Saturday, 22 January 2011

Ronie Kendig ~ New contract news

Readers of my blog will know how much I love Ronie Kendig's writing so I couldn't wait to share the news of her new contracts. Ronie is an amazing woman and a dear friend whose stories will take you on a fantastic adventure and emotional journey so don't miss her books out now ~ Dead Reckoning, Nightshade and Digitalis.

Now, I'll let Ronie share her news (reprinted with permission).


It is my extreme pleasure to announce that my agent, Steve Laube, has negotiated and I have signed a 3-book contract with my publisher, Barbour Publishing , for a series about retired military war dogs and their handlers entitled A Breed Apart. I have been very pleased working with the Barbour Fiction team, and I'm so grateful to my editor, Rebecca Germany, for believing in me and these stories enough to let them see the ink of publication! Without further ado, here is a bit more about the stories:


Trinity: Military War Dog (June 2012)


After Green Beret Heath Daniels survives an IED attack—thanks to his military war dog, Trinity, a Belgian Malinois—he battles blackouts from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is discharged. Feeling weak and lost, he finds hope through A Breed Apart, an organization training dogs like Trinity to aid independent contractors.

Military Intelligence officer Darci Kintz is secretly embedded with a geological survey team in Afghanistan. A deadly discovery leaves her team dead and her a captive. Heath and Trinity join the search for the military intelligence officer.



Talon: Combat Tracking Team (November 2012)


Former Marine Aspen Courtland adopts Talon, a Combat Tracking Team German Shepherd declared “excess.” But Talon is afraid of his own shadow after an attack that left his second handler—and Aspen’s brother—missing.

Former Marine Special Operations commander Dane Markoski is tasked with tracking down a rogue Marine selling military secrets in Africa—and he needs Talon to do it because the rogue was Talon’s first handler. But Talon won’t cooperate without Aspen, who has rehabilitated the canine. In Africa, the team quickly realizes they’ve been set up. But can they untangle the maze of lies? Can Talon overcome his fear, or will he shut down and put everyone in danger?



Beowulf: Specialized Search Dog (June 2013)


Handler Timbrel Hogan and her highly trained specialized search dog, Beowulf, a Mastiff mix who is as ugly as he is smart, must enter a roiling war zone to retrieve a high-value target from a prison. But once on their own with the spy who provided the Intel, Timbrel is no longer certain the story is legit. In fact, she suspects they’ve been set up.

Nikol Tselekova has more to hide that his nationality but he can’t let Timbrel Hogan, whose bite is worse than her dog’s, interfere with his mission to save his own sister from a deadly alliance.


So, there you have it. Celebrate with me!! I am really excited to begin the A Breed Apart series with Barbour!! I hope you'll enjoy these books when they hit the shelves next year.


In addition to her miltary war dogs series, Ronie joins three other fabulous authors in a 2012 new novella collection. More from Ronie:


I am so excited to announce that I signed a contract with Barbour Publishing to write one of four novellas in a collection entitled CENTRAL PARK RENDEZVOUS and will be set in (as if you couldn't figure this out already) Central Park, NY. I will be writing with some very amazing ladies: Dineen Miller, MaryLu Tyndall, and Kim Vogel Sawyer! The collection is set to release April 2012.

Here is the blurb for the collection:

Through the timelessness of the love never fails verses from I Corinthians 13, characters from four generations of one family endure hard and cruel circumstances in life, yet bring love full circle to its completion.

Dream A Little Dream by Ronie Kendig – (Afghanistan War, Present Day)

Jamie Russo and Sean Wolfe are hiding behind the mistakes of other
family members and avoiding their dreams. When a Civil War era coin changes the course of Sean’s life, he is scared and angry. Jamie feels irrevocably linked to Sean Wolfe and charged with the command regarding “love always perseveres,” seeing through Sean’s anger and pain to love him the way God does, but in doing so, she is forced to face her own fears. Can Sean break free from a legacy of pain and shame? Will they both surrender fear and dare to dream a little dream?

A Love Meant to Be by Dineen Miller – (Vietnam War, 1973)

Unexpected
love sweeps Alan James and Gail Gibson into a romantic journey that spans 38 years. After a whirlwind romance, they plan to reunite at Central Park after Alan returns from the Vietnam War, but the lies and deceit of Gail’s sister foil their reunion.

Thirty-eight years later, Alan’s niece, Jamie, finds Gail and brings them back
together. Alan and Gail’s plans to reunite in Central Park are finally realized in a surprise reunion that shows their love was meant to be.

To Sing Another Day by Kim Vogel Sawyer – (World War II, 1941)

When Helen Wolfe’s fiancĂ© abandons her, unwilling to assume responsibility for Helen’s younger siblings, she is forced to relinquish her dreams of becoming a singer and seek employment to provide for her family. Desperately in need of money, she pawns a family heirloom—an inscribed $20 gold piece dating back to the Civil War. But her act of desperation ignites an answering sympathy in pawnshop owner Bernie O’Day’s heart.

Will Helen allow him to become her champion, giving her a reason to sing another day?

Beauty From Ashes by MaryLu Tyndall – (Civil War, 1865)

As war’s end, Colonel William Wolfe, disfigured both in body and soul, travels to Williamsbur
g, Virginia to see his fiancĂ©. Excited to claim the woman he has fallen in love with even more through her many, long letters, William is devastated at both the sight of the worn-torn country and the repulsion he first receives from Annie. Permelia, Annie’s sister, has loved William from afar for many years. Caring not that his once-handsome face is scarred, she is thrilled to see him and accept his help on the plantation, even though he still seems stricken with Annie. But when he finds the $20 gold coin he had given Annie as a token of their love in Permelia’s possession, William begins to suspect the truth.

Will William overcome the pain of Annie’s rejection and take a risk on true love again?

I know I can't wait to read these stories ~ congrats Ronie on your contracts and also to Dineen, MaryLu & Kim :)

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10 comments:

Ronie Kendig said...

You are so awesome to feature my news, Rel. Thank you. Naturally, I'm very excited about my new military war dog series because I get to continue writing what I love writing!! But also thank you for posting about the novella news. I'm honored to get to work Dineen, Kim & MaryLu on our novella collection.

THANK YOU!!!

Sara said...

I love this news! Ronie's next seriously sounds awesome and so does that novella. All these books cannot come soon enough. :)

Keli Gwyn said...

Congratulations on the contract, Ronie. The stories sound great. I love the concept.

MaryLu Tyndall said...

Thanks Rel!! I, too, am thrilled about Ronie's new doggy contract!! And I'm also excited to be working with her on this novella!!

Jen said...

Ohhh, please write quickly Ronie. Can't wait for those to come out. You are tantailizing us Rel, Ronie and novella girls!

Ronie Kendig said...

Sara, you're so great. Thank you!

Keli - Thanks, and I'm so happy for you with your contract!! :-D

MaryLu--we RAWK. Ahem. hehe

Jen, thank you so much!! Rel is awesome, isn't she (you don't have to answer that if you don't want to damage familial relationships LOLOL).

Lynn Riddick :o) said...

This is fantastic news. 2012 seems like such a long time to wait when you know there are good books on the horizon. Great work :O)

Mark said...

awesome - she is a new writer, but impresses the daylights out of me - awesome writing. Not a dog lover here, but I'm sure the new series will still be enjoyable to read for me

Ellie said...

hello

Jen said...

Rel is great and I think she does do a fantastic job with this blog, keeping us all informed about Christian Fiction and teasing us with upcoming books like yours. Do you think that will keep the peace in the family Julie???

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