Alternate Covers – A Brand-Defining Process

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Last May when I visited my publisher, Bethany House, in Minnesota, I had the incredible pleasure/delight of seeing the preliminary covers designed by Kirk DouPonce of DogEared Design. they had considered for Conspiracy of Silence (Tox Files #1). Interesting to me was the fact that these covers were almost *exactly* what I’d asked for and hoped for with this  new series. What’s even more interesting is that I’d already seen/released the cover for Conspiracy, so as my mind worked past the question, “Why didn’t they use these?” – I realized a few things: MERIT – Each cover I saw (posted below) was great, amazing even. One or two I’m a bit envious of admittedly. They all would’ve worked and been a …

Tox Gear!! Get yours now!

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Hooah!! Check it out, y’all! Rapid-Fire Fiction has teamed up with the ultra-talented Emilie Hendryx of E.A. Creative. Not only is she a fantastic photographer, but she is a brilliant designer. I threw some ideas at her, and she created this simply perfect logo for The Tox Files. But then, we took it a step further–Emilie has a Society 6 Shop where you can pick up some Tox Files gear!! I’m super excited about these, and I’m sure you’ll be as pleased with your purchase as I have been!! Below are some of the items you can get. Emilie set up a Ronie Kendig – Tox Files Collection that will provide the different designs of the logo. Select one, then …

Conspiracy Instagram Challenge

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Hooah! I’m so excited – the amazing Emilie Hendryx of @createexploreread (Instagram handle) has designed a week challenge for Conspiracy of Silence. Please join us on Instagram with some #thetoxfiles love and rawk #conspiracyofsilence some love!! Here are Emilie’s details: It’s time for the #ToxFilesChristmasChallenge 🎉🎄🎉🎄🎉🎄🎉🎄🎉🎄 ❄️December 12 – 17❄️ • To celebrate the release of Conspiracy of Silence I am hosting a 6 day Book Challenge starting on ❗️December 12❗️ Each day you participate, you’ll receive an entry to win a prize package from Ronie including: -A Conspiracy of Silence Bookmark -Handmade ribbon bookmark – Your very own, signed copy of Conspiracy of Silence! 🙌🏻 -A wooden ornament from my Etsy shop (winner’s design choice) -A “Dashing” Christmas button …

CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE LAUNCH GIVEAWAY

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RAPID-FIRE READERS – YOU ARE CLEARED IN HOT. REPEAT. CLEARED IN HOT. For what, you might ask? You are cleared to seek out the nearest retailer or online reseller to secure YOUR copy of CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE!! Today is the day–OFFICIAL LAUNCH of the Tox Files Mission (which is to invade your homes and lives). *insertevillaugh* ABOUT CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE: This Is the Way the World Ends.  Four years after a tragic mission decimated his team, Cole “Tox” Russell has been disavowed by the United States. And that’s fine–he just wants to be left alone. But when a dormant, centuries-old disease is unleashed, Tox is lured back into action.   Tox and his former Special Forces team regroup to work with FBI …

Clean & Christian Reads for December

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December 2016 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Bella Natale! by Marianne Evans — An aspiring American artist and the widowed, Italian owner of a premier art gallery meet and fall in love in Florence when he champions her work, but there are her American family’s expectations and his five-year-old son to consider. (Contemporary Romance from White Rose Publishing [Pelican]) With this Kiss by Marianne Evans — A kiss stolen in a midnight snow. A jealous colleague at Jonathan’s firm is bent on revenge…revenge that puts Isabella’s store into legal peril. Will love be enough to see them through? (Contemporary Romance from White Rose Publishing [Pelican]) Mistletoe …

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #16

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Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 31 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site. Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer). There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 11/6)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books. Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the clue on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your …

First Copy of conspiracy arrives!

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So, I slit open a padded envelope from my publisher, expecting a book by another author. But what to my wondering  eyes should appear but this gorgeous beauty? Conspiracy of Silence looked amazing on my computer–but it’s BRILLIANT in my hot little hands!! Just one more month–so make sure you PREORDER NOW!!   PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW of CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE: Prolific military suspense author Kendig (Operation Zulu Redemption) is at the top of her game as she introduces Cole “Tox” Russell and his paramilitary adventures in this opening book of her Tox Files series. Former Special Forces soldier Tox and his team of operatives must cross the globe in search of the cure of an ancient plague, which appears to …

Publishers Weekly Review

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HOOAH!! Rapid-Fire Readers, I’m so excited to share another fabulous review for Conspiracy of Silence (Tox Files #1) with you. This is what Publishers Weekly had to say about it:   Conspiracy of Silence Ronie Kendig. Bethany House, $14.99 trade paper (416p) ISBN 978-0-7642-1765-4 Prolific military suspense author Kendig (Operation Zulu Redemption) is at the top of her game as she introduces Cole “Tox” Russell and his paramilitary adventures in this opening book of her Tox Files series. Former Special Forces soldier Tox and his team of operatives must cross the globe in search of the cure of an ancient plague, which appears to have been unleashed from an excavation in Israel. Joining Tox is FBI agent Kasey Cortes, an …

Reviews for Conspiracy of Silence – He’s InTOXicating!!

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It’s true – the professional reviews are coming in, and Tox is scoring big!!   Booklist Online said Conspiracy of Silence is a “. . .fast-moving, roller-coaster thriller. . .”   RT Book Reviews named Conspiracy of Silence a Top Pick! with 4.5 stars!   Kendig’s first book in her Tox Files takes readers on an explosive, action-packed global journey to stop a terrorist from releasing a deadly toxin with biblical origins. Kendig has pulled out all the stops in this highly entertaining read that has plot elements of a Tom Clancy or Dan Brown novel. This is a thrill ride with a story that barely stops to catch its breath before the action revs back up again. The hero, Tox, …