Monday, January 24, 2011


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Barbour Publishing, Inc.(January 1, 2011)


Ronie Kendig

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 began in July 2010 from Barbour with the first book entitled Nightshade.

This is the second book in the series.

Step into the boots of a former Marine in this heart-pounding adventure in life and love. Colton “Cowboy” Neeley is a Marine trying to find his footing as he battles flashbacks now that he’s back home. Piper Blum is a woman in hiding—from life and the assassins bent on destroying her family. When their hearts collide, more than their lives are at stake. Will Colton find a way to forgive Piper’s lies? Can Piper find a way to rescue her father, trapped in Israel? Is there any way their love, founded on her lies, can survive?

If you would like to read an excerpt of Digitalis, go HERE.

Ronie Kendig immediately became one of my top favorite authors with her debut novel, Dead Reckoning (reviewed here), and she only solidified that standing with the release of Nightshade (reviewed here). So it was with eager anticipation that I dove into the pages of Digitalis, and not surprisingly, she is three for three! The title is well-chosen, for the dried powdered leaf digitalis is used to increase the force of the heart's contraction. This is indeed heart-pounding fiction that takes you right to the precipice of danger, causing you to furiously turn pages until a resolution is reached. Pages fairly crackle with the tension between Cowboy and Piper and with the peril looming just a heartbeat away. These books are definitely going on my keeper shelves! And I can't wait for the next books, Wolfsbane and Firestorm!


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quilly said...

I want this novel! I loved her first two books!

Ronie Kendig said...

Linda, you totally made my day with your review. THANK YOU!! You're so encouraging, and I greatly appreciate you! I am so glad you enjoyed DIGITALIS. :D

Quilly! Thank you. I hope you get the chance to read DIGITALIS. :-D