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Men’s silence permits triumph of evil

As the #MeToo movement gains momentum, men need to admit culpability for our collective silence and then step up to call out abusers. Sure, most of us would cast a frown at a man for making unwelcome advances toward a woman. We might physically intervene if it verged on an assault and pat ourselves on…… Continue reading Men’s silence permits triumph of evil

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He Will Be My Ruin: A Sexy thriller

Book Review:  He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker   DarkMatters review — Four Stars Heiress Maggie Sparkes leaves her charity work in Africa and heads to NYC to perform one last favour for best-friend-since-childhood Celine who died of an apparent overdose of Xanax and booze. As she packs away Celine’s belongings, Maggie comes across…… Continue reading He Will Be My Ruin: A Sexy thriller

Can-Lir · Canada · Funny/quirky

I Am A Truck: Wonderful in a quirky way

Book Review: I Am A Truck by Michelle Winters is a delightful and quirky short novel that brought a smile to my face the entire read. Thanks go to my language teachers and my jaunts to Charlevoix and Bas-Saint-Laurent for helping with the occasional phrase slung in that rural French-Canadian staccato and happy memories of …… Continue reading I Am A Truck: Wonderful in a quirky way

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A Man Called Ove reveals humanity and love in those you’d least expect

Anyone who’s lived in a condominium or in coop housing will recognize Ove as the overbearing, narrow-minded grouch who makes everyone else’s life a misery through his ultra rigid enforcement of “the rules.” Author Fredrik Backman, however, slowly paints a more complex portrait of Ove by interspersing his back story as a child and young…… Continue reading A Man Called Ove reveals humanity and love in those you’d least expect

oceans · Plastic_pollution

Plastic pollution: Not the Pepsi generation we imagined

A couple of stories caught my eye about the tsunami of #plastic_pollution that’s accumulated in the world’s oceans and poses a serious threat to aquatic life. A lobster became an unplanned member of the #PepsiGeneration after it was caught off New Brunswick and Karissa Lindstrand, in charge of banding the claws, noticed an unusual tat on…… Continue reading Plastic pollution: Not the Pepsi generation we imagined

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Late Bite

Originally posted on jbronderbookreviews:
Late Bite: Vampire On Trial The Toronto Vampire Chronicles, Book 1 By John Matsui Genre: Dark Fantasy, Horror, Action Thriller Police capture Dragul Mangorian in Toronto’s sewers on a series of blood-sucking assaults. Media worldwide and local citizens and politicians buzz with news the perp is ‘a real vampire.’ ​ Mangorian’s…

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Watch for virtual blog tour of Late Bite

I’m excited about my first virtual blog tour that is running from Nov. 1- 7, hosted by Sage Blog Tours. The featured work is my first novel, Late Bite. Take a look: https://www.sagesblogtours.com/late-bite.html Here’s a copy of the banner: Here are the scheduled tour stops for features and reviews of LATE BITE on the following…… Continue reading Watch for virtual blog tour of Late Bite