A Magical World Surrounded By Mystery and Love

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Eros Element
by Cecilia Dominic

I am completely fascinated by the world in the Aether Psychics universe. It is completely known yet there are elements of the unknown that have drawn me in.

I recently read Noble Secrets (read my review) which was a great introduction to the smart, intelligent characters and Dominic’s writing style. It lead me to binge read the three novels that currently make up the Aether Psychics series.

What I love most about Dominic’s style is that all of her characters are smart and intelligent. They are not cardboard cutouts of tropes. There are no over dramatic women or hunky dumb men. Each of the characters has their own foibles and hurdles to overcome, but their humanity and intelligence isn’t compromised or made less because of their shortcomings. I found myself rooting for the romances and biting my nails at the end as good confronts evil.

The minor sticking point in Eros Element that had me scratching my head was Iris and her journeys to the past. Overall, I love Iris’s skill and it reminds me of the Reincarnationist series by M.J. Rose. The transitions to the past were jarring at times and I was often confused by what was going on. Hopefully this improves a bit as a)Iris becomes more familiar with her skill and b) the series develops.

I would recommend Eros Element to fans who enjoy fantasy mixed with a dash of science. Since the book takes place in the Victorian era with tiny elements of steam punk, the romance is reserved to coy glances and stolen kisses. It was an enjoyable novel and I look forward to reading the other two books in the series.


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A Magical World Surrounded By Mystery and Love

Eros Element

Author: Cecilia Dominic
Published on: August 25, 2015
Pages: 296
Series: Aether Psychics #1
Genres: fantasy, new adult
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My Rating: Thumbs Up
Also in this series: Noble Secrets, Light Fantastique, Aether Spirit, Aether Rising


I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Cecilia Dominic

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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.


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