Friday, September 28, 2012

Win a copy of Ronie Kendig's TRINITY!

Okay, confession here. I really never read contemporary books. I'm so in love with historicals that I rarely pick up a book that isn't set in the past. I make an exception for Ronie Kendig's books.  First of all, I love the military. I have two daughters in the military and a brother who works in law enforcement. I support our troops whenever I can. Ronie's love and respect for our military shines through her stories. But before you click away, saying 'Ah, I don't like military stories'  let me tell you that Ronie's books are so much more than that. They are suspense, adventure, romance, and spiritual. Yes, all those things packed tight in a story that will blow your socks off!  You'll learn a lot, you'll be moved deeply, you'll gain greater respect for our troops, you'll grip the edge of your seat, and you'll fall in love. I guarantee it. One thing you'll not do is close the book disappointed.

 I adored Ronie's Discarded Heroes Series!  And this first book in her new A Breed Apart series is fantabulous. If you love dogs, you're going to go crazy over this new series. 

The first book is called Trinity.  Here's what it's about:
A year ago in Afghanistan, Green Beret Heath Daniel's career was destroyed. Along with his faith. Now he and his military war dog, Trinity, train other dogs and their handlers. Though his passion is to be back in action, the medical discharge has forced Heath-and Trinity-to the sidelines. Military intelligence officer Darci Kintz is captured while secretly tracking the Taliban. Only one dog can handle the extreme conditions to save her. Trinity. Only one man can handle Trinity. Time is running out on the greatest-and most dangerous-mission of their lives.

Here's my review:

Want high-impact action, military suspense, romance, adventure, great characters, and a theme that gets you thinking. . .than look no further than Ronie Kendig. This author has a knack for grabbing you and shoving you right in the middle of some pretty intense, heart-thumping action. Every night when I curled up to read, I felt like I was roaming around the blistery caves in Afghanistan with a loyal German Shepherd by my side, being targeted by rogue Chinese madmen. Now, how often do you get to feel like that? (Especially from the safety of your own couch.. which is where I prefer to be!) Ms. Kendig's characters are always wounded in some way. . .and I don't mean just on the outside, but that's what makes them real. Aren't we all wounded from life? Don't we all need second chances and new hope? That's exactly what the hero and heroine in this story need, from each other and from God. The fun part is watching them grow and change and reach out for that lifeline. Add to that tons of hunky military guys, the rescue of the hero's lady love, and my favorite character, Trinity, the dog who stole my heart, and this was one fun read!! I guarantee once you start this book, you won't be able to stop turning the pages.

An Army brat, Ronie Kendig grew up in the classic military family, with her father often TDY and her mother holding down the proverbial fort. Their family moved often, which left Ronie attending six schools by the time she’d entered fourth grade. Her only respite and “friends” during this time were the characters she created.
It was no surprise when she married a military veteran—her real-life hero—in June 1990.  Married more than twenty years, Ronie and her husband, Brian, homeschool their four children, the first of whom graduated in 2011. Despite the craziness of life, Ronie finds balance and peace with her faith, family and their three dogs in Dallas, TX.
Ronie has a deep love and passion for people, especially hurting people, which is why she pursued and obtained a B.S. in Psychology from Liberty University. Ronie is an active member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and has volunteered extensively, serving in a variety of capacities from coordinator of a national contest to appointment assistant at the national annual conference.
To learn more about Ronie, Visit her website! It's really cool!!   Ronie's website

 Leave a comment with your email address to win a free copy of Trinity!!!  Drawing will be held on October 11! Winner announced on the 12th! 

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Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. I'm with you in general! Don't care for the average contemporary novel, but I do like military stories, and that's probably because I have so many family members in the military too. Will definitely be looking up Ronie Kendig's books. Thanks for the honorable mention yesterday too!

  2. Friday, Sept 28th,
    "Morning, MaryLu ... and Ronie".
    Count me in ... I would absolutely love to win a copy of "Trinity", Military War Dog. The story outline hit me immediately, and I was drawn right in.
    Going way back in time, when my Mom was still a single, young lady (way before I was on the scene) ... she raised and bred German Shepherd dogs. These dogs were trained, and purchased by prominent people. One of her dogs, was even purchased by the Military, and went off to join the 'human troups' in World War 2.
    Yes, please do enter me into the contest ... the book sounds great !And, thank-you for this opportunity.
    Take care, and, God Bless,
    In Him, Brenda Hurley

  3. I'm a big supporter of troops too! (My mom and sister are both in the Canadian reserves and I have lots of other friends and family as well in both reg and reserves. We live close to Base Petawawa. I'm also a fan of the IDF (Israel Defense Forces)and of course our American friends. Our first family dog was a white german shepherd/husky named Snowball. And actually our next dog breed of choice is probably a Belgian Shepherd. Nothing like a big intimidating guard dog to protect the farm. And this is just a side note but a certain extremist religion really has a thing against dogs. Anyways the book looks really good!


  4. Loved this story and would love to have a copy of the book. Very realistic scenes as Ronie takes you through the story. The characters are wonderful and can't wait to read Talon and Beouwolf when released. Makes my appreciation for the military that much stronger. Trinity is a great dog too!

  5. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. I thoroughly enjoy your books and the why you write, so I know if you like it I will as well.

  6. I meant to say the "WAY" you write not the "WHY" but I guess that could apply, too :-)

  7. Ronie Kendig is a fantastic author! I own all of the books in her Discarded Heroes series. Love her passion for our military and how it shines through in her talented writing. With two brothers in the military that have both served in Iraq, it is refreshing to see an author's point if view that gives our troops the respect they deserve. Appreciate her writing.

    By the way, Ms. Tyndall, I own almost all of your books that you have out so far. I'm a big fan :)

  8. Your review says it terrific book by Ronie! But then which one of her books aren't? I've read all her books because of her heart-pumping, accurate portrayals!

    Please enter me.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  9. Thanks for the giveaway, MaryLu, very cool! Anything Ronie writes is sure to be a hit, looking forward to reading this one :)

  10. If I love dogs? What an understatement. LOL I have wanted to read this book ever since Ronie started posting about it. I had never read any of her books, aside from Central Park Rendezvous, so when I was able to download Dead Reckoning for free, I did. I truly enjoyed it; like you, I really don't read contemporary books that much, but Ronie really has a talent. I admire the military and all that they do and I absolutely adore dogs, especially working dogs. So, needless to say, please enter me to win. :)

  11. Thanks for an opportunity to get this book.
    love Ronie's writing

    Lyndie Blevins

  12. Just recently discovered Ronie's books and they look terrific. Can't wait to get started on them!

  13. I love, love Ronie's books and can't wait to read this new on that sounds awesome!
    Thank you for offering this book to one of us!
    Blessings...Joy ibjoy1953(at)

  14. Please enter mein the drawing. It sounds like a great book. I had a German Shepherd named Shadow. Wonderful breed!
    Linda Cacaci

  15. I haven't been able to get my hands on any of Ronie's books so far much to my dismay! Please enter me for this book! It sounds awesome. :)

  16. Oh, I am so excited to read this one! Thanks for offering a giveaway! And thank you for introducing her to me! I've loved the Disguarded Hero series.

    joleeng at ;-)

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  18. Sounds like a good book. Being a military spouse, I especially enjoy books like this. I am just starting the Disguarded Hero series.

  19. I would love to win,Enter me!!
    Sarah Richmond

  20. Looks like a great read!
    Thanks for the giveaway and review!


  21. I tend to be more deeply affected by military stories because both our boys have been in the army, our younger son still serving. The things they've shared them might not have prepared me for what this book offers, but I'd like to read it. I already know I'll be drawn in just because of all I've heard about Ronie's writing. Thanks for entering me.
    purensimplenatural at gmail dot com