Slow Heat in Heaven [NOOK Book]

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The adopted daughter of the most powerful man in town, Schyler Crandall left Heaven, Louisiana, a broken-hearted girl. Now a crisis has brought her home to a family in conflict, a logging empire on the brink of disaster, and seething secrets that make Heaven hotter than hell.

Still there are her beautiful younger sister, Tricia, ...
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Overview

AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME!

The adopted daughter of the most powerful man in town, Schyler Crandall left Heaven, Louisiana, a broken-hearted girl. Now a crisis has brought her home to a family in conflict, a logging empire on the brink of disaster, and seething secrets that make Heaven hotter than hell.

Still there are her beautiful younger sister, Tricia, with her cruel lies. . .Ken, Tricia's handsome husband, who married the wrong sister. . .Jigger, the pimp and ruffian with plans of his own. . .and Cash, proud, mysterious, and complex. It is dangerous for Schyler to even be near him, yet she must dare to confront the past -- if there is to be any peace in Heaven.
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Editorial Reviews

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RAVE REVIEWS FOR SANDRA BROWN AND SLOW HEAT IN HEAVEN:

"Deft...exciting."
--Publishers Weekly

"A masterful storyteller, carefully crafting tales that keep readers on the edge of their seats."
--USA Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455546367
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/26/2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 4,607
  • File size: 893 KB

Meet the Author

Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown is the author of sixty New York Times bestsellers, including TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), HELLO, DARKNESS (2003), THE CRUSH (2002), ENVY (2001), THE SWITCH (2000), THE ALIBI (1999), UNSPEAKABLE (1998) and FAT TUESDAY (1997), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot. Brown now has over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.

Biography

In 1979, Sandra Brown lost her job at a television program and decided to give writing a try. She bought an armful of romance novels and writing books, set up a typewriter on a card table and wrote her first novel. Harlequin passed but Dell bit, and Brown was off and writing, publishing her works under an assortment of pseudonyms.

From such modest beginnings, Brown has evolved into multimillion publishing empire of one, the CEO of her own literary brand; she towers over the landscape of romantic fiction. Brown has used her growing clout to insist her publishers drop the bosom-and-biceps covers and has added more intricate subplots, suspense, and even unhappy endings to her work. The result: A near-constant presence on The New York Times bestsellers list. In 1992, she had three on the list at the same time, joining that exclusive club of Stephen King, Tom Clancy, J. K. Rowling, and Danielle Steel.

Her work in the mainstream realm has taken her readers into The White House, where the president's newborn dies mysteriously; the oil fields and bedrooms of a Dallas-like family dynasty; and the sexual complications surrounding an investigation into an evangelist's murder. Such inventions have made her a distinct presence in a crowded genre.

"Brown is perhaps best known now for her longer novels of romantic suspense. The basic outline for these stories has passionate love, lust, and violence playing out against a background of unraveling secrets and skeletons jumping out of family closets," wrote Barbara E. Kemp in the book Twentieth-Century Romance & Historical Writers . Kemp also praises Brown's sharp dialogue and richly detailed characters. "However, her greatest key to success is probably that she invites her readers into a fantasy world of passion, intrigue, and danger," she wrote. "They too can face the moral and emotional dilemmas of the heroine, safe in the knowledge that justice and love will prevail."

Critics give her points for nimble storytelling but are cooler to her "serviceable prose," in the words of one Publishers Weekly reviewer. Still, when writing a crack page-turner, the plot's the thing. A 1992 New York Times review placed Brown among a group of a writers "who have mastered the art of the slow tease."

Staggeringly prolific, Brown found her writing pace ground to a halt when she was given a different assignment. A magazine had asked her for an autobiographical piece, and it took her months to complete. Her life in the suburbs, though personally fulfilling, was nonetheless blander than fiction. That may be why she dives into her fiction writing with such workhorse gusto. "I love being the bad guy," she told Publishers Weekly in 1995, "simply because I was always so responsible, so predictable growing up. I made straight A's and never got into any trouble, and I still impose those standards on myself. So writing is my chance to escape and become the sleaziest, scummiest role."

When she started writing, her goal was always to break out of the parameters of romance. After about 45 romances, the woman who counts Tennessee Williams and Taylor Caldwell among her influences told The New York Times that felt she had reached a plateau. In fact, she doesn't even look at her books as romances anymore. "I think of my books now as suspense novels, usually with a love story incorporated," she said. "They're absolutely a lot harder to write than romances. They take more plotting and real character development. Each book is a stretch for me, and I try something interesting each time that males will like as well as women."

Good To Know

  • "I hate to exercise and only do so because I absolutely must."

  • "I love to eat and my favorite foods are all bad for the body. Fried chicken and gravy, TexMex, red meat (hey, I'm from Texas!). My only saving grace is that I'm not that fond of sweets. Salty is my thing. Chocolate cake and ice cream I can skip. But a bag of Fritos. . ."

  • "It takes me a long time to go to sleep, usually because I read in bed and hate to put down the book. But when I do nod off, I'm a champion sleeper. I can easily do eight or nine hours a night."

  • "My worst "thing" is mean-spirited people. People who deliberately belittle or embarrass someone really irk me. The people I admire most are the ones who find something good about even the most undesirable individual. That was a quality my mother had, the one I hope most to emulate."

  • "I have a fear of gravity. Recently my whole family went to Belize. We had several adventures. We tubed a river through miles of cave, wearing head lamps so we'd have illumination. No problem. I scaled Mayan ruins. I rode horseback (on a monster named Al Capone) through the rain forest. No problem. But I couldn't zip line. Even though my five-year-old grandsons did it with glee, I just couldn't make that leap."

  • "I and my husband are huge fans of Jeopardy! We never miss it if we can help it. Does that make us complete dorks?"

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      1. Also Known As:
        Laura Jordan, Rachel Ryan and Erin St. Claire
      2. Hometown:
        Arlington, TX
      1. Date of Birth:
        March 12, 1948
      2. Place of Birth:
        Waco, Texas
      1. Education:
        Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Texas Christian University, 2008
      2. Website:

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    • Posted December 30, 2011

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      One of the BEST romance novel's I've ever read

      By far, this is one of the BEST romance novel's I've ever read. This could've been a true story for how well it was written...very moving at times I practically cried. Great plot: suspense, mystery, scorching hot scenes, and intense situations. I will definitely read more from Sandra Brown.

      5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 6, 2001

      One of Brown's Worst

      I have to disagree with most reveiwers here. I did not like this novel at all. I have read almost every single other novle written by Sandra Brown and this one was a complete dissapointment. I figured out the 'mysteries' very early in the book and the characters were very superficial. I couldn't stand Cash; I didn't think he had any redeeming qualities. Brown has written much better stories and much better characters in my opinion, including The Silken Web (Erik Gudjohnsen is the guy every woman wants to meet!), A Secret Splendor, Mirror Image, French Silk, among many others. Slow Heat in Heaven is possible the worst Sandra Brown book I've read.

      5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted January 28, 2012

      TOTALLY INCREDIBLE--A MUST READ

      I love Sandra Brown and her books, Slow Heat in Heaven is by far my
      favorite yet. I know it was written years ago, but I wish Ms. Brown
      would write a sequal to it. I would love to read about Cash and Schyler and the children they might have together and what happens to them. It was totallyone of the best love stories and I was so anxious to get to the end tosee what happened but then I did not want it to end. Please please make this book a trilogy!!!!!

      4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 19, 2013

      Love to read this author!

      Sandra Brown has done it again! This story sucked me in from the beginning and kept me guessing with all the twists and turns. Just when you think you have it all figured out something new is revealed.

      3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted August 4, 2012

      Fantastic book. Good pacing, interesting characters and twists.

      Fantastic book. Good pacing, interesting characters and twists. Recommend.

      2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 6, 2013

      STEAMING HOT READ

      I too read this book when it was first realeased. I have since reread it many times over. When I need a shot of "Cash", I revisit this book! The story NEVER gets old. Would love it to be a movie but I don't think they would cast it perfectly or film the love scenes as the book is written. If you're looking for a great but realistic love story, read this book!!

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 8, 2013

      I would really like to see Sandra's older book in Nook form. It'

      I would really like to see Sandra's older book in Nook form. It's a shame not to.

      1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted September 18, 2006

      There is nothing like a slow heat in heaven!!!!!

      I have never read a book that had me on the edge of suspense like this book did. I would stay up until dawn because I was so engrossed in this book. Cash is beyond words and I cried many times throughout the book. Its exciting, sad, thrilling, romantic, and juse plain GREAT!!!!!

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 18, 2014

      Another great one

      What an author! Have not read a dissappointing book by her. What an imagination this woman has. Cash is one sexy man. Yes he has a giant chip on his shoulder, but you csn tell from the beginning he has a soft spot for skyler. Great love story, great mystery

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    • Posted March 25, 2014

      Great character development....I KNEW these people. Really enjoy

      Great character development....I KNEW these people. Really enjoyed the relationship between Cash and Schyler.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 22, 2014

      Good read

      This book kept me guessing who the bad guy was until the end!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 12, 2014

      Slow Heat in Heaven

      This book contained so many troubled characters that it should spawn a separate book. I really enjoyed reading about Schyler and Cash. Sandra Brown is my new favorite author.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted December 30, 2013

      One of my favorites!!

      One of the best books ive ever read!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted September 10, 2013

      Angel rp

      Hr

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    • Anonymous

      Posted August 7, 2013

      Great read

      This book is so good I'm reading it again fell in love with Cash!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 13, 2013

      Get Real

      You would have to be brain dead to think this is a good book. Every single character is despicable.

      0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 12, 2013

      Excellent!

      I love Sandra Brown's books. This is my favorite. It takes you on a roller coaster ride from start to finish. Every character is intriguing and genuine. I highly recommend it.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 9, 2013

      Rmt

      One of the best Sandra Brown books I read! Couldn't put it down.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 6, 2013

      Great read!

      Sandra Brown doesn't disappoint!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 23, 2013

      Like

      I like almost every Sandra Brown book I've read. I'm not too crazy about this one. I like the hero to be big, strong, good looking, Cash was all that, but I didn't like him. I really didn't like any of the characters. Certainly not the worst book I've read, but not good either.

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