Title: Burned in Shadows
Author: Tigris Eden
Series: Shadow Unit #2
Published: July 30th 2013 by Kats Kreative Ideas (first published July 29th 2013)
Page Count: 280
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Shelf: Review Copy
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.
Right from the first page Eden is off and running with this one. Her flowing writing and upbeat style keep you captivated on every word. She also takes her storytelling to a new level by creating an entire mythology for all supernatural races. The ancestry of the races that Eden presents is very intriguing. It’s much more pronounced and thoroughly laid out than it was in the first novel of the series. You really get to know what each of these supes is capable of, and much of it is unique to this series. It lends a sense of realism to the novel as a whole. Even when I thought I’d figured out what would happen next, Eden still managed to throw me for a loop. I definitely didn’t see the novel ending the way that it did. It was brilliant none the less.
With this novel we get to know most of the characters introduced in the first novel much better, both historically and in the present. It’s very unique to read the hundreds of years of history that some of these characters have. It really gives you insight into who they are and who they’re trying to become. We also get to know the characters as members of a team. There are so many different aspects of these characters that have become developed that it’s unreal. You get to know them quite intimately without feeling like you’ve read a textbook on them.
My final thoughts on this one? Please let there be more. I’m completely caught up on these characters and this fabulous new twist on supes. I’m not ready for it to be over yet.
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About the Author:
Military brat extraordinaire; have traveled to a lot of interesting places.
The very first time I put pen to paper in story fashion, was in 6th grade. It was called The Case of the Missing Pepperoni.
It was a cute mystery where all the ingredients and shop appliances came to life when the store owner closed up for the evening.