As editor here at Novel Journey, I'm so pleased to announce Ronie Kendig's new release, NIGHTSHADE, which is receiving a lot of great reviews.
Everyone’s talking about NIGHTSHADE, a military suspense/thriller, a story that strikes at the heart of a palpable topic—post-traumatic stress disorder among our military. The mission for this book is singular: to show that our heroes deserve our respect and to tell their story without condemnation or judgment.
Max Jacobs is ready to end it all. His stint as a SEAL is over. So is his marriage. All thanks to his out-of-control anger. Then an invitation comes to join a black ops team called Nightshade. War changed him. War calls to him.
With nothing to lose, Max signs on. A failed marriage isn’t all her husband left Sydney Jacobs—he left her with an unplanned pregnancy. Heartbroken, she buries herself in her journalism career. Soon, she’s chasing an ultra-secret paramilitary group around the globe.
In the deadly jungle they battle for their marriage - and their lives!
Here’s what Christy award-winning author John Olson had to say about NIGHTSHADE:
VALOR, ACTION, ROMANCE, HEART... Nightshade is the perfect blend of everything I like best in a story. I can’t recommend it enough!
Nightshade kept me up all night! A tight plot, heartthrob heroes, and description so rich I could hear the jungle noise, feel the heat slide down my back. I’ll be clearing out a shelf to make room for Ronie’s books!
Review from Rel Mollet of RelzReviewz:
"Make room Dee Henderson, tip your hat Chuck Holton, Ronie Kendig has well and truly arrived and stamped her authority in the suspense genre! There are writers who excel at characterization, others pace their stories to perfection while some can write a love story that touches the soul yet rarely have I seen those talents combined ... until now!
Just like the Hayabusa motorbike Max Jacobs rides, Nightshade is a powerful and electrifying read, accelerating through danger at breakneck speed and stirring deep emotion as Max and Sydney watch their marriage disintegrate and danger come to their door. Ronie's ability to capture the male perspective is mind blowing as Max struggles to assimilate after his tours of duty in Afghanistan, finding safety and acceptance only in returning to high risk black ops missions.
Men and women alike will find themselves captivated by Ronie's exceptional talent and I can confidently say Nightshade is a book you will be unable to put down. The sequel, Digitalis, simply can't come soon enough for me!"
"Ronie Kendig has outdone her debut release, Dead Reckoning with Nightshade. This intense story full of action is also full of emotion and life. Men dealing with issues they hadn’t planned on. Surprise after surprise and bomb after bomb set this adventurous trail with the reader racing to the end. I found myself crying and smiling and hated it when it ended. But, I have it on good authority that that there are more Discarded Heroes stories coming. Ronie, I can’t wait!"
~Jan Crow Katy's Budget Books
". . .Ronie Kendig's tremendous insight into the reality of combat and its possible consequences could bring help and healing to many military families who read Nightshade."
~ Melinda Evaul, Amazon-posted review
". . .While I do not normally read novels featuring war stories, I read this one because I have a son-in-law who not only has deployed and served, but who is preparing to return to the war zone. It is books like this that will be able to reach those who are holding in the pain and who can identify with Max. "
~Bobbie, Amazon-posted review
". . .Your heart breaks as you realize that Max is only one of many many soldiers who return from the war dealing with PTSD. This book is a must read for action adventure lovers, for anyone actually. I cannot say enough about how much I loved this book. Definitely a book you do NOT want to miss this summer!"
~ Cindy Loven, Amazon-posted review