Tuesday, March 16, 2010

CFBA Presents DEAD RECKONING by Ronie Kendig

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dead Reckoning
(Abingdon Press - March 1, 2010)
Ronie Kendig


Ronie has been married since 1990 to a man who can easily be defined in classic terms as a hero. She has four beautiful children. Her eldest daughter is 16 this year, her second daughter will be 13, and her twin boys are 10. After having four children, she finally finished her degree in December 2006. She now has a B.S. in Psychology through Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Getting her degree is a huge triumph for both her and her family--they survived!

This degree has also given her a fabulous perspective on her characters and how to not only make them deeper, stronger, but to make them realistic and know how they'll respond to each situation. Her debut novel, Dead Reckoning released March 2010 from Abingdon Press. And her Discarded Heroes series begins in July from Barbour with the first book entitled Nightshade.


Underwater archeologist Shiloh Blake is consumed with passion for the water and inflamed at the injustices of life. When her first large-scale dig traps her in the middle of an international nuclear arms clash, she flees for her life.
When she spots a man trailing her, the questions are, Who is he? And how is he always one step ahead? Is the man trailing her an enemy or a protector sent by her CIA father?
Reece Jaxon is a former Navy SEAL and now serves his country as a spy. His life is entangled by the beguiling Shiloh Blake as he hunts down the sources to a nuclear dead drop in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai, India. The only way to end this nightmare and prevent a nuclear meltdown is to join forces with Reece. Will Shiloh violate her vow to never become involved in her father's web of intrigue and mystery? Will she reconcile with her past and with him? Will she allow God to help her throught this ordeal of danger, mistrust and uncertainty?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dead Reckoning, go HERE.


In her debut novel, Ronie Kendig delivers a thrilling ride. In the first chapter, Shiloh Blake is swimming for her life. Throughout the book, Shiloh is constantly on the run, improvising as she goes. Her character reminded me of Sydney Bristow from TV's Alias: a young woman who's reluctantly drawn into a web of intrigue which she seems to handle almost by instinct. Reece Jaxon is full of his own brand of intrigue. When these two headstrong individuals get together, sparks fly and the body count rises, as does the level of danger. If you like your fiction fast-paced and high risk with a strong spiritual core, you'll love Dead Reckoning.


Ronie Kendig said...

Great review, Jen! I guess it shows that I loved Alias, huh? ::grins:: I promise I wasn't trying to pattern Shiloh after Sidney. LOL

Jennifer AlLee said...

LOL! Alias is one of my all-time favorite shows, which is probably why I thought of Sydney. And while there are a few similarities, I never thought you were copying or anything like that. Shiloh is her own girl, that's for sure!

Lisa Karon Richardson said...

New site looks great, Jen! Oh, and good review to. Dead Reckoning is on my to buy list since I read the first chapter online.