Friday, May 2, 2014

Book Report and Giveaway: Silenced, by Dani Pettrey

Silenced by Author Dani Pettrey
Well, you all know my insatiable love for any book written by the hand of Dani Pettrey. And she's written book #4 with a flourish and the same excitement riddled plot!
In SILENCED, Book 4 of author Dani Pettrey’s award-winning Alaskan Courage series, a relaxing day of rock climbing takes a dark turn when Kayden McKenna’s route brings her face-to-face with a dead climber. Was the climber’s death a terrible accident or something more sinister?
When the case is handed to Yancey’s overburdened sheriff, he turns to Jake Westin for help. With the truth of Jake’s past now revealed, Jake agrees to use his investigation skills for this one case–but nothing could prepare him for where the case will take him.
As Kayden and Jake work together to uncover the truth, will they also find a refuge in each other?  Or will the deadly plans of a killer destroy their chance at love?
I can't share any spoilers, although I'd LOVE to. I can promise the tension you've been waiting for between Jake and Kayden is totally there. The plot was fantastic, along with the climbing theme that ran through book like the fingerprints from climbing chalk. AND you get to go to Cole & Bailey's wedding, so if you're a loyal Pettrey fan this will be a fun culmination of your romantic meanderings. The McKenna siblings have reunited in another story of murder, revenge, love, and faith all harnessed together and clipped by a romantically red caribiner. 
And I'm so addicted that I'm already looking forward to book number five! So for fun, Book 5 will be Reef McKenna's story, Kayden's brother. I think the title will be one of my top 10 picks ;):
1. Shadowed
2. Swept
3. Shaded
4. Sifted
5. Stopped
6. Slipped
7. Sobered
8. Sparked
9. Slanted
10. Smashed (well, that one might be weird. 
Ok, so maybe mine are all wrong, but the cover art and full title will be revealed in Dani’s Bethany House Book Banter on Facebook, May 23, 2014. Watch the Bethany House Facebook Events Page for more details
This blog post is super de duper fun (as my 4 year old Kokomo Jo would say)!! First off, Coffee Cups and Camisoles is offering a giveaway of Silenced. YES!! We are!! Thanks to Bethany House Publishers who wanted to be sure THIS BLOG readership had a special chance to win a copy!
To enter to win, leave a comment with YOUR title pick for Dani's Book #5 (just for fun)! I'll announce the winner next Friday, May 9th, so be sure to enter. No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on number of entries. You are allowed one entry through your comment and can gain an additional entry if you refer a friend to this blog post, introduce them to Dani's new book, and they leave your name in their comment! US residents, 18 and older are eligible. Leave your email address in the comment so we can contact you to win and you'll have a week to respond and claim your book, if you're the winner, otherwise we'll award it to a different winner. 
But this isn't your only opportunity to win!
To celebrate the novel, Dani and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the RUGGED ROMANCE SWEEPSTAKES, and your chance to win one of three marvelous prizes, all closely connected to the story.
Timeframe & Notifications:
This giveaway starts May 1, 2014 and ends May 21, 2014 @ 11:59 pm (PST).
Entry is open to US residents only, age 18 and over. Winners will be selected Friday, May 23, 2014, and announced at

About the Prizes
Rugged Romance Sweepstakes Grand PrizeGRAND PRIZE:
In SILENCED, Kayden’s adventurous nature and skills as a pilot come in handy as she and Jake race to uncover the truth. If you’ve always dreamed of hopping on a plane to chase your own adventures, but don’t have a well-trained pilot and a Cessna at your disposal, we’ve got the perfect prize for you.  
Our Grand Prize winner will receive: a $250 gift certificate to Alaskan Airlines, good toward travel to multiple destinations across the Continental US, Alaska, and Hawaii

Rugged Romance Sweepstakes Second PrizeSECOND PRIZE:
As Jake and Kayden crisscross the Alaskan wilderness looking for answers, they also see some of the most glorious scenery on earth:  soaring mountains, crystal clear lakes, and incomparable wildlife.  Could there be any better setting for a glowing romance? Now you can share in the romantic scenery, even if you don’t live in Alaska.  
Our Second Prize winner will receive: The Kiss at Wonder Lake 31″ x 23″ Framed Art Print

Rugged Romance Sweepstakes Third PrizeTHIRD PRIZE:
Kayden has always been practical, no-nonsense, and slow to trust. She’s definitely not a romantic-at-heart who longs for a handsome man to whisk her away for a picnic in the mountains.  Right? ; )
If you, like Kayden, have secretly dreamed of a romantic mountain-top picnic, this is the prize for you.
Our Third Prize winner will receive: The ultimate picnic pack for a romantic afternoon. This insulated backpack includes silverware, plates, napkins, plastic long-stemmed glasses and a wide selection of gourmet picnic snacks
 How to Enter:
Go to and complete the entry box, anytime between May 1 and May 21.

AND! Sylvia is the winner of last week's drawing of Beth White's The Pelican Bride. Congrats!

Jaime Wright - 

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  1. Well, from your list I will choose "Smashed" because I think it's just plain funny! :) My personal choice would be "Subdued".

    Anne, is "Sheesh" your title of choice?

    Sigh, I just love Dani Pettrey's books. So good.

    1. Yeah. After I wrote Smashed I was all, "say wha-?" and it's probably not going to land on the front cover ;)-

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  3. I'm rather liking the title "Smashed". Sounds interesting for sure.

    1. Could be a bit impacting (pun intended)

  4. Jaime, I just saw that I won a copy of "The Pelican Bride". Wow! I've been hearing great things about this book. What email address do you want me to use to send my address?

    1. Yes you did!! Grab Anne's email address off to the right in the sidebar here on the blog and shoot her an email. She'll get it shipped off to you :)

    2. Oh wait! nvm -- our emails disappeared. I'll have to fix that. Click the link to her FB page and you can private message her there. :)

  5. I like the sounds of Subdued. I was wondering if maybe you are pushing for sifted, since you listed it twice. ;-)

    1. LOL I totally did NOT see Sifted listed twice. It was supposed to read "Stopped". That's what I get for writing blog posts late at night :)

  6. I'm going with SIFTED, because I too saw it twice in an earlier post. Must be important or a subconscious favorite!

  7. I like "Shadowed"; wouldn't that make a great title for a stalker story? rmaney at firstarpchurch dot org.

  8. I think it will be "Shackled". pumpkinbabyjane(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. What a great post! Thanks so much, Jaime-- you're a wonder! I already have Silenced, so don't enter me to win, but just wanted to stop by and say hi, and a GIGANTIC thank you for your glorious post. :)

  10. Jaime,
    Thank you SO much for taking time to read and so cleverly review Silenced. Loved your post! I deeply appreciate your support :) Hope you have a great weekend!

  11. Loved reading Dani's first two books in the series. I like "Shadowed."

    1. Karen, you're the winner of "Silenced!" :) check your email :)

  12. GAHH! Yes, yes this IS the most fantastic Coffee Cups and Camisoles Book Report yet. Your posts are so fun. Thank you a million times for helping us share about Dani's novel and sweepstakes. And just to be a terrible tease, I'll tell you that I happen to know the title of the next book, and you are going to LOVE it! :D :D

  13. Dani's books are totally great! Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    Mm... from your list, I think I like "Shadowed", though I also like "Subdued".

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  14. Dani's books are amazing!! I can't wait to read this one and Reef's! Some of the titles I think are possibilities are: Shadowed, Scattered, Sabotaged, and Subdued!

  15. Along the lines of your smashed, how about "sliced"? No? Ok. :)
    This one sounds great!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

  16. How about slammed?

  17. What an exciting book, and an Alaskan setting makes it just that much better!! It is one beautiful state - the glaciers and wildlife are amazing!! Love the wonderful giveaways also!!

    Suggested title for book #5: SHUTTERED

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of "Silenced"!!


  18. The best one is probably 'Shadowed'

  19. Thanks for the giveaway! I cannot wait to read this book because I loved the first three. I like the suggestion of "Scattered" for the title since that represents Reef's life a bit.

  20. Hi Jaime - Great giveaway! I've heard a lot of good things about Dani Pettrey's writing. I would have tweeted, google+, and others if there were links.


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