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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

☀ The Illumination Paradox Series [1-2] - Jacqueline Garlick

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Illumination Paradox, Young Adult Steampunk series by . This August, Skyscape are releasing new revised editions of Lumière, on Tuesday 11, and Noir on Tuesday 18.

Lumière, the first novel in the Illumination Paradox series, won the prestigious 2013 LYRA award for Best Young Adult Novel and an Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion. The book also received the title of B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree.

Check out the books' synopsis and teasers below.

We also have two giveaways for you:
- one just for readers of this blog: enter to win one (1) ebook copy of Lumière. Open internationally. 

 - one for all tour participants: Author Jacqueline Garlick will be awarding a copy of LUMIERE, a copy of NOIR, + Swag (necklace with matching earrings and some collector’s cards with excerpts on them) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

The Series | About the Author | Giveaways

The Series: The Illumination Paradox

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Lumière [1]

Even in a land of eternal twilight, secrets can’t stay hidden forever.

Seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth is no stranger to living in the dark. She’s hidden her secret affliction all of her life—a life that would be in danger if superstitious townspeople ever guessed the truth. After her mother is accused and executed for a crime that she didn’t commit, the now-orphaned Eyelet has no choice but to track down the machine—her last hope for a cure. But Eyelet’s late father’s most prized invention, the Illuminator, has been missing since the day of the mysterious flash—a day that saw the sun wiped out over Brethren forever.

Alone and on the run, she finds the Illuminator—only to witness a young man hauling it away. Determined to follow the thief and recover the machine, she ventures into the deepest, darkest, most dangerous part of her twisted world. [Published 11 August 2015, 402 pages]

Noir [2]

Losing him would make her overcast world one shade darker…

Navigating her way through nightmarish lands devoid of sunlight, Eyelet Elsworth races to free her beloved Urlick Babbit, the first person to understand and accept her—differences and all. Framed for murder and sentenced to execution, Urlick is running out of time. And the Commonwealth’s tyrannical new ruler, Penelope Rapture, is strangely eager to speed up the clock.

Aided by a band of unusual yet loyal associates, Eyelet stumbles upon a startling rumor. And as she unravels a secret that could challenge Penelope’s claim to the throne, Penelope vows to divert Eyelet’s journey—straight to a dark and deadly end.

In Noir, the second thrilling addition to Jacqueline E. Garlick’s Illumination Paradox series, familiar friends struggle against new and old enemies, shocking secrets come to light, and the truth that could save this captivating steampunk world is revealed…if it doesn’t destroy everything first [Published 18 August 2015, 382 pages]

The Illumination Paradox Series 
Lumière: Available Now! Noir: Available 18 Aug 2015

UK: purchase from Amazon.co.uk US: purchase from Amazon.com purchase from Barnes & Noble find on Goodreads

About the Author

I'm Jacqueline Garlick, author of young adult and new adult fiction. I love strong heroines, despise whiny sidekicks, and adore a good story about a triumphant underdog. (Don't you?) I love to read, write, paint (walls and paper). I have a love/hate relationship with chocolate, grammar, and technology and would rather hang out with a dog, than a cat. I prefer creating things to cleaning things, and believe laughter is a one-stop-shop solution to all that ails you. You will always find a purple wall (or two) in my house (currently in my writing room), and there may or may not be a hidden passageway that leads to a mystery room. (Okay, so you won't find a hidden passageway, but a girl can dream, can't she?) Oh, and tea. There will always be tea.

My writing style has been described as edgy and rule-breaking, and by some--a touch Tim Burton-esque. Because of this, I am often referred to as the Quentin Tarantino of YA among writing friends.

In my former life, I was a teacher (both grade school and college-don't ask), but more recently I've been a graduate of Ellen Hopkin's Nevada Mentor Program and a student of James Scott Bell, Christopher Vogler and Don Maass. An excerpt from Lumière earned me the 2012 Don Maass Break Out Novel Intensive Scholarship.

Lumière--A Romantic Steampunk Fantasy--my debut novel, is the recipient of an indieBRAG Medallion!!! B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree October 15, 2014) I am so proud! (LUMIERE by Jacqueline E. Garlick is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!) Book II of the ILLUMINATION PARADOX SERIES, is out January 26th, now on pre-order.

Also, check out my young adult contemporary romantic/mystery serial, IF ONLY, where reluctant telepathic sleuth Kyla Cooper must embrace her powers and risks all to solve the mystery of what happened to her boyfriend Denver Munro, becoming his voice of truth, before he has no voice at all...

I love hearing from READERS! Please contact me, either at my website, or catch up with me on twitter, or on facebook

I'm open to reviews and interview, requests for skype visits, guest blogs, pod casts and book club meetings! I LOVE TO HEAR FROM READERS!

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Giveaways

Enter to win one (1) ebook copy of LUMIERE. Open internationally. The winner will be notified on 1 September, and must email us back by end of 5 September indicating their preferred ebook format (epub, kindle or pdf). The prize will be sent out after September 8th. Remember to comment to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL)


Enter to win a copy of LUMIERE, a copy of NOIR, + Swag (necklace with matching earrings and some collector’s cards with excerpts on them) - ends August 20th:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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