Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Alaskan Adventures Sweepstakes!
Last year I read (and loved!) Submerged, the debut novel of author Dani Pettrey. Early this year I had the opportunity of reading and reviewing Shattered, the second book of that series, and it was even better than the first! Since then I've been eagerly waiting for the release of Stranded, book 3 in the acclaimed (by me and many, many others!) Alaskan Courage series. And with this release comes a FANTASTIC giveaway! Keep reading!
In Stranded we follow the story of Gage McKenna and reporter Darcy St. James. She knows something is wrong when her friend vanishes from her job on a cruise ship. Everyone else believes Abby simply left of her own accord, but something isn't lining up, and Darcy knows the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby’s position.

Gage has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock in Alaska for a few days of sightseeing. He’s surprised to find Darcy on board one of the ships, working undercover as a reporter.
Something sinister is going on, and the deeper they dig, the more they realize they've only discovered the tip of the iceberg.
And to celebrate the story, author Dani Pettrey and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the ALASKAN ADVENTURES Sweepstakes (YAY!), and your chance to win one of three fabulous prizes connected with the story!
Alaskan Adventures Sweepstakes Grand Prize
In Stranded, Darcy, Gage, and the McKenna family launch into all kinds of adventures: from high-octane ocean kayaking, to rugged island camping beneath the vast Alaskan skies.
Our grand prize winner will have the chance to build their own adventure, with a $300 adventure gear gift card of their choice from either Eddie Bauer or L.L. Bean.
And what would our hero and heroine do if they won the prize? Gage use it towards one of L.L. Bean’s gorgeous ocean kayaks, while Darcy would go for “Glamping” gear :)
Alaskan Adventures Sweepstakes Grand Prize
Everyone knows Gage McKenna’s campfire cooking is second to none. But in Stranded, Darcy discovers that before Gage was a search and rescue hero, he secretly dreamed of attending culinary school.
Our second prize winner will have the chance to fulfill Gage’s dream with a $200 value, 1-year membership to Top Chef University.
Membership includes over 200 video lessons taught by Top Chef contestants, covering everything from soups to desserts.
Alaskan Adventures Sweepstakes Third Prize
Darcy once gave her missing friend, Abby, a beautiful shell necklace, engraved with a special message that made it one-of-a-kind.
Our third prize winner will receive their very own, one-of-a-kind “Earth & Sea” necklace valued at $100.
Handmade of New Zealand Paua shells, hammered copper, and Tahitian pearls, this necklace is the perfect compliment for a soft sweater and jeans, or a unique finishing touch for a little black dress on a special date night.
How to Enter:
Go to and complete the entry box, anytime between September 2 and September 19. This giveaway starts September 2, 2013 and ends September 19, 2013 @ 11:59 pm (PST). So, it's opened right now! what are you waiting for? Go, go, go! Winners will be selected Friday, September 20, 2013, and announced at


  1. Mercedes, wonderful post! And I just love the warmth and joy of your blog. Thank you for all you've done to help share the giveaway! ~Amanda

    1. Glad I can spread the word! Can't wait to read Stranded!

  2. WOW! Mercedes, you did such an incredible job with this post. Thanks a million for your hard work, for helping us share this giveaway, and for being a cheerleader for Team McKenna. You rock!
    Cheering you on,

  3. Thank you so much for helping spread the word, Mercedes. LOVE the pic of the shirt. Very cool! Thanks so much for all the time you put into this. I deeply appreciate it :)

  4. I'm a big fan! So anything I can do to get everybody else as addicted as I am to the Alaskan Courage series I'll do it :)