01 September 2012

Review of Nightshade by Ronie Kendig, Discarded Heroes # 1


Nightshade by Ronie Kendig
Discarded Heroes # 1
Barbour Publishing 2010

Reviewed by Marian Baay

*5 stars*

I read this book when it just released in 2010, but I recently reread it and I probably enjoyed it even more!
Having read all the books in the Discarded Heroes Series, I started to love all the guys. Max is one of my favorites, but all guys are easy to love and it was great to read each of their stories.

Max is a former Navy SEAL and has seen too many awful things in combat. Those images haunt him and unleashes his anger. Now his wife Sydney is afraid of him and files a restriction order and divorce, because Max doesn't want to deal with his problems.
Max thinks he has nothing valuable to live for anymore, but then an old general is recruiting a black ops team and Max is asked to become the leader.

Nightshade is borna group elite soldiers. Officially they don't exist and their work is top secret. But Sydney hears a rumour about a group of 6 American soldiers that destroyed a whole hostile village. As a reporter she wants to know who this group is. She starts asking questions and soon someone is trying to silence her.

Nightshade's next mission is in the Philippines. Max leads his team through the dangers of the jungle and threats of the hostile Higanti. Their mission is to free hostages.

Sydney continues her search for the secret elite soldiers. Will she find them? And is there a chance to restore her marriage with Max?

This book is full excitement and adventure. When I read it the first time I devoured the book in one day. This second time around I took it slow and I savored every detail.
This series is a keeper and I hope to reread it again and again. It's FABULOUS!

Ronie's book can be purchased at CBDAmazonBarnes & Noble and other book stores.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment and your email to be entered in this week's contest. Drawing will be late Saturday. Your choice of Ronie's books, choice of format*. Void where prohibited by law. *International winners only receive the book in ebook format, not as a paperback.


  1. Great review Marian! You made this book come alive! I haven't read anything by Ronie yet. I wasn't sure I'd be interested in this book to be truthful but after your review, it is a must read for me. Going on my TBR list!

    Thanks for this giveaway.


  2. Thank you for the compliment, JUDY! I hope you'll win! :) Blessings!

  3. I'm with JUDY, on this one--what a fabulous review, MARIAN! And another fab cover, too. So many books, so little time. sigh I may have to take you up on your idea of the earplugs while I am sleeping. Great idea, MARIAN. Better than the crazy dreams I was having last night. I don't remember what they were about, just that they were crazy!

  4. MARIAN I am going to have to take a vacation from reading other books so I can read Ronie's. You have made them sound irresistible. :)

  5. Would LOVE to read this series. My husband is military so I always enjoy books like this that involve military. =)


  6. I had weird dreams last night, too, DIANA, and I think you and TERESA might have been in them!

    Great review MARIAN! I downloaded RONIE's Christy award winner this morning! Glad Wolfsbane and the others are on sale right now!

    DIANA, did you pick out an extra winner or should I?

  7. TERESA, you will love RONIE's books! Take that vacation, mom!

  8. MELISSA, then this series should be something you'll enjoy! Good luck in the drawing.

  9. CARRIE, why dream about T and D and not about me? :(
    Oh, wait... it was a weird dream, you said? Well, that explains it!

    Enjoy Wolfsbane!

  10. Sounds like a really good book! I need to get started on this series soon!


  11. Hi LIZ, thanks for coming by! Hope you get the chance to read RONIE's books soon!

  12. I really enjoy Ronie's books and would love to win the newest one, Trinity.

  13. WENDY, great to hear that you enjoyed RONIE's books! We will enter you in the drawing.

  14. thanks for the review
    my teen daughter loves ronie's books she'd love it if I won thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  15. Would love to read any of Ronie's books. I haven't had that privilege and always like to discover authors I haven't read.


  16. hi APPLE BLOSSOM, then I wish you lots of luck in the drawing. :)

  17. SPANGLDLADY, I hope you'll enjoy RONIE's books! You're entered!

  18. Wow Marion, your review. Bet it kept you on the edge of your seat. I would love to win and read it. Then, can share! Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

  19. Thanks for coming by, MAXIE. I just did the drawing, though, and the winner this week is

    KATE DOLAN!!!!

    CONGRATS Kate!!! You are our overall winner this week!

  20. Maybe next time, MAXIE. We used random.org for this weeks' drawings.


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