Silenced Blog Tour & Rugged Romance Giveaway

May 8, 2014

Get your copy of SILENCED by Author Dani Pettrey!

Have you ever just read a series that just grabs you fully into its story and leaves you wanting more? Well, The Alaskan Courage Series has done that to me. Action, adventure, mystery, crime, and one fun and fantastic family. Silenced bursts out on to the scene following Submerged, Shattered, and Stranded, and shines.

I've had the wonderful opportunity to read Silenced and I'm so happy to share with y'all this fabulous book!

Title: Silenced
Author: Dani Pettrey
Publisher: Bethany House
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1195-9
Publication Date: May 6th, 2014

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.
Right from the first page, Silenced brought me into a fast paced, mystery that kept me guessing at every turn. Even when information was revealed, there was still so much more to discover that propelled me to keep reading the next paragraph, to the next page, then to the next chapter.

In the first three books of the Alaskan Courage series, we've been introduced to Kayden McKenna, one of the five McKenna siblings living in Alaska, and Jake Weston, who up until this point as been a very mysterious figure. There hasn't been much information to on, other then he knows quite about outdoor adventures and he is good at helping solve cases. That has made Jake like the sixth member to the McKenna family. In Silenced, we finally get to see who Kayden and Jake really are, and it doesn't disappoint.

 As I have read through this series, I have found each book to be better then the last. The mystery involved with the murders and the suspects are well thought out. With everything that the McKenna's have been through, you just want to hug them all. They each have their own personal battles that so many people can relate to.

Each book in this series also spotlights the vastness and openness of Alaska. That state is the outdoors man's playground. We've been scuba diving, skiing, on a cruise, and now rock climbing with these siblings. Each setting has fit and meshed with the story perfectly and added another thrilling element to the mystery.

I also loved that in Silenced, we finally got to see more of the youngest brother Reef. It's been hard to see what he is really like, but now, I'm excited to see how his story will play out! There was just so much awesomeness to this story!

Too Read!
5 out of 5

To read the first chapter:
To purchase Silenced, you can find it on Amazon, ChristianBook, & Barnes & Noble

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 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.


Enter the RUGGED ROMANCE Sweepstakes from Author Dani Pettrey

In honor of her new book Silenced, Dani Pettrey is hosting a fantastic giveaway! Don't believe me, have a look at this greatness!
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.

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

About the Prizes

Rugged Romance Sweepstakes Grand PrizeGRAND PRIZE:
In SILENCED, Kayden’s adventurous nature and skills as a pilot come in handy as she and Jake race to uncover the truth. If you’ve always dreamed of hopping on a plane to chase your own adventures, but don’t have a well-trained pilot and a Cessna at your disposal, we’ve got the perfect prize for you.
Our Grand Prize winner will receive: a $250 gift certificate to Alaskan Airlines, good toward travel to multiple destinations across the Continental US, Alaska, and Hawaii

Rugged Romance Sweepstakes Second Prize
As Jake and Kayden crisscross the Alaskan wilderness looking for answers, they also see some of the most glorious scenery on earth:  soaring mountains, crystal clear lakes, and incomparable wildlife.  Could there be any better setting for a glowing romance? Now you can share in the romantic scenery, even if you don’t live in Alaska.
Our Second Prize winner will receive: The Kiss at Wonder Lake 31″ x 23″ Framed Art Print

Rugged Romance Sweepstakes Third PrizeTHIRD PRIZE:
Kayden has always been practical, no-nonsense, and slow to trust. She’s definitely not a romantic-at-heart who longs for a handsome man to whisk her away for a picnic in the mountains.  Right? ; )
If you, like Kayden, have secretly dreamed of a romantic mountain-top picnic, this is the prize for you.
Our Third Prize winner will receive: The ultimate picnic pack for a romantic afternoon. This insulated backpack includes silverware, plates, napkins, plastic long-stemmed glasses and a wide selection of gourmet picnic snacks

Thank you to the Author, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Kate, I'm with you. I'm so excited to read the mysterious Reef's story! Meanwhile, thanks a million for helping us share about SILENCED and Dani's awesome giveaway. I hope you'll stop by and enter, too!
    :) Kelli

  2. Kate, I agree-- Dani has written the McKenna family in such a way that they really do feel like family. Thanks for such a fantastic post! ~Amanda


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