Hooray! The wait is over! Journey 4 of Teagan Geneviene’s Dead of Winter is here!

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 

The April Journey is finally here!

DoW 4 Wagon Wheel promoPromotional Image by Teagan

Dead of Winter: Journey 4, The Old Road

I never intended to do much writing when I decided to convert this epic novel into an Amazon serial of monthly novelettes.  It was already plenty long.  However, this Journey gave me the chance to tell part of the backstory of two characters — Boabhan and Hallgeir.  To do so, I added an entire chapter, titled “Dig.”  There was already one segment told from Boabhan’s point of view.  

The Boabhan character also designed the wagons in which the Deae Matres travel, hence the wagon wheel in my image.  I suppose it would be fair to say that this novelette features her. 

Journey 4 is notably longer than 1, 2, 3, or 5 (coming in May).  However, it is still novelette-length.

As most of you know, I call the…

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Thanks to Sally for including my review in her Blogger Daily today, especially because I’m in incredibly good company. Don’t miss it!

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A small selection of posts I have read in the last few days that I hope you will head over to read in full.. thanks Sally.

The first post is from author/artist Linda Lee Greene and shares the bittersweet significance of the date March 29th.

March 29th – A Bittersweet Date. From Linda Lee Greene, Author/Artist

My mother was born on a March 29th, and ninety-one years later, my father died on a March 29th. My daughter, who is a registered nurse and hospice administrator, and therefore well-versed in the dying patterns of people, predicted my ailing father’s date of death. She was certain he would hold on to life until March 29th of that year. She explained that people nearing the final moment of their life cycle often wait until they reach what to them is a meaningful date to take their last breath. In my father’s case, it…

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Sad news about Sue Vincent’s passing and a beautiful tribute by Jim Webster.

Tallis Steelyard

There are times when a poet must make a stand and say, “This has happened without my cognisance and I will not accept it!” Today has not been the best of days. Today I got a note from a patron. Common enough, especially from her, as she was always quick to praise, swift to encourage. But today the note had a bitter flavour. She was sitting awaiting death. A week? Longer?

And what can a poet do? A poet can protest, a poet can stand tall and say firmly that this will not do. A poet can bang the table with his wine glass obvious of the fact it has shattered and the pieces lie glistening but incoherent, shards of dreams never now to be dreamt.

Others have known Sue for longer than I, others will doubtless feel the grief more keenly, will mourn longer, but my job as a…

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Great news! The Third Journey in Teagan Genevieve’s Death of Winter is available! Check all the information here, and don’t forget to read the fantastic review of Journey 2 by Robbie Cheadle.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Dead of Winter: Journey 3, The Fever FieldDead of Winter: Journey 3, The Fever Field

You know what they say about “the best laid plans of mice and (wo)men…”  I wanted to announce “Dead of Winter: Journey 3, The Fever Field” and schedule the post for my usual Wednesday slot at midnight Eastern Time.  Unfortunately, my life has been ruled by Murphy’s Law this week, and Amazon publishing, and slow Internet were Murphy’s allies. 

Happily, the multi-talented author, Roberta Eaton Cheadle has helped me out by adding the cover reveal and the Kindle purchase link for Journey 3 to her amazing review of Journey 2!

Dead of Winter promotional image by Teagan R. Geneviene
Dead of Winter promotional image by Teagan R. Geneviene

Journey 2, Penllyn is the second episode in the Dead of Winter serial. You can read my review of review of Journey 1 Forlorn Peak here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1A6T1JDOEV3H3. Now, on to my review of Journey 2, Penllyn! What Amazon says…

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Teagan Geneviene has published Journey 2 of Dead of Winter, and I can’t wait to carry on reading. Remember, it’s being published as a series of novelettes, so it’s ideal if you don’t have a lot of time. And it’s gripping!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021 

February is here & so is the 2nd monthly installment

Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn

January 2021 actually began one good thing — monthly, serialized novelettes of an epic fantasy, “Dead of Winter.”  Journey 1, Forlorn Peak was released a month ago.

I actually wrote Dead of Winterten years ago, as a huge epic fantasy novel.  Late last year when I decided to edit it into a serial/series of novelettes, I did some posts explaining what held me back for a decade. 

Gerd Altmann at PixabayGerd Altmann at Pixabay

Some readers missed those posts, and asked about my use of “the Game of Thrones tagline.”  …I had been writing Dead of Winter for two years — all the while weaving the prophetic warning Winter is coming! throughout my 800+ page book.  If you want to know my reaction when suddenly a promo aired for Game of…

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Horror and vampire lovers, check this out!

Priscilla Bettis, Author

Image of vampire anthology book cover

It’s a new anthology, The Vampire Connoisseur, and I’M IN IT! OMGosh, I’m a published author! (Squeal!) I’ve read all 16 vampire stories. They’re all good, fun, enjoyable, and not your typical vampire tales. Yes, I have some faves:

“The Red Angel” by Lisa Hario because it’s kinda sweet, but it’s still a horror story.
“Poem of the Riverbank” by Gary Robbe because of the way the author achieved a sense of dread and because the prose felt so refined.
“Parasites: A Tale of Route 66” by B.J. Thrower because the ending was truly horror-filled but not in a fangs sort of way.

My story, “The Sun Sets Nonetheless,” is about a Midwestern man fighting off vampires. It was inspired by a wind gust that blew white petals off a flowering tree in our back yard. The image stuck with me, and I wrote a dark story around…

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Run over for this new Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic, an homage to a beloved writer, blogger, and wonderful person. Don’t miss it! And there’s a prize as well!

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Here at the Carrot Ranch, we take the business of 99-word literary art seriously. Those who participate in the Ranch prompts or yearly Rodeo saddle up to TUFF (The Ultimate Flash Fiction) it out and train new Rough Riders as we go. Now, the Ranch is hosting a new event to sharpen minds, welcome new hands, and celebrate one of our own the best way we know how: our first ever Rodeo Classic.

In this Rodeo Classic, we’re here to celebrate a stalwart center of many blogging corners, Sue Vincent. Sue has variously contributed to the community here at the Carrot Ranch, through communication with many other bloggers, and run her own famous #writephoto weekly blog prompt. You can (and should!) follow her on her blogs, The Daily Echo and the shared blog France & Vincent. She has inspired us to become better writers and shown…

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Teagan Geneviene shares the launch of her newest serial, whose journeys we can follow from now. Make sure you don’t miss her own narration of the prologue. 🙂

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Saturday, January 2, 2021 

(All new video trailer for Journey-1)

Happy New Year, one and all! 

For weeks I’ve been giving hints and making little shout-outs for a new serial/series, but uncertain of when I would be ready.  The day is finally here.  Presenting Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak!

Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn PeakDead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak

Dead of Winter will be a serial/series available through Amazon. (Maybe other sites as well, for the anti-Amazon among us.  If those sites cooperate, that is.  I have little patience for their shenanigans). 

I call the installments Journeys, because the characters travel across the complex world I built, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. These journeys will publish approximately monthly.  Length will range from 30 to 60 pages, or so.

Here’s the Blurb

Dead of Winter takes place in a fantasy world that resembles some countries in the past of…

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Great news! Sally Cronin has a new book of short stories and poetry out. If you’re looking for a Christmas gift, I recommend it!

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I wasn’t sure if I would make it before Christmas, but thanks to David who pulled out all the stops as always, my new short story collection, with a sprinkling of poetry is now available.

About the collection

Life is Like a Bowl of Cherries: Sometimes Bitter, Sometimes Sweet is a collection of short stories with scattered poetry, reflecting the complexities of life, love and loss.

The stories in the collection dip into the lives of men and women who are faced with an ‘event’ that is challenging and in some cases life changing.

Even something as straightforward as grocery shopping online can be frustrating, and a DNA test produces surprise results, the past reaches out to embrace the present, and a gardening assistant is an unlikely grief counsellor. Romance is not always for the faint-hearted and you are never too old for love. Random acts of kindness have far…

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#Authors, check these great pre-made covers by Teagan Geneviene. A great opportunity!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Group II. Rocket Launch Group II. Rocket Launch

Announcing a new page at Teagan’s Books…

Ríordáin Book Cover Designs

Group I. Girl, Moon, Santa's Sleigh, Silver, HolidayBook cover design by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

You are not mistaken — the title and author name are missing from the cover above.  For several months, I’ve been creating a collection of book cover designs.  I’ve finally gotten up the nerve to offer them.

Designed and ready, these covers have their own page here at this blog.  (I might eventually make a second blog for them).  The page is now live.  Or you can click here.   You’ll find that I have a full portfolio at the link, covers for any mood or genre.  Here’s one more example. 

Group I. Girl, Fog, Road, ChoicesGroup I. Girl, Fog, Road, Choices

I hope you’ll click over and browse around. There are nine categories.  Currently the portfolio includes 38 unique cover designs.

Also, don’t forget — Winter is coming!

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