Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Enslaved in Shadows (Shadow Unit, #1)” as Want to Read:
Enslaved in Shadows (Shadow Unit, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Enslaved in Shadows

(Shadow Unit #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  433 ratings  ·  100 reviews
He's torn between his past and his future...

Agent Draven Stone's job is simple, most of the time. An agent of the Shadow Unit, he polices his own kind. As a powerful werewolf, he's very good at his job. But when a routine assignment in lovely, tropical Belize means he must protect the lovely human female who still stars in his darkest fantasies, Draven faces a terrible cho
ebook, 232 pages
Published June 18th 2012 by Book Rhythm (first published June 16th 2012)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Enslaved in Shadows, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Enslaved in Shadows

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
3.86  · 
Rating details
 ·  433 ratings  ·  100 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Jun 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
My first thoughts on this novel? What a twist and what a rush. This was awesome. My final thoughts however, ‘you’ve got to be kidding me! It’ can’t end like that!’ (vocally enough that my dogs came running). A standalone novel this is not, but completely phenomenal none the less.

This novel is vividly visual right from the first page. I can see the characters and their surroundings right in my mind’s eye. Eden’s off the walls, in your face writing style keeps you on your toes throughout. Eden als
Ronnie Ruiz
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down. It was a wild ride and being that this was a debut author, I wasn't that excited until I began reading the book. Jes and Draven take you down a very emotional path. There were times when I was heart broken and then there were times I was like get your act together. She's been abused and hurt, so I understand her trepidation.

A lot of people thought Draven was an ass. I didn't see it that way. I saw it as his way of making the choices he felt that was best for his
Kelly at
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Where do I start with this book.. Oh how I want to tell you about the ending, but that just would not be fair. Not fair at all. But Oh MAN!! OH, Oh *covers mouth*... Okay lets start at the beginning.

Enslaved is Tirgis Eden’s debut novel and let me tell you I think she knocked it out of the park. This book has a little bit of everything. You have love, lust, trust, betrayal, failure and hope. And oh man I really wish I could tell you all the sordid little deals. But again that is really not fair.
Goddess Alicia
Mar 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Right from the beginning, the author drapes the story of the all American girl in intensity and suspense while she embarks on a personal journey of self discovery and growth. Unbenounced to Jes, during the process of amending her past, it's her darkest deepest past indiscretions that threatens her future happiness. Reluctantly Jes enlists the special elite services of her one and only hope- The Shadow Unit. And the best man for the job is none other than Draven Stone, who coincidentally turns ou ...more
I wish I had known ahead of time that this book ended in a cliffhanger. And not just a cliffhanger, the story is basically unresolved. What was supposedly a romance for the main couple Jes and Draven does not end with the couple together in a resolved relationship. I don't mind sequels or series even, but I dislike the feeling that I NEED to buy the next installment just to finish the story. Knocked of a few stars for me.

As I was reading along I was somewhat enjoying the book. However it did hav
Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shadow-unit
Favourite Lines “Her body called to his and Draven was more than ready to answer. No names, just raw, carnal matting. Hard. Fast. Dirty.”

“Vampires were born, not infected with some virus or curse. There was no such thing as a bite turning you fangy. That shit only happened in movies.”

“You and your daughter. I want us to be a family. My scent is strong on the both of you. I don’t understand how. I don't even know what it means. All I know is I can’t live another day without knowing it’s you I wil
Kat (idangerous)
I won this e-book from a blog giveaway. It was really good all the way through! I like/hate the ending!! It's a freaking cliff hanger! Now I gotta figure out how to read book 2...once it's done with :)
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
JenRen’s Review of Enslaved in Shadows – Tigris Eden

Author: Tigris Eden
Title: Enslaved in Shadows – Shadow Unit #1
Published: June 18th, 2012
Publisher: BookRhythm
ISBN: 9780985636

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. B
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
I love this story. I'd give it a higher score, but there are too many issues. The biggest one is the editing problem. Wrong words, wrong tenses, plural words turned into possessive words, misplaced commas, a lack of commas, random semi-colons, etc. I still haven't quite decided if Draven thought Jes had likable or lickable thighs.

And I don't know if I can explain it properly, but the "voice" of the narration and the characters would change in a way that would jolt me out of the story. For examp
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
My Rating: 3 stars: Liked it, but I had some issues (B)
Full Review:

The story begins about five years in the past with best friends Jesminda and Belinda on a get-away-from-it-all trip to Belize. While relaxing at a bar, tall, dark and handsome Draven catches the eye of Jes and likewise, Draven is inexplicably drawn to Jes. This leads to an evening of hot jungle sex, where names are not allowed. Draven, a wolf shifter, feels too close to human Jes, and deci
Vanessa theJeepDiva
While on vacation in Belize Jesminda is determined to have fun, soak up some sun, and find her wild side. Draven turns her little walk on the wild side into the biggest moment of her life. It is just a moment though. After their paths crossed they went in opposite directions and expected never to see each other again.

Five years later Jes is in deep trouble. She’s running from an abusive ex-husband, protecting the only thing in her life she holds dear, and trying to stop her ex-husband from harm
Tishia (Paperback Opinion)
Enslaved In Shadows is the first book in the Shadow Unit series by new author Tigris Eden. It's a paranormal romance with some very steamy sex scenes. First, I want to mention that I received this ebook as an advanced review copy – so the final version might be better. The version I had needed some major editing. There were many grammar errors, as well as odd sentence structures and awkward word choices.

I'm not big on one-night stands, so I was a little bit disappointed at the beginning. I like
Cocktails and Books
Jes and her best friend, Bells, are in Belize to celebrate carnivale. Celebrating meant Jes having a quickie interlude with a stranger in the jungle without exchanging names. While she agreed to the arrangment, she felt like there was more to just that night. Unfortunately, when she sees her stranger the next night in the arms of a vampire at a friend's club, she runs off.

Fast forward five years and we discover that the stranger is none other than Agent Draven Stone and he is part of a Shadow Un
Feb 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this. It was sexy and fast paced and I loved all the paranormal good guys and was creeped out by the bad guys. So here I am enjoying all the action, love, violence, hurt, and betrayal. Then we get the Epilogue and its like six weeks later and nothing is the way I thought it would be. Its the end of the book. Color me surprised when I read this and realize there isn't a HEA. Nope Nada.

So much is unfinished and there are more questions than answers and I read the insert for the n
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Enslaved In shadows has all the necessarily ingredients of a really absorbing PRN book, but with some added spice and an unexpected twist. The characters all have their complexity, secrets, humour and, hopefully story to tell. The romance is steamy but also 'human' due to the trials, emotional issues and honesty in their vulnerability and hangups.

The action is exciting, and though there have been comments on the torture scenes, I really didnt have a problem with them, and Im not a fan of horror
Apr 02, 2012 marked it as to-read
Haven't read it yet but am looking forward to reading it. Can I say I remember the author when..... (Congrats!)
Varied Books
Don't read book continues into the next one. I skimmed it & didn't like the storyline for the MC in this one.

Didn't really read but GR won't let me choose other options (on android phone) and write a phone.
I hated this book. Here's why:
1) There's a cliffhanger ending.
2) One of main characters is a rapist. He drops his blood in unsuspecting women's drinks, which makes them desperate to have sex with him. Royce does this to the heroine's best friend in front of the hero. Draven says nothing to the woman and only chance keeps the rape from happening. Royce is known as a ladies' man, but I don't see how having to rufie your dates makes you a ladies' man. It's all treated as "boys will be boys".
3) Ther
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Eden does not waste any time at all in steaming things up in this one. There’s raw, animalistic need and heat, and they’re surrounded by mystery, so it’s intriguing. Before I knew it there was action, angst, murder attempts, ex-girlfriend drama… just a storm of suspense. This novel sucked me in hard and fast.

There’s some great character development, and dynamics between one another. I caught myself laughing out loud a few times, and definitely missed this when I put it down as the action and dra
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing

See original post on my blog Reese's Reviews

I received a copy of Enslaved in Shadows for an honest review.

Alpha Male:
Davin Stone is one hot hunky alpha male werewolf. In the first encounter of him he gives off the presence of a strong male and boy oh boy does that prove right time and time again in any and all circumstances of his life. He protects and loves Jes and her daughter with everything he has. He takes charge especially the major action scenes when someone is in
KindleJo Jo
Nov 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Quick recap

Enslaved in Shadows is the first novel in Tigres Eden’s Shadow Unit series. The book begins with us meeting Jesminda (Jes) and her best friend Bells on vacation in Belize, where Jesminda’s family is from originally. Jes wants to have a little fun and step outside her normal comfort zone, enter Draven our dark haired, green-eyed, walking sex god. Jes and Draven meet up for a steamy, no names, one – night stand. The next evening, Jes and Bells arrive at a party being held by a friend in
Mar 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

After finishing this book I'm at a loss as for what to say. On one hand I really enjoyed this book. I thought that the author created a interesting and dark world filled with memorable characters that I want to get to know better. Then on the other hand I'm left with a few unanswered questions and a gory torture scene that I honestly could have done without. Don't get me wrong, I think that this was a great debut to what looks like will be a v
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow what an interesting and unusually book. To me this book was half erotic half paranormal, so I guess it could be classified as a paranormal erotic romance. I admit that I do not usually read paranormal romance but I really enjoyed this one. It did leave me wondering about a few things.

The book starts out with Jes (or Jesminda) and Belinda (or Bells) on a short vacation. Jes meets Draven across from a bar. Her description is more than just man-candy. He is everything every woman has dreamed of
Heather  book whore & shifter slut extrordinaire
I REALLLLLLLLY liked this book! In fact I am quite annoyed that the second book has been delayed from Feb (as in already out) unti June of this year! And of course there was a cliffhanger - scary sad - at the end of this book. Along with a first chapter teaser from the second book which just whetted my appetite even further! Although reading some updates from the author as to why the book has been delayed it does sound like the second book's characters weren't cooperating and what she has shown ...more
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-r-c-g
5/17/13 This story is one I am not sure how to review. I am at lost for words.
It left me with a weird taste in my mouth and stomach.


I normal don't change a review on a book once I am done with it but this time I just had to. At first I gave it a two but I am changing it to a four.
Why is that you are wondering? It is because I could not, absolutely could not get this book out of my head.. I even started reading another book and it still would not leave me alone. So I ha
Eva Millien
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
This paranormal unit will protect the human population from the evil Red Hand organization no matter what it takes in this thrilling paranormal romance. Agent Draven Stone was on assignment when he met his mate and he let her go, now years later he’s in for the surprise of his life when she walks back in needing protection.

This steady to fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on the edge with lots of suspense, drama, action and passion. The author describes the story with well written
Romancing the Book
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Crystal
Book provided by the PJ Blog Tour for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Enslaved in Shadows wasn’t really a book I was looking to read. I am so glad that I decided to read it.

Jesminda Zealand is out with her friend Bell. She is out to just have a little fun. She really wasn’t expecting to run into Draven Stone. But fate had other ideas and they ended up having a steamy one night stand in the jungle. Neither knew each others names and didn’t really expect to s
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Agent Draven Stone is on assignment in Belize when he meets a young woman that sets him on fire with desire and need. He wants to get closer to her and the wolf in him whole heartedly agrees with him. Jesminda Zealand is on holiday looking for adventure and excitement that she's never experienced before. When Jes spots a man that is like sex on legs she's hooked from the get go. Draven and Jes have an incredible one night stand but don't give each other their names or numbers. Little did Jes kno ...more
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
From the moment I opened up ‘Enslaved In Shadows’ I was hooked. To say this book was steamy is an understatement. The passion and intensity between Jes and Draven is so addicting and woo hoo hot! However that is not the only reason I loved this book, ‘Enslaved in Shadows had a great story line, and gave you an action packed thriller to keep you wanting more. I was a bit skeptical when the story began to unfold and it was vampire, werewolves, and immortals because let’s be honest that has been mo ...more
« previous 1 3 4 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Lovers of Paranor...: Enslaved in Shadows (Shadow Unit) by Tigris Eden 5 30 Nov 10, 2013 11:31AM  
Endings and More 2 10 Jun 27, 2012 05:33PM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Bonded by Need (Shifting Bonds, #2)
  • At One's Pleasure (Keeping Her, #2.5)
  • The Bear Project (The Projects, #2)
  • Body Temperature and Rising (Lakeland Witches, #1)
  • Claimed by Love (Wild Hunters, #1)
  • Prymal Lust (Prymal Series)
  • Lust Unleashed (Night Seekers, #1)
  • The True Beast (Full Moon Mercy, #2)
  • Blood Moon (Moonstruck, #1)
  • Nessa's Two Shifters (Wolf's Pass Shifters, #1)
  • Chasing Cassie (Shadowpeak Wolves, #2)
  • A Mating Dance (Shifters of Ashwood Falls, #3)
  • The Vampire Wardens and Werewolf Society 5 Story Box Set
  • The Price of Candy (Sandy Reid Mysteries, #2)
  • Fire and Ice (Triple Trouble, #0.7)
  • Heart Of The Wolf (Eye Of The Storm, #3)
  • Forever Bound (Bound, #1-4)
  • Forbidden Call (New Breeds, #1)
See similar books…
USA Today Bestselling Author, Tigris Eden loves reading and writing.
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

Other books in the series

Shadow Unit (7 books)
  • Burned in Shadows (Shadow Unit, #2)
  • Bonded In Shadows (A Shadow Unit Novella)
  • Redeemed In Shadows
  • Awakened in Shadows (Shadow Unit, #4)
  • The Black Prince (Shadow Unit Book 5)
  • Inferis (Shadow Unit Novella)
“And, because you are so enamored with our captain,” he held out his hand and grabbed hers, breaking her out of the trance. “I’m Royce, resident bad ass, all around swell motherfucker, and every woman's dream come true. Very nice to meet you.” 10 likes
“Fuck,” Dietrich breathed. “I’m a bad motherfucker, and I mean I’m pretty fucked up in the head sometimes, but I want some of what the twins got going between them. That shit right there, was beast.” -Dietrich Johnson” 7 likes
More quotes…