Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CFBA: Nightshade by Ronie Kendig

Song Stuck on the Brain: I Wanna Kiss a Girl by Keith Urban

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:

Barbour Books (July 1, 2010)


Ronie Kendig


I was impressed with Ronie's first book Dead Reckoning. I think she just outdid herself. Nightshade is intense not only with suspense and action, but with very compelling spiritual and emotional intensity. You can't help but enjoy the ride with the Nightshade team, but the personal journey of Max and Sydney make the book worth reading. The balance between fun and self discovery is perfect. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

And here's to hoping that Cowboy is in the next book. There are times I wish I could meet a character in real life and this is one of them. Cowboy, you can make a girl stutter. :)


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:


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.


Ronie Kendig said...

ROTFL!! I am pretty sure Colton is blushing about now. Hehe. And yes--his book is next and releasing January 1!!

THANK YOU, April, for taking the time to read/review NIGHTSHADE. I really appreciate you!

April Erwin said...

Yahoo!! Now I'm really waiting on pins and neeldes. :)