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Blood Lines (World of the Lupi #3)

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Touch-sensitive FBI agent Lily Yu and her werewolf bond-mate are recruited by the Secret Service to help identify elected officials who have accepted demonic pacts. But Lily must turn to fellow agent Cynna Weaver for help when Cynna's former teacher, a demon master, emerges as the main suspect behind the pacts.

After a demon commits a gruesome murder, sorcerer Cullen Seabou
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Published January 2nd 2007 by Berkley
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Catherine
Hmmm. This book was pretty different than I expected. I still liked it, don't get me wrong, but nowhere near as much as I liked the first two books.

From the blurb on the back cover and stray comments I heard, I had the impression that this book focused on Cullen and Cynna. While they were given more depth and pov time, I would be hesitant to actually say they were main characters in this book. It still felt like they were secondary characters, just given more page time. It was different than I w
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
Feb 06, 2016 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it really liked it
I felt a bit lukewarm about the previous book in this series, and I was looking at this installment as a kind of make-or-break for the series. I’m happy to say that I definitely enjoyed this one more. Maybe it was because the characters have returned to earth, with the focus feeling decidedly more on the lupi. Maybe it’s because I felt more harmony in the different elements in the story. Maybe it was the return of Grandmother. More than likely, it was all of that and more that drew me back in, a ...more
Sandra
Sep 03, 2012 Sandra rated it really liked it
It was quite some time since I'd read the previous book but that didn't matter as Ms Wilks kindly gave a summary of the previous book at the beginning of this one. I was very appreciative :)

So magic appears to be suddenly leaking into our world at an alarming rate and weird things are happening, demons appearing and unexpected shifting of wolves in the middle of choral performances leading to all the werewolf heirs, including Rule, being targeted by demons.

She who cannot be named is obviously tr
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Laura (Kyahgirl)
4/5; 4 stars; A-

While the main characters in this book are Cynna and company, many of the cast from the previous books make an appearance. I particularly enjoyed learning more about Cynna's history. Rule's son, Toby, was also a great addition.
Dakota
book three and this series isnt really grabbing my attention i think. its good enough but you're thrown into dramatic random situations without any proper buildup that it doesnt really give you time to get to know the characters really well. I like Rule and Lily well enough, Cynna also ok but not a fan of Cullen at the moment. Might come back to this series later but will have to rest for now
Katyana
Aug 21, 2011 Katyana rated it liked it
This one was interesting. Honestly, the very ending, with Grandmother Yu, did a lot to garner a couple extra goodwill points for me.

One thing that bums me out is that getting more Cullen in this book only served to make me dislike the character. Frankly, I think he's an arrogant, opinionated, bossy asshole who thinks way too highly of his own intelligence and abilities. Constantly insisting on doing things his way, even though most of the time he's wrong. Being judgmental about everyone else, ev
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PepperP0t
It seems an overload of magicks has been loosed worldwide and the associated demons have a taste for lupi heirs and the general populace. Lily and Rule are near Virginia so she can obtain agent training and the bond won't let them part. Rule is injured in during this loose magic surge but not incapacitated. Cynna may be a step or two closer to becoming Rhej and Cullen has been trying to locate the dragons that returned from Dis with them. Also Cynna & Cullen became closer (WOW!). There is in ...more
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Synopsis:

Touch-sensitive FBI agent Lily Yu and her werewolf bond-mate are recruited by the Secret Service to help identify elected officials who have accepted demonic pacts. But Lily must turn to fellow agent Cynna Weaver for help when Cynna's former teacher, a demon master, emerges as the main suspect behind the pacts.

After a demon commits a gruesome murder, sorcerer Cullen Seabourne joins the team racing the clock to find the apprentice of evil who uses demons to kill. Cynna and Cullen must wo
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Steph
1st read: 21 June 2009 / Rating:
Re-read: 20 Jan 2016 / Rating: / Reviewed below
"Men don't make sense. Men who are lupi really don't make sense."
Re-Read Review:
There was so much going on in this installment - a magical wind blows through town causing all sorts of chaos; Rule's life is dramatically altered by some unforeseen consequences of actions taken because of those magical winds; Rule and Lily are each dealing with a loss/not-loss; Rule gets a nasty infection; a bright eight year
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Daisa
May 22, 2016 Daisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 4.5

I don’t want to gush too much about this series so far because there are 9 books left for me to read and I don’t want to jinx it but....YAAASS!!!


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.

I really love the way everyone is kind of developing their relationship with each other
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Julie
Nov 22, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Really enjoying this series ALOT! Pretty shocking and exciting towards the end...can't wait to happens in the next one. I like Cullen's and Cynna's storyline as much and sometimes even more than Lily and Rule's esp in this one...Fun read :)
Louisa
Jan 01, 2015 Louisa rated it it was amazing
Oh, I enjoyed this book so much! It was just so good! I can't wait to read more, I have an itch to read more of this series!
Kt
Aug 25, 2010 Kt rated it really liked it
Shelves: hardcopy

Once again the Lupi are being attacked, with the source tracing back to an influence from the evil goddess with the unspeakable name. Demons are being used to target the heirs, a surefire way to destroy the Lupi quickly. To make matters worse, the goddess's current puppet seems to be Cynna's former teacher, Jiri. It will take the whole gang to defeat both the demons and their controller, even with all of them it may not be enough.

In this book we find out a bit more about Lily's mysterious Grandm
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Chachic
Aug 19, 2013 Chachic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
Originally posted here.

Blood Lines is the third book in the World of the Lupi urban fantasy series by Eileen Wilks. The first two books are Tempting Danger and Mortal Danger . The series has to be read in order. It follows Lily Yu, a third generation Chinese immigrant in the States, working as a cop. The story in the books also revolves around Lily's connection with Rule Turner, the heir of Nokolai, one of the dominant lupi clans in the world. I like reading about how they're both changing an
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Rebecca ♥ Matrim, Kishan, Magnus ♥
I preferred the focus in this book more than the last one. This one focuses on the werewolf clans again, after the previous book put more focus on demons. This one had a lot of demons too, but they had a lot of clan problems to deal with. They had to go to the clanhome of the the Leidolf clan, who are the Nokolai's enemy. Demons were summoned all over the country and attacked the heir of each werewolf clan, including Rule. A Leidolf clan member was with him at the time and died protecting him, s ...more
Shelley
Apr 05, 2011 Shelley rated it liked it
Blood Lines is the third installment in the World of the Lupi series written by Eileen Wilks, and comes on the heels of Mortal Danger. When I first picked up this book, it said it was mainly focused on Cynna Weaver, an FBI agent who is the strongest finder in the country, and Cullen Seabourne, a lupus and sorcerer. Just proves that you shouldn’t take the blurbs on the book, or web pages, all that serious when you decide to read a book, or not. Yes, they do play intrical parts in the storyline, b ...more
Gardavson
Feb 04, 2011 Gardavson rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Again, the characters mostly carry this book. The first half of the book was very easy to put down, and I wasn't rushing to pick it up again. It took a long time to get going, though again, I love the characters. I didn't think Rule and Lily would be in the book much but they held a significant portion. I really like Cullen. I like his responses to events in the ending. The ending, by the way, picked up quite a bit and was thoroughly entertaining. I absolutely love Cynna's take on Cul ...more
Carrie
Aug 25, 2009 Carrie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009, calibre-library
This is definitely my favorite of the series so far -- it was well worth the wait to read it in real book form (since the kindle doesn't offer it -- which sucks, by the way). Maybe it's just because we know all the characters already, but the story was really great! I love the Cynna/Cullen storyline and continue to love Rule and the rest of them. I was going to fly right into the next book, but Hunting Ground came out (which my kindle reminded me... probably trying to lure me back...) -- it's de ...more
LiquidLucidity
The story is picking up. I love that Toby had a bigger part in this one, I loved seeing his interactions with Madame Li. I wouldn't say this book entirely focused on Cynna and Cullen, it's more like they were in it a bit more than in the previous book.

.. So, that thing that the Lupi immediately know about happened ... Since Cynna isn't exactly mate-bonded to Cullen I wonder how it will play out? I really need more explanation on the females of the clan. I understand the need for procreation but
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Alison
Jan 08, 2016 Alison rated it really liked it
Blood lines is a nice light read, with plenty of action and drama, a bit of emotional turmoil, a bit of magic and a whole lot of grandmother... yes, finally we get to find the secrets that grandmother has been hiding...or, at least, she’s back on the scene.

Grandmother Yu being one of my favourite characters in this story means I am just in love with this instalment of this series. She is, of course, just part of the subplot. But oh, what a plot we’ve got for you in this book!

Unsurprisingly, the
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Zel Polev
Dec 30, 2015 Zel Polev rated it really liked it
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Moondance
Dear Reader.

It's been a little over three months since I met Rule.


Lily and Rule have escaped from Hell(Dis) and are working with the Secret Service to uncover politicians that are using demon magic. During a night out at the Kennedy Center, a wave of magic causes a musician to shift into a werewolf. In the aftermath, Lily and Rule are escorting him home when another wave shows a demon slashing at people on the street. Rule attempts to subdue the demon and the musician in killed. Meanwhile, Culle
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Kerry
Jun 07, 2015 Kerry rated it really liked it
Shelves: 9, fantasy, paranormal, 2007
I thoroughly enjoyed this. I wasn't so keen on the previous book in the series - still a great read, but looking back the story wasn't so much my thing. Now, we're on track with what is now clearly a long term story and our main characters are beginning to find out how serious things are.

The action here is shared between Lily and Rule and Cullen and Cynna. Clearly, Cullen and Cynna are going to get more "screen time" as their roles in the coming future build. That's fine with me - I like both pa
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Heather
Feb 27, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
I’m not quite sure how Wilks does it, but her world feels much more unique than those of many of her urban fantasy contemporaries. Maybe it’s the lack of vampires. Maybe it’s all in the details of the structure of lupus society, the nature of magic, and the seriousness of Lily’s job with the FBI. Simply the fact that the main character isn’t a glib, snarky young woman with as much attitude as aptitude makes a real difference. Combined with that, the less unique details (such as magic having retu ...more
Nathan Day
Back on Earth with Lily, Rule and the gang.

Liked:
Loose Threads: What happens when a culturally commitment-averse male gets an independent woman pregnant? I'm looking forward to seeing how they handle it.

Mommy Dearest: Toby's mom is very hands off, another mother sacrifices herself for her daughter, Lily and her mom aren't talking, and Grandmother is Grandmother.

Electro Magical Pulse: Magic and technology collide like a bowling ball in a wet paper bag. Wonder if Faraday cages can protect the deli
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Lea Bourg'
May 28, 2014 Lea Bourg' rated it really liked it
The best book in this series so far =)
While Lily and Rule are still recovering from their getaway in hell, the world is going through a magical unprecedented crisis. Waves of magic disrupt technology devices and magic affects all beings gifted with a minimum of magic. Worse, the lupi are attacked from all sides by mysterious demons that seem to be linked to an old acquaintance of Cynna ... While the attacks, deaths and magical oddities multiply, Lily and her friends will have to make difficult c
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E.
Sep 28, 2008 E. rated it really liked it
I am always looking for a good paranormal series and I was thrilled to find a new author. I am going to have to backtrack and read the previous two books in the series before I read the next in the series. There are many interesting characters and multiple romantic relationships and I particularly liked the mixture of cultures. Now I have someone else to keep me occupied while I wait for the next Caine, Hamilton, Huff, Butcher, ...
~Leslie~
May 08, 2013 ~Leslie~ rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book-nook
Number 3 in this series, continues with Lily and Rule as they head to Washington, DC for a meeting of the Task Force she is a part of. While there, they become part of a demon attack and all hell is breaking loose all over. Cynna and Cullen are also a major part of this storyline and they make an interesting duo. This book has a rather slow build, but once it gets going it is hard to put down. And the ending is awesome!
Sho
Feb 18, 2011 Sho rated it really liked it
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Starfire
This was another fairly good instalment in the World of the Lupi. Once again, I really enjoyed getting to hang out with the characters (and how much do I LOVE it that Lily and Rule actually talk about stuff like adult human beings), plus I really, really like both Cynna and Cullen.

The plot... hmmmmm... well, it looked like I was going interesting places, but then did strange enough things that I'm not actually sure whether it made sense or not. I do know that the resolution at the climax felt a
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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 rec ...more
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  • Mortal Danger (World of the Lupi, #2)
  • Night Season (World of the Lupi, #4)
  • Mortal Sins (World of the Lupi, #5)
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