Friday, June 06, 2014

RAPTOR 6 - Ronie Kendig - One Free Book on This Blog, Plus More

Dear Readers, I’m thrilled to once again introduce you to Ronie. Her writing will keep you on the edge of your seat. I was blessed to have Ronie in the critique group that meets in my home for several years. Then she moved to another part of the country. We still keep in touch, but I miss spending face-to-face time with her.

Bio: Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. After twenty-plus years of marriage, she and her hunky hero husband have a full life with four children and a Maltese Menace in northern Virginia. Author and speaker, Ronie loves engaging readers through her Rapid-Fire Fiction. 

If you teach or speak. What’s coming up on your calendar?
I will be teaching a class called Mind Magic at the ACFW annual conference - it’ll have tips and tricks on luring readers into reading your book.

If you had to completely start over in another place, where would you move, and why?
Our family once started over after a very dark, desert-like time in our lives but if I could chose where to start over next time, I’d probably want somewhere in the country (yet close enough to civilization that we could get food/supplies without too much trouble) or mountains because the crowded environments of the city and even the suburbs can get to me. I see God in the mountains and country. I feel calmer and quieter.

If you could only tell aspiring novelists one thing, what would it be?
My advice would be to know the rules, master the rules, but do not get strangled by the rules. I’ve seen far too many authors suffocate their voice and style by a strict adherence to every rule out there. I’ve also seen some authors break from rules too early and take the vain approach that they’re too “edgy” for those rules. It takes experience and wisdom to recognize when the rules should be broken and when they shouldn’t.

You’ve been asked to be in charge of a celebrity cruise. Who would you ask to take part, and why? (AS in what program, singers, etc. [it doesn’t have to be writing related])
I’d probably invite Skillet, 12 Stones, TobyMac, and the Lieutenant Dan Band as singing talent, then I’d invite Oliver North, Bob Hamer,  Gary Sinise, and President George Bush as motivation speakers … and then I’d invite the families of our military heroes.

Since I have a grandson overseas in the military right now, I’d love that cruise. Tell us about the featured book.
Raptor 6 is the first book in the Quiet Professionals series, and it features the return of the ODA team featured in A Breed Apart. Captain Dean Watters is fighting a massive cyber terrorist strike against the U.S. military’s super secure network and computers—and when the woman who holds the key is kidnapped, Dean must lay everything on the line to save her and his brothers in arms.

Please give us the first page of the book.
Can’t breathe. Can’t breathe.

Present Day

Can’t breathe. Can’t breathe.

He sucked in a hard breath. Fabric drew against his nostrils. Hot. Can’t breathe. No air! He thrashed, searching for freedom, for air. . . I’m going to die! At the thought, he jerked.

Where am I? A bounce smacked his head against something hard. Metal. Captain Dean Watters groaned. Opened his eyes. But couldn’t see. The meaty rumble of an engine warned him he was in a vehicle. The tail of one by the roaring sound and steel digging into his shoulder. The way his breath coiled back at him told him he had a hood over his face. Mouth taped. Hands taped. Feet—he tested his leg—taped.

Get out or die! Dean kicked. Tendons strained against his effort. Brakes squealed. Gravity shifted and tugged him. Rounding a corner. Again the engine roared. Where are they taking me? Where’s Z?

Recollection swarmed him in a thick cloud of defeat. She’d walked out. Willingly. He couldn’t blame her. They’d been through the fires of hell and back since they were captured. The enemy had broken her. Gotten into her head and convinced her that helping them was the smart choice.

A sudden lurch made him slide. Hands pawed at him as shouts erupted. He was lifted. . . .
The truck bounced. Gravity pulled him left again—another corner. The truck must’ve turned. Then spinning. . .

Still blind and bound, Dean felt himself flying. Through the air. Unrestrained. He tensed, no idea where he’d land. What he’d hit. Or in what. And he prayed—begged—God to let him live. He had to live. Had to find her.

Wow! Now I can take a breath. Where can we find you on the Internet?
I can be found at, on Facebook (, Twitter (@roniekendig), and Goodreads (

Don't miss the first book, Raptor 6, in Ronie Kendig's new Quiet Professionals series. Ronie combines a dangerous romance and explosive action for a thrilling and satisfying ride. "Lock and load for this Spec Op, fighting under God’s 'rules of engagement.'" —Bob Hamer, veteran FBI undercover agent and award-winning author

Ronie is celebrating with a Kindle HDX Giveaway!


One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Raptor 6 by Ronie Kendig
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 15th. Winner will be announced June 16th on Ronie's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Ronie's blog on June 16th to see if you won.

Thank you, Ronie, for sharing this new book, and the new series with us.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Raptor 6 -
Raptor 6 (The Quiet Professionals) - Amazon
Raptor 6 (The Quiet Professionals) - Kindle

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Anonymous said...

sounds lie a great book! I am from MS! Shelia

Diana Gardner said...

Portsmouth, VA

Cyndi said...

What a great teaser! And I'd love to join you for that celebrity cruise! Have loved your previous books and am seriously anticipating Raptor 6!

Cyndi in AL

Anonymous said...

My sister loves your books amd I know would love to have this book. (She's never read this one.)
J.C. -Indiana-

Courtney Clark (The Green Mockingbird Blog) said...

I'd love to win!
Courtney C. from Arkansas

Aerykah said...

I love Ronie's books! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Aerykah in Oklahoma

Merry said...

Oh, I felt panic just reading the first page! Thanks for the chance to win Raptor 6.
Merry in MN

Mary Preston said...

This does sound exciting.

Mary P


Melissa Oldaker said...

I love your idea for the celebrity cruise. I love your books! Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

Melissa O in NC

Danielle Hull said...

I definitely want to be on that cruise! We live in NE Indiana. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read it!
Jenni in NS, Canada

kam110476 said...

Wow! Raptor 6 sounds wicked intense! I can't wait to read more of it - thanks for the chance to win a copy!
Kristen in OK
kam110476 at gmail dot com

Casey said...

I love Ronie's books! She is so talented.


Rebecca said...

I would love to read/win this book! I live in Oregon. rdewey17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant

candidkerry said...

I've heard great things about Ronie's books, and the teaser really got my attention! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kerry from Tampa, FL :)

rubynreba said...

Love to read this. Thanks for the chance to read this.
Beth from IA