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Home of National Bestselling Author and Artist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, May 17, 2010

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Ann Rudolph

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                                               Author GLORIA MALLETTE

                               2010  Winner National Indie Excellence Awards

                                                                    SASSY

                                                                May 22, 2009

 

             National Best-Selling Author GLORIA MALLETTE, the 2007 National Best Book Award Winner and the 2008 Indie Excellence Award Winner in African American Fiction for Living, Breathing Lies is back with an edge-of-the-seat suspense—SASSY.

             SASSY is the 2010 Winner of the National Indie Excellence Awards and the Award Finalist in The 2009 National Best Books Awards in African American Fiction.

             Fans of Mallette’s powerful dramas are once again set to get caught up in her realistic portrayal of her characters’ lives. The murder of  two women in New York City has Detective Frank Keifer looking for a vicious killer while Sassy Davenport, a popular romance novelist, has finally met the man of her dreams.

             When architect Norris Yoshito, on a whim, steps off the street into one of Sassy’s book signings, he is instantly smitten and Sassy is curiously intrigued. A passionate relationship develops but when Sassy’s life is threatened by a man who looks uncannily like Norris, she is thrust into a world of uncertainty and doubt. While key people associated with Norris are brutally murdered, Sassy hides away in Norris’s Blue Mountain home not knowing if she is truly safe. Norris appears to have two personalities—one is that of a violent man, the other a man of great compassion who helps Sassy with her cousin who is dying of AIDS. Unwittingly, Sassy finds herself caught up in a nightmare of deception and danger where romance takes a back seat and the real world of murder thrust her into a desperate fight for her life.

              In 2000, Mallette self-published her second novel, Shades of Jade; sold 13,000 copies and was picked up by Random House. With the 2007 release of Living, Breathing Lies, Mallette returned to the self-publishing arena determined to continue writing the stories she is passionate about. Mallette has made several bestseller’s lists and has been profiled in USA Today, the New York Daily News, Today’s Black Woman, UpScale Magazine, and The Pocono Record.

             Publisher’s Weekly has said, “Mallette's great strength is her willingness to reveal the weaknesses and occasional petty vindictiveness of all her protagonists.” and “Mallette's balanced perspective and well-rounded characters will keep fans riveted.” For more about Gloria Mallette, visit www.gloriamallette.com.

 

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

SASSY    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..  .       ISBN:  978-0-9678789-3-5 

Distributors:  Baker & Taylor Books, A & B Books

GLORIA MALLETTE

BIOGRAPHY

 

             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 had 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 AnnCRudolph@aol.com or her agent, Arnold Mallette at Amlearn2@aol.com.

Gloria Mallette

Never let anyone tell you that you can’t.

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