Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene Book Launch


Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam is ready to fly to your shelves!

Thistledown 2019 cover

Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam, cover design by Teagan Geneviene

Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene is now available in book form (Kindle and paperback). If you think you’re too old for a tale about faeries, it also has a dark side. For those who read the serial version at Teagan’s Books (blog), she added a little something to the ending that you haven’t seen.

Here’s Teagan to tell you a little about the story.

John, thanks so much for hosting the launch of my launch of Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam. It is a tale of faeries written for whimsical grownups, but suitable for children of all ages.

In 2017, readers of my blog, Teagan’s Books, named many of the fairies (or faeries, as I prefer to call them). The characters are not based on the real people. They are just a way for me to recognize the people who followed Thistledown. Many people used a “fairy name key” based on their initial and month of birth. However, I wasn’t satisfied with most of those first-names for my male characters. So I created their first names myself. I want to introduce “Pick Dragonfly” to your readers.

A fairy army, as illustrated by Sir J. Noel Paton, from Midsummer Eve by Mrs. S. C. Hall (published in 1870; reprinted, according to the preface, from The Art-Journal of 1847).

A fairy army, as illustrated by Sir J. Noel Paton, 1870. Wikimedia

Because of his extensive travels, Pick Dragonfly is perhaps the most famous citizen of Thistledown. He wears a Panama style hat that he got in some faraway place. Pick’s unique talent magically “picks” the fruit from trees, and it rolls across the orchard to wherever he sits.

Here’s the Book Blurb

Thistledown ― Midsummer Bedlam, by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene is a wildly whimsical tale of faeries. It was originally written for a grownup audience, but it is suitable for children ages eight and over.

Thistledown is a world of color and light. It has faeries, hummingbirds, and ancient books of magic. Bedlam Thunder is a misfit faery who is afraid of heights. She is also a seer who has terrible visions of a parallel world devoid of color and brightness. The hate and darkness of that colorless world is seeping into Thistledown. Will Bedlam and her friends be able to save their home?

Thistledown ― Midsummer Bedlam, with its radiant creatures and faeries will lift your imagination to new heights.

Universal Purchase Links

These links should work to redirect you, no matter what country.



Hugs on the wing!



This is a work of fiction. Characters, names, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, locales, or events is entirely coincidental.

Copyright © 2017 and 2019 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

All rights reserved.

No part of this work may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission. Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights.

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  1. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply


    I have picked up my copy!

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    1. Denise, I’m honored. Thank you. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs on the wing

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  2. Thanks for sharing, John. Congratulations to Teagan!

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    1. Thank you , Jill.

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Congratulations, Teagan! I just ordered my copy…♥ Thank you, John, for featuring Teagan. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Gwen.

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    2. Gwen, I’m honored! Thank you. Have a lovely time flying around Thistledown. Hugs on the wing!

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  4. Teagan is one of my favorite people.

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    1. Mine too. Thanks, GP

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    2. ^^’ I blush. Thank you both, GP and John. Hugs on the wing!

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  5. Many congrats to Teagan. I just saw this announced on another blog as well. How great that her latest whimsical tale is getting splashed around the blogosphere. I love the faerie names!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Mae.

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    2. Thank you kindly, Mae. It was huge fun to come up with characters for those faery names. Hugs on the wing!

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  6. Wishing you multiple sales. Thanks for sharing this with us, John.

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    1. Thank you kindly Craig. Hugs on the wing!

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  7. Good morning, John. Heartfelt thanks for hosting me today! Bedlam Thunder is beginning to get better at flying, but Pick Dragonfly had to meet her half way to help get me here. 😉 Hugs on the wing!

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  8. Even though I included links throughout the post, I see that some dark faery magic got into the main links.
    Kindle link:

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    1. I corrected it,Teagan. Sorry I didnt check them.


      1. Oh no, John. That was very much my error. I’m not the person I used to be under pressure… Thanks for going to so much trouble.


  9. Thanks for giving Teagan a boost, John.

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    1. My pleasure , Dan

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  10. A huge congrats to Teagan! And, thanks for helping launch Thistledown, John!

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    1. Thak you for the lovely words, Jan.


  11. Teagan, I love your books for their imagination, “sprite-ness” in spirit, reality within the fantasy, and may I also mention, they’re well-written. Yay John for highlighting Teagan’s new book here. Sounds like another winner.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. 😊

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  12. Pick Dragonfly is amazing, John. A brilliant post by Teagan.

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    1. Yes it is. She is amazing.

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