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Books in waiting

There are still several hundred books on my Kindle still awaiting my attention but I keep finding others by totally new-to-me authors from a variety of sources now, especially via NetGalley and a variety of publishers and blog tour organisers.  Some of the books are not published yet but I have been given access to advance reader copies (ARCs) of them so I can let you know what I think of them before they reach the shops! In many such cases I now schedule my blog about them to appear on or within a week of the date they are due to be published – hence sometimes you’ll find I post several reviews in one day and many book reviews are scheduled months in advance of to coincide with their publication date. Whatever the source, I will always give my very honest review.

If you are an author or publisher and you’d like me to read (or listen to the audiobook version) and give an honest review of a book, feel free to contact me and, if it appeals and time permits, I’ll give it a read and review! I do warn you, though, that I will be honest in my review and I currently have a huge to be read pile so I tend to only agree to read ones I think I’ll thoroughly enjoy – life’s too short to spend time struggling to read something I’m not connecting to IMHO, sorry! I try not to publish reviews too long before the book is available, so many reviews for books not featuring in a tour will be scheduled for their actual publication date over the next few weeks and months – just check my home page to read them. I  also add other reviews as I read other books (or listen to audiobooks)- but only if time permits and at the moment, as you’ll see, there are lots scheduled.

If you are a reader and have a particular favourite you think I’d like me to read and review, feel free to comment and let me know. I do have other books to read but will prioritise the NetGalley ones first and, if these get few in number, I’ll add others from my Kindle and book pile that are waiting in reserve! I am trying to leave more spaces in my schedule for 2022 so I can have more time to read some of the fantastic books I have in my ever growing tbr pile and to lower the number I still have from NetGalley that I haven’t managed to read yet because of too many other commitments – though I’m not really succeeding very well at resisting agreeing to read some of the fabulous books going on tours this year. 

1 Jun BTR: Kiss Her Goodnight (Detectives Kane and Alton Book 15) by D.K. Hood via Bookouture NH  #BooksOnTour
BTR: A Little Hotel in Cornwall: Books 1-8 by Laura Briggs via Rachel’s RR
2 Jun S: The Fire Killer via Rachel’s RR
3 Jun R: Finding Love on Sunshine Island by Georgina Troy via NG pub 25/5
4 Jun BTR: The French for Murder  (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery Book 10) by Verity Bright via Bookouture SH  #BooksOnTour
5 Jun BTR: Jingle Bells in June, Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
6 Jun BTR: The Little Bookshop By The Sea by Eliza J Scott via Rachel’s RR
7 Jun 
8 Jun BTR: The Only Exception by Claire Huston via Rachel’s RR
S: The Secret Couple via Rachel’s RR
9 Jun BTR: The Lost House of Ireland:(Starlight Cottages Book 4) by Susanne O’Leary via Bookouture NH  #BooksOnTour
10 Jun R: The Reunion by Elizabeth Drummond via OMC NG
11 Jun BTR: Her Frozen Cry by Carolyn Arnold (Detective Amanda Steele Book 5) via Bookouture NH  #BooksOnTour
S: The Murder List via Rachel’s RR
S: The Sky Turned Black via Rachel’s RR
12 Jun R: The Girl on the 88 Bus by Freya Sampson via NG pub 09/6
13 Jun BTR: A Wedding in Tuscany by Sandy Barker via Rachel’s RR NG OMC pub 17/6
S: Five Dead Men via Rachel’s RR
14 Jun S: Finding Ruby via Rachel’s RR
15 Jun BTR: An Island Summer by Jenny Hale via Bookouture NH
GP by Gina Cheyne, author of Murder in the Cards via Rachel’s RR
16 Jun BTR: Sleeping Dolls (Detective Morgan Brookes Book 6) by Helen Phifer via Bookouture NH  #BooksOnTour
AI: Alana Oxford author of Scotsman in the Stacks via Rachel’s RR
17 Jun BTR: You Only Live Once by Maxine Morrey via Rachel’s RR BB NG
18 Jun BTR: The Guilty Girl (Detective Lottie Parker Book 11) by Patricia Gibney via Bookouture SH #BooksOnTour
19 Jun BTR: Mystery in the Palace of Westminster by Sarah Lustig via Rachel’s RR MG
S: Not The Plus One by Belle Henderson via Rachel’s RR
S: A Wish For Jo by Audrey Davis via Rachel’s RR (contact if have time to review)
20 Jun R: Pirate’s Protector by Lisa Kessler via Entangled NG
21 Jun R: Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley NG
22 Jun BTR: Murder at the Country Club (A Miss Underhay Mystery Book 9) by Helena Dixon via Bookouture NH  #BooksOnTour
23 Jun BTR: A Home for the Lost: An absolutely heartbreaking historical novel by Sharon Maas via Bookouture SH #BooksOnTour
24 Jun BTR: The Colour of Summer by Victoria Connelly via Rachel’s RR
S: Solving Shelly by Grayson Avery via Rachel’s RR
25 Jun BTR: A Harvest Murder by Frances Evesham via Rachel’s RR
26 Jun BTR:  The Resort: A completely addictive and gripping psychological thriller with a heart-stopping twist by Sue Watson via Bookouture SH #BooksOnTour
BTR: Autumn in Sycamore Park by CP Ward via Rachel’s RR
27 Jun BTR: They Had Eyes of Silver by S E Davis via Rachel’s RR
S: The Maids of Biddenden via Rachel’s RR
28 Jun R: Stealing Infinity by Alyson Noēl via Entangled NG
29 Jun R: First Bride to Fall by Ginny Baird via Entangled NG tbc
30 Jun BTR: A Leap of Faith for the Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett via Rachel’s RR BB NG
1 Jul Missing Angel: An absolutely unputdownable mystery and suspense novel (Agent Tori Hunter Book 4) by Roger Stelljes via Bookouture NH #BooksOnTour tbc???
BTE: From the Deep by Kateri Stanley via Rachel’s RR
AI With Jen Gilroy, author of The Sweetheart Locket via Rachel’s RR
2 Jul BTR: Why We Walk by Siena via Rachel’s RR children’s picture book pbk
3 Jul BTR: Chasing Dreams at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland via Rachel’s RR 
4 Jul BTR: An Unlikely Alliance by Toni Shiloh via Harlequin Influencer Tour
5 Jul BTR: Sheriff in the Saddle by Delores Fossen via Harlequin Influencer Tour
6 Jul BTR: Matched by Masala by Mona Shroff via Harlequin Influencer Tour
S: The Maids of Biddenden by GD Harper via Rachel’s RR
7 Jul BBR: The Billionaire Behind the Headlines by Rachael Stewart via Rachel’s RR
R: In Case of Emergency by Poorna Bell via Random House UK, Cornerstone, Century NG pub 7/7
8 Jul BTR: Bootcamp for Broken Hearts: A totally perfect and hilarious romantic comedy by Joanna Bolouri via Bookouture JR #BooksOnTour
9 Jul BTR: Finding Happiness at Heritage View by Helen Rolfe via Rachel’s RR BB NG
10 Jul BTR: An Italian Dream by Kate Frost via Rachel’s RR BB NG 
11 Jul 
12 Jul BTR: Murder at the Priory Hotel – Flora Steele # by Merryn Allingham via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
13 Jul 
14 Jul 
15 Jul BTR: Find Me: A completely addictive and gripping psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist by Carla Kovach via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
16 Jul BTR: Old Friends Reunited by Maddie Please via Rachel’s RR BB NG
BTR: A Perfect Stranger by Shalini Boland via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
17 Jul BTR: The Beekeeper at Elderflower Grove by Jaimie Admans via Rachel’s RR HQ Digital NG
18 Jul BTR: The Last Restaurant in Paris by Lily Graham via Bookouture NH #BooksOnTour
19 Jul BTR: Sun, Sea & Strawberry Shortcake, Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
20 Jul 
21 Jul R: His Other Wife: An absolutely addictive and pulse-pounding psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist by Nicole Trope via Bookouture NG (not BT) ???
22 Jul R: The Holiday Bookshop by Lucy Dickens via Penguin NG
23 Jul BTR: One Last Day of Summer by Shari Low via Rachel’s RR BB NG
24 Jul 
25 Jul 
26 Jul R: Never Enough Cowboy by Jennie Marts via NG Sourcebooks Casablanca
27 Jul BTR: For Butter or Worse by Erin La Rosa via Harlequin TP 24 – 30 own choice
28 Jul 
29 Jul 
30 Jul 
31 Jul 
1 Aug 
2 Aug 
3 Aug BTR: A Wedding At Sandy Cove by Bella Osborne via Rachel’s RR Avon, HarperCollins NG 
4 Aug R: You Can Stay by Elle Connel via Headline, Wildfirs NG invited 26/01
5 Aug 
6 Aug BTR: The Girl on Wildfire Ridge (Detective Kay Sharp Book 4) by Leslie Wolfe via Bookouture #BooksOnTour
7 Aug 
8 Aug 
9 Aug 
10 Aug BTR: Mr. Perfect on Paper by Jean Meltzer via Harlequin TP 7-13 own choice
11 Aug BTR: Take a Chance on Greece: A completely uplifting feel-good read by Sue Roberts via Bookouture SH #BooksOnTour
12 Aug 
13 Aug BTR: Local Girl Missing: A totally unputdownable crime thriller and mystery novel (Detective Josie Quinn Book 15) by Lisa Regan via Bookouture NH #BooksOnTour
14 Aug BTR: Hidden Bones: A totally addictive crime novel packed with twists (Detective Ellie Reeves Book 6) by Rita Herron via Bookouture NH #BooksOnTour
15 Aug 
16 Aug 
17 Aug 
18 Aug R: The Change by Kirsten Miller via HQ NG
19 Aug 
20 Aug 
21 Aug 
22 Aug 
23 Aug BTR: The Wedding Cake by Isabella May via Rachel’s RR
24 Aug BTR: Would You Rather by Allison Ashley via Harlequin TP 21-27 own choice
25 Aug BTR: The Little House by the Sea (Pennystrand Village Book 1) by Tracy Rees via Bookouture SH #BooksOnTour
26 Aug 
27 Aug 
28 Aug 
29 Aug 
30 Aug 
31 Aug 
1 Sep 
2 Sep 
3 Sep 
4 Sep BTR: Death Down the Aisle – Book 11 in the totally unputdownable 1920s cozy mystery by Verity Bright featuring Lady Eleanor Swift via Bookouture SH
5 Sep 
6 Sep 
7 Sep 
8 Sep 
9 Sep BTR: Murder in the Library – Julia Bird #2 by Katie Gayle via Bookouture SH #BooksOnTour
10 Sep 
11 Sep 

12 comments on “Books in waiting

  1. Maya Mirza-Gill
    December 7, 2015

    I am a newly self-published author and would love for you to receive a free Kindle copy of my book Struck, and its sequel Lost for reviewing.


    • bicted
      December 7, 2015

      Thank you for the offer, Maya – I have sent an email to you!


  2. Tara St. Pierre
    January 2, 2016

    Hello! My name’s Tara St. Pierre, and I recently published a YA book “Just a Few Inches” (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XX8HGUS). I like your site and the style of your reviews, and I’d love to have you review my book if you’re interested in reading it.

    Thanks for your consideration!


    • bicted
      January 2, 2016

      Thanks for you kind words and offer, Tara – I have replied via email 🙂


  3. Rex
    February 24, 2016

    Hello my names Rex Grainger and I’ve adventure thriller out on amazon. It’s called Elixir Stone. Could you please email in regards of reviewing it. Thank you, and keep up the good work.


    • bicted
      February 24, 2016

      Thanks, Rex, for continuing this conversation via email!


  4. Linda Bradley
    March 6, 2016

    Hi there. Found your website through writing pal, Roni Hall. I really like your delivery and premise. My first book came out in June 2015 with Soul Mate Publishing. It’s Women’s Fiction and is titled Maggie’s Way. I have cover quotes from Jane Porter and Lori Nelson Spielman and was wondering if you’d like to read it for a review. I’d be happy to gift you an ebook or send you a paperback. Here’s my website info if you’d like to check it out.


    Thanks for considering my work and I look forward to hearing from you!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lisa Potocar
    April 15, 2016

    Hello Elaine!

    I so appreciate the wonderful things you are doing on behalf of us authors to get our names and brain children out to the world. I would love to have you review my YA historical novel (set during the American Civil War), which includes sub-plots of romance and adventure and which was published in 2012. It’s titled Sweet Glory, and its sequel, Train to Glory, will be released this coming May 10th through distribution (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.). If you would like to check out Sweet Glory, it’s available on Amazon at:


    Thanks for your time and consideration of my story, and I look forward to hearing from you.


    P.S. I discovered you and your website via the Amazon Discussion Boards and the tremendous review you did for Rarity of the Hollow by Robert Eggleton.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. www.kjmcpike.com
    July 25, 2016

    Hi Elaine,

    Thank you for all you do to help authors get our names out there! I would love to have you read/review my award-winning Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy novel XODUS. In short, XODUS is about a girl who discovers she can astral project and tries to use her new ability to find her mother, who disappeared two months prior.

    You can find the book’s Goodreads page and official blurb here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28483134-xodus

    I am happy to provide an e-book in your preferred format (PDF, MOBI, or EPUB).

    Thank you for your consideration. I hope to hear from you soon!


    Liked by 1 person

  7. Eddie Owens
    October 11, 2016

    Hi Elaine,

    I would like to request a review for my new e-book, please.



    If you are willing to review, I will be happy to send you a PDF or Word doc, copy manuscript.

    The cover can be viewed on my Goodreads page.


    This is a contemporary, coming of age, comedy drama for young adults, 12+.

    Millie Hardiman is a thirteen year old from Bognor Regis, with a wild imagination, who dreams of becoming a writer.

    When Millie’s scriptwriter dad, Barry, has writer’s block, Millie becomes his muse for the daytime television soap, Double Top.

    After her success on Double Top, Millie creates a Sci-Fi, teen drama, The Adventures of Martian Girl.

    Millie falls in love for the first time with Wolf Van Der Beek, an arrogant, South African child actor.

    This is a story about friendship, first love and growing up.

    Kind regards



  8. jupiterkj
    February 7, 2017

    Hello! Thank you so much for what you do. I recently published a book through Kindle, (a Young Adult Dystopian-SciFi-Thriller), and would love for you to consider reviewing it. Feel free to email me 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. xoxoeditaxoxo
    April 18, 2018

    OMG Lucky you!! I was dreaming about Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon for eveeer now. Sucks being a student, cause you can’t afford it lol Read that one, I heard it’s amazing.


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