Wolf Shadow 01: Verlockende Gefahr (World of the Lupi #1)
The USA Today bestselling author tempts success in this stunning debut novel.
National bestselling author Eileen Wilks draws readers into a bold new world where the magical and mundane co-exist in an uneasy allianceand a cop balanced on her own knife-edged struggle is their only hope against a cold-blooded killer.
Lily Yu is a San Diego police detective investigating a ser
This story takes place in San Diego, which made me really happy. I've only lived in California a year but I already love finding movies or books that are set near my home.
Lily is a fantastic, strong, Chinese-American police detective with a gift for sensing magic. Lily kind of reminded me of old Anita Blake with a bit of Mercy Thompson's weaknesses and Kate Daniels's practicality sprinkled in. If that makes any sense to anyone.
Rule is a very sexy (yet stereotypical) werewolf - protect...more
Oh, man, where have you been all my life Eileen Wilks? I have been looking for another series like yours.
If anyone is familiar with the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton, this resonated very strongly for me with what I liked most about her earlier books. The investigations and the interesting facts about the cops and, especially, the details about the world now that supernaturals are legal.
In this book the Lupi, or werewolves, are known about in the world. They've finally go...more
Things I like about the Story
* The main character is an Asian American female, detective on the San Diego Police Department. I'm Asian American, female, from San Diego with lots of friends on the police department. I found Lily easy to relate to.
* The story makes me think about places where it is difficult to imagine. As the lupi are being revealed and equality is b...more
This is a murder mystery. Our heroine is Detective Lily Yu and our hero is an initial suspect Rule Turner heir to the Nikolai wolf pack leadership. In some ways this is a police procedural but it has a few supernatural twists. The investigation is further complicated by the fact that Lily is Rule's "chosen". This is effectively mates, b...more
I remember first running across Eileen Wilks' name in the On the Prowl compilation I purchased solely because it contained Patricia Briggs' first Alpha & Omega novella (fabulous, by the way). I never really sat down and read the other novellas, though. Now I'm wishing I had so that I could have discovered Wilks' writing much sooner. Instead, it took my buddy in all things urban fantasy Chachic throwing herself headlong into a glom of Wilks' World of the L...more
Tempting Danger takes the cake for Most Bland Title A Paranormal Romance Author Could Use. Was there not some distinctive location or activity involving weres that could have been slapped on the cover? Anyways title beside, this read efficiently and competently - with a fair share of delightfulness thrown in (more on that below) - establishes a U.S. with its fair share of were and magic problems.
Lily, the eye of the storm, a police detective with a dark past, is drawn...more
Alors au tout départ les quelques premières pages, j'ai eu un sentiment de déjà, j'avais l'impression de lire Anita Blake, je ne sais pas pourquoi mais cette impression est aussi vite parti. Les deux héroïnes n'ayant pas grand-chose en commun !
Notre jeune femme Lily Yu, inspectrice à la criminelle arrive sur les lieux d'un crime macabre (limite horrible quand on lit la description du cada...more
-The beginning of this book: 1.5 stars.
You were thrown into the deep. very little explaining about ... well just about everything. There were a lot of terms that weren't explained and a lot of characters who weren't introduced so I didn't know who they were( and sometimes what) :')
It was difficult to sort out.
-The middle part : 4.5 stars.
Luckily everything became clear ( though after a while). The MC was a likeable character.
The romance was good. [spoiler] T...more
The book was a lot better than I expected by cover and title. I was ready for very romantic book with werewolves and UF background. I was glad to found out that relationship development is not one and only thread, not even major, however it takes big and important part of story.
The book has a good plot, solid world, passable characters, and humorous moments. The story kept going, was easy to read and I never felt bored. So, normaly I would say what a great book. But you know how it is...more
I love Eileen Wilks' voice. Her attention and care with her characters really shines.
The world building was pretty awesome, unique in a way I didn't expect from a book about, essentially, werewolves (but the politically correct term is lupus).
My only issue was Lily. I love that she's a strong female character, I...more
Tempting Danger pretty much sets the series. It introduces most of the characters, Lily, Rule, Cullen - Rule's friend and a clanless werewolf who's also a sorcerer although sorcery is illegal, as well as Lily and Rule's family along with some other secondary characters. Through the entire book, Ms. Wilks slowly builds her world, develops her characters while telling a story.
Story - A human is killed by a werewolf and Lily is primary investigator of the case. Everything points at Rule, but...more
One thing I really, really appreciated is the diversity of the cast and the way Wilks wrote fully fledged characters and avoided stereotypes. It's a fun book but it's also a smart one. It tackled deep issues without being didactic. I never felt lectured. It was a page turner.
Lily Yu is amazing. Her and Rule Turner are a perfect couple. They are mated/bonded but there's a twist. It's not instalove and the romance is all the better for...more
Homicide detective and touch sensitive Lily Yu knows she's stepped into a potential firestorm when she's made lead detective on the murder investigation of a human killed by a Lupi. Species relations are slowly starting to improve, but tensions between humans and other magical creatures are still high and there is a long history of persecution and death. This murder has the potential to set progress back to the burning times. If it's not solved quickly, it will...more
Magic is breaking through, Banshee's Gryphons & even an elder Fire Elemental has been sited, magical species that have not been common for 400 years. Set in San Diego, 28 year old Homocide Police Detective Lily Yu is given a high profile Were attack involving the death of a human. She's your typical tough, brusque, sarcastic, ball buster, who follo...more
I did find Lil...more
If you can get through the first third of th...more
Unfortunately, that isn't really much help for someone looking for reasons why it's a good read.
Lately I've been shifting around my TBR pile and juggling my currently-reading shelf. Some stories have the power to grab you from the get-go and won't let you loose until you turn the last page. For me, Tempting Danger was one of them.
I've been on a Romantic Suspense phase, but I do so miss the paranormal. A practical no-nonsense heroine cou...more
Lily Lu is a fairly new detective and must still prove herself. Its hard because not only is she a woman; she is...more
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