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Blood Lines

(World of the Lupi #3)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  5,887 ratings  ·  223 reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 338 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Penguin Group USA Inc (first published January 1st 2007)
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I can't imagine why I dropped this series. Actually, I can: while I waiting for Wilks to write the next book, I broke up with urban fantasy. But we're back together now, and spurred on by friends Mimi and Milda, I've restarted this series.

This book went down like a yummy dessert. Packed with flavor, it deals with demon attacks and the outfall, particularly with a local Washington D.C. wolfpack. Lily and Rule are in D.C., Lily as she goes through mandatory FBI training, and Rule as he continues w
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, demons
*** 4 ***

The reason I love this type of books is that they are very comfortable in their skin, or book-covers in this case. They are out for a good time with some adrenaline rush on the side, and they feel good about their night on the town 😎. They know they might get some hanky-panky, they might get into a car chase, a shootout, fall into a different dimension, possibly get hurt and have some dangerous encounters with some unfriendlies, and end up exhausted, scarred and a bit less innocent in t
Tiny snippet that was edited out of the third book. When I saw that it was about Brownies, I was in. I love brownies. And, this scene was all about too many brownies. Is that possible? Not in my house!

Merged review:

The blurb for this book makes you think that it will be a PNR about two of the secondary characters of the previous books, but it really isn't. This story is a continuation of the urban fantasy storyline that has been going on throughout the series so far. It is a complicated world a
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
edge of bubble
I want to be Li Lei, Lily's grandmother, when I grow up! Although I love her to pieces as a book character, I would have smothered her in her sleep if she was my grandma. Or she would have pulled my spine out, but that's neither here nor there.

This book was like setting up the stage for the future books and felt a little bit stilted at some places. We learned more about Cynna and Li Lie but there wasn't a focus on any of the characters, spotlight jumping left and right in a dizzying way.

2.5 star
Dec 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
Shelves: read-2019
This is a deleted scene that didn’t make it into the final version of Blood Lines, but was originally part of the prologue. It should be read directly before reading Blood Lines.

For free on Eileen Wilks' website:
ᴥ Irena ᴥ

I've seen a lot of misleading, wrong, lying blurbs but this one takes the cake. It says just enough to prevent me to apply any of the above, but still manages to be wrong somehow. Not inaccurate, though. I'm talking about the 'Cynna and Cullen must work together' part of it. They do work together - a couple of pages. The rest of the book they are either on their own, helping someone else or in a group so big you forget they are together in this mess.
Oh, there are a number of things I would ha
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
What I find intriguing in this series is that each book gives you a more in-depth understanding of the world. Not only Lupi's, but also human, demon and all the others!
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
I don't know how else to say it but I think this book is stringing me along. I'm three books in and I'm so confused, as another reviewer said this is indeed the most complicated werewolf system I have read in a while. The author does try, she really does try to explain things but I feel that with three books in we should have a hang of things now but no, every book brings forth a new thing that makes it seem the author is trying to obfuscate.

I was left having this face throughout the book

At thi
Jen Davis
Nov 01, 2015 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
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
Home sweet urban fantasy.
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
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.
Tanya Davis
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Blood Lines, book 3 of the World of the Lupi series by Eileen Wilks we see our characters in Washington, DC. Although our synopsis mainly focuses on Cynna and Cullen, I believe this book really encompassed all the characters. Maybe even Lily and Rule more so. So I guess the synopsis is a little misleading.

There are demons suddenly appearing on earth. Someone is summoning and riding them. The biggest suspect is Cynna's former mentor. There are also huge magic waves that are hitting the world h
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2018
Eileen Wilks, with her action-packed books, full of romance and magic, has been just the thing for me this summer. Book 3 revealed new aspects of the Lupi world, and Cynna and Cullen took center stage more often than in the last book. I’m very curious how things will go with them in the next, but I’m still adjusting to their POVs getting equal time with Lily and Rule’s. This series continues to surprise me, and I’m on board to see what unfolds next, especially given how this one ended.
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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 Seabourne joins the team racing the clock to find the apprentice of evil who uses demons to kill. Cynna and Cullen must wo
May 04, 2016 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 o
Feb 11, 2011 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
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
A great production by Graphic Audio, who brought this complicated story and characters to life.

Lily and Rule, as well as Cynna and Cullen, are all nearly in over their heads with the new threat they are facing. A magic wind blows by the world, bringing with it demons who attack the werewolf pack heirs. There is a bigger plan under way and Lily and her allies are trying to uncover it, tugging on different threads and hoping to solve the mystery before any more deaths, including Rule's, who seems
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
Yeah, this book was just amazing to read again! I had forgotten some of the big twists, but it was so fantastic to read it again!

*First read December 31st, 2014*
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!

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Too bad that this wasn't in Blood Lines, it was just so good! Now to read more!
Sep 01, 2010 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 :)
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
I probably shouldn't have read this after any Thea Harrison...
Anyhow, I think I gave this series a chance. After 3 books, I was hoping for the Kate Daniels bat to hit it, but no, still not engaged, still bored to tears, still bogged down in unnecessary scenes.
A lot of focus on Cynna, whom I don't fancy much. (view spoiler) Oh well.

What made this only 2 stars for me? I felt there were too many loose plot lines (view spoiler)
Kristy Maitz
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
It was good reading material with interesting story plot.
Feb 21, 2011 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
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 changin
Aug 25, 2010 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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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
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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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