LUMIERE - BOOK ONE

Even in a world of eternal twilight, secrets can stay hidden for ever. 
Seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth has only one hope left: finding her late father’s most prized invention, the Illuminator. It’s been missing since the day of the mysterious flash—a day that saw the sun wiped out forever over England.

But living in darkness is nothing new to Eyelet. She’s hidden her secret affliction all of her life—a life that would be in danger if superstitious townspeople ever guessed the truth. And 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 that was created with the sole purpose of being her cure.

Alone and on the run, she finally discovers the Illuminator—only to see a young man hauling it off. Determined to follow the thief and recover the machine, she ventures into the deepest, darkest, most dangerous part of her twisted world.

Introducing Novellas in the Paradox World

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With Christmas fast approaching, Eyelet is busy creating the perfect gift for Urlick, which is proving difficult with Urlick always underfoot? Likewise, Urlick is struggling to keep his intentions under wraps, hoping to surprise Eyelet with the greatest gift ever?

As the house brims with holiday cheer,  as each member of Eyelet and Urlick’s newly extended family trying to keep  secrets of their own, a fantastical turn of events is about to being, on their first ever, all together, love-filled, Steampunk Christmas!

WARNING: The book takes place directly after book three SOLEIL. There will be spoilers. 

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Noir - Book two

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.

Special praise for Noir:

From School Library Journal

"...Jailbreaks, mechanical elephants, winged horses, insane asylums, and freak shows are just some of the fantastical elements teens will enjoy in this steampunk title. This is a thrilling read..."—Jessica Strefling, US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit Library

EXTRAS: Photos from  the trailer Shoot.

It was freezing cold the day of the shoot. So cold we had to order a special heater to keep the actors warm. A very cold but dashing Urlick awaits his turn.

It was freezing cold the day of the shoot. So cold we had to order a special heater to keep the actors warm. A very cold but dashing Urlick awaits his turn.

Love this shot. The direction did a great job of capturing bleak. 

Love this shot. The direction did a great job of capturing bleak. 

 
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Soleil - Book two

Losing her would send him spiralling into darkness. 
With Eyelet gasping in his arms and a toxic storm threatening to annihilate the Commonwealth, Urlick must find a way to save his beloved, and fast. Out of the mist appears an unusual man, claiming to possess the power to heal Eyelet. The townspeople immediately label him a sorcerer and call for his death, but Urlick trusts the stranger. He whisks him off to the Academy where it becomes clear Eyelet is running out of time. She must drink her father’s antidote, or perish. 

Together, Eyelet and Urlick brave the toxic woods to battle an Infirmed Flossie for the stolen necklace. In a race against time, they embark on a harrowing journey through the hellfires of Embers, where they meet up with the resurrected form of a familiar enemy—now the leader of the Dark World. Along the way, the pair unearth a sinister truth. Could the Vapours really be what they appear to be? 
Is this the end of the known world? 
Soleil is the third and final instalment of the long-awaited Illumination Paradox Series. A swashbuckling, nail-biting, romantic adventure, filled with mechanical beings, puzzling happenings, and a shocking, otherworldly conclusion.

Running helped!

Running helped!

The ultimate shot!

The ultimate shot!

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