Diamond is the first book in my Post Apocalyptic Dystopian, V Vice Series. This was a different experience for me, but I’m happy to say I enjoyed every minute of writing this book, and all the love me and my editor put into this book. I’m looking forward to working on book two in the series. Title to be named at a later date as I’m playing with some things in my head right now. But below is what some reviewers are saying about my new series. I hope you’ll give Diamond a chance, and take a walk on the darker side of things.
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.
My first book from this author and most certainly not my last. There are a lot of books available that claim to be dystopian with dark undertones but this book just knocked me for six! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but whatever it was it most certainly wasn’t this. I read the synopsis and thought alrighty then futuristic sci fi with a mysterious heroine and the stereo typical alpha male. Can I state here and now that this book seems to have a life of its own and if it’s a romance you seek then perhaps you will scream but if you want to get knocked on your ( no doubt) shapely behind then this book deserves to be read!
A harsh society where anything is possible and everything has a price. Into this awful setting comes Nadya a woman with secrets and unfortunately they are even kept from her! Her personal goal is to secure safety for those she cares for and to do that there’s nothing that Nadya won’t do. Getting inside the red door is just the start though as there may be monsters outside but there’s also treachery and danger within . Gaining the attention of Lavarious Diamond is just the start as Nadya is about to crash through so many barriers on this journey that turns out to be revelationary !
I feel like if I just write WOW!, that will cover the review, yet I know I need to provide more than one word.
Let’s begin with the official stuff, I was provided a copy of Diamond in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley. the cover drew me in; I mean seriously; this has to be one of the best covers I’ve seen in a long time. Once I read the book, it ultimately NAILED the female protagonist, Nadya.
I have been drawn to post-apocalyptic stories for a while and read so many. This is a world where every breath is a fight, water is scarce, and food… Well, what do people do when food runs low? It’s savage, raw, and depicts a nightmare world. The imagery was brutal yet so realistic; I was thankful for my fresh glass of water.
Nothing in this story went how I thought. NOTHING.
Diamond, at one point, was probably an honorable man; yet through this hard life and choices he has made, and the power he has, he’s become a tyrant. What’s the saying? “Ultimate power corrupts ultimately.” Yes, I think that sums up Diamond.
“I’m going to use everything you got, to get everything I need, and give you the leftovers I don’t want.”
He is a bastard in the biggest way and only cares about himself; yet, when Nadya is introduced into his world, he starts to thaw that frozen heart, in little bits, I mean by 1/16. Nadya also blows his world apart, and shows Diamond his isn’t in such a position of ultimate power as he thought. This realization is a brutal blow to this megalomaniac, and this is where things really start to turn; I was given a big WTF and I realized the story wasn’t going to be anything I thought. Oh no, it’s wasn’t. Eden warned us in the preface, but oh holy hell! I’m still reeling.
Again, the best word to sum up the story is WOW. Diamond is so brutally raw in the realities of humanity and the base instinct to survive. I am giving this story a HUGE 5 Boundless Stars. I cannot wait for the next book!….SaraSara Boundless Book Reviews
What to say about this book…it is not what I expected. The world-building is immense and somewhat complicated, which is one of the reasons why I love Tigris’s writing, even if I have to highlight a lot and reference back to it because my brain isn’t what it used to be. There are so many characters that each have their own agendas, not including what they portray to others. It is a multi-layered story and we have just scratched the surface! I am definitely anxious to see what else Nadya will be doing as well as some of the other characters. I was surprised by the ending. I don’t know who I’m rooting for at this point. 😉
Thank you for another amazing story, Tigris! You’re brilliant!!
I loved this book. I am not rely into dystopian books but this one hooked me. I recommend this book to all my friends and anyone else that likes dystopian books.
It was not what I expected. The intrigue and cunning is something incredible to read. The twists in this book, WOW. This is not the first book I have read from this author and it won’t be the last. Tigris Eden has a fan for life!Dianne Donovan
Fascinating and very interesting story about a time far after the world as we know it ended, with strange and horror inducing creatures, mutations and deviations, with people adapted to the new surrounding, some of them strong and heroic, others plain selfish or downright cruel. You are not quite sure who you can trust and what they really are and that makes it a compelling rollercoaster ride, sometimes nearly too fast for me (more than once I had to slow down my reading and step back a few sentences to get everything that was happening), with sudden twists and turns and ups and downs that leave you breathless and wanting more. Because hey – why is it already over?! I need the next book in the series, pretty please!LexySky
Ms. Eden has broadened her horizons and moved from adult fiction to Dystopian. I am not a huge fan of Dystopian 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, also considered a dog eat dog world.
This was my first dystopian story, so not sure how helpful my input is. It was definitely not what I was expecting, but overall it was a good read. It kept me on the edge and guessing a lot of what would come next.AJ