The Architect of Revenge: A September 11th Novel by T.W. Ainsworth

  As a former New Yorker who watched the attack on the city of my birth I am frequently drawn to books that deal with the horrible events of September 11th. Sometimes it is difficult for me to get through the stories as they touch a nerve that was exposed that day and still lies just beneath the surface of my heart. I had “The … Continue reading The Architect of Revenge: A September 11th Novel by T.W. Ainsworth

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

Nothing Is Ever Forever (The Phoenix Series Book 3) by Ted Tayler

This latest book in the Phoenix series once again shows Ted Tayler’s skill at creating a thrill packed story of terrorism. His ability to weave recent events into a taut tale of good guys versus bad guys is unsurpassed. In Nothing Is Ever Forever Phoenix and the Olympus Project are faced with another high priority assignment. I didn’t think Tayler could top the action surrounding … Continue reading Nothing Is Ever Forever (The Phoenix Series Book 3) by Ted Tayler

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

Ted Tayler, Author- Guest Blogger

My Guest Blogger is author Ted Tayler. He has just released the second book in his Olympus Project series. I had the opportunity to read and review “Gold, Silver, and Bombs”; it’s a compelling work of fiction set against the backdrop of the 2012 London Olympics. The primary protagonist, Colin Bailey, aka “The Phoenix”, continues to evolve in his role working for the Olympus Project. … Continue reading Ted Tayler, Author- Guest Blogger

“Gold, Silver, and Bombs: The Phoenix Series Book 2” by Ted Tayler

In his second book of the Phoenix series, “Gold, Silver, and Bombs”, Ted Tayler amps up the action and the tension. As the Olympus Project tackles the potential terrorist attacks on the 2012 London Olympics, Colin (Phoenix) rises in the esteem of his fellow project warriors. The teams throw out all the stops as they attempt to outwit terrorist plans to use the Olympics as … Continue reading “Gold, Silver, and Bombs: The Phoenix Series Book 2” by Ted Tayler

Charlie Flowers and His Alter Ego Riz Sabir

Charlie Flowers is as much an enigma as his creation Riz Sabir. His author page on Amazon.com tells very little about the creator of the series of books that bring more firepower to print than destroyed Dresden during WWII. Sabir along with his ever faithful girl gang, The Black Eye Girls, led by his significant other, the tough as nails Holly (Bang-Bang) Kirpachi slice up, … Continue reading Charlie Flowers and His Alter Ego Riz Sabir

“The Olympus Project” by Ted Tayler

  When is a bad guy not really a bad guy? When he is Phoenix in Ted Tayler’s exciting book “The Olympus Project”. Tayler wastes no time in getting the action started in this high tech, guns blazing story of Colin Bailey. When I picked this book I didn’t realize Colin Bailey had made his initial appearance in an earlier Tayler book. This says a … Continue reading “The Olympus Project” by Ted Tayler

“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