posted on February 12, 2019 by Dani Pettrey

Heroine Inspiration

Hi friends,

Welcome to The Blog. I took a blogging hiatus in 2018 but it feels so good to be back chatting with you all. I’ll be blogging here the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Hope you’ll join me.
Today is a special day! It’s release day for Deadly Isle, my first stand-alone story available in e-book from all your favorite retailers. I’ve included links below if you’re interested in grabbing a copy or sending one to a friend.

Deadly Isle’s heroine is Tennyson “Teni” Kent.

Teni is an underwater investigator with Maryland’s National Rescource Police. She adores swimming and what remains of her close-knit family, particularly her cousin Julia. Teni’s first love was Callen Frost and after a terrible split, she’s reunited once again with Callen—this time on case that just may end her life.
Here’s a peek at their story:

I love writing strong, complex women who aren’t afraid to also have a tender side. They are intelligent, love their family and pursue justice for a living.

I’ve picked my top three favorite fictional heroines. I’d love to hear who your favorite fictional heroines are!

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

How can you not love fiery and spirted Lizzie Bennet? She’s intelligent, plucky, loyal and lovely. I love her wit and the sparks that zing between her and the frustrating, but loveable Mr. Darcy. This is my all-time favorite book. If you haven’t read it, you are definitely missing out.

Krista Carmichael from Terri Blackstock’s Predator. If you haven’t read this novel, the opening will grab you by the throat and not let up until the very last page. Terri is a master at suspense. I highly recommend her.

I love Krista because from the very first scene, she anchors in your heart. She’s kind yet fierce. She’s a fighter caught in a battle that tests the very fiber of her being and her reliance on God. She is an endearing and powerfully dynamic character who I think you’ll adore and cheer for.
You can find out more at

Last, but certainly not least is Meredith Hayes from Short Straw Bride by Karen

Meredith is thrust into a marriage of convivence, but she works hard after a time to make the best of it. She’s another strong heroine, has a tremendous sense of humor and the banter between her and Travis Archer is delightful. It is a heart-warming story of two souls who are meant to be together, but it takes them a period of growth, sacrifice and faith in God, before they realize they are right where they are meant to be.

Question for you:
How about you? Who are your favorite fictional heroines and what kind of heroines do you love to read about?

To celebrate Deadly Isle’s release, I’m giving away a fun, reader’s goody basket. To enter you can visit my blog at

Have a blessed week!

Dani Pettrey

Dani Pettrey

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 bestseller lists She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland, where she lives with her husband. Their two daughters, a son-in-law, and two adorable grandsons also reside in Maryland. For more information about her novels, visit

Dani Pettrey Contest

Dani Pettrey is giving away a hardcover edition of THE KILLING TIDE and a $20 Amazon e-gift card to one winner, to celebrate the release of THE KILLING TIDE.

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