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This blog is a celebration of novel, novel characters!

I love reading novels, and as an artist I know a great exercise to stretch one's illustration skills is to portray characters from a description in a book. This blog is a challenge to myself to do just that so I'll be posting illustrations from whatever book I'm currently reading. Feel free to add comments and send me your fan art for these great titles too!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Darcy from Stranded by Dani Pettrey



“Stranded” is the third book in Dani Pettrey’s Alaska Courage series.  I loved the first two books for their exciting plots & captivating characters.  With this sequel Dani has proved her consistency to enthrall, leaving nothing to disappoint her readers!  With every installment she gives a thrilling and satisfying adventure, while setting the stage for the next story.

When Darcy was introduced in the previous book I was eager to see what trouble she’d get into next.   Her story starts five months after the events in “Shattered.”  Five months of being away from Alaska, five months of being away from Gage Mckenna.  As the story begins Darcy & Gage find themselves together again, both having taken temporary jobs aboard the Bering cruise ship.  While Gage is aboard to lead passengers on adventure excursions, Darcy is using her adventure journalist position to find her missing friend Abby, and uncover the dark truth Abby was investigating before her disappearance.


Darcy is a girl who loves the hunt.  As a former investigative reporter she’s bold to a fault, yet her tender heart brings balance to her ambitions.  Gage has a tough exterior, but inside has been hurting over the loss of his infant son and the destroyed relationship with his former fiancé.  As Darcy deals with her ambitious desires and Gage finds healing from his past, they both become entangled in a race to save Abby from a terrible fate!

If you’ve read Dani’s previous books this one won’t disappoint.  If you haven’t, there’s enough to jump in and start reading any of the stories, but you’ll miss out on enjoying some of the character’s history with each other if you do.  For thrilling adventure, suspense, and romance this is the series to turn to!


-Monica


10 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVED this one! That was one of my fave reads of 2013 and you completely got her. Great job!

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    1. Thanks! It was a favorite of mine too. :D

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  2. Great job, Monica!! I absolutely LOVE Dani Pettrey's books! She's one of my fave authors!! :)

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    1. Thanks! Ya I can't wait for the next in the series. I'm completely hooked!

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  3. Love the cruise line poster, cute. I've yet to start reading these, not heard anything bad about them, must get to them!

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    1. Thanks, I had a lot of fun with the poster. I was trying to do something different.

      I heard from one person who started with this book that felt she would have enjoyed it more if she'd started with the first one. While I feel it's not necessary to start at the beginning, the stories do build on each other so I think you'll have the most fun if you start with book 1! :D

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  4. Oh, I like the "stranded" picture very much. They're both great, but in the stranded one, you can just see so much emotion in her face, and her wet hair is great.

    Lovely as always. :)

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    1. Thanks DeAnna! I was worried that I lost some of the emotion from my original sketch. BTW, guess what came in the mail today?

      Death by the Book!

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  5. Monica,
    Thank you SO much for the AMAZING pictures and thoughtful review. You did a phenomenal job!!!!! I'm so honored you would take time to read my stories and share your wonderful artistic talent on my characters. You rock!!!
    Hugs,
    Dani

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