Blog Tour Fun Facts, Excerpt & Giveaway: Silenced by Dani Pettrey

Get your copy of SILENCED by Author Dani Pettrey!

This has got to be one of the funnest tours I've been able to help promote! There are a ton of fun posts and information, as well as this massive giveaway! Do you like suspense? Do you like it with a little inspiration and a little romance? Then Silenced by Dani Pettrey is the perfect book for you! Scroll on down to read some fun facts about Alaska and an excerpt for the book, and enter a giveaway for a copy of Silenced of your own!!

Silenced (Alaskan Courage, #4)Silenced
(Alaskan Courage #4)
by Dani Pettrey
Christian Romantic Suspense
Paperback, 336 Pages
May 6th 2014 by Bethany House                  

In SILENCED, Book 4 of author Dani Pettrey’s award-winning Alaskan Courage series, a relaxing day of rock climbing takes a dark turn when Kayden McKenna’s route brings her face-to-face with a dead climber. Was the climber’s death a terrible accident or something more sinister?

When the case is handed to Yancey’s overburdened sheriff, he turns to Jake Westin for help. With the truth of Jake’s past now revealed, Jake agrees to use his investigation skills for this one case–but nothing could prepare him for where the case will take him.

As Kayden and Jake work together to uncover the truth, will they also find a refuge in each other? Or will the deadly plans of a killer destroy their chance at love?

10 Fun Facts About Alaska

❆ The state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times.

❆ Dog mushing is the official state sport.

❆ The state motto is “North to the Future.”

❆ The four-spot skimmer dragonfly is the official state insect.

❆ Nearly one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle.

❆ The state’s coastline extends over 6,000 miles.

❆ 17 out of the 20 highest peaks in the United States are located in Alaska.

❆ The record high temperature in Alaska was 100 degrees Fahrenheit at Fort Yukon in 1915; the record low temperature was -80 degrees Fahrenheit at Prospect Creek Camp in 1971.

❆ The Alaskan state flag was designed in 1926 by a 13-year-old named Bennie Benson.

❆ There are more than 3,000 rivers and 3 million lakes in Alaska


Kayden scaled the rock face, the addictive burn spreading through her arms, her body. Man, she loved this—hanging on the edge of a seven-hundred-fifty-foot sheer cliff face, knowing one wrong grab meant death.

“You’re not going to beat me this time,” her younger sister, Piper, hollered, her voice echoing across the twenty-foot-wide crevice separating them. She’d been trying to distract Kayden all morning, but Kayden knew how to ignore her sister. The person who wasn’t as easy to ignore was Jake. He was watching from the base nearly seven hundred feet below with her older brother Gage. The men had come along to “enjoy the show,” as they put it.

Unfortunately, putting Jake’s presence out of her mind was proving to be a lot harder than dismissing Piper’s taunts. Knowing his gaze was fastened to her was exhilarating.

Pushing off with her right foot, she lunged the eighteen inches to the next handhold, knowing the move had Jake holding his breath. She held hers until her fingers grasped the hold, heat searing through her.

Jake Westin—Check that . . . Jake Westin Cavanagh was so much more than she’d realized, and quite frankly, over the past month her deepening feelings for the man had frightened her a whole lot more than the vast leap ahead.

She reached the last overhang—a granite ledge butting out eight feet from the rock face. She’d have to boulder her way along the edge and then make the final leap of faith, praying she’d timed it right and used enough force to land on its leveled surface.

It was the deadliest point of the route—the one that separated the experts from the average.

Granite crunched beneath her nails as she clawed her way across the jagged rock.

The wind, growing in force, howled through the canyon below, echoing through the crevice in a high-pitched whir.

Kayden closed her eyes and stilled her mind. I can do this. She’d mastered it before. She could do it again. Her breath caught in her throat as she pushed off and lunged through the air, stretching her fingers until they burned—reaching, grasping for a safe hold. Her fingers made contact, and she wedged herself along the rock, her hands locked on the overhang’s lip.

Her feet found a stable notch. Pushing up with her legs and arms at the same time, with sheer will and determination, she lifted herself up.

Relief swarmed inside as she crested the ledge, her arms shaking . . . and then horror struck.

A man, his skull bashed in, faced her—his visible eye open and staring directly at her.

Continue reading the first three chapters of Silenced here.

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.


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Ends May 26th

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  1. Great Q & A, I am always up for a great coming of age story.

  2. Looks like you have another fun week planned! :)

  3. Great giveaway!! If I didn't already own all of these I would definitely enter!

  4. I'm currently reading Scarlet....I love this series. Great giveaway!

  5. ...and the reminders continue. Must read this soon. ;)

  6. Tressa,
    Thanks for having me around! I love your format & layout!
    James Moser

  7. Tressa,
    Thanks so much for featuring Alaskan Fun Facts and Silenced's excerpt on your blog. Really appreciate your continued support. Pray you're having a wonderful day!

  8. pulsepointdesign5/12/14, 5:40 PM

    You have such a fun voice and it comes through so clearly in your posts. THANK YOU again for helping us share about Dani's giveaway and her fun facts. Don't they just make you want to visit Alaska? I don't even LIKE cold, but her stories and fun trivia make the state seem pretty tempting :)

  9. Tressa, I loved your post!! Kelli's right-- you have such a fun and engaging voice. We're so glad to have you along for the tour, and so thankful for your wonderful help spreading the word about Dani's book! ~Amanda

  10. Me too, actually! I have it and I love these types of stories (romantic suspense). I have some other tour books and suspense books to read first... ;)

  11. You are SO welcome, Dani! It's so nice to have you stop by! I'll be promoting it again when I post my review. :) Thanks for inviting all us bloggers to join in the fun!

  12. Why thank you, Kelli! I have some family in Alaska and have always wanted to visit, but I'm definitely not a cold person. I do live in Arizona and when the high is in the 50's I about freeze. Lol! I hope you have a fabulous week!

  13. Thanks, Amanda! I couldn't help but join since everything is just so fun! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  14. Lol! I did try to do a variety, but they are all favorites of mine. You must have great taste. ;)

  15. That is a fabulous series!!! It just gets better too. :)

  16. Those were some fun facts! I cannot believe their flag was designed by a 13 yr old. That is awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

  17. I obviously didn't quite understand what this was all about. I have been crazy busy, and now when I read about it, it's awesome. What a great idea! Those are some awesome books in your giveaway :)

  18. Alex Wardlaw5/14/14, 2:41 PM

    I've always wanted to go to Alaska! Its on my bucket list and it sounds like a great read.

  19. Thank you for hosting this giveaway, Tressa. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :)

  20. thanks for hosting the giveaway and the lunar chroincles are amazing :)

  21. Now if I could just get to everything... ;) I'm pretty scheduled out this month, but it is fun and I've been reading some good books.

  22. Thanks for stopping by, James!

  23. Me too. I like the cover and I've never read a big foot story.

  24. Weren't those fun??!!! This whole promotion has been really fun to share!

  25. Me too and I have family there. One of these days...

  26. They're all favorites. :)

  27. Thanks for stopping back over! :)


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