First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Brand of Light

Posted December 20, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, Ronie Kendig / 9 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of Brand of Light by Ronie Kendig, currently on tour with JustRead Tours (the company I co-own with Annie of JustCommonly).

i shared the first line of the prologue on Hoarding Books a couple of weeks ago, so today ….

the first lines of chapter one are…

Kalonica, Drosero

“You are sure of this, my lady? It’s Myles.” Weighted eyes drove home the point. “Our fiercest.”


There’s a price on her head, and it has everything to do with the brand on her arm.

Tertian Space Coalition has blessed every planet in the quadrants with high technology, save one: Drosero. But in spite of their tenuous treaty with the ruling clans, TSC has plans for the backward planet. And they’re not alone.

After a catastrophic explosion, Kersei Dragoumis awakens in a derelict shuttle, alone, injured, and ignorant of the forbidden technology that has swept her into a nightmare. The brand she’s borne since childhood burns mysteriously, but the pain is nothing to that when she learns her family is dead and she is accused of their murders.

Across the quadrants, Marco Dusan responds to the call of a holy order—not to join them, but to seek a bounty. Gifted—or cursed—with abilities that mark him a Kynigos, a tracker sworn to bring interplanetary fugitives to justice, Marco discovers this particular bounty has nothing to do with justice and everything to do with prophecy. One that involves the hunter as much as the hunted.

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Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. She married her own hunky hero, who’s an Army veteran. After twenty-plus years of marriage, she and her husband have a full life with four children and two dogs. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of raw, broken characters.

Since launching onto the publishing scene, Ronie’s Rapid-Fire Fiction has hit the CBA Bestseller List, won the prestigious Christy Award, finaled in numerous contests and reader awards, including ACFW Carol Awards, RWA’s Faith, Hope, & Love’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Awards, Christian Retailing’s Readers’ Choice Awards, INSPY Award, The Christian Manifesto Lime Awards, and FamilyFiction’s Readers’ Choice Choice Awards. Ronie loves people and helping other writers through speaking, workshops, and/or mentoring.

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(1) winner will receive an Exclusive Signed Hardcover of BRAND OF LIGHT, Custom Dio “Kersei” Candle, Handmade Snowflake Galaxy Ornament, Handmade Galaxy Mug Rug, Character Cards of Marco, Kersei, & Tigo, & Maps of the Planets and of Drosero!

Be sure to check out each stop on these tours for more chances to win. Full tour schedule on this tour shown below. Giveaway began at midnight December 18, 2019 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 25, 2019. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Due to shipping cost, only US mailing addresses valid.  For our giveaway rules and policy, click HERE.

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9 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Brand of Light

  1. Gloria A

    This sounds like an interesting book. My first line is from Amanda Flower’s soon to be released book from her new series, Matchmaking Can Be Murder.
    If someone had told me that in this season of my life I would be living in a little ranch house all by myself with just a couple of ornery goats as company, I would have laughed.

  2. MJSH

    Oh goodness. Such a great book! I even had dreams about Kersei, Marco, and Tigo when I was forced to put the book down and sleep 😉

    My first line is from Melissa Ferguson’s The Dating Charade – “It one was going to dip one’s toes into the murky, pestilential waters of online dating, an escape plan was critical.”

  3. Kay Garrett

    “It will take a bit of effort…a bit of sweat and perhaps…a bit of blood”
    From the 1922 movie, Nosferatu
    January 4, 1926, 1:15 p.m.
    It was another glorious day in Los Angeles. Sparkling like actress Theda Bara’s bejeweled robe in the 1917 movie, Cleopatra, the Hollywood hills behind the man and his rifle glistened in the midday sun as each ray glances off the small, jagged rocks.

  4. Today, I’m sharing from Love You, Truly by Susan L. Tuttle: It’s such a good book!!! Currently, I’m just starting Isaiah’s Legacy by Mesu Andrews, so I’ll post a line from there:

    “I hated weeding the garden alone, but I’d rather Abba copy his scrolls inside than bear our neighbor’s cutting remarks.”

    Hope you have a great weekend and a blessed Christmas! ?❤?

  5. I am reading Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman today. Hoping to finish up and get started on Echoes among The Stones by Jaime Jo Wright.

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman:
    One Mistake. That was all it took to put Dustee’s life on the line-death right on her heels.

    Merry Christmas Blessings Carrie!

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