Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 

February is here & so is the 2nd monthly installment

Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn

January 2021 actually began one good thing — monthly, serialized novelettes of an epic fantasy, “Dead of Winter.”  Journey 1, Forlorn Peak was released a month ago.

I actually wrote Dead of Winter ten years ago, as a huge epic fantasy novel.  Late last year when I decided to edit it into a serial/series of novelettes, I did some posts explaining what held me back for a decade. 

Gerd Altmann at Pixabay
Gerd Altmann at Pixabay

Some readers missed those posts, and asked about my use of “the Game of Thrones tagline.”  …I had been writing Dead of Winter for two years — all the while weaving the prophetic warning Winter is coming! throughout my 800+ page book.  If you want to know my reaction when suddenly a promo aired for Game of Thrones that used that integral element of my story as a tagline, then please read this post.  Yes, screaming was involved.

Now it’s February, and Journey 2 is here.  This second volume is considerably longer than that first, introductory episode.  However, it is still novelette-length.

I call the installments “journeys,” because the characters travel across the complex world I built, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. These journeys will publish approximately monthly.  Length will range from 30 to 60 pages, or so.  Forgive me if you’ve already heard that part.

Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn. Cover by Teagan R. Geneviene
Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn. Cover by Teagan R. Geneviene

Here’s a little something about Journey 2, Penllyn

Journey 2, Penllyn picks up where the first installment, “Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak” stopped.  The supernatural warning, “Winter is coming!” continues to haunt Emlyn.  Her father has heard her utter those words, and he is displeased to say the least.  In fact, her family situation in general is becoming more perilous.

As if visitations from ghosts weren’t enough, another entity has started coming to her.  She isn’t sure whether he is a spirit or something else, but he gives her the same prophetic warning.

Now Emlyn’s father has begun to behave strangely.

Join Emlyn on this strange journey to the neighboring village of Penllyn.  Try not to look over your shoulder…

Universal Purchase Links for Journey 2, Penllyn




This is where it began:  Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak!

Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak

Universal Purchase Links for Journey 1, Forlorn Peak



Kobo:  Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak eBook by Teagan Geneviene – 1230004446033 | Rakuten Kobo United States

Some of you have seen this video with me narrating the prologue to Journey 1, and thank you so much for listening.  It took half a bottle of throat spray, but I did it.  The recording lasts fewer than three minutes and there are lovely images to entertain you. If you haven’t already, then I hope you will stop to listen.

Thanks for visiting my sanctuary.  I hope you’ll leave a friendly comment to say hello.  Hugs on the wing!


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 © 2021 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

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88 thoughts on “Announcing — Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn

    1. Thanks so much, JoAnna. There were many things in my way as far as publishing. I hope that the time is right for it. And at least readers can know that the series is already written. The only thing to wait for is the editing process. Monthly installments make that manageable. 🙂 I’m very happy you are part of the journeys. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Pat, I’m thrilled by this comment. I’m so happy you enjoyed it. I hope you will send me a link so I can be sure to share your post.
      I’m still getting over the major PTSD episodes I had late last week, but beginning to feel more like myself. I hope all is well in your world. Hugs on the wing.


      1. Oh, Teagan. Don’t worry. I always have time for helping out. I just didn’t have time to write posts for 6 weeks, but I had a couple of blog tours, and a couple of quick posts. I didn’t visit other blogs much because I needed to take care of some tidious business.
        Best wishes to your new book.

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    1. Emlyn’s ability is uniquely her own. She’s so young that you could say she’s always had it… if that’s what you mean. The world is purely fantasy, though it *resembles* some pre-industrial periods and areas in the real world — but the two are not connected.

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  1. A amazing trailer, and another great cover, Teagan! Congratulations! Will grab my copy for reading soon. Now there is a little bit spare time for me. What efforts you will have creating for every journey so intriguing trailers and a new cover. Thank you and best wishes, Michael

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    1. Thanks very much, Michael. Haha! When I first had the idea to make it a serial (or series) I had not thought about all the covers I would need. Keeping a somewhat similar appearance to all of them will be a challenge. Happily, I love making the images. Stay safe and well. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Diana, thanks so much about the trailer! It was one of those rare times when everything just fell into place. But darn it all… it makes me want to renew my subscription to the video service again this year. LOL. Temptation beckons.
      You are so kind about the next journey. Heartfelt thanks. Hugs on the wing.

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            1. I’ve had such fun with it — for any purpose I could come up with. Although that’s when I was working a “good” job. I’ve always gotten the cheapest version. It has limits, but was always enough for my purposes. Their support staff was great when I had problems adding my own recording/narration to the prologue for Journey 1. They did much more than I expected.

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  2. Yay!
    It’s kind of crazy, but I believe the ultimate way to support you is to buy your books.
    I have downloaded the free Kobo reading Ap for desktops. I have created an account. I tried to buy a book… yours. They have already p’d me off. It could be me. I will try again in a few days. I’m still turtling through 2 books, so there is no rush. Somehow Kobo has become part of Rakuten….. which I have nicknamed Ratuten.
    Sigh! We think we are buying a book or a coat or a lamp, but we are selling our intimates.

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    1. I’m sorry you had difficulties, Resa. But I appreciate that you tried.
      Everything is a frustration these days. I’ve had a couple of gigantic (non writing) ones in the past several days.
      Do something nice for yourself.
      I’m sending you an email.
      Stay happy and sassy. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thanks very much, Deborah. It’s good to know I’ve kept this monthly editing goal so far. Although I saw that the next one poses some editorial challenges. Converting a novel into a serial is, unfortunately not a simple matter of cut and paste. At least I’ve been able to let that thought sit on my back-burner for a couple of weeks (since I spotted the issue early). Happy hump day. Great big hug.

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    1. 😀 ^^’ Thank you kindly, Noelle. This is being an interesting editing challenge. Making something into a serial is a unique process. In this case, since I haven’t looked at the story for ten years, it’s like editing the work of another person. Yes, it’s interesting in many ways. Hugs on the wing!


  3. Reblogged this on Just Olga and commented:
    Teagan Geneviene has published Journey 2 of Dead of Winter, and I can’t wait to carry on reading. Remember, it’s being published as a series of novelettes, so it’s ideal if you don’t have a lot of time. And it’s gripping!

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    1. Thanks Priscilla — and for your feedback on the cover details. I was a little concerned about making it “busy.” However, I really wanted to include Zasha on her horse, since she becomes more important to the story in this installment. Hugs on the wing!


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