THE GRAFFITI EFFECT
A Marco Graf Novel
Copyright © 2018 by Perri Forrest
Chic Lioness Publishing, LLC
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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales, is entirely coincidental.
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To my sister. I love you. So much. You just don’t even know. You’re my balance and always have been, whether you know it or not. That Leo / Gemini energy is amazing!
You were diagnosed, you fuckin’ fought, and you kicked cancer dead in the ass . . . in the course of ONE YEAR! You braved your storm with grace. Through the thunder and the lightning, then emerged with more sunshine than before. My soul breathed the day you told me the good news. You’re not only a survivor, you’re the fucking epitome of strength. I love you, girl. #PhemPhotog! Yes, baby! Capture the world that so many take for granted!
Thanking God, first and foremost for the “gift”. Although it came with a thousand voices taking up residence inside my head, I gladly welcome it, and wouldn’t trade it for anything . . . not nothing!
My kid, who’s not a kid anymore . . . but who will always be my baby! So proud. So honored. Soooo gonna keep doing all I can to be the best mom I can be, to the best son a Mama can have! You’re my pride, my joy, the reason I was born! I love you! #ProudMarineMom! #SemperFi. Mama, thank you for those text messages that you send to me! Each of then brings tears of joy to my eyes—and always at the right times! They keep me going, motivated, and let me know I’m on the right track. I love you! And am so proud that YOU’re proud! My brother, who with his busy life of being a superstar, makes these guest appearances every now and then, dropping gems and inspiration that help in my move—upward! Thank you!
Jasmine “Jazz” Williams, thank you for coming through for me with this story! I was in a bind and you jumped right in, no questions asked! Thanks for your eye and for your input! You’re an amazing friend. This journey is not east. You gain friends along the way, you lose, who you thought were friends along the way. WE stayed / are staying the course. When my books drop, it’s like they’re yours. You celebrate reviews with me, you celebrate milestones with me . . . like they’re YOURS! That’s how you know a friend is a REAL friend. You want my success as much as you want your own. How dope is that?! Thank you for being there . . . all the time. I’m sure you know by now that you get all that right back from me.
Jacqueline Quintyne & Sherilyn Hill, thank you both for lending me your time with this story. The feedback you provided individually, and collectively, helped move the story along even more. It means the world that you trusted me enough to allow my work to infiltrate, what I’m sure are super busy lives!
My readers. I hope y’all know how much you’re appreciated. The response to The Graffiti Effect, has been beautiful and heartwarming. Y’all didn’t abandon me. You also didn’t pressure. You understood—from a distance, and continued to love and believe in me. You don’t know what it meant to me! I love you for that. I hope this book makes you feel like it was worth the wait.
As always! Playhouse chicks! Y’all are sooo frikken bomb! Y’all make the days bright. Y’all are crazy, but that’s why we go so well! I pre’ciate ya! And you know this, maaaan! We laugh, we talk shit, we talk shop. The circle is the best, ever. Thanks for loving me and all my crazy!
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