Review – Eros Element (Aether Psychics #1) by Cecilia Dominic

August 21, 2015 Review 0

Review –  Eros Element (Aether Psychics #1) by Cecilia Dominic

If love is the ivy, secrets are the poison.

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.

Product Warnings
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.

Title: Eros Element
Author: Cecilia Dominic
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Light Fantastique
Series: Aether Psychics
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Light Fantastique
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: August 25th 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Sci Fi Romance, Steampunk
Pages: 290
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: one-flame

I did it! I made it through my first Steampunk novel!!! I can actually say I’ve read one now, but not entirely sure I’ll read another. Although the style is interesting, I’m not sure if “for me”.

Let me start with a small disclaimer. Since I’ve never read a Steampunk before, I’ll admit that this took me quite some time to get in to. Like, almost half way through it. I think I was thrown off my game a little when the “paranormal” wasn’t futuristic in the sense of the future, but more historically speaking.

Iris McTavish is the daughter of a very famous archeologist who, unknown to anyone else, has recently died; leaving her close to broke with people she’s responsible to care for. Although she’s studied with her father, she doesn’t have the “credentials”, especially being a female and all.

Edward Bailey is a professor/scientist at the university with some serious quarks, thanks to an ex who shamed him publically, throws himself into his experiments and “schedules” to stay sane. But I digress. His most prized experiment involves figuring out Aether and how it works.

When the two are thrown together, along with other side characters with just right amount of “huh” (yep, I said it), to embark on a crazy journey paid for by an American, things start getting really interesting. Between crash landings, espionage, and trickery and down right cleverness, the journey becomes quite the adventure.

I’d like to think that some of the things I read that were made up, were actually real. So that’s what I’m going with. It was cool and innovative. Did I see that there may be another….? (wink wink)

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