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At the Crossroads

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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?

190 pages, ebook

Published July 20, 2019

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Rick Starkey

4 books9 followers
Rick Starkey is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, and a current member of the S.C.B.W.I. His main interest is writing novels for middle grade. Rick has sold short pieces to Highlights for Children including a game, magic tricks, and a short story.

Rick lives in a 200-year-old log cabin in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where he and his wife, Betty, own and run Make It Magic, a magic shop and craft store. A day in Rick’s life includes recommending and performing magic tricks for customers of all ages, carving a bear from a log with a chainsaw, playing his guitar, and working on his next novel.

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Author 9 books28 followers
July 24, 2019
Being born and raised in southern Louisiana, the culture of voodoo is something I’ve heard about since I was a child, but never really paid much attention to the idea. Since moving away from Cajun country, I wasn’t quite expecting to ever hear about it again. Then I got a chance to read At The Crossroads, and was quickly drawn into the possibilities of that world.

In book two of his BLUES BONES trilogy, author Rick Starkey weaves an interesting tale of music, magic, and one boy’s wish to make a mark on his teenage world. While you don’t necessarily need to read book one in order to keep up with the action in book two, there was an occasional moment for me when I wasn’t clearly understanding the dynamics between some of the characters. I also had challenges with the musical references, but that is merely due to my general ignorance of the technical side of the music industry.

That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Rodney’s journey into dabbling in the world of voodoo and can’t wait until I can find out what happens next! A nice addition to any home library.
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Author 3 books12 followers
July 23, 2019
I reviewed Book 1 in November of 2017, and I’ve been waiting for Book 2 ever since. I read it, and it was worth the wait!

At The Crossroads picks up with Rodney who’s overcome stage fright, and he now belongs to a band. The only problem . . . he has one week to learn the hardest song ever. If he fails, his former best friend takes his spot. I didn’t stop reading till the very end. I had to know if Rodney took the easy hoodoo path or not. And now – I’m dying to read Book 3 to find out how Rodney’s story ends!
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