Shades of Jade [NOOK Book]

Overview

Marissa had been warned, "...one of these days you're gonna mess with the wrong woman's husband."
Marissa didn't heed that warning; she continued seeing Louis, Wayne, Terrence, and Eric. All were married, all gave her everything she wanted. Their being married wasn't Marissa's concern; she wasn't the one who vowed to be true. If their wives were doing what they were supposed to, their husbands wouldn't be knocking at her door. After she got what she wanted from each of her ...
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Overview

Marissa had been warned, "...one of these days you're gonna mess with the wrong woman's husband."
Marissa didn't heed that warning; she continued seeing Louis, Wayne, Terrence, and Eric. All were married, all gave her everything she wanted. Their being married wasn't Marissa's concern; she wasn't the one who vowed to be true. If their wives were doing what they were supposed to, their husbands wouldn't be knocking at her door. After she got what she wanted from each of her lovers, Marissa was only too glad to close the door behind them and send them on their way. Life was good. But now, someone is stalking her, someone wants her dead. Whose wife is it? Be prepared to not put this suspenseful book down until the very last word.
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Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post
"Part love story, part mystery novel--complete with a surprising plot twist and a lift lesson learned...clever and suspenseful."
AALBC .com - Thumper AALBC
"All hail the new quees of mystery/suspense,Gloria Mallette. Mallette has written the best, THE BEST, mystery/suspense novel that I have read in years."
Today's Black Woman
"A Juicy, captivating read."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012215444
  • Publisher: Gemini Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 322,537
  • File size: 183 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.

For more about Gloria Mallette, visit www.GloriaMallette.com.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Very good Read

    I love this book and my nook!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    *****

    This book was a good read. Of course the ending had a twist but it was definitely one i didnt see coming. I thought the author did a great job expressing herself as if we were there ourselves. I recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Wow...what a twist!

    This book is excellent! I figured it was a twist in the end but I didnt see that coming. This book was filled with drama, romance, and mystery! I would recommend this book and I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.
    ~Nook Readers~Monique J.S

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

    A must read

    Have read it twice each time is better than the first.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Absolutely love Mallette's Work

    This book was totally amazing. I could not put my Nook down to save my life. She has a way with words that makes me feel like I am one of the main characters. Keep writing girl!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2006

    You won't be able to put it down!!!!

    This book takes you on an intriguing and suspenseful ride. The ending will blow you away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2006

    Fantastic!!!!!

    This book is fantastic. It pulls you in with the choice of words Gloria uses. It also make you want to read on even if you had in mind to only read one more chapter. This book inspired me to writte romance stories of my own. Fantastic Job Gloria!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2005

    excellent book

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. THINK IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE READ IN A LONG TIME. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE. IT'S VERY EXCITING. YOU WILL BE AT THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT, NOT WANTING TO PUT THIS BOOK DOWN UNTIL YOU FINISH.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2005

    extraordinary

    dont like the cover fool you, this book was great i was glued from beginning to end. pleaseeee read it and feel me on this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2005

    I Beg to Differ

    i thought this book was pretty good.... it never seemed boring.... there's so much suspense that it makes you want to read more.... i would have to beg to differ from the other readers..... but i must say the ending was something i was not expecting!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2005

    Just Okay

    This book was good until it got to the end. I couldn't wait to find out who was trying to kill Marissa. The ending was disappointing to say the least. The story does have a lesson and will make you think twice before you start to mess with somebody's man. This book is okay to read but you should borrow it. Don't spend your money buying it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2004

    i dont know what the others read

    but i bought this book based on the ratings it recieved, no! it was not good. i took me 2 weeks to read this skinny book. its boring. and you want to skip words and paragraph. i do not recommend this one. NO Way!!this may have been worse than bling

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2004

    Similar to a Lifetime Movie!

    This is a pretty suspenseful book that starts right away. It is a book that you want to finish just to find out WHO!. It is SHOCKING! It is also a self awareness book that teaches woman that no one should deal with a married man (whatever the reason). It is morally wrong and there are consequences. The book has times in it that seem just to good to be true. I recommend for reading not to purchase.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2004

    eh....

    This was a good book up to the end. the ending was a complete surprise. It kind of messed up the whole story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2004

    Wow...

    Wow, this book was too good to put down! Some parts of the book scared the hell out of me because it was so realistic. I mean this can happen to anyone if they are in it for themselves and don't really care who they hurt. Read this and trust me you will think twice before messing with someone else's man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2004

    I enjoyed it

    This book kept me on the edge of my seat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2004

    One of the Best!!!!!!!!

    This book was amazing. I was on the edge of my seat. The ending was so unexpected.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2003

    Twisted End

    This book was okay. The very twisted end made the overall reading of the book a pretty enjoyable experience. If you like dramatic and crazy stories then this book would be for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2003

    Great!!!!!!

    I Just love Gloria Mallette, she is a wonderful writer. This is a must read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2003

    Ladies must read this first

    This book was really good and let the skeletons out of the closet. This book told the story of a single woman fooling around with married men and thought she was happy, until she messed with the wrong man and paid the price. This book let people know the reason why women get involved with married men. I would recommend someone reading this book.

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