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Dominion (Dominion #1)

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  458 ratings  ·  99 reviews
When pre-med student Eve Hayden searches for a translator for an ancient French illuminated manuscript she found in her dead mother’s research files, she gets more than she bargained for: Michel de Cernay, a former priest and eight hundred year old vampire and his identical twin brother Julien, a former knight. The manuscript details their death and rebirth as vampires in ...more
Kindle Edition, 215 pages
Published June 11th 2012
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Paris        (kerbytejas)
Wow - you have no idea how wonderful it is to read a book that has a plot - a purpose, and is going to get there.
This was a wonderful book and before I can say more I have just downloaded the next 2 books as I have to see where this is going.

This book has a very complex, well developed plot so far - its multifaceted -
I see Eve's journey ( finding out about her past, her Mother, her purpose, sexual awareness, and coming to grips with the unbelievable).

The twin vampire brothers (their pain, guilt

I think I am in the minority on my opinion of Dominion. I read this book because it was a group read in one of my Goodreads groups, and I’ve seen a lot of the members speaking highly about it. I don’t get it. I can’t understand what they like about this book.

The story started off okay. There was some snappy dialogue and a bit of sexual tension so I thought I might like it. Then the author started adding things that I thought was weird, the BDSM for one thing. It just didn’t fit for me. The hero
P.A. Lupton

In the interest of being completely honest I should admit that this book is a do not finish for me. I made it to the 80% mark and then stopped. There are just too many things I don’t care for about the story. I feel bad because I wanted to like this one. The author is really friendly and a lot of my friends have been raving about it, but it wasn’t for me. I should also say in all fairness, I am deducting a star just for writing style. It’s a personal preference of mine that I don’t like stories
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Hmmm... Liked it... But...

Our main girl Eve is a bit whiny. And our main guy Michel - 800y/o going on 3. Ok, they're not that bad all the time - though Michel really gives off the impression of a kid who's been asked to share the toy his just after he's unwrapped it on his birthday. Then Eve wants to be this bad ass vampire hunter/researcher... But then she won't believe that anything other than vampires and humans exist - even tho she's seen some evidence of it.

Oh, and now I'm thinking about i
The review is for Dominion, Ascension and Retribution as this series is soo good I could not stop for a break!
This was a great roller coaster - woo-hoo! Wanna do that again!
This is the one of the better paranormal,dark urban fantasy,steamy,romance,suspense thrillers that I have read - fans of the X-files and the Makers Song Series by Adrian Phoenix will enjoy these books. There were soo many twists, turns and switch backs that I had whiplash by the cliffhanger end!!!
❃ Brandy ❃

I read this book as part of a group read, otherwise, it probably wouldn't have caught my eye. I say this, not because it is not eye catching worthy (even without having read the book, the cover itself rather draws you in... it makes you want to find out what's inside) but because the book has been released for several months & I've never noticed it before. I am saddened by this because I've discovered that I've really been missing out. This book was a mixture of mystery, discovery, su
Kerry   Matchett
Really enjoyed this book, Sexy Vampire twin brothers whats not to love !!! Michel seems to have so much more to him for us to find out an ancient priest with a huge lust for Eve the female character who repents his sins (love it) and Julien his twin brother is so different i cannot choose who i like most yet. Could not believe how this book ended.Looking forward to finding out what happens next in Ascension.:)
What's not to love about this book? Hot, very hot Vampires, love, lust, mystery...It's such a great read!! Though I am partial to Michel, how Eve chooses is beyond me...I love Julien too!
Rating: B- ... Heat: Hot

In the literary world, particularly in the genre of Paranormal Romance, it isn’t easy to stand out. A romance novel starring a hot vampire as the hero? Been there, read that. A heroine who is seemingly the underdog, unable to keep up with the much older vampire lover? Sounds pretty familiar. Thankfully, that is about all that Dominion has in common with other PNRs.

Dominion opens with Eve Hayden on a mission to get a manuscript, found in her late mother’s possessions, tran
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Jan 10, 2013 t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ by: Kick'n read...Katya
Great premise! Execution could use some fine tuning as there is so much going on in the this the first book of the Dominion Series.


A paranormally-gifted female vampire hunter is seduced by beautiful eight-hundred year old identical twin vampire brothers.

Note: This description is for the series. The story elements, including the love triangle, take place over the course of five books. These are not stand-alone novels. Each book is an instalment in the series, which will be five books.
Not having any idea what the premise of this book was when I started it, I have to admit I was reluctant to read about another vampire huntress. But in reading the first few chapters, I was caught intrigued at how the characters and layers of history would develop into a heart-warming story of love. Eve, the main character and huntress, is on a mission to eradicate the vampire race, but quickly finds herself falling for an 800-year-old vampire, Michel, twin to Julien, whom both I pictured in my ...more
What an amazing start to a series! I agree with some of the other reviewers. While I love paranormal romance some of it has been overdone. Not this one. The characters were very believable and easily likable/lovable. The story of the vampire origin was fresh. The story moved at a fast pace with lots of action-danger and mystery. The love/sex scenes were HOT! I am a new fan and can not wait to see where this new author goes with this series!
Not for me. Not connecting with the characters or the storyline.
Eve accepts all changes so readily, without complaint.
Also, I find that the fact she can sense emotions/people/events from objects ridiculous. How did she survive up to now with this gift?
Made it to the 50% point.
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In this fast paced origin story, pre-med student Eve Hayden is torn between pursuing a career in the arts and the joining the family business of vampire hunting. Receipt of a manuscript that had been given to her deceased mother puts Eve on the path to meet Michel de Cernay, puritan & debauched priest who resents his life as a vampire and his twin brother Julien a libertine and former knight who is enjoying the changes vampire-hood have brought into his life. After refusing to ret
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru

A paranormally-gifted female vampire hunter is seduced by beautiful eight-hundred year old identical twin vampire brothers.

Note: This description is for the series. The story elements, including the love triangle, take place over the course of five books. These are not stand-alone novels. Each book is an instalment in the series, which will be five books.

When pre-med student Eve Hayden searches for a translator for an ancient French illuminated manuscript she found in her dead mother’s
Julianne Reyer
I picked up this book free on Amazon and then devoured it within a matter of days. What a steal. Now I feel guilty because this steamy paranormal romance is worth considerably more, considering how much I enjoyed it. For one thing, I loved the historical touches: the manuscript, and the glimpses into Michel and Julien's past. The writing is top notch, the story flows well, and it has a real sense of immediacy to it, putting you right there with the characters. The BDSM theme is actually fairly l ...more
Mistik INK
Adult PNR. Light fantasy BDSM elements: D/s chatter with light bondage.

It was a roller coaster for me with some great chapters and some not so great. Yes it was chaotic, sort of like the characters were not...characterized and with a plot that just hung in the air.

Great book title! The cover is ok with just enough mystery and danger elements to make it PNR appropriate but I wouldn't buy it for the cover. The world building was interesting and told in present and in the past as we recount the
While this book was filled with hot sex scenes, it was all over the place. First, I don't understand how she can be caught in between the twins when she only spends a total of maybe half an hour with one and sleeping with the other. How am I supposed to buy that she has feelings for Julien when she only talked to him twice! Then there's Michel.... He's yelling that he loves her after maybe a week. Seriously? And last, Eve herself. She makes no sense. It was hard to connect with her because one m ...more
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S.E. Lund’s Dominion is a vampire story set apart from the crowd of vampire stories by both a unique concept and by the quality of Lund’s writing.

Eve Hayden is a pre-med student and a vampire hunter. She is in possession of a manuscript left to her by her mother. It’s in French, so she seeks out a translator. Eve wants revenge against the vampire who murdered her mother.

Enter the vampire Michel de Cernay. His journey to vampire-hood is detailed in the journal manuscript, along with his twin brot
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My Rating: ★★½

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Sadly, I just didn't connect with this story at all although it has received high praise. I'm sure it is just me but the story just felt disjointed. A priest with a penchant for BDSM although he has lived a celibate lifestyle for over a century. A brother who he loves but has a tenuous relationship with and doesn't trust. An ancient who has ulterior motives and could or could not be a killer. At the center of it all, a young woman who has awakened her hidden vampire-hun
This book had some endearing qualities, but other times it was all over the place. The main character's initial goal was to find out who killed her mother and venge her death, or so it seemed. She supposedly had this hatred for vampires, but then it took her all of 5 seconds to "submit" to one. This part shouldn't have been rushed and frankly the main character should have been a much stronger charcter. There just seem to be a lack of character development. In additon, she was supposedly in so m ...more
Jan 04, 2013 Darlene rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
This book is truly a work of art. The author captures the characters excellent. You can actually see them as you read the story.
It is about a young woman named Eve who has some old documents that she wants to have translated in hopes that it will help lead her to who killed her mother. So she placed an add on the internet and the next she is meeting a professor by the name of Micheal. Then the story really gets interesting - she learns that she has powers - she meets Micheal's twin brother Jul
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I cannot believe this book was only 99 cents. The characters are deep, the plot is twisting and enticing, the intimacy is amazing. I will not be able to wait to read the next installment. Soren is so intriguing... he's a bad guy... right? It's hard to say at this point. The brothers... there's so many layers to them. And why wouldn't they be, they're 800 years old! Eve is so much more cut and dry... maybe it's her age. I'm not sure why she wants to explain it all away with genetic mutations. I m ...more
It would probably be easier to describe what is right with the book rather than what is wrong. If would certainly be faster. In a nutshell, the plot is extremely interesting even if it reads as though we smashed different stories together to make this one. I was intrigued by the idea of a priest turned vampire and a wannabe vampire hunter teaming up for supernatural battle and that's where the good stopped.

Things I hated...

The characters are pretty one dimensional. We're told about their many fa
Diana Reyes
I was totally engrossed in this story. The storyline is so compelling, I just could not put it down. S.E. Lund does a fantastic job in building suspense in all of the mystery surrounding Michel's and Julien's past and of the crimes in the story, as well as in immersing the reader in vivid detail. I could feel the intensity between each vampire and I am totally intrigued by Soren for some reason. Looking forward to reading Ascension!
Really enjoyed this book. Lots of intrigue and an interesting plot. Felt a bit off balance a few times with the shift in plot. The author does a good job keeping the reader guessing as to the integrity and true feeling of the twins towards each other. Also Eve seems a bit indecisive at times about her feeling for the twins but I guess I'll have to read the next book and see where it all goes. Looking forward to book two for sure.
Ashley Fae
By S.E Lund
**** 4-Star Great Book

~This book was read as part of an anthology (Tall, Dark and Supernatural); however, I felt each book needed a stand alone review along with the total review.~

The writing in Dominion is spectacular-the use of language a work of art. The editing and proofing is pretty good as well.

I feel the history weaved in to the story of Julian and Michel is great background and insight into the type of vampire culture that will take place throughout the series.

The conc
This is a wonderfully written novel about a young vampire hunter and the 800 year old vampire twin brothers who drag her into their world.

There's a bit of almost everything in this book; sex (with BDSM themes), sexy vampires, tough heroine, action and intrigue. Add to this the quality of the writing and this is a great book. I'll definitely be reading Ascension (book 2).
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S. E. (Elizabeth) Lund is a writer who lives in a small Western Canadian city with her two teen sons, a foster daughter, 6 parrots, 2 Dumbo rats and a very tempted Devon Rex cat named Spock. She read Dracula when she was ten, and has been warped ever since. She reads many genres and writes in a few, including paranormal romantic suspense, high fantasy, and YA SF/F. Her books are available on Amazo ...more
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