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The Murmurs by Michael J Malone #Review #Giveaway

  I am delighted to be on another great Orenda tour to celebrate Michael J Malone's gothic thriller , The Murmurs . There is also the chance to win a print copy (UK only). Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.    In the beginning there was fear. White-hot, nerve-shredding fear. Terrifying premonitions of deaths. And then they started… The Murmurs… On the first morning of her new job at Heartfield House, a care home for the elderly, Annie Jackson wakens from a terrifying dream. And when she arrives at the home, she knows that the first old man she meets is going to die. How she knows this is a terrifying mystery, but it is the start of horrifying premonitions … a rekindling of the curse that has trickled through generations of women in her family – a wicked gift known only as 'the murmurs'… With its reappearance comes an old, forgotten fear that is about to grip Annie Jackson. And this time, it will never let go… A compulsive gothic thriller and a

Le Tour de Love by Lilac Mills #Review

 There is a real summer feel about today's featured book: Le Tour de Love by Lilac Mills. I love being involved on the opening day of a blog tour and this romcom is a real delight.
Le Tour de Love

“…the opportunity of a lifetime.”

When physiotherapist Molly Matthews is offered a dream job by a guy who shaves his legs and has an obsession with his bicycle, she has serious doubts about accepting. But, as she keeps telling herself, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime and she’ll never get another chance like this. So, she does what anyone in her position would do – she agrees to join a professional cycling team for the most prestigious race in the cycling world – The Tour de France.

The reality, though, isn’t exactly what she had anticipated; instead of eating out at restaurants in pretty French villages and spending her free time lounging around the hotel pool, Molly finds herself living out of a suitcase for three weeks, massaging eight pairs of sweaty legs, administering ice baths and treating saddle sores.

And neither did she anticipate falling for a gorgeous, passionate, professional rider by the name of Alexander Duvall…

My Thoughts

In this sparkling romcom, you get to travel around France on Le Tour de France, following Molly's exploits as the team's physiotherapist.  It turned out to be a heart-warming read as Molly realises everything she does not know about the world of cycling at this level. She is determined and ready for a change and I found her to be a likeable central character.

    The stops on the race offers some good plot points to hang the story on, so the pace is steady and never laboured. You get to meet a variety of characters on the team but Alex turns out to be of the most interest as far as Molly is concerned- you are not surprised. Love, romance and some amusing moments add up to an easy Summer read, set against beautiful France. 

In short: An uplifting journey along Romance's cycle track. 
About the Author

Lilac spends all her time writing, or reading, or thinking about writing or reading, often to the detriment of her day job, her family, and the housework. She apologises to her employer and her loved ones, but the house will simply have to deal with it!

She calls Worcester home, though she would prefer to call somewhere hot and sunny home, somewhere with a beach and cocktails and endless opportunities for snoozing in the sun...

When she isn't hunched over a computer or dreaming about foreign shores, she enjoys creating strange, inedible dishes in the kitchen, accusing her daughter of stealing (she meant to say "borrowing") her clothes, and fighting with her husband over whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher.

You can follow Lilac here:  Instagram |  Twitter

Book link:  Amazon UK

Thanks to Lilac Mills and Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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