Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blog Tour 'Noble Secrets' by Cecilia Dominic

Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘Noble Secrets’ by Cecilia Dominic. This is a New Adult Steampunk with a sweet romance and a prequel novella for the Aether Psychics series.
For more tour information and tour stops please visit the tour page.

About the Book: 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.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
March 25th, 2016
Aether Psychics Prequel
New Adult Steampunk
Available at:

My Review:

This is the second book I read by Cecelia Dominic. The first book I read was ‘Eros Element’, and this book it it’s prequel. Since I really enjoyed ‘Eros Element’, I was super excited to be a part of the ‘Noble Secrets’ blog tour and couldn’t wait to start reading.

In ‘Noble Secrets’ we read the story of Pauline and Christopher. Pauline is a ‘normal’ woman with a dangerous past, and Christopher is the Duke of Waltham. Soon after meeting each other there begins to grow something between the two opposites. But there are a lot of reasons why a relationship between these two would never work. For one he is a duke and must marry someone with status,  and she is a woman who grew up in a brothel. But somethings are just meant to be. Unfortunately there’s danger waiting just around the corner.

The romance between Pauline and Christopher is very nice to read about. It’s slow, intense and definitely makes you want to keep on reading. From the very beginning Pauline’s character fascinated me and I loved getting to know her better in this story. And although this story isn’t very long, I did feel like I got to read a full story. There was enough going on to keep me hooked to each and every page.

Yes, I definitely liked this story. It was nicely written and intriguing, and the romance had this Romeo and Juliet kind of feel to it, which I really enjoyed. The thing this book also does, is make the reader interested in Edward’s story, the main character in ‘Eros Element’.
I say, Cecilia Dominic, did a great job writing this prequel!

My Rating:

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 Webpage and Wine blog. Or visit her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest and Instagram


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  1. This sounds like a great book, I'm putting this one in my TBR pile. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I loved your review.

    1. Thank you Cindy. This is definitely a book you need to check out ;)

  2. Thank you so much for the review! I'd wanted to explore Pauline and Christopher's story further after I wrote Eros Element, and I had a lot of fun writing Noble Secrets. I'm a bit of an achievement junkie, so I very much appreciate the "great job" and am so glad you liked it!

    1. You're very welcome Cecilia. You really did a great job with this book. And I meant every word! ;)

  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one too! I like the mystery aspect of it a lot and it's nice to see how things started with Christopher and Pauline. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

    1. You're very welcome Candace. It was definitely fun to read Christopher and Pauline's story!

  4. This sounds interesting. I am loving the setting and of course steampunk elements!

    1. This book definitely has some interesting and unique elements I loved reading. You definitely should check it out ;)


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