Monday, July 26, 2010

Nightshade: a CFBA Tour

My review at the end. Enjoy!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Barbour Books (July 1, 2010)

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 begins in July from Barbour with the first book entitled Nightshade.


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

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

Watch the trailer:

Pattie's Review:

Oh wow! I literally stayed up till early this morning to finish this book. I could not put it down and I knew I could not sleep until I finished. It was a riveting story. At first, as usual with a large cast of characters, I was grateful for the list at the front of the book. After awhile, though, I could keep everyone--and their military handles--straight.

Ronie Kendig has done a fabulous job of blending a little romance and a lot of military jargon into a riveting story.

Fans of Dee Henderson's True Valor series will probably enjoy this book, although I must say that Ronie's novel is much more military ops than romance. I'd rate the graphic description level at PG-13, which is more than the usual Christian fiction, but less than say, Stephen King.

Overall, a great read. Highly recommended.

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