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Team Spirit is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on rachel@rachelsrandomresources.com with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Team Spirit by R J Gould


Genre: Humorous Literary Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Tour Dates: 17th - 24th June 2024

Publication Date: 17th June 2024

Estimated Page Count: 320

Standalone fourth novel in the ‘at the Dream Café’ series. 

Formats available: Epub or PDF

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred) and basic promo / spotlight posts

Team Spirit: a humorous take on tennis club turmoil


Everything seems straightforward enough with agreement reached for the tennis club to hold social events at the nearby Dream Café while the clubhouse is being rebuilt.


When Oliver Kilroy is forced to resign as club chairman after taking a bribe from the builder, Laurie, his young and inexperienced deputy, is left in charge of running the club. He accepts the post on condition that the attractive Helen is prepared to support him as the new deputy.


The pair are faced with an unprecedented run of challenges. The builder is failing to deliver on time. A player’s dubious line calls are infuriating opponents. The WhatsApp group has become a hotbed of slanderous gossip. A middle-aged flirt is antagonising the female members. And poor behaviour at the Dream Café is threatening the agreement.


Helen and Laurie are struggling to cope, though tennis club problems are a distant second for Helen as she attempts to start a relationship with Laurie. She’s sure he also wants that but something major is going on in his life to prevent progress. What is that something and can it be overcome?

About R J Gould


R J Gould writes contemporary fiction about relationships using a mix of wry humour and pathos to describe the tragi-comic life journeys of his protagonists. Team Spirit is his tenth novel and the fourth in the stand-alone ‘at the Dream Café’ series. He has been published by Headline Accent and Lume Books and also self-publishes. Before becoming a full-time author he worked in the education and charity sectors. In addition to his addiction to telling stories, he has somewhat milder addictions to playing tennis, watching film noir cinema, completing Wordle and eating dried mango slices. He is a member of Cambridge Writers, Society of Authors and the Romantic Novelists’ Association UK. He lives in Cambridge, England.


​Follow R J Gould


Website: http://www.rjgould.info

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RJGould_author

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RJGouldauthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rjgould_author              

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6432126.R_J_Gould

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Blog Tour Schedule


Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 


17th June

  1. Kirsty_Reviews_Books

  2. C L Tustin -Author

  3. Heather Adores Books

  4. Pickled Thoughts and Pinot

  5. Dana.loves.books

  6. BetweenTheLines

18th June

  1. Tealeavesandbookleaves

  2. Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews


19th June

  1. PAJNewman

  2. Theloopyknot


20th June

  1. Let us talk of many things...

  2. ItaPixie's Book Corner


21st June

  1. jen_loves_reading

  2. Book Reviews For U


22nd June

  1. Leanne bookstagram

  2. Scotsbookworm


23rd June

  1. annette_reads_daily

  2. Nicki's Book Blog

24th June

  1. Staceywh_17

  2. Bookworm86

  3. @teaandbooks90

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