Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Author of the popular Novel Angelica's Revenge has her first Book Signing

Is LOVE a solution to the Brown/Black Gang Warfare?

Knowledge Power Books is proud to announce the release of Angelica's Revenge. Fashion Designer Houstina Summers, is not only creating style but she is creating solutions to gang violence in her first novel, Angelica's Revenge. Summers penned her novel in five months after receiving a vision to help our youth from falling victim to senseless killings due to African American and Hispanic gang violence.

A Book Signing with the author will be held on
Friday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at
Taylr'z Joynt Boutique
13549 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, California 91423
(818) 907-7818

Angelica's Revenge is a romantic thriller introducing two characters, an African American male, Trayvon and a Hispanic male, Mario, who are members of two rival gangs. There is nothing new about racial conflict between African Americans and Hispanics in Los Angeles. This long-term warfare can be traced back to the early 90's or earlier. Trayvon's jealous rage elevates the hatred with Mario when Trayvon murders Manny, Mario's twin brother. Revenge fuels Mario's hatred and he takes the lives of Trayvon's parents, which creates destruction within the community. Rosanna, Mario's grandmother is tired of the senseless killing in their community. Does this sound familiar with what's currently happening in the local communities of Southern California? The thought of losing her only grandchild is unimaginable. It has to STOP. She believes in prayer and she asked God for an Angel. Her plea for mercy came in the form of a woman, Trayvon's sister, Josie. Josie brought comfort to Mario's dying grandmother and captivated her heart, but can love conquer the hate in Mario's heart?

Gang violence amongst African Americans and Hispanics daily plagues and pierces communities, homes, neighborhoods, schools and prisons. According to the Los Angeles Police Department's latest crime statistics, Los Angeles is home to more than 400 gangs with more than 39,000 documented members. The department believes with gang intervention programs, gang-related crimes dropped 11.2 percent in 2009 compared to the previous year, and gang related homicides dropped 15.6%. Summers believes one life lost to gang violence is far too many.

Does LOVE CONQUER ALL? Some might say it's just in theory only, not really true, but the question is in many tests in Angelica's Revenge. Will an inter-racial love relationship between African American and Hispanic gang members solve the problem or add fire to flames?

About the Author:
Summers lives in the San Fernando Valley, north of Los Angeles, California. She is a graphic designer, fashion designer and a California University at Northridge graduate. A creative entrepreneur, Summers' clother line, Cowgirl Heaven graced the runways during the recent Los Angeles Fashion Week. She has designed clothes for celebrities like Meagan Good and others. She is also the cover designer of her first novel, Angelica's Revenge. This multi-talented artist has always used her gifts to encourage and inspire others.

About Knowledge Power Books

Knowledge Power Books is a division of Knowledge Power Communications, Inc., a publisher dedicated to providing books, educational materials and information that emphasize positive actions in order to inspire and motivate children, young adults and adults to be a productive force in society. For more information about Knowledge Power Books, visit our website at
Angelica's Revenge
By Houstina Summers
Publication Date: September 8, 2010
Trade Paperback; Price: $14.99; Pages: 150
ISBN: 978-0-9818790-7-9

To request a complimentary review copy, to schedule an interview with the author or for more information, contact Gena Clayton at 661-513-0308 or
661-264-8105. The book will be available for purchase at the Book Signing on Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. or visit

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