Atonement in Bloom Book Launch Party Bus

Atonement Blog Party Bus Loaded

All aboard! Beep-beep, yeah! The party bus is here. (Click here for theme music Magic Bus!) Our first stop is in Connecticut to pick up Dan Antion, who has a handy guided tour of Atonement, TN. Dan agreed to be a relief bus driver too, since bus-driver-Lilith the calico, sometimes has to take a break to give Deme or Honeybell a head bath.

Where “atonement” begins

It’s best if you read the first book first. So, for the launch of “Bloom,” Atonement, Tennessee is on sale for 99¢ (e-book). Click Atonement book covers for purchase links.

Residents of my fictional town might be of any race and from any ancestry. So author and translator Olga Núñez Miret translated the debut novel to Spanish! For that language I changed the title to Expiación y Magia!

Cover Expiación y Magia ― Una Fantasía Urbana

Atonement, Tennessee in Spanish

Speaking of the otherworldly pigs, I should mention the order of the Atonement stories. Your first visit to the town is Atonement, Tennessee. It’s an urban fantasy — set in our present-day, real world but with magical elements. Aside from the heroine and her neighbor-friends (or as Diana Peach likes to call them, the gall palls (Diana’s review here), you’ll meet the grumpy sheriff, Robin Warden.

Includes the prequel

The first “snort” in The Glowing Pigs, Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee is about a very young Deputy Robin. (Review by Dr. Phuong Callaway here.) That particular story is tied to the novel I’m launching today, Atonement in Bloom.

Long awaited sequel to Atonement, Tennessee

Here’s the blurb!

The quaint town was stranger than Ralda Lawton could have imagined. The local population included supernatural beings of the fae variety. Although only she and a few others knew about that.

In a past life, Ralda ― Esmeralda had been involved in something with those supernaturals and it had carried into her present life. In Atonement, Tennessee, that almost got her killed. Now she has new problems, and new supes to complicate matters.

Atonement in Bloom continues the misadventures of Ralda, her friends, and neighbors in the small (but far from peaceful) town of Atonement, Tennessee. Her old house and cemetery are still there, along with Lilith the cat, quirky townsfolk, and assorted supernaturals.

Now Lilith the calico sniffs out a strange beast.

Fae foolery backfires. A friend is abducted.

On a cold December day, Atonement, Tennessee comes into bloom.

The Unfolding Of An Orange Rose Bud

I don’t know why the party bus is stopping. Oh! It’s a delivery of flowers in honor of the book launch from Kirt Tisdale of The Wall Gallery! Wow… beautiful blue roses. Thank you, Kirt. The blue rose of the impossible is an important element of Atonement in Bloom.

We’re back on the road, and Dyanna at Ravenhawk’s Magazine has plenty of music for our road-trip. Lilith, slow down. I see Melissa from Today You Will Write at that bus stop up ahead.

Hang on to your seat-belt. Lilith just took a sharp curve and we are magically in Kentucky. Deme wanted to check out Teri Polen’s October horror and suspense book fest, Bad Moon Rising! You’ll find 31 authors and their books there!

Welcome to Atonement, TN! Everybody in town is taking part in the fun. Annie’s Antiques is hosting an exhibit of Art by Rob Goldstein.

My Blue Heaven

What’s that on the next table? It looks like an Aladin’s lamp. And a puff of colorful smoke! Oh, it’s the Lamp Magician. Welcome, Magician. I’m glad you could join the party bus!

My stomach is growling. Thank goodness Carol Taylor and Gerlinde de Broekert have catered the book fair. There are delicious foods at every booth! However, Deme and Honeybell love to read, so they ran straight to the Atonement, TN Book Fair. They’re in hog heaven with so many great books!

Heartfelt thanks to everyone for supporting this Bloomin’ Party Bus. Click the author names for more info.

(If anyone wants to share a link to a review of your book, or anything about yourself, please leave a comment with the link.)

D. Wallace Peach

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Chris Graham (for Agnes Mae Graham)

My Vibrating Vertabrae cover

Olga Núñez Miret For this book see here.

Angelic Business 1. Pink Matters Now available as an audio book too

D.L. Finn

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Jan Sikes

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Mary J McCoy-Dressel

Mary J McCoy-Dressel, western romance author, Book Three Canyon Junction: Hearts in Love Series, Blog Post Cover Reveal

Sally Cronin

Jacquie Biggar has a sheriff too…


Valentina Cirasola will help you tour Atonement, TN in style.

The Road To Top Of The World: Short Stories In The Land Of Puglia

Barb Taub will keep you laughing the entire way.

Resa will help you find the right thing to wear. She’s a costume designer. She would have enjoyed helping Ralda, Bethany, and Lacey search through the antique clothes in Sunhold’s closets (scene in “Bloom”).

Staci Troilo

Tortured Soul

Mae Clair

Book cover for End of Day, mystery/suspense novel by Mae Clair shows old dilapidated church with bell tower and a cemetery in the background overgrown with weeds

John W. Howell

Annette Rochelle Aben

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Robbie Cheadle

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Chuck Jackson

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Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Teri Polen

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  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    What fun! Another great book for my kindle. 🙂

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    1. I enjoyed Atonement Tennessee so I think Atonement in Bloom should be good as well.

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      1. Thanks for that, John. I tried to make it so that Bloom would be understandable and enjoyable without first reading Atonement Tennessee… but it really is best to read them in order. More hugs!

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    2. You are so kind Gwen. I appreciate your encouragement. Hugs.

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  2. So nice seeing you around the web, Teagan. Great job hosting, John.

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    1. Staci, you are the party bus champion! Huge thanks. 🙂 ❤ 🚍

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    2. Thank you, Staci.

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  3. Happy Saturday, John. Heartfelt thanks for letting my book launch be part of your Saturday. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for making the party bus rounds. Beep-beep, beep-beep yeah! Mega hugs.

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    1. Your fingers must be sore by now. You have been everwhere. Hugs

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      1. Ha! I have started to wonder how many words I’ve written today in comments. When I’m tired, it will be a very “good tired.”

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  4. Congrats, Teagan! Looks like the party is in ‘full swing’, as they say! ♥

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    1. It sure is, Billy Ray. Thanks for helping to keep the party bus on the road. Next stop, Adelle’s Tearoom for an afternoon snack. Hugs.

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    2. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  5. Wow, Teagan! What a fun bus tour! Congratulations on the new books, already hits like the first one. Your unique writing mind never stops! Yay for that! 📚🎶💚 Christine

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    1. Thank you kindly Christine! I appreciate your encouragement. ❤ Happy weekend hugs.

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    2. Thank you so much for the visit, Christine.

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  6. Congratulations, Teagan! I think I saw this bus on Twitter! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Ha! Lilith the cat (the driver) had to put the pedal to the metal to zoom across Twitter. Hugs.

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  7. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I’m having do much fun on this tour. What a fun stop.

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    1. Thanks so very much Denise. We’ll slow down for a little break at Adelle’s Tearoom. Some tasty treats and then back to see the town. 😉 Hugs.

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      1. D.L Finn, Author · ·

        Just what I needed:)

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    2. Thank you for coming by, Denise.

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  8. Teagan and her talent are such a treasure!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting more than one post, GP. Huge hugs.

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      1. Sincerely, my pleasure.

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    2. She is, GP. Thanks for the visit.

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  9. I’m so happy to see Teagan’s book making the rounds. Thanks for hosting, John! 😀 xx

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    1. Many thanks for supporting this tour, Vashti! Hugs

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      1. Happy to do it. 🙂

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  10. Wishing Teagan an awesome release day! What a fun party!

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    1. Thank you for coming by, Mae.

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    2. You’ve helped make it a great party, Mae. Heartfelt thanks. Hugs!

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      1. Very happy to be part of the bus, Teagan! 🙂

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  11. Congratulations, Teagan!! The Party Bus has departed! I’m thrilled to be on the bus with everyone. Thanks, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😀

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    2. It wouldn’t be the same without you, Jan. Beep-beep yeah! Hugs.

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  12. Sure did have fun on the bus, Teagan!

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