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Blog Tour: 13. & 14. Cynthia Eden's Deadly Heat and Deadly Lies!

January 24, 2011
Cynthia Eden's touring for her new books, Deadly Heat and Deadly Lies! Deadly Heat comes out in February, and Deadly Lies in March, so you're getting a sneak peek at these, as well as an awesome giveaway!

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About the author:
Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes paranormal romances and romantic suspense novels. She is currently very busy writing her stories for Grand Central Publishing and Kensington Brava.

She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.

(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people). Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.

Since there are TWO books in this tour post, I'll recap each, along with the review, separately. Be sure to read all the way to the end for the GIVEAWAY!!


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deadly heat
About Deadly Heat (Deadly #2):
She wants revenge...

Six months after her lover died in an arsonist’s blaze, firefighter Lora Spade calls in the FBI’s elite Serial Services Division to track the elusive killer. When Special Agent Kenton Lake is lured into a violent inferno, Lora pulls him to safety and is stunned – not by the fire, but by her own searing attraction to Kent. For the first time in months, she longs for something other than vengeance.

He wants her...

Kenton’s interest in Lora should be purely professional. But one fleeting kiss and he can’t get her out of his mind. Her combination of strength and vulnerability makes him want to protect her, and that means solving this case – and fast. For even the passion igniting between them can’t hide a terrifying truth: Lora is the next target in a murderer’s sadistic, fiery game.

A vicious killer wants only... DEADLY HEAT

ISBN-13: 9780446559263
ARC: 388 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, 2011
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Hachette Book Group

drey's thoughts:
Deadly Heat got me hooked quickly, I couldn't put it down. The story moves fast, and Eden definitely kept me guessing. The cast of characters stood out, so you always knew who was whom, even when they weren't the leads. And the chemistry between Kenton and Lora... hot is an understatement. Phew!

drey's rating: 4/5 Excellent: Add it to your to-read pile if romantic suspense is your thing.

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deadly lies
About Deadly Lies (Deadly #3):
She wants to hide the past…

FBI Special Agent Samantha Kennedy is haunted by memories of the serial killer who abducted her. To keep the darkness at bay, she pretends to be a different, more confident woman. This Samantha doesn’t fear every unknown face. So she throws caution to the wind and shares a night of unbridled passion with a handsome stranger.

He needs to uncover the truth…

One night isn’t enough for successful entrepreneur Max Ridgeway. He wants more of the sexy, smart, mysterious woman who slipped away before dawn. When they meet again, their attraction is undeniable—until his stepbrother goes missing, and Max realizes that Samantha isn’t who she seems. But they must trust each other to trap a ring of blood-thirsty kidnappers before the nightmares that terrorize Sam become irrevocably real.

As a merciless criminal spins a web of...DEADLY LIES

ISBN-13: 9780446559256
ARC: 369 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, 2011
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Hachette Book Group

drey's thoughts:
Hoo boy... I thought Deadly Heat was hot! It was, but boy oh boy, Deadly Lies scorches your fingers just from holding the book! This one focuses on Sam, who'd been through hell and back, not just once, but twice. And is now poised for a third return, when the step-brother of the guy she's "seeing" is kidnapped by a sicko who likes to inflict pain. Ugh. I hate pain...

The characters are well-drawn, and the story pulls you in. I got these books on Friday, and couldn't help but read them back-to-back. I want more Cynthia!

drey's rating: 4/5 Excellent: Seriously, if you like romantic suspense, you should read Cynthia Eden's Deadly series!

2011 Challenge: New Author

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GIVEAWAY!
'Tis time for the giveaway details! Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have 3 SETS of Deadly Heat and Deadly Lies for you. Yes, that means three people will win both books! Open to US and Canada residents only, no PO Boxes. Only one win per household: if you win the same titles in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of each title in the mail.

Now that THAT's taken care of, here's how to enter: Leave a comment stating what you like about these books. Include your email address. That's it. Do it before 6pm CST February 6th. Good luck!

50 comments:

Cynthia Eden said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review DEADLY HEAT and DEADLY LIES. And thanks for hosting the giveaway!

s7anna said...

OMG! I adore Cynthia's writing! I have all her books and am dying to get my hands on the rest of this addictive series! It's hot and sexy and fast-paced - leaves you panting for more!

Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

*hugs*
Anna
s7anna@yahoo.ca

Victoria said...

What I love about these and all of Cynthia's books is the realism. She does the research to make her books true to life. Her characters are very sexy too ;) which is always a plus. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you.

Forgot my email in the above -

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

PoCoKat said...

Always enjoy romantic suspense novels.

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

Michelle Cunningham said...

I loved ‘Deadly Fear’ and thought it was a great read. Monica and Luke were well written characters, and my only hope is there’s still more of them to come in future books. It was such a well written story, fast paced, and left nothing undone, Eden followed the story to absolute completion! I truly hated to put it down, but when I did I rushed back to it the first minute I could. I’d love the chance to win these books, and thanks for hosting this giveaway!
Regards,
Michelle Cunningham
cunninghamm@gmail.com

Tore said...

I love reading mystery, suspense romance and murder mysteries. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

elaing8 said...

I have the first book in the series and would love to win these and read them all together.
I'm really liking romantic suspense books and look forward to reading these.
elaing8[at]netscape[dot]net

chey said...

I like that these books have lots of suspense!

chey127 at hotmail dot com

Kay said...

I pretty much am a sucker for romantic suspense books. These look like a lot of fun.

janezfan(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I like the romantic suspense :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I love all Ms. Eden's books. They are sexy and hot and interesting and captivating.

Taylor Z
Lovemusicgirlx94@aol.com

Jane said...

I'm a fan of Cynthia's paranormal and romantic suspense books. Thanks for the giveaway.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

donnas said...

Romantic Suspense is one of my favorite genres. And I couldnt put down Deadly Fear. Cant wait to get my hands on these two. Thanks for the chance!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

rubynreba said...

I love the fact that they are hot and full of suspense! Can hardly wait to read them!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Emily said...

I love how hot they seem. I love Cynthia Eden and look forward to reading this series!

fantasizesgam @ gmail . com

Diane said...

I find Cynthia's books realistic, believable, full of suspense and her characters are sexy, fun, entertaining and romantic.

holdenj said...

I liked your comments about how well fleshed out the characters are and I love romantic suspense! Plus, the chance to read them back to back is very enticing! Thanks!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

Please enter me the books seem very intriguing I haven't read them yet so I need to soon!

jsididia at gmail dot com

DarcyO said...

Oh, these sound great. Love romantic suspense. Thanks for the chance.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Steph-Anne said...

I love Cynthia Eden which is why I think I would love these books. Thanks!

footfootballpsu @ yahoo . com

binabug said...

I like suspense novels but have never read any by this author

Priya said...

Romantic suspense novels are the best- hot, sexy, and fun. =] Thanks for the giveaway!

swaid124(at)gmail(dot)com

Seo said...

I LOVE romantic suspense so these books would be perfect for me. I can't wait to read!

sxg21 AT scasd DOT org

fcammer2 said...

Deadly Fear was my favorite romantic suspense book of last year. I've been looking forward to reading the other two books. I have them pre-ordered for Kindle but would love print copies too. :)

Pam P said...

I'm in, love Cynthia's books. I like the steam along with the suspense.

Caridad Pineiro said...

Love romantic suspense and this books sounds awesome. Can't wait to read it.

CrystalGB said...

I like that these books have strong heroes and heroines and that the suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

sgambunny said...

EEEEK! I can't wait to read Cynthia Eden's latest. I am her BIGGEST fan....and I would love to read these books because I love sexy paranormal romance!!

sgambunny at hotmail dot com

skkorman said...

I love romantic suspense, and I would love to read these books!

niteofblu said...

These books appeal to me because they sound interesting!

Thanks,
niteofblu at gmail dot com

winnie said...

I'm always looking for romantic suspense to read as I love reading them. These sound great and I would love to win to get started on them! Thanks for the giveaway :)

chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
Haven't read these books, but want to read the entire series. Love Romantic Suspense books that contain both intense suspense and sensuality. Your reviews indicate these books will be great reads.
-Vonda
2much2reid {at} comcast {dot} net

Steph said...

Wow this is a great giveaway! I am a romance book lover especially romantic suspense it always keeps me on the edge of my seat :-)

2love.stephanie at gmail dot com

Leagh said...

I love this series because the heroes and heroines are real and have real live problems. The villain's reasons for what they do make also make sense. The first one Deadly Fear was just a really good story that I couldn't put down :)

Congrats on the release!

leaghchristensen@yahoo.com

Renee G said...

I love series set with the FBI as a backdrop.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

mrsshukra said...

Anything Cynthia Eden writes, I like, please count me in, thanks!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cathy M said...

I love Cynthia's storytelling, just got thru reading her latest paranormal romance story. Great storylines for this romantic suspense series too. She always gives us such great heroes, and I would love a chance to read these stories.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Heather R. Kasimoff said...

I'm into reading new authors, but sadly I have to say if it's not required by my instructors or the book is given to more or a rave review, I usually don't pick it up. But since I have started getting more interested in the Hatchett's Website, I have been exploring my authors. What I have read on the opening of these books, I have to say that I am seriously interested. I have to say, if an author can make me feel the emotions of her characters then their job is done! So please enter me into the contest. I would greatly appreciate it and the books. I LOVE BOOKS!

heather.kasimoff@gmail.com

lastnerve said...

I love paranormal romantic suspense. Cynthia is a favorite of mine and I would SOOOOOO love to win this contest. Crossing my fingers that I get my hands on these two books. The covers look amazing.

Val
lastnerve2000@gmail.com

annalisa said...

I love Cynthia Eden's books. I read Deadly Fear and thought it was a fantastic book - great characters and storyline. I can hardly wait to read more in this series. Cynthia Eden writes hot and intense romantic suspense books that you won't want to put down and when you are finished you will want more now! :)

TOPSAIL246(at)aol(dot)com

Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win. Please count me in.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

booklover0226 said...

I love Cynthia Eden's works; they are fast-paced, action-packed and filled with excitement.

I look forward in continuing this series.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Stephmartin71 said...

I'm also a fan & book hoarder of Cynthia Eden's Paranormal bks. I would luv a chance to read her suspense bks to see if I would like this genre also. My collection consists of bks that are 70% PNR, 10% UF & 15% Historical genres with splash 5% straight romances ;) I know what I like to read and by whom and it's sometimes hard to buy outside your comfort zone when money is tight & the economy sucks. It will be so worth messing up my percentages to give a new genre a try especially from an author I already love. Plus, this will be a great birthday gift,seeing that you are ending this contest on it ;) Have a great day & keep warm (or cool) depending on where you live. We are just digging out of 26 inches of snow from our blizzard a few days ago. YUCK!

Stephmartin71 said...

I'm sorry I was supposed to leave my email address in my comment-usually some don't want this, sorry.
Stephmartin71(at)yahoo(dot)com

These books do sound interesting and they have beautiful matching covers.

ChrisS said...

I just got my copy of Deadly Fear and can't wait to start it. The Deadly series looks very exciting and what great covers!

rjofus(at)gmail(dot)com

Christine said...

Romance and suspense in one book, who could ask for a better read.

CherylS22 said...

I think that both books seem intriguing & I love it when a thriller includes a romance.
Thanks for the giveaway!
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

Chelsea B. said...

I like the fact that they are written by Cynthia Eden, one of my favorite authors :-)

justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

rubynreba said...

I'd like to read these because they sound loaded with suspense!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

LiLi said...

I recently heard about the third in the series and was immediately intrigued.

chicareader(at)gmail.com

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