Archive | September, 2013

Stranded (Alaskan Courage Book #3)

6 Sep

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Stranded by Dani Pettrey

Stranded by Dani Pettrey released this week and it’s an adventure you don’t want to miss!  Read the exciting details below to find out how you can experience your own Alaskan adventure!

Synopsis:

Reporter Darcy St. James knows something is wrong when her friend vanishes from her job on a cruise ship. Everyone else believes Abby simply left of her own accord, but something isn’t lining up, and Darcy knows the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby’s position.

Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock in Alaska for a few days of sightseeing. He’s surprised to find Darcy onboard one of the ships, working undercover as a reporter.

Something sinister is going on, and the deeper they dig, the more they realize they’ve only discovered the tip of the iceberg.

Thoughts:

Stranded is the third book in Dani Pettrey’s acclaimed Alaskan Courage series.   The McKennas are back and better than ever!

I love this family and their faith in God and in each other!  Gage and Darcy’s story has been begging to be told, and you certainly won’t be disappointed!  

Gage McKenna struggles with the heartache and loss he has experienced.  In letting go of his past, he is able to give himself to his future.  As a reporter, Darcy St. James won’t stop digging until the truth is revealed.  She and Gage work together to uncover something evil and sinister.  In doing so, they discover something beautiful!

Dani Pettrey and her Alaskan adventures keep getting better and better and Stranded is romantic suspense at its best! 

To celebrate the story, author Dani Pettrey and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the ALASKAN ADVENTURES Sweepstakes, and your chance to win one of three fabulous prizes connected with the story!

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HOW TO ENTER:

Click the sweepstakes graphic above and complete the entry form or go to http://www.danipettrey.com/alaskan-adventures-sweepstakes/ and complete the entry box, anytime between September 2 and September 19.  This giveaway starts September 2, 2013 and ends September 19, 2013 @ 11:59 pm (PST).  Winners will be selected Friday, September 20, 2013, and announced at DaniPettrey.com.

GRAND PRIZE:

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In Stranded, Darcy, Gage, and the McKenna family launch into all kinds of adventures: from high-octane ocean kayaking, to rugged island camping beneath the vast Alaskan skies.

Our grand prize winner will have the chance to build their own adventure, with a $300 adventure gear gift card of their choice from either Eddie Bauer or L.L. Bean.

And what would our hero and heroine do if they won the prize? Gage use it towards one of L.L. Bean’s gorgeous ocean kayaks, while Darcy would go for “Glamping” gear:)

SECOND PRIZE:

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Everyone knows Gage McKenna’s campfire cooking is second to none. But in Stranded, Darcy discovers that before Gage was a search and rescue hero, he secretly dreamed of attending culinary school.

Our second prize winner will have the chance to fulfill Gage’s dream with a $200 value, 1-year membership to Top Chef University.

Membership includes over 200 video lessons taught by Top Chef contestants, covering everything from soups to desserts.

THIRD PRIZE:

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Darcy once gave her missing friend, Abby, a beautiful shell necklace, engraved with a special message that made it one-of-a-kind.

Our third prize winner will receive their very own, one-of-a-kind “Earth & Sea” necklace valued at $100.

Handmade of New Zealand Paua shells, hammered copper, and Tahitian pearls, this necklace is the perfect complement for a soft sweater and jeans, or a unique finishing touch for a little black dress on a special date night.

Be sure and enter today for your chance to win!

Shattered (Alaskan Courage Book #2)

4 Sep

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Shattered by Dani Pettrey

Synopsis:

When her prodigal brother Reef’s return to Yancey, Alaska, is shattered by his arrest for murder, Piper McKenna is determined to protect him.

Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he’s also sworn to find the truth. And he knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most.  With his sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, some unexpected leads complicate the investigation, and pursuing the truth puts Landon’s career in jeopardy.

When Piper launches her own investigation, Landon realizes he must protect her from herself–and whatever complications await as the two follow clues deep into Canada’s rugged backcountry. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but this dangerous case is becoming deadlier with each step.

Thoughts:

Shattered is the second book in Dani Pettrey’s Alaskan Courage series.  As much as I loved her first book, Submerged, I loved Shattered even more! 

One of my favorite things about a book series is the feeling of really knowing the characters and becoming invested in their stories.  I loved coming back to Yancey, Alaska, and catching up with Cole and Bailey and the rest of the McKenna family.

The relationship between Piper McKenna and Landon Grainger is one of friendship often fraught with conflict.  Though they continue to deny their feelings for each other, they soon realize that a deep friendship can lead to an even deeper love!

Shattered is a story of intrigue, romance, danger, and deadly consequences.  The well-written plot twists with every turn of the page!  Dani Pettrey does a wonderful job weaving spiritual elements into this story in a very real way! 

Don’t miss this Alaskan adventure!

Be sure to come back Friday for some exciting news concerning this series!

Alaskan Courage Series:

Book 1: Submerged

Book 2: Shattered

Book 3: Stranded…JUST RELEASED!!

Book 4: Silenced…Coming Summer 2014

Book 5: ….Coming Spring 2015


Biography:

Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom, and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves–the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance.  She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two daughters.

Visit her website at: www.danipettrey.com

Sarah Sundin Giveaway

2 Sep

On Distant Shores

 

There is a wonderful giveaway going on over on the blog, ChatwithVera.  Vera is reviewing and giving away one copy of On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin.  Be sure and visit and enter to win!

http://chatwithvera.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-distant-shores-by-sarah-sundin.html

Submerged (Alaskan Courage Book #1)

2 Sep

Submerged

Submerged by Dani Pettrey

Synopsis:

A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers.

One single clue.

Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey, Alaska, again. She has a past, and a reputation–and Yancey’s a town that doesn’t forget. She’s returned only to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash, but then dark evidence emerges and Bailey’s own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna can face dangerous rescue dives. He can face the fear a murderer may be threatening his town. But facing the reality of Bailey’s reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart…but doesn’t seem to be the same girl who left Yancey ten years ago. And he’s not the same guy she left behind.

Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Bailey and Cole must move beyond the hurts of their pasts to work together until the truth of what is hidden in the depths finally surfaces.

Thoughts:

Submerged is the first book in Dani Pettrey’s Alaskan Courage series and a great beginning to a fantastic series!  The action begins on the very first page and continues throughout the book.  From murder and mystery to secrets and surprises, this book has it all!

In leaving Yancey, Alaska, ten years ago, Bailey Craig tried to move beyond the mistakes of her past.  However, they still linger in her mind and in the mind of others.  In searching for answers to mulitple murders and mysteries, Bailey finds the ultimate truth! 

Cole McKenna has remained in the small-town of Yancey and never forgotten Bailey Craig.  As they work together, feelings old and new begin to stir.  The endearing McKenna family quickly brings Bailey into their fold and she begins to realize the meaning of forgiveness.  Together, Bailey and Cole not only navigate the waters of Alaka, but also those of forgiveness, letting go, and beginning anew! 

While Submerged primarily focuses on the realationship between Bailey and Cole, its cast of characters is vast and rich.  Grab a copy of Submerged today and meet the wonderful people of Yancey, Alaska! 

Be sure to come back Friday for some exciting news concerning this series! 


Alaskan Courage Series:

Book 1: Submerged

Book 2: Shattered

Book 3: Stranded…JUST RELEASED!!

Book 4: Silenced…Coming Summer 2014

Book 5: ….Coming Spring 2015


Biography:

Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom, and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves–the thrill of adventure, nailbiting suspense, the deepening of her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two daughters.

Visit her website at: www.danipettrey.com