Title: Dominic’s Nemesis
Series: The Ambrosi Legacy # 1
Author: D. Alyce Domain
Release Date: November 9, 2015
When Two Souls Collide…
In an unforgiving society where the hint of madness is all the damning proof men need, Dominic struggles to live a peaceful life, away from prying eyes, and damning innuendo. Gifted with uncanny abilities, yet also cursed with the taint of madness, Dominic must walk a fine line. After the horror of his past, his fractured soul is safe only in solitude…until one day, his refuge is irrevocably breached by an ethereal beauty haunted by demons of her own. Dominic is torn between protecting himself and his brothers from exposure and persecution and following the desires of his heart…
Guest reviewer JM here. I am reviewing D. Alyce Domain’s book Dominic’s Nemesis. Dominic’s Nemesis is a great read. It was a page turner with interesting characters. With that said, if you are looking for erotic action, this is not it. It takes to almost half-way through the book to get to a nipple, and the best description of men’s genitalia is calling it a “bratwurst.”
Set in 1800, Eden is a young woman with no family. She is sad and sees things that her English society would consider her a bit crazy (as in lock her up). She falls in despair and takes an almost tragic dip in Dominic Ambrosi’s pond. Dominic’s doctor brother fishes her out, and Dominic transports her by astral projection to his country estate.
As Eden recovers, we learn about the charming and gifted residents of the estate. Each brother has a supernatural gift (although one brother denies having a gift). Eden is drawn in by the eccentric family and develops a deep connection to the mysterious Dominic. I admit to being a bit vague as this book’s real power is in keeping the reader guessing as to what each person is capable and how that intersects with the story.
Dominic’s Nemesis has intrigue, action, and romance along with lots of family secrets. It was a page turner that never let up. Yes, there is a little sex, but not to the level this Blog usually aspires. One aspect I enjoyed was the writer assumes the reader has a brain with a reasonable vocabulary. D. Alyce Domain uses language in a create way that is both engaging and intelligent.
There are a few possible triggers in this book. There are a few incidents of violence towards women including rape and torture of a young boy (neither are very descriptive or used as entertainment). Much of Eden’s family is dead including one person we get briefly attached to at the beginning of the book. Additionally, Eden’s remaining relatives are insensitively dismissive and see Eden as an emotional burden (Eden has financial means). There are a few scenes in an asylum that are true to the period as they are dirty and uncaring towards the patients. Finally, there is a large amount of discussion of suicide and mental illness. Both of these are handled when with the main characters with care, but it is pervasive.
I look forward to the next addition of the Ambrosi Legacy!
D. Alyce Domain. Is a long-time lover of creative fiction. She learned to read with Dr. Seuss, grew up reading Sweet Valley High, James Howe, and Lois Duncan, and graduated to category romance with Harlequin and Silhouette in her teen years. Ms. Domain started out writing fan-fiction after her favorite fictional characters met with death and cancellation on network television. Inspired by the entertaining, multi-layered storylines created by so many female romance, young adult and television writers, she began to experiment with her own characters. Coupled with her own unique brand of genre-bending romantic fiction, Ms. Domain was able to create a whole new world within the pages of her books.
Ms. Domain was born and raised in Houston, Texas, the youngest daughter of Charles and Eunice Domain. She has one older sister. She earned a BS in Biochemistry and a MS in Biomedical Sciences. She worked in Patient-Based Biological Research before switching careers and opening her own fashion boutique, The Aesthetic Domain. In addition to fashion apparel and accessories, she sells her own original jewelry creations and runs the Boutique & Blog website, which is based in Houston, Texas. Ms. Domain also has avid interests in inspirational music, art/entertainment, and history.
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