Shades of Jade

Shades of Jade

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by Gloria Mallette
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012215444
Publisher:
Gemini Press
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
220,479
File size:
0 MB

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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