Spotlight & Author Interview: Grace Under Siege + Giveaway

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Book Title:  Grace Under Siege: Not a Love Story by René Voland
Category: Adult Fiction 18+,  286 pages
Genre: Psychological Fiction, Psychological Thriller
Publisher:  Solomon’ s Books Press
Release date:  April 2021
Content Rating:  Rated G. It has no explicit sex scenes, religious expletives or bad language


Book Description:

​Grace, a newlywed in her 30’s, discovers that her new life isn’t exactly what she expected. Her husband Narcissus is a handsome, former special agent whose puzzling behavior follows a mysterious pattern. Despite Grace’s best efforts, she finds it incredibly difficult to build a happy life with him. The ultimate revelation leads to a showdown with Narcissus. Grace believes the well-being of others depend on what she must reveal.

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Author Interview:

Sadie: Rene, most writers are bookworms. What books did you read during the pandemic, and which one was your favorite?

René: During the pandemic, I read about seven books and listened to two audiobooks: My Love Story by Tina Turner; Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin by David Ritz; Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump; A Higher Loyalty: Truth Lies and Leadership by James Comey; Kit Kat & Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed A City Girl’s World by Lonnie H. Dupont; Melania: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship With The First Lady by Stephanie W. Wolkoff; What Happened to You? by Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Perry and Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. I am a diehard romantic. My favorite book was My Love Story by Tina Turner.

Sadie: What’s currently on your read list?

René: Like Lions by Brian Panowich and Speeches That Changed the World

Sadie: What book is currently on your bedside?

René: A Promised Land by Barack Obama. My daughter and her husband gave it to me for Christmas. I keep it there and read it when I have time. If anyone is interested in becoming president or a successful politician, it could be an excellent introduction to politics. President Barack is a scholar. This is a book you take your time reading.

Sadie: What was your favorite book as a kid? Why?

René: There are several memorable childhood books. However, my favorite is the Cinderella story. I liked it because it illustrated how you could start at the bottom, defy all odds, and rise to the top.

Sadie: How many books are in your book collection?

Rene: Through the years, I’ve collected more than 300 books of different genres.

Sadie: What is your favorite quote and one by which you live?

René: “When we treat a man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Sadie: What is your favorite book as an adult? Why is it your favorite?

Rene: My favorite book of all time is The Babylon Sisters by Pearl Cleage. I enjoyed her poignant story about human trafficking. I also got the opportunity to meet Ms. Cleage and was given an autographed copy. Her words encouraged me: “Sister writer, tell our stories.” And I did.

Sadie: Thank you for the interview Rene and good luck with your new novel.

Meet the Author:

René is an author, playwright, poet and publisher/editor. She is a seasoned business owner, private coach and ministerial leader. Grace Under Siege is her debut novel. She and her spouse live in Georgia. She is a graduate of Georgia State University.

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Tour Schedule:

Sep 27 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway

Sep 27 – Rockin’ Book Tours – book review / guest pot / giveaway
Sep 28 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 28 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 28 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 29 –Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight
Oct 1 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 4 – Kam’s Place – book review
Oct 4 – I’m Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 5 – Laura’s Interests – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 6 – Leels Loves Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 7 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 12 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Oct 13 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
​Oct 14 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 15 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 15 – Sadie’s Spotlight – spotlight / giveaway

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Book Blitz: Witness Protection, by Paris Morgan


Title: Witness Protection
Author: Paris Morgan
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Domestic Violence
Cover Designer: Cat Cover Designs
Editor: Rebel Edits
Publication Date: July 18th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


When people say to kill them with kindness, I don’t think they mean literally…

Witness to one murder in New York, I’d been relocated to Texas of all places. As I try to settle into a routine, I’m confronted with danger yet again when my friend is assaulted and her daughter needs be protected. The cops aren’t on our side and running away isn’t an option.

How can we stay alive when all of the secrets and lies threaten to overwhelm us? 

Paris Morgan writes a gripping psychological thriller that will have you racing towards the last page only to realize nothing is as it seems. Witness Protection is the first book in the Secrets and Lies series where each book dishes up a spine-tingling twist that you won’t see coming.

Paris’ passion for finding justice for victims came from working with several organizations that help those in need. Gaining knowledge from a police ride-along and her criminal justice class while in college, it brings an authentic flavor to her characters in her Psychological Thrillers and Suspense Novels. When she isn’t trying to figure out way to save her characters from serial killers, she enjoys watching t.v. shows and reading from her TBR list.

She also writes spicy, steamy romances under the name Pepper Paris while fighting zombies under the penname Alathia Morgan.

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Book Blitz: The Darkness, by Robbi Sommers Bryant

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The Darkness
by Robbi Sommers Bryant
Thriller, Psychological Thriller

Published: February 2021

Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing

Enter the mind of a serial killer . . . and lock your doors.

Edward Olson presents himself as the all-American guy. His stunning looks, captivating blue eyes, and charisma make it easy to meet women. But Edward has a dark secret—behind his charming smile, a vicious serial killer lies in wait.

Edward is driven to kill by an entity he calls The Darkness. Believing this creature is the evil that possesses him, he struggles to rid himself of the creature he thinks has stolen his soul.

Nurse Cate Derry, Edward’s naïve girlfriend, is the newest member of the hospital’s critical care unit, with secrets of her own. Her rocky relationship with Edward and her connection to a detective on the case plunge all three into a downward spiral to a world where no one is safe.

The Darkness is a harrowing journey into the depths of evil and the battle to overcome it.

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About the Author

Robbi Sommers Bryant’s award-winning books include a novella, 6 novels, 5 short-story collections, and 1 book of poetry. Her work has been published in magazines including Readers Digest, Redbook, Penthouse, college textbooks, and many anthologies. As editor-in-chief of the Redwood Writers 2018 anthology, she supervised the creation and publication of Redemption: Stories From the Edge. Robbi’s work was also optioned twice for television’s Movie of the Week, and she appeared on TV’s Jane Whitney Show to discuss her article, “A Victim’s Revenge.”

Robbi is past president of Redwood Writers, the largest branch of the California Writers Club. Besides writing, her professional focus is developmental editing, content editing, copy editing, and proofreading. She is also a professional writing coach. Find out more at

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