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    Biography

    Eileen Wilks is the NYT best-selling author of over thirty books and novellas, including her World of the Lupi series. A multiple RITA finalist and recipient of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, she’s currently hard at work on the eleventh book in the series, which is currently unnamed. Eileen came to writing the usual way: by reading compulsively and daydreaming a lot. She likes quilting, dark matter, chocolate, books on brain science, yoga (even though she's not good at it), and painting things—walls, boxes, furniture, floors, even canvases sometimes . . . but not the cats. The cats do not wish to be painted. She also likes to hear from readers. Hit the “Connect” link at the top of the page to learn how to get in touch.

    Her writing career

    Eileen Wilks’ first book, THE LONER AND THE LADY, 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 twenty nine novels in print and short stories in ten anthologies, she has been a finalist in the prestigious Rita Awards five times, as well as receiving several nominations from Romantic Times, including one for Career Achievement in Series Romantic Suspense. Each book in her World of the Lupi series gains a larger audience. It was originally sold in the Romance section of bookstores, but more and more you will be able to find copies cross-shelved under Sci-Fi and Fantasy as the popularity of the series grows.

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    The week of January 16, 2011 BLOOD CHALLENGE ranked #30 on the extended NYT bestseller list, making Eileen officially a NY Times Bestselling Author!
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    "Eileen Wilks writes what I like to read . . ." - New York Times Bestselling Author Linda Howard
    "Intense...intricately crafted, loving, lavish." - USA Today bestselling author Lynn Viehl
    "MORTAL DANGER grabs you from the first page and never lets go. Strong characters, believable world-building, and terrific storytelling make this a must-read...I really, really loved this book." - #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs

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    UNBINDING

    World of the Lupi #11

    Unbinding

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    Release date October 7, 2014 ISBN 978-0425263372 Order a copy

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    UNBINDING Synopsis

    After questing through the sidhe realms with her ex-hellhound lover, Nathan, Kai Tallman Michalski has finally returned home. But she knows Nathan will eventually be called back to serve his queen—and Kai will have to decide whether to enter her majesty’s service as well. Sure, the job comes with great bennies, but there’s one big downside: she would have to swear absolute fealty to the Queen of Winter.

    For now, though, Kai is glad to be home, and glad that Nathan completed his mission for his queen with surprising ease. But what seemed to be a quick conclusion turns out to be anything but. The two of them helped thwart the sidhe god of chaos—and he is not happy about that. He’s got plans for them. Plans, too, for the sidhe who killed him some three millennia ago. Nor has he abandoned his plans for Earth, as they learn when chaos begins bursting out all over...

    Eileen also wrote a brief multi-choice quiz to amuse you!

    1. UNBINDING features two characters who have appeared in other stories: the “Inhuman” novella (originally in the ON THE PROWL anthology, and for sale as an e-book stand-alone on Amazon, BN.com, and at iTunes); NIGHT SEASON; and at the end of RITUAL MAGIC. Those characters are:

    (a) Cynna & Cullen

    (A) Good guess, but no.

    (b) Clara & Dr. Who

    (B) You are a person of great taste and discriminating viewing habits. However, you are wrong.

    (c) Kai & Nathan

    (C) Bingo! And if you're one of the approximately 7,139 people who have asked if I was ever going to write more about Kai Tallman Michalski and Nathan Hunter, you're pretty happy right now.

    (d) Starsky & Hutch

    (D) You've been asleep for the last thirty-five years, haven't you?

    2. Lily and Rule don't appear in UNBINDING because:

    (a) The book is set in Iath, the home realm of the two Queens of Faerie.

    (A) Nope. Although Iath is, indeed, the Queens' home realm, UNBINDING is set on Earth . . . except for the prologue, which I really hope you'll read even if you usually skim them. It has information you're gonna need.

    (b) Lily and Rule are in France on their honeymoon.

    (B) Very good! Lily and Rule do have a small part to play, but only as half of a long-distance phone call. Although they want to jet home when things heat up, between them, Isen, Ruben, and Nathan are able persuade them this would be a terrible idea.

    (c) A chaos mote explodes near them and freezes time.

    (C) Excellent guess, because those pesky chaos motes—residue from the destruction of Nam Anthassa—do cause all sorts of problems. Not for Rule & Lily, however. See answer (B).

    (d) Starsky & Hutch

    (D) You're not trying at all, are you?

    3. In UNBINDING, Kai and Nathan have to deal with a god who is not at all happy with them.

    (a) The Great Bitch

    (A) I'm delighted that you read the books, but this is not the right answer.

    (b) Itzpapalotl, Aztec goddess of war and childbirth

    (B) No, but you get bonus points if you can pronounce Itzpapalotl.

    (c) Dyffaya áv Eni, the sidhe god of chaos

    (C) Yep. Did you notice that, at the end of RITUAL MAGIC, the dagger was destroyed but the god of chaos wasn't? Did you wonder about that? Of course, it's really hard to kill a god—and besides, that's been tried already with Dyffaya, with what we might call inconclusive results.

    (d) Starsky & Hutch

    (D) WAKE UP! For God's sake, WAKE UP!

    BONUS QUESTION FOR EXTRA POINTS: What happens in the exciting climax of UNBINDING?

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    C'mon. You didn't think I'd tell you, did you? To find out how Kai and Nathan stop a half-dead god from spreading chaos over the entire realm—and deal with the millennial-long vengeance he's planned--you'll have to get the book. UNBINDING, out August, 2014. (Though you can be pretty sure Starsky & Hutch do not appear in any aspect of the story whatsoever . . . )

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    “The New Kid”

    World of the Lupi #0.1 (flashback)

    The New Kid

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    Release date September 2013 ISBN No ISBN as this is not a book for purchase

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    "The New Kid" Synopsis

    This short story takes places in Rule's past, specifically January 10, 1976 during his Sophomore year of high school in a small town near Clanhome. It's a fun look into a time when Rule wasn't Lu Nuncio yet and was just learning how to integrate with humans.

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    RITUAL MAGIC

    World of the Lupi #10

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    Release date September 3, 2013 ISBN 978-0425263365 Order a copy

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    RITUAL MAGIC Synopsis

    In sidhe realms, Queens’ Law prohibits tampering with the dead—and not just because of what it does to the dead. Tamper with the dead, and you damage the living . . . and strain the very fabric of time.

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    MORTAL TIES

    World of the Lupi #9

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    Release date October 2, 2012 ISBN 978-0425254929 Purchase a copy

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    MORTAL TIES Synopsis

    FBI agent Lily Yu is living at Nokolai Clanhome with her fiancé, lupi Rule Turner, when an intruder penetrates their territory, stealing the prototpye of a magical device the clan hopes will be worth a fortune--if a few bugs can be worked out . . .

    But the protoytpe can be dangerously erratic, discharging a bizarre form of mind magic—and it looks like the thief wants it for that very side effect. Worse, whoever stole the device didn’t learn about it by accident. There’s a Nokolai traitor in their midst.

    Lily and Rule have to find the traitor, the thief, and the prototype. One job proves easy when the thief calls them--and his identity rocks Rule’s world. As they race to recover their missing property, they find Robert Friar’s sticky footprints all over the place. Robert Friar―killer, madman, and acolyte of the Old One the lupi are at war with―an Old One whose power is almost as vast as her ambition to rock the entire world . . .

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    “Human Error” in TIED WITH A BOW

    World of the Lupi #8.5

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    Release date November 2011 ISBN 978-0425243299 Purchase a copy

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    As many of you know, I finished DEATH MAGIC recently. Time to launch into the novella that will be part of the TIED WITH A BOW anthology, out in November . . . but there was a problem. TIED WITH A BOW is--you can tell from the title, right?--a holiday anthology. The story I'd planned to write, featuring Cynna & Cullen and the new baby, wouldn't work because of, um, things that happened in DEATH MAGIC. Which I can't be specific about, but don't worry--The C-couple and the baby are okay. They just don't get a story right now.

    Instead, I'm writing "Human Error," which is about Arjennie and Benedict. It's Christmas and Benedict is going to spend the holiday with Arjenie's family . . . her large, Wiccan, entirely human family. Who he hasn't met. Now, Benedict has lived most of his life at Clanhome, surrounded by lupi. He isn't used to fitting in with humans. He even asked his brother for advice about clothes, hoping to create the right impression.

    So it's a shame the way things go wrong from the moment he gets out of the car . . . .

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    DEATH MAGIC

    World of the Lupi #8

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    Release date November 2011 ISBN 978-0425245125 Purchase a copy

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    DEATH MAGIC Synopsis

    DEATH MAGIC opens with Special Agent Lily Yu in Washington, D.C. with her fiancé--lupi prince Rule Turner—to testify before a Senate subcommittee about her role in the magical collapse of a mountain last month. She is not there to tell them about the strange legacy she carries from that event—or about the arcane bond between her and Rule--or what her boss in Unit Twleve of the FBI’s Magical Crimes Division is really up to. She sure won’t tell them that the lupi are at war with an Old One who wants to remake humanity in her own image.

    Lily is managing the conflict between her duty as an officer of the law and the need for secrecy pretty well . . . until the rabidly anti-magic senator who chairs that committee is murdered. The line between right and wrong, always so clear to her, becomes hopelessly blurred as events catapult them all towards disaster, and prophecies of a cataclysmic end to the country she loves and serves--and to the entire race of lupi--seem well on their way to being fulfilled.

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    BLOOD CHALLENGE

    World of the Lupi #7

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    Release date January 2011 ISBN 978-0425239193 Purchase a copy

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    BLOOD CHALLENGE Synopsis

    Lily Yu and Rule Turner’s engagement announcement is stirring up ugly passions in the Humans First camp. There’s hate mail. Death threats. Lily’s car is vandalized. But professionally, things are going smoothly . . . until a lupus in Tennessee goes on a killing spree.

    Then Rule's brother, Benedict, catches a lovely intruder--twice. The first time she's sneaking around the home of the leader of Humans First. The second time, she sneaks into Nokolai Clanhome with a mysterious potion.

    It may not be possible to deal with the rapidly escalating situation the way Lily always has: through the law. Especially when she’s pulled off the case due to an alleged conflict of interest. Lily’s loyalties will be stretched to the breaking point when she discovers that the deaths in Tennessee were only the opening skirmish in an all-out war.

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      BLOOD MAGIC

      World of the Lupi #6

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      Release date February 2010 ISBN 978-0425233054 Purchase a copy

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      BLOOD MAGIC Synopsis

      Lily Yu’s world changed when she met Rule Turner, known to the human world as “that werewolf prince.” It’s been eight months since everyone else’s world changed, too—when the Turning hit. That shifting of the realms has magic seeping back into the world in quantities unseen since the hot news story concerned a pair of human babes raised by wolves who went on to found a new city: Rome.

      Lily is a homicide cop turned FBI agent. She works for a special Unit within the MCD—that’s the Bureau’s Magical Crimes Division. Lily became a cop to stop the monsters , though it was human monsters she had in mind at the time. These days, the perps she tracks may be a lot more—or a lot less--than human.

      In BLOOD MAGIC, Lily and Rule are faced with their most dangerous opponent yet, one the law can’t touch. One who can’t be killed. One whose like hasn’t been seen in our world since long before those wolves fostered Romulus and Remus.

      Oh, one more thing about BLOOD MAGIC: Grandmother is back.

      Those of you who haven’t read the previous books in my World of the Lupi series may be scratching your head about now. Someone’s grandmother shows up and you’re supposed to get all tingly? You might be more interested in some of the other characters in BLOOD MAGIC, like the assassin. Or the dragon. Or the ancient, undying enemy willing to wait for centuries to achieve what really matters.

      Revenge.

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      “Human Nature” in INKED

      World of the Lupi #5.5

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      Release date January 2010 ISBN 978-0425231975 Purchase a copy

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      "Human Nature" Synopsis

      Humans have long been aware of the others in their midst—and not particularly happy about it. Until the Supreme Court’s ruling, it was legal in several states to shoot lupi on sight.

      Times have changed. Some don’t appreciate that.

      In "Human Nature," Lily Yu turns twenty-nine—a marker she’s decidedly ambivalent about. Her birthday celebration is cut short when the naked, heavily tattooed body of a man is found in a California town. At first it seems like a bizarre ritual killing, but there’s more than magic afoot. The victim, David Pruitt, wasn’t human . . . and years ago, he was Rule’s Turner’s closest friend.

      (Note: If you’re following this series, you need to know that the events in “Human Nature” occur before those in MORTAL SINS. It’s April, four months after the Turning; Cynna and Cullen are still in Edge.)

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      MORTAL SINS

      World of the Lupi #5

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      Release date February 2009 ISBN 978-0425225523 Purchase a copy

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      MORTAL SINS Synopsis

      FBI agent Lily Yu is in North Carolina with her lover and mate Rule Turner, lu nuncio of the Nokolai werewolf clan, where he is to take custody of his son from the boy’s grandmother. It’s a purely personal trip until Rule, in wolf form, finds three bodies in a shallow grave. They carry the stench of DEATH MAGIC, which makes the murders a federal crime. Lily takes charge of the investigation, and soon realizes that nothing adds up—not the motives, not even the accused killer, who’s behind bars when death strikes again.

      But murder, however bizarre, is an everyday affair for Lily, who was a homicide cop before being recruited into the FBI’s Magical Crimes Division. A more personal shock arrives in the person of Rule’s son’s mother. Why is she challenging Rule’s long standing plan to bring his son to live among the Nokolai?

      But family must take a back seat when the violence escalates, and there’s no rhyme or reason for the killer’s next strike—a killer who may not even be of this world...

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      Eileen was a finalist with MORTAL SINS for the 2010 RITA for Paranormal Romance

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      “Cyncerely Yours”

      World of the Lupi #4.5

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      Release date January 2008 ISBN No ISBN as this is not a book for purchase

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      "Cyncerely Yours" Synopsis

      This is a short story to enhance the ending of NIGHT SEASON and it centers around Cynna and Cullen. Unless you're one of those people who doesn't mind spoilers, be sure to read NIGHT SEASON before you read this free short story!

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      “Good Counsel”

      World of the Lupi #4.2

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      Release date January 2008 ISBN No ISBN as this is not a book for purchase

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      "Good Counsel" Synopsis

      This snippet takes place after NIGHT SEASON and just before the free short story, “Cyncerely Yours.” It’s more of a scene than a complete story, but I thought readers who’ve enjoyed the series might enjoy listening in on Cullen’s counselling session with Father Michaels.

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      NIGHT SEASON

      World of the Lupi #4

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      Release date January 2008 ISBN 978-0425220153 Purchase a copy

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      NIGHT SEASON Synopsis

      A magic medallion . . .

      A diplomatic envoy from another realm . . .

      A dragon who doesn’t like to share. . .

      . . . and a tester that turns the wrong color when she pees on it. FBI Agent Cynna Weaver’s life is a little too full right now. She’s pregnant and lupus sorcerer Cullen Seabourne is the father. Cullen is thrilled. Cynna can barely utter the p-word. What does she know about kids? Her mother was a drunk. Her father abandoned them. Or so she’s always believed . . . .

      But things could be worse. She might be snatched into another realm to meet her long-lost father a world where humans are strictly second-class citizens. In Edge, magic is commonplace, lying is an artform, and night never ends.

      And Cynna’s only way home means working with Cullen to find an ancient artifact sought by powerful beings who would do anything to claim it.

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      Read the bonus story set after NIGHT SEASON is over
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      “Inhuman” in ON THE PROWL

      World of the Lupi #3.5

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      Release date August 2007 ISBN Stand alone e-book: 978-1101578582
      Anthology: 978-0425216590
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      Recently the stand alone ebook of Eileen's story in this anthology was released for purchase digitally. The purchase links provided above will direct you to the full anthology, ON THE PROWL, if it's a printed version, and to the digital download of "Inhuman" if it's an ebook. If you'd like to purchase a digital copy of the full anthology, ON THE PROWL, please use the following links.

      "Inhuman" Synopsis

      People in Midland are dying. Only two so far, but both of them were Gifted, and both were killed when someone—or something—drained them of blood.

      Two months ago, the power winds swept through and changed the rules everywhere. Midland, Texas, didn’t suffer as much as some places, partly because this small West Texas city has only one smallish node . . . and because it has a guardian, little though Midlanders realize this. Nathan Hunter is well able to discourage the odd goblin, banshee, or ghoul.

      Kai Tallman Michalski is a reluctant telepath with a skewed Gift—she sees thoughts instead of experiencing them. So she’s known all along that Nathan isn’t human. She knows, too, that he’ll be leaving Midland soon, so she keeps a sensible grip on her emotions—until a third victim is found and she’s forced to team up with Nathan to stop a killer from striking again.

      Other Authors in the Anthology:
      Patricia Briggs
      Karen Chance
      Sunny

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      BLOOD LINES

      World of the Lupi #3

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      Release date January 2007 ISBN 978-0425213445 Purchase a copy

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      BLOOD LINES Synopsis

      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 work together—a challenge indeed when each has good reason to ignore the desire simmering between them. But passion and events both spiral out of control as an ancient prophecy is fulfilled-and the lupi's greatest enemy sets her sights on total devastation...

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      “Brownies”

      World of the Lupi #2.9

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      Release date January 2007 ISBN No ISBN as this is not a book for purchase

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      "Brownies" Synopsis

      This is a scene that didn’t make it into the final version of BLOOD LINES , but was originally part of the prologue. It's numbered as #2.9 since it should be read directly before reading BLOOD LINES.

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      MORTAL DANGER

      World of the Lupi #2

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      Release date November 2005 ISBN 978-0425202906 Purchase a copy

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      MORTAL DANGER Synopsis

      Former homicide cop Lily Yu has a lot on her plate. There's her sister's wedding, a missing magical staff with unknown powers, and her grandmother's sudden decision to visit the old country just when Lily could use a little advice. Maybe she should turn to the man she's involved with, but for all the passion that flares between them, she doesn't really know Rule Turner. Yet she's tied to him for life, both of them caught in an unbreakable mate bond.

      That Rule is a werewolf, prince of his people, only complicates matters.

      Now an agent in a special unit of the FBI's Magical Crimes Division, Lily's job is to hunt down Harlowe, a charismatic cult leader bent on bringing an ancient evil into the world. But what Lily doesn't realize is that Harlowe has set a trap-for her. And then the unthinkable happens.

      In the blink of any eye Lily's world divides and collides, and she is thrust into a new and frightening reality. Her only hope will be to trust Rule-and herself-or Lily will be lost forever...

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      TEMPTING DANGER

      World of the Lupi #1

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      Release date October 2004 ISBN 978-0425198780 Purchase a copy

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      TEMPTING DANGER Synopsis

      TEMPTING DANGER is Eileen's first full length novel set in the World of the Lupi. This novel revisits the characters and world she created in "Only Human," but remakes their stories and covers very different territory.

      Lily Yu is a San Diego police detective investigating a series of grisly murders that appear to be the work of a werewolf. To hunt down the killer, she must infiltrate the clans. Only one man can help her--a were named Rule Turner, a prince of the lupi, whose charismatic presence disturbs Lily. Rule has his own reasons for helping the investigation--reasons he doesn't want to share with Lily. Logic and honor demand she keep her distance, but the attraction between them is immediate and devastating-and beyond human reason. Now, in a race to fend off evil, Lily finds herself in uncharted territory, tested as never before, and at her back a man who she's not sure she can trust ....

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      “Originally Human” in CRAVINGS

      World of the Lupi #1.5

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      Release date July 2004 ISBN Stand alone e-book: 978-1101578568
      Anthology: 978-0515138153
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      It's also been released as a dramatized audio book, and you can download it for free. Thanks GraphicAudio!


      "Originally Human" Synopsis

      This short story is a part of the Berkley anthology, CRAVINGS, which features Laurell K. Hamilton. It's set in the same world as "Only Human," but the hero and heroine of this one are even more unusual. Take Molly, for example. She doesn't look her age, which her driver's license claims is fifty. In fact, Molly has not-so-fond memories of turn-of-the-century London--the turn of the nineteenth century, that is. But that's because Molly is a succubus. "Not a demon," she insists. "I'm cursed, not demonic." When Molly stumbles across a gorgeous young man with a faulty memory who's being chased by some very scary folks, she can't resist giving him a helping hand. But he's no more what he seems than she is. They have to solve the riddle of his origin before his past--or hers--catches up with them.

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      “Only Human” in LOVER BEWARE

      World of the Lupi #.5

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      Release date July 2003 ISBN 978-0425189054 Purchase a copy

      "Only Human" Synopsis

      Eileen's story in the LOVER BEWARE anthology is entitled "Only Human." In it Lily is a Chinese-American detective working with the city of San Diego on a murder that appears to be the work of a werewolf. But, if she wants to find out who the killer is, she'll have to get inside the clans. She enlists the help of a were named Rule, though she detests his species. Will her prejudices hold up under the heat of passion?

      Other Authors in the Anthology:
      Christine Feehan
      Katherine Sutcliffe
      Fiona Brand

      Prequel?

      Eileen wrote this short story as a stand alone addition to the LOVER BEWARE anthology. The characters in it begged to be released into a full series, however, so Eileen and her editor worked to make that a reality! A little over a year later, in October 2004, the characters and storyline presented in "Only Human" were reworked and presented all over again in TEMPTING DANGER , the first actual novel in the World of the Lupi series. "Only Human" is not exactly a prequel to TEMPTING DANGER, but it certainly did inspire it. "Only Human" is an interesting read for fans of the Lupi series, but does not technically fit into it's timeline.

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      Romance

      Writing romance

      Eileen got her start writing Romance novels and short stories.,starting with her first book published, THE LONER AND THE LADY, in June of 1996. If you're interested in any of Eileen's past books that aren't set in the urban fantasy World of the Lupi series, check out the list below.

      List of all non-Lupi titles in print: (organized by release date)

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