via Tales from Fraggle Towers

Monday, December 10, 2018

I’m having a Wayne and Garth moment for not realizing the fabulous Fraggle had done a rockin’ review of not just one, but all the Atonement books — at Fraggle’s Other Place.

So, I’m doing an extra post to share it.  I hope you’ll click over and visit both of her exciting blogs. Fraggle Rokin’ a Camera Across the Universe.  Be sure to click over and “toon in” at her place.  Have a great new week!

I can’t resist including a link to a post from Denise too.  She included a review of Atonement, Tennessee with her “Recent Books Read.”  Head over to Author D. L. Finn, because I’m in great company with Vashti Quiroz-Vega, Aaron D. Brinker and Marcia Meara

Have a marvelous Monday, everyone.

A Bloomin’ Barn

Saturday, December 8, 2018

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Image courtesy Dan Antion

When I was ready to publish Atonement in Bloom, blogger extraordinaire Dan Antion did the first ever (as far as we know) fictional Thursday Doors post.  He used doors and buildings from his part of the country that made him think of my quirky fantasy town in Tennessee. 

Recently, with the photos Dan posted for Thursday Doors, he shared more of the images he considered for that Atonement promo post. Among those photos was an old barn that reminded me of a scene from Atonement in Bloom.  Dan gave me permission to use it here.  So, I decided to share another snippet from my latest novel.

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Based on my blog posts, anyone might think my Atonement novels are all about animals.  However, the core of the story is an everyday person whose plate is full with a real world that suddenly seemed full of supernaturals.  The critters are just a side-dish of whimsy.  Their parts are also easier to share in blog posts.  That said, here’s a new excerpt featuring Lilith, the calico cat.  She’s an ordinary cat… but all cats are extraordinary.

Setup.  Lilith got a little too adventurous, sniffing out a magical beast.  Frightened, as any sensible feline would be, she jumped to the nearest hiding spot.  Unfortunately, that spot was the open back of the Fae’s Flowers van.  Soon Gwydion got behind the wheel and the van cruised down the road.  Lilith was so rattled from the magic she had witnessed, that she was afraid to make her presence known.  Besides, Gwydion sounded really angry. Finally the van stopped. 

A Bloomin’ Barn

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Photo by Dan Antion

There were a few cows nearby.  Lilith couldn’t see them but her ears and nose told her about them.  The barn had faded red paint, but it was built on a stone foundation and it had a bright tin roof, so it looked dry and safe.

The calico wondered if she should get out of the van since it had finally stopped.  Maybe she should go to the safe looking barn.  Lilith didn’t like being in the van, but she knew nothing about where she was, except that it would be a very long trot to get home.  Esmeralda would be most upset with her by the time she finally got there… probably sometime the next evening.

She heard Gwydion arguing with men inside the barn. 

“Where is it?” he demanded.  “Where is the mirror?”

Lilith heard Gwydion’s voice clearly.  It seemed unlike him to be harsh, especially not so often.  She missed his lilting flirty voice and wondered what had become of that side of him.  If Gwydion had become so hateful, perhaps she didn’t want to be in the van with him again.

She swished her tail in indecision.  Just as she was about to jump, Lilith became aware that she wasn’t alone.  The old woman stepped up beside her.

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“Hello little heart.  This is a surprise!  You truly are the inquisitive one, aren’t you, to come all the way out here?” Beira the Crone said, and her long lapis-blue braid swung as she leaned down to scratch the cat’s cheek.

In the sunlight her complexion didn’t look quite so blue, just very pale. 

“Never you mind that hotheaded fae.  I’ll see you home.  I have to visit your Sunhold anyway,” she said.

That was when Lilith saw the awful mirror.  She had thought never to see it again.  Lilith hissed and arched her back, hackles rising.

“Now, now.  There’s no need to be that way.  It’s not an evil thing, you know.  It just shows the truth… in one way or another,” Beira said reasonably.  “Well… I have to admit that it can be cryptic and even mischievous, but it’s not altogether malevolent,” the old woman said of the Mirror of Truth and Justice Most Poetic.

The calico wondered why anyone would want the nasty mirror.  She meowed her disapproval at Beira.  Cailleach Bheur seemed to understand.

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The old woman’s eyes narrowed as she paused for thought.  Beira made a tsk sound.

“Taking the mirror from Gwydion will be a small beginning toward settling his debt,” she said.

The comment sounded vengeful to Lilith’s ears.  She tilted her head as she regarded Beira.  The old woman relaxed visibly, seeming to put aside her unkind thoughts.

“Calm yourself and come with me,” she said stroking the calico’s soft fur.  “If it makes you feel better, I’ll get you home so quickly that Esmeralda will never realize you’ve been gone.”

“What do you mean it’s gone?” Gwydon’s irate voice was easily audible.

Beira’s promise, combined with a crash from within the barn and another furious yell from Gwydion was all the persuasion she needed.  Lilith leapt into Beira’s arms.

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Ah yes, that naughty mirror from “Atonement, Tennessee” came back for a cameo in “Atonement in Bloom,” although its part wasn’t as large.  I expect it will show up again in book three.   

I hope you enjoyed this little detour.  Join me at the station on Wednesday for the next Hidebound Hump Day.  We’ll catch the #SteamPunk train for Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers with Chapter 21. The random “things” driving that episode are Moustache Cup, Apricot Charlotte, Mangle.

I’ll be looking for you at the station.  Mega hugs!

Update:  I love your comments. Forgive me if my replies are short.  This morning I cut two fingers. I’m fine, but the bandages make typing ridiculously difficult.  

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A Bloomin’ Otherworldly Pigs Snippet

Saturday, November 24, 2018

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Deme and Honeybell, otherworldly pigs of Atonement, TN

Welcome, everyone.   I hope you’ve had a wonder-filled week.  Something fun and unexpected happened to me.  More on that in a second.  First things first.

If I had never written Atonement, Tennessee then I would have never started this blog.  I wouldn’t have written any of the 1920s serials, or met any of you wonderful people. 

I was privileged to become acquainted with baker, blogger, and author Robbie Cheadle back when I did the “Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam” serial.  Robbie’s talents have blossomed so much that she now has two blogs to support her diverse forms of writing and creativity:  Robbie’s Inspiration, and Roberta Writes

I was delighted when Robbie told me she read Atonement, Tennessee — and thrilled when she mentioned that she was going to review it this weekend.  (Update:  Link to Robbie’s review.)

Now my other wonder-filled moment of this week.  A friend returned from a vacation to New York and brought me a very special little treat.  The reason why it is a special treat is that someone was reminded of my characters and books even while having a wonderful vacation.  That means a lot to me. 

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She gave me this little pig figure, and it was so much like Deme and Honeybell, the otherworldly pigs!  The little pink, winged pig with a feather boa grunt-snuffle-snorted its way into a gift shop.  (Now Honeybell is in my head, demanding a feather boa, and Deme is wearing a crown, although she’s gotten it lopsided…)

The glowing pigs were not in the first novel, Atonement, Tennessee, but they have several short stories, and they made a couple of brief appearances in Atonement in Bloom.  In honor of The Glowing Pigs, I’m sharing a snippet from “Bloom” that includes them.

After a strange day, Ralda Lawton is having a restless night. First she has a frightening dream, but she manages to go back to sleep.  Then she wakes again and…

A Glowing Warning

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Lilith made an odd meow and jumped up from her spot on the bed and over to the dresser.  I closed my eyes tighter, because it seemed almost as if the light switch had been flipped.  I cracked open my eyes, desperately wanting to sleep.  I reached for the nightstand lamp to turn it off, but found that it was not lit.  Yet the bedroom was illuminated by a soft radiance.

My gaze moved from the lamp to the dresser where I’d heard Lilith jump.  From that vantage point she watched something in feline fascination.  Sleepily I sat up so I could see what had her attention.  When I looked, I questioned both my wakefulness and my sanity.

Glowing pigs gathered around, circling my brass bed, snuffling and snorting.  After a moment their random grunts came together as one rhythmic voice — grunt-snort, snuffle-grunt-snort.  The chant went on until it started to sound like my name, Ral-da, Esme-Ral-da.

One pig moved away from the rest of its drift, as I had learned a group of young pigs was called.  I marveled to realize that it had blue eyes.  I didn’t know pigs could jump, but it bounded onto the foot of my bed.  Sitting back on its curly porcine tail, it locked its sapphire orbs onto my own eyes.  Maybe I could have looked away from that intent gaze, but I was too dumbfounded to try.

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“Deme, no.  You are too bold!” I heard one of the other pigs say.

“Don’t be silly Honeybell,” replied the pig that jumped onto my bed.  “Besides, you know this must be done.”

I actually put my finger into my ear and twisted it around, as if I could fix the crazy things I was hearing.  Even in a dream, pigs shouldn’t talk.  And of course I must be dreaming.  It had to be the wretched brass bed messing with me again.

The pig on the foot of my bed snorted in a way that sounded like chuckling when the other one spoke.  I gathered this blue-eyed one’s name was Deme.

“Ralda-Esmeralda, you must take great care,” Deme spoke to my continued amazement.  “There are too many supernaturals in Atonement, Tennessee, too many different plans are in play at once.  More than one of them is very dangerous!  And the Keeper of the Eastern Winds is not present to protect you,” the porcine voice warned me.

♣ — ♣

Had Ralda fallen into another dream?  Surely such a thing couldn’t happen.  Yet then again, Atonement, TN is no ordinary town.  If you want to know, you’ll have to read Atonement in Bloom.  

I hope you’ll join me Wednesday for Hidebound Hump Day and another chapter of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  The random “things” driving the next episode are Indian Head Penny, and Brocade of a White Lion.  You’ll also meet characters from the Pip-verse!

I’ll be looking for you at the station! 

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A Bloomin’ Short — Blossoms & Bears

Saturday, November 3, 2018

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Welcome, everyone.   As you know, I worked on the second novel in my Atonement, TN universe for several years before recently publishing Atonement in Bloom.  Forgive me if continue to celebrate the completion of that endeavor — my head and my heart are still in my quirky fictional town.  So, I decided to write a very short story related to “Bloom.”

This story would have happened “off camera” during Flowery Backfire, Chapter 8 of Atonement in Bloom.  Bethany and two minor characters, the brother and sister — Marge and Tracey Tipton get the spotlight.

Blossoms and Bears

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Bethany shivered and turned up the heater in her purple Volkswagen Beetle.  

The little car was crammed full of flowers.  Azaleas were arranged in the seats.  Dahlias draped across the dashboard.  Sunflowers stood up from the sunroof.  Petunias protruded from the windows ― hence the Goth accountant’s shivering.  She stuffed so many flowers into the car that she couldn’t close the windows. 

She had offered to help Ralda Lawton get rid of the bombardment of blossoms.  However, the flowers were so beautiful that the Goth hated to just throw them away.  Bethany decided to take them to the nearest nursing home.

A short distance down the road, Marge Tipton’s old red pickup truck was parked on the roadside.  Bethany took her black booted foot off the accelerator when she spotted Marge and her brother Tracey.

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The spot wasn’t far from the diner Marge owned, L-O-L-A Lola’s.  Of course, it would be farther to drive there.  Yet it wouldn’t be reasonable to tromp through that thicket to walk to the restaurant. 

“What in the world is she doing?” Bethany muttered.

Marge stood holding a long stick and glaring at her brother.  Tracey seemed frustrated, but to the Goth’s relief he looked sober.  More than once she had helped Marge get him to act reasonably when he went on a bender.

As Bethany pulled the Beetle onto the shoulder, their voices drifted into the open windows.

“Walking tall and carrying a big stick only works if your name’s Buford Pusser and you’re in a movie!” Tracey told his sister as she poked her stick into the underbrush.  “Do you think that stick’s gonna help if it’s in there?”

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Marge Tipton at LOLA’s

That comment was so strange that Bethany couldn’t help getting out of her car to investigate.

“If nobody will do anything about that bear then I’ll have to do it myself!  I don’t think they even believe there is a bear.  Well, they can just kiss my foot,” his sister retorted and moved to the next bush.

Bethany already knew Marge thought she had seen a bear prowling around the diner after dark.  She wouldn’t touch that conversation with a ten-foot pole ― or a long stick.

Marge repeatedly stabbed the stick into the bushes.  A quail flew up, making quite a commotion.  Everybody jumped and exclaimed words that weren’t necessarily fit for mixed company.

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Tracey bent to pick up the stick his sister dropped when the bird startled her.  He kept it on pretext of scraping mud off his boots.

“What brings you out here, Miss Bethany?” Tracey asked, straightening his cap.

He tended to act a little nervous around the dark-haired woman.  Bethany thought it was because she was a Goth.  Marge thought it was because he was sweet on her.

“I’m taking some flowers to the nursing home out on Highway 41,” Bethany explained.

“Would it be too much trouble to drop me off at the Rowdy Rooster?  It’s not far out of your way,” Tracey asked with an impatient glance at his sister.

Marge narrowed her eyes at the mention of the redneck bar. 

“Not even my own brother believes there’s a bear,” she muttered.

“I’m sorry, Tracey.  My car’s running over with flowers,” she said and received an eye-roll in return for her excuse.  “No, honestly it is.”

They turned and saw the flowers sticking out of the Volkswagen’s windows and sunroof.  Perplexed expressions painted the faces of the Tipton siblings.

“You know, I could really use some help.  You’ve probably scared the bear away,” she added, pretending to give Marge the benefit of a doubt.

♣ — ♣

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The three of them carried double arm-loads of blossoms into the nursing home.  The staff gathered every imaginable container for the blossoms.  There were enough flowers that Marge, Tracey, and Bethany put a bouquet in every room and each common area.

“Tracey Tipton, it’s been a long time since we’ve seen you,” a woman wearing a white coat exclaimed.  “They’ve really missed you coming to play for them.  But I don’t see your guitar,” she added in a disappointed tone.

Marge and Bethany turned in surprise toward the woman.  A name tag identified her as Dr. Mary Sue Leggett.  She stopped an orderly and whispered something.  A moment later he returned with a guitar.

Before Tracey had time to do more than murmur a vague objection he was herded to a common room where a dozen eager faces smiled encouragingly when he sat down with the guitar.

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While many of the residents were elderly, the facility also housed people of all ages with varied reasons for being there.  Bethany wondered if Tracey had ever been admitted as a patient.

Dr. Leggett spoke quietly as Tracey played and sang.  He seemed to enjoy himself every bit as much as his audience appreciated his music.

“I’ve never seen this side of your brother,” Bethany told Marge.

“Tracey could use a purpose in life,” Dr. Leggett suggested.  “If we could get him on a schedule to come out here even once a week, I think everyone would benefit from it.”

Marge turned sad eyes toward her brother.  Her mouth became a determined line.  It was the same expression she’d worn when trying to find her bear.  Bethany knew Marge had been through tough times with her brother.  It was no wonder she looked like she was bracing herself to poke a bear with a stick.

A hearty laugh came from Tracey as he agreed to play another song.  Marge smiled.

“I haven’t heard that laugh in years,” Marge commented in a bemused voice.  “I’ll do everything I possibly can to make that happen,” she promised.

Bethany shook her head wonderingly as she walked out of the building.  The sounds of a sing-along followed her as she got into her purple Volkswagen and drove away. 

♣ — ♣

The end.  Or perhaps a new beginning for Tracey Tipton.

I hope you’ll join me Wednesday for Hidebound Hump Day and another chapter of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  The random “things” driving the next episode are One Lone Dandelion, Free Verse Poem, and Candle Wax.

I’ll be looking for you at the station!

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Atonement in Bloom by Teagan Geneviene

What a wonderful post-Halloween treat for me from Dyanna! It’s a happy Dia de la Muertos with her review of Atonement in Bloom!  Please click over to her magazine to say hello and browse her wonderful site.

Huge thanks, Dyanna — and a great big hug!

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great Read

I really enjoyed my journey back to Atonement Tennessee. Lilith the very adventurous calico cat is still getting in and out of scrapes. Ralda cannot avoid fae magic no matter how she tries. It was good to reconnect with the delightful occupants of Atonement. The book is a wonderful mix of fantasy and mystery. If you have not read the first book in this series [Atonement, Tennessee] I would suggest you start there. Lots of tongue in cheek humor, a sheriff who quotes Shakespeare, flowers everywhere and a few very powerful beings come together in this remarkable and fun book to make it a very enjoyable read.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Chris Graham (for Agnes Mae Graham)

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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…

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

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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

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John W. Howell

Annette Rochelle Aben

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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

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Chuck Jackson

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Smorgasbord Book Reviews – The Glowing Pigs: Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee by Teagan Riordain Geneviene

Oh, what a marvelous treat I got from Sally Cronin! She mentioned a review was coming, but I didn’t realize she wrote the review. I’m honored. I’m tickled pink when anyone enjoys these little pig tales. Thank you so much Sally. Grunt-snuffle-snort hugs!

I hope you’ll visit her at her Smorgasbord.  Sally recently released a new book of her own, Tales from the Irish Garden. 

Have a wonder-filled day, everyone.

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Delighted to share my review of the latest release from Teagan Riordain Geneviene which is a lovely story of about glowing pigs and a prequel to Atonement, Tennessee.

About The Glowing Pigs – Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee – A short book long on characters….

These snort stories are part of the “universe” of the urban fantasy town created by author Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene ― Atonement, Tennessee. They continue the adventures of the otherworldly pigs and the residents of the quirky town.

Like some of the other Atonement characters, the otherworldly glowing pigs were loosely inspired by the ancient myth of Gwydion fab Don. The pig-tales snuffle alongside the novels

Atonement, Tennessee and Atonement in Bloom at various points in the time-line.

The first snort (“Robin’s Great Chase”) is a prequel to all the Atonement stories. The story-line comes into play in the next novel, Atonement in Bloom, where…

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