A lot of you know how I struggled to name this book. It was referred to as Book 3 for so long, I wasn’t sure if it would ever have a proper title. But thanks to Staci Troilo and her perfectly apt suggestion, that day finally came. Thanks to Black Rose Writing designer, David King, the cover wasn’t quite as difficult to come by. And today, I’m so excited to reveal it!
If genetic engineering could guarantee you and your family perfect health and unparalleled beauty, would you pay top dollar for it? Would you kill for it?
Residents of the Colony would. And do.
Only the Insurgents can stop them.
Asher Solomon is a premier operative with the Insurgents. He and his team have rescued countless hostages, saving them from painful deaths in Colony labs as desirable genetic traits are stripped from their bodies.
He’s also suffered more losses than anyone should have to.
Then Asher gets intel that might give his people the upper hand. The Colony is searching for Subject A36. If the Insurgents determine the subject’s identity first, they might be able to turn the tide of the war.
Asher and his team embark on their riskiest mission ever, and the stakes have never been higher. But even if he survives the physical dangers, the devastating secrets he uncovers might destroy him.
I’m loving this cover! The release date is February 13th, 2020, and paperback copies are available for preorder through Black Rose Writing here. Use promo code PREORDER2019 for a 15% discount! I’ll post an update when the ebook preorder is available on Amazon.
Thanks for hosting me for my novel launch and book fair.
Hi everyone. I’m Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene, and I’ve brought a bunch of friends for this shindig on a magical 1920s trolley. First let me tell you a little about my new novel.
When my character, Paisley Idelle Peabody (better known as Pip) came along, I started writing a type of fiction that I never expected. Pip is a flapper. Her stories took me to Savannah, Georgia of the 1920s.
It’s only natural that some ghosts got in on the act. After all, many people say that Savannah is the most haunted city in the USA! Here’s the blurb for this novel.
A Ghost in the Kitchen, Three Ingredients-2 continues the flapper adventures of Paisley Idelle Peabody, aka Pip. It’s a 1920s “pantser” story and a culinary mystery. This time Pip’s pal Andy (from The Three Things Serial Story) returns. Granny Phanny is there too. She’s still trying to teach Pip to cook. Granny is in a lather because of the supernatural goings-on in her kitchen. There’s also one pos-i–lutely potent poltergeist!
New adventures abound as Pip and Andy unravel an old mystery. It’s all spontaneously driven by “ingredients” sent by readers of the blog, Teagan’s Books.
Did you hear the bell clang? Our magic trolley is here!
There are links galore, so limber up your clicking finger and jump on the trolley. Here’s a map showing some locations. Friends who promised to participate in my launch will be at some of these haunted places. They’ll get on the magical blog party trolley as we tour haunted Savannah!
I just wish this 1920s trolley could move faster… Oh! A brass lamp just clattered to the ground. There’s purple smoke coming out.
“Your wish is my command!”
Aladin Fazel– my favorite magician! Now the trolley can go anywhere.
At the top of the map is the Moon River Brewing Company. That’s a good place to start incase anyone needs some liquid courage for this ghostly adventure!
There’s Christoph Fischer. Duck! A rowdy, spifflicated ghost just threw a beer bottle. Olga NúñezMiret is helping him Christoph get away from the spirited spirit and onto our trolley. Welcome aboard, Olga and Christoph. You two look darb in your 1920s glad rags.
Magician, those ghosts are going to follow Olga and Christoph all the way to the trolley. Can you please get us to the next stop?
We’ve traveled east, closer to the river. Our trolley is on a bluff above the River Walk. Now we’re at Factor’s Walk. The foundations of some of these buildings date back to the late 1700s. D. L. Finnand Valentina Cirasola should be waiting for us there. Ah, there they are, beside one of the sealed-off tunnel entrances. Love those hats, ladies! Applesauce, hurry to the trolley. There are shadow figures all around us!
Tunnels that originate in this area have been known to send ghastly moans into the still night air. Look out, DyannaWyndesong! A tall shadow was sneaking up behind you. Get back on the trolley, quick!
Yes, that’s one of the many tunnels. They make a labyrinth beneath Savannah. Wow, we’re going into the haunted tunnel.
Magician, why are you slowing the trolley? You must see something ahead in this creepy tunnel… Oh! It’s a poster for Teri Polen’s yearly October event, Bad Moon Rising!
I’ll be there on October, 18th, chatting with Teri about all sorts of Halloween-ish things, as well as my novella, Brother Love — a Crossroad. I hope everyone will join us for the fun.
Since this is a magical trolley the tunnel will take us directly the Sorrel Weed House where we’ll pick up two more guests. Just beware the lady in black! I hope John W. Howell and Dan Antion know about her. Oh-oh! John and Dan, that’s no damsel in distress, it’s a mean ghost. Hurry over here to the trolley, guys!
If you’ll keep the trolley heading south, Magician, we can pick up Michael (from OIKOS Publishing) at the Andrew Low House. I see that Jan Sikesis meeting us there too. Jan don’t go in that room! Through the window I see Juilette Gordon Low lying on the bed – but she died in 1927! Michael, watch out for that butler at the top of the stairs too. His clothes went out of style 150 years ago. Those are ghosts. You two better get on the trolley fast!
Aladin, this is great! You found a magic tunnel to take us north east. Sally Croninand Jacquie Biggar are waiting for us at the Colonial Park Cemetery. Ladies, I realize that handsome young man invited you to follow him. Don’t bother. He’ll just disappear once he goes inside the gate. He died a long, long time ago.
Applesauce! All these spooky apparitions have given me an appetite. Shall we find a haunted restaurant? Ah, the 17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant is on our way. Robbie Cheadle and Marje Mallonare already there. Robbie, take care. That little boy is really a ghost. Marje, I know you feel sorry for Anna, but she’s been waiting for her lost love since before any of us were born. She’s a specter too.
That ghostly cook, does not seem nearly as friendly as Maestro Martino, the cursed chef in A Ghost in the Kitchen. She’s banging her pots and pans and making a quite ruckus. What’s our next stop, Magician?
Now we’re at The Marshall House. It’s a haunted hotel where we’re picking up Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape. What’s that dear Ape? You say your “naughty chimp” nephews are in a game of “tag,” chasing the ghosts of children who run up and down the halls there? They’re all having a great time!
Hey, there’s Traci Kenworthtoo, down at the other end of the building. Come on to the trolley, Traci. Those little ghosts are starting to raise a ruckus.
Thanks to Aladin and our magical trolley, we’ve taken another of those hidden tunnels. Now, we’re almost back where we started, between River Street and Factors Walk. We have one more stop. We need to pick up ResaMcConaghy and Jacqui Murrayat the Olde Harbour Inn.
Oh! They’re already running to the trolley. I expect the spirit known as Hank tried to crawl into bed with at least one of them. I also smell his cigar smoke. I think I’d run too!
Alright everyone. Pip and Granny Phanny are waiting for us at the cottage. Granny is eager to start her book fair. She’s a real bearcat, and she won’t like it if we’re late. So let’s get a wiggle on!
Granny Phanny’s Book Fair
Welcome to the book fair. All these authors volunteered to help me by sharing this magic trolley tour of haunted Savannah. Their books are all swell. So I put them in pos-i-lutely random order. Hopefully that will lead you to look at some things you might not typically read. You’ll find purchase links below the cover images.
Sheiks and Shebas, thanks so very much for getting on the magical trolley for this tour. Ya’ll are pos-i-lutely the berries!
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Time for some shameless self-promotion. Last week (while I was lounging on the beach under an umbrella reading), blogger and author Jonathan Pongratz posted an interview with me here, and a review of The Gemini Connection that had me doing a Snoopy dance on the beach (I’m sure there’s YouTube footage somewhere) here.
Jonny’s horror novella, Reaper, will be featured here during Bad Moon Rising on October 22nd. Don’t you love that eerie cover? If you can’t wait until then and want to go ahead and check it out, click here for Amazon.
The Gemini Connection has a new and immensely improved book description – yay! But I have a stack of books with the old description printed on the back, so let the Christmas shopping commence – after all, it’s only 168 days away!
I’m selling paperbacks for $10.00 (sorry, US only), and I’ll ship it to you media mail. Or if ebooks are more your thing, it’s $3.99 on Amazon. Get your Christmas or birthday shopping done early and check something off your to-do list!
If you’d like to purchase a copy, email me at email@example.com and I can invoice you through PayPal.
Here’s what reviewers are saying:
“…an intriguing world that will appeal to fans of Stranger Things and The Giver…”
“(The LGBT plot line) is shown in such a healthy, positive way and I loved it.”
“The characters were amazingly well-written and balanced.”
“The idea of Benders being able to infiltrate the minds of sleepers and interact with dreams and nightmares was mesmerizing.”
Planet Tage is dying, and the best hope of saving it is gone.
Seventeen-year-old identical twins Evan and Simon share an extraordinary bond, a trait that’s both useful and invasive. They use their connection in their work at Scientific Innovations. Evan is a Mindbender, someone who enters the minds of scientists to spark ideas, join thoughts, and battle nightmares. Simon is a science prodigy and Tage’s best chance of survival.
Unfortunately, their unusual link often bleeds into their private lives. When Evan discovers his brother is keeping a secret from him, he lashes out and ignores requests to talk, and even pleas for help. By the time Evan tunes back in, he finds their connection severed and Simon missing.
He suffers a terrible case of survivor’s guilt. Moreover, he’s desperate. The fate of the world rests on Simon’s return, and Evan is willing to do anything to get him back—even working with his greatest rival, who also happens to be Simon’s boyfriend.
Evan finds allies among enemies and adversaries among friends. When nothing is as it seems and everything is depending on him, he must explore a dangerous aspect to his twin connection he never knew he had.
If he fails, he’ll lose both his brother and his world.
If you’ve visited Deby’s blog, you know she loves dragons – and I mean, who wouldn’t? Because – dragons, right? Deby has also published several fantasy books, and is here today with her new release, the first book in a series. Isn’t that cover awesome? Beautiful colors. Welcome, Deby!
Mages vs. Amazons vs. Giant Badgers vs. Tyranny!
Zathi’s job is to capture renegade mages, but Keilos isn’t like any other mage she’s dealt with. Her drive to bring him in only leads them deeper into a cursed forest. Together, warrior and mage will face deadly beasts and grapple with decisions that compromise every principle. Until they stumble upon a place of ancient, forgotten magic. Zathi must choose — allow Keilos to claim it, or kill him once and for all.
Deby Fredericks has been a writer all her life, but thought of it as just a fun hobby until the late 1990s. She made her first sale, a children’s poem, in 2000.
Fredericks has six fantasy novels out through two small presses. More recently, she self-publishes her fantasy novellas and novelettes. In addition, she writes for children as Lucy D. Ford. Her children’s stories and poems have appeared in magazines such as Boys’ Life, Babybug, Ladybug, and a few anthologies. In the past, she served as Regional Advisor for the Inland Northwest Region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, International (SCBWI).
I’m pretty sure I was born a sci-fi geek. From a young age, I can remember being captivated by sci-fi movies and books. Normal generally bored me – I lived in the world of normal. It was the unusual, otherworldly, and improbable that held me spellbound. Today, I thought I’d share with you the five science fiction movies that made the biggest impressions on me. Rather than listing least to most favorite, these are listed chronologically.
5. Planet of the Apes I’m totally dating myself, but I was in grade school when these movies came out, and I was instantly hooked. Seeing Charleton Heston awaken to another world where apes were in charge – and they spoke? I never knew movies like this existed. But when he saw what was left of the Statue of Liberty at the end, my young mind was blown.
4. Star Wars You had to see this one coming. Light sabers, talking droids, powerful Jedis, space travel, and such detailed world-building – instant obsession. I’m a fan of the whole series (except any scenes including Jar Jar Binks – such a travesty), and after watching A New Hope, my next obsession was the video game adaptation at the local arcade. I personally destroyed the Death Star many times over. You’re welcome.
3. The Terminator This movie is at the root of my love of just about anything involving time travel. It didn’t hurt that Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) looked the way he did. As Sarah Connor, I would have accepted his offer in a heartbeat. But seriously, the whole premise that John Conner sent a soldier back in time to protect Conner’s mother – and that man was Conner’s father? I turned that one over in my mind for days. I’ll still watch that movie when it’s on.
2. The Matrix I was a Keanu Reeves fan long before I saw this movie. Besides the effects being off the charts cool, once I understood what the Matrix was? And Neo was The One? I fell hard for this one, and the sequels that followed. The idea that what you perceive is reality isn’t, but some people choose to live that way had my head spinning for days. It might have been my first experience with alternate realities.
1. Inception Speaking of cool effects – even if you didn’t get Inception, there’s no denying they were visually stunning. The whole entering someone else’s consciousness impacted me deeply. If you ask me, that token fell, and Dom was reunited with his children.
Parts of my young adult sci-fi/fantasy novel, The Gemini Connection, were heavily influenced by The Matrix and Inception. One of my main characters, Evan, is a Mindbender who enters the minds of others and connects thoughts and concepts, and occasionally battles nightmares. Evan also shares an unusual connection with his twin, Simon, that is instrumental in saving their dying planet. To find out more about my books, you can look around here, on my website, or check out my virtual booth here. I’ve also written a young adult horror novel, Sarah. Info on that book is included in my sci-fi booth, or you can visit my booth under the horror section here.