Atonement Doors – #ThursdayDoors

Beyond my wildest dreams! That was the result when I asked Dan Antion if he would be interested in doing a Thursday Doors post — using my fictional town of Atonement, TN. I told Dan just run with it — wherever his imagination took him, and I’m so glad he did. I’m still gawking at his post, I love it that much.
The way he described everything made his post wonderful — I felt like I was living in a chapter of the book.

Some of the photos he chose look exactly as I imagine the town. I had hoped that I made Atonement an “any town” so people could relate to it. Dan made me think I got it right. I hope everyone else thinks so.

I managed to get through the publication process with Atonement in Bloom (click here!). While the launch is not until the 20th, I’ve already made it available on Amazon. Also, the first book (Atonement, Tennessee) is on sale for 99 cents (e-book) for the launch.

Dan, heartfelt thanks for this amazing Atonement, TN Doors post. I’m humbled and honored.  I’ve disabled comments here, because I want you to visit Dan’s fabulous blog.


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Think of this cover as the door to a wonderful book.

Today is a very special edition of Thursday Doors – I am sharing doors from Atonement, Tennessee, the charming and very mysterious town created by Teagan R. Geneviene in her series of novels. If you enjoy reading Teagan’s serial stories, you will love these novels. Horsefeathers, (as Teagan would say) get on with the news, boy!

Teagan has recently revealed the cover of “Atonement in Bloom” the long-awaited second book in the Atonement series. I had the pleasure of reading an early edition of this book, and I’ve been sitting here ever since, silently chanting “finish the edits, finish the edits…” Well, the edits are finished, Teagan is loading-up a party bus and you should join me in making plans to purchase a copy of this bloomin’ book, later this month.

One of the things…

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Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Teri Polen, The Gemini Connection

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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Anita Page, circa 1920

Welcome to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  It’s almost Saint Patrick’s Day, so I had to give you something green.  I hope you enjoyed Miss Page.  But wait a minute, I can’t hear myself think.  Horsefeathers! The characters are taking over this post…

Pip:  Hey Andy, have you seen this?  I know you love science fiction and get into some horror stories.

Andy:  Hi-ya, flapper.  What did you say?  Oh I see.  This post is a departure because Teagan couldn’t resist sharing author Teri Polen’s new cover reveal!  Applesauce, look at all that.  Shhh… I’m trying to read it.

Pip:  Move over, I can’t see.  Oooh that’s pos-i-lutely darb! 

Would you two get back in your corner of my brain, please?  Thank you.  Now, back to the point.  I’m “green with envy” because Teri Polen’s new book is so fantastic!  Here’s more about it in the author’s own words.

And now, presenting… 

The Gemini Connection

by Teri Polen

Paperback Release Date: May 31, 2018
E-book Release Date: June 7, 2018
Young Adult > Sci-Fi/Fantasy > Thriller

Teen twin brothers Evan and Simon Resnik are fiercely loyal to each other and share an unusual bond—they experience each other’s emotions as their own and can sense where the other is.

On their dying planet of Tage, scientists work tirelessly on its survival. Like the twins’ parents, Simon is a science prodigy, recruited at a young age to work with the brilliant creator of Scientific Innovations. To the bitter disappointment of their parents, Evan shows no aptitude or interest in science. As a Mindbender, he travels into the minds of scientists to locate buried memories, connect ideas and concepts, and battle recurring nightmares.

When Simon mysteriously disappears, Evan is plunged into a world of loss and unbearable guilt. For the first time, he can’t ‘feel’ Simon—it’s like he no longer exists. Evan blames himself. No one knows that he ignored his brother’s pleas for help on the night he went missing.

A year later, Simon is still gone. Evan lost his twin, but Tage might have lost its last hope of survival when it’s discovered that Simon’s unfinished project could be its salvation. Evan is determined to find him—somewhere—and bring Simon home. Their unusual connection might be more extraordinary than they know, and the key to locating Simon.

The Gemini Connection paperback is available for pre-order at the following locations:

Barnes & Noble
And for a discount at Black Rose Writing

You can find Teri at the following locations:

Website / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Goodreads / Amazon

Pip:  Hey Sheiks and Shebas.  Just letting you know that Jazz Age Wednesdays, with yours truly will be back next week.  Thanks for visiting. You’re pos-i-lutely the cat’s meow!  

Sigh… that flapper just refuses to stay in her corner.  I have just one more thing to say, a reminder.

In case you missed it…

Last week I posted a request for your votes and feedback.  I want your input as I decide on what kind of blog serial to do after Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam is finished.  It will be a “three things” style serial, with you sending three random things to drive the story.  So I want you, the reader to be evolved every step of the way.  If you missed that post you can vote for the type of serial you’d like and leave your thoughts here*.  Please do vote and/or comment.  It really helps my thought process.

Thanks for visiting.  You’re the bee’s knees!

PS:  Now here’s the requisite shameless self-promotion — the links to the books about Pip and her friends. 

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Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I

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The Three Things Serial Story: A Little 1920s Story Kindle 

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 © 2018 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

All rights reserved.

No part of this work may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission.  Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights.

All images are either the property of the author or provided by free sources, unless stated otherwise.


Cover Reveal! Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients-I


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Ta-dah!  I’ve finally finished the technical aspects of book-izing the second of my blog serials.

About the Novel

Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients-I is the second of my “three things” style of blog serials.  As with the first serial, The Three Things Serial, a Little 1920s Story, it was a spontaneously written (“pantser”) serial.  Everything in it — characters, setting, plot, was driven by things left by readers of the blog, episode by episode.  However, this time the things were “ingredients” since it is a culinary mystery!  

Pip returns as narrator.  She has new friends for this adventure, as she has been “sentenced” to live with her grandmother until she learns to become a passable cook.  As you can imagine, that does not sit well with our flapper. (Yes, I still need to write a blurb…)

Book Launch?

My “real job” doesn’t allow me time for marketing or promotions.  I limit that to this blog.  So you don’t see much fanfare with my books.  However, I want to ask… 

Is anyone interested in hosting me for a book launch post?

If so, please leave a comment to let me know.  I’ll write something to be posted at your blog.  Any takers?  

See you Friday, or whenever you can visit this weekend, for the next episode of the current serial, Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam. Until then, hugs on the wing!


Copyright © 2017 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

All rights reserved.

No part of this work may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission.  Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights.

All images are either the property of the author or provided by free sources, unless stated otherwise.


Launch Postponed: Atonement, Tennessee


Maybold-gate-24131862e this is a picture of a gate opening, but I feel like it is closing. (This is actually one of the images I considered for the book cover.)  I really should have known not to put it “in print” last weekend, when I did the cover reveal and said I hoped to publish Atonement this weekend.

There is… well, let’s call it a situation, and I deliberately do not blog about it.  (However, I’ll be sure to tell you all about it, if it is ever resolved.)  Anyhow, it is causing me a tremendous amount of work that will take every spare moment of my time — now throughout next week.  Since I also have to earn a living to keep the roof over my head, I won’t be able to launch Atonement as I had hoped.  Maybe not even any time soon, because I plan to do National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), on which I should already be doing intensive planning and plotting.

Sigh…  “Atonement, Tennessee” was the novel I wrote during NaNoWriMo 2012.  (That actually happened because friend RC reminded me that it was beginning — I had never participated before 2012.)  So I really wanted to launch the 2012 book before 2013’s novel begins.  I’m extremely disappointed.  On more than one level.  But such is life.

However, I refuse to let that other “unbloggable,” stress and effort intensive situation interfere with writing an entire novel from scratch, during the month of November (for NaNoWriMo)

Applesauce! You mean you’re going to be writing another novel?  What about us?  And what about the great folks that read the serial story?  They’re the bee’s knees!  You can’t just leave everybody hanging.

Calm down Pip.  You and your friends will not be forgotten. Although you might not get as much attention as I’ve been giving you.

Yes, I also promise you another episode of our Three Things Serial this weekend.  Even when I begin this November’s novel writing effort, Pip, Frankie, Mona, Boris, and company will likely keep at me to take your “three things” and let them drive the story to an eventual conclusion.crow

Teagan (eating crow over still not launching Atonement)

Cover Reveal: Atonement, Tennessee

I can’t help feeling pretentious, announcing a cover reveal on my little blog, for my little novel, Atonement, Tennessee.  I never delude myself that I write great literature, and this one is purely meant to be entertainment.  (Granted, I am very serious about The Dead of Winter, but even there I don’t pretend to write anything that should be called literature.)

Since December I’ve said that I would use my 2012 National Novel Writing Month book, Atonement, as my “grand experiment” with indie publishing.  It truly is an experiment, though it is more humble than grand.

The more I learn about indie, the more humbled — and intimidated I am.  I have a full time job.  I have to earn a living to keep the roof over my head, and that takes nearly all my time and energy.  From the beginning of this “experiment” I realized that I couldn’t self publish and do it effectively.  So why did I let that get in the way of my experiment?  I intended to publish Atonement this spring.  I even posted some cover concepts on which many of you were kind enough to provide feedback.  (Eventually I discarded all of those, and continued to feel intimidated and inadequate.)

However, after repeated kicking of my own pants, I hope I have the grand experiment back on track.  I’ve selected cover art and I am pleased with it.  Soon I will begin putting the novel on the various sales sites, though I’ll likely do those one at a time, beginning with CreateSpace/Amazon.  I’ll do it that way because that is what I am able to do, not because it is what I should do.  I’ll keep you posted on my experiment’s progress with that final part.  (By the way, the print doesn’t show as well here on the blog.  Click on the picture for a larger image.)

So without further preamble, I present to you the cover for

Atonement, Tennessee

Atonement, Tennessee cover