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Winners: Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden

Congratulations to the winners of Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden!

Forever/Hachette allowed me to host a giveaway for 5 copies, and here are the lucky winners:

  • Scorpio M. (already won a copy)
  • Meredith Miller
  • Marlene Breakfield
  • elaing8
  • sue brandes
  • Chelsea B.

This book is part of the huge Sizzling Summer Nights 5 book giveaway ending on 9/1/2010, so go enter there if you didn’t win here (or if you did, but want to win some of the other fabulous books).

Thank you to Forever and thank you to everyone that entered– a particular thanks to those of you that provided a favorite contemporary romance to add to my list to explore.  Some of these include

  • A Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
  • Dream Man by Linda Howard
  • Knock Me Off My Feet by Susan Donovan
  • MaryJanice Davidson’s romances, especially Sleeping with the Fishes
  • The Royal Treatment by MaryJanice Davidson
  • Living With Your Kids Is Murder
  • The One That I Want by Alison Winn Scotch
  • bet me by jennfer
  • Hannah’s List (Macomber)
  • LEAD ME ON by Victoria Dahl

Some of these authors I know, some I don’t… yet!

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2010 in books, giveaway

 

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Sizzling Summer Nights Super Giveaway

I’m not sure what season is best for steamy hot reads.  Are they best suited to hot summer days where you’re already steaming, or cold winter nights when you need something to warm you up?

I’m not sure it matters, but this summer I’ve been reading more romances again (But not too many. Within my eclectic reading, I do go through phases.  I’ve learned to spread out my reading, otherwise I’ll get tired of a genre, and I’m having too much fun to let that happen!).

I’ve read (and enjoyed) two of the books in this giveaway, so I jumped at the chance to share it with you.  These two were very different (contemporary romantic suspense and historical romance), and the other 3 each have their own style.  To Surrender to a Rogue and Deadly Fear both featured interesting characters, some very spicy scenes, and a readable plot to tie it all together.  I’ll bet the other three do as well.

In this collection, we have:

To Enter

Hachette Books/Forever are allowing me to pick 3 winners of this collection.

Having an address (not a PO Box) in the US or Canada is a requirement. I’ll pick the winners on the evening of September 1, 2010.

So:

  1. Leave a comment to enter.  I’ll get your e-mail address if you are on WordPress or you enter it where requested.  Make sure it is valid!  This is all you need to do.
  2. If you have additional entries (see below), you can leave them in the same comment, or a different one.  Whatever you prefer.
  3. For an additional entry, let me know if you subscribe to my blog via a blog reader (RSS) or e-mail, or if you follow me on Twitter. Thank you to my current subscribers, Welcome if you are new to my blog.
  4. One more entry if you let other people know about this giveaway! On your blog, on Twitter, or another social site. Just leave a note.
  5. As a bonus (for an additional entry) tell me which of these books you are most looking forward to reading.

Good luck!

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2010 in books, giveaway

 

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Giveaway: Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden

Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden (click for my review and a description of the book!) is here!

As part of the blog tour, Forever/Hachette Books is allowing me to host a giveaway for 5 copies of Deadly Fear.

Having an address (not a PO Box) in the US or Canada is a requirement. I’ll pick the winners on the evening of August 20, 2010.

So:

  1. Leave a comment to enter.  I’ll get your e-mail address if you are on WordPress or you enter it where requested.  Make sure it is valid!  This is all you need to do.
  2. If you have additional entries (see below), you can leave them in the same comment.
  3. For an additional entry, let me know if you subscribe to my blog via a blog reader (RSS) or e-mail, or if you follow me on Twitter. Thank you to my current subscribers, Welcome if you are new to my blog.
  4. One more entry if you let other people know about this giveaway! On your blog, on Twitter, another social site. Just leave a note.
  5. As a bonus (for an additional entry) tell me what your favorite contemporary romance novel is.

Good luck!

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2010 in books, giveaway, tour

 

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Review: Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden

Deadly Fear (Deadly, #1)My rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the publisher website:

TWO BRILLIANT AGENTS
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.
ONE DREAM TEAM
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 . . .
DEADLY FEAR

OOh, neat trick.

I’m always thrown off a little when the main characters in a romance look at each other, the sparks fly, and things get very intense from there. My personal preference is for the characters to get to know each other before the clothing comes off. I actually like to see emotion develop.

In this case, Monica and Luke knew each other before their first on-page meeting. They were well acquainted. Very well acquainted. And when they see each other, it doesn’t take long for the sparks to fly. But that connection I value is already there, and I’m perfectly happy for the heat to kick in. Which it did. Really, really hot.

Once you accept the history of the characters (even before their relationship starts), they grow in a manner that makes sense. They have some major challenges to overcome, but hey, this is a romance novel. I think the author pulled it off well.

Hyde (the team leader) was also an interesting guy.  He’s played a key role in Monica’s life up until this point, and was vital to how we learned about the past that haunted Monica. I enjoyed seeing how he responded to Monica and Luke as the story continued.

Most of the other team members weren’t particularly fleshed out, but I think we’ll see more of them as the series continues.  I’m particularly interested in Sam, and hope she recovers from the events in this book.

And oh yes, there was a serial killer. He was pretty scary.

Hachette Book Group/Forever provided this book and is allowing me to host a giveaway for 5 copies of Deadly Fear (click to go to the giveaway post). Thank you to Hachette Book Group!

I read and reviewed this book as part of a blog tour. For other tour stops,  see

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2010 in books, reviews, tour

 

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