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Monday, April 23, 2018

Linda Rondeau and Free Books!

The Constitutional Government is about to pass The Fifteenth Article, an act that may enflame a civil war and plunge United Earth into a third dark age.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the copy of 223 Orchard Streetby Renee Ryan, is:


Congratulations! I'll email you to find out which format you prefer, and we'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's visit with novelist Linda Rondeau, author of the futuristic political thriller, The Fifteenth Article (Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., 2017).

Award-winning author, Linda Wood Rondeau writes to demonstrate our worst past, surrendered to God, becomes our best future. Whether speculative fiction, romance, or suspense, Rondeau’s books tug at the heart as her life-like characters struggle with issues common to the human condition: past, present, or future.

Watch for her upcoming release, Hosea’s Heart. How much does forgiveness require? A minister searches for his drug-addicted runaway wife. When they reunite, she is dying. She wants forgiveness. He seeks purpose. Time is running out. Also published by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.

A veteran social worker, the author resides in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I’m one lucky woman. Since he retired, my spouse of over forty years has decided to become a house husband. I’m royally spoiled.

Excellent! We should all be so blessed.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Fifteenth Article.

The world had slumped into a second dark age due to war, famine, and disease. Eventually, a global democracy called The Accord was formed. Too weak to survive humanity’s greed, United Earth formed a faux democracy called The Constitutional Government, comprised of fourteen articles of confederation, intended to unite the cities and the polluted outworlds.

Edwin Rowlands, current governor of Western America Province, is slated to replace the ailing President. His climb to power will give him the votes to pass his proposed Preservation Act, or The Fifteenth Article. This legislation would make defection to the outworlds, once a right under The Accord, an act of treason, both past and present, punishable by death without trial.

Factions arise in opposition to the proposed legislation and civil war is threatened. Ahmed Fared, Edwin Rowlands’ second, prays to a power higher than he for wisdom to prevent a war that will plunge United Earth into a third dark age.

Fascinating premise, Linda.

What is it about Ahmed that will make your readers care about him?

Ahmed Fared is prince among two worlds. Respected by all the political parties within United Earth’s Constitutional Government, Ahmed is also revered as Ambassador the Western America outworld, led by his adoptive brother Jacob Goodayle.

However, his divided loyalties bring him into conflict with his superior, a deluded dictator who sees himself as mankind’s savior. However, Ahmed knows him to be humanity’s greatest threat.

What does honor require him to do? Caught between loyalties, Ahmed is brought to his knees, and asks for wisdom from a power greater than he.

What initially planned facet of a story or character developed or changed while you wrote?

As this story developed, I saw historic parallels between the American struggle for independence from a tyrannical king and the Western America Province’s struggle to break away from United Earth and form their own government. Jacob Goodayle became a Thomas Jefferson … a philosopher thrust into leadership by the times in which he lived.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

Carol McCain’s Waters of Separation. This book expertly demonstrates the conflict most Christians face in their desire to serve and a past that weighs down their passion.

What are you working on now?

I am currently working on an Adirondack Suspense series for clean general fiction. The first book, Collins Bend Legacy, is completed. A widow is hired by a former lover, a college history professor, to help him research for his book on Adirondack Railroad Development. While researching Railroad tycoon Edwin Wordsworth, they stumble upon clues to unravel the 150-year old mystery of his death and his wife’s disappearance.

Where else can readers find you online?

Readers may visit my website at www.lindarondeau.com. Contact me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus and Goodreads.

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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

What do you think makes a story interesting? When do you put a book down, and when are you so intrigued you can’t put it down?

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Jan H said...

When I can't wait to see what happens next or I'm learning something or it is taking my mind off to new places of adventures. I put down a book of it contains cursing or graphic sex or ghosts, spirits or something like that. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

Linda Wood Rondeau said...

Thanks for the input. Me too. I can't stand really bad language. I want to see the story unfold in my head.

Melanie Backus said...

A must read never stops engaging the reader. It grabs you on the first page and holds you throughout the book. Unforgettable characters, meaningful plots, edge of your seat moments...they make for a great book that you can't put down.

Melanie Backus said...

My email is mauback55 at gmail dot com Hope you have a great day!

Library Lady said...

If a book doesn't grab me in the first few chapters, I won't waste my time reading it.
This book on the other hand sounds to me that it will be one I will not be able to put down.
Janet E.

Linda Wood Rondeau said...

Melanie and Library Lady ... thanks for stopping by. I do hope you'll give The Fifteenth Article a try



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