Welcome Teagan and her latest book Hullaba Lulu

I’m so pleased to welcome Teagan to the Mirror to share her latest book. I haven’t read this one from end to end yet, though I caught a lot of episodes on her blog. Now I can read the whole novella without interruption! Teagan has a wild imagination and this one promises to be another zany, fantastical read. Take it away, Teagan:

Lulu and Friends by Teagan R Geneviene

Lulu and Friends by Teagan R Geneviene

Hi, Diana. Thanks so much for hosting me to announce my novella, Hullaba Lulu, a Dieselpunk Adventure. I know you already have a lot on your plate. Congratulations on a superb launch for your latest, Liars and Thieves.

Even though this story was a blog serial in 2018, it will have a different “feel” to sit down and read it as a book. Plus there are plenty of people who weren’t on the dieselpunk train back then.

What is “dieselpunk” anyway? Hullaba Lulu has a 1920s aesthetic with retro-futuristic technology, a dash of magic, and some creepy settings, along with a crew of misfit characters. Lulu is a snarky, but good-hearted flapper. She and her friends get into all sorts of trouble (often due to Lulu’s clumsiness). They travel on a magical train to a lot of “sideways” places.

At the back of the novella I included a list of Real-World Things. The one I’m sharing here is the Tesla Coil, which was also known as a lightning machine. I’m including a related snippet from the novella.

Real-World Thing

Tesla tower. Image by Teagan R. Geneviene

Tesla tower. Illustration by Teagan R. Geneviene

Tesla Coil (Lightning Machine) is an electrical resonant transformer circuit designed by inventor Nikola Tesla in 1891. Tesla used these circuits to conduct innovative experiments in electrical lighting, phosphorescence, X-ray generation, high frequency alternating current phenomena, electrotherapy, and the transmission of electrical energy without wires. Tesla coil circuits were used commercially in spark-gap radio transmitters for wireless telegraphy until the 1920s, and in medical equipment such as electrotherapy and violet ray devices.

Snippet

The Tesla coil comes into the story several times. Here’s a snippet:

I moved to a device with a sphere and lightning bolts that ran steadily to another machine.

“Hello, Miss. Your friends are looking for you,” an angel-bot commented as he entered the control room. “Do be careful. All the instruments are precisely set and require delicate handling,” he added in the typically matter-of-fact way of the clockwork creatures.

“What’s this thing?” I asked of the lightning bolt device.

“Ah! The Tesla Coil. It was made by Nikola Tesla himself and gifted to Valentino,” the angel-bot explained with a tone of awe.

I had heard of Nikola Tesla. He sounded like a real grouch. No wonder Valentino knew him. Grouches of a feather… Maybe Tesla wore those pointy toed shoes too. Those dog kennels would make anybody grumpy.

“Something seems rather off about the devise,” the angel-bot said with an inquisitive tilt to his bluish gold head. “I should—” he stopped talking and blinked at me as if I were suddenly the object of his curiosity...

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Video Book Trailer

Diana, thanks again for letting me visit. You’re the caterpillar’s kimono!

Here’s the rest of the information for Hullaba Lulu, a Dieselpunk Adventure.

Cover and Blurb

Hullaba Lulu cover by Teagan R. Geneviene

Hullaba Lulu cover by Teagan R. Geneviene

Hullaba Lulu, a Dieselpunk Adventure is a wild and wooly 1920s fantasy story. Lulu, the heroine is inspired by the song, “Don’t Bring Lulu,” from 1925 ― so are her pals, Pearl and Rose. My Lulu loves to dance, and freely indulges in giggle water. She snores and burps and says whatever she wants. Lulu is a snarky but good-hearted flapper. The song’s inspiration stops there, but the story is just beginning.

Travel with Lulu and her friends on a magical, dieselpunk train that belongs to the smolderingly handsome and enigmatic man known only as Valentino. They get into all sorts of trouble, usually due to Lulu’s clumsiness. It’s an intense ride through a number of pos-i-lutely creepy settings, including “sideways” versions of Atlantic City and the Cotton Club. At every stop and in between, Lulu ends up creating chaos. There’s no telling where they’ll end up. No, Lulu! Don’t touch that!

Lulu’s the kind of smarty, breaks up every party,

Hullabaloo loo, don’t bring Lulu,

I’ll bring her myself!

Purchase Links

Throughout October, Hullaba Lulu is at an introductory price. The eBooks are only 99¢. For those who boycott Amazon I made a Kobo eBook too.

Kindle: Click this universal link

Paperback: Click this universal link

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/hullaba-lulu

Hullaba Lulu promotional image by Teagan R. Geneviene

Hullaba Lulu promotional image by Teagan R. Geneviene

Also…

While it is not exactly a companion volume to any of my Roaring Twenties stories, I’ve written a 1920s slang dictionary. I’m careful to use slang in a context that makes it understandable, but you might enjoy having Speak Flapper. It debuted at #1 in its category at Amazon. Here’s a review from Annika Perry at Goodreads.

Author Bio

Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene’s work is colored by her experiences from living in the southern states and the desert southwest (of the USA). Teagan most often writes one kind of fantasy or another, including the “Punk” genres, like steampunk, dieselpunk, and atompunk. Whether it’s a 1920s mystery, a steampunk adventure, or an urban fantasy, her stories have a strong element of whimsy. There are no extremes in violence, sex, or profanity.

Her talents also include book covers and promotional images. She makes all of her own. Teagan is currently exploring the idea of offering that service to others.

All of the books by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene are available at her Amazon Author Page.

Amazon Author Page Universal Link

Her latest release is from the punk genres, Hullaba Lulu, a Dieselpunk Adventure.

Social Media Links

You can also visit me at:

Blog: www.teagansbooks.com

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Teagan-Riordain-Geneviene/e/B00HHDXHVM
Twitter: https://twitter.com/teagangeneviene
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeagansBooks
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/teagangeneviene/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoM-z7_iH5t2_7aNpy3vG-Q
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teagangeneviene/

130 thoughts on “Welcome Teagan and her latest book Hullaba Lulu

  1. […] D. Wallace Peach gave us this chapter’s “random reader thing,” Amphibious Bicycle.  Thanks to Dan […]

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  2. Teri Polen says:

    Good to see Teagan here during her tour. I really enjoyed reading this story when it was on her blog and have the book waiting on my Kindle. Thanks for hosting, Diana!

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  3. Hmm, I didn’t know that Valentino was a grouch. Perhaps I should find out more.

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  4. Another great stop along the way Teagan and Diana is a wonderful host… wishing Lulu continued success as she launches around the community…hugsx

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  5. Great to see you here, Teagan. It was delightful to read about the Tesla coil and your snippet. Thank you for hosting, Diana!

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  6. Diesel-punk – who knew? But if anyone can pull that off, it’s Teagan. Fabulous imagination and creativity to the roof (and beyond to the sky). Yay, Teagan. Good luck with your new novella- I hope to read it soon – and thanks Diana for hostessing this fun and creative writer.

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  7. What a fun book. I love steampunk but haven’t read dieselpunk–that sounds pretty amazing. Great trailer, too. Best of luck on the launch!

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  8. Jan Sikes says:

    Hi, Diana! Thanks for hosting Teagan today. One of the things I loved about this serial when she ran it on her blog was the “real world” things added in. It gave the fantasy another dimension of reality. And that Valentino….Whew!! What a handsome man! Best wishes, Teagan!

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  9. Splendid and wonderful review and Teagan is a wonderful writer. Such a lovely share. Thank you for the share, Diana.

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  10. Fabulous to see Teagan here, Diana. I know Teagan has shared this information about the Tesla coil before, but I was glad to read it again as I had forgotten.

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    • It was way above my head, Robbie. I am just not a scientist, but I love how she incorporates the turn of the century inventions into her books. So creative. Thanks for the visit and Happy Reading. 🙂

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    • Hi Robbie. Thanks so much for visiting here too. You are a fabulous fountain of support. The Tesla coil is probably the most spectacular invention I used in this story. There’s all sorts of research and speculation that ties Tesla and some of his inventions to the Great Pyramids. I’m always playing “what if?” and it makes for an irresistible research tangent. LOL. I appreciate you visiting. You’re the kitten’s ankles!

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  11. I’ve gotta add this one to my TBR. Sounds amazing, and I’m such a fan of steam and diesel punk genres. Off to add it now!!

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  12. Sean says:

    Very cool concept. The Tesla reference made me think of David Bowie and the Prestige, and now I’m wondering whether that film qualifies as a part of the -punk genre too!

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    • That’s interesting! Bowie was ahead of his time, so I wouldn’t be surprised. Thanks for stopping by to check out Teagan’s new book. Have fun at the movies!

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    • Hi Sean. David Bowie as Tesla? Oh, I very much want to see that movie. There are all sorts of “punk”. I did a post with brief descriptions of many of them. There’s also “Tesla-punk”!
      If that movie adds a fantasy element, or if the technology is used in a way that takes it beyond what would be considered possible, then one might call it punk. For Tesla’s heyday, it would most likely be either steampunk, or if it’s main focus is the inventor, then Tesla-punk.

      I actually have a fictionalized version of Nicola Tesla in Hullaba Lulu. It is a zany story, so my Tesla is a combination of heroic, brilliant, and wacky. (You do know of his phobias, right?) I’m fascinated by Tesla.
      Thanks for visiting. You’re the bee’s knees!

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  13. Wow, this looks truly wonderful, and I definitely interested!

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  14. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! ❤ Sharing and Lulu's now on my kindle! xo

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  15. Marcia says:

    Oh, this one sounds like something I CAN’T miss, Teagan. Heading off to get my copy right away! Great, fun post, you two, and best wishes for many, many sales, Teagan (Thanks for having her over, Diana!) Sharing! (And Buying, too!)

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    • Thanks for the great comment, Marcia. I’m looking forward to an end to end read on this one. But I have to read Rabbit first. It’s climbing my TBR pile! Have a great evening and Happy Reading!

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      • Marcia says:

        All I can say is, once Rabbit sets his sights on you, ain’t nuthin’ much gonna stand in his way. 😀 (Actually, Rabbit said that. I just typed it for him. 😀 ) Looking forward to your thoughts on his story, and hope you soon find time for Hullaba Lulu, too. 😀

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    • Hi Marcia. Sorry for the late reply. (Persistent Internet woes…) I hope you have a great time with Hullaba Lulu. It’s a zany ride. Have a wonderful weekend. You’re the oyster’s earrings!

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      • Marcia says:

        Thanks, Teagan! And you’re the barnacles beauty marks. (Erm … I just made that up, so don’t blame me if it makes no sense. Oh, wait. Blame me entirely, I mean. 😀 )

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      • I’ve been having a ton of internet problems, Teagan, (getting knocked off and trouble loading WP). I found out that my problem was Chrome. I switched browsers and the problems went away. I loved Chrome, but it was becoming a nightmare. Just thought I’d pass that on. I have no idea if it will help your situation, but you might experiment. I’m using MS Edge now, but heard that Foxfire is also a good option. ❤

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  16. Resa says:

    Teagan, you slipped in a new one on me; caterpillar’s kimono!
    Love it! The Tesla Coil is yet another item that speaks of your love for researching the past.
    Diana, you’re a wonderful host!
    See you on the Delta Pearl!

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Resa. I’ve been laughing at Teagan’s signoffs too. She’s so funny. Yup, see you on the river!

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    • Caterpillar’s kimono — silk all the way, baby! LOL. Thanks Resa. It’s good to see you here. Yes, I’m a self-proclaimed research geek. Yesterday my geek got loose and I was researching for a potential story — Jazz Age music names, and the New Orleans hurricane of 1915… Somebody stop me! But I also got the Delta Pearl’s chapter ready for tomorrow. Wheew…
      I appreciate all your support. You’re the oyster’s earrings! (Pearls all the way, baby!)

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      • Resa says:

        LOL!
        I won’t stop you from wildly researching! History, in all its forms is a wonderful thing.
        These sayings are too, cool! Why did we ever stop using them?
        You’re the brocade curtain, beautiful to look at, with mystery behind.
        (Obviously I made that up,)
        See you on the Delta Pearl!

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Loved learning about the Tesla Coil. I can’t wait to read this:)

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  18. So nice to see Teagan here, Diana. She is a terrific writer and it is fun to see two terrific writers in the same place. 😁

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  19. Nice extract Teagan, and a video too! You have this hullaba-lulu right down to a t.. What fun!. 🙂

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  20. Put a Tesla invention and Lulu in the same room and sh… stuff is bound to happen!
    Enjoyed the excerpt and trailer!

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  21. balroop2013 says:

    The trailer and the cover looks promising. Thanks for the teaser. Wishing Teagan great success with her new release.

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  22. Thanks Diana and Teagan. I enjoyed today’s snippet, especially the grouchy Tesla, kind of like the modern-day Musk! I better get reading the book before you reveal the whole thing!

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  23. Hi, Diana and Teagan. It’s nice to see Teagan here today. Waving. Readers can always expect to be entertained when reading Teagan’s books or even blog posts. I read Hullaba Lulu on the blog, but it’s been long enough now, I’ll still enjoy reading the book. Congratulations, Teagan.

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Mary. I know that I missed some of the serial on Teagan’s blog. And I do prefer reading a book from end to end, so I’m looking forward to this one. I hope you’re continuing to feel better as you take good care of yourself. Have a beautiful peaceful day. ❤

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    • Hi Mary, it’s so nice to see you! Thanks for saying that the way you did. I’ve added a little to the novella version, but as you say, it’s different to be able to sit down with the story and read at your own pace. I hope your October is off to a lovely beginning. You’re the cat’s pajamas!

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  24. This gets a Maine “wowsah,” and I don’t give them lightly. Loved the trailer, loved the concepts. This book has headed straight to my TBR list. But of course, I must finish “Liars and Thieves” first. 😉

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  25. This is why we adore our Teagan: she says to Olga: “You’re the caterpillar’s kimono!”

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  26. Tessa says:

    I love the title and trailer. The story sounds so good! Thank you for sharing ❤️

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  27. Dan Antion says:

    This was a nice stop on the tour. I liked the segment about the Tesla coil and the way it was used in the story.

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  28. olganm says:

    Thanks, Diana. Great stop on Teagan’s new book’s launch. I must say the Tesla coil seemed right out of a story rather than a real item, so love your choice. Thanks for the invite and good luck both to Teagan and to you with your fabulous new books. ♥

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    • Hi Olga. Thanks again for hosting me yesterday. Yes, from Carl Jung’s notebook to the Tesla coil — that was an incredible era for inventions. I’ve found some astonishing photos of Tesla surrounded by (yet protected from) lightning bolts. I’m delighted you could make it here today. You’re the caterpillar’s kimono!

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    • Teagan finds the strangest contraptions, doesn’t she? This one is way over my head. Lol And to think they were real inventions. Thanks for stopping by to cheer Teagan on, Olga. Have a lovely day. ❤

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  29. Hi Diana. Heartfelt thanks for hosting me with Lulu. It means even more to me, since you have another launch of your own in progress. I’m sharing everywhere! You’re the cat’s meow!

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  31. I just love that trailer! Thanks for hosting our friend Teagan, Diana. She’s so talented!

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  32. Pink Roses says:

    Love the cover of Hullaba Lulu!

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