#BadMoonRising Teagan Riordain Geneviene #IndieAuthor #UrbanFantasy #Supernatural

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 dancing.cat 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 girl I had a little sister. (I won’t go into the general tragedy of my childhood or the details of her death.) She was in the hospital when she died. I was staying with my grandparents. During the night, I woke up everyone, crying inconsolably that my sister was dead. Of course they were tired and annoyed with me, told me to go back to sleep, that it was a dream. But I knew full well it wasn’t any dream. There was no “story” to be a dream. A spiritual form of her had been there with me, saying goodbye. I was too young to be able to explain that. A short time later the phone rang. To this day I remember the dour, baffled, reproving expressions on the faces of my grandparents.

What fictional character would be your nightmare neighbor?

Ugh… my neighbors are already nightmares. ‘Nuf said.

Atonement bio pic Chris

What are you working on now?

I am finally finished with the writing of Atonement in Bloom. That’s the sequel to Atonement, Tennessee which you’ve kindly featured here in the past. It’s been in progress for a long time, which means I have to be extra careful in editing – and make sure I haven’t over-edited too, because I’ve edited along the way. I’ve begun my official editing phase. Then I’ll do a combination proofread and tweak-edit. Then a final proofread.

Since I formatted the document for print publication before I even started writing that part will already be in place.

Biggest horror/thriller novel influence?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Probably Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (the Bladerunner movie) by Philip K. Dick. Although the movie was the influence. I could experience it with all my senses. The closeness of the city. I could all but smell the grunginess. The rain splashing. The lack of sunshine. I try to use all the senses in my writing. I did a mini-series about it once.

When you finish a book, do you take time off or jump into another project?

There’s always something else nagging at me to let it see the light of day before I finish.


Blurbs are so hard! I haven’t written it yet, but… Ralda Lawton hasn’t lived in the quirky town of Atonement, Tennessee very long. However, it didn’t take her long to learn that it’s no ordinary place — both humans and supernatural beings are drawn there to, well… atone. Misadventures abound in Atonement in Bloom. Lilith the cat reprises her role as part time narrator, and she gets her own calico calamity this time.

Since Lilith is a favorite of Teri, here’s a tidbit from the cat’s point of view. The calico has just met one of the new supernaturals in “Bloom,” Beira the Crone.

Lilith and mirror

“Now to restore the balance,” she said but then hesitated. “But those two tricksters have definitely earned a small lesson,” Beira added with a wink to Lilith.

Her dark green velvet cloak fell back as she extended both arms. With the staff still grasped in her right hand she turned in a circle three times clockwise. As she moved, the velvet cloak swirled about her ankles as if the wind moved it. Beira’s long lapis-blue braid lifted on the same invisible currents. Her eyes shone brightly in the moonlight. On the third circle Beira tilted her head back exultantly.

The strange pillar lights faded out of the sky, and the glowing nimbus became normal wintery clouds. Then the temperature plummeted. Lilith instinctively fluffed out her long fur. This can’t be good, the calico thought. She watched in wonder as snowflakes floated to the ground.

Snow began to accumulate on the nearby stone wall. Beira walked over to it and tilted her head as if considering. “So it has grown here before, and spontaneously. Ah, recently too. This place is more interesting than I knew. Perhaps it bears further investigation,” Beira commented, rousing Lilith’s curiosity.

She gave the wall a light tap with her age darkened wooden staff. Then she nodded once more.

Lilith’s feline ears heard an odd vibration within the stone wall, which a human would never have noticed. In the light of the moon, the cat watched as a single rose sprouted from the top of the rock wall. A single blue rose.

Copyright © 2017 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

Bio and Links

I’m a southerner by birth, but I was “enchanted” by the desert southwest of the USA when I moved to New Mexico. Like the old John Denver song, I had come home to a place I’d never been before. The truth is, I wish every day that I had never left. However, many things about the southeast – the Deep South made an impact that remains with me. Following the advice, “Write what you know,” many of my stories have a southern setting.

Of course, Atonement in Bloom is not available yet, so here are the links for Atonement, Tennessee.

Where to “atone”

Barnes & Noble Nook

Amazon Kindle and Paperback

Amazon Canada

Amazon UK

You can also visit me at:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Teagan-Riordain-Geneviene/e/B00HHDXHVM
Twitter: https://twitter.com/teagangeneviene
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeagansBooks
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/teagangeneviene/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoM-z7_iH5t2_7aNpy3vG-Q
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teagangeneviene



67 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising Teagan Riordain Geneviene #IndieAuthor #UrbanFantasy #Supernatural

  1. Teagan I had chills reading about the experience you had as a child. I’m so sorry about your sister, but it’s heartwarming she visited to say goodbye 🙂

    Atonement has been on my TBR for a while now. It looks like I’ve got some catching up to do, given there is another one in the wings!

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    1. Thank you kindly Mae, and Teri too. I hesitated to share something so sad… but one aspect of it compelled me — the lack of acceptance or belief that was part of the event. No one ever believes about paranormal things. I admit that I’m a skeptic by nature, and it’s hard to believe things from others. The circular catch 22 of paranormal experiences.
      I appreciate you commenting. Hugs.

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  2. I’m glad your sister tried to give you comfort before she left earth, Teagan. I like to believe our body’s are nothing more than vessels for our spirits, and when we leave them we’re truly free.
    Atonement sounds great, good luck with the editing process!

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      1. Teri, you tickle me about Lilith. Maybe a Lilith novella… eventually? I promise her part is larger this time. And she sticks her little paw into the end to stir the pot with her own twist. I think I hear future-you squealing about that — or maybe you’re screaming at me… not sure which. 😉

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    1. LOL, I appreciate the continued encouragement, Olga. I’m more than halfway through the “big” edit. Then I do a combination proofread/edit, and then another proof. “Bloom” is set around Christmastime (though not a “Christmas” story), so I hope against hope to have it ready by then.
      I’m delighted you enjoyed the tidbit. Many thanks for visiting here. Hugs.


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    1. You’re too kind, Robbie. It’s more that I’m pulling together things that have already been finished (making novels of serials I did on my blog in the past) — and finally, after about 4 years of stop and start, finishing Atonement in Bloom.
      I’m the one who’s awestruck by all you accomplish. Hugs on the wing.

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  4. Wonderful interview & book excerpt, Teri. I’m a fan of Teagan’s books & writing! It’s always nice to learn more about Teagan, as a young child, her sister’s goodbye vision, and her “enchantment” with New Mexico’s desert. There are many fascinating facets to Teagan’s personality, her life experiences & writing style reflect them beautifully. Looking forward to her next book, and more series episodes. 🎶 Christine

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    1. Sue, I know you have a ton of things to do, so I sincerely appreciate you visiting here. I think you’ll enjoy browsing around Teri’s blog. She’s located near the general USA area of my fictional Atonement, Tennessee. It would be a 2 or 3 hour drive. LOL, here i am, estimating drive time to a place that doesn’t exist! Have a wonder-filled, hug-filled Wednesday.

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    1. LOL, such neighborly fun… not. o_O I could fill a book with all my bad neighbor stories over the years. The worst one ended up with the Swat team — the noise was that loud. Maybe I should do a sort of “Faulty Towers” type thing. LOL. Wishing you continued success with your new Circumstances of Childhood. Huge hugs.

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  6. Oh wow we got a glimpse of the second book, lucky us!! Congratulations on having finished the draft, Teagan 🙂 OK so you were a gypsy many Halloweens and I was a witch. Wishing you a wonderful rest of day! Nice to see Teagan here, Teri 🙂

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