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An Emotional Look Through the Uncanny Eyes of a Womanizer in Gloria Mallette’s New Novel, IF THERE BE PAIN


National best selling author Gloria Mallette again uses her skills as a story teller to capture serious readers. With her eighth novel, If There Be Pain (Dafina/Kensington Publishing, 0758211597, $15.00) Ms. Mallette takes readers into the passion filled world of a selfish womanizer who needs to change his ways. Kyle is a nice guy with an insufferable addiction. This is his story and he tells it with a man’s ambivalence.

As a young boy Kyle toyed with the feelings of his playmates, he now operates on a grander scale; he toys with women’s emotions. For some reason Kyle will not commit emotionally to a relationship. He is quite generous with material things, but only shares his emotions with his sister and his grandfather. His love for his grandfather changes once the older man becomes ill.

Indifference to his grandfather and involvements with three different women are beginning to affect Kyle’s emotional balance; he knows something has to change. The change comes after his grandfather’s death. Kyle has recurring dreams about faceless women, and dreamlike visits from his grandfather’s spirit; Kyle’s grandfather is not pleased with his growth into manhood. Are the dreams trying to convey a message? Will this stubborn, willful man be ’man enough’ to listen? And can he be converted?

Praise for Gloria Mallette’s work . . .

Distant Lover
“Mallette’s balanced perspective and well-rounded characters will keep fans riveted.” —Publishers Weekly

Promises to Keep
“Solidly written, earnest suspense…well-drawn and convincing.” —Kirkus Reviews

About the Author
Gloria Mallette is the author of eight novels and has been featured in The New York Daily News, USA Today, Today’s Black Woman, and has had a novella, COME TOMORROW, featured on the website. Along with numerous reviews in national magazines and newspapers, Gloria has enjoyed numerous radio and television interviews.. She lives in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, with her husband and son, where she is hard at work on her next book. For more information, visit Gloria Mallette online at

If There Be Pain by Gloria Mallette on sale nationwide wherever books are sold – December 1, 2006!

If There Be Pain
by Gloria Mallette
Dafina/Kensington Publishing
Fiction: $15.00 US; ISBN: 0758211597


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