Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam 1

Source: Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam 1

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hello everyone.  As you saw last weekend Thistledown is currently on hiatus until December.  However, I thought this would be a good time to re-blog the serial thus far.
To get to episode 1, click the link at the top of the page.

I’m only doing this for those who want to catch up, so I’ve closed the comments.

I’m still blogging 1920s short stories on “Jazz Age Wednesdays.” Look for me there!  The serial is the only thing taking a break.

Now I’m going back to planning for the novel-to-be and National Novel Writing Month.

Hugs on the wing!


Mystery Mondays Review: “Murder at the Bijou” by Teagan Riordain Geneviene

Wow — what a way to start my week! Thanks to Christoph Fischer for this wonderful review of my 1920s novel, “Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I”.
I hope you’ll click over and say hello to Christoph.


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This is a very enjoyable murder story set in the 1920s. Pip, Granny Phanny and a whole bunch of alliterated characters populate the story of surprisingly strong suspense with equally surprising turns of events.
This is hugely enjoyable and definitely recommended to anyone with a sense of fun and humour.

I loved this book when it was published in parts on the blog and loved it even more re-reading it as a whole in one sitting. Yes, one sitting.

I only now realised just how much work had gone into the individual parts. I often forgot from one week to the next what certain references mean or what they allude to. The novel is hugely enjoyable and a fun read thanks to many quirky expressions, usage of words off the beaten track, fabulous character names and many more delicious ingredients.
The writing is very original and the story line is…

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#BadMoonRising Teagan Riordain Geneviene #IndieAuthor #UrbanFantasy #Supernatural

I always hesitate to do reblogs but… Teri was so kind to feature me, so I’ll “atone” for this later. 😉
Be sure to visit her frequently for Bad Moon Rising. It lasts all month.

Books and Such

Welcome, Teagan Geneviene!  If you’re a fan of Teagan’s book, Atonement, Tennessee, I’m about to make your day.  She’s nearly finished the sequel, Atonement in Bloom, and an excerpt is below!  Even better, it’s from Lilith’s POV, my fav calico cat.  Sit back, relax, and learn some new things about Teagan.

Hi Teri — I’m excited to be a part of Bad Moon Rising again this year!

Favorite Halloween costume as a child or adult?

I was usually a gypsy for Halloween. Yes, that was something that I could create even though I didn’t have much in the way of resources. However, I might have chosen it anyway. I loved the idea of their freedom, colors, the gaudy jewelry, and halloween

Any paranormal experiences you’d like to share?

It’s not exactly a fun answer, but I’ve had several. The one that’s most powerful is this… When I was a young…

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We Were On A Break! Welcome Back Donna Parker

“Don’t panic!” said Douglas Adams, and I’m echoing his words from the Hitchhiker’s Guide. I had to have a break (after a couple of extra-draining workweeks and an altercation with a stomach virus). Thistledown will be back next weekend.

Meanwhile I’m sharing a couple of beauties with you. Later this weekend I have a special announcement from fellow blogger and author, John W. Howell.

Now… OMG, look who’s back! I was so happy to see Donna Parker in the bloggosphere again. Then you should have seen my face when I saw she gave a shout out to “Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients 1”
Please click over and visit Yadadarcyyada. Browse around her fabulous, inimitable blog, and say hello.
Hugs on the wing!

yadadarcyyada has changed within me
Somehow I’m not the same
I’m tired of playing
someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to press stop
(oops, I hit Publish!)
Time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap!
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I’ll never know!
I’m sick of denying gravity, now…
I’m defying gravity!
Even by getting up in the morning…I’m defying gravity!
Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want. I wanna—, I wanna—, I wanna stop hearing ‘want’ instead of ‘need’.
So I have a problem, something I have to face…
To move ahead at a more novel pace.
We need to not believe everything we read and not only read everything we believe. My fondness wish? That we hit pause, stop fighting about who’s right and who’s wrong. Simple, the facts are right; what if we’re…

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Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air Your Reviews – Teagan Riordain Geneviene and M.C.V. Egan

Source: Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air Your Reviews – Teagan Riordain Geneviene and M.C.V. Egan

Huge thanks to Sally G. Cronin for sharing these wonderful reviews of my novella. Also, my appreciation to Bette Stevens and Vashi Quiroz-Vega for reviews that thrilled me!  Have a thriving Thursday everyone!

Comments are closed here, but please visit Sally and say hello. You’ll find all sorts of wonderful posts at her blog.

Now I’m really having a thriving Thursday!

Thrive on my friends!

Blogger’s Books: Teagan Geneviene

Today I’m visiting (virtually) Norfolk with Beetly Pete!
Pete has done a wonderful post about my new release. I’m still blushing at his kind words. Do click over and say hello to Pete. You’ll love his fantastic blog!


I am always happy to promote new books published by fellow bloggers. Teagan is no exception, and I am pleased to feature her new novel. She is an American, a published author, and a blogger too. And what a blogger! Generous, involved, and engaged, she is an example to us all of what a good blogger is all about. As well as promoting her own writing, she is to be found popping up all over, with her encouraging comments, and witty asides. I have never met her, but I wish I had.

Her latest book is something unusual, and all the more exciting for that too.

Imagine asking people to give you three random things. Then combine those into blog posts, eventually constructing a novel around the same theme. Not easy, we would all agree. But Teagan pulled it off with aplomb, in her latest book, ‘Murder At The Bijou’.

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Sharing: Time to Lie by Phil Taylor

Recently Phil Taylor at “The Phil Factor” participated in the launch of my new novel Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I.  Now I’m honored to return the favor as he releases a new book.

Read all about it HERE at Phil’s wonderful humor blog.  Be sure to leave a comment there to wish him luck.

You can also find Time To Lie on Amazon by clicking this link!


Meanwhile, here at Teagan’s Books, I’m thinking about a series of midweek posts.  To promote Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I,  I’m thinking about re-sharing the various short stories I’ve written set in the “Pip-verse.”  What do you think?

Comments here are disabled (because I want you to visit Phil).  So please vote below.


Looking for Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam, Episode 8?  Click HERE.