I'm starting book 4 - Night Season - in this World of the Lupi series by Eileen Wilks. I wanted to mark these books since I'm playing catch up on some that have been out for a while.
This series opens up a slightly different take on shifters. Our 'normal' world is just learning of otherworld creatures, talents, and gifts. Wilks delivers this well. The main character Lily Yu is a Chinese American, while short in height, she packs a big attitude. She's independent and a cop, with a gift of her own. Meeting prince charming, literally, Rule Turner, immediately recognizes her role in his life. He works hard to put him in that place and Lily has to accept him or...else :) While dealing with the lemon life has thrown at her, she can't stop there. She's a cop and the head in a murder investigation. So far she had to get a crash course in the World of the Lupi and isn't sure she wants her place in it. But as the stories move forward we're finding where she belongs. We've got sorcerers, demons, witches, gifted, dizzies, goddesses, and of course the MCD division of the FBI. I love mystery in the paranormal world because there is so much...mystery to it. I find these books a great twist on the traditional. One thing I love about a series is when the "couple" doesn't end in the first book. So far, Lily and Rule have had to develop and we get action, SEX (of course) and more development in the supporting characters. Each of the books takes us through how they evolve so I don't feel like they were a closed "book".
I can't wait to see where the next 4 books take me. I just wanted to give you a brief overview. We've got the latest book coming out in January 2011 and I'll trying to catch up as well as keep up with my current new releases.
So far the series is a 4 for me :)