If There Be Pain [NOOK Book]

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Kyle Lawson is a man living his wildest dreams and confronting his worst nightmares.
Kyle has everything--a beautiful house in Brooklyn, a successful business, and more women than most men encounter in a lifetime. Yet marriage is nowhere on his horizon, despite pressure from his mother and several of his girlfriends. But just when Kyle thinks things couldn't get any better, ...
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If There Be Pain

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Overview

Kyle Lawson is a man living his wildest dreams and confronting his worst nightmares.
Kyle has everything--a beautiful house in Brooklyn, a successful business, and more women than most men encounter in a lifetime. Yet marriage is nowhere on his horizon, despite pressure from his mother and several of his girlfriends. But just when Kyle thinks things couldn't get any better, his life takes a turn for the worse--a whole lot worse.


After the death of his Native American grandfather, Kyle begins experiencing terrifying dreams that leave him in both physical and mental pain. As if the dreams--or nightmares--weren't bad enough, his mother is pressuring him to stop screwing around; his gay sister wants him to impregnate her life partner; and several of his lovers decide he's the ideal catch.


Desperate to regain control of his life, Kyle seeks the advice of a tarot reader who warns Kyle that one of his lovers is destined to take his life. Kyle thinks severing all ties with his women will end his problems, but he quickly learns life is not that simple. If he wants to live, he has to get himself together---in the real world and in the world of his nightmarish dreams---or die trying.
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Editorial Reviews

Cheryl Robinson
"If There be Pain serves as a wake-up call and a reality check for men and women who use the opposite sex for personal gains. Mallette takes us on a nightmarish tale that startles the reader into reality!"
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"If There Be Pain is a fabulous read. This compelling story is gripping and provokes deep reflection."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012571120
  • Publisher: Gemini Press
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 941,007
  • File size: 214 KB

Meet the Author

Author Gloria Mallette, a Finalist in the 2009 and a Winner in the 2007 National Best Books Awards in African American Fiction; and a Winner in the 2010 and 2008 National Indie Excellence Awards in African American Fiction was first published in 1995 by Holloway House with the title WHEN WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE while she was employed part-time as a Federal Perkins Loan Coordinator at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. However, by 2000, with five manuscripts and several rejection letters from major publishing houses in her file cabinet, with a nudge from her husband, Gloria stepped timidly out onto the self-publishing track.

In April of 2000, Gloria self-published SHADES OF JADE and by August had sold 13,000 copies when Random House came calling. SHADES OF JADE was re-published in June of 2001 and has since made several best sellers lists, including Black Board, Essence Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post/Washington is Also Reading listing and Upscale Magazine.

Gloria has been featured in ToDay’s Black Woman (2003, 2007), The New York Daily News (2000), USA Today ( 2001), The Pocono Record (2006, 2007), and has a novella, COME TOMORROW, featured on the USAToday.com website.

To date, Gloria has ten titles: SASSY, LIVING, BREATHING LIES, IF THERE BE PAIN, WHAT’S DONE IN THE DARK, DISTANT LOVER, THE HONEY WELL, PROMISES TO KEEP, WEEPING WILLOWS DANCE, SHADES OF JADE and WHEN WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE.

Spring of 2010 marked a new beginning for Gloria. She realized her lifelong dream of becoming an artist. She now paints in acrylics in addition to continuing to write.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2007

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    I enjoy this author's style in many ways. I find her books an easy read with unpredicted twists and turns. I like not knowing what angle the next book will be until you start to read it. I love books and have read many. Yet, this was first time that I read a book in which the main character was so unbelievably unlikable. As a result, I didn't enjoy this book. There's a reason stories aren't usually told from such an angle and clearly the lack of interest is evident. I did find the exploration in the spirtual relm with the dreams and tarot reading intriguing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2007

    You must read this book!!!!!

    Gloria Mallette does it again. I thouroughly enjoyed this book and the references to Native American history of the protagonist. I felt like I knew Kyle, because I dated a man just like him for 3 years, so the story resonated with me. I loved this book and can't wait for her next one, I have read all 8 of her books.

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