Author Guest Post With Tigris Eden

Tigris Eden has kindly agreed to guest post here about her work, and share her inspiration for becoming a writer in honor of her debut release, Enslaved In Shadows.

 About The Author:


Source: http://www.tigriseden.com/

I love to write, read, and listen to music. My attempt at a music career sadly ended at the Apollo one warm night in May! LOL (Side note: I was not booed just outdone by two munchkins rapping to Biggy Smalls but they were good!)


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.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5758136.Tigris_Eden

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 Guest Post:

Head Conversations:
I think most people would agree that hearing voices in your head is strange. Stranger still, is when the voices talk back when you purposely try to ignore them. I learned at a very early age it was just better to write about them than to forget about them. I by no means have a dog in my head telling me to kill people. I don’t think I am some divine prophet sent by the one true being, and telling you the mother ship is hours away from touchdown. 
No, my brain works a little bit differently. The head conversation doesn’t just appear out of nowhere it derived from something as simple as, why do we call bread, bread. And then the conversation begins. It sounds crazy but I promise it’s not.  I was always that kid that thought outside of the box. Literally. 
I remember my science teacher saying choose a partner and think of something brilliant. BRILLIANT! I remember my fifth grade partner. Her name was Christine. I won’t give out her last name, because that would just be rude… Anyway we choose, “Are there particles in the air you breathe” It was a simple experiment. We got some cans, opened them up and set up some different test variables. All had a constant. Vaseline. Then we covered some left some partially exposed to the elements and then left some completely open. 
Now, I’d been having conversations in my head long before this experiment. Truly, I was a very inventive child. 🙂
 
I started thinking, what if we are trapping particles that are “alive” and their particle “mom” and “dad” would miss them if we caught them? What if the Vaseline is really an evil slimy goo that sucks the life right out of the particle? The particle needs to live to right? For my efforts I received a major headache, because the thoughts and conversations wouldn’t stop. I’d invented this entire grand plot to kill particles and that we were destroying worlds. Christine didn’t think so by the way. And we won first place that year too. Because there are particles in the air you breathe. DUH! 
I swear this is going somewhere. 
Any who, that’s how these conversations in my head come about, like with Enslaved. I’m sitting in the car Maroon 5’s Secret comes on and then I start thinking. What if I had characters who have a one night stand, then meet up five years later? What if the male character was a werewolf, and there were certain standards that he had to adhere to? Ooh and what if I threw in the fact he already had a girl? A stupid girl but a girl none the less. 
I literally start asking these questions and then I get answers. I’m about to drop a secret. The person who answered those questions was none other than Royce. 
Actual Head Conversation: 
Me: What if they are in the jungle.
Royce: {at the time was an unknown character to me} Jungle sex has been overdone, try again.
Me: Jungle sex with glow bugs? 
Royce: You mean the lightening bugs right? The one you caught as a kid? It could work but what else would you stick in there? I mean sex in the jungle with bugs who’s ass light up? Not getting a good picture here kiddo. 
Me: What if it’s up against a cliff wall with a sheer drop covered in Moss with night orchids.
Royce: Ehh. It could work. 
That is sort of how the conversation went, I’m leaving out some key words, but that’s pretty much how it goes for me. Every single time. I like Royce, he’s funny and sarcastic and says outlandish things. But, he was a constant when writing Enslaved and you’ll see a lot of him in the book, egging the characters on, pushing and pulling them this way and that with his offhand remarks. He’s classic! 
Thanks for taking the time to read the post! If you haven’t picked up a copy of Enslaved In Shadows, today would totally be a good day to buy it! I wouldn’t be a bad idea. Swear! 
Ciao! Tigris
 Enslaved In Shadows:
Title: Enslaved In Shadows
Author: Tigris Eden
Publication Date: June 18, 2012

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.

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