Alaskan Adventures Sweepstakes ~ Celebrating Stranded by Dani Pettrey

Alaskan Courage Series, Book 3

About the Book:

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 Thoughts:

Do you remember the investigative reporter, Darcy St. James from Shattered? Well she's back in book three of the series. She has come to help her friend Abby investigate some mysterious things that have been happening with the cruise ship line.

Darcy is excited to be back in Alaska. It has been five months since she last saw Gage McKenna. No emails, no calls, no nothing! She thought by now she would hear from him. Unbeknownst to Darcy, Gage is spending the summer working on the same cruise ship that her friend Abby is. That would be a happy coincidence except that when Darcy gets there Abby is suddenly missing.

The attraction between Darcy and Gage is still there, but her missing friend Abby takes precedence. If you enjoyed the mystery and suspense mixed with the romantic conflict from the first two books in this series you are definitely going to enjoy this installment.

The Alaskan Courage series just continues to get better. Ms. Pettrey has really hit her stride with this third book in the series. Nothing has slowed down, in fact I thought the tension both stressful situation related and romantic interest related was ratcheted up a notch with this one. For me it was an extremely fast read that left me anticipating the release of the next book in the series. The fourth book will be called Silenced and it is scheduled to be released next summer.

Alaskan Courage Series

Book 1 ~ Submerged
Book 2 ~ Shattered
Book 3 ~ Stranded
Book 4 ~ Silenced (Summer 2014)
Book 5 ~ TBA (Spring 2015)

To celebrate STRANDED, author Dani Pettrey and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the ALASKAN ADVENTURES Sweepstakes, and your chance to win one of three fabulous prizes connected with the story!

This giveaway starts on September 2, 2013 and ends September 19, 2013 @ 11:59 pm (PST). Winners will be selected Friday, September 20, 2013, and announced at


In Stranded, Darcy, Gage, and the McKenna family launch into all kinds of adventures: from high-octane ocean kayaking, to rugged island camping beneath the vast Alaskan skies.

Our grand prize winner will have the chance to build their own adventure, with a $300 adventure gear gift card of their choice from either Eddie Bauer or L.L. Bean.

And what would our hero and heroine do if they won the prize? Gage would use it towards one of L.L. Bean’s gorgeous ocean kayaks, while Darcy would go for “Glamping” gear.

Everyone knows Gage McKenna’s campfire cooking is second to none. But in Stranded, Darcy discovers that before Gage was a search and rescue hero, he secretly dreamed of attending culinary school.

Our second prize winner will have the chance to fulfill Gage’s dream with a $200 value, 1-year membership to Top Chef University.

Membership includes over 200 video lessons taught by Top Chef contestants, covering everything from soups to desserts.

Darcy once gave her missing friend, Abby, a beautiful shell necklace, engraved with a special message that made it one-of-a-kind.

Our third prize winner will receive their very own, one-of-a-kind “Earth & Sea” necklace valued at $100.

Handmade of New Zealand Paua shells, hammered copper and Tahitian pearls, this necklace is the perfect complement for a soft sweater and jeans, or a unique finishing touch for a little black dress on a special date night.

How To Enter:

Click on the image below and then complete the Rafflecopter form anytime between September 2-19.

Connect with the author:


Twitter ~ @DaniPettrey



  1. I'm so looking forward to reading Stranded. Great review!

    1. You definitely have a treat ahead of you! I'm so enjoying this series.

  2. Wow! Thank you SO much for taking time to read and review Stranded. So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for helping spreading the word about Stranded and my Alaskan Adventures contest.

    1. Thank you for writing such an interesting series. I'm loving it! What a great giveaway that you are having...we all want to win one of the prizes.

  3. My word, Brandi and Whitney you have done such an amazing, gorgeous job with this post. Thanks a million for helping us promote this giveaway, and our wonderful Dani and her books. We so appreciate this!!
    Cheering you on,

    1. Ahhh...thank you for your kind words! You guys have put together such a great giveaway. We're happy to bring it to the attention of our readers. Can't wait to see who wins!

  4. WONDERFUL post, Brandi and Whitney! Thank you a million times over for sharing this!


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