Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Stranded

GIVEAWAY

PETTREY, DANI
STRANDED

When Her Friend Goes Missing,
Every Minute Counts
Darcy St. James returns to Alaska to join a journalist friend undercover on the trail of a big story. But when Darcy arrives, she finds her friend has disappeared. Troubled by the cruise ship's vague explanation, Darcy uses her cover as a travel reporter to investigate further.

The last person Gage McKenna expects to see during his summer aboard a cruise ship leading adventure excursions is Darcy. And in typical Darcy fashion, she's digging up more trouble.

He'd love to just forget her--but something won't let him. And he can't help but worry about her as they are heading into more remote regions of Alaska and eventually into foreign waters. Something sinister is going on, and the deeper they push, the more Gage fears they've only discovered the tip of the iceberg.

My Review:

Oh my goodness but I LOVE the McKenna clan and that means I LOVE the Alaskan Courage series! I get a thrill just knowing that there are still more stories to come because I can't get enough of these characters. Pettrey has brought them to life and each one has captured my heart to the point that I feel like I'm reader-stalking them when I devour each book. Yes, I'm that much of a groupie! Bordering on creating a McKenna Clan fan club. I haven't been this attached to a fictional family since the O'Malleys. :-)

And the suspense is riveting...exasperating...breath-stealing. Intrepid Darcy kept giving me heart palpitations! That girl is like a dog with a bone when she's hot on the trail of trouble. With blinders on and no sense of self-preservation. It's no wonder Gage was a tad bit taciturn. The poor man has my sincere sympathies. It's a wonder we both didn't come out of Stranded with gray hair!

Rich characterization and realistic dialogue made this read an emotional one for me. I love the way Pettrey's characters aren't afraid to share their love of the Savior. Their faith is a seamless part of who they are and the author has written a beautiful reckoning with God scene that is gritty and real and uplifting all at the same time.

If you haven't guessed by now -- I think Stranded belongs on the top of every romantic suspense lovers TBR pile.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Stranded please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 20 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

24 comments:

  1. The Alaskan Courage series has been on my radar since the first book released. I am even more convinced I want to read it, since you compared it to the O'Malley series. I loved that family and those books. Thank you for offering a copy of Stranded.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It has that same vibe, Kay. The family closeness, teasing -- the author takes the time to develop the relationships between the siblings and it really enriches the read. Good luck!

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    2. Great! I'm sure I will enjoy reading this series.

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  2. Kav, you know I want my name in the hat for this one. I've read one of Dani's books already (Shattered) and really enjoyed that one. Hope I win! :)

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    1. We are suspense reading kindred spirits, Cheryl! Good luck!

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  3. I need to read one of Dani's books already, maybe this one will give me the start....rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Yes you do, Becky!!!! Good luck!

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  4. sounds like a fun book to read
    sonflower277 at gmail

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  5. I definitely want to read this one. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. I really would like to read this one.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Blessings
    Diana
    joeym11(at)frontier(dot)com

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  7. I've read Shattered and enjoyed it! I know I would like this one too.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. You definitely would, rubynreba. Good luck!

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  8. I love your comments, Kav! "Reader-stalking" is one I've not seen before! LOL! You do such great reviews! Please enter me in your contest. I'd love to become a "reader-stalker!"
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Thanks Nancee :-) Can you tell I take my reading seriously?! Good luck with the stalking!

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  9. I would love to read Darcy and Gage's story. Sounds like a book I couldnt put down. Great interview.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. It's a great love story as well as a great suspense. Good luck!

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  10. I really enjoyed the first one in this series and would LOVE to win this book!
    HollyMag(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Don't forget to catch up on the second one too, Holly. Good luck!

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  11. I read the first book Submerged and loved it. I have Shattered in my tbr pile. Would love to win Stranded. If I win I would love to be Stranded somewhere to read it!
    Karen G.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. LOL -- that would be the best way to enjoy it -- stranded with Stranded! Good luck!

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  12. Hi Kav. Thanks for another review. I have the first in this series by Dani, and would love to win this one. Thanks for a chance.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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