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Noble Secrets by Cecelia Dominic


Welcome to my tour stop for Noble Secrets by Cecilia Dominic! This is a prequel novella for the Aether Psychics series. The tour runs April 18-29 with reviews only.  This is a New Adult Steampunk with a sweet romance. Check out the tour page for the full schedule!
Noble Secrets is only .99 cents for a limited time! 


About the Book:

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.


This was my first experience to Cecilia Dominic's work. I thought "Noble Secrets" was a great novella. From my understanding this is a prequel to the series. Pauline Donahue witnessed the murder of her mother and she feels like the only way she can start over is by fleeing to Europe. Pauline gets a job that assigns her to watch over Edward Bailey to keep him on track with his research. Her main concern is that is that Edward Bailey will ended up getting distracted by the girl that broke his heart.

Pauline and Christopher have a major attraction to each other. Now Christopher is the brother of Edward. To top everything off there is a killer out there hunting for Pauline and Christopher just wants to keep Pauline safe. I definitely think this novella is a bit of an adventure. I thought it has a great start. I am interested at taking a look at the novels that come after this one.


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.


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  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review, Ali! I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

  2. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! It really is just a brief look at the world and characters that the author has created. I enjoy her full length books cause things are fleshed out more but this is a good start to get a feeling whether her style works for you or not.
    Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts about the book!