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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

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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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Thanks to Sally for sharing three wonderful reviews, for the books of Toni, Marina, and one of my own. ♥

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Welcome to the Christmas Book Fair where I will be featuring all the authors on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore that would make great gifts for family and friends.

The first book today is by multi-genre author Olga Nunez Miret and is a light-hearted look at reality baking show and the behind the scenes drama. I Love Your Cupcakes.

About the book

Dulce, Adelfa and Storm, the protagonists of I Love Your Cupcakes are business partners, friends and share some “interesting” family connections. All the men Dulce meets only want to talk about her cakes and she’s tired of it. Her friend Adelfa, although she’s a Chemistry Professor, can’t manage to find the recipe for the perfect relationship. And Storm, the third of the partners of their bakery/coffee shop/bookshop/art gallery and ex-fire station, is an artist who is not a master in the art of love. How…

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Thanks to Tovia for this wonderful review, to Rosie and her team for organising this challenge, and to all the wonderful reviewers that have participated.

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Today’s challenge reviewer is Tovia Inokoba, Tovia blogs here https://chroniclesofawallflower.art.blog/

Tovia has been reading I Love Your Cupcakes by Olga N. Miret.

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Where there are cakes, there’s sure to be romance. I love your cupcakes is a work of fiction that envelops you in the sugary webs of both sensational romance and astounding baking. It’s a book centered on three like-minded creatives; Dulcina or Dulce who is every bit as sweet as her name implies is a lover of books and the goddess of flavors, Adelfa whose chemistry skills have not only brought her fame amongst intellectuals but has also made her a mastermind at calculating measurements and what not in the kitchen and last but not the least; Storm whose creativity and computer genius always has everyone in awe and his looks goes without saying as I would have swooned myself if he didn’t play for the other…

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Thanks to Sally for featuring me in the company of two great authors, M.J. Mallon and Teri Polen!

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There are over 150 authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and I wanted to keep it to key pieces of information such as buying links, recent review, website and covers. However, I know that readers also like to know more about the background of authors.

In this series during June and July I will share the bios of all the authors in the cafe in a random selection. I hope that this will introduce you to the authors in more depth and encourage you to check out their books and follow them on their blog and Twitter.

Meet M. J. Mallon

I am an author who has been blogging for many moons: https://mjmallon.com. My interests include writing, photography, poetry, and alternative therapies. I write Fantasy YA, and middle grade fiction as well as micropoetry – haiku and tanka. I love to read and have written over 100 Book Reviews

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