Friday, February 20, 2015

Alaskan Courage Series

Dani Pettrey has introduced us to the McKenna Family through her Alaskan Courage Series. As we met each we have been taken on a wonderful adventure.  She has a talent for bringing and edge of your seat suspense interlaced with a wonderful romance. 

This series is about a close knit family that lives in Yancey, Alaska and run the Lost Adventure Frontiers.  They lead adventures in white water rafting, rock climbing and scuba diving and sell the equipment used in these endeavors.

Book 1
Submerged by Author Dani Pettrey

Meet Bailey Craig from Submerged by Dani Pettrey

Meet Cole McKenna from Submerged by Dani Pettrey
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?

Book 2
Shattered- Book 2 in the Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey

Meet Piper McKenna from Shattered by Dani Pettrey!

Meet Landon Grainger from Shattered by Dani Pettrey!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.

Book 3
Stranded - Book 3 - Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey
Meet Darcy St. James from Stranded by Dani Pettrey

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.
Meet Gage McKenna from Stranded by Dani Pettrey
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.

Book 4
Silenced by Dani Pettrey
Meet Kayden McKenna from Silenced by Dani Pettrey
Meet Jake Westin from Silenced by Dani Pettrey

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.
New Release
Book 5
Sabotaged - Alaskan Courage Book 5 - by Dani Pettrey
Meet Kirra Jacobs from Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey

Meet Reef McKenna from Sabotaged by Dani PettreyGrowing 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.

Each story is a combination of adventure romance, lots of suspense, an intriguing mystery and questions of faith.  Ms. Pettrey not only brings a good story to enjoy, but each one also brings you a message of faith that can be applied to your own life whether your on an adventure or not.

With the release of Sabotaged, Dani Pettrey has a wonderful sweepstakes giveaway.

Meet the Author

Dani Pettrey 2014 Press Photo
Dani Pettrey is a wife, mom, grandma, and the acclaimed author of the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, a Christy Award nomination, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing’s Best Award, among others.
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 two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson.


  1. Katrina,
    Wow! What an amazing post. Thank you SO much!!!! You're awesome.
    Dani :)

    1. Dani, I loved with series and am looking forward to your next book. I have loved being a part of your team. I am happy to share books I love with other readers. Blessings

  2. Katrina, what a joy to see all of the McKennas featured like this-- such a trip down memory lane! Thank you for all the work and care you poured into this post. You are a continued blessing! ~Amanda

    1. Amanda, thank you for stopping by. I absolutely loved doing this post. Yes, it certainly took me down memory lane amd I loved seeing the entire family. In fact, now I'm rereading the entire series. Again thank you. I have loved being a part of the team.