Friday, August 22, 2014

Review ~ Operation Zulu Redemption: Act of Treason - Part 4 by Ronie Kendig


Operation Zulu Redemption: Act of Treason - Part 4 by Ronie Kendig


Synopsis - The Explosive Ending to a Brand-new 5-part Serial Novel!  

It’s Zero hour for Zulu.  They’ve been targeted, hunted, deceived, and betrayed. Zulu is crumbling in their pursuit of justice. Even rifts within the team are tearing them apart.  Téya can’t seem to unravel her bizarre connection with deadly assassin The Turk—and it’s causing her team to question her loyalty.  Annie is unable to focus and sort out her strong feelings for Trace and Sam—and she fears she’ll end up losing them both.  Nuala vows to support Boone, but a devastating tragedy pushes her limits.  And Trace hates sending the team on dangerous missions alone, but there are some secrets he can’t reveal.  In the shocking, explosive finale of Operation Zulu: Redemption, Trace has one last plan to draw the enemy out and take them down—for good. But will it work? Who can they really trust? Ultimately, what price will justice demand? 


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My Review

Shock and awe doesn’t begin to describe the inner workings of Team ZULU and their betrayer. With expert writing skill and some surprising plot twists, Kendig brings full circle this amazingly fast-paced military thriller. Reading this serialization has been like watching a season of 24. I was totally blind-sided by the traitor in the midst. I did not see that one coming. 

I’m fond of all the characters, especially Trace and Annie (love the interaction between them) but another stands out to me. It seems crazy to be enchanted by a character who is supposed to be an enemy, but I am. ‘The Turk’ is one beguiling assassin. We don’t know much about him except he and Téya have been in several violent altercations with each other and now he is a potential love interest! I’m intrigued J

I highly recommend this series to fans of intense contemporary military fiction. I’m anxiously awaiting Season Two, the new missions that ZULU will be sent on, and thinking this really should be made into a TV series. It’s that good.

I was provided a copy from the publisher for review purposes. I am under no obligation to write a positive review, just my honest opinion of the book. No compensation has been received.


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Start the mission with Operation Zulu Redemption: The Beginning and then don't miss any of these extended length 200 page episodes...

Available Now -- Operation Zulu Redemption: Collateral Damage -- Part 1

Available Now -- Operation Zulu Redemption: Out of Nowhere -- Part 2

Available Now -- Operation Zulu Redemption: Hazardous Duty -- Part 3

Available Now -- Operation Zulu Redemption: Act of Treason -- Part 4


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Giveaway ~ A Stray Drop of Blood (Kindle Edition)

I read this book when it first came out in 2010, and was completely captivated by the story. Truly, it is a powerful, raw and redemptive tale that swept me along from the first page to the last. The author took my breath away with her prose. I remember thinking this book rivaled the masterful storytelling in A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers. And that is the best biblical fiction book I have ever read! A Stray Drop of Blood is second. There is nothing easy in Abigail's story, as you can see from reading the synopsis below.  


But God never promised easy, did he?





Beautiful is a dangerous thing to be when one is unprotected. That is a lesson Abigail learns well when her master's son, Jason, takes her to his bed. Jason's mother, Ester, may have educated her as a daughter instead of a slave, his father, Cleopas, may have obeyed Hebrew law rather than Roman in the running of his household, but none of that matters to their son. At least, it doesn't until he has a child of his own on the way.

Over her seven years in the Visibullis household, Abigail has gotten accustomed to being a slave. She loves her fellow servants, she adores her mistress, and she respects her master. She does not welcome change, neither when Jason decides she is better fit for a lover than a handmaid nor when he discovers he loves her too much to leave her as anything but a wife. But she carries his child, so she can hardly argue. And maybe, given time, she could come to love him too....

Israel s unrest finds a home in her bosom, but their rebellion tears apart her world. Death descends with Barabbas s sword, and Abigail is determined to be there when he is handed the penalty for the crimes that destroyed her family. But when she ventures to the trial, heavy with child and heavier still with hatred, it is not Barabbas that the crowd demands be crucified. Instead, it is the teacher Cleopas and Jason had begun to follow, the man from Nazareth that some call the Son of God....

She was born free, made a slave, married out of her bonds. But she never really knew freedom until she felt the fire of a stray drop of blood from a Jewish carpenter. She was disowned by Israel, despised by Rome, desired by all. Yet she never knew love until she received the smile of a stoic Roman noble.



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Sunday, August 17, 2014

{Sunday}



Genesis 8:22

“As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.”

Friday, August 15, 2014

Just some pictures...

 Gorgeous Carolina Sky filled with formless, swirling clouds, makes a pleasant sight.



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Taken through the windshield during a deluge of rain while sitting at a red light. This one was featured at Camera Shy for the Abstract Photography – Take 52 Week 28 critique. You can click here to see the video critique.

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Glorious clear sky after four days of dark and gloomy weather.



We are experiencing unseasonably cool weather here in the foothills of NC. 
I am not complaining! For August, it is fabulous to be able to have the windows open. 
That means a lower electric bill, as well :)

How's the weather where you are?


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Operation Zulu Redemption: Hazardous Duty - Part 3 by Ronie Kendig




Operation Zulu Redemption: Hazardous Duty - Part 3 
by Ronie Kendig

Synopsis - The odds are stacked against them, but Zulu refuses to surrender.  After all the hits they’ve taken, it’d be easy to quit. But Annie, Teya, and Nuala didn’t train so intensely to be part of the first all-female special ops team to let their enemy win. Now that the fight’s been incited so fiercely with Jessie, Candice, and Keeley, the rest of Zulu won’t go down without a fight. They’ll find answers, justice, and vindication for that tragic night they were set up in Misrata. Or die trying.  Giving up isn’t in the bones of Sam Caliguari either—not even after thugs snatch him from Manson. He won’t be muzzled in his effort to get Annie out of trouble.  Annie knows Sam will use every bit of his SEAL training to track her down, but she didn’t expect the tangle of strong feelings she’d have for him and Trace.  Téya never imagined the nightmare that would hit after crossing the deadly path of The Turk. What could he possibly want with her so specifically?

And while Trace anticipates physical threats, he’s also watching his back for the next political fallout, because Francesca Solomon is unyielding in her quest to bring him down. Will Zulu ever catch a break?

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My Review

With a stunning cliffhanger, Operation Zulu Redemption: Hazardous Duty - Part 3 met and exceeded every expectation possible!

I felt like I was riding at an accelerated speed the whole time I was reading this installment. Not one moment did the momentum lag, but swept me along with an energy so palpable I could almost feel electricity in the air. From crackerjack sniper shots to stealth maneuvering, the depth of dedication and unrelenting determination is unmistakable in Team ZULU. Adding a little more romance into the mix only makes the heart beat more rapidly and the adrenaline flow a little faster. The characters are fascinating, and I am totally stumped in this puzzle of who is behind the hunting down and killing of the team’s members. I’m wholeheartedly looking forward to the conclusion!

I was provided a copy from the publisher for review purposes. I am under no obligation to write a positive review, just my honest opinion of the book. No compensation has been received.


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Start the mission with Operation Zulu Redemption: The Beginning and then don't miss any of these extended length 200 page episodes...

Available Now -- Operation Zulu Redemption: Collateral Damage -- Part 1

Available Now -- Operation Zulu Redemption: Out of Nowhere -- Part 2


Available Now -- Operation Zulu Redemption: Hazardous Duty -- Part 3

Available Now -- Operation Zulu Redemption: Act of Treason -- Part 4

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Operation Zulu Redemption: Out of Nowhere - Part 2 by Ronie Kendig


Operation Zulu Redemption: Out of Nowhere - Part 2 
by Ronie Kendig


Synopsis - Zulu races around the world fighting for answers—and their lives!  The remnant of the first all-female Special Forces team, Zulu, will do whatever it takes to determine what really happened that night five years ago—when a trap entangled the team in the deaths of twenty-two innocent people in Misrata, Libya. With Lieutenant Colonel Trace Weston and Boone Ramage leading the way, Annie Palermo, Téya Reiker, and Nuala King are training harder and stronger, digging deeper for clues, and tracking down leads in the U.S. and Europe to clear their names.  Former Navy SEAL Sam Caliguari refuses to believe Annie left of her own free will, not after what they shared. But his determination and efforts to find her have put Zulu at greater risk of being discovered—and eliminated—before they can find the truth.  Francesca Solomon is determined to bring down Trace Weston, whom she believes is responsible for the tragedy in Misrata, for ruining her father’s career, and for tarnishing her family’s good name. When a source gives her pivotal information, Francesca leaps at the chance to make Trace answer for his crimes. Just when things start to turn for Zulu, a member of the team is targeted by one of the world’s deadliest assassins. Then another vanishes. Zulu wants the truth, but they didn’t know it might cost every one of their lives.


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My Review

I’m trying to think of any positive adjectives that I haven’t already used to describe this series. Truly, the writing is unparalleled. With precision skill, Kendig has drawn me into the lives of Team Zulu. I’m a huge dialogue fan and this is some of the most impressive I have read. Her attention to detail is obvious but not overly done. I find myself not skipping a single word because I might miss something important, it’s that precise. There are some shocking situations that the team is involved in, and yet they are written with so much realism, I have no trouble believing that these events could actually happen. These women are facing formidable opponents and doing some serious butt-kicking. I felt like I was watching Jennifer Garner in Alias! Out of Nowhere ends on another cliffhanger and I am eagerly anticipating the next installment.

I was provided a copy from the publisher for review purposes. I am under no obligation to write a positive review, just my honest opinion of the book. No compensation has been received.

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Start the mission with Operation Zulu Redemption: The Beginning and then don't miss any of these extended length 200 page episodes...

Available Now -- Operation Zulu Redemption: Collateral Damage -- Part 1

Available Now -- Operation Zulu Redemption: Out of Nowhere -- Part 2

Available Now -- Operation Zulu Redemption: Hazardous Duty -- Part 3

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