CROWN OF SOULS – Cover Reveal!!

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HOOAH!!! Wow, my publisher and Kirk DouPonce have outdone themselves with the cover for CROWN OF SOULS, Tox Files #2, set to release September 5th!! Annnnd…. you can PREORDER NOW!! CROWN OF SOULS COPY: Six months after stopping a deadly plague, Cole “Tox” Russell and his team are enjoying a little rest. That peace is short-lived when a sniper shot hits Tox. The enemy is discovered to be one of their own, a rogue Special Forces team operator. Alec King is perhaps the only person as skilled as Tox, and he’s out for justice. Furious with orders that got his men killed, he intends to make those responsible pay. And he insists Tox join him, believing they are the same …

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 …

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!!! 

New Suspense Contract!!

Ronie Bethany House Publishers, fiction, Inspirational, James Rubart, Tosca Lee 16 Comments

After doing the cover reveal for EMBERS, I’ve been asked a lot lately if I’ll be shifting my focus entirely to speculative novels. Hopefully with my website redesign you can tell that’s not the case. In fact, I can finally share some great news with you! In January, I signed a 3-book, 1-novella contract with Bethany House Publishers. I cannot express my gratitude enough to Dave Long, who championed this series through all the boards and believed in me and this series. It’s an honor to become a BHP author (total geek-out moment here). WOW! THE TOX FILES This new series, THE TOX FILES, is a paramilitary adventure with  lead hero, Cole “Tox” Russell. It’s sort of Indiana Jones meets Jason Bourne …

Hafta Have Books for 2012

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Wow! It appears 2012 is shaping up to be an awesome year for fiction!! One of my favorite things to do is browse sites like and Amazon to see what books are coming up. And let me tell you–2012 has some awesome looking reads. Or in the words of my daughter, “schmexy” books. Here’s what I’m looking forward to: The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo –  April 2012 Robert Liparulo sits firmly at the top of my favorite/auto-buy author’s list. 13th Tribe looks absolutely stunning in its concept and exhilarating as Liparulo layers in some of the supernatural that I have grown to love in fiction. Simply said: I’m champing at the proverbial bit to read this one! Their …