HOOAH!! I am so excited for you to read and journey with Willow Metcalfe in her story, WILLOW, which is NOW AVAILABLE across online retail sites. When you dive in, you’ll recognize larger-than-life character, Chijioke Okorie, who is best friends with Cole “Tox” Russell of The Tox Files.
Each book in The Metcalfes confronts human trafficking, and I readily admit that they are not easy reads. In my fiction, I have never shied from the raw, but I do my best to also not glorify said rawness. Never do I want to tame or romanticize, in effect, the pain and horrible situations thousands across our globe face or are ensnared in. However, I know some readers may come to the story more for the romance, or perhaps are unaware of what Ronie Kendig’s Rapid-Fire Fiction is all about. For that reason, Willow contains a Dear Reader note.
To save her, he must become the evil he fights.
Aftercare specialist Willow Metcalfe joined Mission: Liberate Everyone to help trafficking survivors navigate the healing process. When MiLE’s Obioma Compound is attacked by the Nigerian mafia, she’s taken hostage. Against nightmarish odds, she and the victims attempt an escape—and are thwarted.
A decade after leaving his beloved homeland, Chijioke “Chiji” Okorie returns to find his sister and fight for his own country. Believing a global trafficking ring behind her abduction and a string of kidnappings across Nigeria, he goes undercover to find the head of the serpent and his sister. Chiji is stunned to discover among the hostages a familiar face—a friend’s sister, Willow. The woman he vowed years ago to marry.
The man who has interfered with her escape attempts seems … familiar, kind—but Willow knows better. He reeks of the warrior ethos that has devoured many a good man. Engaged in an impossible battle and losing at every turn, Chiji is determined to complete his missions—all of them. Even if it kills him.