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!

Atonement Blog Party Bus Loaded

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.

Cover Expiación y Magia ― Una Fantasía Urbana

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)

My Vibrating Vertabrae cover

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.

The Road To Top Of The World: Short Stories In The Land Of Puglia

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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Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Teri Polen 

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Patty L. Fletcher of Campbell’s World

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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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Invitation — Virtual Art Gallery Showing — Under the Sea — the work of Robert M. Goldstein

Save the Date! It’s a virtual #ArtShow of images by Robert M. Goldstein, the illustrator of Hullaba Lulu. 

The venue is the #SteamPunk submarine of Cornelis Drebbel!

You are invited to join Rob and me at my blog for the showing — Under the Sea, all next weekend, beginning September 21st.

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Stay tuned for Straightlaced Saturday this weekend and Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers chapter 6.  Cheers!

No Cornelis, not yet! The art show is the next weekend.  And remember — the show is for Rob’s other artwork.  So do try to behave, Cornelis…

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Art by Rob Goldstein

Podcast: Rob Goldstein on BeyondYourPast.com

You know Rob Goldstein is my “partner in crime,” illustrating Hullaba Lulu. His talents go far beyond art. Click over to his place. He’ll direct you to his fascinating podcast about dissociative identity disorder, hosted by Mental Health Advocate, Matthew Pappas.
You will learn what a wonderful accomplishment his art really is. Be sure to leave a comment at Rob’s place.

See you at the station on Wednesday when the “Hullaba Lulu” #DieselPunk train reaches the end of the line. You’re the bee’s knees!

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Iset in Flight by Rob Goldstein

Art by Rob Goldstein

I’m honored to be a guest speaker on BeyondYourPast.com.

The Beyond Your Past Podcast is hosted by Certified Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, and Mental Health Advocate, Matthew Pappas. He is also the founder of SurvivingMyPast.net, a blog in support of all who have survived the Trauma of Abuse.

Matthew Pappas writes: ‘My guest on this episode of the Beyond Your Past Podcast is Photographer, Digital Artist, Blogger, and Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist, Rob Goldstein. He is also a former guest blogger on Surviving My Past, where he shared some of his story in a post titled, “Life with DID: When Everything is a Trigger“. That post has been incredibly helpful and validating for so many who live with dissociative identity disorder, or those who have a loved one who lives with DID.

In the Podcast Rob Goldstein shares more of the story of how things finally…

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The Punk of I Don’t Know — the Punk of Punk.2

Celebrating Post No. 500!

Your eyes do not deceive you.  Yes, you’ve seen this recently.  I meant to keep an eye out for what post would be my 500th post… Naturally, when it finally came up, I had forgotten. So here it is/was. Suitably (since I’ve felt unsettled for so long) it’s about “I don’t know!” 😀

I just wanted to do a little happy dance.
I’ll be back with a Saturday post. Hugs!

Teagan's Books

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Welcome to my sanctuary — an oasis free of politics, religion, and the judgments that often go with both.  It’s my safe haven where we can relax in the comfort and encouragement of each other’s presence — free of bullies and passive aggressive princesses.  I’m allowing certain “punks.”  That’s my prerogative as proprietress and bouncer.

Not that kind of bouncer…  Anyhow, since we’re in my sanctuary, I don’t mind telling you that I’m a continuous learner.  I have to be, because there are so many things I don’t know about. 

After I started writing Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers back in 2015, I realized that I was writing steampunk.  (See episode 1 of that serial here.)  So I had to learn about that genre. 

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Later I ran into blogger/author Sarah Zama and found that all sorts of “punk” existed. …

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See You Again (Atonement in Bloom)

Thanks to the inimitable Donna Parker for reviewing my soon to be released, Atonement in Boom. I was as blue as the story’s “blue rose of the impossible” — but not anymore! Comments are closed here, because I want everyone to browse Donna’s wonderful blog. 

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Donna’s posts are filled with a unique and marvelous sense of whimsy.  She is back from her break and in rare form. Please do visit.  Hugs!

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https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/07/15/see-you-again/Sorry I’m not sorry…Not sorry I took a blogging break to question myself. I was seized with a feeling, a feeling that I had nothing else to say…I know that doesn’t stop some folks, but I didn’t want to waste my time or yours, you know, overstay my welcome.https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/07/15/see-you-again/Then lately, everything I read or watched seemed to have the theme of atonement, redemption – maybe my brain was begging to reclaim my blog, atone for not believing in myself, redeem my poor little lonely blog sitting here, hoping against hope, to be read, so I thought, what the heck, a few more posts couldn’t hurt (er, famous last words?).https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/07/15/see-you-again/

  • Not sorry a couple of wonderful bloggers/authors, Teagan and John knew just how to lure me back, putting down Reese’s Pieces, or in this case, books/ARCs, to lead me back to blogging (Be Good).

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/07/15/see-you-again/

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Happy Birthday to Teagan from Lulu and the Gang

This was such a wonderful surprise from Rob Goldstein! It’s not something I usually mention on my blog, but I enjoyed this so much that I had to share it here.
Be sure to visit Rob’s blog and say hello. He went to San Francisco’s ‘Families Belong Together’ march yesterday. I’m looking forward to photos of it at his place.

Oh, and coming this Wednesday on “Hullaba Lulu” we say goodbye to a friend.

Hugs all around.

Art by Rob Goldstein

Today is Teagan’s Birthday,  so Lulu and the gang whipped up a surprise.

Virtual reality photograph of Gramps playing the Theramin Gramps Plays Happy Birthday on the Theremin for Teagan

We hope you like pink soda with whipped cream, and the Theremin!

We also hope this makes you smile!

RG, 2018

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