Fiona Finch & the Pink Valentine

A delightful fanciful tale by: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

There are many shades of pink, and seemingly Fiona Finch possesses them all, or just about. As a matter of fact, I’ll put myself on the line and say she may end up inventing a yet unknown most perfect shade of pink.

That’s just eccentric, you might say. I say rather, simply eclectic. Which is partly why I am enchanted by this playful, romantic story.

There are many unique people, places and things in Fiona’s life. Like a room adorned with an abundance of adored this and thats; bought, found and gifted, one looks around and marvels at how wonderfully it all comes together to create a rich brocade tapestry.

Of course, in Fiona’s case it doesn’t hurt that there is a great variety of  pinks tying it all together.

So it goes that this  “in the pink” Fiona, is a very popular young lady, who receives many cards on Valentines Day. Red comes to mind when thinking of hearts and valentines. However, when an old pink valentine comes into Fiona’s life, her curiosity is beyond piqued.

Headstrong, the clever Fiona decides to delve into the mystery of the old pink valentine, and a sweet, wonderful escapade is begun.

I won’t give away the adventure, but let me say that this novelette will take you on a bit of a spin, before it all comes together at the end.

I am very impressed with the solid development of the characters. In 5 chapters (and a later) over 56 pages, I came to know them all well, as if I had read a full novel.

The plot is well structured, and though you might think you know what is going to happen, think again! Time’s up at midnight.

This story, from the most imaginative, Teagan, is a fun read for adults, teens and children alike.

My take away from the story is a reminder that if you are drawn to certain things, certain paths in life; follow your heart! That is the way to live life to its fullest.

Click on Teagan’s image of Quellie & Cupid below. It will take you to where you can purchase this novelette, Fiona Finch & the Pink Valentine, on Amazon.

Quack Quack, yes there is a duck in the story. Is it pink you ask? Well, why don’t you read this wonderful Steampunk fable, and find out!

You can also visit Teagan on her blog: Teagan’s Books

“I’m Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene and I write fantasy fiction.  This blog is mostly limited to writing and related topics.  It began in 2012, as part of my “grand experiment” in indie publishing.”

View Teagan’s all of Books on Amazon

 

  • A quick note; the pink street art images are from my collection. Hopefully I used them properly, to enhance the importance of pink!

Thank You Teagan!

Recently, Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene from Teagan’s Books offered free copies of her book; “The Glowing Pigs – Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee” to her readers.

Teagan thought that the the shorts of her magical glowing pigs would brighten up some of our days during isolation. As for me, I love love loved it, and am still basking in the glow. I have gone through my pics to find art of pigs, and return some of the whimsy & joy.

Above are 2 pigs painted by “Bacon”. Odd name considering the art is on the side of a vegan restaurant. I’m considering them to be the Siskel and Ebert of pig stories.

“Two Snouts Up”, they snort in unison!

Deme and Honeybell, 2 sweet and lovely glowing pigs, are the stars of the Snorts. They use their magic to do good things. Honeybell wishes she was as bold as Deme, but they are partners in adventure.

“So what? You have to be a good looking gal, to get to be a glowing pig?” grunts the disgruntled regular street art pig.

A much wiser pig, from a Chinese Zodiac mural, knows different.

“I think all pigs are wonderful in Teagan’s glowing mind. I’ll have to read more to be sure, but I’m making the prediction here!”

The Glowing Pigs stories take place in Atonement, Tennessee. Teagan has written  two main books about Atonement: Atonement, Tennessee & Atonement in Bloom.  

Find all links to Teagan’s The Atonement, TN universe of urban fantasies at the end of the post!

Besides the many other books Teagan has written, she engages us all in a serial most Saturdays. Right now we’re river boating, and participating, on The Delta Pearl. So hop aboard, enjoy the trip and check out some of Teagan’s Other Books by clicking on the Riverboat Steampunk image above.

“Tha yibida tha yibida tha yibida That’s All Folks!”

“I told you we shoulda picked the small noses!”

The Atonement, TN universe of urban fantasies

Atonement, Tennessee

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The Glowing Pigs, Snort Stories of  Atonement, Tennessee

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Atonement in Bloom

Kindle:  rxe.me/5RRBLH

Paperback: relinks.me/1726882128

 And the Spanish version of Atonement, Tennessee…
Expiación y Magia – rxe.me/BM7L71

“Does Teagan have any Cow stories?”

The Blue-Eyed Cat

This tale by Mike Steeden is one of the most imaginative stories I have ever read.

Using street art, I will present a feel that moves along with the book’s official blurb.

‘A book of mind boggling time-travel,

feverish sex, syrupy romance,

ho hum history,

a dark future, The Moon,

Constantinople,

Paris and Berlin,

human consciousness, infinity,

a tongue in cheek take on all things carnal,

art for art’s sake

and three thoroughly mad yet oh so delightful gals’

I drew one a one-eyed blue-eyed cat, for Mike. Mike, Eye’m sure this is nothing you ever imagined. However, after reading “The Blue-Eyed Cat”, which I thoroughly enjoyed,I was inspired to this! Also, I believe the video below is apropos.


Should “The Blue-Eyed Cat” take your fancy it can be found at;

Amazon UK link: THE BLUE-EYED CAT – PAPERBACK
Kindle UK link: KINDLE EDITION
Amazon US link: THE BLUE-EYED CAT – PAPERBACK
Kindle US link: KINDLE EDITION

The Tale of Rickety Hall – Penny Dolan

Where would Kids’ Month be without a Ste J review of a kid’s book? He says there’s lots of pictures, and puts the age range at 6-8 years old. I am fascinated by the name “Rickety Hall” Thank you Ste J!

Book to the Future

ricketyOrphaned Jonas Jones is cold and tired, and oh so hungry. And without his little dog Scraps he’d be desperately lonely, too. So when dastardly Megrim the dog catcher and his sidekick Filch decide they’re going to get rid of Scraps, Jonas knows he must do everything he can to stop them.Even if that means going for help at Rickety Hall, the spooky old house on the hill-inside which no one’s ever dared to venture.

Having just finished A Dance to the Music of Time:  Summer – a review of which will be coming soon – I decided a break from anything too heavy was needed and as I want to review more children’s books this year, it made sense to pick something light up.

This short tale, with a good number of illustrations crammed in for good measure is full of good messages for the young ‘uns, whilst also…

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Charlie Zero – Poet

Charlie Zero embraces Beat Poetry, & bytes 21st century’s tech.

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Resa @ GLaM 0 reviews Charlie Zero’s new book @ Robot Dreams Inside A Plastic Soul!

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CZ has a message, & does not stray. Nor, does he shy away from vocabulary. This means you might want to have a dictionary handy, but don’t utilize it until you finish reading the poem at hand. IMHO, just read the poem & let your mind turn words into images. Good chance you will come to the same message/conclusion/advice or question that Charlie did.

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After the fact, I found it fun to search the words I didn’t know, only to find that in context of his work, I did know.

Obviously & ultimately, it’s not just the words Charlie uses, but the way he employs them.

Yet, Charlie can take the simplest of words and forms to create: the amusing, { “Colonel beef-fruit”} the didactic {“…multiply in zeroes.”} and the unnerving {“3, 2, 1 …boom!}”

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MY FAVE

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At this point my fave chapter is “Advanced Mushrooms [The Kodak Man]”

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In this chapter I found CZ”s current & topical messages revealed themselves most easily. This is especially evident in the poem “Mozart: The Orange Apocalypse”

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CZ’s book of poetry is a like an artistic experiment, that has unlocked the DNA of words.

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GLaM 0 signing out, & Resa heading back down to earth. Thanks for the great read, Charlie Zero!

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Click on the pick to go to Charlie’s Book Release Post.

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All you need to buy  This Robot Dreams Inside A Plastic Soul is a PayPal account & $10.00. Shipping is on the house!

The above pic is from the back of the book. Click below to read it.

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The Mythologies Of Love

How dreamy, I thought, Dean wrote a book of love poems!

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“Love”, it’s so beautiful…

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Artist: Jarus

..Well, yes! However, perhaps not exactly as I had envisioned.

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Nonetheless, passion is very evident in these poems. It’s especially noted when I feel distance from the sexuality of love, but want to feel close to it.

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Dean doesn’t squander the “love ” word. Yet, I feel puppy dog love eyes.

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Dean is the dark horse running with lighter, brighter angels. His view, as always, remains true to his perceptions.

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Sometimes I understood I was reading  in a special language. “Evol Fo Seigolohtym Eht”

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I have a fave poem in this book. “Poem For Ann Marie” & I must mention my second fave “The Market Place”. I won’t tell you why because I really think you should just read them for yourselves.

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Artist: Charlie Johnston – C5 Artworks

  I’ll be ordering another Dean J. Baker book, in paperback, tomorrow. My collection is almost current!

You can read my reviews of ” The Eschatological Dog”

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or  “Silence Louder Than A Train”by clicking on the pics of the covers.

Dean is a prolific writer, and all of his many books are available on Amazon in EBook and/or Paperback. He even has his own Amazon page.

Dean J. Baker’s Amazon Page

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Buy his works on Create Space where all writers receive a larger royalty.

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Visit Dean on his website Dean J. Baker – Poetry, and Prose Poems

Dean has several other interesting Blogs that you will find linked at the bottom of  his site.

The Eschatological Dog

Delightful? A few poems are. Poignant they all remain, & dog me.

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With his one-of-a-kind poetry style, Dean trains his unique eye on the end of the world, or of humankind, death, the destiny of humanity, the Second Coming & Judgment.

Artist: Crisp
Artist: Crisp

There is no escape like reading! What about reading about what one may never escape from? Dean’s words took me into that darkening day. He used the color of meaning to paint the way.

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Yet, I never felt like running from it. I wanted to remain, to hear what the poet, writer, musician had to say about the decay, and mores.

Artist: Richard Manoakeesick
Artist: Richard Manoakeesick
Dean’s words string true, even if they bite you. Might as well face the music he presents, it feels healthy.

 

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Dog is God backwards, but I have a feeling Dean knew this when tempting us with his title.

Artist: Unknown to me at this moment - from Toronto's Queen W. Graffiti Alley
Artist: Unknown to me at this moment – from Toronto’s Queen W. Graffiti Alley

  I’ll be ordering another Dean J. Baker book, in paperback, tomorrow. There are still 2 or 3 I don’t own.

You can read my review of “Silence Louder Than A Train” by clicking on the pic of the cover

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Dean, what a long revealing journey from “Baker’s Bad Boys” to “The Eschatological Dog”! From dog turd to dog word you have enchanted me.

Dean is a prolific writer, and all of his many books are available on Amazon in EBook and/or Paperback. He even has his own Amazon page.

Dean J. Baker’s Amazon Page

OR

Buy his works on Create Space where you can find my most recent purchase, “In Riparian Fields”

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Visit Dean on his website Dean J. Baker – Poetry, and Prose Poems

Dean has several other interesting Blogs that you will find linked at the bottom of  his site.