Thursday, April 7, 2011


World of the Lupi, Book 7
Publisher: Berkley Books
Date published: January 2011
ISBN: 978425239193
Urban Fantasy Paperback
Reviewed by Tammy
Obtained via: publisher

The seventh and latest urban fantasy in Eileen Wilks’ Lupi series, BLOOD CHALLENGE, is good versus evil, overcoming prejudices and second chances at love all rolled up into one supernaturally charged good time.

When Lily Yu and Rule Turner get engaged, Friar’s Humans First group’s hatred of the pairing comes through loud and clear with hate mail, death threats and Lily’s car being vandalized. Then to make matters worse, a lupus in Tennessee goes on a killing spree. Rule’s brother, Benedict, a widower and Lupus royalty, is sent to investigate and catches a beautiful intruder not once but twice. The first time, he finds half-breed sidhe Arjenie at Friar’s heavily guarded compound and then later finds her sneaking around his Clan home with a secret potion.

Remarkably, Benedict finds that the Lupi goddess has given him an unheard of second lifemate. And it appears that a spell is keeping Arjenie from speaking of certain aspects of her mission. Now, it is up to Lily, Rule, Benedict and Arjenie to save the day, keep the peace and stop the killings.

This reader was new to Wilks’ Lupi world when she picked up BLOOD CHALLENGE. Although it probably would have been nice to have read the books that came before BLOOD CHALLENGE in this series, enough background was given that it wasn’t necessary to the enjoyment factor. Eileen Wilks’ has created a magical world rich in multifaceted characters that are both good, bad and all the shades in between. The Friar and his followers are willing to do shameful things because of their fear of the supernaturals. Ms. Wilks’ emotional writing moves the story along at a tense and fearful speed that keeps readers glued to the page.

When Benedict realizes he has been given a rare second chance at love, his shock, hope, fears and even arrogance over the fact all shine through in Ms. Wilks’ entertaining writing style.

This reader thoroughly enjoyed Eileen Wilks’ BLOOD CHALLENGE and looks forward to reading the rest of this intriguing and emotional series. Romance, paranormal and urban fantasy fans are sure to enjoy Eileen Wilks’ BLOOD CHALLENGE. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to get in on a winning series. Pick up your copy today.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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