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Friday 9 October 2015

☀ The Wishing Stone: The Eve Project [2] - Tegon Maus

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Wishing Stone, a soft Sci-Fi techno-thriller by (, Tirgearr Publishing, 151 pages).

This is the second book in the The Eve Project series.  The third book, The Cordovian Effect, is due for publication later this year.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as details of the first book in the series.   Read the first chapter with Amazon Look Inside.

Find out more about author Tegon Maus, and some of his other works, such as BoB, in our July Q&A with him.

Author Tegon Maus will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).

Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops | Author Q&A (Bob) |


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.

Teaser: Excerpt

      In the middle of the room stood a large machine of some sort. Six large, blue cylinders, with thick cables and several hoses protruding out of their tops, made up the bulk of the apparatus. At the bottom, each narrowed almost to a point, terminating in a black plastic square. A rainbow of braided wire, jutted out of one side of the square before being taped to the side of each cylinder. The wires trailed along the thicker cable until they connected to the back of a dull aluminum box. More cables, attached to a computer, were tied to the opposite side of the aluminum box. Below the cylinders was a flat, slanted table.
     Roger stood with his hands in his pockets, shoulders slumped, staring at the contrivance.
     "I'm sorry, my friend," Digby said softly, placing a gentle hand on his shoulder. "I fixed it."
     "Got it to work at last then?" Roger asked. His voice held a sorrowful tone.
     "I wish it had been in time," Digby said, patting him.
     I didn't understand what was going on. What was this machine? What did it do?
     "It looks... complicated," I offered trying to think of the right thing to say.
     "It was Roger's design. Digby finished it when Kate went into the hospital for the last time," Marcie answered, coming to my rescue.
     "What does it do?" I asked, running a curious hand over the metal cylinders.
     "It doesn't do anything... it makes," Digby said, lightly slapping my hand away from the apparatus.
     "My mistake... what does it make?"
     "Skin," he returned.
     "I beg your pardon?"
     "Skin," he repeated.
     "Skin like..." I couldn't think of the right words to convey my curiosity.
     "Yes, skin... people skin... like yours, like mine, like hers," he said with disinterest, pointing at Marcie.
     "Well, not like my skin," Marcie countered.
     "Oh, you're right. I hadn't thought about that... wouldn't that be interesting. Yes?" Digby exclaimed, covering his mouth with his fingers. He stood for a moment looking to the ceiling, his fingers drumming over his half open mouth.

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The Series: The Eve Project

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Machines of the Little People [1]

Ben Harris’s sister died of cervical cancer more than three years ago… his best friend and her husband, Roger Keswick, disappeared the day before the funeral. For the next six months everyone from the local police to the Department of Defense searched for him but to no avail… it was as if he had simply fallen off the face of the planet only to reappear at work as if nothing were out of the ordinary.

Then by the purest of coincidences Ben finds himself pulled back into Roger’s life only to discover he has remarried… to Jessica… a woman the looks, sounds and acts just like his dead sister. To complicate things Roger is insistent his home, his car, his life is infested with tiny elf like creatures he calls the Katoy. He claims they run massive machines under his house and watch his every move… every move that is until Jessica is found bludgeoned to death in his living room and Roger is nowhere to found . . . again.

[Published 20 April 2014, 166 pages]

About the Author

I was raised pretty much the same as everyone else... devoted mother, strict father and all the imaginary friends I could conjure. Not that I wasn't friendly, I just wasn't "people orientated". Maybe I lived in my head way more than I should have, maybe not. I liked machines more than people, at least I did until I met my wife.

The first thing I can remember writing was for her. For the life of me I 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 me shortly after that. I spent a good number of years after inventing games and prototypes for a variety of ideas before I got back to writing.

It wasn't a deliberate conscious thought it was more of a stepping stone. My wife and I 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.

I was thrilled. If there is one thing I enjoy it's making people believe me and I like to exaggerate. Not a big exaggeration or an outright lie mine you, just a little step out of sync, just enough so you couldn't be sure if it were true or not. When I write, I always write with the effort of "it could happen" very much in mind and nothing, I guarantee you, nothing, makes me happier.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Stormy Vixen said...

Enjoyed the teaser, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Victoria Alexander said...

Love the teaser...sounds like a great series.

Tegon Maus said...

Thank you for hosting my book ! I also appreciate your high lighting Machines of the Little People as well... very generous of you !!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the post and the giveaway!