Eros Element

Eros Element

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Eros Element by Cecilia Dominic

An ancient energy. A daring expedition. Two misfit scientists in a race against time...

Iris McTavish always wanted to follow in her father's footsteps. But when his sudden death leaves her household on the brink of ruin, she may have to choose an unwanted marriage over her passion of archaeology. To save her house and prove her worth, she embarks on a mysterious and dangerous expedition...

Edward Bailey's strict scientific code holds back his anxiety and heartbreak. With his professorship and his department in danger, however, he realizes he'll need to find the secret to turning unstable aether into limitless power to keep himself afloat. And for once, Edward can't do it alone...

As Iris and Edward seek out hidden clues, they're hunted by clockwork spies and a shadowy society. During their dash across Europe, the misfit explorers must work together to crack a worldwide energy crisis and discover the truth if they want to stay alive.

Eros Element is the thrilling first book in Aether Physics, a series of Victorian-era steampunk adventures. If you like puzzling mysteries, incredible inventions, and a touch of magic, then you'll love Cecilia Dominic's high-spirited series.

Buy Eros Element today to embark on a charming clockwork adventure!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157191306
Publisher: AIBHS
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Series: Aether Psychics , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 987,609
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Cecilia Dominic became a clinical psychologist because she's fascinated by people and their stories, but she couldn't stop making stuff up. By day, she helps people cure their insomnia. By night, she writes fiction that keeps her readers turning pages past bedtime. Yes, she recognizes the conflict of interest between her two careers, but she prefers to be called versatile, not conflicted. She has been published in short and novel-length fiction and currently writes steampunk and urban fantasy. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with one husband and two cats.

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Eros Element 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story! Fans of Anne McCaffrey will truly enjoy the character development and writing style of Cecilia Dominic. I did read the prequel novella Nobel Secrets which is a stand alone but does give more background to Edward and Johann's characters for this book. Jumping right into the next book in this series.
PTators More than 1 year ago
Eros Element (ARC) by Cecilia Dominic: ***** Very good, but different This story had a lot of twists and turns that kept me intrigued. A good read that I really enjoyed! Disclosure: I am voluntarily reviewing an ARC of this book.
mom2zoo More than 1 year ago
Wow, loved this book (and series)! Her world-building is subtle and less "flashy" than some steampunk books I've read previously, but all the more seductive and absorbing for it. I was hooked in the first chapter and have since gotten all the available books in the series, 'cause they're just that good.
Mandypar More than 1 year ago
Edward Bailey was heartbroken after a scheming woman called Ivy broke his heart. He how lives a very regimented life of scientific principles with structure and predictability. Iris McTavish's father is a world-renowned Archaeologist and she has been assisting him for years when he dies - she needs to find a way to gain some kind of income so when an invitation to a University meeting is delivered for him Iris attends as his assistant while he is indisposed - all she has to do is keep his death a secret to avoid certain ruin. At the meeting it becomes clear that Iris and Edward are to join a small group of acquaintances on a Grand Tour in Europe to search for an element that will help harness the power of aether. As the 2 more scientific of the party Edward and Iris become closer as the travel to Paris and then Rome. Can Edward keep a handle on his anxiety and can Iris keep her father's death a secret? This was a lovely story about a journey to find knowledge across borders with danger, intrigue and just a little bit of romance. It was nice to gain some appreciation of how it was in that time for women with the need to wear gloves, have a chaperone, and keeping one reputation intact.
chuichi More than 1 year ago
Eros Element by Cecilia Dominic is the first book from the Aether Psychics series. It is one of the few steampunk, historical romances I've managed to pick up and read. Professor Edward Bailey is an expert in aetherics and he has been hurt previously by a woman named Lily. So he has sworn off women and has given himself a strict schedule to adhere to. Along came Iris who is the daughter of the famous archaeologist Irvin McTavish. Iris has stepped in place of her father for an invitation to participate in an adventure of a lifetime. They were not told much except that it could result in the discovery of something major, specifically for the field of aetherics. This is why both Edward and Iris were invited alongside a few others. Along the way, they certainly met with a lot of adventure, especially incidents caused by the Clockwork Guild. No one knew why the Clockwork Guild were after them but they were very determined. I don’t wish to give too much away but both Edward and Iris did find something in the end and there was a HEA ending to this book. I’m so glad I got the chance to read Eros Element, it’s completely refreshing to read something from this era and I hope to read the rest of the series!
SecondRunReviews More than 1 year ago
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.