Today I’m excited to participate in the Review Tour of the Aether Psychics series by Cecilia Dominic. This is a New Adult Steampunk series.
For more information about the tour please visit the tour page.
About 'Eros Element' (Aether Psychics #1):
After enduring heartbreak at the hands of a dishonest woman, Edward Bailey lives according to scientific principles of structure and predictability. Just the thought of stepping outside his strict routine raises his anxiety.
Adding to his discomfort is Iris McTavish, who appears at his school’s faculty meeting in place of her world-famous archeologist father. Worse, the two of them are to pose as Grand Tourists while they search for an element that will help harness the power of aether.
Iris jumps at the opportunity to prove her worth as a scholar—and avoid an unwanted marriage proposal—while hiding the truth of her father’s whereabouts. If her secret gets out, the house of McTavish will fall into ruin.
Quite unexpectedly, Edward and Iris discover a growing attraction as their journey takes them to Paris and Rome, where betrayal, blackmail and outright theft threaten to destroy what could be a revolutionary discovery—and break their hearts.
Warning: Allergen alert! This book was produced in a facility that handles copious amounts of wine, tea and baked goods. May contain one or more of the following: a spirited heroine, a quirky hero, clever banter, interesting facts both made-up and historical, and lots of secrets. It is, however, gluten free.
About 'Light Fantastique' (Aether Psychics #2):
Hailed as the most talented actress of her generation, Marie St. Jean has something more to her ability than mere talent. She loses a bit of her soul to each role. When the ghostly spirit of the theatre promises her an easy fix, she’s tempted by the chance to finally live a normal life.
Unfortunately, the man she’s drawn to is the last one to settle for normal. But with the Prussians surrounding Paris, there’s no escaping that temptation, either.
Violinist Johann Bledsoe thought he’d left his disgrace in England, but a murder outside the Théâtre Bohème makes him wonder if he’s been exposed. Another reason not to stick around once the siege ends, even if Marie fascinates him.
More murders, steam-powered ravens, and past and present secrets bring them closer to discovering just what lurks within the theatre, and who threatens from without. The only way to save themselves is to reveal their darkest shames—and use the Eros Element in a way that has already driven one man to the brink of madness.
Warning: Processed in a facility where wine is used as currency and dessert is a reward. If you dislike French cooking and attitudes, move along. Things are cooking in this book, and it ain’t Julia Child.
My Review of 'Eros Element':
The thing that immediately grabs your eye about the Aether Psychics series, is the awesome looking blue covers. If I would have seen this book lying in the bookstore, I definitely would have grabbed a copy. So when I saw the sign up for the Review Tour of the Aether Psychics series I signed up as fast as I could.
‘Eros Element’ was from the very first page a really nice read. I didn’t realize when I read the book description that this book would take place in 1870 , so that was definitely a nice surprise since I love reading historical novels. The author has a very interesting way of writing that definitely hooked me to the pages of this book. The scenery and the travel devices are really well described, which makes you feel like you’re a part of the story instead of a reader.
The main characters are especially very interesting. There’s the main female character Iris McTavish, who definitely is a fun female character. Iris wants more than what she is supposed to have as a female in the 1800’s, and I really loved her for that. She also has this interesting gift that makes you want to read more about her.
The main male character Edward Bailey is definitely not your average male character. He is a little weird, definitely a little insecure and has this huge passion for his job. I really loved Edward.
The romance is very light in this book. But that definitely wasn’t a bad thing, since it fitted the characters personality perfectly. It was really sweet.
Although I did feel like this book could have been a little more fast-paced in the beginning, the writing style, the fun and interesting characters really made up for that. The Aether talk was a little difficult at times, but I just kept on reading and I really enjoyed this book.
Not only does this book have some great main characters, the secondary characters were also really fun to read about. Especially Marie. I loved that character.
This book was a really great read and I loved it. If you love fantasy and adventures reads, this book is perfect for you.
Coming Soon 'Nobel Secrets' (Aether Psychics Novella):
Danger. Love. Lies.
After tragedy hits and danger moves in, Pauline Donahue flees London, searching for sanctuary and a way to start over. A job at a small university provides the escape she needs. Keeping recalcitrant professor Edward Bailey on task after a shattered heart renders him broken and destroyed becomes her daily routine. But when the same vicious man from her past sets his malicious sights on Pauline, her safe haven comes crashing down.
Duke of Waltham, Christopher Bailey, never counted on the gentle commoner, Miss Donahue, to save his brother--and himself--from broken pasts and a lifetime of mistakes. But she does just that. As their love blossoms, danger closes in, threatening Pauline and Christopher's lives. Together, they are forced to face their biggest fears, revealing secrets that could ruin them both.
About the Author:
Cecilia Dominic wrote her first story when she was two years old and has always had a much more interesting life inside her head than outside of it. She became a clinical psychologist because she's fascinated by people and their stories, but she couldn't stop writing fiction. The first draft of her dissertation, while not fiction, was still criticized by her major professor for being written in too entertaining a style. She made it through graduate school and got her PhD, started her own practice, and by day, she helps people cure their insomnia without using medication. By night, she blogs about wine and writes fiction she hopes will keep her readers turning the pages all night. Yes, she recognizes the conflict of interest between her two careers, so she writes and blogs under a pen name. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with one husband and two cats, which, she's been told, is a good number of each. She also enjoys putting her psychological expertise to good use helping other authors through her Characters on the Couch blog post series.
For more information about Ceclia Dominic please visit her Web page and Wine blog. Or visit her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest and Instagram.