Book Tours: Starter Day Party Sister Surrendered


I’m hosting the starter day party for the book tour for memoir “Sister Surrendered”. The tour runs from June 17 to July 17. I’ll be hosting a review on June 25. Stay tuned for the review, and in the mean time, check out the other tour stops.

Tour Schedule

June 17th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

June 19th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

June 21st: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

June 23rd: Book Excerpt @ Bookaholic Ramblings

June 24th: Guest Post @ Endazzled Reading

June 25th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

June 27th: Book Excerpt @ The Reading Guru

June 28th: Author Interview @ The Book Daily

June 29th: Book Review @ Bookish Madness

June 30th: Book Excerpt @ The Book Gazette

July 1st: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Bog

July 3rd: Book Excerpt @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

July 5th: Book Review @ Forever Book Lover

July 6th: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

July 7th: Guest Post @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

July 9th: Book Excerpt @ Cajun Book Lover

July 10th: Book Review @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

July 11th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

July 13th: Book Excerpt @ 365 Days of Reading

July 15th: Book Review @ Endazzled Reading

July 16th: Book Excerpt @ Books Direct

July 17th: Guest Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

About Sister Surrendered

Sister Surrendered Ebook Cover jpgTitle: Sister Surrendered

Author: Darla Grese

Genre: Memoir

When you’re a twin, loneliness is somewhat unfamiliar because you’ve always had each other. So when a twin passes, the other is left unprepared. Our loyalty was steadfast and our devotion to one another, solid. Our love was unconditional no matter what the circumstances. I’m so grateful every day for the memories of the joy and laughter that we shared together. I know the bond that Kelli and I shared is impossible for anyone to replace.

This memoir has become something so much more than initially intended. It’s become a documented journey barely scratching the surface of the love between two sisters. And surprisingly, it’s also become an outlet for me to speak candidly and honestly about my struggles with the cause of Kelli’s death. This is a love story turned tragedy. An exposure of one of the greatest healthcare failures killing Veterans and civilians, and a cry for help to remedy the fiasco.

I’ve stressed about who I would mention in this book, nervous that I would hurt someone’s feelings by not mentioning their names. But I’ve realized that it’s impossible to do. Kelli had so many great friends, some I’ve never even met.

I need each person to know who has taken the time to reach out to me in whatever capacity that if it weren’t for your heartfelt show of support and love, I don’t know that I would be able to muster the energy to even get up each day. Kelli, we did it.

Author Bio

277920_4153854852406_1828888743_oDarla M. Grese is a twin sister who lost her better half to side effects from prescribed medication. As a U.S. Navy Veteran, she is an advocate of Veteran X and Veteran Hope programs that address mental illness, PTSD, and unintentional addiction issues. Both programs are sponsored by the Veteran Affairs Medical Center and focus on Veteran recovery and independence. She raises money for Team Kelli and annually participates in the Out of the Darkness Walk at Mt. Trashmore in Virginia Beach ( While continuing to bring awareness to this cause, being a loving parent is her favorite passion and the main focus of her life. Darla’s love for the arts has been expressed as a talented actress with appearances in The F.B.I. files, The New Detectives, Diagnosis Unknown, Wicked Attraction, Discovery Channel’s The Haunting, and the movie Atlantis Down. She currently works full time as a respiratory therapist at a trauma center in Norfolk, Virginia.



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