First, how have I never had Ronie Kendig on the blog before today??? I’m pretty sure that’s against my own blogger rules. <checks> Yep. Right here in Ye Olde Blogger Rulebook, Section C, part 2: Have the awesome Ronie Kendig on the blog at least once a year. (And Kim, if you’re reading this… Ye Olde Blogger Rulebook is much like the book blogger’s oath and blogger-author confidentiality lol)
Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author of over twenty novels. She grew up an Army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband have a beautiful life in Northern Virginia with their children and retired military working dog, VVolt N629.
Ronie’s newest novella, Lygos, is a followup to her recently re-released Discarded Heroes series!
Once nicknamed “Aladdin” by the Nightshade team, Azzan Yasir has found camaraderie–and a new call sign: LYGOS–in his six years with the Nightshade team. When Canyon Metcalfe recruits him to run security for his brother’s gubernatorial campaign, Azzan discovers how quickly long-buried secrets can devastate the best-laid plans.
Campaign manager Everly Sinclair has hidden from the limelight since her grandfather’s death. Assuming a nom de plume, she is out to prove her mettle in the contentious word of politics by launching her first candidate during a pre-Christmas event at an exclusive lodge in the mountains.
When Everly receives a mysterious envelope, she’s convinced the person who killed her grandfather now has her in his sights. But Azzan is convinced the killer is after him to settle an old score. Shedding their masks may be the deadliest move Azzan and Everly make this Christmas.
Hi dear friend! Welcome to the blog! Finally! 😀
Ronie: Apples because they’re sweeter
Carrie: And much easier to eat!
Ronie: Winter because it is the time before new life
Carrie: Yes! And snow 😀
Ronie: VVolt would kill me if I said cat. . .
Carrie: Yes, I can imagine the glare he would give you…
Ronie: Coffee if it’s Starbucks, organic tea otherwise because of the bouquet of sweet flavors
Carrie: “the bouquet of sweet flavors” – ooo i like that! Spoken like a true author 🙂
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Ronie: I would want to have a superpower that allows people to see themselves as they truly are, as God sees them.
Carrie: That is such a needed superpower, isn’t it? ♥
Q: Which books are currently on ‘your nightstand’?
Ronie: Dan Brown’s Origin, Orson Scott Card’s Children of the Fleet, Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings, David Baldacci’s End Game, and Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One.
Carrie: One of these days I will read Brandon Sanderson…. my poor TBR lol.
Q: Writing spaces are as diverse as authors and books. Where is your favorite space to write?
Ronie: I strongly prefer to write at my desk, where things and the set-up are familiar, however, I can pretty much write anywhere these days as long as I have my noise-canceling ear buds.
Carrie: I cannot work in a coffee house, etc. I spend too much time people watching… even if I can’t hear them 😛
Q: Ok… I know this is tantamount to asking a parent to name their favorite child. But if you HAD to pick a favorite hero from the Discarded Heroes series, who would it be & why? And… would any of them hold up against Tox? <runs and hides>
Ronie: This question is pure evil, Meez Carrie. LOL I have never been able to answer this question because each of the Nightshade guys have their own reasons I adore them so much. I sort of think Max Jacobs always win because he was the first in this series, and he was so THERE, and ready to have his story told. I think he could hold his own against Tox, but neither of them are the type to fight their own brothers-in-arms.
Carrie: hahaha! Max would probably be my answer too… but … there’s also Colton. *swoon*
Q: What (and who) can readers expect to find in the NEW Christmas novella in this series?
Ronie: I have had such a delightful time writing LYGOS: A Discarded Heroes Novella because it returns readers’ attention to the entire Nightshade team. It’s been six years since the fateful Firethorn mission happened, and a lot has changed since then. It was really fabulous getting to know Azzan “Aladdin” Yasir, who earned a decent call sign of Lygos.
Carrie: I have long been intrigued by Azzan – so excited he gets his story now!
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from LYGOS?
Ronie: Truthfully? A fun Christmas read and a blast from the past as they hang with the Nightshade team for one more mission. 🙂
Carrie: Yay! Yay! Yay!
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Ronie: I am in no way ready to go into that long night, so I have a lot on the docket for 2018, starting with FIERIAN, the third and final installment in the Abiassa’s Fire fantasy series, which releases in March! That will be followed in July by the third Tox Files novel, THIRST OF STEEL. I do have another paramilitary series coming, but I haven’t quite got those details declassified yet.
Carrie: Eep!! I’m muppet-flailing!!
Interested in the Discarded Heroes series?
The first 2 books have recently been rereleased!
Ronie is giving away a copy of LYGOS to one of my readers (Print if US, digital for international. Void where prohibited) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? If you’ve read the Discarded Heroes series, which hero is your favorite?