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, …

The Warrior’s Seal Releases!

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This day has been a very long time coming!! Eighteen months ago, I signed my first contract with Bethany House Publishers (a division of Baker Publishing Group), and TODAY launches The Tox Files with a digital-only prequel novella, The Warrior’s Seal. This 33k-word introduction to Tox and his team is just enough to satisfy as a solid story, but also a little too little in order to whet your appetite for the upcoming Conspiracy of Silence (December 6, 2016). GET YOUR COPY NOW!!! 

Dead Reckoning is BACK!

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HOOAH!! It’s been a long journey, but I’m DELIGHTED to announce that DEAD RECKONING is, once again, for sale! BUY NOW!!!  Two years ago, the rights officially reverted to me from the previous publisher. Last year, I contacted the inimitable Kirk DouPonce of DogEared Design  to create a new cover for my debut title, and he truly outside himself!! I begged–asked Kirk to do this cover because he has done my last six covers and has really helped to refine/define my Rapid-Fire Fiction brand. Though the covers to my fantasy novels, Embers & Accelerant, are not on his site, he was the designer–as well for the Quiet Pros series and The Tox Files. Head over and check out his crazy-genius skills. …

Conspiracy of Silence Galley

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One of the most thrilling times for an author–besides seeing a cover and receiving author copies–is getting the galley of an upcoming novel. This means that the book is heading into the final stage before printing. We’re allowed one more pass through the novel before it heads off to the printers. And today, lookee what showed up on my doorstep from UPS – the galley of Conspiracy of Silence!! All 410 pages of adventure and Toxness. 

Accelerant Cover Reveal + Pre-Order Special

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I’m sooooo excited to share with you the cover for Accelerant!!! HERE IT IS!!       BACK-COVER COPY: He’ll destroy the world. But first he has to save it. The Nine Kingdoms bleed. Leaderless, ravaged, the land awaits deliverance from Poired Dyrth’s devastating campaign. But what if one blight can only be cleansed by another? The promised Fierian is known by many names. Judge. Destroyer. Scourge. And now one other: Haegan, Prince of Seultrie. Once a cripple, now a gifted Accelerant, Haegan can no longer run from the truth. But neither can he be reconciled to it. He knows only one thing for certain: as the only able-bodied heir to the Fire Throne, he must return to the Nine …

Influencer Call!

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Well, Rapid-Fire Readers – You might remember that Operation Zulu: Redemption came out in digital format two years ago, and y’all told me you LOVED it!! And then we were all discouraged because there wasn’t going to be a print edition. BUT THEN!!! Then in January, I got the email that Zulu was finally going to print!!! What I didn’t expect was to get author copies for influencers. SO! That’s awesome for you!! Curiouser & Curiouser? Here’s the blurb for OZ:R – They never should’ve existed. Now they don’t.     Zulu, the first all-female special ops team, was set up to take a devastating fall. Fearing for their lives, Zulu members vanished with new identities. Isolated and haunted by their past, …

Printing Process – Trip to Bethany

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On May 17th, I had the extreme pleasure and honor of visiting my new publishing home, Bethany House Publishers, in Minneapolis. Putting faces to names and voices proved invaluable and wonderful. I knew from my experiences with BHP that there were a solid team, but after sales, marketing, and editorial meetings over the course of two days, I came away more convinced than ever that I made the right move. In fact, I wrote my agent, Steve Laube, while standing in the BHP foyer: “I love love love my Bethany family!” Bethany Press International, independently owned and just around the corner from BHP, is where the book printing is done–but not only for Bethany/Baker Publishing. Many of the publishers use BPI, …

Falcon & Embers – Shortlisted!

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I’m honored to discover that both Falcon (Shiloh Run) and Embers (Enclave) are on the 2016 Inspy Award Shortlist!! Thank you to the many judges and coordinators–and for you amazing Rapid-Fire Fiction fans who voted these books onto the long list in the first place!!

Dead Reckoning – Re-releasing this summer!

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I’m so excited!! About a  year ago, I got the rights back to Dead Reckoning, my debut novel. It released March 2010. But since I wrote that story in late 2008, that means it’s been EIGHT YEARS and whole lot of growth in me as an author since that puppy made it to bookshelves. In light of that, I’m going through and cleaning Dead Reckoning up and adding NEW CONTENT! I’m very excited to re-release it this summer, though I don’t have a definitive date yet. Stay tuned!! Super fun news: Last summer, I knew I’d be re-releasing this novel, so I hired design genius, Kirk DouPonce to create a new look for Shiloh and Reece. What do you think? …