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Books in waiting

There are a few hundred books on my Kindle, 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.  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 large 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!

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!

Here is a list of blog tours and special posts scheduled to be posted in the next few months . . . . sorry but don’t be surprised if this isn’t totally up to date as I’ll only update this list when I remember! I no longer list all the books here that I have already read and reviewed, so there will be many additional ones that I just post the review for. None of the reviews will be available until the scheduled date. 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. Entries marked with tbc or ? are ones I’ve signed up for but not had my participation confirmed when I last updated the list! I also tend to use summaries on the ones that I haven’t read yet – so if you see BT that’s Blog Tour, R is Review, POB is a pre-order blitz (or POA Pre-order alert, depending on the tour organiser!) S is spotlight, GP Guest Post and AI Author Interview.


16 Dec Festive Authors GP: Favourite Festive Films by Victoria Walters!!
R: Witchnapped in Westerham by Dionne Lister via NetGalley
17 Dec Festive Authors: GP by Lisa Kessler!!
R: Fortune’s Fresh Start by Michelle Major
18 Dec Festive Authors GP: My Inspiration for ‘A Christmas Kiss’ by Eliza J Scott!!
19 Dec Festive Authors GP: My Festive Favourites by Maxine Morrey !!
20 Dec Festive Authors: GP by Ian Wilfred !!
21 Dec Festive Authors GP: Christmas Love by Emily Harvale !!
22 Dec Festive Authors GP: Bah Humbug – or not? by TA Williams !!
23 Dec Festive Authors: GP by Viv Royce !!
CR: Just a Little More by Allie York – 425 Madison #1 tbc
24 Dec Festive Authors: GP by Darcie Boleyn !!
25 Dec Festive Authors: GP: Portia MacIntosh’s Alternative Christmas Songs
26 Dec Festive Authors GP: Festive Drinks by Jenny Hale
R: A Springtime to Remember by Lucy Coleman
27 Dec Festive Authors: GP by Kim Nash !!
Harlequin December Recommended Reads via Lady Amber tbc (3 titles – The Secret Christmas Child by Lee Tobin McClain, A Tale of Two Christmas Letters by Cathy Gillen Thacker and Safety Breach by Delores Fossen)
28 Dec Festive Authors: GP by Hannah Pearl !!
29 Dec Festive Authors GP: Jaimie Admans !!
30 Dec Festive Authors GP: Sarah Bennett !!
BTR: Husband Material by Emily Belden via Harlequin (Justine Sha)
31 Dec Festive Authors GP: Carol Wyer !!
R: Forever My Duke by Olivia Drake via St Martin’s Press (Natalie Tsay)
1 Jan R: If I Never Met You by Mhari McFarlane NG
2 Jan
3 Jan
4 Jan
5 Jan
6 Jan CR: Must Love Us by Leigh Lennon – 425 Madison #2 tbc
7 Jan R: Colton Baby Conspiracy by Marie Ferrarella NG
8 Jan
9 Jan R: The Dilemma by BA Paris (pbk/NG)
R: Unexpected Lessons in Love by Lucy Dillon
10 Jan
11 Jan SE: A Horse Called Bicycle by Roxana Valea via Rachel’s RR
CR: The Cottage in a Cornish Cove by Cass Grafton via Rachel’s RR
12 Jan
13 Jan AI with Isabella Mancini author of The Violinist’s Apprentice via Rachel’s RR
S: Monkey Arkwright by Robert Campbell via Rachel’s RR
R: A Valentine Proposal by Viv Royce NG
14 Jan BTR: Just a Little More by Allie York – 425 Madison #1 tbc
R: Landing the Lawman by Kadie Scott via Tule
15 Jan S: She Ran Away from Love by Mawson via Rachel’s RR (pbk)
BTR: The Cornish Secret of Summer’s Promise by Laura Briggs via Rachel’s RR
16 Jan GP Book News from Heidi Swain
R: Off the Record by Rebecca Crowley via Tule
R: My Great Ex-Scape by Portia Macintosh NG
17 Jan BTR: Perfect Match by Zoe May (Bday Blitz) via Rachel’s RR
BTR: From Here to Nashville by Julie Stock via Rachel’s RR
18 Jan BTR: The Bus Ride: A Zany Busnapping Adventure by Joanie Chevalier via Rachel’s RR
CR: Cloth of Grace by Rachel J Bonner via Rachel’s RR
19 Jan AI with Simon J Lancaster, author of The Black Ditch via Rachel’s RR
S: The Profit Motive by David Beckler via Rachel’s RR
20 Jan GP: 20/1 by Nancy Jardine author of Agricola’s Bane via Rachel’s RR
BTR: A Messy Affair by Elizabeth Mundy via Rachel’s RR
CR: His Last Ride by Marcie Shumway – 425 Madison #3 tbc
21 Jan S: Rocks and Flowers in a Box by Cynthia Hilston via Rachel’s RR
22 Jan CR: The Cottage on Wildflower Lane by Liz Davies via Rachel’s RR
23 Jan BTR: Hunter’s Blood by Val Penny via Rachel’s RR
S: Legacy of Light by C. D. Tavenor via Rachel’s RR
AI with
Nicola K Smith author of A Degree of Uncertainty via Rachel’s RR
24 Jan
25 Jan BTR: Two: Mind Games and Murder by KJ McGillick via Rachel’s RR
AI: with Patricia Ann Bowen, author of The Cure via Rachel’s RR
26 Jan BTR: A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The Word-Keeper by Veronica del Valle (MG) via Rachel’s RR
27 Jan BTR: Must Love Us by Leigh Lennon – 425 Madison #2 tbc
28 Jan R: The Last Real Cowboy by Caitlin Crews NG
R: Cast in Wisdom by Michelle Sagara NG
29 Jan BTR: A Reason to Grieve by Mick Williams via Rachel’s RR
S: Tales of the What the F*ck by D.A. Watson via Rachel’s RR
30 Jan BTR: Rags to Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley via Rachel’s RR
31 Jan BTR: Lilian and the Irresistible Duke by Virginia Heath via Rachel’s RR
1 Feb BTR: Moonlight Kisses at Willow Tree Hall by Alison Sherlock via Aria (Vicky)
AI: His Wife’s Secret by Susan Willis via Rachel’s RR
2 Feb BTR: For Love or Money by Clodagh Murphy via Rachel’s RR
3 Feb S: The Telephone Call by Michael Pakenham via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Dreaming of Verona by TA Williams via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The Princess and the Valley Man by Dorota Kluza via Faye Rogers/Authoright (MG Reader)
4 Feb BTR: An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham via St Martin’s Press (Sara LaCotti)
R: An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham NG
5 Feb BTR: B&Bers Behaving Madly at a Devon Seaside Guesthouse by Sharley Scott via Rachel’s RR 5/6/9??? tbc
BTR: The Princess and the Valley Man via Faye @ Authoright
6 Feb
7 Feb BTR: When Adam Met Evie by Giulia Skye via Rachel’s RR
8 Feb AI with Julia Ibbotson, author of A Shape on the Air via Rachel’s RR
9 Feb
10 Feb BTR: One: Rage Vengeance Murder by K. J. McGillick via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Five Wakes And A Wedding by Karen Ross via Rachel’s RR
GP by Fahad Ben. G, author of Coffee Traveller via Faye @Authoright
11 Feb R: In Cold Chamomile by Joy Avon (Vivian Royce)
12 Feb BTR: Sparky the Dragon Bus by Sue Wickstead via Rachel’s RR
13 Feb BTR: In Too Deep by Elly Redding via Rachel’s RR
14 Feb BTR: The Single Best Thing by Elaine Spires via Rachel’s RR
BTR: His Last Ride by Marcie Shumway – 425 Madison #3 tbc
15 Feb S: Empire’s Hostage by Marian L Thorpe via Rachel’s RR
S: Mile Marker 139 by Cynthia Hilston via Rachel’s RR
16 Feb BTR: Make or Break at the Lighthouse by Portia Macintosh via HQ tbc
17 Feb BTR: Rage of Retribution by Lorraine Mace via Rachel’s RR
CR: Flawless Foundations by Lauren Helms – 425 Madison #5 tbc
18 Feb BTR: Fresh Eggs and Dog Beds by Nick Albert via Rachel’s RR
19 Feb BTR: New Beginnings at Wynter House by Emily Harvale via Rachel’s RR
20 Feb
21 Feb S: Trust In You by Julia Firlotte via Rachel’s RR
22 Feb BTR: Hattie Goes to Hollywood by Caroline James via Rachel’s RR
23 Feb BTR: The Cottage on Wildflower Lane by Liz Davies via Rachel’s RR
24 Feb BTR:  Sweet on You KC Enders – 425 Madison #4 tbc
S: Revelation (A Becky White Thriller) by Jo Fenton
via Rachel’s RR
25 Feb
26 Feb
27 Feb S: Unborn by Rachel McLean via Rachel’s RR
28 Feb S: Lady Edith’s Lonely Heart by Audrey Harrison via Rachel’s RR
29 Feb BTR: Cloth of Grace by Rachel J Bonner via Rachel’s RR (PNR)
1 Mar
2 Mar CR: Love Under Protection by Aubree Valentine – 425 Madison #6 tbc
3 Mar BTR: The Lazarus Charter by Tony Bassett via Rachel’s RR
4 Mar
5 Mar
6 Mar
7 Mar
8 Mar
9 Mar BTR: Flawless Foundations by Lauren Helms – 425 Madison #5 tbc
10 Mar BTR: Helene by Karl Drinkwater via Rachel’s RR (SF)
11 Mar
12 Mar
13 Mar
14 Mar BTR: The Lazarus Charter by Tony Bassett via Rachel’s RR
15 Mar
16 Mar CR: TITLE TBD by Katy Ames – 425 Madison #7 tbc
17 Mar
18 Mar
19 Mar
20 Mar
21 Mar S: Empire’s Exile by Marian L Thorpe via Rachel’s RR
22 Mar
23 Mar BTR: Love Under Protection by Aubree Valentine – 425 Madison #6 tbc
24 Mar
25 Mar
26 Mar
27 Mar
28 Mar
29 Mar
30 Mar CR: The Senator’s Secret by Jennifer Rebecca – 425 Madison #8 tbc
31 Mar
1 Apr
2 Apr
3 Apr
4 Apr
5 Apr
6 Apr BTR: TITLE TBD by Katy Ames – 425 Madison #7 tbc
7 Apr
8 Apr
9 Apr
10 Apr
11 Apr
12 Apr
13 Apr CR: Let Me Stay by MK Moore – 425 Madison #9 tbc
14 Apr
15 Apr
16 Apr
17 Apr
18 Apr
19 Apr
20 Apr BTR: The Senator’s Secret by Jennifer Rebecca – 425 Madison #8 tbc
21 Apr
22 Apr
23 Apr
24 Apr
25 Apr
26 Apr
27 Apr
28 Apr
29 Apr
30 Apr
1 May
2 May
3 May
4 May BTR: Let Me Stay by MK Moore – 425 Madison #9 tbc
5 May
6 May
7 May
8 May
9 May

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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