiction)
Assumptions Abound Available on Amazon:
Seeking Truth Available on Amazon:
Sweet Revenge Available on Amazon:
The Butterfly Available on Amazon:
Lost and Turned Upside Down on Amazon:
The Black Bird Detective Series by Sage is a bookclub favorite!
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