Review: Side Line by Ben Ryder

Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5 Jay Wells is a sales/promotional manager for a British beverage company that produces Side Line, a beer advertised as being a Sports aficianado’s beer.  When his boss tells him that the company wants him to go to Bahrain to promote their beer and makes sales to the city’s bars,… Continue reading Review: Side Line by Ben Ryder

Mired in the Miasma and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Miasma, such a wonderfully descriptive word.  Miasma: from the dictionary, literary the miasma from the stagnant swamp made us choke and gag: stink, reek, stench,fetor, smell, fume, odor, whiff; gas, cloud, smog, vapor. Yep, that is exactly what it feels like in the Metropolitan DC area these days.  Most people forget that Washington, DC was built on a swamp and the regions around it are riddled with water.… Continue reading Mired in the Miasma and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Scattered Thoughts May 2013 Book Reviews

It was a great month in book reviews.  While most of the book fell into the contemporary fiction category, there was a book in just about every genre.  One of my favorites this month was Fragile Bond by Rhi Etzweiler, a science fiction gem of a story from Riptide Publishing. I have also found new… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts May 2013 Book Reviews

Review: Noah by Ben Ryder

Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Callum Walker, rising software designer, is called upon by his boss to supervise the installation of the communication software program he designed for the new Toronto Maple Arena, a new contract won by his firm in London.  It meant that Callum was spending the next 16 weeks in Toronto,… Continue reading Review: Noah by Ben Ryder

Endangered LGBTQ Youth, Books Proceeds, and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Tis the season for winding down of the school year and various holidays,  Mothers Day and Fathers Day among them.  And while there are many families out there celebrating their love for one another, there are also many children, including 40 percent of LGBT youth*, who will be spending these holidays out on the streets,… Continue reading Endangered LGBTQ Youth, Books Proceeds, and the Week Ahead in Reviews