More About the Author
Robbi Sommers Bryant was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Ohio State University, school of dental hygiene. After graduating in the top ten of her class, Robbi went on to practice dental hygiene for over 30 years. Besides her dental hygiene career, Robbi also practiced as a certified massage therapist, licensed esthetician and a Creative Writing Coach--allowing her to teach artists to tap into their deeper creativity. Robbi now offers editing services-www.robbibryant.com/editing.html.
In 1987, Robbi began a prolific writing career. Know as a women's best-selling erotic writer, Robbi also wrote both fiction and non-fiction articles for such magazines as Redbook, Penthouse and Reader's Digest. One of her articles was opted twice by Movie of the Week companies. After the death of her 21 year-old son, Robbi's Creative flame extinguished for 13 years. Her psychological suspense, The Beautiful Evil, was her first novel since her son passed.
Her newest novella, Dream, has won 1st runner up in the Los Angeles Book Festival, and has won the IndePENdents seal of excellence in writing.It was a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review Best Books of 2013/
Robbi is now the President of Redwood Writers, the largest branch of the California Writers Club.
THE FOLLOWING REVIEW FROM GOODREADS WENT MISSING SO I ADDED IT HERE:
The Beautiful Evil
by Robbi Sommers Bryant (Goodreads Author)
5.00 · rating details · 1 rating · 1 review
How well do you know yourself? If forced to either face your inner demons--escaping with a secured, inner peace or the possibility of complete emotional ruin -- how would you fare? The demons? They dwell in all of us. They watch us from our shadows. They ride us--oh, yes, they do--whispering in our ears, tempting us with our own darkness. In the end, many succumb. And you? The Beautiful Evil takes readers through the tumultuous consequences of one woman's journey into a dark, personal hell in the pursuit of passion, hope and serenity. Scarred by the death of her father at a young age, Constance is a heartbroken child with no place to turn for emotional support. Any discussion regarding her father's mysterious final days and his scandalous death are forbidden by her cold and distant mother, Madeline. Instead, Madeline dedicates herself to the mission of turning her daughter into a proper debutante. Madeline chooses Constance's friends, activities and clothing according to her rigid, high society standards. Devoid of self-expression, Constance's only true friend is her reflection in a bedroom mirror. Her adult life, however, proves to be just as passionless and controlled. Constance believes her life will stay this way forever, until a purchase of an antique vase changes everything. When Constance opens the vase, demons storm into her life. Like bloodthirsty parasites, they dig into her, quickly attaching themselves to her psyche; quietly sucking away her soul. But one of the demons, Tisiphone, befriends Constance--offering her a way out of her shut-down heart and emotionally bereft life. Desperate to feel anything, Constance's decisions catapult her into the shadowy world of untrustworthy men, illegal drugs and murder. In the mists of the wreckage, Constance finds herself staring into the abyss, forced to make one, final heart-rending decision if she is to find peace. A captivating thriller that will keep readers questioning reality until the final ultimate act, The Beautiful Evil is a surreal and tense journey into the darkest recesses of the human psyche.