Monday, June 18, 2012

Enslaved in Shadows Review and Giveaway




Enslaved In Shadows (Shadow Unit, #1)


 Enslaved In Shadows (Shadow Unit #1) by Tigris Eden
June 18th 2012 by Book Rhythm

A man's Past leads to his Future......

Agent Stone of the Shadow Unit's job is simple, most days. Work in the Shadows, police his own Kind.

When an unwanted assignment turns out to be his darkest fantasy from the past, Draven can't help but be conflicted by the memories of the past and his responsibilities in the future. But his decision has been made.

The Heart of a woman is Tested........

Jes can't let the tall dark agent back into her life.
How can she trust any man after what she's endured. Years of abuse have broken her down and she doesn't have room for more. The man she turns to for help hasn't abused her physically but he's tormented her emotionally. A past betrayal left her scarred, but also brought her life.

Can she accept him into her heart and trust him again?

One will survive and adapt, the other will realize hearts can be mended even if it’s a bit too late.

The road to forgiveness sometimes only brings more pain. Unexpected events set their lives on two separate tracks leading to one outcome. Lives will be changed and an emotional battle to save their souls will leave them both trapped and enslaved in their need for one another.


Author:
My name is Katina Jewel Hernandez pen name Tigris Eden. I am eternally 29 years old. I love to write, read, and listen to music, watch movies, and travel. My biggest goal right now is to be waited on hand and foot. Possibly a group of hot cabana boys, maybe two or three door men, a butler and personal chef and driver, for now. I adore oatmeal crème cookies and long walks to my pillow. I’m pretty laid back and I love to laugh. 
I’m an ex-military brat, and have been to a number of wonderful places. I’ve been writing for as long as I was able to put pen to paper. I use to write music and play flute. So if it wasn’t music notes jumping at me to be put on paper it was words. True story: When I was growing up in Germany my father and I watched a lot of musicals. Sound of Music, Annie…. You name it I’ve watched and probably know the words by heart. Anyway, I thought life was a musical and my first day of school I sang the entire day. Whether it was hello, my name is Katina or can I go to the restroom. Two years later I was asked to write about my very first day of school. When I wrote my story the teacher didn’t believe me, told me I was a big story teller. So I’ve been telling stories ever since, whether it was with music or words. 
I live in Cypress, Texas with my Husband LL and my boys Darryl Joseph and Andrew and a newly acquired puppy name Kastor. When I’m not writing, I’m balancing payroll taxes, moving state wages, or answering that age old question. “Why don’t my wages in box 1 equal what’s on my pay stub. 

For more information, visit:
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Buy Links:
Smashwords / Amazon


 
Jen's Review-
WOW! I'm not sure I can wait until Dec for the next book - what an ending!! Yes it's a cliffhanger - leaves it wide opened for the next book - but let me tell you - it will be worth it - I'm sure of it! 

This book was great! I loved it! There were so many different "immortals" in here that there were no names for them all. 

Royce *sigh* He's has got to be in the next book! I'm really hoping he and Faith are working together again.. Maybe he can even hook up with Bells! 

Ok anyways -so the book starts off kind of quickly and full of alpha male testosterone. 

When we start off, Jesminda and her Best friend are on vacation. They are at the beach and Jes feels these eyes on her. She looks up and sees this incredibly gorgeous guy watching her. She can't help but be flattered, but the intensity of his eyes shy's her away. 

When the guy gets up to leave, Jes says she's had enough sunbathing. She wanted to go out closer to the beach. So she and her friend head out. 

She couldn't stop thinking about the guy, and then all of a sudden he's right there.. looking down at her. he just came to say "hello" then he left again.

Draven shouldn't be looking at girls while he's on a case. He needed to keep his head in the game, but when he saw this girl, his Wolf jumped up and he couldn't control it. Now was not the time! 

When he saw her again at the club he was meeting his client at, he couldn't stop himself from walking over to her. She was dancing in the corner and his wolf took over. He put his arms around her and molded his chest to her back. She tried to turn around but he wouldn't let her. 
She knew who it was. she felt his presence. When he told her he wanted her, NOW, she couldn't think of a single reason why not. She was here for adventure. She had never had a one night stand before, so why not. 

He lead her to the jungle outside the dance club, and had his way with her. When he was finished, she asked him again what his name was.... he told her he wouldn't be seeing her again so it didn't matter. 
She figured as much. 

The book is now 5 years later. but we get little flashbacks to Jes's story. She was heartbroken over her one night stand. so her and Bells left. When they were on the plane, she sat next to a man, Marcus. 
They got to know each other and became friends. After some time, they started dating, and even though she was pregnant with someone else's baby, Marcus still wanted to keep Faith with him and raise the baby as his own. 

Jes couldn't be happier, at least until after the baby was born, that's when the beatings and abuse started and things starting to get bad. 

Marcus was dealing with some horrible illegal things, and Jes did everything she could to keep herself and her daughter Faith safe and alive. When she finally got the opportunity to sneak out, She runs to the Shadow Unit. Their kind of the Police of the immortals. 

That's where the book starts off. Captain Dravaggio is prepping his team for the coming of Jesminda. He appointed Detective  Draven  Stone to babysit Jes and her daughter. Keep them safe until Marcus was caught and all his hostages were free. 
Devon didn't want a babysitting job. he didn't even want to be here. 
He took off. Jess entered the room and saw the Captain. DROOL!!! 
She couldn't keep her eyes off him and all those thoughts. YIKES! Luckily we got to meet Royce, "Resident Badass, all around swell MF and every woman's dream come true". Royce has a twin brother Ronin - Now these guys can read minds, and believe me, Royce is thoroughly entertained by Jesminda's thoughts. He loves it! And Ronin, well let's just say he's a scary guy - and at the end of the book - WOW! Nuff said ... You'll know what I'm talking about when you get there.. trust me :) 

OK so  Draven is out in the hallway, and he smells her. The same woman who he had that one night stand with. The one that he had dreamed about and couldn't get out of his head... 
When he opened the door, the gloves came off. Jes wanted NOTHING to do with him. She refused to work with someone who didn't want to "babysit" her, and HIM especially. 

When the captain saw how serious it was between the two, he added Royce in with the mix. Now Royce and  Draven  were to watch over Jes and bring her daughter back to the station and keep them safe from Marcus. 

Things get a little spicy on the road and  Draven's wolf can't seem to keep his eyes off of her. Luckily they have Royce there who can read both their pornographic minds and tells them both enough is enough already. 

When Draven meets Faith for the first time, we see the cuteness of a 5 year old cub/child and her first instincts with her new dad. Can you say "awe" I really love a story that involves children :) They're so cute - especially if they have a little werewolf inside them :)  

It's cute, it's sweet and it's a fun story. 
I loved just about everything in it. From the shoot outs, to the zombies?? ok, I'm not a huge zombie fan, but they died easily :) 

But they were probably the ONLY thing that died easily. One slice off their head and they were gone. Whew - 

But like I said, great story - I really enjoyed reading this one. I can't wait for the next one to come out. 


Enslaved In Shadows (Shadow Unit, #1)

Now who wants to win a copy of this e-book?

“Stop trying to bait me.” She stepped away from him to the other side of the elevator. Gabe had a wide smile on his face as well and stood with his hands behind his back teetering on the soles of his boots. The elevator dinged and the three of them stepped inside facing the front. As the doors began to close a very angry Draven was peering at them through the glass of the conference room he didn’t look happy at all.
“You know if you tell him,” Jesminda said under her breath. “I will see to it personally you and your man parts meet with a very dear friend of mine.” Let him read that from her mind and see if he still wanted to open his mouth. She looked him straight in the eyes, amber darkened to deep orange.
“Careful, you might find I quite enjoy a dose of pain with my pleasure. You, dear handling my junk bring nothing but salacious intentions to my brain and its receptive pleasure neurons.”
What was with these guys and their subtle and not so subtle come-ons? You would think they’d never been in the presence of a female before. She knew that wasn’t it. Royce tilted the corners of his mouth. The bastard was way too full of himself for his own good.
“I had a very up close and personal relationship with my father so the term bastard does not apply.”
Jesminda grinned.


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DISCLOSURE – *Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Enforcements and Testimonials in Advertising* June 18th - more details to come.

5 comments:

Bethie said...

This looks so good. Thanks for the giveaway.
I think I would really like this one. Cute and sexy AND Zombies! YAY!

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Bethie said...

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Tigris Eden said...

Thank you for commenting and great review okay awesome review it totally was! Lol

Manny said...

This looks so interesting!! I can't write a review since I haven't read it yet, but if I win, I'll post a review on Goodreads for sure!

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Jen said...

Just wanted to say thanks Bettie and Manny for entering to win - Bettie, I you won :) Congratulations - You will be contacted soon with the e-book :)

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