Silenced: The Latest in the Alaskan Courage Series, Plus Win Prizes in the Rugged Romance Sweepstakes

It was just a month ago when I wrote about staying up all night to finish the fun novel I was reading. Consider this post the same story, second chapter. ;)

Dani Pettrey sent me the fourth book in her Alaskan Courage series last week and while I didn’t lose TOO much sleep this time, there was definitely a 48 hour window in which you couldn’t find me for more than a few minutes at a time without the book in my hand.

Each book in this series – Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, and Silenced (with one more coming soon!!) contains a stand-alone story. You don’t have to have read the preceding books to enjoy the next, but it definitely helps! The McKenna family features in each book, and since there are five siblings there are – you guessed it – five books.

Silenced is Kayden McKenna’s story.


This book, moreso than the others in my opinion, is focused on relationships. I loved seeing inside Kayden’s head. The romantic element of Silenced was particularly sweet. And while I did thoroughly enjoy the depictions of rock climbing in an Alaskan setting, I felt like it took the backseat to Kayden and Jake’s story. Of course, that could be because Kayden is the sibling I’ve been most eager to get to know and Jake is just a sweetie!!

Silenced was a fun, fast read that got me super-excited for the 5th installment that will focus on little brother, Reef!

About the Book

silenced3dA 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.

Book Info & Sample Chapter can be found at

Book Links:

Follow DaniPettrey’s board Silenced on Pinterest.

You’ll also find lots of fun extras about all of the books including neat videos and character descriptions here.

About Dani

Dani PettreyDani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the romantic suspense series Alaskan Courage, which includes her bestselling novels SubmergedShatteredStranded, 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

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.

grandprizeGrand Prize: $250 gift certificate to Alaskan Airlines, good toward travel to multiple destinations across the Continental US, Alaska, and Hawaii.



secondprizeSecond Prize: The Kiss at Wonder Lake 31″ x 23″ Framed Art Print





thirdprizeThird Prize: 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.


How to Enter:

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


And just for fun because I’m so excited to read the 5th book in the series, I’m going to give you my top 5 best guesses for the next book title! So far we have Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, and Silenced, so how about…

1. Sentenced
2. Sabotaged
3. Shredded (b/c of snowboarding)
4. Scorned
5. Stalked

What do you think? Any better guesses?

We won’t have to wait too long! The new cover art and full title will be revealed in Dani’s Bethany House Book Banter on Facebook, May 23, 2014. Watch the Bethany House Facebook Events Page for more details.

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  1. Anjanette,
    Thank you so much for taking time to read and review Silenced. I’m thrilled you enjoyed Jake and Kayden’s love story! Thanks for the amazing post, and your continued support. Appreciate you :)

  2. Anjanette, what a beautiful post! I love your ideas for book #5’s titles. Thank you so much for being a part of this!

  3. Oh my WORD!! This is seriously one of the best blogger posts I’ve seen for Silenced. You put so much heart and hard work into this!! Thank you very much for helping us share about Dani and her wonderful book. I think you’ll really enjoy the title of Book 5 :)

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