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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Saturday Spotlight - Linda Rondeau

Good Morning Friends,

Well another 4 weeks have passed and I'm still not settled and organized enough to blog regularly but I keep working toward that! A lot has happened since my last post. August 18th marked the 3yr anniversary of my husband's death and was a day of mixed emotions as I had a funeral AND a wedding to attend that day! The next week I drove to Durant, OK for a speaking engagement - loads of fun! Now, I'm settled back in LA and doing my best to wrap up several projects, keep The Wordsmith Journal Magazine running smoothly and hopefully start the new year a lot more organized and fruitful! This my friends, is my life in a nutshell LOL!

Now without much further ado, please welcome Linda Rondeau to our Saturday Spotlight with her new book, America II The Reformation.

Winner of the 2012 Selah Award for best first novel (The Other Side of Darkness/Harbourlight), LINDA RONDEAU, writes for the reader who enjoys a little bit of everything. Her stories of redemption and God’s mercies include romance, suspense, the ethereal, and a little bit of history into the mix, always served with a slice of humor. Walk with her unforgettable characters as they journey paths not unlike our own. After a long career in human services, mother of three and wife of one very patient man, Linda now resides in Florida where she is active in her church and community. Readers may visit her web site at www.lindarondeau.com. Her second book, written under L.W. Rondeau, America II: The Reformation, Trestle Press, the first in a dystopian trilogy, is a futuristic political now available in ebook on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. Print edition will be available September 7. She is also contracted with Trestle Press for a prequel to her America II trilogy called The Rising. This will appear in serial form. Volume One will be released soon. An Adirondack romance will be released in October by Lighthouse of the Carolinas in time for the Christmas season and is called, It Really Is a Wonderful life.

Following unprecedented climatic changes, resultant pestilence and war brought the world into chaos. Eventually, each nation surrendered its sovereignty to form a global democracy, initially known as The Accord. However, the democratic government proved too weak and was soon replaced by a faux democratic rule.
The year is 2073, and current governor of Western America Province, Edwin Rowlands, is poised to become the Constitutional Government’s second president. Many fear that the sweeping reforms found in his proposed Preservation Act will set him up as a dictator. If enacted, defection both past and present would become a crime punishable by death, thus bringing all outlands into crushing subjection.

While most believe reform is critical, factions disagree on how to prevent the Preservation Act from becoming law. Ahmed Farid, second President, believes reform can be managed within the existing government. Leader of the Revolutionary Army, Jimmy Kinnear, trusts only in military intervention. However, Jacob Goodayle, Chairman of Western America’s illegal outland government, favors separatism.
As tensions rise, civil war seems imminent. Who will be the voice of reason in a world on the verge of a third dark age?

Endorsements for America II The Reformation

Linda Rondeau’s new series is a near-future tale of twisted morality and technology that begins with a clutch to the throat and won’t let go, even after the last page. ~ Lisa Lickel, author of Meander Scar

The author shows clear imagination, and it is definitely an interesting read. ~ Ian Miller, author

The author has evidently given much consideration and context to the present trends and circumstances that threaten such societies: the "Balkanization" or further fragmentation of the America's and other areas of the globe; pandemic viruses and cataclysmic natural events; centralized regimes and tyrannical rule; euthanasia and population control; mass-media programming and propaganda; conflicts and war….five stars! ~H. Kirk Rainer, author

In America II: The Reformation, L. W. Rondeau creates a story world I want to explore and characters I want to know. Rondeau addresses controversial issues our world faces now and will face in the future. She crafts a story worth reading.~ T. Tarver, author of Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes

A futuristic fast-paced tale, America II: The Reformation, will keep you on the edge of your seat. L.W. Rondeau knows how to grip the human heart. ~ Alice J. Wisler, author of Rain Song, Still Life in Shadows, and three other novels

A sweeping drama! Rondeau skillfully creates a realistic society on the brink of revolution in the not-too-distant future. Hope, fear, love, faith--the passions of her complex characters draw you into their intricate political intrigue until their causes become your causes. ~Suzanne Hartmann, author of Peril, the first in the Fast Track Thriller series

An electronic version of America II The Reformation can be purchased at Amazon.com & Barnes and Noble (print edition coming soon!)

Well friends, hope you've enjoyed this edition of Saturday Spotlight. Be sure and check back often for other great spotlights and blog tours!

Until later...take care, God Bless and remember....When you expect miracles, miracles happen!

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