Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Book Review: Digitalis by Ronie Kendig and book giveaway

Digitalis (Barbour, January 2011) is Book 2 in Ronie Kendig’s Discarded Heroes series. A fast paced romantic thriller set in the US and Israel that will keep you turning the page until the very end.

Colton “Cowboy” Neely is a former marine who joins the elite black ops Nightshade team. He is tormented by horrific flashbacks that have put loved ones in danger, and his parents look after his young daughter when he’s away on overseas missions.

Piper Blum is hiding out in the US, and living in fear that the assassins searching for her father will find her. She meets Colton whilst working as a sales assistant.

Colton is drawn to Piper, and for eight months he regularly purchases towels at Piper’s counter. When Piper finds his lost daughter in the store, he finally has an opportunity to get to know her better.

Both Piper and Colton have secrets they can’t risk exposing to each other. The stakes are raised when the men looking for Piper’s father close in on her and Colton’s team are called in to protect Piper.

There is strong emotional conflict in the story, and the secrets between Colton and Piper cause massive complications in their romantic relationship. The characters are engaging and the faith element is intrinsic to the plot as the characters struggle to trust God in a world where bad things keep happening and they don’t know who they can trust. I recommend Digitalis to those looking for an action packed and compelling romantic thriller.

I really enjoyed reading Digitalis and Ronie has kindly offered to give away a copy of Digitalis (US residents only). By commenting on today’s post you can enter the drawing to win a copy of Digitalis. The drawing will take place on Wednesday, February 2 and the winner announced on Sunday, February 6. Please leave an email address [ ] at [ ] dot [ ] where you can be reached.

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Ronie Kendig grew up an Army brat, married a veteran, and they now have four children, a Golden Retriever, and a Maltese Menace. She has a BS in Psychology, speaks to various groups, and mentors new writers. Her debut novel, a spy thriller, Dead Reckoning, was nominated for an INSPY Award, and the first book in the military thriller series, the Discarded Heroes, Nightshade, received a Lime Award from The Christian Manifesto. Her third novel, Digitalis, released January 2011 and will be followed by Wolfsbane (July 2011) and Firethorn (January 2012). Ronie can be found at www.roniekendig.com or www.discardedheroes.com


Narelle Atkins writes contemporary inspirational romance. She resides in Canberra, Australia with her husband and children. To learn more about Narelle, please visit her website.


  1. Narelle - Thank you so much for taking the time to read/review DIGITALIS here at ICFW! I am so glad you enjoyed the story and the international setting. Many thanks!

  2. Ronie, thanks for stopping by :) It was a pleasure to read and review Digitalis and I'm glad one of our US readers will also have the opportunity to read Digitalis.

  3. Sounds fun, exciting and romantic...it should be a good read:)

  4. One of my favorite genres to read! I've heard excellent reviews about this book and am looking forward to reading it. I'll be praying they turn Discarded Heroes into that television series! How fantastic would that be?!? Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.