Get to know Tigres in a special interview
Thank you for coming to Passionate Encounters Ms. Eden. I’m so happy you could take the time out of your busy schedule.
Thanks for having me on your blog today.
Can you tell us a little about Tigris Eden?
There is not really much to tell. I’m a pretty boring person. It’s the people around me that are interesting. Me, I just write the stories down that are clumped in my head.
I’m sure there is a lot more to tell about you, but let’s get to why we’re really here, Burned In Shadows.
Can you please let my readers know what your second book in The Shadow of Unit series is all about?
Burned in Shadows is the second book in my paranormal erotic romance series. It picks up where I left off in Enslaved in Shadows. Draven is missing and Jesminda is determined to find out what really happened to him. Of course everyone is not where they seem. We get a little more information on Enri who helped Faith escape out of a window in the first book. We also get to see Royce and Ronin win over their girl Belinda. Secrets are revealed, and there’s some fighting, and blood shed, as well as therapy. And of course the steamy sex scenes.
How did you progress from, The Case of the Missing Pepperoni (which was her first story she ever wrote) to the Shadow Unit series?
Well for starters I grew up. I actually wrote some pretty juicy stories in college. I wrote a story about a woman who was abused by her husband and as pay back, she cooked him the perfect meal, had sex with him the shower, then their bed, and finally he died. She poisoned his food, and well pretty much let him know during his last leg of life, that things were changing.
I’m always curious about how long does it different authors to write a book. Can you tell us what your average time is?
Depends on the story. Some stories can get past the first draft stage in a month. Other’s longer. Right now I’m working on Red Hawk Mercenary Group and The Relationship at the same time. One is easier to write than the other. Contemporary for instance is harder for me to write vs. Paranormal or Sci-Fi. With Contemporary there are real world elements and situations at play. But in Paranormal and or Sci-Fi I get a chance to let my imagination run wild. No one will question why my hero or heroine is overly aggressive with their partner or is into biting and a bit of blood play if they are werewolves. But in a Contemporary I find, you have to explain why the characters have darker appetites. In a Paranormal or Sci-fi there’s no questioning just acceptance and the occasional, “oh he’s creepy or she’s twisted.”
What is the best thing about being a romance writer? Do you have any fears about writing?
Best thing for me is being able to control my world and its characters. Not really scared of anything, never really thought about it. Maybe it could be that I get a serious case of writers block, or worse amnesia. I honestly don’t know, but I hope that answer works.
It works for me! When away from writing, What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I hang out with my family a lot, see movies, listen to music, and may occasionally paint if the mood hits me. I love to travel as well. But my most favorite pastime would have to be reading.
What is your writing routine like? How do you balance writing with other demands on your time?
I have a lot more freedom than I did years ago, when my children were small. LL is supportive of me. I think at times he wishes I was at his beck and call, but with both make it a point to spend time together.
I work a 40 hour a week job so I try to pace myself, and try not run myself into the ground. That reminds me, I have laundry that needs to be done. I write every day when I get home from work, or in the car when I’m stopped, and at work on my lunch break. Then of course I sprint with my sprinting group mostly every night at 7PM CST
What’s next for you?
Finishing up season 2 of Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories. Then going back and working on The Relationship, after that plotting the next book in The Shadow Unit, which is pretty much plotted now, just have to flesh everything out. Somewhere in there is a vacation I plan on enjoying and then it’s back to creating stories that are in my head.
How often do you get sidetracked by social media i.e. checking your page on Facebook and whatnot?
I am not on twitter as much as I use to be. Facebook seems to have a mind of its on. Sometimes I’m on, most times I’m not but you may see me green in the chat corner. But it doesn’t always mean I’m chatting or paying attention to the screen. I write long handed before I type out my story so even though I may have screens up there’s a good chance I may miss it.
Any pets running around the house? Any causes out there you support?
No pets, use to. Miss my Soco very much. And eventually we will replace him, just not right now. I am a huge supporter of Breast Cancer research, both my mom and younger sister have been afflicted by the diseases. That’s my big push right now J
I just cannot get enough of your book covers! Who designs them?
Thank you! Trish Pickyme Schmidt is the cover artist for all of the Shadow Unit Books, Stephanie Fodor Scott designed all the Romantic Tales: Bedtimes Stories covers. Robin Ludqwig has designed my Werewolf Paranormal Arctic Bound, its not out yet. And Trish also did my Contemporary Cover for The relationship. They are all very talented ladies!
And lastly, can you tell us a little something about your next book?
Death will be a big part of the next Shadow Unit Series.
There is really not much to say... 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.
Tigris Eden is the author of The Shadow Unit Series and co-author of Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories Season 1 and 2.
Places to find Tigris:
Tigris will be giving a gift bundle to one lucky reader, the gift bundle will include:
- 1 bottle of Signature Perfume of Burned (Inspired by the book) -US Shipping ONLY.
- 1 $20 Gift Card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble
- 5 eBook copies of both Burned in Shadows and Enslaved in Shadows