SteamU Finals Week! Author Spotlight: Jacqueline E. Garlick's Lumiere

Dear Students,
Today at SteamU, I am delighted to introduce you to an exciting new YA series by author Jacqueline Garlick. Her new novel, Lumiere, will be released later this month. If you are looking for some holiday break reading, I suggest to keep an eye out for the first novel in this exciting new series. Be sure to add the novel on Goodreads and keep in touch with the author online for release details!
Check out this beautiful cover!
Lumière (Illumination Paradox, #1)

Novel Description:

One determined girl.
One resourceful boy.
One miracle machine that could destroy everything.

After an unexplained flash shatters her world, seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth sets out to find The Illuminator, her father’s prized invention. With it, she hopes to cure herself of her debilitating seizures before Professor Smrt—her father’s arch nemesis—discovers her secret and locks her away in the asylum.

Pursued by Smrt, Eyelet locates The Illuminator only to see it whisked away. She follows the thief into the dark world of the unknown, compelled not only by her quest but by the allure of the stranger—Urlick Babbit—who harbors secrets of his own.

Together, they endure deadly Vapours and criminal-infested woods in pursuit of the same goal, only to discover the miracle machine they hoped would solve their problems may in fact be the biggest problem of all.

Read the Prologue at Wattpad

About the Author:

Jacqueline was nicknamed “Little Erin” (as in Erin Brockovich) after she took on her school board over being placed in black toxic mould and, well...lost. BUT if she hadn't lost, she's still be teaching with no time for writing, which would be the real tragedy because more than anything else in the world Jacqueline loves to write.

These days, she is affectionately referred to as the Quentin Tarantino of YA, known for her edgy, rule-breaking, Tim Burton-esque style of writing. Jacqueline likes gritty stories with beating hearts, dislikes wimpy heroines and whiny sidekicks, and loves a good tale about an irresistible underdog.

Lumière—a steampunk-fantasy, romance adventure—is Book One in her young adult Illumination Paradox Series and will be released ANY MOMENT!

Jacqueline is a graduate of Ellen Hopkin’s Nevada Mentoring Program, and has also studied under James Scott Bell, Christopher Vogler and Don Maass, where she was the 2012 recipient of the Don Maass Break Out Novel Intensive Scholarship. She is represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.

Office Hours:
On Twitter @jackie_garlick

Class Dismissed!


  1. Wow! This looks amazing and is right up my alley. Just added it to Goodreads, can't wait to check it out.

    Thanks for sharing!

    cloud.weaver.girl AT gmail DOT com

  2. Doesn't it look great! Love that cover!

  3. Sounds great! Adding to my Goodreads as well... and the cover is absolutely gorgeous! :)

  4. Thanks everyone! Waiting with baited breath for the galley copy to come to my door TODAY! (squeeee!) Just got notice. Just a few more days until it's release, will be announcing on my facebook page...stay tuned...(thanks so much again, and thanks Melanie!!! hugs!)

    1. My pleasure, Jackie! Looking forward to reading it :)

  5. Oh! The cover is amazing! I really hope my library gets this one in! I could do with a new Steampunk book over the holidays!

    1. It is really lovely, isn't it! The novel will release any day now.

  6. Thanks for letting us know about such a beautiful book :-)

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