Thursday, February 3, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Deadly Heat by Cynthia Eden


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Title: Deadly Heat
Book 2 of the Deadly Series

Author: Cythia Eden

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446559263

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Received copy from publisher to review.

Deadly Heat
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.

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.


Lora Spade is a firefighter that takes her duty very seriously. After realizing that others do not take her concerns an arsonist setting fires in their area, she calls a special division of the FBI that tracks serial killers in the hopes that they can catch the person responsible for claiming the lives of many people that included her boyfriend. Special Agent Kenton Lake is assigned to the case to investigate and realizes right away that there is something definitely going on after he is pulled from a fire by Lora. They are intrigued by each other right away and have to team up in order to catch the person starting the fires.

I thought I could feel the heat from the fire as I was reading the story. But that wasn't the heat from the fire at all! It was the heat from Kenton and Lora! Holy moly were these too hot for each other! Their scenes together were very intense right from the beginning and you could feel their attraction to one another. This attraction led to some very hot, smoking, sex scenes that were very enjoyable. Kenton said some things to Lora that had me absolutely swooning! Here are a few examples:

"We work the case each day, and we see just how hot we can make the nights."
"I'll make you scream." he promised. "I'll make damn sure you're satisfied, every time."
"I want you..." he told her. "More than I've ever wanted anyone."
Oh yeah, I enjoyed Kent very much. I also enjoyed their team work in trying to solve this case. They had to learn to trust each other and realized that they both had something to bring to the team.

I have to say that the villain in this book creeped me out! Cynthia Eden did a great job and making me think as if I was in his mind! I found myself reading the book faster in the hopes that Kenton and Lora found this guy. He really bothered me. *shivers* LOL!

I'm giving Deadly Heat 3.75 Bells!


I'm still new to the suspense genre of romance and find myself liking it. I've read books in Cynthia's other series and have to say that I enjoy her voice. I'm curious to see what will happen in book 3 of the series Deadly Lies. Speaking of Deadly Lies...

The 3nd book in the series, Deadly Lies, will be released on 3/1/11. Here is what it is about:

Deadly Lies 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. 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.

I will review Deadly Lies on the blog closer to it's release date!


Thanks to the wonderful folks at the Hachette Book Group, I am able to give away 3 sets of this series! Please follow the instructions below to enter:

  • You MUST be a follower of my blog, Hanging With Bells.
  • Giveaway is open ONLY to followers in the U.S and Canada.
  • No P.O. Boxes please!
Giveaway will end on 2/11/11 at 12pm. Winners will be chosen using and names will be posted on blog the next day. Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one set of books in the mail.

Good luck!



  1. Me! Me! Pick Me! :) I haven't gotten around to this series yet, so I would be great to win copies!

  2. I have DEADLY FEAR and DEADLY HEAT is on it's way but I'd love to win DEADLY LIES.


  3. would love to win this series. Love her paranormals.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  4. Wonderful giveaway! These books like great!!!


  5. Thanks for the chance! Really looking forward to these.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  6. Thank you for reviewing Deadly Heat--and for hosting the giveaway!

  7. I can't wait to read this book. Looks so good and it is definitely going onto my list.

  8. I need a hot new read. Oh, please let it be me!

  9. I've been hearing alot about this series, sounds good!

  10. I follow on GFC. The books sound great!

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  11. Loved 'Deadly Fear' can't wait to read more!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    Michelle Cunningham

  12. Not entering the giveaway-just wanted to say what a great review. It made me want to read these, and I don't normally read romantic suspense!

  13. Please count me in.
    I am a follower

  14. I'd love to read these books! They sound wonderful!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

    I am a GFC follower.

  15. Please enter me! I would love to read this series. I love reading romantic suspense.

    I'm a follower (got your form request - giveaway is up on my sidebar)

    thebookvixen at gmail dot com

  16. I wanna win this series! Please enter me for a chance to win!

    I am a GFC follower


  17. I don't read much romantic suspense, but I've heard these have really good romances, so I'd love to try them.

    GFC follower
    jen at delux dot com

  18. Pick me! :) I love Cynthia's books, but haven't read this series yet.

  19. Deadly Fear was my first Paranormal Suspense and I LOVED IT. I have been waiting for what seems like forever for Deadly Heat! Thanks for the opportunity!
    spazp at me dot com

  20. I've heard so much about these books, I'd love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC follower


  21. wow, with all these comments about how wonderful these books are. I know I want in on this . Thanks for the chance!

  22. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this series. It sounds really great.

  23. I simply Love Cynthia Eden!!! I've read so many of her books and always love them!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  24. I would love to win this series! Please!! I am a follower of your blog!


  25. Love Cynthia Eden's series...all of them! Deadly Fear was the firs Romantic Suspese book I ever read! Can't wait read Deadly Heat and Deadly Lies!!!


  26. ooooo a new series!! Pick me!!!!!!!!

    drensbspot at gmail dot com!

  27. I have been wanting to read this series, thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Ooooo I just finished deadly heat. Thanks for the giveaway :-) xo luv ya bells!!

    Dhester23 AT yahoo DOT com

  29. I would love to win a set!! Thanks!!


  30. Bells, Thank you for this giveaway.. I so want to read these books beyond bad...
    *fingers crossed*

    I am a follower (Kelly M)

  31. Would love love love to win!!!

    *Blog Follower

  32. Please enter me. I'd love to read these.
    brnterri at gmail dot com

  33. enter me


  34. Congrats to Cynthia on the new release. Thanks for the giveaway.

    GFC follower

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  35. Me! Me! Me! OK, so jumping up and down might not help me win, but please enter me oh dearest Bells. :)

  36. Thanks for the great review. I can't wait to read these books.

  37. I would love to read this series which * hangs head * I have missed so far

  38. I would really love to win!!!

  39. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog and this series..
    U should pick me cuz sadly I am sick in bed for awhile and need new stuff to read :)
    I have a bad liver but with some meds and tlc it will get better *fingers crossed*
    DEADLY FEAR was sooooo gr8..
    Please ocnsider me *luv ya Bellz*