In this post: cover reveal and a GIVEAWAY!!

I am super excited to share this cover with you for FIRETHORN, Discarded Heroes #4! The design team really captured Griffin and even Kazi on this one. They are the closest to the actual characters in the book of all the covers. I will be sending Firethorn in to my editor soon, and it's been one of the hardest stories I've ever written. And I'm a little blown away that this is the fifth book that I've written for a publisher (my twenty-somethingth all together).

So, there's a giveaway...but ya gotta read all the "fine print" first--that is, read the full post! :-D

Explosive Conclusion to the Discarded Heroes!

ISBN: 978-1-60260-785-9

Dismantled and blown,
Nightshade is ready to repay the favor.

Rawkin', don't you think? Do you like the cover--please tell me you do!! It's one of my favorites among all my books now.

Here's a short blurb for this final installment:

Former Marine and current Nightshade team member Griffin Riddell is comfortable. So comfortable he never sees the set up that lands him in a maximum security prison, charged with murder. How will he ever prove his innocence stuck behind iron bars?

Covert operative Kazi Faron is tasked with reassembling Nightshade—the black ops team someone dissected. Breaking Griffin out of a federal penitentiary amid explosive confusion may turn out to be her last assignment. What will it take to convince the fugitive that whoever set him up has also dissected the Nightshade team?

As Kazi and Griffin race to rescue the others and discover the traitor, love begins to awaken in their hearts. Can a covert operative and the felon she’s freed overcome their mutual distrust long enough to save Nightshade? Will anything prepare them for who—or what is coming?

Sound interesting? Great, I knew I could count on you! So, here's the deal on the giveaway: Help me recruit more boots on ground for this mission. All you have to do is Tweet about the cover on Twitter or share a post on Facebook. Be sure to tag me in the post (ronie.kendig on Facebook) and roniekendig on Twitter) so I know you're trying to recruit more boots (readers) for the team!

A drawing will be held next Friday (4/22) and one lucky winner will receive: Nightshade , Digitalis, Wolfsbane, and FIRETHORN. Yep, you read that right--all four books. And you're asking me, But how, Ronie? The last two haven't even been released? Well, that lucky winner will be placed on my list to receive copy as soon as I get my copies.
BE SURE TO COMMENT HERE AND LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS so I can contact you if you win!!!

Grab your gear and join the mission to save Nightshade.

Will anyone make it out alive?

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37 Responses
  1. Wow, What an author you are, and what a gift you've given to our military heroes. Showing them they are NOT discarded, but beloved and honored. And what a gift you've given readers everywhere. You are a writer extraordinaire!! My blog is at your service...just say the word.

  2. Scuttlebutt has it that you will be honoring Tea & Tales Book Club at Holly Lake Ranch with a visit next month. We are very excited and looking forward to meeting you!
    Proud Army Mom & Air Force Mom

  3. Wow. I love it! Not only do the characters look great, but I love the reddish background! I'm so excited for this book...well, first Wolfsbane and then this one...and I'd love a chance to win them. I'm going to go tweet right now. Congrats, Ronie!


  4. Oh, my, Ronie . . . that is a fantastic cover. And the model for Griffin is perfect. I am so looking forward to Wolfbane, and now, Firethorn. I'd love to win the book package. Will be posting this to Twitter and FB, too.

    peg(@)peggyblannphifer (dot) com.

    When I get Wolfbane, even if I buy itmyself, I'd like to chat with you when I'm ready to do a review. :)

  5. OOO, that sounds fun!!! I would love to win!!! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

  6. gravatar Jordan C

    Can't wait!! I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!

  7. Can I just say how excited I am that there's a book featuring a mixed race couple? I love it and think there's not enough diversity in CF these days but this is great! Woohoo! That cover is just so....cooooool! <3

    Off to recruit. ;-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  8. oohh la la! Whoever said this cover needs a "HOT MAN WARNING" was soooo right! ;-) All the covers in the series are great, but this one - wowser! LOL

  9. I have to agree, the hero is cute!!

    I went to the bookstore tonight and I went and searched out your books. I held Nightshade in my hands and I was so proud of you I almost cried. Keep up the good work!


  10. gravatar Rel

    Great to see they have done Griffin justice! Love the cover, your books, and you! Your books make the perfect giveaways xo

  11. Of course I'm loving this whole idea ;) I posted the link to my bookstore page so all my customers can be in great anticipation with me.
    Keep 'em coming.

  12. It sounds wonderful!!!! I would love to win those books! I have two of them but could always share them with others!

  13. My twitter feed goes to my facebook feed. I hope you get lots of hits. But don't put me in the drawing. I will read your books anyway.

    You go girl!!!!

  14. Awesome! I've loved this series, Ronie. Can't wait to read this installment!

  15. Ronie, it's fab-o! That is how I pictured Legend! Totally, even before you put up the model pic.

    Can't wait. <};^)

  16. Awesome cover!!!!! Can't wait to read it, since I'm not a "thriller" reader. ;-)

  17. you don't need to enter me - I have the first two books and hope to get the other two to review - but I do like the cover. Can't wait to read it and Wolfsbane

  18. gravatar Anonymous

    Great cover, Ronie!Looking forward to its release. kimberlyj503(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. gravatar Anonymous

    I LOVE the cover!
    And it sounds AMAZING!!
    I cant wait to read it!

  20. Love the cover, Ronie! Your publisher did an excellent job on it. And your story sounds fabulous.

    Congrats on all of your success, Ronie. Remember when we were still struggling, hoping, and praying we would get published. It finally happened for both of us. God is sooooooo good! No, make that fabulous!

  21. gravatar Clari

    Firethorn is a very SHARP cover as well as intriguing. I have loved all the covers of your books, and the stories inside more then back up the gorgeous covers.

    I'm impatiently waiting for the next installments and will be sorry to see this series end, but am also excited about the new series you're working on. Thank you for sharing your creativeness and patriotism with us. Your books are on my "permanent-will-be-re-read shelves"!

    Your fan since reading Dead Reckoning,

  22. I'm looking forward to reading your new book. Thank you for the chance to win!

    I also posted about this on facebook.

    ...Now we really need a book about The Kid!


  23. And I have to say - even though I am a happily married woman - he is a HUNK!

  24. That's an awesome cover - Definitely makes me want to read it! Tweeted about it ~ mentioned @roniekendig so you can find it!

    Oooh, I'm hopping up and down in my seat hoping I win!! Thanks for the opportunity ~

    amanda38401 at gmail dot com

  25. Very cool new cover! But I've liked them all. The series sounds great.

  26. I think I just found a new series to read. I love finding new authors and can't wait to read these books. Please enter me in your contest.

    Will post on my FB.


  27. Tried to tag you in my FB but not sure it worked. FB is Carrie Larks. Check it out.

  28. Fantastic cover! I have heard great things about your books but haven't had the pleasure yet to read this series. I would love to be able to win them so I could read straight through! I tweeted and posted on FB but not sure they were done correctly. Hope so!
    My email:

  29. great cover! can't wait to read the last two inthe series. posted on my FB :) would love to see this as a series on tv.


  30. Very excited about these books now!
    Danielle Diez
    MaidenOfEmmanuel (at) aim (dot) com


  31. I would love to win this series. These kind of stories speak to my heart! Heroes abound among us and these type of stories bring them to light and make people think about their sacrifices! I posted about the series on Facebook but don't know how to tag you on it!!

  32. Wow. I haven't read any of these, but if the first 3 are like the last one, I should have already. It sounds GREAT!

    I have to get on FB to get you some readers. :)


  33. My goodness! You gals have really made my week. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and post a comment. And thank you to those who have entered the contest by posting on Facebook/Twitter. We've had a fabulous response to the contest.

  34. gravatar Elisa

    Hello Ronie - It looks great. Love your contest!! Getting on it now on my FB page...!


  35. Ronie, love your dedication to the military. Thanks!

  36. Your support of the military is wonderful. I've passed on info about your books to my book club friends. Off to tell my FB friends about the new cover.