Atonement, TN Style & a Bloomin’ Review

Saturday, January 12, 2018

You may have seen me say it before —I don’t just like color.  I need color. On days that I wear only black or even neutral colors I simply don’t feel very well.  There are two reasons why I’m reminding you of that so stick with me. 

Bethany Gwen is a Goth character in the Atonement universe.  Of course she wears black, but she likes to add a splash of color.  Bethany would like accessories like these.  She’d love the glasses.

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Image by Valentina Cirasola

Atonement’s heroine, Ralda Lawton, hasn’t had time to furnish her new-old home, what with all the supernatural shenanigans.  If she had the budget for it, Ralda would like something like this elegant yet comfortable sunny room.

sunny room valentina
Image by Valentina Cirasola

You’re probably wondering why I’m talking about all this.  I’m so excited that I’m kicking my heels.  I can’t wait to tell you any longer.  Atonement in Bloom has a new review!

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Great surprises with magic and humor

I must say I hardly read novels, and if I do, my kind of novels are more on the tone of architecture or historical stories based on really existent places with fiction characters.

Teagan’s books hooked me on a new genre, fantasy, mystery, supernatural, magic characters and humor. Atonement in Bloom is a continuation of book #1 Atonement Tennessee. It was so surprising to see so much action and magic happening in such a small town with three street lights, of which everybody is aware and not just Esmeralda. She lives in a run-down mansion with its own cemetery. In the village some people have wings and some pigs glow.

The author has a fervid imagination and her characters are a true fantasy making both books, Atonement Tennessee and Atonement in Bloom a fun reading. I recommend these books, they will keep you at the edge of the seat.


As you might expect, Valentina Cirasola is a colorful and fascinating lady.  She sparkles even more than that review.  You can learn more about her at these links.

Valentina on Instagram 

Her Youtube videos about design and style

Yes, I really do get that excited about reviews.  Thanks for putting up with me blowing my own horn. 

I love visiting with you, so do leave a comment. 


Now some even more shameless self-promotion.

Universal link to my Amazon Author Page

USA:  Atonement in Bloom

Amazon UK

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USA:  The Glowing Pigs, Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee

Amazon UK

Atonement Video Cover copy

USA:  Atonement, Tennessee

(E-book still on sale at 99¢ )

Amazon UK

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USA:  Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I

Amazon UK

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USA:  The Three Things Serial Story: A Little 1920s Story Kindle 

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This is a work of fiction.  Characters, names, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, locales, or events is entirely coincidental.

Copyright © 2018 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

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80 thoughts on “Atonement, TN Style & a Bloomin’ Review

  1. Congrats on the great review Teagan:) I have to agree with the reviewer, having just finished reading it! I will get my review posted in a couple of days! I’m sure enjoying Atonement.

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  2. Awesome review, Teagan, and its so fun to see your selections for Bethany and Ralda. I imagine Ralda’s current/inherited furniture looks like something out of the Munsters or Cary Grant’s Arsenic and Old Lace. Her style preferences are beautiful. 🙂

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    1. Haha. You were inside my head with the Munsters reference, Diana. When I was a teen I worked as a docent in the historic home of President Andrew Jackson. I remember the scratchy (but shiny) black horsehair upholstery on the sofas. That’s what I imagined being left behind in the Sunhold mansion (and a lot of dust) when Ralda walked into it.
      Thanks so much for taking time to visit. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Hi Jacquie. You are so kind. Thank you. Snow on the way today, and another round predicted for next weekend. I need to put that warmth at my feet right now. LOL. Or maybe just another cup of hot chocolate. Thanks for visiting with your encouraging words. Hugs.

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        1. Nope. With my back, I just haven’t been able to get enough done. (Not to mention my agoraphobia interfering as much as it possibly can.) Anyhow, I’ve pushed my travel date out to the 3rd or 4th week in February. Of course that does not mean winter weather is over…

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  3. Authors think intriguing ways to intertwine situations and excite minds. Using my colors and my interior design Teagan Geneviene in your story is a treat for me. Thank you for featuring my review, it was a pleasure to write it for you and I want to thank everyone here who visited me, my blogs, any site where I am present and for reblogging my review in your article. 😀🤗

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  4. Congratulations Teagan! Now that’s an incredible review! Valentina sparked your colorful clothes & room imagination! It brings the story brilliantly alive. Hope your weekend is wonder-filled! Hugs, my friend! 📚🎶 Christine

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  5. Lovely review Teagan, and I’ve been having a bit of a Teagan-fest myself, this past week I’ve finished the 3 things serial, Murder at the Bijou and Atonement in Bloom, all of which were fabulous – you’ll find my reviews on Good Reads and Amazon (UK) 🙂

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    1. OMG! Andrea, I’m honored. It makes me beyond happy that you enjoyed them. Heartfelt thanks for taking time to write reviews! (And for letting me know. I’m always a chicken about looking for them.) Have a magical New Year. Mega hugs!


        1. Oh, Beira the Crone was such fun to write! I’m tickled pink that you enjoyed her. I expect she will also have some kind of “guidance” role in book 3. From a “technical” standpoint, that one is going to be very hard to write, so I’m still mentally exploring how to make it happen. I just looked up your review, and it took my breath away. I am humbled. Thank you. ❤


  6. Yeah!! 😀🎉 Teagan, I love how you’re so excited about the review. I’m just the same. This one does indeed sparkle with wonderful comments about your book and I love your introduction to it! Keep dancing with joy!! 😀🌺

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    1. Hi Annika. Thank you so very much for sharing my enthusiasm. I don’t I will ever stop being excited about 5 star reviews. It puts me on cloud nine every time. So many people don’t realize how important that rating is to an author. Yes, keep on dancing! Mega hugs!

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    1. Happy Saturday, Deborah! The row house I’ve been in the past ten years is a middle unit. So I don’t get much sun. So I loved all the sunlight pouring into that room combined with the light colors. (But that will change soon because I’m headed to the sunshine in 5 or 6 weeks!) Thanks for visiting. Mega hugs.

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