New Book: Tiara Inserto’s Always There

Always There

Fellow Cheeky Tart author, Tiara Inserto, has published her first book: Always There. It’s a sports romance set in New Zealand, and is the first in the Rugby Brothers series. I can’t wait to read it!

Two top athletes, both with world titles in their sights. The one thing they didn’t aim for was each other…

Liana Murphy has a plan: take the manager’s job in New Zealand, show the world a woman can lead a men’s soccer team, and qualify for the most elite competition in the world. Simple, right? She wasn’t called ‘The Queen of Football’ for nothing. But when Liana is forced to share an apartment with the ‘King of Rugby,’ her recipe for success is put to the test. With all the world watching, failure isn’t an option.

Mitch Molloy let the World Championship slip through his grasp four years ago. Now, redemption for the Kiwi rugby captain lies in winning the title on his home turf. This last victory will seal his legacy. All he needs to do is dedicate himself entirely and eliminate anything that could pull his focus. When a friend asks Mitch for a favor, he finds himself unexpectedly sharing his condo with ambitious Liana Murphy. As kindred spirits, their attraction is undeniable. But are their careers calling louder than their hearts?

While falling for each other might be easy, juggling the demands of their dreams proves harder than either expected…

Congratulations Tiara!

Timeless: The Double-Edged “Big Rule” of Time Travel

Season Two of Timeless premiered last Sunday night. I deliberately had not watched Season One since I bought the DVDs, because I wanted to semi-binge-watch it prior to watching Season Two’s first episode online (“semi” because it took me a week rather than watching the episodes straight through). I wanted to approach the series fresh and see if any of my opinions had changed. Continue reading “Timeless: The Double-Edged “Big Rule” of Time Travel”

101 Books Read in 2017

Happy New Year!

It’s time for my traditional listing of the books I read in the previous year (2017). It’s easy to see that I read a lot of cozy mysteries. I tend to regard most of them like potato chips (reliable in story-telling, fun and easy to read by the handful, tasty-though without much nutritional value).

However, a few highlights from the year stand out (a couple of which are actually re-reads for me):

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart
Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Here are the 101 books I read last year, listed by month: Continue reading “101 Books Read in 2017”