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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. Thanks for keeping this bus on the road!

    1. Thanks, Dan. I loved your door post and it put some wonderful images inside my head as I read. ♥

    2. Thanks for staying on the bus all the way to Barcelona, Dan. Hugs.

      1. I’ll hop on this bus whenever I see it.

      1. I love being on this bus!

      2. Well,to tell you the truth, Teagan, Madrid and Barcelona don’t often see eye to eye, but vermut has become quite popular again (I remember my father having it when I was a child and then it came out of fashion again). Anything will be good though. Not much of a drinker myself… 😉

  2. Great to see so many books from familiar bloggers featured, Olga. Teagan’s new book sounds really good too, and I wish her well with it.
    Your ‘club’ of literary bloggers are all so supportive of everyone else, and it is always a joy when they (and you) bring out something new.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I agree. It is great to have such a closely knit group. My next one should be coming out in December, everything going well (just in case you were wondering). 😉 Have a great Tuesday!

      1. I’m pleased to hear that life back in Spain is working out for you, Olga. If I ever get back to Barcelona, I will look you up. 🙂

        1. Thanks, Pete. Please, do. I must do a catch up post at some point, but I’m juggling a few balls at the same time at the moment. I’m doing some volunteering at a local radio station, on the news team, and it is a steep-learning curve, although I have become much more aware of what is going on at the local level. And it is a great way to meet new people. Take care!

          1. How cool that you’re getting to do your radio work again, Olga. I remember when you were doing that in the past. You are one busy lady.

          2. Thanks, Teagan. It’s a local radio station, Sants 3 Ràdio, and they are a friendly bunch. A much bigger enterprise than Penistone FM but still all run by volunteers. At the moment I’m learning and doing features and interviews for the local news team (Sants al dia. Sants is the name of the district where I live). I’ll talk about it a bit more at some point… but it’s a very interesting way to learn more about the place and what the local organizations are up to (from sewing groups to urbanization and local politics). They also keep a blog, so I’m also doing writing there… http://www.sants3radio.cat/noticies.php

      2. Oh! That’s wonderful, Olga. I can’t wait.

    2. Thank you kindly, Pete. I’m always compelled to bend the rules, so for my launch I included as many books as I could from other people. There are several different genres represented, as well as artists of various types. Have a terrific Tuesday. Hugs.

      1. Thanks for the radio link! Google translated most of it for me — it’s very cool. Project Register the Memory sounds like a wonderful thing.

        1. They do have a very varied offering, and a large variety of volunteers, from people who have been in the radio forever, to journalims students, or people who do programmes on their personal interests (sports, politics, regional music…). I hope perhaps in the future I’ll have a programme to myself, but I’m learning the ropes a bit, and news programmes are always interesting. Perhaps a bilingual or trilingual programme?

  3. Good morning, Olga. Thanks to you, my Tuesday is off to a terrific start! I’m so happy that you are on the party bus. Your review knocked my socks off! I am truly grateful. You chose the perfect spot in the post to add your review too. Perfect. Roll on party bus. Beep-beep yeah! 😀 Huge hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I am pleased you liked it because I had no-end of fun with the story and I woul happily have kept reading. I guess the editing work at the radio is catching on (oh gosh, as you had told me, editing audio is tricky even with a pretty easy to use software…). Keep up the high spirits for the day. 🙂

      1. I will sail above the orcs on my way into Mordor. 😀 Time to fly.

  4. Fantastic book review! I read Atonement, Tennessee and now I really have to read Atonement in Bloom!

    1. If you loved the first one, you’re in for a treat, Jacquie! Thanks for the comment and I look forward to your review. 🙂

    2. Hi Jacquie! OMG… I keep reading and rereading Olga’s review. It will keep me lifted up on many a difficult workday! Thanks so much for your support with the book launch. I appreciate you making the rounds here. Great big hug!

      1. That’s one sterling recommendation, my friend, congrats!

  5. Vashti Q says:

    I’m so happy you were onboard Teagan’s party bus! Great review! What an awesome touch to the blog tour. Wishing Teagan much success with her books! Thank you hosting, Olga! 😀 xx

    1. Thank you, Vashti. I saw your post as well. I had Teagan’s book on my list and managed to read it in time for the tour. Well, once I started reading it, I could not stop! She always organises great parties.
      Enjoy the rest of the week. ♥

    2. Hi Vashti. I was so happy when Olga said she would add a review to the launch party. Thanks so much for visiting here and for helping to keep the party bus rolling. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs.

  6. Bring on the blog party! Great review for Teagan’s book 😀

    1. Thanks, Christy. Teagan knows how to run a party and her books are awesome! 🙂

    2. Thanks for visiting, Christy. I’m delighted you are enjoying the party. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Sally. I’m sure you’ll love this one! Have a great Thursday!

    2. Hi Sally! Thanks so much for all your support in this book launch. I couldn’t be happier with a review. Olga provides wonderful details in her reviews. I also appreciate that she doesn’t use a scoring system — rather gives us those useful details. Wishing you continued success with all your books. Hugs on the wing.

      1. Pscht… Five stars, but don’t tell anyone, Teagan…

  7. A wonderful review of Teagan’s new book, Olga. I have this and am looking forward to reading it.

    1. I’m sure you’ll love it, Teagan. Some wonderful new characters and Lilith is in great form. 😉

    2. Hi Robbie. I’m still glowing from Olga’s review. Thanks so much for all your support too. Happy weekend hugs!

  8. Thanks so much for sharing a link to my review too, Olga. I agree completely with your review, and also encourage readers to start with the first book and read the whole series. Atonement in Bloom is a roller-coaster ride through magical town. I wish Teagan the greatest of luck with the book and can’t wait for the next in the series. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Diana.I think your review is fabulous. I was reaind one of the posts Teagan shared, an earlier teaser, and now it all makes sense. A magical ride through a place that we don’t want to leave once we step into it. I hope the next one will not be too long in coming but with such complex stories, I’m not surprised Teagan needs to take her time. I hope her books reach many readers because we can all do with a bit of her magic. Best of luck with your books as well!

  9. How great that you translated this one into Spanish! I can read (slooowly) in French, by my Spanish still needs a lot of work. We’ve just crossed the border for another winter so hopefully I’ll learn more phrases this year 🙂

    1. Thanks, Stephanie. I come to appreciate even more the books I translate and it is a great way to read them in more detail. I hope you enjoy your stay South of the border. 😉

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