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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Aether Psychics Series by Celicia Dominic Book Review Tour and Giveaway

Welcome to my tour stop for the Aether Psychics Series by Cecilia Dominic! The tour runs Feb. 8-12 with reviews of both Eros Element and Light Fantastique.  This is a New Adult Steampunk with a sweet romance. Check out the tour page for more information and the full schedule.

ErosElement72lgAbout Eros Element by Cecilia Dominic

Series Name: Aether Psychics
ISBN13: 978-1-61923-000-2
Length: 90k
Genre: PAW: Steampunk, H: 19th Century Theme: Steampunk, Beta Hero, Suspense Elements, International, Psychics Publication Date: August 25th 2015

If love is the ivy, secrets are the poison.
Aether Psychics, Book 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.

LightFantastique72lgAbout Light Fantastique (Aether Psychics #2) by Cecilia Dominic

Digital ISBN13: 978-1-61923-329-4 
Print ISBN13: 978-1-61923-218-1 Length: 90k Categories: PAW: Steampunk, H: 19th Century Publication Date: December 15th 2015

At the Théâtre Bohème, danger decides who takes the final curtain call.

Aether Psychics, Book 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. 

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Coming Soon!
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.


Anne_Bartolucci_20150819_0200Tsep-(ZF-6324-63043-1-004)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. 

  You can find her at:

Web page | Wine blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest |Instagram: @randomoenophile

To buy her books, you can get them in trade paper and all ebook formats from Samhain Publishing.
My review;

"Aether Psychics" by author Celicia Dominic is different from other books that I read. I have to say that I did like the storyline. The characters were well explained. Iris McTavish has come to Edward Bailey's school to take her father's place. Now they have to work together to get an element to control aether. All along Iris can not let any know where her father is.  Oh, the problem they have is that they start to like each other. Are they going to survive long enough to see if they like each other ?  Will they find the element they are looking for? I give this book a 4/5.

"Aether Psychics"  Book 2 by author Celicia Dominic Marie St. Jean is an actress who believes a ghostly spirit of a theatre when he promises to make her life better. Johann Bledsoe is a violinist who likes Marie but is it enough. When someone is killed near the theatre he thinks that they might know who he really is. They are being forced beyond their control to use Eros Element and not only let their secrets out but, maybe kill or make someone go crazy.   I give this book a 4/5. I was given these books for review and these are my opinions.

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Ends Feb. 24th
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  1. You had me at steam-powered ravens.

    1. Thanks, Richard! They were fun to write. Their eyes glow, too. :)

  2. thank you for the chance to win :)

  3. What a unique cover! I'd love to read this!

    1. Thank you, Janet! The credit for the cover goes to brilliant artist Kanaxa. Sometimes I just sit and look at them. :)

  4. Thanks for this opportunity to win.

  5. I'm happy you enjoyed! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

  6. Thank you so much for the lovely reviews! I'm glad you enjoyed the books. Yes, I do try to write stories that are different.

    If anyone is interested, Samhain Publishing is having a sale this week with the books discounted in all ebook formats. Here is the link for Eros and you can get to Light Fantastique from that page, too:


  7. Thanks for the giveaway; great series. :)

  8. Happy Mardi Gras! Have a great week!
    Sherry Compton

  9. This sounds like a great read that can't be put down!

  10. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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