Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ronie Kendig, Nightshade, and Team ZULU...and HOW STUPID AM I???

I have issues.
I know that.
In fact, a grasshopper landed on my skirt after church and I screamed. 
Issue # Uno? BUGS.

Okay, so, of them is that when I find I new writer I have to read everything he or she wrote.

Which brings me to Ronie Kendig...

Look at her smile! Doesn't she look calm and sweet?

Awwww, I know, right?  She's so pretty. And she's lovely. I met her last September at ACFW...
She's so sweet, and has such a lovely smile. She's SO "Mom and apple pie and Black Ops and flash bangs and bullets in the leg and a helicopter blown from the sky..."

Did you just drop your jaw?

HA!! You did! I saw you!!

The lovely Rel Mollet (find her here at : and I were chatting on good old Facebook about Ronie's writing. I'd told Rel I hadn't read any of Ronie's books. 
"Seriously?!?! Girl-that must be rectified immediately..."
I could hear her squealing all the way from Australia.

The thing is, I'm usually fairly cautious when it comes to investing in a new writer, simply because my reading time is so scarce. I'd seen Ronie's books at the bookstore and was tempted, but I confess, not enough to buy them, simply because I had zero time and my fear is when I do find a new author, I'll get happily sucked into their vortex. 

Well. BAHAHAHA. Sucked in?

How about 'sucked in' by a Stealth jet engine in reverse?

Okay, Rel, fine!  I rectified things!!! 

And I started with Team ZULU and "Operation Zulu-Redemption". A story in serial form about an all female Black Ops team who got set up, and the years it takes to vindicate them...but will there be redemption before they all get killed.  




Commence fanning self.


Then I moved on to the Nightshade series.

Sleep? Who needs sleep?


And just how stupid am I??
I could have been reading Ronie's work YEARS ago!!!!!

So...get thee to a bookstore and buy a Ronie Kendig book, or to Amazon and get the Operation Zulu series.

Ronie will kick your reader butt. You will willingly go without sleep. You will not see the plot twists coming, nor will you wonder "Do guys really talk like that?"

So, on my ever popular 1-5 Dairy Milk Review Scale?

Operation Zulu-Redemption? FIVE.
Nightshade series? FIVE.

And now I have to force myself to actually get my crit reviews done and my research done before I pick up another Ronie Kendig series.

Otherwise? I will get NOTHING done!!!!

I highly advise you get your butt over to her website and check out the awesomeness that is Rapid Fire Fiction!!

So, h
mmmm...but what about?

Jennifer? Back away from the "click here to buy" button!!! 


  1. HAHAHAHAHA!!! What a great post. THANK YOU, Jennifer!! So glad you are enjoying RFF novels!

  2. Thanks!! I'm glad you enjoyed the post!

    And I'm not *enjoying* them, I'm already thinking about re-naming my kids and making my husband sign up for Black Ops. Do they take 53 year old tree nerds?

  3. Well, I'm not one to say I told you so...but, ahem, I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So thrilled you loved them so much - isn't Ronie the BEST of the best? Now comes the real test - got a favourite character from all the fabulous ones?!

    Hugs xo xo

    1. Favourite? (I see you spelled that properly) Are you umm, really? Pick a favourite?

      Ummmm, so far?

      Gahhh! I can't do it!!

      And yes, you totally did tell me so!

  4. Ha! I can't either so it must mean you are a true fan, too :) xo

  5. 100% agree!!!! And you haven't read the military war dog series!!!!! Prepare to get sucked in!!! Thanks for the review...loved it!

    1. Hello Necee! Thanks for stopping by!

      And I'm 'saving up' that series for when I get all my other stuff done.

      Or I could be totally lying...and buy them all tonight. ;)

  6. I have not heard of these books or the author. I'll have to peek into this! Or nose dive! You are such a cheerleader!! :)

    1. dive NOW!! If you love fast paced or "Rapid Fire" fiction, and military heroes, these books are for you!