Wishing Stone by Tegon Maus
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing (August 10, 2014)
Category: Mystery, Soft Science Fiction, Technothriller, Humor, Quirky
Tour Date: Feb/Mar, 2016
Available in: ebook, 151 Pages
During that last summer, as if in punishment for being happy, Kate was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
The last time we used the wishing stone was at the hospital the morning she died.
On that day, all three of us made a silent wish, certain the others had wished the same. Kate died that afternoon and I never thought about it again. It was the last time I believed in magic, in love or in the existence of God.
Then, after three miserable lonely years, the unthinkable, a second chance . . . Warwick.
The Wishing Stone is only 99 cents for this tour!!
The Eve Project: The Wishing Stone is the fourth book I’ve read by Tegon Maus. He just cracks me up…seriously. The fact that more people haven’t read his books makes me sad. He is so witty and his stories are so off-the-wall, that you have to have a certain sense of humor (and possibly intelligence…) to “get” him. His characters are always so well-developed that you begin to believe that they actually exist….maybe they do. I know that some of the characters in Service Before Self are sorta kinda based on reality. Read it. You’ll thank me for talking you out of having a handyman for everyone and anyone job! And then there is Bob. You’ll love Bob!
So now we have The Eve Project which is the second book in The Wishing Stone series. I don’t want to spoil the first book for you, so I’m not going to go much into the plot. You can read my review of The Machines of the Little People (which is the first in this series) by clicking the title. This book still follows Ben Harris and his “pretty much in his own world” brother-in-law, Roger. This one adds some more hilarious characters that you’ll love! This sci-fi/conspiracy/mad-cap ride of a book will leave you smiling. Make sure you read The Machines of the Little People first, or you’ll be completely lost. Trust me, you’ll want to read both of these.
I recommend all of Tegon’s books that I have read so far. I’ve yet to read a couple of them, but they are on my for sure TBR pile (as opposed to my probably will never get to TBR pile). If you love reading books with quirky characters and tons of humor, you will love these books.
Tegon Maus was raised pretty much the same as everyone else… devoted mother, strict father and all the imaginary friends he could conjure. Not that he wasn’t friendly, he just wasn’t “people orientated”. Maybe he lived in his head way more than he should have, maybe not. He liked machines more than people, at least he did until I met his wife.
The first thing he can remember writing was for her. For the life of him he can’t remember what it was about… something about dust bunnies under the bed and monsters in my closet. It must have been pretty good because she married him shortly after that. He spent a good number of years chasing other dreams before he got back to writing.
It wasn’t a deliberate conscious thought, it was more of a stepping stone. His wife and himself had joined a dream interpret group and we were encouraged to write down our dreams as they occurred. “Be as detailed as you can,” we were told.
He was thrilled. If there is one thing he enjoys it’s making people believe him and he likes to exaggerate. Not a big exaggeration or an outright lie mind you, just a little step out of sync, just enough so you couldn’t be sure if it were true or not. When he writes, he always write with the effort of “it could happen” very much in mind and nothing, he guarantees you, nothing, makes him happier.
He has consistently placed in the top 3 in 189 writing contest in a variety of genres and has been featured in magazines a couple of times to raise money for Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Tegon Maus Website: http://www.tegonmaus.com/
Author on Tirgearr Website: http://tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Maus_Tegon/
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