Friday, May 16, 2014

Silenced by Dani Pettrey: Blog Tour and Giveaway Information

Get your copy of SILENCED by Author Dani Pettrey!

About The Book:

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.

About The Author:

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 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.

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I've been excitedly waiting for Kayden and Jake's story! I was not disappointed at all! I absolutely enjoyed this book. Filled with touching romance and lots of suspense SILENCED kept me glued to the pages late into the evening.

When Kayden discovers a dead body on one of her climbs Jake is immediately deputized and working the case. Threats and red-herrings abound keeping Kayden and Jake questioning many suspects.

Kayden was prickly as ever, but since finding out who Jake really is there has been a thawing going on. She still wants to hold people at arms length determined not to be hurt. Her desire to be so independent gave me several moments of frustration, but that only added to the tension of the story.

Jake's past is catching up with him, but he is determined to settle it. He begins to hope that Kayden will eventually return the feelings that Jake has for her, but those feelings put everyone they both love in danger.

I'm now going to excitedly wait for the next McKenna story! We got to see a bit of Reef in this story and I think we even got to meet his love interest. I think the sparks are going to be flying in that one!

Here are my reviews of the other books in the Alaskan Courage series:


Enter the RUGGED ROMANCE Sweepstakes from Author Dani Pettrey

To celebrate the novel, Dani and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the RUGGED ROMANCE SWEEPSTAKES, and your chance to win one of three marvelous prizes, all closely connected to the story.

Sweepstakes Dates:
This giveaway starts May 1, 2014 and ends May 21, 2014 @ 11:59 pm (PST).
Entry is open to US residents only, age 18 and over. Winners will be selected Friday, May 23, 2014, and announced at

Prize Information and How To Enter:

Go to and complete the entry box, anytime between May 1 and May 21.

More from Julie:

If you have never read any of Dani Pettrey's books and you enjoy romance and suspense then I highly recommend this series to you! It has fast become one of my favorite series! Happy Reading and go enter the contest because the prizes look FANTASTIC!!

Thanks to the publisher Bethany House through NetGalley for my copy for review. I also purchased a copy through Amazon.


  1. Julie,
    Thanks so much for taking time to read and review Silenced. Thrilled you enjoyed Jake and Kayden's adventure. Appreciate you sharing on your adorable blog.

  2. Julie, what a fun blog post! I loved your review, and I agree-- watching Kayden's "thawing" in this story is a joy. Thank you so much for sharing! ~Amanda

  3. Julie,
    I'm a little late, but just wanted to pop in to say thank you for your fantastic post. You did such a great job of summing up the struggle and the growth for both Jake and Kayden in this review. It's such a joy to work with insightful reviewers who really "get" the story. Thank you for being one of them, and for helping us support Dani and her wonderful book!
    Cheering you on,