Thursday Doors — and Doors

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Let’s face it, I’m not good at coloring inside the lines, or following rules.  So, I rarely try to participate in blog groups, or hops or whatever I should call it.  Plus, I know it annoys the dickens out of people when their rules aren’t followed and I really do try to be nice.  That said, I love the Thursday Doors stuff hosted by Dan Antion, even though I mostly view it from my little window.  However, today there were a couple of doors on my mind.  I’m jumping in, so consider your dickenses warned. 

What’s behind door number 1?

Behind Closed Doors by Robbie Cheadle. Promo image & book cover by Teagan
Behind Closed Doors by Robbie Cheadle. Promo image & book cover by Teagan

I was honored when author and poet, Robbie Cheadle chose one of my book covers for her poetry collection. (Here’s a link to my portfolio of e-book covers, available as an author service.) She’s in the middle of a blog tour for the book.  Today Robbie is visiting the marvelous Miriam Hurdle, who is a lovely author as well. 

Here’s how Robbie describes the book and why she chose the cover.

The poems are collected into the categories of In the Boardroom, In death, In my mind, In relationships, In lockdown, and In nature. I wanted a cover that would complement the idea of the many doors into people’s lives and souls so when I saw this cover of multiple multi-coloured doors designed by Teagan R Geneviene, I knew this was the one.

The doors in many different colours suited my own personal idea that the doors in peoples live come in different shares. Some are the yellow, pinks, and oranges of joy, the reds of love, the blues and greens of comfort and coolness, and the purples of sadness and depression.

Here are purchase links for Robbie’s book.

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09BBR94NC

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Behind-Closed-Doors-Robbie-Cheadle/dp/B099C8R3T4

What’s behind door number 2?

The other doors on my mind are from my monthly series of novelettes, Dead of Winter.  I wrote that huge epic fantasy back in 2010. However, I left it on the shelf when that dratted “creative one-mind” let Game of Thrones use the core concept of my novel (Winter is coming!) as an advertising tag line, before I could publish.  Yes, I screamed loud enough to shake the leaves off the trees, and long enough to mistake my wail for an air raid siren. (More about that at my post here.)

Anyhow, part of that fantasy takes place around and beyond a rather sinister magical place I created — “The Doors of Attunement.” That’s also the title of the ninth Journey in the series.

Cover Reveal

Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement

Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement, by Teagan Riordain Geneviene
Dead of Winter: Journey 9, Doors of Attunement

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Thanks for spending part of your day here.  Wishing you an easy coast down the other side of this midweek hump.  I love to hear from you, so friendly comments are encouraged. Hugs on the wing!

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Dead of Winter — All the Journeys

Universal Purchase Links

Journey 8, The Lost Library

Kindle:  relinks.me/B09C6MPTYT

Paperback:  relinks.me/B09C34XR7P

Journey 7, Revenant Pass

Kindle:  relinks.me/B098MS8P48

Paperback:  relinks.me/B098GV1G5V

Journey 6, The Fluting Fell

Kindle:  relinks.me/B096CPJNSX

Paperback: relinks.me/B096CPJNSX

Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls

Kindle:  relinks.me/B09431TD6G

Paperback:  relinks.me/B0942KC471

Journey 4, The Old Road

Kindle:  relinks.me/B092G5LB7R

Paperback:  relinks.me/B092M51Y88

Journey 3, the Fever Field

Kindle: elinks.me/B08XTNZ9M8 

Paperback:  relinks.me/B08XXY3JXF

Kobo:  Dead of Winter: Journey 3, the Fever Field eBook by Teagan Riordain Geneviene – 1230004609599 | Rakuten Kobo United States

Journey 2, Penllyn

Kindle:  relinks.me/B08VMNSF97

Paperback:  relinks.me/B08VLMR2KD

Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dead-of-winter-journey-2-penllyn

Journey 1, Forlorn Peak

Kindle:  relinks.me/B08RBBVRGX

Paperback:  relinks.me/B08R7RH4F5

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

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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 © 2010 and 2021 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

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47 thoughts on “Thursday Doors — and Doors

    1. Thanks so much, Diana. It was exciting to see a wonderful author launch a book with one of my covers. I did the one for her Poetry Treasures too.
      I hope you’ve had a good week. Now I need to get back on that Jupiter AM-18 rocket for tomorrow. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Heartfelt thanks Miriam. The “obvious” design (based on my book content) was something I struggled with for months. It was three doors — and simply too much to squeeze into the rectangle of a book cover. Then as I was editing this part, I suddenly realized that using the eye instead would convey just as much. I appreciate your encouragement. Hugs on the wing!

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  1. I recently paid Robbie a compliment on her cover, and I wondered if you had done the cover, Teagan. You have a distinctive style, and I mean that in the most complimentary way.

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    1. Thanks so much Pete. Robbie is a real gem. She has published with this one, and a custom one I did for her Poetry Treasures. (I don’t typically do custom work, just the Designed & Ready group.) She has two others for works in progress. Thanks for spending part of your day here. Hugs on the wing!

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  2. I just enjoyed all the great comments above. So much, so well stated. I want to add that I am very fond of the new book cover, it is very descriptive and brings some very good stories in itself, looking for the next issue, always interesting!

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    1. Dear Ms. Frances, thanks for spending so much of your day here. I really appreciate it. Thanks so much about the cover. I put more and longer thought into that one than any of the previous covers. When my “lightbulb” finally switched on, it came together easily. Stay safe and well. Hugs on the wing!

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  3. I also thought about Journey 9 when I saw you were sharing a Thursday post. There’s always something intriguing and hopeful in a door, and I love your cover for Robbie’s book as well. She describes why she chose it beautifully. Good luck to her with her new book and congratulations, congratulation on your cover, and I can’t wait to next journey, whose cover I love as well. Thanks, Teagan!

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  4. If this were “Let;s Make a Deal” I’d be safe. I recently purchased Robbie’s latest book of poems, and I am enjoying it very much. The cover is lovely, and the notion that poetry opens (or perhaps closes) doors into people’s lives and souls. You know I love poetry, and I truly think poets can go places other people can’t.

    When I saw the cover reveal for Journey Number 9, I thought, “Yay! A door!” I was hoping you would grace Thursday Doors with it. One thing about this blog challenge (I think that’s what we call it) is that I am a crummy enforcer of rules. Pictures of doors. Pictures where there used to be doors, gates, entrances, opening – Manja even featured pictures of door holes in a building that was under construction and has now been abandoned (when I saw that, I thought, oh, Teagan could work with that).

    I hope you have a great end of the week!

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    1. Haha. You know how easy it is for my imagination to latch onto a prompt or challenge, Dan. I’m already putting up barriers to keep it from jumping into your remark about door holes in that kind of building. I could build an entire “universe” around that. LOL.
      Thanks for spending part of your busy day here. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. My pleasure Robbie. It’s great to see it making the rounds! I love the way you organized the book. Thanks for your feedback on my cover reveal. I knew the Doors of Attunement would eventually show up in the series, so I struggled for months on how I might allude to them in a cover. Then when I was editing the scene with Emlyn and that eye, I realized that was the best way to do it — even though it was completely different than the kind of cover I originally meant to create. I hope you can get some relaxing done during this extra busy week. Hugs on the wing!

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        1. My pleasure, Robbie. Thanks about the covers. I get it about the themes. Because it’s been ten years since I finished the manuscript for Dead of Winter, in editing it for the series, I’ve noticed several ideas/themes in it — that since they were never published, they made their way into books I wrote later. I hate for my writing to be repetitive. So I’m sticking with the thought that it happened because the first time (ten years ago) they didn’t get published.
          Hugs again.

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    1. LOL, so very true, Tim — especially in Emlyn’s world.
      As I’ve edited that epic into novelette sized volumes, I’ve noticed that several elements of the story (remember I wrote it in 2010 and left it on the shelf) have creeped into stories I wrote after that. I think those things were determined to be expressed even though I didn’t publish the book. As I was editing this volume, I was reminded of the 3 doors photo you did for me for Thistledown Midsummer Bedlam.
      The prospect of what might be behind a door has always been sinister to me. LOL.
      Thanks for visiting. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thanks Pat. Oh no relationship there at all, that would be apples and oranges. Although behind the Doors of Attunement, maybe there could be a hybrid. 😀 There’s no telling what sort of orpple or aplnge you might find. They might even float in the air. LOL. Hugs on the wing!

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