Chesapeake Valor Series – Book 1
In college, Griffin McCray and his four best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore PD. Declan Gray would head to the FBI, and Parker Mitchell would go on to graduate school as a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world–and friendships–crumbled.
Now Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job is mostly quiet–until the day he captures two relic hunters uncovering skeletal remains near Little Round Top. Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott determines that the body is modern–a young social justice lawyer missing since spring–and all evidence points to the work of an expert sniper.
When FBI agent Declan Gray takes over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he’ll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he–and those he cares about–are going to escape a downward spiral of murder that crosses continents.
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“Best-selling Pettrey (Sabotaged, 2015) begins a brand new romantic suspense series, Chesapeake Valor. In the first installment, forensic anthropologist Finley Scott finishes her historical dig near Gettysburg, only to be drawn into the case of a much more recent burial. Gettysburg park ranger Griffin McCray discovers the body, and he sticks with Finley throughout the investigation as his past life as a sniper quickly becomes essential to their effort… Pettrey’s fast-paced tale offers smart characters who know romance won’t work until they are able to deal with their personal issues. As they confront their pasts, their tracking of the killer leads them into a tangled web of historical violence, guaranteeing that readers will stay on the edge of their seats.” -Booklist
“Forensic anthropologist Finley Scott and Ranger Griffin McCray get closer to a murderous sniper as they get closer to each other in Pettrey’s (Shattered) first book in her new Chesapeake Valor series…Readers will empathize with the well-crafted and believable characters in this tense opening to her new series.” -Publisher’s Weekly
“Fans of Pettrey (Sabotaged) will adore this new romantic suspense series. Dynamic protagonists and an increasingly tense narrative set the scene for a harrowing and thrilling ride. As the tension ratchets up, a growing romantic chemistry between Griffin and the charming Finley builds as well. The author provides just enough backstory to set up the rest of the series nicely. A solid pick for adrenaline fiction junkies.” -Library Journal
“The first book in Pettrey’s new Chesapeake Valor series starts with action, intrigue, and a cast of fascinating characters. The combination of a present-day crime intertwined with crimes that haunt the characters makes for a gripping storyline with great potential for future installments.”-RT Book Reviews
Growing up, goody-two-shoes Kirra Jacobs and troublemaker Reef McKenna were always at odds. Now paired together on Yancey’s search-and-rescue canine unit, they begin to put aside old arguments as they come to see each other in a different light.
Then a call comes in from the Iditarod that will push them to their limits. Kirra’s uncle, a musher in the race, has disappeared. Kirra and Reef quickly track the man, but what they discover is harrowing. Frank’s daughter has been kidnapped. In order to save her, the man must use his knowledge as a mechanical engineer to do the kidnapper’s bidding or she will die.
Kirra and Reef, along with the entire McKenna family, are thrown into a race to stop a shadowy villain who is not only threatening a girl’s life, but appears willing to unleash one of the largest disasters Alaska has ever seen.
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“The McKenna family saga comes to a roaring finale as former troublemaker Reef joins his siblings in volunteering for the Iditarod search-and-rescue team. Surprised to see his childhood friend Kirra Jacobs on the team as well, he soon finds himself paired with her on a dangerous high-stakes rescue… The pair’s harrowing adventures uncover old hurts and carve new spiritual paths. Reef and Kirra begin to see beyond past impressions of each other, and fans new and old will be cheering for love to win. The imposing Alaskan landscape, a powerful character in its own right, centers everything. Pettrey (Submerged) keeps the pages turning with a wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters, while deftly handling deep emotional and spiritual struggles. Series fans will relish—and mourn—the conclusion of the McKenna siblings’ adventures.” -Publisher’s Weekly
“Pettrey concludes the Alaskan Courage series with a fast-paced, breathtaking finale…The plotting is tight and adventure flows from this gripping tale.” -Romantic Times
“The McKenna clan is back for another adventure along the exciting Iditarod trail in Sabotaged…Fans of the series will love Pettrey’s newest tale, which is filled with intrigue, danger, and romance set in the dramatic Alaskan winter.” -Booklist
“Pettrey has soared to the pinnacle of her genre, and her great blend of emotional connection to the characters, with the unique Alaskan setting, make her a standout favorite… In this fifth and final book, she weaves an ecoterrorism mystery full of red herrings into the iconic Iditarod race, to create the perfect final act and curtain call for her brilliant debut series.” -Christian Manifesto
Alaskan Courage Series – Book 4
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.
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Awards & Reviews
- Winner of the 2015 RWA Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award – Romantic Suspense Category
- Winner of the 2014 Goodreads Swoony Award – Best Mystery/Suspense Romance Category
- Family Fiction Top 10 Novels of 2014
“The mystery in Pettrey’s latest Alaskan Courage novel is exciting and keeps readers guessing until the end. The author is superb at designing thrilling mystery plots.” -Romantic Times
“Just when they think they’ve solved the crime, events take a far more sinister turn. Now they must work through their pasts and fears in order to survive. Pettrey keeps the stakes high for her characters and her readers, who, by now, know and love the whole McKenna clan.” -Booklist
“Pettrey provides that perfect blend of romance and suspense that keeps me completely absorbed and turning pages until the last word, consequently reading the novel within 24 hours. Riveting plots, spellbinding settings, and fascinating characters makes this series a favorite in my book.” -Radiant Lit
Alaskan Courage Series – Book 3
When her friend vanishes from a cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn’t satisfied with their explanation that she simply left her job of her own accord. Something isn’t lining up, and Darcy believes the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby’s position.
Within days, Darcy learns her friend wasn’t the only person to disappear mysteriously. Last summer, a woman vanished under almost identical circumstances.
Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock for a few days of sightseeing. He’s surprised to find Darcy working aboard one of the ships, investigating a troubling report.
Something sinister is going on, and the deeper they dig, the more Gage fears they’ve only discovered the tip of the iceberg.
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“Dani Pettrey has delivered another incredibly compelling adventure in Alaska. Stranded is full of suspense, beautiful rugged wilderness and white-water rapids, and a heartfelt romance. I loved catching up with the McKenna family.” -Dee Henderson, New York Times bestselling author
“Pettrey succeeds again. Not only does each character come fully to life, readers won’t be able to put the book down as the stakes are raised higher and higher in a case that is much more sinister than it first appears.” -Booklist
“The third book in Pettrey’s Alaskan Courage series ratchets up the action and suspense. It’s difficult to stop yourself from peeking ahead to the end, but the ride is worth the anxiety.” -Romantic Times 4-Star Review
Alaskan Courage Series – Book 2
Piper McKenna couldn’t be more thrilled that her prodigal brother, Reef, has returned to Yancey, Alaska, after five years. But her happiness is short-lived when Reef appears at her house covered in blood. A fellow snowboarder has been killed. Despite the evidence, Reef swears he’s innocent. And Piper believes him.
Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he’s also sworn to find the truth, and he knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most. With the sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, pursuing the truth in this case could mean the end of Landon’s career.
As Piper wages her own search, the two head deep into Canada’s rugged backcountry–and unexpected complications. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but the search for answers is becoming deadlier with each step.
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Awards & Reviews
- Winner of the 2014 Gail Wilson Award of Excellence- Inspirational Single Title
- Winner of the 2014 Christian Retailing’s Best Award – Mystery and Suspense category
- Winner of the 2014 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence – Inspirational category
“Shattered is breathtaking.. and will keep you turning pages until the very end. It should be on your keeper shelf.” -Dee Henderson, bestselling author of Full Disclosure and the upcoming Jennifer: An O’Malley Love Story
“Pettrey’s exciting follow-up to the adventure-filled Submerged… once again blends suspense, romance, and mystery into a fast-paced story that will keep readers on their toes.” -Booklist
“Shattered is a fast-paced suspense and the romance thread is a sizzling undercurrent throughout every chapter. Fans of Dee Henderson’s O’Malley Family series will love Pettrey’s McKenna clan. Shadowed by danger at every turn, but passionate about finding justice regardless of the cost, the McKennas are well worth getting to know and Pettrey is an author to watch.” -USA Today
“Shattered is a masterful story that blends suspense and distinct characters into a what-if tale that keeps the reader turning pages and begging for more. Watch Pettrey rise!” -DiAnn Mills
“Murder, romance, and faith compete in the Alaskan wilds for victory in SHATTERED. Dani Pettrey rocks it once again with indomitable characters, fierce courage, and cutthroat danger! Sit down, buckle-up, and hang on for an avalanche of a story!” –Ronie Kendig, award-winning author of Wolfsbane and Trinity: Military War Dog
“With plenty of action, snappy dialogue, an intriguing mystery, an engaging cast of characters, and enough twists and turns to keep even the most astute suspense-lover guessing, Shattered is an entertaining read that’s sure to please Dani Pettrey’s many fans.” –Irene Hannon, bestselling author of the Guardians of Justice series
Alaskan Courage Series – Book 1
A sabotaged flight. Two murdered divers. A single clue—a grainy image of sunken treasure.
Dive Rescue Captain Cole McKenna has never worked a case like this, but who he’s working with may prove more dangerous than the assignment. It’s been a lifetime since Bailey mangled his heart. Now she’s back in town and he needs her expertise to track down the illusive treasure.
Professor of Russian Studies Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey again, but when her beloved aunt dies, she has no choice. Her plan of attack is simple: return for Agnes’s funeral, get the family business ready for a quick sale, and then put Yancey and all the heartbreaking memories wrapped up in it behind her for good.
Cole walking through her door, asking for her help on a murder investigation, wasn’t part of her plan, neither are the feelings he’s resurrecting—feelings best left dead.
Bailey agrees to help for the sake of the victims, and travels with Cole across Alaska’s rugged terrain and deep beneath its coastal waters. As the case escalates, so do their feelings for one another. Unfortunately, not everyone is willing to let go of the past and just when Bailey thinks she can’t take it any longer, the case shifts in a new and extremely personal direction, fastening her in for its duration.
Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Cole and Bailey fight to find the treasure and uncover the hidden history at the root of it all. But will they be too late?
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Awards & Reviews
- Winner of the 2013 Holt Medallion for Best First Book
- 2013 Holt Medallion Award of Merit for Long Inspirational
- Colorado Romance Writers 2013 Award of Excellence- Inspirational Category
“Pettrey’s debut, the first in the Alaskan Courage series, combines all the perfect elements for romantic suspense with a meaningful spiritual message. The Alaskan setting is magnificently described. Bailey is a sympathetic, flawed character that readers will identify with, and her relationship with Cole is true to life.” —Romantic Times 4 1/2 Star review
“An amazing story of faith, suspense, the power of forgiveness and second chances. Dani Pettrey has a gift for developing characters to fall in love with, characters you’ll think about long after the story is over. I look forward to the next in the series!” —Lynette Eason, bestselling author of The Women of Justice series
“Bailey is hunting treasure, and someone is hunting Bailey…there’s a reason romantic suspense keeps you up at night and SUBMERGED is one of those books.”—Dee Henderson, bestselling author, the O’Malley series
“Pettrey’s debut novel is a thoughtful attempt to capture both love and suspense in this intricately plotted mystery.” —Publisher’s Weekly
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