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Blog Tour: SABOTAGED Review + GIVEAWAY

16 Feb

Sabotaged

SABOTAGED by Dani Pettrey
(Alaskan Courage Series #5)

 

Growing up, goody-two-shoes Kirra Jacobs and troublemaker Reef McKenna were always at odds. Now paired together on Yancey’s search-and-rescue canine unit, they begin to put aside old arguments as they come to see each other in a different light.

Then a call comes in from the Iditarod that will push them to their limits. Kirra’s uncle, a musher in the race, has disappeared. Kirra and Reef quickly track the man, but what they discover is harrowing. Frank’s daughter has been kidnapped. In order to save her, the man must use his knowledge as a mechanical engineer to do the kidnapper’s bidding or she will die.

Kirra and Reef, along with the entire McKenna family, are thrown into a race to stop a shadowy villain who is not only threatening a girl’s life, but appears willing to unleash one of the largest disasters Alaska has ever seen.

Book Info & Sample Chapter:
http://www.danipettrey.com/books/


Enjoy the SABOTAGED Pinterest Board:

 

Thoughts:

I had such mixed emotions as I began this book!  I was anxious to read Reef’s story, but I was also reluctant to let go of the McKenna family.  I am happy to say that Sabotaged is an exciting conclusion to an exciting series! 

The drama quickly unfolds in the icy tundra of Alaska.  As mushers race to the finish in the Iditarod, Reef McKenna and Kirra Jacobs find themselves in a race against time.  The danger continues to escalate in this page-turning suspense and the twists and turns will leave you breathless.  I loved the uniqueness of this storyline, the spiritual threads that run throughout, and the tender romance that developed.  Sabotaged is a compelling story that kept me guessing and I enjoyed every minute of the adventure!

Sabotaged is the fifth and final book in Dani Pettrey’s acclaimed Alaskan Courage series.  While each book in the series can stand on its own, I encourage you to read them in order to better understand the characters and their stories.  If you are a fan of romantic suspense, this is a series I think you will love!

Saying goodbye to the McKenna family also means saying hello to a whole new cast of characters.  I can’t wait to meet them in Dani’s Chesapeake Valor series, which releases next year!    

I received a complimentary copy of this book.  All thoughts expressed in this review are my own and no monetary compensation was received. 

 

GIVEAWAY!

Dani Pettrey and Bethany House Publishers have generously offered a copy of Sabotaged to be given away to one lucky reader!  To enter, please leave a comment, including your email address.

SabotagedThis giveaway is open to US residents only and ends Sunday, February 22 at 11:59 p.m. CST.  The winner will be drawn and announced on Monday, February 23.  Good luck!!

To earn additional entries, you may do the following:

◦Let me know you follow my blog
◦Sign up to follow if you are not a follower
◦Share this giveaway through Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or email

Be sure and leave a comment letting me know what you have done to earn additional entries.

Contest Rules:
◦No purchase is necessary.
◦Odds of winning are based on number of entries.
◦US residents, 18 and older, are eligible to enter.

 

Dani Pettrey
Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the romantic suspense series Alaskan Courage, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and her latest release, Sabotaged. 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, where they enjoy time with their daughters, son-in-law, and super-adorable grandson.

Author Links:
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Get your copy of SABOTAGED by Author Dani Pettrey!

Heart of Adventure Sweepstakes

5 Feb
Enter the HEART OF ADVENTURE Sweepstakes from Author Dani Pettrey

In SABOTAGED, the fifth and final book of author Dani Pettrey’s award-winning Alaskan Courage series, Kirra Jacobs and Reef McKenna experience the high stakes of Iditarod search-and-rescue when Kirra’s uncle, a musher in the race, goes missing.

Kirra and Reef put aside their differences to search for him, but what they discover is harrowing: Frank’s daughter Meg has been kidnapped, and Frank must do the kidnapper’s bidding or Meg will die.

Soon Kirra, Reef, and the entire McKenna family are thrown into a race to stop a shadowy villain who is not only threatening a girl’s life, but appears willing to unleash one of the largest disasters Alaska has ever seen.

To celebrate their epic race, Dani and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the HEART OF ADVENTURE SWEEPSTAKES, and your chance to win one of three marvelous prizes, all closely connected to the story.

HOW TO ENTER:

Go to http://www.danipettrey.com/heart-of-adventure-sweepstakes/ and complete the entry box, anytime between February 2 – 22, 2015.

This giveaway starts February 2, 2015 and ends February 22, 2015 @ 11:59 pm (PST).  Entry is open to US residents only, age 18 and over. Winners will be selected Monday, February 23, 2015, and announced at DaniPettrey.com.

 

GRAND PRIZE:

LUXURIOUS LODGE GETAWAY

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During their cross-country hunt for answers, Kirra and Reef stop to rest at a gorgeous mountain lodge in Denali that holds special memories for Reef. This prize offers you a chance to build your own special memories, with a luxurious lodge getaway for two.

Our Grand Prize winner will receive: A $250 gift certificate to Hotels.com, good for reservations at lodges and hotels across the Continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, and numerous International locations.

 

SECOND PRIZE:

PALS WITH PAWS DONATION

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In the Alaskan Courage series, Kirra is the proud owner of Nanook Haven, a rescue shelter for sled dogs. In real life, animals need rescue as well, and this prize will allow you to give a special gift to support an organization like Kirra’s.

Our Second Prize winner will receive: A $150 donation in your name, to the animal rescue, shelter, or veterinarian of your choice.

 

THIRD PRIZE:

SWEETHEART SURVIVAL SLED

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In SABOTAGED, Kirra and Reef take shelter in a snow cave while hiding from a man determined to put them on ice– permanently! Luckily, Kirra has a survival kit, to help them make it through the sub-zero temperatures.
 If you prefer a little more romance and a little less suspense in your survival kit, this is the prize for you.

Our Third Prize winner will receive: A $100 value sweetheart survival pack. This gift basket includes double chocolate raspberry cake, smoked salmon, brie cheese and crackers, and a wide variety of gourmet snacks.

 

Enter the HEART OF ADVENTURE Sweepstakes from Author Dani Pettrey!

Silenced- Reader Fun

29 May

Dani Pettrey has a fabulous Fun Page on her website with reader extras and bonus material for each of her books.  If you haven’t visited, check it out!  Here are a few of the fun things you will find about her latest release, SILENCED!

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Meet the characters from SILENCED:

Kayden

 

Jake

 

Visit the SILENCED Pinterest Board:

 

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Plus so much more! 

This is just a glimpse of the fun that can be found on Dani’s Fun Page!  I hope you will join the adventure today!

 

WAIT!!  You still have time to enter to win a copy of SILENCED!  Simply visit Tuesday’s post and leave a comment!  The giveaway ends tomorrow, May 30, at midnight CST.  Good luck!

Silenced GIVEAWAY

27 May

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Silenced by Dani Pettrey

Synopsis:

A relaxing day of rock climbing takes a disturbing turn when Kayden McKenna’s route leads her to a face-to-face encounter with a dead climber. Is it a terrible accident or something sinister? When the case is handed to the overburdened sheriff, he turns to Jake Westin. With Jake’s past now revealed, he’s ready to use his talent for investigation again-–but he could never prepare for where the case will take him.

Kayden and Jake soon realize that the death was no accident. And worse, it seems the killer is on to them. When strange things begin happening in Yancey, Jake is terrified that once again his world may put someone he loves in danger.

But the truth is far worse than either of them imagine.

Thoughts:

Silenced is the fourth book in Dani Pettrey’s acclaimed Alaskan Courage series.  While any of the books in the series can stand alone, I encourage you to read them in order.  In doing so, you will come to know and love the McKenna family and understand their stories.

I am such a fan of this fantastic series and love coming back to Yancey, Alaska, and catching up with the McKenna family! 

Dani Pettrey always grabs my attention from the very beginning of the story, and that is exactly what she did in Silenced!  The suspense quickly mounted and I was anxious to find out more with each turn of the page. 

I loved the wonderful romance in this story, from the progression of Kayden and Jake’s relationship to the happily-ever-afters for two McKenna siblings.  Now I can’t for Reef’s story in the last book of the series, Sabotaged, which releases next spring. 

Dani Pettrey is a master at writing characters you care about and suspense that keeps you guessing!  Silenced is another exciting Alaskan adventure you don’t want to miss!

For more information about Silenced, including an excerpt, please visit: http://www.danipettrey.com/books/

Available from:

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Indiebound
Books-a-Million
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Biography:

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Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the romantic suspense series Alaskan Courage, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, and her latest release, Silenced. 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, where they enjoy time with their daughters, son-in-law, and super adorable grandson.

Author Links:

Web Site
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest

Get your copy of SILENCED by Author Dani Pettrey!

 GIVEAWAY!

Dani Pettrey and Bethany House Publishers have generously offered a copy of Silenced to be given away to one lucky reader!  To enter, please leave a comment, along with your email address. 

This giveaway ends Friday, May 30 at midnight CST.  The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday, May 31.  Good luck!!

To earn additional entries, you may do the following:

◦Let me know you follow my blog
◦Sign up to follow if you are not a follower
◦Share this giveaway through Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or email

Be sure and leave a comment letting me know what you have done to earn additional entries.

Contest Rules:

  • No purchase is necessary.
  • Odds of winning are based on number of entries.
  • US residents, 18 and older, are eligible to enter.

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given. 

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

Shattered

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

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