I am a big fan of Indie authors, and that’s no secret! What is more of a secret though are the details of the killing that is the focus of Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene’s book Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients I. Teagan, who I’ve featured previously in a weekly blogging roundup, is stopping by as part of her book launch, and I’mhappy to have her here today. Please join me in giving her a warm welcome.
Introducing the second “three things” serial, in novel form — Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I.
Yes, that’s the cover. (I love making covers!) I kept it similar to the one for the first serial, The Three Things Serial Story.
For those of you who are not familiar with my blog serials…
Ages ago I developed a writing exercise. I asked friends to give me three completely random things. Then I would write until I had mentioned all the things. I brought that exercise to my blog (Teagan’s Books), but I had the readers send me their things. I let the random things drive every detail of a serial story, setting, plot, and characters. That resulted in The Three Things Serial Story, which gave birth to this culinary mystery. However, this time the “things” are food related — or ingredients.
About the Book
As with the first serial, Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I is a spontaneously written, pantser story. I wrote by the seat of my pants and let the “ingredients” readers sent each week drive a new serial story. This is the “bookized” version of that serial.
This time the Jazz Age setting is Savannah, Georgia where our flapper, Pip, is “sentenced” to live with her grandmother and learn to cook. Pip gets caught up in a layered mystery that includes bootleggers, G-men, and the varied challenges of being a young woman in changing times. She meets new friends, including some animal characters.
If you have not read The Three Things Serial Story, be warned. This adventure contains a bit of a spoiler, but does not go into detail about it.
Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I is available through and Amazon and Create Space. If you don’t have a Kindle, Amazon also offers a free app that will let you read Kindle books on your computer or other device. The purchase links are below.
Either I woke up feeling horribly nauseated, or the queasiness woke me. I’m not sure which. I opened my eyes to complete darkness. There was no light, no sound. The way my stomach tossed reminded me of a small boat on the ocean. It was as if I sailed in a lightless limbo.
Oh… that was a bad train of thought to have with an unsettled belly.
Think of something else! Anything else, I told myself.
I stood unsteadily. The sound of a cricket came to me. Good. The utter silence had been very disturbing. I became aware of the cool moist earth beneath my palms.
Where the Sam Hill was I?
I sat back on my heels, focusing all my senses. My eyes might as well have been closed — it was that dark. Bare ground was beneath me. The air had a musty odor. A sickly sweet scent clung to my bobbed hair.
The cricket’s chirping was the only sound. Still sitting, I turned. My eyes widened and strained, trying to see in that heavy darkness. When I looked up I was rewarded with the sight of a thin line of pink light.
The faint glow allowed me to see vague outlines a few feet away. I stumbled over something and stooped down to let my hands figure out what it was. I felt a burlap bag and round lumps. Rutabagas? I felt around and found another bag. That one felt like potatoes. I moved closer to the wall and a tall shape. Yes, a ladder, my questing hands confirmed for my still foggy brain.
Gazing up at the line of pinkish light I realized I was in a root cellar.
But how did I get there?
Want to Read Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients I?
Amazon USA Paperback or Kindle
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Bio of Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene, a southerner by birth, was “enchanted” by the desert southwest of the USA when she moved there. Now a resident of a major east coast city, she longs to return to those enchanting lands.
Teagan had always devoured fantasy novels of every type. Then one day there was no new book readily at hand for reading — so she decided to write one. And she hasn’t stopped writing since.
Her work is colored by her experiences in both the southern states and the southwest. Teagan most often writes in the fantasy genre, but she also writes 1920s stories and Steampunk. Her blog “Teagan’s Books” contains serial stories written according to “things” from viewers.
You can also visit Teagan at Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn
29 thoughts on “Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene Launches Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients I”
Dear Christy, you have been nominate for blogger recognition award ;)))🌱🌱
You’re truly awesome xx
Awww <3 :)
Huge congrats to you Teagan! :) xx
Thanks for making the “tour” rounds, Debby. Have a thriving Thursday!
Thanks Teagan, you too! :)
Terrific post Christy and Teagan.. hugs to both of you. xx
Kind of you to view, Sally. Huge hugs back. <3
Thank you for all your support in this book launch, Michael. Have a wonderful week. Hugs.
Thank you, Teagan! Always with a great pleasure. Hope its useful for you, wish also best wishes for this week. ,-) Michael
Wow! Congratulations, Teagan!
Your talent is shining. Best wishes on your new book launch! I’m in awe! :star:
Dear Resa, you are so kind. Thank you. You’re the cat’s pajamas. :)
:D You are so welcome, Teagan!! Hmm, cat’s pajamas LOL …I’ve heard that expression many times. Suddenly, I think I know what it means. My cat, Jeep (possibly the most fabulous cat on earth) wears me like I am her comfy pajamas. She bosses me around, and I do pretty much everything she wants. Love!
Jeep and my Crystal must be two of a kind. It means you are terrific. :)
Crysta! OmG .. Crystal Jeep, and we are terrific! xoxo
Teagan… I wish you the best with your book(s)… You are a brilliant writer and we admire your talent. :D xxoo . Thank you Chris & Teagan!
You are so kind, Aquileana. Heartfelt thanks for your encouragement. Hugs!
Christy a super post xxxxxxxxxx
Thanks for visiting, Shehanne. Hugs.
Good luck Teagan. Hope you have much success with your launch. :)
Many thanks, Marje. You are so kind. Hugs.
Dear Christy, thank you so very much for hosting me here at your blog. I’m trying to keep my momentum going! I’m already finishing the ending and beginning the big edit for the second Atonement book! That’s been four years in the making… o_O Thank you for everything you do. You really are the cat’s pajamas!
Teagan, it’s my pleasure to have you here for the debut of your book! Your presence here is celebratory as you truly are an inspirational woman <3 Thanks for the nice words!
Now I’m blushing. ^^’ More hugs.
Wow, Teagan sure is getting around, Christy. Great post. Shared on twitter and Google.
LOL, I feel almost like I’ve traveled as much as you on your wonderful vacation, Robbie. Heartfelt thanks for all your support. You’re the bee’s knees!
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for visiting, Jay. Hugs.