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View our feature on Eileen Wilks’s Blood Magic.A new World of Lupi novel from "a true master of her craft" (Eternal Night)

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.
Paperback, 353 pages
Published February 2nd 2010 by Berkley
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Catherine
Once again, Eileen Wilks has managed to put out another solid entry in this series. After the development at the end of the last book I expected most of the focus to be on that, but Wilks surprised me and veered toward a series of crimes that hit close to home for Lily and Rule.

I loved getting to learn more about Lily's grandmother and her heritage and her connection with the dragons. Lily's grandmother has a presence that has intrigued me from the start. I was surprised right along with Lily w
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Kt
Aug 30, 2010 Kt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hardcopy
After the ending of the last book, I expected this book to be mostly about the consequences of Lily and Rule getting engaged since marriage is extremely forbidden to the Lupi. However, while that issue does cause tension, it really takes an extreme back seat when there is an almost successful assassination attempt on Cullen. It happens at his and Cynna's baby party of all times. Lily is the only one who saw the mysterious Asian. Since he was able to slip in and out undetected by anyone but her e ...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Jun 12, 2016 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it really liked it
Finally! I have wanted to know more about Grandmother since the beginning of the series, and now we finally get a peek into her backstory and what it means for Lily in the present day. It was worth the wait, and was made even better as it tied into so many other threads we’ve seen woven over the last several books.

So it may seem at first like Rule and Lily’s surprise engagement would be a big deal in this book, and while there is a bit of fallout, it’s really quite a minor element of the story.
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Laura (Kyahgirl)
4.5/5; 5 stars; A

March 2016 re-read: Really enioyed going through this one again. I picked up on some important details of the backstory that I missed the first time.

February 2011 review:

I think this might be my favorite of the 'world of the Lupi' series after the one where Lily is trapped in Dis and comes back with the dragons. Blood Magic felt like 'closure' on that story in so many ways. I really enjoyed so many aspects of the book, Lily and Rule, Sam, Grandmother, Cynna and Cullen, the Lupi,
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Sophia
Rule and Lily are engaged and have just returned to San Diego with Toby. Lupi don't get married so their decision is not as welcome by all concerned. Lily is ready to scream with her mother charging into the preparations and Lily still reluctant to have it all going forward since she is still processing this decision.

But then an attempted murder by magical means distracts her and Rule. They learn quickly that the attack is an act of revenge by an old powerful being against Lily's family. Her gr
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Darcy
Feb 20, 2010 Darcy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, uf, shifters, magic
This was a fun book to read because Lily and Rule were back home among her family and Nokolai throwing of all things a baby shower and baby party for Cullen and Cynna. But of course things never go as planned and on the way Lily is called to investigate and accident that may or may not prove to be magic. Turns out this is only the tip of the iceberg as someone very dear to Lily is seriously hurt during the party, the great evil just beginning to be exposed. The more Lily investigates the more he ...more
AH
That was awesome! If you haven't heard of this series, I urge you to take a look at it. This is a wonderful urban fantasy series starring Lily Yu, a touch sensitive and FBI agent for the Magical Crimes Division in San Diego and her Lupi mate and overall great looking guy Rule Turner.

I love the world created by Ms. Wilks. There's the werewolf pack and their magic and lore that is passed down through The Lady. Then there be Dragons - yes, huge dragons keeping larger cities safe. There's also Lily'
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Jenni Lea

Not my favorite of the series but still very good. On to the next one!
Steph
"People are seeing movie monsters."
Blood Magic picks up shortly after Mortal Sins with Lily, Rule and Toby returning home from N. Carolina. The clan and Lily's family are gathering for a baby shower and baby party (clan celebration for the baby's father), which doesn't end well. People all over the city are suffering from sudden, yet temporary delusions, which is keeping Lily busy. Grandmother is up to something and has disappeared, which Lily later learns has to do with the appearance of a
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Andrea
Mar 14, 2011 Andrea rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite paranormal series. I love the world that Wilks has built and enjoy following the main characters' adventures. I especially appreciate that Lily and Rule handle the bizarre situations that they're thrown into like mature adults.

That said, this wasn't my favorite book in the series. It lacked momentum. I kept setting it down and forgetting to pick it back up. Also, I'm having trouble feeling the love between Rule and Lily. In theory, I know it's there. But they both see
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Shari Kay
Nov 12, 2015 Shari Kay rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf
This is a very good UF series, but the info dump in this one, though necessary, made the story drag in places. And though Wilks tried really hard, I frankly didn't get some of the explanations. Of course, neither did the characters.

Liked the interaction between Lily and Rule, though the resolution to one "personal" issue seemed Meh.

Sometimes Rule can be a little...emo...for me. Not often, but sometimes and it always throws off my yummy Alpha vibes. This one had a couple of those moments.

I know
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PepperP0t
4.5stars really
Grandmother Yu's ancient enemy the Chimeri have returned, Rule & Lily are dealing with clan repercussions of their almost unheard of engagement in addition to the dual mantle and Cullen is struck down at the baby party. Quite a bit of activity in what could be an overfull installment, but it's just full enough.
I liked the second half of the read so much better than the first. For me it was easy to get bored with the convoluted tale of dragon/chimeri politics but good to have
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Larissa
Feb 13, 2010 Larissa rated it really liked it
I love Lily and Rule and the whole world that Eileen has created. I admit I have a thing for shifters and this series does not disappoint.


In this installment we get to see the consequences of Rule breaking the Lupi rule of never marrying and dealing with people that think him and Lily are doing a terrible mistake.


We also got to learn more about Grandmother and that was pretty awesome! She is my favorite character in the series, she is strong, loyal, hilarious and a complete mystery. We get to so
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Doris
Jun 27, 2012 Doris rated it it was amazing
This book was solidly crafted from beginning to end. I missed the previous book, but the story did not depend on knowing what happened in order to flow. Well - it did but the story filled in the gaps in a way that made sense and still flowed without seeming patronizing.

I loved the introduction to Grandmother's past and a light touch on her secret love. Her early history was brought out, but not in a negative way. However, that does lead me to one of only 2 points I wish to complain about. The f
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Shannon C.
Sep 24, 2015 Shannon C. rated it really liked it
Lily Yu, a touch sensitive and FBI Agent in the magical crimes division, and her fiance Rule Turner, a prince of the werewolves, are dealing with family conflicts over their impending wedding. Lily's family would have preferred a Chinese husband, while Rule's werewolf clan would have preferred no marriage at all. While planning the wedding, they are also working on planning a baby shower for their friends Cynna and Cullen, who we've met in previous books. Cynna is a finder and former agent with ...more
Lynn Calvin
Feb 05, 2010 Lynn Calvin rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jodi
Mar 28, 2010 Jodi rated it really liked it
I prefer the Lupi series when it focuses on Rule and Lily and this one does. It ties up a variety of loose ends from prior books but opens up new ideas. Sam the Dragon plays a big part as well when an old enemy of Lily's grandmother decides that it's time to take her revenge. And she starts by trying to eliminate Cullen. But sorcerers who are lupi don't perish that easily. Lily learns more about her heritage and herself. She's fighting against setting a wedding date and she isn't sure why. She a ...more
Julie
Mar 06, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic and I adore the whole series. I found the twists and turns with this one very intriguing and can't wait to see what happens with Lily in following books. And speaking of Lily, I usually read romance type books for the hero, and I do love Rule. But Lily really shines as a heroine for me. She is just so real and down to earth; while not being that super-heroine ,nothing can hurt me I'm always right and will do what I want and be bitchy while I do it because I'm strong type ...more
Amanda Croley
Aug 26, 2010 Amanda Croley rated it really liked it
Lilly & Rule are planning their wedding, but it hasn't been announced publicly. Lilly runs into an old boyfriend, and starts to question the reason she is marrying Rule. An age old enemy comes to the U.S. to seek revenge, not only is Lilly endanger, her closest friends and everyone else is too. Cynna is getting closer to having the baby, and Lilly combines the baby shower and the Lupi baby party at clanhome. A lot of unknown was revealed in Blood Magic, so it might be the last. It ended like ...more
Chachic
Aug 27, 2013 Chachic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
"Our stories are never completely our own. This is illusion. They are also the stories of our fathers and mothers, our children and ancestors, of all those we brush against for one second, or laugh with, or love, or fight, or kill. Mostly we do not see this, but it is so."

One of my favorite characters in this series is Lily's grandmother and I'm glad we got to know more about her in this installment, and about Lily's heritage as well. I haven't been posting reviews of the latter Lupi books becau
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Laura (Kyahgirl)
Mar 11, 2016 Laura (Kyahgirl) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
Still a 5 star read. Just updated my other review.
Fangs for the Fantasy
Mar 02, 2016 Fangs for the Fantasy rated it really liked it
Lily Yu and Rule Turner have a wedding to plan which is difficult because Lily’s mother would quite like her to find a nice Chinese boy and Rule’s family have deep seated religious taboos against marriage and monogamy

It’s not going to be easy

But this pales to insignificance when the newly magical world throws up another threat – one from Madame Yu’s (Lily’s terrifying grandmother) past – one that even the dragons cannot fight directly



This series has had an amazing journey. It started like many o
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Zel Polev
Jan 06, 2016 Zel Polev rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Paige Ellen Stone
Dec 15, 2015 Paige Ellen Stone rated it it was amazing
I believe in my review of book 5 in this series that it had settled down and come of age, so to speak. That opinion is only bolstered by this sixth installment in Eileen Wilks' sixth entry, "Blood Magic." This is superb writing and superb character and story arc development. This is a page-turning, action filled adventure that I hated to come to an end.
The main characters, Rule Turner and Lily Yu continue to explore and develop their understanding of their relationship with Lily as Rule's "Chos
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Chinny okonkwo
Mar 30, 2016 Chinny okonkwo rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the book. Was really fast paced and the action didn't stop.
Invested Ivana
Oct 14, 2015 Invested Ivana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, 2015
Another very enjoyable installment to the series by Eileen Wilks and GraphicAudio.net. As always, the voice acting is fantastic.

May I just say, I love it when Grandmother is part of the story! In Blood Magic, an enemy of grandmother’s from long ago is looking to get her revenge, which brings up all sorts of things from the past. We learn a little bit more about Grandmother and the dragon, Sam, and we learn something about the nature of Lily’s magic.

At the same time, Lily ends up reconnecting wit
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Beth
Jul 22, 2014 Beth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reading


Is it wrong that my favorite character is the heroine's grandmother ?
This is one of my favorite books of the series due to her (and Sam's) involvement .
Melanie
Aug 14, 2011 Melanie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, pnr, uf
I really like Grandmother and Sam. They both have a large presence in this book.
Theresa
Mar 19, 2016 Theresa rated it really liked it
Everyone’s back in San Diego as Lily and Rule start plans for their wedding, with Lily’s moms help. Then Cullen is attacked during a ceremony at the Nokolai Clanhome and things become dangerous fast. Bad enough that there’s a new warlock in town but then they’re unable to trust each other.

There’s too much discussing and deciding how to investigate the problem to find out what it is. It’s not until halfway through the book that they start to figure out what the problem may be, never mind how to t
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Barbara ★
I will admit to being bored with this book until about halfway through then the action and the tension kicked up and kept me reading until the last page. It got bogged down in old Chinese politics (sort of) and since this isn't a subject I willingly follow, totally lost my interest.

An ancient enemy of Grandmother Yu is in town and terrorizing everyone. Enter Sun Mtzo (Sam), the black dragon who is "friends" with Grandmother and somehow family of Lily. In and around the trouble with the Chimei, L
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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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World of the Lupi (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Mortal Danger (World of the Lupi, #2)
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  • Night Season (World of the Lupi, #4)
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