“Immortal and Sane” by Benedict J. Martin

   Leave it to Benedict Martin to provide a unique twist on both science fiction and the paranormal. Coupling these genres through the use of a romantic couple is nothing short of brilliant. Let’s face it, a vampire isn’t likely to get much nourishment from an android. But there is more to this story than meets the eye. First off Nelly Jones is not your … Continue reading “Immortal and Sane” by Benedict J. Martin

My 2015 Top Indie Book Picks

I have read an amazing number of indie books this year. When I looked back at my reviews I was surprised. The realization I had read so many started me thinking about the ones I remembered. I decided to make a list of the ones I liked the most. You will probably notice a paucity of “romance” novels. This may puzzle you since the books … Continue reading My 2015 Top Indie Book Picks

An Interview with Author Michelle Medhat

Michelle Medhat, author of “Connected: The Call and The Shift” was kind enough to consent to an interview for “Between the Beats”. Michelle is as complex as her books; brilliant and articulate she shares her thoughts freely. To say she is an interesting woman would be trite. Her motivation for writing her books is not what you might expect. It is with great pleasure I … Continue reading An Interview with Author Michelle Medhat

“Planet Purgatory” by Benedict Martin A 5-Star Read!

Planet Purgatory by Benedict Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Planet Purgatory” by Benedict Martin is filled with colorful characters that leap off the page even when you wish they wouldn’t. Chief protagonist David Eno is a character I alternately hated and loved. Sometimes I found him so frustrating I wanted to scream at him. At other times I wanted to put my arms … Continue reading “Planet Purgatory” by Benedict Martin A 5-Star Read!

“Charlie Robot” by Benedict Martin

Charlie Robot by Benedict Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Charlie Robot” by Benedict Martin starts out as a seemingly cute story about the misadventures of a group of scientists who have created an android. This is not an ordinary android. This is an escaped android. On the very day their creation is to be unveiled to investors, the wily Steven escapes from the … Continue reading “Charlie Robot” by Benedict Martin

The Half-Shape Child by Megan Fatheree

The Half Shape Child by Megan Fatheree My rating: 4 of 5 stars Every once in a while I come across a book that surprises me by its originality. “The Half-Shape Child” by Megan Fatheree is one of those books. It is a science fiction/fantasy tale for Young Adults that is just as exciting and engrossing for an adult audience. The story follows two children, … Continue reading The Half-Shape Child by Megan Fatheree

“Aria: Left Luggage” by Geoff Nelder

ARIA: Left Luggage by Geoff Nelder My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is perhaps the most innocently thought provoking book I have ever read. What would happen if everyone began to experience memory loss? How would the world be affected by the gradual but constant loss of days, months, and years by every single person on earth? What happens if we all eventually regressed … Continue reading “Aria: Left Luggage” by Geoff Nelder

“Connected: The Shift” by Michelle Medhat

Connected: The Shift by Michelle Medhat My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Connected: The Shift” by Michelle Medhat is aptly named as this second part of the story takes a remarkable shift. While the evil protagonists from The Call increase in power, Al Nadir led by Dr. Salim Al Douri and Dr. Sabena Sanantoni display even more ruthless behaviors. As Sam Noor continues to lead … Continue reading “Connected: The Shift” by Michelle Medhat