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Thirteen-year-old Rodney Becker has discovered the secret of playing every song in the world. Hoodoo!

Rodney’s dream of joining a real band has come true, and the bandleader has already booked their first gig—her cousin’s birthday party. Now, Rodney has a week to learn the most difficult guitar part ever for the birthday girl’s favorite song. Failure could mean his rival, Eddie Manford, taking his place.

Rodney has dabbled with spells before, and he knows there can be consequences. Like losing his voice after trying a spell to help him sing, and a car accident that may take someone’s life. Rodney’s search for a magical fix leads him to a crossroads at midnight, waiting for a man to tune his guitar. Some say the man who shows up will be the devil—coming for Rodney’s soul!

Can Rodney afford to pay the price?

Blues Bones by Rick Starkey


Look for At The Crossroads July 26th!

At the Crossroads – Blues Bones II was scheduled to be released July 22, 2019 by publisher Leap Books LLC. Leap Books closed April 26, 2019. We were in the final stages of edits when this happened, and all rights of book one and book two reverted to me. I decided to self publish and contacted Kelly Hashway, the editor for Leap Books who acquired the original Blues Bones but left Leap Books not long after book one was released. Hashway, a professional freelance editor and USA Today bestselling author, was a lifesaver. To the best editor ever, thank you! (KellyHashway.com)BBII Quotes banner 2

Many have been asking about Blues Bones Book II. Well, It’s on its way! Leap Books is looking at a release date of July 22, 2019.

At The Crossroads – Blues Bones Book II starts the day after book one ends. Rodney is going to his first practice session with a real band. Rodney knows how to play guitar, but can he learn to play a special song in time for their first gig – a girl’s fourteenth birthday party? In book one, a midnight visit to a graveyard with a dead guitar player’s finger bone may have cured Rodney’s stage fright. He never thought he would need another spell. What harm could a midnight visit to a crossroads do? Find out in At the Crossroads – Blues Bones Book II.

At the Crossroads: Blues Bones Book Two should release in summer of 2019 from Leap Books!

Blues Bones Book One is available wherever books are online! Or you can order from you favorite bookstore.

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Thirteen-year-old Rodney Becker has found the perfect cure for stage fright. Voodoo!

Armed with the stolen finger bones of a dead blues guitar player and a mishmash of voodoo spells from the Internet, he and his best friend enter a graveyard at midnight to perform their ritual. Now, all that stands in his way of winning a local guitar competition is the power of RETURN – a side effect of the voodoo that spells disaster for Rodney.

His cure has become a curse. How else can he explain jamming his finger so bad he can’t hold a guitar pick, his part-time dad stealing his guitar, and his mom getting into an accident that could have taken her life?

How much is Rodney willing to risk to achieve his dream of being a guitar legend?