Love Is Never Painless: Three Novellas (Paperback)

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Love Is Never Painless: Three Novellas (Paperback)


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Three prolific authors bring truth to the title of this heart-wrenching book, Love Is Never Painless, with a collection of novellas that explores the deeper side of love—the side rarely explored in love stories.

In Eileen M. Johnson's "How the Other Half Lives," longtime friends Jamellah and Fernecia are having trouble with the men in their lives. And as their worlds seem to crumble, they must count on their friendship to keep it together.

In "Love Is 2 Blame," by V. Anthony Rivers, Malcolm is devastated after his two-year relationship with Shaylisa ends. And trying to move on will not be easy—but the lovely Zahara may be the perfect woman to show Malcolm what true love is all about.

In Zane's "Staring Evil in the Face," Robier has everything: a successful career, beautiful children, and the woman of his dreams. Robier has loved Tiphanie since college and keeping his marital vows to love his family unconditionally has always been easy—until Tiphanie is involved in a horrible car accident that changes the entire course of their lives.

From nervous breakdowns to drug addiction, in Love Is Never Painless, Zane, Johnson, and Rivers have penned powerful stories that will have readers talking and bring a new perspective to their own relationships.
Zane is the New York Times bestselling author of AfterburnThe Heat SeekersDear G-SpotGettin’ Buck WildThe Hot BoxTotal Eclipse of the HeartNervousSkyscraperLove is Never PainlessShame on It All, and The Sisters of APF; the ebook short stories “I’ll be Home for Christmas” and “Everything Fades Away”; and editor for the Flava anthology series, including Z-Rated and Busy Bodies. Her TV series, Zane’s Sex Chronicles, and The Jump Off are featured on Cinemax, and her bestselling novel Addicted is a major motion picture with Lionsgate Films. She is the publisher of Strebor Books, an imprint of Atria Books/Simon & Schuster. Visit her online at

Eilen M. Johnson resides in Louisiana and is also a contributor to Zane's

V. Anthony Rivers is the author of Daughter by Spirit, Everybody Got Issues, and My Life Is All I Have. He is a contributor to Zane's Love Is Never Painless.

Product Details ISBN: 9781416543701
ISBN-10: 1416543708
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: September 18th, 2007
Pages: 288
Language: English
"Arguably not since . . . Nancy Friday has American letters produced a purveyor of erotica with such mass-market appeal." -- The New York Times

"A legend among her fellow authors." -- Today's Black Woman

"Zane has transformed her erotic tales into a cult of personality conglomerate that would make NBA superstars jealous." -- Uptown magazine