Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Nightshade - Giveaway!

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This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Nightshade
Barbour Books (July 1, 2010)

by

Ronie Kendig


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ronie has been married since 1990 to a man who can easily be defined in classic terms as a hero. She has four beautiful children. Her eldest daughter is 16 this year, her second daughter will be 13, and her twin boys are 10. After having four children, she finally finished her degree in December 2006. She now has a B.S. in Psychology through Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Getting her degree is a huge triumph for both her and her family--they survived!!

This degree has also given her a fabulous perspective on her characters and how to not only make them deeper, stronger, but to make them realistic and know how they'll respond to each situation. Her debut novel, Dead Reckoning released March 2010 from Abingdon Press. And her Discarded Heroes series begins in July from Barbour with the first book entitled Nightshade.


ABOUT THE BOOK
After a tour of duty in a war-torn country, embattled former Navy SEAL Max Jacobs finds himself discarded and alienated from those he loves as he

struggles with war-related PTSD. His wife, Sydney, files a restraining order against him and a petition for divorce. Max is devastated.

Then a mysterious a man appears. He says he's organizing a group that recycles veterans like Max. It's a deep-six group known as Nightshade. With

the chance to find purpose in life once again, Max is unable to resist the call of duty and signs on.

The team handles everything with precision and lethal skill...until they're called upon to rescue a missionary family from a rebel-infested jungle and

avoid a reporter hunting their identities.

Will Max yield his anger and pride to a force greater than him...love?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Nightshade, go HERE.



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MY THOUGHTS:
When I read Ronie Kendig's first novel, I could tell she was going to be a new favorite author of mine. Nightshade just solidified that opinion. Kendig weaves a story full of intrigue, suspense, and drama that kept me glued to the pages. The amount of research she must do for these novels is staggering! I appreciate the focus of this series, Discarded Heroes, as it sheds light on some of the difficulties our military men and women encounter once they return home. A strong yet unabrasive message of faith adds to the appeal of this book. I look forward to the next book, Digitalis.

GIVEAWAY!
I have an extra copy of this great book to give to one of you. Leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm Thursday (7/29) and I will draw a winner. US Residents only, please. Be sure to include an email address if you don't have a blog.



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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel...i, too, enjoyed ronnie's first book :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Mrs.B said...

Ohhh A BOOK!!! I am an avid reader and haven't heard of this author before.
Thanks for the chance to win

In HIS care,
Mrs.B

Linda said...

I've been hearing of Ronnie, but haven't read her books. Please enter me. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Hey there! I just finished Dangerous Hearts, loved it. I am going to go to the used book store this week to see if I can find the first two book in the series. I think it will be right up the DD alley. I am always looking for books that I think she will like.

I move on to the second book some time this week.

Thanks again and maybe three's a charm. Nightshade sounds very good as well!

Blessings
R

SusanD said...

I had not heard of this author. This book sounds wonderful. Please sign me up for the giveaway. Blessings, SusanD

A Stone Gatherer said...

Another awesome book to read! What are her other books?

Mary Lou said...

This sounds like a great read and since I love, love to read, thanks for the opportunity to have this book.

Mary Lou
dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

Stumbeline said...

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the review and the giveaway, Linda. =o)

iamstumbeline(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ronie Kendig said...

Linda--thank you so much for your wonderful review, and for taking the time to help promote NIGHTSHADE! What a blessing you are! And double-thanks for doing a giveaway!