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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.

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 weeks . . . . 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. 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.

17 Feb BTR: Dark & Fluffy II by Janet Stock via Rachel’s RR ?
18 Feb AI: Kingdom of Ash and Soot by CS Johnson via Shannon @ R&R BT
19 Feb BTR: An Impossible Thing Called Love by Belinda Missen via Rachel’s RR
20 Feb CR: A Little Hotel in Cornwall by Laura Briggs via Rachel’s RR
21 Feb BTR: It Started With A Note by Victoria Cooke via Rachel’s RR
22 Feb
23 Feb BTR: Dreaming of Tuscany by TA Williams via Canelo
24 Feb
25 Feb
26 Feb BTR: It’s Getting Scot in Here by Suzanne Enoch via Kelly@St Martin’s Press?
27 Feb
28 Feb BTR: Daring Dreamer by Deborah King via Faye Rogers
1 Mar
2 Mar
3 Mar
4 Mar
5 Mar End of the Lie by Diana Rodriguez Wallach via Entangled DS
6 Mar BTR: Tempted by the Badge by Deborah Fletcher Mello
+ Anything for his Baby by Michelle Major via Lady Amber’s R&PR
7 Mar
8 Mar AI: Cries of a Dying Waterhole by Wa’qaar Mirza
9 Mar
10 Mar
11 Mar BTR: Thicker Than Water by Rachel Maclean via Rachel’s RR
12 Mar BTR: The Cornish Lady by Nicola Pryce via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The Soccer Player and the Single Mom by Kyra Jacobs via Entangled
13 Mar
14 Mar BTR: It’s for Knowing You by Samantha Tonge via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes via Endeavour Media
15 Mar BTR: No Place Like Home by Maxine Morrey via Rachel’s RR
16 Mar BTR: The Betrayer by Rebecca E. Neely via Xpresso BT tbc
17 Mar BTR: Magnolia House by Angela Barton via Rachel’s RR
18 Mar BTR: Fox Halt Farm by Celia Moore via Rachel’s RR
19 Mar
20 Mar BTR: The Forgotten Secret by Kathleen McGurl via Rachel’s RR
21 Mar BTR: Clarissa’s Warning by Isobel Blackthorn via Rachel’s RR
22 Mar AI: The Saxon Wolves by Penny Ingham Rachel’s RR
23 Mar BTR: Let’s Make Pom Poms by Katie Scott  via Rachel’s RR
24 Mar BTR: Return to Lily Pond Lane by Emily Harvale via Rachel’s RR
25 Mar BTR: Sea of Lies by Rachel Maclean via Rachel’s RR
26 Mar BTR: Your Secret’s Safe With Me by Rosie Travers via Rachel’s RR
27 Mar S: The PlastIc Seed by Maisie Porter via Rachel’s RR
28 Mar BTR: A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
29 Mar
30 Mar
31 Mar
1 Apr BTR: Spring Skies over Bluebell Castle by Sarah Bennett via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The Disgraceful Lord Gray by Virginia Heath via Rachel’s RR
2 Apr BTR: Wedding at Lily Pond Lane by Emily Harvale via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Bedlam and Breakfast by Sharley Scott via Rachel’s RR
3 Apr S: Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Cursed Serpent by Columbkill Noonan

via Rachel’s RR

4 Apr BTR: The Earl’s Runaway Governess by Catherine Tinley via Rachel’s RR
5 Apr BTR: Island in the Sun by Janice Horton via Rachel’s RR
S: Arbitrage by Colette Kebell via Rachel’s RR
6 Apr Q&A: Dyed Souls by Gary Santorella via Rachel’s RR
BTR: It’s My Birthday by Hannah Pearl via Rachel’s RR
7 Apr BTR: Maybe Baby by Carol Thomas via Rachel’s RR
8 Apr BTR: Culmfield Cuckoo by Celia Moore via Rachel’s RR
9 Apr One summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan
10 Apr BTR: Chickens Eat Pasta: Escape to Umbria by Clare Pedrick via Rachel’s RR
11 Apr BTR; The Inheritance by Anne Allen via Rachel’s RR
12 Apr
13 Apr
14 Apr
15 Apr Q&A: The Pelican by M. Naidoo via Rachel’s RR
16 Apr BTR: Legends of Persia by Jennifer Macaire via Rachel’s RR
S: The Worth of a Penny by Jess B. Moore
17 Apr BTR: Hate Bale by Stephanie Dagg via Rachel’s RR
18 Apr
19 Apr
20 Apr BTR: Jay-Jay the supersonic Bus by Sue Wickstead via Rachel’s RR
21 Apr BTR: Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr via Rachel’s RR
GP: Trust Me by K. J. McGillick via Rachel’s RR
22 Apr AI: Joseph Lewis (Caught in a Web) via Rachel’s RR
23 Apr BTR: Amazing Grace by Kim Nash via Rachel’s RR
24 Apr S: Karma by S C Cunningham via Rachel’s RR
BTR: One Last Summer by Victoria Connelly
25 Apr BTR: A Clean Canvas by Elizabeth Mundy via Rachel’s RR
26 Apr BTR: Bridesmaids by Zara Stoneley via Rachel’s RR
27 Apr
28 Apr
29 Apr
30 Apr BTR: A Little Hotel in Cornwall by Laura Briggs via Rachel’s RR
1 May BTR: Coming Home To Wishington Bay by Maxine Morrey via Rachel’s RR
2 May Q&A: Thread of Hope by Rachel J Bonner via Rachel’s RR
Q&A: The Greenmen by Linden Forster via Rachel’s RR
3 May S: The Sins of the Sire by Emily Royal via Rachel’s RR
4 May
5 May
6 May
7 May
8 May
9 May
10 May
11 May
12 May BTR: How (Not) To Date A Prince by Zoe May via Rachel’s RR
13 May
14 May
15 May
16 May BTR: A Matter of Latitude by Isobel Blackthorn via Rachel’s RR
17 May
18 May BTR: Cultivating a Fuji by Miriam Drori via Rachel’s RR
19 May
20 May
21 May
22 May
23 May
24 May
25 May
26 May
27 May
28 May
29 May
30 May
31 May
1 Jun
2 Jun BTR: The Dinner in the Sky by Anne John-Ligali  via Rachel’s RR
3 Jun
4 Jun
5 Jun
6 Jun

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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