by Eileen Wilks Series: World of the Lupi Published by Berkley
on January 23, 2011 Genres: Urban Fantasy Pages:
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Ex-cop Lily Yu and werewolf Rule Turner's engagement announcement is stirring up ugly passions in the Humans First camp. There's hate mail, followed by death threats. And when a lupus in Tennessee goes on a killing spree, Lily realizes that it's only the opening skirmish in an all-out war.
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Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks has Rule and Lily’s relationship as a major issue all over the country. But the one we don’t speak of has other plans for the two-natured and Gifted.
At first I thought it was the human group that was after the shifters and Gifted but Nokolai soon figures out there is more at play than just a hate group. Blood Challenge was exciting as it seemed like we were seeing new stuff happening all the time. We also had an incident that could take Lily a long time to heal from. This was action packed and a challenge to everyone’s skills. There are new characters introduced that are going to make a big impact to the storyline. Also a big impact to a certain Nokolai character and I’m so happy for this special thing to happen to him!
This book left off with some pretty amazing developments and I can hardly wait to jump into the next one. Things are going to change drastically and the Lady is going to play a big part. I’m also curious to what the one we cannot name is going to do with all these new developments. This was definitely a great, interesting read. I was entranced and totally into this story.
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.
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