Monday, May 5, 2014

Silenced

GIVEAWAY

PETTREY, DANI
SILENCED

Jake Knew Something Was Wrong.
But He Never Guessed
How Wrong.

A relaxing day of rock climbing takes a disturbing turn when Kayden McKenna's route brings her face-to-face with a dead climber. Is it a terrible accident or something darker? When the case is handed to overburdened sheriff Landon Grainger, he turns to Jake Westin for help. With Jake's past now revealed, he's ready to use his talent for investigation again--but he could never prepare for where the mystery will take him.

Kayden's climbing expertise soon leads her and Jake to the realization that the death was no accident. And worse, it seems the killer is onto 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 he could ever imagine.

My Review:

I honestly don't know what I'm going to do when this series is over and there is only one book left! One brother's story left to tell. Sniffle. I feel a mourning period coming on. I am so attached to the McKenna clan that I can't bear the thought of losing touch with them. Am I crazy? Probably, but happily so.

For readers who have not read any of the Alaskan Courage series, no worries that you'll feel left behind. Silenced reads well as a stand alone. However, die-hard fans will be thrilled to learn that they get to attend two McKenna weddings in this book. Two! Be still my giddy heart!

I have to confess that I have been waiting for Kayden and Jake's love story since...forever! Honestly, there were such choice bits between them in the other books that I was sure their story would be next and it never was. Talk about amping up the suspense! I found myself in the delectable dilemma of wanting to read slowly so I could savor every word and wanting to read like a speed demon because I just couldn't stand not knowing what was going to happen next!

Rich characterization drives this story. These characters live and breathe and bleed. I care for them more than my own family (slight exaggeration). I want to be adopted into their family (no exaggeration). A solid suspense plot with so many twists and turns I have whiplash put Kayden and Jake and the rest of the McKenna's through their paces until the explosive, nail-biting conclusion. This is the kind of book you feel bereft after finishing because you simply don't want it to end.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Silenced 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 . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 11  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.


My thanks to the author for a complimentary copy of this incredible book.

33 comments:

  1. Sounds like a must read!

    Thanks for the giveaway, Kav, this is an incredible ministry!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. It definitely is, Janka!!! Good luck!

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  3. You know I'm in on this one, Kav! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. No surprise there, Cheryl. Good luck!

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  4. I have the first book in the series but haven't read it yet. Do you think it's best to read the series in order? I'd love to win this book anyway! Thanks for the giveaway!
    garfsgirl [at] hotmail [dot] com

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    1. You don't need to read the books in order. The author does a great job of making them read well on their own but I think it's a richer read if you read them in order just because you get to know the characters so well.

      Mind you, I read Dee Henderson's O'Malley series out of order and had no problem.

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  5. I would love an opportunity to win this book. It sounds like one I'd really enjoy. Thank you.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I've only read book one, and yep, this was the couple I wanted to see. :)

    rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Kayden and Jake's love story is epic, Melissa. You'll love it. Good luck!

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  7. I really enjoy this series - looking forward to this newest one!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I love this series & can't wait to read "Silenced"! :)

    Aerykah
    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. Love that there are so many fans here. Good luck, Aerykah!

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  9. I have a feeling my thoughts about this book will be quite similar to yours! Dani's books are so amazing!!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yay -- we're kindred spirits, Abbi. Good luck!

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  10. I've read the first three books in the series and cannot wait to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!
    bekaboobear(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome Rebekah. Good luck!

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  11. I love the way you reviewed this book... I've met lots of literary families that I want to be adopted into. It makes me want to read it! Faith ~ mickeydogATmyfairpointDOTnet

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    1. Thanks Faith. Wouldn't it be fun to make up a literary family tree? Good luck!

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  12. Hello Kav. Thanks for the review. I have one of the books in this series but would love a chance to win this one. First time I met Dani was through a Video chat. It was really neat getting to see her and listen to her talk. Please put my name in. Maxie
    mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. How cool is that, Maxie?! Good luck!

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  13. I have not read any of this series, but my sister read one of them and loved it!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You need to catch up, Patty. Good luck!

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  14. Sounds good so count me in. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Considered yourself counted, Becky. Good luck!

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  15. Oh wow! Silenced sounds like my cup of tea. Thank you, Kav, for the opportunity

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's incredilbe, Melanie. I think it should be everybody's cup of tea!

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  16. I'm loving this series, I can't wait to feel the rush while reading Silenced. Great review, Kav!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  17. You'll be thrilled all the way through. Good luck, Merry.

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  18. I have all the other books in the series. Would love to win this one. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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