From the moment Celeste Dawson was born, her big sister, Katrina, had it in for her; and as much as Celeste yearned for Katrina’s love, the sibling rivalry only got worse. For Celeste, the ultimate betrayal came when she was seventeen, and Katrina seduced her boyfriend. That was the day Celeste gave up trying for any kind of friendship with her sister. Now the two are grown, married, and leading separate lives. Until tragedy strikes.
When her husband is found murdered in a seedy motel room in a very compromising position, Celeste is devastated. Rather than comfort her, Katrina is more than happy to suggest that Celeste wasn’t properly "taking care of" her man. But the tables soon turn as Katrina’s husband falls into a coma from an illness no one knew he had. And that’s not the only surprise; Katrina is shocked to learn that her husband was living a life she knew nothing about that will turn her world upside down. Oblivous as ever, Celeste’s parents want her to help Katrina fight back—even as she’s looking for her own husband’s killer.
Blindsided as she is by grief, Celeste can’t help wondering: now that she and Katrina are finally on the same side of pain—will blood finally become thicker than a history of jealousy and deceit?
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About the Author
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.
Gloria Mallette was a life long Brooklyn, New York resident, but she now call the mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania home.
For more about Gloria Mallette, visit www.GloriaMallette.com or contact her publicist, Ann C. Rudolph at or her agent, Arnold Mallette at .