Review ~ Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks

Posted July 15, 2019 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

Review ~ Blood Magic by Eileen WilksBlood Magic by Eileen Wilks
Series: World of the Lupi #6
Published by Berkley on February 2, 2010
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 364
4 Stars
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Lily Yu and Lupi prince Rule Turner have a bigger problem than their families not accepting their impending human/werewolf mixed marriage. A powerful ancient nemesis of Lily's grandmother has come to San Diego to turn the city into a feeding ground.

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In the 6th book in the World of the Lupi series by Eileen Wilks, we are treated to a new evil creature. Blood Magic reveals a lot of things about Lily and her Grandmother. Dragons play a big part in this book. I’ve been wanting to see more of them for awhile and we get treated to a lot of the mysterious Sam.

Lily and Rule are back in San Diego. They are dealing with the ramifications of their engagement when this new evil strikes against them. Right at Clanhome. This is Lily’s perfect excuse to put off wedding plans and that kind of rubs Rule the wrong way. Not that he isn’t totally invested in solving this case, just that he’s feeling a little hurt and maybe a tad jealous. These feelings are confusing him.

Having some of my main characters on the chopping block was intense. I’ve grown pretty protective of Cynna, so I didn’t like all the stress she’s put under. Cullen’s predicament is also dicey. It was interesting to see how connected behind the scenes he’s been with Grandmother and Sam.

This world that Eileen Wilks has built is always bringing me new and interesting things. We continue to learn new things about our characters and the world continues to grow. At times I do feel a little like the books were written for someone smarter than me. I’m using my Kindle’s dictionary a lot more! This world is just so big I find it hard to take it all in sometimes.

The characters are becoming very important to me as the series goes on and I find myself wanting to just forget everything else I have to read and binge this series. It’s hard with so much going on in this world to just take it sips at a time! I’m really excited for Rule and Lily’s wedding, that is definitely going to be interesting!

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.