Here to kick off the 5-5-5 event is Dani Pettrey! I’ve read two of her books this spring, and since they were both really good…I decided had to interview her. So, meet Dani!
Welcome to the 5-5-5 event, Dani! I’m so delighted that you could come by to kick this off! First of all, readers, let me introduce you to the goodreads.com synopsis of Shattered.
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--but 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. Piper is frustrated with his need for facts over faith, but he knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most. With his sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, some unexpected leads complicate the investigation, and pursuing the truth may mean risking Landon's career.
With Piper waging 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 this dangerous case is becoming deadlier with each step.
What’s something you love about Shattered?
I love interaction and dynamic between Piper and Landon. I fell in love with them while writing my debut novel Submerged. Initially, Piper’s story was going to be one of the last stories in my Alaskan Courage series since she’s the youngest in the family, but seeing her and Landon come to life in Submerged, I just couldn’t wait. I hope readers feel the same. :)
If Shattered was made into a movie…do you have actors/actresses in mind to play the main characters? If not, can you describe a bit of what you’d be looking for?
Being such a visual writer, I always have actors and actresses in mind. Landon would be played by James Marsden, and Piper would be played by an auburn-haired Mandy Moore.
Oooo, that guy is perfect for Landon! You’ve written two books, right, plus one on the way? Out of the THREE covers you currently have out, which is your favorite? Hard question, I know.
Very hard question. I actually go back and forth on this, but if I was FORCED to choose, I’d go with Submerged. Not only was it my debut novel, but Bailey’s expression is just so captivating and intriguing. I feel drawn to read about her.
I have to agree with you. The streaked mascara makes that one extra real to all us ladies who know how mascara reacts to water! ;) Finally, what can we expect from you book-wise in the future?
Stranded will be out September 1st. Here’s a sneak peek:
“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. 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.”
AHHH! So excited for Stranded and the next ones! Find Dani on the following sites:
Thanks so much, Charity!
Guess what, y’all? Dani most generously has offered to give away not ONE book but TWO! One winner will receive both Submerged and Shattered. Now, I read Shattered first and really enjoyed it. So I coerced my local library in getting Submerged…LOVE. It was amazing. So I went out and bought it. You know how often I go out and buy books? Hardly ever. But this one was worth it. Before we move on to the giveaway, here are links to my reviews of Dani’s books:
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