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A Guest Post – by Carver Eastdoor

I don’t often have guest posts on No Facilities, and I don’t often talk about fairy, excuse me ‘faerie’ stories. I stopped reading these stories many years ago. Of course, that was before I met Teagan Geneviene. Teagan has such a creative spirit and is such an amazing storyteller, that “I’ve never read anything in this genre, but I really enjoyed this story!” has become part of my lexicon. OK, enough preamble. Let’s give it up for our guest…or is that guests? Ladies and gentlemen, Carver Eastdoor, and…?

Thanks Dan.

Thanks so much for letting me take the stage here as I help promote the launch of Teagan’s new book, “Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam.” I know you asked me to begin with a little about myself, but I’m so excited about the book launch that I’m finding it hard to focus. I’m also not good at blowing my own horn, as it were. Now, swinging my own battleax, well that’s more my style. My wife and I and our young daughter live in Thistledown. My particular talent is to magically shape trees as they grow and also to carve wood.

I also have the ability to create portals, like the one shown in the photo. When you hinted about others in the introduction, I think you were referring to my counterpart, Stranglevine Starquencher. Stranglevine lives in a dark, colorless world that is parallel to our bright and beautiful world of Thistledown. Stranglevine looks like me but we are nothing alike when it comes to our behavior. However, as you will read – you will purchase and read the story, won’t you, Dan, I mean that is why I’m here – as you will read, we share a fierce determination. Both Stranglevine and I have control of a strange, powerful copper battleax. In fairness, I should mention that Stranglevine Starquencher is part of a rebel group in the colorless world.

Colorless…world…yes, I am supposed to be talking about Teagan’s new book. She gave me some notes, now where did I put them. Ah, here we go:

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.”

Now, Dan, if you and your readers would like to purchase a copy, it’s available on Kindle and in paperback. You can follow the links listed below. I think Teagan would add “Hugs on the faerie wing!”

Thank you, Carver for stepping out of your world to share this news with the readers in my world. I might add that, 1) I thoroughly enjoyed this story when was released in serial form and, 2) I have already purchased the book and, 3) Teagan added a little something to the ending that we hadn’t seen when read the serial.

If you are like I was and consider yourself too old to read a faerie story, this book will change your mind. This story also has a dark side and many elements that adults will find interesting as the story compels you forward. Now, here’s all the stuff you need to know in order to buy the book:

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

Paperback:  relinks.me/1675233632

Kindle:  relinks.me/B082RFN9GF


Thistledown Midsummer Bedlam” 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 © 2016 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.

All images are either the property of the author or provided by free sources, unless stated otherwise.


  1. I have enjoyed Teagan’s work, as I’m certain you know, but especially for the genre she works in – her storytelling abilities are incredible. My favorite is always she is presently working on!!

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