Friday, August 6, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden

Title: Deadly Fear
Author: Cynthia Eden
Available: Now
Number of Pages: 416
Reading Level: Adult

4 out of 5 Stars

Description from Hachette Book Group:


FBI Special Agent Monica Davenport has made a career out of profiling serial killers. But getting inside the twisted minds of the cruel and the sadistic has taken its toll: She's walled herself off from the world. Yet Monica can't ignore fellow agent Luke Dante, the only man who ever broke through her defenses.


Luke has the unique ability to put victims at ease . . . professionally, he and Monica made a perfect team. Now they're reunited to catch a murderer who uses his victims' deepest, darkest fears for sport - but their investigative skills aren't enough. Luke and Monica will have to face the secrets from their past, the ones that terrify them the most, if they are to have a future together.
But can they catch a killer whose weapon is . . . 


My thoughts:

Monica Davenport is an FBI profiler with a reputation for being the best. She has also earned the nickname, Ice, as a result of her frosty demeanor. Luke Dante is the one person who was ever able to make her feel. Now he’s back in her life, and threatening to shatter the shell she hides behind. The two are partnered, and sent to Mississippi to hunt a serial killer who targets his victim’s fears. Monica will have to face not only the secrets she has tried to keep buried, but also the undeniable attraction she feels for Luke.

I’m a huge fan of Cynthia Eden’s paranormal novels, and was so excited when I heard she was writing a romantic suspense. Her books are always full of intense situations that have me holding my breath, and couples with amazing chemistry. Deadly Fear was no exception. Monica and Luke have suffered in the past at the hands of others, but came out wanting to make the world a better place. I loved Monica’s bravery and no nonsense attitude. Luke’s chivalry had me swooning. The plot was fast paced, and at end I still hadn’t figured out who the killer was. Monica and Luke together just oozed sexy. This one was hard to put down.

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I also have 5 copies of Deadly Fear up for grabs thanks to the lovely Anna with Hachette Book Group. To enter leave a comment telling me what is your greatest fear or phobia.


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Ends @ 11:59 PM on August 27th


  1. Hi, Christie! Thanks for reviewing Deadly Fear and for hosting the giveaway!

  2. OH wow, this is a great giveaway!!!
    Thanks for having it!!!

    Well.. I guess my phobia is to be somewhere where bugs (spiders, ants... those kind) can get me... ick!!!


  3. My greatest fear is my boys safety. I remember being 18 and 21. I swear I was protected by angels - by rights I should have died several times. So that is truly my greatest fear.

  4. Can't wait to read this book.Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    I have a huge fear of heights.Even getting on a ladder freaks me out.


  5. OMG, I have a terrible case of Arachnophobia. I just see one and I start freaking out. It is really, really bad. I mean I have a fear of heights and bugs and such but Spiders are the worst.


  6. Uh, how long do you have? Because this list of fears / phobias of mine goes on for a bit. lol. How about I do the top 5? Sound good? lol.

    1) Spiders -- I don't care how big or small those bastards are they all give me a heartattack & I'll nearly break my neck trying to get away from them.

    2) Closets -- Because the boogeyman lives there And I am certain they are portals to some scary place... where else would the boogeyman come from? { I'm dead serious on this }

    3) Semi Trucks -- Uh, when you and your car gets ran over by one of these jokers it sorta happens that you'll fear them forever. lol.

    4) Driving -- see above.

    5) Scuba Divers -- I strongly believe they are the only ones that can drag you under while you are swiming, murder you, and swim away and never be caught. { Never thought about that before did you. }


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  7. I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway. My greatest fears are I am afraid of heights and also I do not like thunder storms. Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book.

  8. My biggest fear? Most definitely losing my child. the though of not being able to protect her from the nasties in this world haunts my dreams sometimes.

    I am a follower

  9. My greatest fear is losing my son. After that is the fear of being unable to breath.

  10. That would be drowning.
    Can't wait to read this book!

  11. Spiders and house fires.

    Looks like a great book.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  12. My greatest fear/phobia?

    I have things I dislike, but I can get over them...

  13. My greatest fear is to have my children/grandchildren die before me.

    On a bright note, I'm looking forward to reading Cynthia's book. Thanks.

  14. Wow! Deadly Fears sounds like a book I would love to read. I love FBI Romantic Suspense novels.

    What I am extremely afraid of is SPIDERS. I have been bitten by a Brown Recluse spider twice within a week and it's only by the grace of God that the doctor where I worked recognized the bite & sent me to my family doctor. Spiders (any size) are my worst nightmare. I'm also very fearful of thunderstorms...I fear the dreaded tornado. Last but definitely not least, I have a fear of being alone.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

    Cindy W.


  15. I hav pretty bad vertigo and it doesn't take much for me to lose my balance. My greatest fear is falling to my death.

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

  16. My greatest fear/phobia would be spiders/snakes/bees - i cant stand them lol

  17. I think my greatest fear/phobia are bugs! gross!! but on a more serious note I also have a huge fear of failure. :)

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!


  18. Hi Christie, I think this review was really well done. My biggest fear, physically is heights. I didn't even know this until visiting ITaly and being on a parapet almost made me swoon. BUt, that would be behind having something happen to my husband or pets. Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

  19. I actually have Thalassophobia which is the fear of oceans and other deep bodies of water! I've had it ever since I can remember.

  20. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    I though mine was bad until I read some of the others. Snakes is mine, but I do know about spiders as I had daughters yell for Momma to come take of them.

  21. I have a fear of snakes. Yikes.

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  22. My greatest fear is getting stuck in an elevator.


  23. Thanks for the giveaway. My greatest fear is being trapped in a tunnel. I hate going through the Lincoln Tunnel!

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  24. I think it must be suffocating to death, which I sometimes dream about.

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  25. something happening to one of my kiddos. and me it would be big spiders crawling on me lol.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  26. Swarms of bees terrify me.

    Would love to win!

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  27. One of my greatest fears would probably be snakes!
    Thanks for a chance=)
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  28. My greatest fear is something happening to my husband. He has a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and things like violence and buildings blowing up happen. It was worse when he was in the Navy and Navy Reserves but my friends still call me and ask where he will be in the world when they are planning a vacation.