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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Release: DIAMOND by Tigris Eden + Review


Series: V Vice
Book: One
Publisher: Kats Kreative Ideas
Release Date: April 26, 2016

The first book in a new series by Author Tigris Eden. Beyond the Red Door, everything has a price.

Eons ago, the comet Biel passed through Earth’s atmosphere, depositing Travelers and leaving behind remnants that drastically altered the planet and its inhabitants. Hundreds of years later, mutation and evolution have left behind a desolate wasteland and dangers beyond comprehension.

The last remnants of the human race are clinging to life, living in the ruins of Earth’s major cities and struggling to survive. Technology is scarce, and what little remains comes from the very thing that almost destroyed them. Monsters roam the streets, and fear and duplicity rule.

The fallout from the comet has mutation spreading, disfiguring men and twisting their minds, turning them into carnivores and savages that threaten the city and its people. Amidst the chaos, one man rules as Sovereign and corners the market on both technology and trade. To Lavarious Diamond, everything is for sale or trade. The only question is how much it’s worth.

When a mysterious woman comes to the Quarry and promises a huge payday, Diamond’s tidy life is shaken up, and he finds himself uncharacteristically helping her. Along the way, secrets and deceit abound. When the truth comes out, nothing and nobody will ever be the same.


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Author's Bio:

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.
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.” 

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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She watched as he went for the can of peaches. The label was already peeled away, leaving behind a silver can rimmed with rust in the dents. When he lifted the top, the smell was the first thing to hit her senses. She’d never tasted peaches before, but her mouth certainly wanted to try.
Diamond dipped his fingers into the can. He pulled out a golden slice, slick with juice. She didn’t know what to expect when her lips met the fruit, but what she got was pure heaven. There was a slight tang, and then a flavor so full, so sweet, Nadya couldn’t help but moan. She shamelessly sucked on Diamonds fingers, trying to get more of the peach’s flavor. The saltiness of Diamond’s hand added to the glorious taste saturating her tongue.
Her eyes closed and a sound she’d never heard before vibrated beneath her chest and crawled up her throat, giving life to her already ravenous appetite. Her body swayed forward as Diamond yanked his fingers from her mouth, uttering a curse.
“That’s enough for today. You can eat the rest.” His voice was different. Broken. But Nadya tried not to focus on the sound of his voice. He’d said she could eat the rest of the sinfully delicious fruit. She dove in with gusto, not caring that she was acting like a wild animal. She sucked down slice after slice until there was nothing left. 
Darkness began to settle fast. She followed closely behind Diamond and Lip as they talked about their next move. Every time Diamond’s hazel eyes fell on her, she felt he was blaming her for the entire ordeal back at the theater. It was Lindy who had alerted the Gearheads to their position and had gotten them attacked. Although, now that Nadya thought about it, maybe they’d known all along and were just waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Her gut told her Lindy was somehow the cause for everything. The way the male Clancy’s eyes had moved to her, seeking clarity meant something. Ragers were organized, their group more alert. She may not remember where she came from or who her real parents were, but she remembered being trained.
“We’re going to stop off at the house, spend the night there. We’ll slip through the back. You can alert the security detail we’ve arrived,” Nadya heard Diamond say to Lip, who wasn’t at all happy they were stopping at the house.
“I don’t think that’s a good idea,” Lip shot back.
“Why not?”
“Because too many variables are in play. Nadya may look stupid, but the girl is far from it. Have you seen the way she catalogues everything? Right down to the very last detail. If I didn’t know any better, I would think she was a Bionic or worse, a Splice.”
She wasn’t either of those things. She did check her surroundings. It was the only way she was assured she had all her options covered. If she didn’t, she’d end up dead or far worse. She wasn’t about to let her life end due to a clumsy mishap. Not if she could help it.
“I also have excellent hearing. It’s a trait developed for those of us with really small ears.”


This is not my first read by Ms. Eden, in fact I am a huge fan of her writing. This however, is a different kind of story. Ms. Eden has broadened her horizons and moved from adult fiction to distopian. I am not a huge fan of distopian but because I adore her writing I wanted to see if she could change my mind, and I am pleased to say she has indeed. Ms. Eden's writing voice is heard throughout and she will suck you into the future world that is gritty and ugly and it's a dog eat dog world.

Nadya is a women with secrets - secrets even she can't remember, she has flashes of who she is but they are vague recollections at the best. She is a fighter, she is a heroine for the times (only she doen't know it yet. She sets off on a mission to protect her adoptive family by selling her virginity to the highest bidder through Lavarious Diamond - he is a man in charge, a man of passions, and man not afraid to trade anything to get what he wants and needs. It is his world or so he thinks - it's a harsh place where everything and anything has a price.

Ms. Eden, will take you into her the depths of her mind and leave you screaming. I will warn you there is a cliff hanger of an ending that will make you scream for more! Well, done Tigris. If you are a fan of distopian then this is definitely worth the time - if your not and want to give it a try then Diamond is an awesome way to get your toes wet.

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