Royce Zarides has accepted his hand dealt by fate. He's loved and left far too many women. In the bedroom that is. But one kiss from Belinda Raine Ignis was all it took for his eyes to open. Is she really the woman meant for him and his brother Ronin? Or will history only repeat itself? That's the million dollar question he doesn't want to answer.
Ronin does not believe that Belinda is for him and his brother. But one night with her isn't enough. Even when he sees her for who and what she really is, Ronin still has a hard time expressing his emotions where Belinda is concerned, and time is running out now that she's to ascend to the status of Matria of the Phoenix Enclave.
Belinda (Bells) Ignis is good at ignoring men. She's had her share of heartache. Jilted at the altar by her first love, she's sworn all men off for good. Her mother and Matria of her community has other plans in mind, as well as the Zarides brothers. When faced with the heated glances of Ronin and the smooth tongue of Royce, what's a girl to do?
The clock is ticking down for certain members of the Shadow Unit. Draven assumed dead, leaves a sour taste in every ones mouth. Jes' new found abilities make for a great addition to the team. But when things seem to settle, they only get worse, as the team sets out to discover the origins of Mr. Black and the notorious Red Sun Organization. Secrets are uncovered and deals are made that result in a deadly blow to all involved.
The battle against the Red Sun organization continues with another explosive smackdown in this thrilling paranormal. Jes goes undercover to get more information on the organization and of course to look for Draven. Meanwhile, Bells time has come to ascend as Matria of House Phoenix and she wants Royce and Ronin as her consorts, but her mother and brother have other plans for all of them.
This steady to fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on the edge with suspense, drama, action and romance. The author brings the story to life with well written scenes and details that capture the imagination and the well orchestrated drama and suspense draw the reader deeper into the story that includes some exciting and believable action scenes. The strong compelling characters from the previous book returns to captivate readers and bewitch them into wanting to know more.
The attraction between Bells and the twins explode from every page with lots of red hot passion and the sex scenes including m/f/m scenes scorches the reader with vibrant intensity. The relationship is full of drama as Bells position won’t allow her to take either Royce or Ronin as her consort, much less both and the twins have their own issues that stem from the pasts that complicates matters even further. The reader can’t help but get caught up in their story and of course Jes and Draven’s story draw them even deeper.
The past has a way and coming back and kicking you when you are down as these captivating characters find out in this thrilling and fascinating story with lots of complex and surprising twists that keeps the readers on their toes. I must say that while I enjoyed the first one, I like this one better, but without the first one the story wouldn’t be what it is and I am looking forward to seeing what happens next for the Shadow unit in the ongoing fight.
4 ½ STARS 4 1 /2 FLAMES
Kats Kreative Ideas, July 30, 2013, 280 pages, ebook
Series link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/75047-shadow-unit
A Covert group of Immortals who police their own kind while protecting the human race from the Red Hand Organization.
# 3 Redeemed in Shadows (August 13, 2014)
About Tigris Eden:
One of Tigris’ fondest memories, was in the sixth grade, when her teacher read her story, “The Case of The Missing Pepperoni”, out loud to the class. It was then she decided she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. But like all childhood dreams, reality has a way of crashing in and disrupting plans. But her imagination and the voices inside her head never stopped talking. Every dream she could remember was jotted down in her dream journals.
Years later she’d use them to express her happiness and her pain, through poetry. She took her real life situations and twisted them into something she could handle. Fantastical tales of love, life, death and cruelty. Now that her dream of writing is a reality she turns the voices in her head into stories of werewolves, vampires and other mythical made-up creatures and drops them into a world of her choosing.
All of her stories are figments of her imagination, mixed in with a healthy dose of real-life situations. Tigris’ famous lines are “It’s not me who’s interesting, it’s my crazy whacked out friends and family around me who are.”
Aspiring to be waited on hand and foot, Tigris spends her evenings and weekends in front of her computer, typing out the various stories that she’s either dreamed or witnessed.
An avid reader, Tigris enjoys an eclectic range of authors. Some of her favorite titles are Animal Farm, Slaughterhouse Five, Stephen Kings, The Stand, and Big Bad Wolf, A light in the Attic, Jane Eyre, The Color Purple, Oh the Places You Will Go, The Secret Garden, and Menefreya in The Morning. Just to name a few.
When she’s not writing Tigris marvel’s at life’s gifts. She likes to take pictures of beautiful things. She openly admits that what she may find beautiful another person might not, and she’s perfectly okay with that. She enjoys her music and doesn’t leave home without it. Long pillow conversations with LL about nonsensical things, and hanging out with her boys, when they deem her “cool enough.”
It can be said that life is never boring at her house. Something is always going on. Shouting matches at the tele, food fights at the table, and the occasional extremely loud singing.
Tigris writes the Shadow Unit Series, featuring hot immortal men who police their kind, and women who love them. She also co-writes the Romantic Tales: Bedtime stories, which have included, The Genesis Project, a Sci-Fi Paranormal Romance, featuring Genesis Blackmore, the last remaining human on New Earth. In Season 2 or Romantic Tales, Tigris has Red Hawk Mercenary group. This is also a Sci-Fi, but Erotic Romance featuring female assassins with very little moral codes.
Tigris is currently working on the Shadow Unit Series, Romantic Tales: Bedtimes Stories, and has expanded on the Genesis Project which will now be a trilogy introduced in 2014.
Tigris is a military brat who’s done her fair share of travelling, thanks to her Army father. She’s married to the infamous LL and has three boys. She currently resides in Houston and is actively seeking a book-buddy for the end of the world.
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