BOB by Tegon Maus – Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Tegon will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

After 27 years as a newspaper man, Peter Anderson’s career is slipping away, at least it was, until he stumbled upon the story of a lifetime. Sent to do a fluff piece about lights in the night sky over Arizona, he discovers far more than he ever expected when he comes upon a mysterious young woman held prisoner in a basement. After helping her to escape, she disappears before he can learn the truth about who she is or where she came from. His search for her leads him back to the lights in the sky and leaves him with more questions than answers. The only thing he knows for certain . . . the only thing he can count on are the two words offered repeatedly by his friend and guide . . . “IS BELT.”

Enjoy an exclusive excerpt:

Her scream filled the air, sending chills up my spine, as the table disintegrated under Bob’s weight.

My mind raced as I tried to decide what to do. I was looking for a spot to jump in between the two titans.

Suddenly, Fred reappeared from nowhere, lunging headlong, throwing himself at Carl with no self-regard. He was a lunatic, screaming, punching, scratching, biting all at the same time.

Carl brushed him away, striving to reach the woman scrambling on the floor, trying to get up.

No time like now. I jumped on his back, riding him like a child on his father’s back.

Somehow, she was free of the table but still impaled. She grabbed the spike in her left hand, pulling at it. Her skin stretched with the effort, clinging to the metal. Finally succeeding, she clutched it like a dagger. Getting to her feet, she lunged for Carl.

With shocking swiftness, she plunged the spike into his chest.

It was Carl’s turn to scream and he did… a howling snarl of a growl that curled my toes.

“You should have killed me when you had the chance,” the woman said through clenched teeth, trying to force the spike deeper with her weight.

“Fucking bitch,” Carl shouted, backhanding her, sending her to the floor again.

He seized the spike, yanking it from his body, throwing it at her; the woman, having gotten to her feet, removed the second nail and braced for another assault on Carl, her hands bleeding freely.

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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  1. Do you write every day? Do you have a word goal for each day you write?

    • Hi Peggy… I don’t always get to write everyday. I think about it everyday and roll it over in my head repeatedly… the 2 parts of my brain run the dialog until I can remember it. I write it all down on Saturdays and then read it over Sunday. As to a word goal… anything I can get on paper is good. Anything I let stay after reading it is better !

  2. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Sounds like a great read

  4. Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

  5. Thank you for the excerpt, I liked it.

  6. Tegon Maus says:

    Thank you for hosting my book !!!

  7. Eva Millien says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

  8. kim amundsen says:

    Interesting read.

  9. You are new to me, thank you for the introduction.

    • As it turns out Alexisa… you are new to me !! You can try a few of my short stories at Its free and there are a few out takes from my books so you can try a little of everything and I won’t be new anymore !

  10. Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?

  11. Great post-I can’t wait to read this one! This has been a terrific book tour!

  12. Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

  13. Thank you for the excerpt, I really enjoyed it. It was fun following the book tour! Happy writing!

  14. I’m sure that this book must be great, I had read Machines of the Little People, and it was awesome!!

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