Why I LOVE Book Blogs by Cynthia Eden + Giveaway

Filed in Blogoversary , Cynthia Eden , Guest Post , The Danger Lover Posted on January 27, 2011 @ 12:00 pm 68 comments

Today we Book Lovers are relinquishing command to the lovely Cynthia Eden who is going to chat about why she loves Book Blogs – a topic I’m sure you all will enjoy! Deadly Fear the first book in Cynthia’s Deadly Romantic Suspense Series was released to rave reviews in July 2010, and the second in the series “Deadly Heat” has just hit the bookshelves! Be sure to read to the end of the post as Cynthia has generously offered one of her awesome books for one lucky commenter!

Happy Blogoversary!!

In honor of the blogoversary, I thought I’d list my reasons for loving book blogs:

1. They help to increase my TBR pile. I get great recommendations and that sure makes me hungry for more books. Now that I have my Kindle, I don’t have to worry about the fact that I don’t have shelf space for the books—I can just add to my e-pile and add to it.

2. Hot covers. Oh, sweet goodness. Book Lovers, Inc. has sure shared some hot covers. Love ‘em.

3. Insider news. I get good scoops from good blogs. Learn about what’s coming up from my favorite authors—and when I find out that a new series is coming—ah, bliss.

4. A good book blog is like my mothership. A great place to visit with a ton of other folks who love romance books just as much as I do. And what do we talk about on the mothership? The books we love! The books we understand! Finally, to be with others who get me!

5. It’s a blog that focuses on books…come on, what’s not to love?

And since it is the blogoversary, I thought the lovely folks at Book Lovers, Inc. should get to take the day off. The hero from my latest release, DEADLY HEAT, eagerly volunteered to jump in for them and provide a review of the book. So, ahem, here is Kenton Lake’s totally unbiased review:

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel

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 . . .


“The book is awesome. Read it. Love it.”

I asked him for more info. He then added,

“There’s fire. Sex. A killer. Romance. Me—taking care of business.”

Right…Kenton’s an FBI agent who tracks down serial killers. Since a serial arsonist in on the loose in DEADLY HEAT, he’d *better* be taking care of business.

Hmmm…perhaps the book reviewing should just be left to the professionals…

To help celebrate the blogoversary, I’m giving away a copy of DEADLY HEAT to a commenter. Just tell me your all-time favorite book. One commenter will be picked at random to win.

Thanks for checking out my post!
Best wishes,
Cynthia Eden
DEADLY FEAR -Available now from Grand Central Publishing (Forever)
DEADLY HEAT—Available 1/25/11 from Grand Central Publishing (Forever)
DEADLY LIES—Available 3/1/11 from Grand Central Publishing (Forever)

As noted above Cynthia is offering a copy of her book DEADLY HEAT to 1 lucky commenter.
You’re also getting an extra entry for the main giveaway if you entered our Big Blogoversary Giveaway here.

All you have to do is answer Cynthia’s question.
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)
Please leave us a way to contact you.
(Email in blogger profile or twitter name – no way to contact you – no entry).
This giveaway is open worldwide!
Giveaway ends on Friday February 4th and we will announce the winner on Sunday.
Good Luck!

About Susi

Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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  • Reading mind January 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    "There’s fire. Sex. A killer. Romance. Me—taking care of business"

    sounds like a perfecr review for me! Love it!

    well, okay, it's not very original but I love Pride and Prejudice. It was the book that made me fall in love with reading, so I really owe it a lot!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  • GeishasMom73 January 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I love book blogs because I like to read everyone's opinions and preferences. I don't have a local book club so going to blogs & commenting helps me feel part of the reading community. Knowing I'm not the only person with a book addiction helps too!

    GeishasMom73 on twitter

  • Stephanie January 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I love book blogs because I find new books to read and I love reading different reviews from different bloggers.


  • Meredith January 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Loved the post!

    My favorite book is Outlander. And why I love book blogs? Because it feels like I have someone else to talk to about great books! No one else in my friends/family circle read nearly as much as I do!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  • Diana January 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I love book blogs because i learn for new release books and reviews.


  • Cynthia Eden January 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Reading Mind, I'm a big fan of Pride and Prejudice, too–such a great book!

  • Cynthia Eden January 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    GeishasMom, that's why I love them, too! It's great to see what everyone thinks of different stories.

  • Cynthia Eden January 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Excellent reasons, Stephanie!

  • Cynthia Eden January 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks, Meredith! The blogs sure are great for letting readers connect.

  • Cynthia Eden January 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Hi, Diana! Another Pride and Prejudice fan!

  • Estella January 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    My all time favorite book is Skye O'Malley by Bertrice Small.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  • Bama January 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    One of my all time favorite books is Midnight Lover:D

  • Bama January 27, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    oops! I meant Midnight Sins!

  • Robin K January 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I already have Deadly Heat coming (need Deadly Lies *winks), but I will answer anyways 🙂

    I love book blogs because I can read about my passion and meet other readers with the same love of novels as myself. I love being part of the community.

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  • BLHmistress January 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I have to say, Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon , classic would be Little Women.


  • LSUReader January 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I have a tie: Gone With the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird. I love them both.

  • Teril January 27, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    My fav book that I can read over and over for all time is Little Women. I love that book.

    Oh Cynthia this book looks fantastic!

    terilhack at gmail dot com

  • Kaya H January 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I love sitting and rereading is Gone with the Wind. There is something there that I just cannot get enough of.

    kasuranna at yahoo dot com

  • les121 January 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    My favorite book isn't a book, it's a play – Hamlet. Hands down one of the best stories ever told. I could read it every day and still discover new things 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    drakeLa90 at aol dot com

  • Danielle Gorman January 27, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Hands down, Lover Awakened by JR Ward. I can't count how many times that I have read this book. I just love the relationship between Zsadist and Bella. I love that we are able to see beyond his tough exterior and see the man beneath.


  • Chelsea B. January 27, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I would have to say that it is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. To me, it's a familiar and comforting book 🙂


  • The Giveaway Diva January 27, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks so much for the contest!! the book sounds so great!!

    I really can't pick an all time fav since there are so many books I love and so many different choices according to my mood

    nicolemarielum @gmail.com

  • Alexa January 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Lol that was actually a great review, short sweet and gets me interested in the book.
    My favorite book would have to be Lover Unbound by JR Ward.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  • Diane January 27, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I loved "Open Season" by Linda Howard

  • Kulsuma January 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Harry Potter:)

  • Cynthia Eden January 27, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Hi, Estella! I've heard good things about that one.

    🙂 Hey, Bama! How are you? LOL, and I'm so glad Midnight Sins is a favorite.

  • Cynthia Eden January 27, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I love that community, too, Robin (and if you are selected as the winner, I'll send you Deadly Lies instead).

    BLHmistress, I love that one!

  • Cynthia Eden January 27, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Such great classics, LSUReader.

    Thanks, Teril! I had a great time writing this one.

  • Cynthia Eden January 27, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Kaya, I had a big crush on Rhett.

    Thanks for checking out the post and giveaway, les121.

  • Cynthia Eden January 27, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Danielle, that is another book that I need to read! I have heard such great things about it.

    Great choice, Chelsea!

  • Cynthia Eden January 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks, Giveaway Diva!!

    Alexa, I am totally missing out on the JR Ward books. Now that some deadlines are met, I think I will have a reading frenzy.

  • Cynthia Eden January 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    That one is on my keeper shelf, Diane!

    Kulsuma, I am so glad you mentioned Harry. 🙂

  • Cynthia Eden January 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks for all the comments!! Have a great night!

  • Barbara E. January 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    All time favorite is a hard one for me, it seems to change with every new book I read. If I have to list one, it would be Lynn Kurland's Stardust of Yesterday.

  • Kaetrin January 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I think my all time favourite book is Heartless by Mary Balogh but I have quite a few others banging on the door!

  • Sheree January 27, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    All-time favorite? That's a hard question because it really depends on my mood. Still, how about P. G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves in the Morning"? It is considered the best of the Jeeves and Wooster stories.


  • Pamk January 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    My favorite book is always the one I'm reading. At the moment it's Winter Kiss by Deborah Cooke. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  • Stephanie January 27, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    My favorite book is Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

  • donnas January 27, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Going to have to go with Pride and Prejudice.

    Loved Deadly Fear, couldnt put it down. Looking forward to Heat and Lies.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  • lisagk January 27, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Favorite book can change with almost every book I read, but I'll have to say that my all time favorite is probably Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Devereaux (sp). I think it had a lot to do with the time in my life that I read it. years ago now.


  • winnie January 28, 2011 at 3:08 am

    It's hard to pick a favourite book, there are so many! But I can say that one of my fav series would be the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway, Cynthia!


  • Selena Gomez January 28, 2011 at 3:14 am

    I love love book or blog. Thanks for share.

  • Darlyn January 28, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I love book blog! I get so many infos about new books and books I never heard of. isn't this is a great society?

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

  • Tore January 28, 2011 at 9:21 am

    My all time favorite books are the Twilight series. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this series. Tore923@aol.com

  • Ina January 28, 2011 at 11:30 am

    you are kidding, aren't you?? one book??
    argh, I can't choose one book, but I can tell you my all-time favorite author 😉 Gena Showalter – she writes a lot of different books and I love them all…
    greetings, Ina

  • Sarah January 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I could never pick just one book! But if tortured, it would be "The Watchers" by Dean Koontz – it was the first one of his I read and one of the few I've ever re-read and it's just fabulous!

    smaccall @ comcast.net

  • Maureen January 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I would pick Pride and Prejudice as my favorite.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  • -petit January 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Uhhh firefighters… I like firefighters 😛 hahahah
    My favorite book… Uhm… I would say Naked in Death by J.D Robb 😀


  • Mikki-Manó January 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    My all-time favourite book is Halfway to the Grave from Jeaniene Frost. I'm a huge paranormal romantic fan, and I have read dozens of books in this gendre, but I loved the Night Huntress series the most. I read it in English, but I even bought it in Hungarian, too, to loan it to my friends. They loved Cat and Bones' story as much as I did =)
    Thanks for the giveaway =)

  • marybelle January 28, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    My all time favorite book is 'Lonesome Dove' by Larry McMurtry. Young cowboys, lonely whores, renegades – well worthy of the Pulitzer it won.


  • JenM January 29, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I'm going to cheat because instead of picking one book, I'm picking a series – The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett – amazing historicals set in 16th century Scotland with a great antihero lead character.

    jen at delux dot com

  • JenM January 29, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I'm going to cheat because instead of picking one book, I'm picking a series – The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett – amazing historicals set in 16th century Scotland with a great antihero lead character.

    jen at delux dot com

  • Lisa R/alterlisa January 29, 2011 at 6:18 am

    All time favorite–The Time Travelers Wife.

    I follow on GFC.


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  • ClaudiGC January 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I couldn't survive without book blogs! They help me getting to know new authors as well as filerting the not-for-me authors.
    My all-time favourite book would be Persuasion by Jane Austen. It got me hooked on Austen and I love reading it again and again (and watching the BBC-adaption).

    claudigc at msn dot com

  • BooksforCompany January 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    l can't pick, its impossible!
    and like l say when faced with this question, l only read books once so my top favourite books l love them but l wouldn't read them again (not enough time!)
    booksforcompany @ gmail.com

  • JoAnna January 30, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I think my favorite is Ecstasy in Darkness by Gena Showalter. The main female character and her best friend are hillarious!


  • Crystal ♥ January 31, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    LoL, I loved Kenton’s review. My all time favorite book so far is Jeaniene Frost's One Foot in the Grave.

  • natalie23 January 31, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    My favourite book would be 1001 Nights/Arabian Nights. It has a little bit of every genre I think, and I love the character of Scheherazade.


  • gconoy February 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    gosh i can never answer that – i have so many – so i'm going with my favourite classic 'jane eyre' – i love the characters, i enjoy the pairing, i could read it every week & would never get bored.

    hrududu AT hotmail DOT de

  • Holz February 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I honestly can't say i have an all time favourite book as there are too many i really love. However Chloe Neill's Twice Bitten comes to mind. The whole series is amazing!


  • Amy February 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    It's so hard to choose, but one of my very favorite books is Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning.


  • Julie S February 3, 2011 at 10:36 am

    My all time favorite book would have to be GWTW because it's the only book I own that I've read several times.

    Thanks for the giveaway. These books sound great.


  • mbreakfield February 3, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    My all-time favorite book is Pride and Prejudice.

  • Aleetha February 4, 2011 at 4:15 am

    my all time favorite book is The Little Prince. Actually I have a lot. that's book is not the only one. Can I have one more? 😀

    aleetha.ally at gmail dot com
    twitter: @aleetha

  • lindseye February 4, 2011 at 7:52 am

    My favorite book is Fantasy Lover by Sherilyn Kenyon since it introduced my to her books.

    linze_e at hotmail.com

  • Alisha (MyNeedToRead) February 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    True to my nature, I CANNOT choose just one book. It's always been a tie with two: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.


  • Spav February 4, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    My all time favourite book has to be the last Harry Potter book.


  • Jasmine1485 February 8, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Hmmm.. perhaps Guilty Pleasures in the Anita Blake series 🙂 *sigh* Ah, Jean Claude…

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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