Absolution is the story of four friends, three women, and Beau, a homosexual male. The four call themselves Cohorts and they live in an apartment that they lovingly refer to as the Cohort Quarters. The Cohorts believe their friendship is near perfect, until things start happening...Ronni, a hottie female Cohort, (5'4, light-skinned, with short wavy hair and skin-tight clothing) believes no man can resist her. So she betrays Beau her homosexual male Cohort, by sleeping with his man. (You got it, with Mr. Vanilla in the picture.) Scandalous! Beau finds out, destroys Ronni's property, and he and she fight. Beau has to leave, and the Cohorts are forced to choose sides. Then it becomes known that Ronni the betrayer is terminally ill. She shuns her Cohorts. They're unaware however, that she's attempting to shield them-- from the pain they'll experience should they find out. However, it seems they just might learn of her misfortune.
Having the uncanny ability to draw a reader in and captivate from any point in a story, author April Alisa Marquette, a native New Yorker, was delighted with the Creative Writing and Literature electives offered in college. Once a successful tutor for young people whom others had given up on; she is committed to the craft of writing. It is her endeavor to create beautifully detailed sagas that depict smart, sexy, multi-cultural characters and those who both love and despise them.
Also the editor of a weekly column on Ethnic Beauty, she writes fiction as well as non-fiction and enjoys readers' comments about her characters.