Tempting Danger (Lupi Series #1)

Tempting Danger (Lupi Series #1)

by Eileen Wilks

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ISBN-13: 9780425198780
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/05/2004
Series: Lupi Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 420,355
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Eileen Wilks is a national bestselling author and a three-time RITA Award finalist, and has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by Romantic Times.

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Tempting Danger (Lupi Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 181 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
San Diego Police Detective Lily Yu sees the mangled corpse of a big victim who seemed to know how to defend himself, but was ripped apart anyway. She realizes that this is no ordinary killer. Evidence points towards the Nokolai werewolf clan's Prince Rule Turner.......................... When someone viciously assaults his father, the clan leader, Rule concludes he can no longer let the officials investigate the murders that make him the prime suspect. He is fortunate that the lead police investigator is not only open-minded, but smells a frame. Lily and Rule team up to try to stop a Lupi serial killer from murdering more innocent people, but neither realized that their partner is their lifemate though both feel the attraction from the start....................... Talk about living dangerously, Eileen Wilks takes her novella ¿Only Human¿ from the terrific paranormal romance anthology LOVER BEWARE and lengthens it into a fantastic full length novel. The story line contains all the excitement and more as readers gain a greater understanding of the werewolf species and insight into the lead couple. Lily and Rule are a fabulous pairing who must first weed out a rogue killer before they can explore their feelings. Ms. Wilks takes a chance and readers are the winners..................... Harriet Klausner
Holly Merz More than 1 year ago
I put off reading this series as the descriptions didn't really grab me. Now that I am on the seventh book in the series I can say the descriptions do them no justice! One of the best series I have read. A whole cast of interesting and engaging characters, excellent story lines and a variety of relationships that develop and grow throughout the story (friendships, family and yes, romantic relationships). Read them in order as the characters and plot build on one another. Great read!!
Jacquelynn Adams More than 1 year ago
This is a good read for those who like Mercy Thompson and Rachel Morgan. Neat blend of our current geography and a "twist" where we accept at least some of the things that go bump in the night. If you enjoy a mix of magic and modern world, this is a good series for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lily Yu is a homicide detective that is sensitive to different types of energies. She arives on the scene of a human murder and senses that a werewolf was the attacker. Near by is Club Hell were werewolves frequent and the prince, Rule Turner, of the local clan is hanging out with the murdered victim wife. At first it looks like Rule did it, but after further investigation, it looks like a setup. Then the only witness that can verify that the victim was seen after Rule got to Club Hell turns up dead. Rule is facing an attack to his clan. The leader was severely attacked and it looks like who ever did it is trying to tear the clan apart. But besides trying to protect his family, Rule is attracted to Lily. They are Chosen, those destined mates that are drawn together. Besides trying to solve this puzzle, he also has to find a way to tell Lily that they are destined mates when she is clearly trying to stay professional around him. It was a good story. If the next couple books concentrated on Lily and Rule I would say that it has the potential of being a great series. (I looked what the other books are about and learned that they don't follow this one that close) Although it was a good read, it is one that I didn't have to keep reading to find out where it was going. It was more of a could take it or leave it.
PhyllisJ More than 1 year ago
Lily Yu is a homicide cop and while on a case she meets a Lupus (werewolf) Rule Turner, at first Rule is a suspect in her case but she soon realizes that he isn't guilty. Lily has a gift, she can sense magic. When she decides to clear Rule, she gets suspended from her job and she ends up helping the FBI's Magical Crimes Division. Along the way, Lily finds out that she is the Chosen mate of Rule, a fact she has some trouble accepting. Lily is still searching for the killer that makes his victims appear to have been killed by a werewolf. There is some nasty dark magic at work and a cult leader that Lily is looking for but she is having trouble locating him. There is lots of action in this book, along with some romance and I found it interesting that all the werewolves in this book were male. In this world, female werewolves don't exist, but the males mate with human woman and have children with them. Lots of action at the end of the book, setting us up for a sequel and I am going to read that book next, it is Mortal Danger.
purrfectmatch More than 1 year ago
I liked the short stories featuring Rule and Lily, so I thought I'd check out the series. It started out with promise. A murder, that seems to be done by a werewolf,AKA as a Lupus. Lily, who is a sensitive, she can sense magic, becomes the lead detective on the case. Rule, a Lupus, and Prince of the Nokalai Clan, is a suspect. As the case unravels, fate brings Rule and Lily together, and a dangerous enemy surfaces. To begin with, a bit of background information on how the paranatural and supernatural came out of the closet, would have been nice. More than the bits of history scattered through out the book.This information would have drawn the reader into the world better. Somewhere in the story things slowed down. Don't get me wrong, I don't need constant action, or romance to keep me interested. Just a story that moves fluidly, and doesn't seem to get stuck in places. Somethings could have been elaborated on a bit more. It wasn't a bad read, but didn't hook me into reading the other books in the series, either.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THis is a great series if you are into werewolfs and supernaturals and romance. its a series i reccomend buying this on and see what you think. i would be shocked if you dont by others in the series too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lily and Rule are fantanstic! You have romance and intrigue and the element of the unknown and most of all humor! Especially with the FBI!! Great! Grandmother is AWESOME and can be a Tiger, literally! Dirty Harry the cat! I wish he was mine! I hope he's in the next book as well!! I could NOT put this book down and now I am so NOT patiently waiting for the next adventure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading on the prowl, I checked out Ms. Wilks..the series with Lilly and Rule is very riviting, good sci-fi mixed with the werewolves we love. Awesome, I will have to check out the continuing relationship between Cullen and Cynna as well. Good choice for Mercy fans.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Detective Lily Yu is a San Diego police detective with an ability to psychically sense some things about what's happened with dead bodies. She's drawn into the world of werewolves when there's a series of brutal werewolf murders. Rule Turner a prince of the werewolves becomes involved as well they become involved with each other.Not a bad story with some fun characters. The werewolf politics were pretty typical but still the main characters made up for it.
lewispike on LibraryThing 21 days ago
The start of a long series. It's hard to imagine how a police procedural mixes with a moderately raunchy romance and a big dose of heavy magic. But it does. This book is sort of the start of a trilogy, a longer story if you like, and perhaps it was intended as a long book and trimmed to meet the publisher's requirements. It would certainly explain why the book took a while to get going, it would have felt more natural in a book three times thicker!But it's worth persevering, does get going and sets up the series nicely.
shadiphoenix on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Here's another author that I've found recently who has a great series, of which this is the first book. The characters of Lily and Rule are well written and made me want more of them. And I really want to know what Grandmother is. Fortunately this is a series, so hopefully my questions and my need for more will be somewhat satisfied.
miyurose on LibraryThing 21 days ago
This is pretty much your run-of-the-mill paranormal romance. Lily is human, for the most part. She does have some psychic powers. Rule is not only a werewolf, he¿s the prince of the local dominant pack. Of course, sparks fly, and angst ensues.There is one major flaw. I felt that you¿re thrown into the story a bit suddenly. The book opens with the murder scene, and there you are in the middle of everything with very little world-building. It took me several chapters to feel like I had a handle on the world and its various creatures and politics. I was so confused I actually checked to make sure this was indeed the first book in the series. This meant it took me that much longer to connect with the characters.Overall, it wasn¿t a bad read, it just could have been better. I¿m sure I¿ll read more in the series.
lauren_dane on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I loved this novel. Eileen Wilks is giving us a new kind of werewolf with Rule Turner and his Lupi and a pretty wonderful heroine in Lily Yu.The world building is marvelous and the romance is nice and incremental - refreshing in a fated mate storyline.
Kegsoccer on LibraryThing 5 months ago
While waiting for some of my favorite authors to publish new books, I stumbled across "Tempting Danger" by Eileen Wilks. I love the intriguing cover art, and the summary looked promising. It exceeded my expectations. The story of Detective Lily Yu and werewolf Prince Rule Turner is a fantastic one. When a man ends up dead, and a werewolf is the suspect, its up to Lily Yu to solve the case. (And up to Rule Turner to keep her from pointing fingers in his direction.) The chemistry between Lily and Rule is definitely there. Eileen Wilks does a fabulous job of creating the tension. I couldn't put it down! Even better, I wasn't able to solve the mystery before Lily or Rule, which gives this book major points. I hate books where I figure out the answers before the main characters. Plus as soon as I finished, I was eager for more. I fully recommend this book, and I'm looking forward to the next in the series. Next is Mortal Danger (Berkley Sensation) followed by Blood Lines (Berkley Sensation).
amf0001 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Just when you think you are over werewolves, a new book comes along to seduce you back into the pack...This is a keeper. A strong hero, an interesting heroine, and even a good mystery. Rul Turner, Prince of the Nicolai, is prime suspect in a murder that Lily Yui, homicide detective, is investigating. But both get more than they bargained for. And there there are their extended families, both his clan and her Grandmother. I'll be looking for more in the series.
rocalisa on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Lily Rule is a San Diego police detective assigned to investigate a murder that might just be the work of a werewolf. Werewolves, more accurately known collectively as the Lupi are slowly establishing themselves in society, becoming accepted legally and popularly as citizens (at least in human form) instead of mere beasts. This makes the case a sensitive one and there are more senior detectives than Lily who might have been given the job. However, Lily is a 'sensitive' which means she can sense various types of magic, but not be affected by it. This isn't an accepted talent, but her superior knows about it and makes use of it when appropriate. Rule Turner is the heir to one of the Lupi clans. He's suave, sophisticated and the poster boy for the image of themselves the Lupi wish to project. He's also a suspect in Lily's murder case. Rule and Lily find themselves learning more about each other - and their respective species - and dealing with an unexpected bond. I enjoyed reading this book, although I found myself suffering from a sense of deja vu as I read. I finally discovered that Wilks had originally written a short story with the same characters and some of the same plot, that went in a different direction. Obviously, I must have read that, although I can't specifically remember it. I'm not really a 'werewolf' person, but I foudn this a good example of the genre. Rule's clan fits well in the modern world while still remaining its Lupi identity and Wilks has built a solid basis for her werewolf society, even if we don't know it all yet. I am likely to be reading the later books in the series and I hope we'll learn more about the Lupi - and Lily's grandmother.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first time reading this author and I'm impressed. I'll definitely be continuing the series.
AudiobookReviewer More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book a couple of years ago, and I recall that I liked it but it seemed to be missing something….I don’t recall what (stupid me did not do a review at the time) but that something that makes you want to devour every book in the series back to back seemed to be missing. I had every intention of continuing the series but as my TBR list got longer and longer this one just got set further and further back. Now I know why, I was waiting for the graphic audio so I would have that full cast narration that just adds so much more to the storytelling. I LOVED the graphic audio for this story. The narration was great and the voices really seemed to fit the characters. I found the story to be much more engaging with this then simply reading it and cannot wait to move on to the rest of the series. I’m not going to go into the details of what the book is about, if your reading this review you have most likely read the blurb on the book above so I’m not going to try to reword it. One thing that really stood out for me with this is the main character, Lily Yu. I have not read to many books (Urban Fantasy or others) with the heroine being Asian American and since it is not something I see/read often I found it very refreshing. I liked Rule as well, when I initially read the book the whole “chosen” one did not really work for me but having the story narrated seemed to make a difference for me. There were a lot of secondary characters and some of it was hard to keep track of….like what happened to the two magic users Cullen was with that the church group was looking for when they found him? Probably not important but that lack of follow up on them stands out to me. I enjoyed following Lily’s process to solve the murders and come to grips with “being a chosen” and watching Rule try to give Lily the space and time she needed to come to grips with who they were to each other. I really want to know more about Grandmother…..hopefully we get to see more of her and learn some of her secrets in future books. One of my favorite lines from the story is while Rule is speeding from Clan home back into the City “Lily cursed under her breath. He glanced at her, and pleasure fled. “I’ll slow down. You’re pale.” “I turn Caucasian at ninety miles an hour and up. Pay no attention.” I know this type of narration would not work for all stories….but after listening to this, part of me wishes that all books could have this type of full cast narration…it just gives some much more “oomph” to the storytelling. So go on and get the graphic audio….you know you want too Audiobook provided for review by the publisher. Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
AudiobookReviewer More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book a couple of years ago, and I recall that I liked it but it seemed to be missing something….I don’t recall what (stupid me did not do a review at the time) but that something that makes you want to devour every book in the series back to back seemed to be missing. I had every intention of continuing the series but as my TBR list got longer and longer this one just got set further and further back. Now I know why, I was waiting for the graphic audio so I would have that full cast narration that just adds so much more to the storytelling. I LOVED the graphic audio for this story. The narration was great and the voices really seemed to fit the characters. I found the story to be much more engaging with this then simply reading it and cannot wait to move on to the rest of the series. I’m not going to go into the details of what the book is about, if your reading this review you have most likely read the blurb on the book above so I’m not going to try to reword it. One thing that really stood out for me with this is the main character, Lily Yu. I have not read to many books (Urban Fantasy or others) with the heroine being Asian American and since it is not something I see/read often I found it very refreshing. I liked Rule as well, when I initially read the book the whole “chosen” one did not really work for me but having the story narrated seemed to make a difference for me. There were a lot of secondary characters and some of it was hard to keep track of….like what happened to the two magic users Cullen was with that the church group was looking for when they found him? Probably not important but that lack of follow up on them stands out to me. I enjoyed following Lily’s process to solve the murders and come to grips with “being a chosen” and watching Rule try to give Lily the space and time she needed to come to grips with who they were to each other. I really want to know more about Grandmother…..hopefully we get to see more of her and learn some of her secrets in future books. One of my favorite lines from the story is while Rule is speeding from Clan home back into the City “Lily cursed under her breath. He glanced at her, and pleasure fled. “I’ll slow down. You’re pale.” “I turn Caucasian at ninety miles an hour and up. Pay no attention.” I know this type of narration would not work for all stories….but after listening to this, part of me wishes that all books could have this type of full cast narration…it just gives some much more “oomph” to the storytelling. So go on and get the graphic audio….you know you want too Audiobook provided for review by the publisher. Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
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songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
Overall, I like this book. It has some interesting paranormal interactions and society. The characters are well developed and the mystery progressed nicely. It sets up the series well. There is one explicit sex scene as well as other references. The beginning references many loose morals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago