Review ~ Blood Lines by Eileen Wilks @EileenMWilks

Posted March 14, 2019 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

Review ~ Blood Lines by Eileen Wilks @EileenMWilksBlood Lines by Eileen Wilks
Published by Berkley on January 7, 2007
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 352
4.5 Stars
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FBI agent Cynna Weaver teams up with sorcerer Cullen Seabourne to help identify elected officials who have accepted demonic pacts. But the passion simmering between them-and their investigation-spiral out of control when an ancient prophecy is fulfilled.

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In Blood Lines, book 3 of the World of the Lupi series by Eileen Wilks we see our characters in Washington, DC. Although our synopsis mainly focuses on Cynna and Cullen, I believe this book really encompassed all the characters. Maybe even Lily and Rule more so. So I guess the synopsis is a little misleading.

There are demons suddenly appearing on earth. Someone is summoning and riding them. The biggest suspect is Cynna’s former mentor. There are also huge magic waves that are hitting the world hard. All of law enforcement is out to try and figure out not only what is causing the magic waves, but how these demons are appearing and seem to be targeting the Lu Nuncios of the packs.

We are introduced to a new pack. Not a friendly pack of the Nokolai’s. Rule must navigate the lupi laws and customs while Lily, Cynna and Cullen investigate the lands of the pack. Rule ends up taking on a lot of heavy consequences and Cynna is reminded of her predicted future role.

I really enjoyed Blood Lines. The way we had multiple things going on that had everyone running around trying to piece together kept me enthralled worrying about what was going to happen next. There are some interesting surprises and I’m left wondering how they are going to play out in the future installments. After a great action scene we see Lily and Rule left with a little obligation. Also, I can’t wait to see how Cynna is going to react when she finally accepts what is happening to her.

All this and I haven’t even mentioned the side characters. There is a lot to Blood Lines and you don’t want to blink because you may miss something. This book is action packed and there is little down time for our characters. The excitement of the series continues to build and I’m really becoming invested in these characters. It will be a lot of fun to get together with the book club to discuss this one!

About Eileen Wilks

Eileen Wilks’ first book, a Silhouette Desire published in 1996, hit the USA Today Bestseller List and was nominated for Romantic Times’ Best First Short Contemporary award. Since then, her books have appeared consistently on national bestseller lists. With thirty two books in print and novellas in nine anthologies, she has been a finalist in the prestigious Rita Awards three times, as well as receiving several nominations from Romantic Times, including one for Career Achievement in Series Romantic Suspense.

Each book in her World of the Lupi series gains a larger audience. It was originally sold in the Romance section of bookstores, but more and more you will be able to find copies cross-shelved under Sci-Fi and Fantasy as the popularity of the series grows!

Eileen has lived in the West Texas town of Midland, TX for over 30 years–three years as a young teen, and the remaining years since she moved back here as an adult. When she first started writing over 10 years ago, it hit her like the first drink for an alcoholic . . . or the first kiss for Romeo and Juliet.

She came to writing romance in a roundabout way. Having read and loved science fiction for years, that’s where she first tried her hand when the writing bug bit. Somehow her stories always ended up having a strong romantic subplot, but she hadn’t read a romance since the early 80’s and didn’t think “those little books” were her kind of stories. But when a friend in her critique group began working on a romance novel, Wilks decided she needed to give the genre another try. She asked her friend to recommend some titles–and quicker than you can say “Jayne Ann Krentz,” she fell in love. The genre had been busy growing up while she wasn’t watching. These days, with romances comprising over 50% of the mass market books published in the U.S., there are romances to appeal to almost every taste–historicals, paranormals and contemporaries that range from romantic suspense to romantic comedy, from inspirational to sizzling.

Eileen covered a lot of territory before coming home to Midland, having lived in Canada and Venezuela as well as twelve U.S. cities in five states.