Enter the Cold Shot by: @DaniPettrey sweepstakes!

Enter the COLD SHOT Sweepstakes from Author Dani Pettrey

Summary:

In COLD SHOT, the first book of author Dani Pettrey’s brand new Chesapeake Valor series, park ranger Griffin McCray and forensic anthropologist Finley Scott uncover buried remains near the Civil War battleground of Little Round Top. There’s only one problem: the bones aren’t Civil War-era.

Griffin just wants the case to go away, but when Finley discovers evidence pointing to the work of an expert sniper, the case connects them with FBI agent Declan Grey, and crime scene investigator Parker Mitchell, friends from a past Griffin’s tried to leave behind.

Soon the reunited friends realize they’ll need to confront the darkest days in their shared history if they–and those they care about–are going to escape a downward spiral of crime, danger, and murder.

See my review here!

To celebrate the launch of this exciting new series, Dani and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the COLD SHOT SWEEPSTAKES, and your chance to win one of three marvelous prizes, all closely connected to the story.

This giveaway starts February 16, 2016 and ends March 7, 2016 @ 11:59 pm (PST).
Entry is open to US residents only, age 18 and over. Winners will be selected Tuesday, March 8, 2016, and announced at DaniPettrey.com.

About the Prizes

GRAND PRIZE:
Cold Shot Sweepstakes Grand Prize

ROAD TRIP REUNION GETAWAY

In COLD SHOT, Griffin reunites with friends after they’ve drifted apart over the years. Do you have a friend you want to reconnect with? Here’s your chance to hit the road with them for a friend getaway!

Our Grand Prize winner will receive: A $250 gift certificate to BedandBreakfast.com, good for reservations at lodges across the Continental US, plus a $50 Darden restaurants gift card, and a Chesapeake Bay tote bag, to pack your road trip essentials.

SECOND PRIZE:

FINLEY’S FAVORITES PACK

Cold Shot Sweepstakes Second Prize
Finley has a lifelong love of travel and exploration, something captured in her cozy home decor, right down to her steamer trunk coffee table. This prize gives you a chance to have a steamer trunk just like Finley’s, and a coffee table book from the Chesapeake Bay to go with it.

Our Second Prize winner will receive: A $150 value cedar wood steamer trunk and vivid Maryland coffee table photo book.

TASTE OF MARYLAND KIT

THIRD PRIZE:
COLD SHOT is sure to leave you with a craving for the mouth-watering snacks Griffin, Finley, and the rest of the crew enjoy in the story. If you wish you could sample Chesapeake’s one-of-a-kind local fare too, this prize is for you.

Our Third Prize winner will receive: The beautifully lithographed, $50 value Taste of Maryland Tin, including the Chesapeake Bay Cookbook and famed local treats such as Old Bay Seasoning, Maple Syrup, Maryland crab soup mix, specialty dip, and Goetze’s Caramel Creams.

How to Enter:

Go to: http://www.danipettrey.com/cold-shot-sweepstakes/ and complete the entry box, anytime between February 16 – March 7, 2016.

Coldshot by: Dani Pettrey

The long awaited second series from Dani Pettrey has arrived! The first book in the Chesapeake Valor Series is now available and Coldshot is a great start. With brand new characters, I’ve loved getting to know Griffin McCray and Finley Scott and hope to see them pop up in future books. The story is exciting and full of action and will keep you entertained.

I’ve always been a huge Dani Pettrey fan, however, ColdShot felt a bit too easy, things fell together and were easily figured out. This book has so much potential and I don’t believe it quite met expectations, I hoped that it would have gone just a bit deeper and the mystery to be a little more complex. That being said I still think it is worth the read, and I look forward to the next book in the series.

I received this book complimentary in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Golden Braid By: Melanie Dickerson

There are some stories that transport you, to a new time, to a new place, all of Melanie Dickerson’s books have the ability to do just that and her latest, the Golden Braid is no different. The Golden Braid is a new twist on the classic story of Rapunzel.

I’ve always loved fairy tales, but you’ve never seen or read this version of Rapunzel before, I love how Dickerson is able to take a story we all know and turn it on its side to be come a new story that is still true to the heart of the original. Dickerson has also found a way to weave Christ into her stories. I highly recommend all of her books.

I received this book complimentary through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

-Elle

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest By: Melanie Dickerson

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest By: Melanie Dickerson

It’s safe to say, that if you know anything about me it’s that I love fairy tales and I loved Robin Hood (I’m watching the BBC Robin Hood series as I write this on Netflix, if you haven’t seen it be sure to add it to your list!) Needless to say when Melanie Dickerson released her latest story based on Robin Hood I knew I was going to love it. Not only that but the character of Robin Hood is a girl. (I always love a strong female character who can hold her own!)

In the Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, Odette cannot help but see the need of the poor children in the village, without enough food to live she decides to do what she can, however illegal it is. Odette chooses to take her hunting skills onto the Kings grounds to poach animals at night to give to those in need for food. Odette meets Jorgen who wants to help her care for the poor, however, Jorgen is the margraves forester is on her trail and he will stop at any cost to stop the poacher.

This may be my favorite story from Dickerson yet, I couldn’t put it down. This is one to add to the reading pile (as well as all of her other books!)

-Elle

I received this book complimentary from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sabotaged By: @DaniPettrey Blog Tour and more!

Get your copy of SABOTAGED by Author Dani Pettrey!

Book Summary:

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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.

Book Info & Sample Chapter:

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About the Author

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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, Silenced, and her latest release,Sabotaged. 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.

My Review:

 It has arrived. It is a bittersweet moment for me, the final book in the Alaskan Courage series. Throughout these five books the McKenna’s have become my friends, they have become a book series I will re-read over and over. However, even with it being the end of the series, it did not keep me from devouring this book from the very start! Sabotaged may be one of my favorites of the set (However, I really am partial to Kayden’s story in Silenced). Pettrey has continued to impress with each book, with twists and turns you never know quite what you are getting into.

Reef’s story is no different,although through him and Kirra I believe that Dani has reached another level with her characters. I loved the characters of the previous book but there is something about Kirra and Reef that is very human and authentic. The problems they face on a personal and emotional level and you can connect with their struggles and inner turmoil of figuring how to navigate a new relationship with the baggage of someone’s past and working on moving on while embracing what God has planned for you.

I can never say enough good things about the Alaskan Courage series and I highly recommend all of them. Just a warning, once you start you won’t want to put them down, so you may want to purchase them all at once!

I received this book complimentary from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

-Elle

Sabotaged By: @DaniPettrey

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Sabotaged By: Dani Pettrey

It has arrived. It is a bittersweet moment for me, the final book in the Alaskan Courage series. Throughout these five books the McKenna’s have become my friends, they have become a book series I will re-read over and over. However, even with it being the end of the series, it did not keep me from devouring this book from the very start! Sabotaged may be one of my favorites of the set (However, I really am partial to Kayden’s story in Silenced). Pettrey has continued to impress with each book, with twists and turns you never know quite what you are getting into.

Reef’s story is no different,although through him and Kirra I believe that Dani has reached another level with her characters. I loved the characters of the previous book but there is something about Kirra and Reef that is very human and authentic. The problems they face on a personal and emotional level and you can connect with their struggles and inner turmoil of figuring how to navigate a new relationship with the baggage of someone’s past and working on moving on while embracing what God has planned for you.

I can never say enough good things about the Alaskan Courage series and I highly recommend all of them. Just a warning, once you start you won’t want to put them down, so you may want to purchase them all at once!

I received this book complimentary from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

-Elle

#DarkHalo By: Shannon Dittemore

Dark Halo By: Shannon Dittemore

Jake is missing, the fight above Stratus continues and Brielle has a meeting with the devil where she is offered a choice.  Brielle has a choice to make.  One allows her to see the celestial, and the other will take away her site. With a war happening above Stratus, it is becoming more tempting for Brielle to choose the devil’s halo, a halo that will allow her to no longer see the fear creeping throughout her town, the hurt of each individual.

With the third and final book in Shannon Dittemore’s Angel Eyes trilogy Brielle has a decision to make, and the town of Stratus has a choice. Much like the first two books Dittemore has an amazing ability to craft words together that make you feel as if you are watching a movie rather than reading a book. With the rich detail you will dream of seeing the Celestial and hearing the Sabre’s song. The final book will keep you glued to the pages and take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Dittemore has combined the young adult genre and her faith in God to tell a beautiful story that will also challenge you to consider the meanings of temptation and how powerful worship and prayer can be.

If you enjoy a good YA novel, the Angel Eyes Trilogy is a must read! I am sad to see Jake and Brielle’s story come to an end, but hope to see more from Shannon Dittemore soon.

I received Dark Halo complimentary from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

-Elle

Stranded By: @DaniPettrey

Stranded By: Dani Pettrey

Darcy St. James thought she had left undercover investigating behind, she didn’t like the lifestyle and the lies that went with it but after receiving a call from her old partner she finds there is no other option but to return to the world of undercover reporting aboard a cruise ship where women are disappearing. After a day into the trip Darcy’s former partner, Abby, disappears and no one seems to care or be concerned that she is gone. As Darcy prepares to figure out what has happened to Abby, she finds herself in Alaska and working along the McKenna’s once again. With Gage and the rest of the McKenna’s help, Darcy hopes to find Abby, however, someone on board knows that Darcy is getting close and isn’t who she claims to be.

With the third book in Dani Pettrey’s Alaskan Courage Series she does not disappoint, this time you get the chance to learn more about Darcy and Gage. You will be glued to the pages of this book! With twists and turns at every corner, add in some danger, a little romance and the McKenna’s and you will not want to put this book down! Pettrey has created deep characters that you can understand and relate to their inner turmoil and their walk and struggles with their faith.

The Alaskan Courage Series is one you do not want to miss! You will fall in love with the McKenna’s and feel like they are a member of your family!

This book is a must read!!

I received this book complimentary from the publisher though netgalley from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Pre-Order Stranded TODAY!

-Elle

 

Lovelier than Daylight By: Rosslyn Elliott

Lovelier Than Daylight: The Saddler’s Legacy By: Rosslyn Elliott

The story of the Hanby’s continues in the third book from Rosslyn Elliott in the Saddler’s Legacy trilogy. Susannah Hanby looks up to her Aunt and Uncle and all that they have accomplished in their lives. She hopes to one day to be able to respond to every situation with love, but on her way to attend Otterbein college she finds her sister, Rachel, missing as well as all 5 of her nieces and nephews have been sent to the orphanage, she blames alcohol and what it has done to Rachel’s husband and family and worries that he has done something to hurt her sister. As Susannah attempts to get the children back she also finds herself alongside the town battling an incoming saloon that is sure to put the town in danger.

Than Susannah meets Johann, he has offered his help in finding out information and getting the children back. However, his family owns a brewery and Susannah is torn between what she believes is right and the chance to reunite her family and save the town.

Rosslyn Elliott concludes The Saddler’s Legacy with a captivating story of love between people from two different worlds and two different belief systems concerning alcohol. Although both believe in God they find themselves working to understand the others point of view. Elliott has created amazing characters and started a conversation about how being set in our ways and being unopen to the opinions of others and where it can lead. Elliott is an author to add to your must read list!

-Elle

I received this book complimentary from Thomas Nelson Publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore

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Broken Wings By Shannon Dittemore

Broken Wings is the second book in the Angel Eyes Trilogy, picking up a short time after where Angel Eyes left off Dittemore does not disappoint in the second book of the trilogy.  After everything Elle has been through in the past she is starting to move on after Ali’s death, her and Jake are growing closer and Elle dreams of the day when there will be a ring on her finger. As Elle grows closer to Jake and Canaan; however, Elle’s dad seems to be getting more disagreeable and is drinking more than ever before.

Something is going on, something that is keeping Canaan away more than usual. The sabre have gathered and there are whispers of movement on both ends. One of the Sabre makes a move so that Elle may learn the truth and learns something that has been kept from her about her mothers past, between that, her fathers drinking and the fear she sees and Jake that she does not understand things are getting tough. The halo used to keep the nightmares away but now Elle can hardly sleep through the night, Elle is beginning to see the celestial without the halo and she thinks she may have seen Damien in town and now with the halo having gone missing there is no telling what may happen. Jake and Elle have been targeted by evil and a battle is coming, what will happen if darkness is able to get what they are after? Will good be able to conquer evil, or will evil win and take Elle and Jake with it?

Dittemore has once again pulled you into the pages of the story with characters you will love. She has a way of writing where the words come off the pages and will have you laughing, crying and on the edge of your seat through the entire book. Dittemore’s descriptions of what the celestial and what worship look like will have you dreaming of heaven . You will not want to put this book down, the only problem is you will have to wait for the next book to be released!

-Elle

Order Broken Wings Today!