Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Deadly Heat by Cynthia Eden

Title: Deadly Heat
Series: Deadly #2
Author: Cynthia Eden
Available: Today!
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Reading Level: Adult

4/5 Stars

Description from Goodreads:

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 . . .

My thoughts:

The SSD is at it again! Kenton Lake has been sent to Charlottesville, VA to investigate a possible serial arsonist. When he arrives to meet with an informant he finds the meeting spot on fire. He runs in with the hope of saving the life of a man who might have answers he needs, but instead finds himself getting a fist to the face. Much to his surprise the person behind the fist is sexy female firefighter, Lora Spade. Lora and Kenton will have to work together to bring the crazy person behind the fires to justice. Working so closely when an undeniable attraction is present is bound to heat things up.

Cynthia Eden’s Deadly series has renewed my love of Romantic Suspense. She created a plot with constant twist and turns. With so many possible villains it was impossible to predict the outcome. All that suspense combined with a sizzling romance made Deadly Heat an addictive page-turner.

Lora might be one of the bravest heroines I’ve ever met. Even after losing the man she loved, she still kept throwing herself into burning buildings and putting other’s safety before her own. Kenton is a character I remember from the first book in this series. I enjoyed getting to know him better. He is a nice guy, with just enough of an edge to give him major sex appeal. 

This is a series I highly recommend. I actually have yet to read anything by this author that I wouldn’t recommend. Her passion for writing really comes through in her dialogue. So many intense moments and quote worthy scenes. She also writes phenomenal Paranormal Romance. 

Cynthia Eden on the web:

Books in this series:

Deadly FearDeadly Heat

The next book in the Deadly series is Deadly Lies 
coming March 2011
Deadly Lies

Description from Goodreads:

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 bloodthirsty kidnappers before the nightmares that terrorize Sam become irrevocably real.

As a merciless criminal spins a web of . . . 


I had the chance to read an ARC of Deadly Lies and it is by far my favorite in this series. That is saying something because I loved the first two! This is a series that just keeps getting better and better. Check back for my full 5 Star review of Deadly Lies closer to the release date!

Giveaway Time!

I also have 3 sets of Deadly Heat and Deadly Lies up for grabs courtesy of Hachette Book Group!

Open to residents of the U.S & Canada
No P.O Boxes please
Winners are subject to the one set per household rule
Books will ship directly from Hachette Book Group
Ends 2/20
Please fill out the form to enter. Comments will not count as an entry, but are always appreciated.

Source: Publisher


  1. These sound so good! I love good dialogue! Thanks for hosting the giveaway :)

  2. Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway! And I am very glad that you have enjoyed the Deadly books!

  3. A super brave heroine? Nice! Great review :)

  4. Congrats to Cynthia on the new release.

  5. Congrats, Cynthia! Can't wait to read this book.

  6. Congrats, Cynthia! Can't wait to read this book.

  7. Great review. I can't wait for book two.

  8. These 2 new titles sound great. I read Deadly Fear and enjoyed it much.

  9. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, this is a great giveaway. Thanks!

  10. Love the new look! The cats are cute and the tone you set is upbeat.

    Thanks for the giveaway. Really want to read this series.
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