Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dani Pettrey's Submerged

Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom, and author. 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 with their two teenage daughters. Visit her website at www.danipettrey.com.

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Submerged

A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers. One single clue.
 Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey, Alaska, again. She has a past, and a reputation--and Yancey's a town that doesn't forget. She's returned only to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash, but then dark evidence emerges and Bailey's own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.
Cole McKenna can face dangerous rescue dives. He can face the fear a murderer may be threatening his town. But facing the reality of Bailey's reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart... but doesn't seem to be the same girl who left Yancey ten years ago. And he's not the same guy she left behind.
Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Bailey and Cole must move beyond the hurts of their pasts to work together until the truth of what is hidden in the depths finally surfaces.

Prologue


Never wager unless you control the stakes.

And she’d thought she held such a strong hand.

Agnes Grey forced her head against the rattling seat back, clenched the armrests with such force her nails broke. Perspiration soaked her brow, seeping into her eyes, but she refused to cry. She was too old to cry.

The plane was going down into the water within sight of her home. Home—warm, safe, dry. She’d never see it again.

Her friend Henry Reid strained to look back, his white knuckles bulging on the wheel as he fought to regain control of the spiraling Cessna, but the fiery plane seemed bent on destruction. Panic flashed through his eyes. “Tighten your belts. Put your head between your knees.”

His concern was sweet, but it wouldn’t change the outcome. Their fate was set.

They were going down—hard and fast. The other passengers’ terrified expressions said they knew it too. Innocents, every one, Agnes thought, fury on their behalf trumping her own fear. She was the only one on board who knew this catastrophe was no mechanical failure. It was him. She knew it as surely as she knew she’d seen her last sunset.

A bitter cry tore from her cracked lips. Any semblance of control on her part had been an illusion.

She’d played her hand, and he’d just called her on it.

If she hadn’t been so stinking stubborn, if she’d kept her mouth shut and given him what he wanted . . . But Momma hadn’t raised her like that. She’d done the right thing. She only wished she hadn’t brought the others down with her.

Managing to crane her neck left, she took in the sight of the loving couple’s hands clasped tight, crying as they whispered frantic words to each other.

Agnes’s stomach lurched. She’d brought them on this journey, doomed them to a watery tomb.

At least now he’d be satisfied. She’d be gone. They’d be gone. No one was left to . . .

Acid burned up her throat.
Bailey.

You can purchase Submerged from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and CBD

Dani is giving away a copy of Submerged.

The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.  


21 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the chance to read this novel ... it sounds great!

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

reluvbe said...

I love seeing new authors with some great looking Fiction. This looks like it will be a very good read.

Librarybooks at religious dot com

cjajsmommy said...

Riveting already. I'd love to win a copy of this book. djragno (at) hotmail (dot) com

Teela said...

I LOVE mysteries and hope I win or get to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win. teelayoung@hotmail.com

Nancee said...

This book sounds like a great mystery with some heart wrenching details. I'd love to read this book. Thank you for offering this giveaway!
Nancee in Western Michigan
quiltcat26@sbcglobal.net

Brenda Stimely said...

This book sounds like a real adventure ride!

Katie Ganshert said...

I don't need to be in the drawing, since I've already read Dani's book. Just wanted to say that it was fun seeing her here and I really enjoyed Submerged!

Kelli said...

I'm thankful to see more Christian fiction authors with depth! Keep up the good work - this book sounds really interesting!

Lady DragonKeeper said...

I was going to pass this book by, since I usually read historicals, but that excerpt! Wow! It has the feel of a movie ... Great hook. :)

Anonymous said...

WOW! This sounds like a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I would love to win this book by a new author for me. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

Linda said...

What an excerpt! Love suspense! Please enter me for the giveaway.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Susan H said...

I love inspirational romantic suspense novels. This sounds like a good one to read.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for having the book drawing.

Dani Pettrey said...

Thanks for all the kind words, everyone. Really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed the opening of Submerged.

lgm52 said...

This sounds great...thanks for the giveaway!
Leanna
lgm52@hotmail.com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Jo said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds quite interesting!

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Amy R.S. said...

Thanks for introducing another new author. Please enter me.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

Laura J said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

laurelprincess12 at gmail dot com

Merry said...

Submerged sounds exciting and daring... and cold with the diving in Alaska! Add me please.
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read.

sonflower277 at gmail dot com

Karen

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