15 February 2023

Brooke | Excerpt + Giveaway

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Prioritizing career over family cost Brooke Metcalfe Mulroney everything—her relationship with her siblings, her marriage, her children. Written off by her family, she delves deeper into her work. Until a life-altering moment offers a chance at something she didn’t know she wanted—redemption. But her self-centered ways nip at her heels as she goes on the lam to do what she knows is right.

Former Special Forces operator and founder of MiLE, Cord Taggart wages war on human trafficking by taking the violence to the wicked, determined to never again let an innocent die because he did nothing. But maybe he’s bitten off more than he can chew this time as he works to track down New York City high-powered attorney Brooke Metcalfe, who is MIA. Then there’s her brothers who have threatened to chase him into the afterlife should he fail.

Tricky are the hours as Cord negotiates many battles: freeing the captives, demolishing the Trench that has made millions off the skin-trade industry, and his growing, deep-rooted feelings for the bombshell in her highfalutin tower. Brooke must put her life—and heart—in the hands of the thick-skulled operator.

Publisher: Task Force Press
Release Date: February 6, 2023



Judgment came in the form of three brothers with more tactical experience than most of the men in this room combined.

Cord had worked with each of them at one time or another, but he’d never had a gut-level reaction to seeing them enter a room.

Until now.

Maybe that was his guilty conscience quaking in its boots.

He smoothed a hand over his beard, then up over his bald head as Canyon, Range, and Leif strode toward him with all the confidence and intensity of a pack of wolves prowling enemy territory. He inclined his head to the eldest of three who had lasered in on him.

“It’s been two days since she was taken,” Canyon stated flatly, his lips tight. "What do you know?”


Ronie Kendig is a bestselling, award-winning author of over thirty books. She grew up an Army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband have returned to their beloved Texas after a nearly ten-year stint in the Northeast. They survive on Sonic runs, barbecue, and peach cobbler that they share–sometimes–with Benning the Stealth Golden. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters.

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(1) winner will receive the entire signed set of The Metcalfes paperbacks!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 15, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 22, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Hallie, Thank you for hosting. Ronie Kendig is one of my MUST read authors.

  2. Ronie Kendig is an author I have been meaning to try. Her books do sound good!