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Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has sold more than half a million copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance. Her novels stand out for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), “gripping storyline[s],” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling undercurrent of romance” (USA Today).

Her Alaskan Courage series and Chesapeake Valor series have received praise from readers and critics alike and spent multiple months topping the CBA bestseller lists. Dani has also been honored with multiple awards, in

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Submerged (Alaskan Courage,...

4.08 avg rating — 12,103 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
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Shattered (Alaskan Courage,...

4.37 avg rating — 5,699 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Stranded (Alaskan Courage, #3)

4.35 avg rating — 4,786 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Silenced (Alaskan Courage, #4)

4.38 avg rating — 4,056 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Sabotaged (Alaskan Courage,...

4.33 avg rating — 3,775 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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Cold Shot (Chesapeake Valor...

4.23 avg rating — 3,668 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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Still Life (Chesapeake Valo...

4.31 avg rating — 2,237 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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Blind Spot (Chesapeake Valo...

4.41 avg rating — 1,797 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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The Killing Tide (Coastal G...

4.13 avg rating — 1,646 ratings — published 2019 — 7 editions
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Dead Drift (Chesapeake Valo...

4.39 avg rating — 1,523 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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Submerged Shattered Stranded Silenced Sabotaged
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Cold Shot Still Life Blind Spot Dead Drift
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The Killing Tide The Crushing Depths
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Submerged- Book 1 in the Alaskan Courage Series (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: 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?
Shattered- Book 2 in the Alaskan Courage Series (Select)
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Description: 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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“It's your job to tell others about Jesus, about what He's done in your life and what He can do in theirs, but you can never make someone believe, no matter how strong or pure your intentions. Salvation is between that person and God,' Piper said.”
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“Because God doesn't promise the way will be easy-far from it-but He promises to carry us through, to give us the courage and grace we need when we need it. He most often doesn't change the circumstances; He changes us”
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“You’re a new creation. Your sins are forgiven. Why carry a burden Christ died to relieve you of?”
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Christine Hatfield Thanks for accepting my friend request

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Dani Pettrey So glad you enjoyed Silenced, Elizabeth! Yes. Reef's book will be out in February :)

Elizabeth Greutman I finally read book #4 it was amazing, i hope you are working on something else now, because i cant wait for some more amazing books.

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Dani Pettrey Hi Caitlyn,

So thrilled to hear you enjoyed Submerged and Shattered. Thank you!

Caitlyn Santi Hi! Thanks for adding me! I absolutely loved Submerged and I just finished reading Shattered, which I loved even more! :D

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Sarah Thanks for the add!!

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Dani Pettrey Aw, that's so sweet of you. Hope it works out :)

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Dani Pettrey That's too bad, Danie. You can always ask your librarian to order Submerged. Sometimes when you request a book, they'll get it in :)

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