Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Digitalis by Ronie Kendig

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.

Margie's Comments: Once again, Ronie Kendig has come through with another military thriller that keeps the attention of even the most reluctant of readers. When I married my husband nearly 33 years ago, I knew he wasn't a reader. He's more the get-me-involved-in-the-action kind of guy, much more comfortable with a construction tool in his hand than a book. His mind still boggles at the number of books I read each year, either for work, judging, reviewing, or even just for pleasure! But . . . he has also become more comfortable reading in the last few years—mostly books I pick out for him that are in my many TBR (to-be-read) piles. Many he reads before I do. This is true with Digitalis. I received my review copy just before Christmas last month, and he took it with him to my siblings bi-annual Christmas get-together in Southern California. I have never seen him read a book as fast as he read Digitalis. And he had something good to say every time he came away from a reading session. The most memorable was, "This author sure knows how to start with action and to keep it ramped up." It was hard for him to find a place where he could put it down. That is the definition of a successful book—one that keeps even reluctant readers on the edge of their seats, reluctant to put it down, afraid they'll miss something if they do. Excellent job, Ronie! You have a fan in my husband. . .and he looks forward to reading many more of your books in the future.

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