Noir; The Illumination Paradox Series, Book II by Jacqueline Garlick is Live!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Book Two, The Illumination Paradox Series: A Steampunk Fantasy
by Jacqueline Garlick

With Urlick imprisoned for the murder of Professor Smrt, Eyelet must find her way back through the Infirm-infested woods, to the forbidden city of Brethren, to free Urlick before it’s too late.

Along the way, she elicits the help of Crazy Legs, Urlick’s longtime friend. Together they overthrow a travelling freak show train destined for Brethren, with plans to use it to distract the city, so Urlick can make an escape. But Eyelet is lead astray, when a haunting image from her past appears in an abandoned factory at the edge of town. There she unearths a series of ungodly secrets and soon finds herself, imprisoned.

Will C.L. be able to save them both from their fates?
Or will he too, fall prey to the tyranny of Brethren's newest Ruler?

Rumor has it the Ruler has secrets of her own.
Secrets she’s determined to keep.
Seems an heir may have been overlooked.
The true heir to the Commonwealth throne.

NOIR “…one of the most inventive story worlds I’ve read in years…” Donald Maass, Author of Writing the Breakout Novel…

NOIR: A Steampunk Fantasy Romance Adventure Novel, book two of THE ILLUMINATION PARADOX SERIES. A Science Fiction romp through " of the most inventive story worlds I've read in years..." Donald Maass (Writing the Breakout Novel) featuring contraptions and creatures unique only to Garlick's magical creative fiction. Dark and mysterious, this YA novel reads like the love child of Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow and L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz.
Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments Series will enjoy this novel.

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Personal Bio:

Jacqueline Garlick is an author of young adult and new adult fiction. She loves strong heroines, despises whiny sidekicks, and adores a good story about a triumphant underdog. (Doesn't everyone?)

Her edgy rule-breaking Tim Burton-esque style of writing has earned her the nickname…the Quentin Tarantino of YA…among writing friends.  She loves to read, write, and paint (both on walls and on paper) and has a love/hate relationship with chocolate, grammar, and technology. You will always find a purple wall in her house (currently her 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. And super cool cups from which to drink it.

In her former life, Jacqueline was a teacher (both grade school and college-don't ask) but that’s another story. More recently she is 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 her the 2012 Don Maass Break Out Novel Intensive Scholarship.

Lumière--A Romantic Steampunk Fantasy--her debut novel, is the recipient of an indieBRAG Medallion!!! (B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree October 15, 2014) and the winner of the 2013 LYRA Award for Best YA. 

Jacqueline loves hearing from READERS! Contact her on her website here: and be sure to sign up for her NEWSLETTER while you’re THERE! Or catch up with her on twitter @garlickbooks  or on facebook at:

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Lumière--A Romantic Steampunk Fantasy--her debut novel, is the recipient of an indieBRAG Medallion!!! (B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree October 15, 2014) and the winner of the 2013 LYRA Award for Best YA. 

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Chasing Christmas Past & Chasing the Green Fairy Win Awards! Happy Birthday Lord Byron!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and your 2015 has started off well. I wanted to share some of the wonderful things that happened for my steampunk series at the beginning of the year.

Chasing the Green Fairy, the second novel in my Airship Racing Chronicles Series, won 6th place in Best Steampunk Book of 2014 and Chasing Christmas Past, my Airship Racing Chronicles holiday short story, won 2nd place for Best Steampunk Short Story in the Preditor's and Editor's Poll!

I was really honored to see my books ranked so highly by readers. I appreciate every vote. Writing about Lily is a labor of love. I am so glad you are enjoying her story.

What's next for Lily? Here is my WIP line-up: Ink (my mermaid novella), The Shadow Aspect (Book II of my dark fantasy The Harvesting Series), then Chasing the Fog. I anticipate that I'll be done with Fog in summer 2015 which means it will be a fall publication. I already have the cover for this amazing book. Can't wait to share it with you. After a lot of debate, it looks like Fog will be the last novel in Lily's (direct) story arch . . . BUT I am cooking up a little something that MIGHT be a SERIAL and MIGHT be tentatively titled THE STARGAZER LEGACY. That looks like a 2016 project. I have names, faces, and a plot. Now all I need is time. I'm pretty sure you'll be pleased with that project. Be sure to stay tuned here and on my newsletter for details about forthcoming projects.

Happy Birthday, Byron!

Today is a special day for another reason. January 22nd is our favorite book boyfriend's birthday. Happy Birthday, George!

Still need the series? Book I, Chasing the Star Garden, is currently available for 99 cents!

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RBTL Presents a Cover Reveal for Craving Talon by Zoey Derrick

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Title: Craving Talon
Author: Zoey Derrick
Series: 69 Bottles
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic, LGTB, M/M/F, M/F/M, M/F, F/M , M/M
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date:  Feb 17 2015
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print 
The story picks up as 69 Bottles continues their tour, riding a surge of success thanks to an impromptu duet between Talon and Addison. 
It’s a crazy turn of life for Addison Beltrand, who’s always lived to work and worked to live. Now, everything is shifted upside down—and that’s not a bad thing. Stepping on the 69 Bottles tour bus has banished the heartache of her past, and feels like a rocking new beginning. 
Talon Carver and Kyle Black couldn’t agree more. The band’s lead singer and manager are falling hard for the beautiful rock chick, and will do anything to keep her in their bed—and between their bodies—forever.
The trio’s blissful bubble is popped by a danger nobody has anticipated. The band’s security team, always watchful for fan attacks on the members, isn’t prepared for what happens to Addison during this leg of the tour. Will Kyle and Talon be able to help save Addison? Or will her fear force her to pack her bags and return to LA?

Everything hinges on her decision…
Two men. One woman. A rock band. A tour bus. One Wild Ride… 

Best Selling Author Zoey Derrick comes from Glendale, Arizona. She was once a mortgage underwriter by day and is now a paranormal, romance and erotica novelist full-time. She writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.

Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.
 Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it. 

The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.

Places to find Zoey 

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