Book Launch – Party Bus & Atonement TN Book Fair!

October 20, 2018

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit — Atonement in Bloom is finally published!  It was a wild ride, even after I finished all the work on the novel.  Meaning I’m not best pleased with all the bumps in the road from the Amazon take-over of Create Space…  Now, let’s get this party bus on the highway!

Atonement Blog Party Bus Loaded

The bus is headed to Atonement, TN, the fictional town of my urban fantasy series.  The stories in my “Atonement universe” are not romances, not science fiction, not family drama, or religious — and they certainly are not high-brow literature.  They’re whimsical, suspenseful, magical, fantasies set in our current real world. 

All aboard!  Beep-beep, yeah! The party bus is here. (Click here for theme music Magic Bus!)  Our first stop is in Connecticut to pick up Dan Antion, who has a handy guided tour of Atonement, TN.  Dan agreed to be a relief bus driver too, since bus-driver-Lilith the calico, sometimes has to take a break to give Deme or Honeybell (the otherworldly pigs) a head bath.

Where “atonement” begins

It’s best if you read the first book first.  So, for the launch of “Bloom,” Atonement, Tennessee is on sale for 99¢ (e-book). Click Atonement book covers for purchase links.

Cover Expiación y Magia ― Una Fantasía Urbana
Atonement, Tennessee in Spanish

Residents of my fictional town might be of any race and from any ancestry.  So, author and translator Olga Núñez Miret translated the debut novel to Spanish!  For that language I changed the title to Expiación y Magia

Speaking of the otherworldly pigs, I should mention the order of the Atonement stories.  Your first visit to the town is Atonement, Tennessee. Aside from the heroine and her neighbor-friends (or as Diana Peach likes to call them, the gall palls (Diana’s review of “Atonement, Tennessee” here), you’ll meet the grumpy sheriff, Robin Warden.

Includes the prequel

The first “snort” in The Glowing Pigs, Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee is about a very young Deputy Robin.  I’m thrilled to share a review of The Glowing Pigs by Donna Parker here!) That particular story is tied to the novel I’m launching today, Atonement in Bloom.

We’ve stopped to pick-up passengers.  It’s Chris the Story Reading Ape, and Sally Cronin.  Welcome to the party bus!

Long awaited sequel to Atonement, Tennessee

Here’s the blurb for Atonement in Bloom!

The quaint town was stranger than Ralda Lawton could have imagined.  The local population included supernatural beings.  Yet only she and a few others knew about that. 

Although she didn’t know the details, in a past life, Ralda ― Esmeralda had been involved in something with those supernaturals and the repercussions had carried into her present life.  In Atonement, Tennessee, that almost got her killed.  Now she has new problems, and new supes to complicate matters.

Atonement in Bloom continues the misadventures of Ralda, her friends, and neighbors in the small (but far from peaceful) town of Atonement, Tennessee.  Her old house and cemetery are still there, along with Lilith the cat, quirky townsfolk, and assorted supernaturals.

Lilith in snow

Now Lilith the calico sniffs out a strange beast.

Fae foolery backfires.  A friend is abducted.

On a cold December day, Atonement, Tennessee comes into bloom.

Here’s an advance review of “Atonement in Bloom” by Donna Parker.

The Unfolding Of An Orange Rose Bud

The party bus is slowing.  Lilith, what’s going on? There’s a big collision up ahead?  I don’t see any cars… Ah! It’s not vehicles — it’s genres!  There’s Traci Kenworth from Where Genres Collide.  Dan could you please open the door for Traci? 

Wait a sec, there’s something else.  Oh! It’s a delivery of flowers in honor of the book launch.  It’s from Kirt Tisdale of The Wall Gallery!  Wow… beautiful blue roses. Thank you, Kirt.  The blue rose of the impossible is an important element of Atonement in Bloom

We’re back on the road, and Dyanna at Ravenhawk’s Magazine has plenty of music for our road-trip.  Lilith, slow down. I see Melissa from Today You Will Write at that bus stop up ahead.

Hang on to your seat-belt!  Lilith just took a sharp curve and we are magically in Kentucky.  Deme wanted to check out Teri Polen’s October horror and suspense book fest, Bad Moon Rising.  You’ll find 31 authors and their books there!

We’ve arrived.  Welcome to Atonement, TN!

TN Welcome Sign

Everybody in town is taking part in the fun.  Annie’s Antiques is hosting an exhibit of Art by Rob Goldstein.  It looks like Rob has set up a temporary nightclub in a big tent next to the store.  The sign says The Stardust.

My Blue Heaven
My Blue Heaven, by Rob Goldstein

What’s that on the next table of antiques?  It looks like an Aladin’s lamp.  My goodness, and a puff of colorful smoke!  Oh, it’s the Lamp Magician.  Welcome, Magician. I’m glad you could join the party bus.

My stomach is growling. Thank goodness Carol Taylor and Gerlinde de Broekert have catered the book fair.  There are delicious foods at every booth! 

Deme and Honeybell love to read, so they ran straight to the Atonement, TN Book Fair.  They’re in hog heaven with so many great books!

If anyone wants to share a link to a review of your book, or anything about yourself, please leave a comment with the link.  I love to hear from you.  

Heartfelt thanks to everyone for supporting this Bloomin’ Party Bus. Click the author names for more info on the books.

D. Wallace Peach

Image result for legacy of souls d wallace peach

Chris Graham (for Agnes Mae Graham)

My Vibrating Vertabrae cover

Olga Núñez Miret    For info about this book click here. 

Angelic Business 1. Pink Matters Now available as an audio book too

D.L. Finn 

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Jan Sikes

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Mary J McCoy-Dressel

Mary J McCoy-Dressel, western romance author, Book Three Canyon Junction: Hearts in Love Series, Blog Post Cover Reveal I think Marge and Ralda would vote for Mary’s cowboys to visit Atonement, TN… Just sayin’…

Sally Cronin

Jacquie Biggar has a sheriff too…


Valentina Cirasola will help you tour Atonement, TN in style.

The Road To Top Of The World: Short Stories In The Land Of Puglia

Barb Taub will keep you laughing the entire way.

Resa will help you find the right thing to wear. She’s a costume designer. She would have enjoyed helping Ralda, Bethany, and Lacey search through the antique clothes in Sunhold’s closets (scene in “Bloom”). 

Staci Troilo

Tortured Soul

Mae Clair

Book cover for End of Day, mystery/suspense novel by Mae Clair shows old dilapidated church with bell tower and a cemetery in the background overgrown with weeds

John W. Howell

Annette Rochelle Aben

Image result for booku Annette Rochelle Aben Whimsical poetry from Annette.

Donna Parker will keep your smile alight and whimsy in flight at Yadadarcyyada, Vague Meanderings of the Broke & Obscure.  But there’s nothing obscure about delightful Donna.

Robbie Cheadle

Image result for robbie cheadle while the bombs fell

Chuck Jackson

Image result for chuck jackson what did i do

Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Teri Polen 

Image result for teri polen sarah

Patty L. Fletcher of Campbell’s World

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161 thoughts on “Book Launch – Party Bus & Atonement TN Book Fair!

    1. Hi Coffee! (Sorry — I couldn’t find what to name you.) Thanks so much. I really wanted to find a way to promote everyone along with my new book. So I came up with the party bus. Your comment takes my breath away. You are so very kind. Heartfelt thanks. 🙂 Have a wonder-filled, hug-filled new week.


      1. You are so welcome Teagan AmericaOnCoffee or AOC are both explanatory. Certainly AOC wants to be on the Atonement Party bus. Whichever you would like add us as any of our blogs. Barefeetbaristas…etc. You have very fun promo concept going on! Have an awesome week, Teagan! An encore of Hugs and
        Cheers to you!

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    1. Hi Nicole. You’re so kind. This book was such a long time coming… after the first one, so I just threw a big party and included everything in the “Atonement universe.”
      I’m so glad you could get on the party bus. Deme and Honeybell are on the way down the aisle with trays of Lynchburg lemonade. Cheers and hugs!

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  1. I am so happy for you and am having a blast on the party bus! Your creativity, enthusiasm and determination never ceases to amaze me!!! As I said on Dan’s reblog…passing the love along Tuesday to keep the party going!!

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    1. Oh that is marvelous news on a Monday or any day, Kirt. I’m transfixed by the blue roses you sent. So gorgeous. I’ll keep an eye out, but forgive me if I’m late (workday). This party bus has been such fun. I appreciate you being part of it. Hugs.

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  2. Although, I am late to comment let me congratulate you for your new book. I already commented on Dan’s blog, but I’ll repeat the same thing here. I wanted to share your book on my travel site but I was wondering how. I usually write on food, travel, shopping……shopping? Ding. Yeah, this word gave me the clue. I will be writing a post on my travel site where I can include books that one can read while on a journey and I will add your book to the list. I’m currently working on the Udaipur travel series but once that is done I will write the travel book post.

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    1. It’s lovely to see you, Sharukh. Good luck with your travel book. It will be wonderful.
      If you want to share books, you can link back to this “party bus” post, since I have at least 18 books by other authors in the “book fair” section.
      Yes, buying books is shopping.
      Also, books are travel! They let us travel via our imaginations to places we might later want to visit in person. As well as places where we would not otherwise be able to visit.
      Thanks for coming to the launch party. Hugs!

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  3. Congratulations on the book launch and for getting hold of an old, red, double-decker, London bus, Teagan. Did you know that these buses are now worth an amazing amount of cheeseburgers? I mean money! I seem to have slipped back on the punk train with Lulu. See, I still have her and her adventures on my mind.
    Wishing you much success with the book.
    Hugs to you.

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    1. Hi Hugh. Someone at Dan Antion’s reblog was talking about those buses, but he didn’t mention the value. I found photos of that one on a public domain site. I figured it was from London, but there wasn’t any information.
      It means a lot to me that you remember Lulu. 🙂
      Huge thanks for joining the party. Next stop, the Rowdy Rooster (just outside town) for a line dancing contest. 😉 I will not enter my two left feet. Mega hugs right back!

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  4. Reblogged this on No Facilities and commented:
    I usually don’t post on Sunday, but I had such a good time on Teagan’s party bus yesterday that I decided to share her post with anyone who might have missed it. I would have posted this last night, but I had Lilith drop me off outside the Amazon store so I could get my very own copy of “Atonement in Bloom” loaded onto the Kindle app on my iPad. I’ve got some work to do today, but I’ll be reading soon. The bus is still rolling, so there’s time to join the party.

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  5. Reblogged this on Valentina Expressions and commented:
    Being a cultivator of the good life, I would also like to add good reading and interesting authors that contribute to the well being of people and entertain with their stories. I am reblogging Teagan Party Bus for the launching of her new book “Atonement Tennesses”

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  6. Oh Teagan, sorry I made it to your blog late, but at least I made it as a proud owner of a copy of Atonement In Bloom. Thank you for writing! I am still reading the Glowing Pig story. Should I stop? Looking forward to the magic of your world.

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    1. Yay! No, don’t stop. The short stories are from random points in the “time line” of the Atonement universe, but I don’t feel there are spoilers.
      You are not late at all. Welcome to the party bus, Inese! Next stop, Italian 2 Go for dinner! 😀 Huge hugs.

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  7. All aboard! I’m so excited to be on the tour bus, Teagan. I’m looking forward to sharing my review on the old blog and helping your celebration along. Are you working on Book 3 (haha – just kidding). I hope you enjoy the ride. 🙂

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    1. Ha! At my rate, if I said the next decade, I’d still miss the date.
      Thanks Diana. Your review blew me away. I’m so honored. I’m looking forward to being at your place. Thanks for being part of this launch. Beep-beep, beep-beep yeah! Mega hugs.

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  8. Dear Teagan, congrats on another astonishingly wonder-filled book and now, book launch!!! 📚 Thanks for letting us hop on board!!! 🚏
    This is a bloomin’ wild ride and the other passengers are the cat’s meow 🐱 – what amazing company to be in for this remarkable, supernatural ride! Thank you for including me in your magical mystery tour.
    Words cannot express how your books 📚📚📚 and blogs fill me and clearly many others with delight and joy.
    Off to visit everyone and share!!! ❤️❤️❤️
    Hope this weekend brings you much peace and hope, dear friend, as you bring to us.
    Mega “Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit” hugs 🤗🤗🤗 xoxoxoxox

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    1. Thank you, Donna. I needed your positivity and light after the hate-filled glare I just got from a neighbor in return for my “Good morning,” when I took the trash out just now.
      But I’m back on the party bus and filling up with joy because everyone here is so perfectly wonderful! I appreciate all your sharing and support. You are a wonder, wonder woman!

      Mega hugs right back. 😀

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  9. It’s a pleasure to be in this bus. I love a road trip! Why does this steering wheel smell like sardines?

    I’m so glad you got this puppy (Maddie prefers that reference) out the door, Teagan. This bus is rolling, you’ve gathered a great collection of hearty partiers and I hope it’s a wonderful journey.

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    1. Hi Dan, it is indeed a wonderful ride. Thanks for the fabulous kickoff with your Atonement Doors post. That was amazing!
      Hahahaha! I laughed out loud about the sardines. It was considerate of you to remove the bacon from your breakfast sandwich before you got on the bus. Deme and Honeybell might have been upset if they smelled it. They’d be even more upset when they realized what that wonderful aroma was! LOL. 😀 Grunt-snuffle-snort hugs! 🐷 🐖 🐷

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  10. Well done Teagan, What a beautiful journey, So pleased you arrived… And loved the blurb, and review … And you have some amazing passengers to travel with Teagan.. Thank you for sharing them.. And wishing you Every success… You deserve the best… ❤

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  11. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    Teagan Geneviene is celebrating the launch of Atonement in Bloom today with a party bus packed with some of her fans. I am in great company with many of your favourite writers and artists.. currently enjoying a coffee stop as we enter Tennessee.. Please help announce Teagan’s book as far and as widely as possible by heading over and sending a tweet or sharing on FB. thanks Sally

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  12. Great to be part of the tour bus (what better!). I’ve read Atonement in Bloom and loved it! Sharing the review on Tuesday as part of the tour! Thanks for organising all this and for mentioning the translation. It was such fun! All aboard!!

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  13. Reblogged this on Retired? No one told me! and commented:
    All aboard for the ride of your life…Fun and frolics and a book launch….The lovely, talented Teagan has released Atonement ..Spoiler Alert Here’s the blurb for Atonement in Bloom!

    The quaint town was stranger than Ralda Lawton could have imagined. The local population included supernatural beings. Yet only she and a few others knew about that.

    Although she didn’t know the details, in a past life, Ralda ― Esmeralda had been involved in something with those supernaturals and the repercussions had carried into her present life. In Atonement, Tennessee, that almost got her killed. Now she has new problems, and new supes to complicate matters.

    Atonement in Bloom continues the misadventures of Ralda, her friends, and neighbours in the small (but far from peaceful) town of Atonement, Tennessee. Her old house and cemetery are still there, along with Lilith the cat, quirky townsfolk, and assorted supernaturals. Now Lilith the calico sniffs out a strange beast.

    Fae foolery backfires. A friend is abducted.

    On a cold December day, Atonement, Tennessee comes into bloom. So head over have fun and get your copy xxx

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      1. Atonement In Bloom sounds so good.Congratulations, Teagan. Strikes me you’re a powder keg of energy of which you have a surplus. How lucky you are having been born with such chemistry. Best wishes.

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        1. You are so kind, David. I’m delighted you could make it to the party. Energy? I’m trying to think how to reply to that without being a hypocrite! LOL o_O I suppose I do have energy when I’m talking about my writing though. I’ve been told (at work) that I’m transformed when I talk about it. Otherwise I’m perpetually pooped! 🙂 Have a wonderful new week. Heartfelt thanks for visiting. Hugs.


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