Monday, October 15, 2018

TICK-TOCK and MUSIC BOXES REVIEWS


Quote for the week: I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” 
― Dr. Seuss




I just finished reading the latest anthology from the IWSG. A new one will be coming out next year. Have you entered? 

Below are my thoughts about TICK TOCK

Enjoy!

TICK TOCK
A STITCH IN CRIME
 An Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Anthology

Are you in the mood for some good mysteries? Do ghosts hang around you? Have you ever been accused of committing a crime? Do you sometimes wish you could go back in time and change the past? I could go on and on, but if you can answer any of these questions with a “yes” then you’ll likely want to learn more. So, get a copy of TICK TOCK  A STITCH IN CRIME, an Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology, and meet some very interesting characters. If you dare.

In this anthology, you’ll find stories by Jemi Fraser, C. Lee McKenzie, Mary Aalgaard, and Christine Clemetson. Also, S. R. Betler, Tara Tyler, Yolanda Renee, and J. R. Ferguson have contributed their work. Rebecca M. Douglass, C. D. Gallant-King, and Gwen Gardner’s stories are included, as well.

So, turn on the lights. You don’t want to read this Anthology in the dark.Get in a comfy chair and enjoy visiting each story and meeting interesting people. Oh, be sure to lock your doors and windows, too.

Happy Reading!
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Wait! We're not finished yet. Here's a peek at a book that will be out March 5, 2019, from Dancing Lemur Press. You don't want to miss this one. Here are my thoughts. Another gorgeous cover.





MUSIC BOXES

By Tonja Drecker



Music boxes are lovely. One can picture a ballerina twirling and spinning on her toes to a beautiful tune. It’s enchanting. Many girls aspire to being ballerinas, even though it’s a lot of work and no guarantee they’ll succeed. In Author Tonja Drecker’s new novel MUSIC BOXES, Lindsey McKay’s dream is to be a star like the ballerina in her music box. Things look promising for a while. Lindsey and her family move from Nebraska to Manhattan to give her the opportunity. Madame Destinee says she is talented and will be a star. But weird things start happening, and her dreams are threatened.


Tonja Drecker has woven a fascinating tale of mystery and suspense. I cheered throughout the story for Lindsey to succeed in her quest to be the best. She’s a likable character, willing to work to reach her goal. Then, when things start falling apart, she learns what the important things in her life are.


This is a story that will touch the hearts of young and old. Young readers who are striving to reach their own dreams. Older readers who remember their dreams. MUSIC BOXES would make a great addition to school libraries and public libraries, as well as your own library. Recommended.  Release date March 5, 2019.

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Have a great week!

18 comments:

  1. Loved the qoute Beverly, The book Tick Tock A Stich In Crime sounds great must get my hands on a copy.

    Enjoy this new week and have fun.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Dr Seuss had some good ones, Yvonne. I hope you enjoy Tick Tock. The week has started off cold and drizzly. The 40s will be the high today. Thank heavens I have a nice warm house.

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  2. Great reviews! Thanks for reading Tick Tock. Some really good stories there.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. It's a good book, lots of different types of stories.

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  3. LOVE the quote, Beverly! Great reviews. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I like Dr. Seuss, Karin. He was very clever. Glad you enjoyed the reviews. Haven't read as much lately as I usually do. Trying to finish my work.

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  4. Thank you for reading and reviewing both books.

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    1. I enjoyed both books, Diane. Ready about Bubba and Squirt now. Gotta love those names.

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  5. Some great stories in Tick Tock indeed. Second sounds like a good one too.

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    1. I enjoyed the anthology, Pat, though those are not the type of stories I usually read. They are a nice change for me. After reading the other book, I now want a music box. :)

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  6. Glad you enjoyed the Tick Tock anthology. I definitely need to read it. And Tonja's book sounds good too.

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    1. Thanks, Natalie. There are so many great books out there it's hard to read all of them. Now, if I don't clean house and ...

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  7. I read Tick Tock and really enjoyed the stories! And I love music boxes, mysteries, and ballet, so I'm quite interested in Tonja's book. It sounds so appealing.

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    1. Since you love music boxes, mysteries, and ballet, you might enjoy Tonja's book, Elizabeth. Not being a ballerina, I learned some ballet terms that were interesting. You'd probably recognize them. Happy reading.

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  8. I love Dr. Seuss' wisdom. Tick Tock in Crime is a great collection...I'm not quite all the way through it yet, but loving every story. And thank you so much for your kind words on Music Boxes!

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    1. Dr. Seuss was a good one, Tonja. Music Boxes is a lovely story with a lot of suspense and spooky stuff too. I enjoyed learning about ballerinas. I knew nothing, now I do. Congratulations and best wishes for you. Thanks for stopping by

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  9. The anthology and the MG book both sound great. Glad you enjoyed them both so much. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I learned a lot about ballet dancing in Music Boxes, Jess. Used to want to take lessons. That would have been a laugh.

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