Series: Dominion 01
Author: Lissa Kasey
Length: Novella (176pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (14th September 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥
♥ 4 1/2Hearts
Blurb: As the only male studying magic in a female-dominant society, Seiran Rou’s life is already on a precarious perch. Then he finds a dead co-worker on his doorstep, and Sei realizes someone is trying to set him up for the fall. It could be anyone—including his own mother, a powerful witch and leader of the Dominion, the ruling body of elemental magic.
Sei’s only saving graces are his on-again, off-again vampire boyfriend, Gabe, and the mysterious Jamie, who wants to help him for reasons Sei doesn’t understand. They may be all that stand between Sei and the Dominion’s demands to control his magic. One man’s devotion could be the key to save Sei’s life and pull him back from the brink of losing his humanity to the magic he possesses.
These short stories are all part of Dominion.
Free short Story – Lissa Kasey – Friction.
Free short story – Lissa Kasey – Decadence.
Free short story – Lissa Kasey – Consequences.
Review: Seiran (pronounced Say-ron) has problems, a lot of problems. He has OCD, fear of commitment, someone wants him dead and his mother wants him to have a child (shudder). Gabe will do anything for Sei and does his best to protect him, which is hard to do when Sei keeps running from even a hint of commitment.
This book was cool and was written really well. I was impressed with how well it drew me. I loved the struggle that Seiran had with himself about Gabe and how he really feels about him. I also loved the fact that although Gabe loves Sei he doesn’t crowd him and lets him come round on his own; rather than force the issue, no matter how long it takes. The characters are cool and we get to know them quite well, the way some of them are written into the story and their parts were quite surprising. Believe me, no way did I think the baddie was who they turned out to be and the relationship that Seiran had with his mother made me shudder. There are a couple of loose ends but I don’t think we have seen the last of Gabe and Seiran.
A definite must read for those who love magic, vampires, paranormal, mystery and danger, hot men, ok, I could go on for a while, but what I do say is that this is an incredible paranormal romance.