Discarded Heroes


Discarded Heroes #1


Valor, Action, Romance, Heart…

Nightshade is the perfect blend
of everything I like best in a story. ~John B. Olson,
author of Powers and Fossil Hunter
This former Navy SEAL is fighting a new battle…the homefront.

Can Max yield to a force greater than himself…love? 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 combat-related PTSD.

His wife, Sydney, files a restraining order against him and a petition for divorce. Max is devastated.Then a mysterious man appears. He says he’s organizing a group that recycles veterans like Max. It’s a black-oops group called 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 himself–love?


Discarded Heroes #2


“An action-packed thrill ride from start to finish…”
–Bob Hamer, veteran FBI undercover agent and the author of Enemies Among Us
This is one pulse-pounding adventure you don’t want to miss. ~Robert Liparulo, author of Comes a Horseman, Germ, and The Dreamhouse Kings

An Intriguing Woman Draws a Former Marine into a Deadly Game

Colton Neeley left his military career to take care of his four-year old daughter. Although he’s firm in his faith now, the repercussions of his former life are still evident—namely in the form of his daughter and his debilitating flashbacks from combat-related trauma.

Can he muster the courage to step out of his self-imposed isolation and embrace the new woman in his life?

Piper Blum is hiding—from life and the assassins bent on destroying her family. Although smitten by Colton, she fears the day he discovers her secrets. Does their relationship, built on a foundation of lies, have a chance?

When an attempt on Piper’s life leads to another’s death, the black ops group Nightshade steps into the line of fire. Will Colton and Piper survive the mission with their love—and lives—intact? Will love cover their multitude of sins?


Discarded Heroes #3



2012 Christy Award Winner!



Gripping. Compelling. Gritty. Intense. … a wild but fulfilling ride. ~Lenora Worth, author of Body of Evidence

 Kendig pulls out all the stops with page-turning action, adventure and danger. ~~Chandra McNeil, Romantic Times

In Venezuela, Danielle Roark and her Army Corps of Engineers team is captured. After six months of captivity, Dani escapes, only to end up charged with espionage and forced to return to the jungle to prove that a nuclear facility exists. On the mission, she is abandoned by God and country. Will she live long enough to make those responsible pay?

Haunted by memories of a mission gone bad, former Green Beret Canyon Metcalfe wrestles with his developing feelings for the feisty senator’s daughter. Setting aside his misgivings, he and Nightshade take the mission to help Dani unravel her lethal secrets. Separated from the team leaves Dani and Canyon vulnerable—and captured.

After he is rescued, Canyon discovers Dani has been left behind. Livid, he sacrifices everything to save Dani—including his role with Nightshade.

FIRETHORN, Discarded Heroes #4

ISBN: 978-1-6026-0785-9 Adrenaline-pumping action…

2013 Selah Award Winner – Suspense

Blown and dismantled, Nightshade is ready to repay the favor.
4 1/2 stars!!!!! – Kendig concludes her Discarded Heroes series with exciting, adrenaline-pumping prose that will catapult you right out of your easy chair. Oh, but keep the Kleenex close by for the tears.—Chandra McNeil, Romantic Times


Former Marine and current Nightshade team member Griffin “Legend” Riddell is comfortable. So comfortable he never sees the set up that lands him in a maximum security prison, charged with murder. How can he prove his innocence behind bars?
Covert operative Kazi Faron is tasked with reassembling Nightshade—the black ops team someone dissected. Breaking Griffin out of a federal penitentiary amid explosive confusion may turn out to be her last assignment. What will it take to convince the fugitive that whoever set him up has also dissected the Nightshade team? As Kazi and Griffin race to rescue the others and discover the traitor, love begins to awaken in their hearts.
Can a covert operative and the felon she’s freed overcome their mutual distrust long enough to save Nightshade? Will anything prepare them for who—or what is coming?

Comments 2

  1. Pam Freeman

    Hi, I just finished the Nightshade series and I am hooked! I loved your characters they where real and 3 dimensional, but I loved Marshall he captured my heart like no other. His childlike demeanor made him stand out from the other hardened members of the team. His ability to see something as wrong yet necessary like the child that was holding a gun on Legend. Kid new that shooting a child was wrong but in this case necessary to save his teammate’s life, fortunately Marshall didn’t shoot the child but Cowboy did. Marshall had an ability to leave all the bad stuff behind and not take it onto himself. His heart remained soft and forgiving instead of becoming hardened like the others who carried all the stuff around with them. Love him and cried so hard when he was killed, wanting to make his team proud of him. Thank you so much I love your work.

  2. MeLinda

    What a great series! It broke my heart that Firethorn was the last one because I came to love all the characters so much. I also loved all the action! Wolfbane was the first book I read, not realizing that it was the third book in a series, and after that one I was hooked. It would be really nice if you would write stories with each of Canyon’s siblings. I loved that the family was so close. FYI…I crave more Discarded Heroes/Nightshade in case you change your mind about continuing the series. lol Thanks for the great read(s)….I’m currently working on reading Zulu, another good one.

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