Shades of Jade by Gloria Mallette
A Novel (Strivers Row)

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Shades of Jade, a National Best Seller, made the Essence Best Seller List, The Black Board Best Seller List, The Dallas Morning News Best Seller List, and the Washington Post best sellers list.

Marissa is a woman firmly in command of her life. Marissa is smart, ambitious, beautiful, a successful businesswoman, and she's single. Why subject herself to the daily maintenance of a long-term relationship when married men wine and dine her, provide physical pleasure and give her the attention she needs with no strings attached? Marissa is dating four married men concurrently despite her friends and family warning her that sooner or later she was going to run into trouble with someone's wife.

When Marissa starts receiving threatening phone calls, it seems that someone is indeed out to make her pay; possibly with her life. Someone begins stalking Marissa; who it is she has no idea and no one seems able to protect her as the threats escalate to violence except Levi, a single man who gets his hands dirty for a living.

Full of suspense, Shades of Jade will keep you reading and on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

"The story has a surprise ending that adds real spice to the already engaging plot." -- Lillian Lewis, Copyright © American Library Association.

"This book deserves more than five stars just for the ending......
My mouth is still opened from who the stalker was!!!!!!!!

"If you are looking for a book that you can not predict the outcome, this is it."
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About Gloria Mallette

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Gloria Mallette lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York. This is her second novel.
Published April 15, 2000 by Gemini Press. 275 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Gay pal Brandon wrings his carefully manicured hands over her pickiness and advises Marissa to stop telling Charmaine about her affairs, but she insists that her love life is her business.

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Marissa is a woman firmly in command of her life in this uneven African-American romance: smart, ambitious and beautiful, she's a successful businesswoman.

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