#ThursdayDoors to Indie Books — 1920s Reads from SR Mallery’s #FreeBook! & Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene #TrickOrTreat

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Alhambra Water Tower, Coral Gables, FL built 1924 Wikimedia
Alhambra Water Tower, Coral Gables, FL built 1924 Wikimedia

Thursday Doors to Indie Books

1920s Trick or Treat

Today I’m sharing some 1920s doors.  It was a fun coincidence.  I just released a novella set in Coral Gables, Florida of the Roaring Twenties.  Meanwhile, to celebrate her upcoming 1920s mystery series, fellow indie author, S.R. (Sarah) Mallery is offering the introductory book for free (but only for a few days).  Her series is set on the opposite coast, in and around Hollywood, California.

I’ve found some real estate photos of houses in both cities, that were built in the 1920s and are still out there today.  So, let’s go coast-to-coast for our trick-or-treating!

Back in the day, I was always taught to put my guests first. So, let’s begin with the California doors.  I love the way the balcony goes most of the way around this home.

Built in 1927, Los Angeles
Built in 1927, Los Angeles
It’s always fun to see inside. I like how the large window echoes the shape of the door. The door is marvelous, but so are the black and white marble tiles. 
Inside of door
Inside of door
Also in Los Angeles is this 1929 home. The door is awfully small in the full photo, so I added a closeup.
Built in 1929, Los Angeles
Built in 1929, Los Angeles
1929 LA closeup
1929 LA closeup
Inside are more fantastic doors. It’s practically a “doors palace.”
1929 doors inside
1929 doors inside
Now, we’ll cross the country from “Glamour Town” to Coral Gables, Florida. Be careful, though. After all, there is a “Peril in Ectoplasm.”  The tower at the Golf and Country Club below could inspire another paranormal story. Hmmm…
Golf and Country Club, 1920s Coral Gables, FL
Golf and Country Club, 1920s Coral Gables, FL
This home from 1925 is still in use.  The door isn’t visible from the front, but most of that beautiful stained-glass window is.
Coral Gables, FL 1925 street view
Coral Gables, FL 1925 street view
Here’s the “front” door.  It’s on the side, with a patio.
1925 main door
1925 main door
I loved this louvered glass door and window.  It’s purely vintage Florida to me.  What a lovely little fantasy to have a master bedroom with that door opening onto a private courtyard.  Sigh…
1925 Master bedroom louvered door to outside
1925 Master bedroom louvered door to outside
Now for the real treats
SR Mallery Trouble in Glamour Town murder promo
Trouble in Glamour town on a FREE countdown 10/27/22 – 10/31/22.  Don’t miss this generous offer!

About “Trouble in Glamour Town”

Get it here: http://BookShow.me/B077D7T2KC
MURDER. CORRUPTION. MOVIE STARS. ROMANCE! Is it a modern-day TV shoot ‘em up?  No. It’s 1926 Old Hollywood, and a film producer is gunned down in cold blood. In comes Rosie, a pretty bit-player, who, in spite of her stage-mother’s expectations, just longs to be happy. Silent screen idols Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson, Lon Chaney, and Rudolph Valentino float in and out, as Los Angeles’ corruption is exposed, the era described, and a chase to find the killer revs up before there’s another hit.

From Readers’ Favorite:
“Trouble in Glamour Town is very historically accurate, portraying the real workings of the Hollywood sleaze, dishonesty and corruption happening at that time. S.R. Mallery is a gifted author who drew me into the story from the first word and kept me reading until the very last page…Trouble in Glamour Town is an old-fashioned type of murder mystery story and is a very good read.”  – Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ Favorite.

Coming soon — more from this storyline. The Lozano Boys: a new continuing series from TROUBLE IN GLAMOUR TOWN, set in 1927 Hollywood.

Here are Sarah’s links



AMAZON: http://amzn.to/1r3GUsZ 

BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/s-r-mallery

AUDIBLE: https://adbl.co/2E1kMvC


TWITTER: @SarahMallery1 

Facebook http://on.fb.me/1SnmIhs

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Now for that obligatory shameless self-promotion…  

A Peril in Ectoplasm: Just Once More

Cover A Peril in Ectoplasm by Teagan Riordain Geneviene

Seances, a psychic medium, warnings from a ghost, a manipulative fiancé, a woman who can’t go home, an older woman who might lose her job and home, a freakishly strong woman with a soul tie to an evil entity. All these things and people come together in 1920s Coral Gables, Florida.

Universal Purchase Links:

Kindle: relinks.me/B0BJ9N1GBX

Paperback:  relinks.me/B0BJBXGJ7L

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Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. It’s hosted by Dan Antion.  Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).

2022 Thursday Doors badge by Teagan R. Geneviene

Thanks for opening this door.  Happy Halloween!


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.

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58 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors to Indie Books — 1920s Reads from SR Mallery’s #FreeBook! & Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene #TrickOrTreat

  1. I did not know “doors” could be so exciting, but from the numerous comments, I have now found out that I was wrong! ! Thank you for this really excellent post, and for posting it along with all the others. Really worthwhile! !

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    1. Hi, Ms. Frances. That was my thought when I first learned about the group of bloggers, doing the “Thursday Doors” posts. While we enjoy seeing the entire building, I think that taking note of the doors specifically touches and activates something symbolic that makes the doors intriguing. Stay safe and well. Hugs on the wing.

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  2. Loved that you walked me through these 1920’s era doors Teagan… Homes which could have also been built yesterday.. LOVED those inner doors too…
    May the doors to your own success forever be open my friend..
    Have a lovely weekend and good luck with your novelette. ❤ ❤ ❤ Hugs your way ❤

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    1. Excellent, Denise. Sarah will be happy to hear that. I’m really enjoying the book.
      I love the rounded shapes in doors and windows too. Regarding the (I don’t know the word for it) arched but with dents on the sides door and window, I found 1920s houses with those both in California and Florida. I was intrigued and surprised by that. It must have been quite a trend, yet I’ve never seen a modern one like that.
      Thanks for opening this door. Hugs on the wing.


      1. You’re welcome, Teagan. The only downside of the 1925 house was how difficult it was to undo the “improvements” made by the previous owner in the ’50s and ’60s. Turquoise metal cabinets covered with Contact paper? Seriously?

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  3. Reblogged this on Just Olga and commented:
    Teagan Geneviene​ shares a #ThursdayDoors post with beautiful 1920s doors in California and Florida. Oh, and don’t miss the giveaway from another favourite author with a love for historical settings, Sarah Mallery​

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  4. I love all the pics, Teagan. You’re right, plenty of stories there. And congratulations to Sarah Mallery. I have her book on my list and have enjoyed quite a few of her novels, so I recommend it as well!

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