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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.

1 Sep AI with John Steinberg, author of Nadine via Rachel’s RR
2 Sep AI With Ralph Robb, author of More Than A Game via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Secrets of a Highland Warrior by Nicole Locke via Rachel’s RR
3 Sep GP by Robin Bennett, author of Life’s A Banquet via Rachel’s RR
4 Sep Spotlight The First Lie by AJ Parks via Rachel’s RR
Harlequin Sept Recommended Reads Tour –  A Man You Can Trust by Jo McNally and Shelter from the Storm by Patricia Davids via Lady Amber tbc
5 Sep R: The Day We Meet Again by Miranda Dickinson (HQ)
BTR: Christmas at Frozen Falls by Kiley Dunbar via Rachel’s RR
6 Sep BTR: The Fourth Victim by John Mead via Rachel’s RR
AI with Jackie
Carreira, author of Sleeping Through War via Rachel’s RR
GP by DN Carter, author of Outremer via Faye @ Authoright
7 Sep BTR: Babe Driven by Lizzie Chantree via Rachel’s RR
GP by Ray Griffiths author of Depression via Faye @ Authoright
8 Sep S: Re-Navigation by Sue Parritt via Rachel’s RR
S: False Flag via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The Love Delusion by Nicola Mostyn via Rachel’s RR
9 Sep BTR: How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne via St Martin’s Press
10 Sep CR: Coming Home to Merriment Bay – Part One: A Reunion by Emily Harvale via Rachel’s RR
11 Sep BTR: A Paris Fairy Tale by Marie Laval via Rachel’s RR
AI: The Beltane Choice by Nancy Jardine via Rachel’s RR
12 Sep BTR: Tangled Threat by Heather Graham via Lady Amber
13 Sep BTR: Pedalo Pandemonium by Amanda Paull
14 Sep BTR: Henry’s Tale by David Pipe via Rachel’s RR
CR: A Typical Family Christmas by Liz Davies via Rachel’s RR
15 Sep AI with Zach Abrams author of Ring Fenced via Rachel’s RR
16 Sep S: Faeries of Saizia by Tonya L. Chaves via Rachel’s RR
S: The Worst Couple in the World by Holly Tierney-Bedford via Rachel’s RR
17 Sep AI with RR Gall, author of Two Tides to Turn via Rachel’s RR
Content: Simon Says by Jo Wesley via Rachel’s RR
BTR: His Secret Family by Ali Mercer via Bookouture (Noelle)
18 Sep AI: A Friend In Deed by GD Harper via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Invisible Us by Dougie Arnold via Faye Rogers @Authoright
19 Sep Magic Under the Mistletoe by Lucy Coleman via Aria (Victoria)
BTR: A Summer to Remember by Victoria Cooke via Rachel’s RR
AI: Simon Says by Jo Wesley via Rachel’s RR
20 Sep BTR: Palm Trees in the Pyrenees by Elly Grant via Rachel’s RR
21 Sep BTR: Bridge to Eternity by Romola Farr via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Reach for a Star by Kathryn Freeman via Rachel’s RR
22 Sep BTR: Bedazzled Dreamer by Deborah King via Rachel’s RR
S: Love’s Long Road by GD Harper via Rachel’s RR
23 Sep BTR: The Boyfriend Contract by Victoria James via Authorspal tbc 23/5?
E: Christmas Child by Carol Rivers via Rachel’s RR
24 Sep BTR: One Christmas Star by Mandy Baggot via Aria (Victoria)
BTR: Lethal Nights by Lora Leigh via Natalie @ St Martin’s
BTR: Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Enlightened Cow by Columbkill Noonan via Rachel’s RR
R; The Trouble With Christmas by Amy Andrews via Entangled
25 Sep GP by Miller Caldwell, author of A Reluctant Spy, via Faye @ Authoright
26 Sep BTR: The Liar’s Sister by Sarah A Denzil via Bookouture (Noelle)
BTR: Coming Home to Glendale Hall by Victoria Waltersvia Rachel’s RR
27 Sep BTR: Escape to Giddywell Grange by Kim Nash via Rachel’s RR
28 Sep BTR: The Colour of Death by Elizabeth Davies via Rachel’s RR
29 Sep BTR: Four Christmases and a Secret by Zara Stoneley via Rachel’s RR
30 Sep S: Intimate Strangers by Lasairiona McMaster via Rachel’s RR
1 Oct BTR: The Legend of Sidri by Rauf Khalilov via Faye @ Authoright (8+MG)
BTR: Bonfires and Hot Chocolate at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
2 Oct BTR: Wrapped Up for Christmas by Katlyn Duncan via Rachel’s RR
GP by Robert Lyons , author of The Shell Collector via Faye @ Authoright
3 Oct BTR: The Christmas Calendar Girls by Samantha Tonge via Aria/Head of Zeus (Vicky)
4 Oct GP by Robert Lyons, author of The Shell Collector via Faye @ Authoright
5 Oct AI: Fiona and the Whale by Hannah Lynn via Rachel’s RR
6 Oct BTR: Whee to the Moon by Arron Charman via Faye @ Authoright Picture
7 Oct S: Carved in Bone by Michael Nava via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Tigger’s Arrival by Jacqueline De Carteret via Faye Rogers @Authoright
8 Oct BTR: 50 Dinosaur Tales by Sabrina Ricci via Rachel’s RR
AI: Gorgito’s Ice Rink by Elizabeth Ducie via Rachel’s RR
9 Oct BTR: A Spell of Murder by Kennedy Kerr via Bookouture (Noelle)
BTR: The Magical Sunglasses by Nicole McGrath via Faye Rogers @Authoright
BTR: Call Me, Maybe by Stephie Chapman via Rachel’s RR
10 Oct BTR: Tangled Roots by Denise D. Young via Rachel’s RR
CR: Anything For Love by Gracie Bond via Rachel’s RR
11 Oct BTR: Make It Up To You  by Lucy Keeling via Rachel’s RR
CR: Anything For Love by Gracie Bond via Rachel’s RR
12 Oct BTR: Reckless Girl by Emma Tallon via Bookouture (Noelle)
13 Oct BTR: A Typical Family Christmas by Liz Davies via Rachel’s RR
14 Oct BTR: Harlequin October Recommended Reads via Lady Amber
(Risk Everything by Janie Crouch and Reunited by the Badge by Deborah Fletcher Mello) tbc
15 Oct BTR: North by Lucas Ehrenhaus via Faye @ Authoright Picture
16 Oct BTR: Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger via Rachel’s RR
17 Oct S: Sacrificing Starlight by David Pipe via Rachel’s RR
18 Oct BTR: Finding Ruby by J A Higgins via Rachel’s RR
19 Oct BTR: Audiobook: Visions of Zarua by Suzanne Rogerson via Rachel’s RR
20 Oct BTR: Reach for a Star by Kathryn Freeman via Rachel’s RR
21 Oct BTR: Christmas At Pennington’s by Rachel  Brimblevia Rachel’s RR
BTR: Reach for a Star by Kathryn Freeman via Rachel’s RR
22 Oct S: The Wife’s Revenge by Deirdre Palmer via Rachel’s RR
S: Silent Money by GD Harper via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Ivy’s Cornish Christmas by Jane Linfoot via Rachel’s RR
23 Oct BTR: Anything For Love by Gracie Bond via Rachel’s RR
24 Oct BTR: The Grateful Boys by Francoise DuMaurier via Faye @ Authoright YA
25 Oct
26 Oct
27 Oct BTR: A View Across the Rooftops by Suzanne Kelman via Bookouture
28 Oct BTR: The House That Alice Built by Chris Penhall via Rachel’s RR
29 Oct GP by Rachel J Bonner author of Weave of Love via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Christmas Secrets at Villa Limoncello
by Daisy James via Rachel’s RR
30 Oct
31 Oct
1 Nov
2 Nov
3 Nov
4 Nov BTR: The Haunting at Paradise House by Killian Wolf via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Christmas at Ladywell by Nicola Slade via Rachel’s RR
5 Nov BTR: A Christmas Kiss by Eliza J Scott via Rachel’s RR
One Week Til Christmas via Rachel’s RR
6 Nov BTR: Christmas at Wynter House by Emily Harvale via Rachel’s RR
7 Nov BTR: Saving Grace by Jess B. Moore via Rachel’s RR
8 Nov
9 Nov
10 Nov
11 Nov BTR: The Rector’s Daughter by Jean Fullerton via Rachel’s RR
12 Nov BTR: The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland via St Martin’s Press (Kelly Klein)
BTR: Ten Things My Husband Hated by Pauline Wiles via Rachel’s RR
13 Nov
14 Nov BTR: The House That Sat Down Trilogy by Alice May Bk1 via Rachel’s RR
15 Nov
16 Nov BTR: The House That Sat Down Trilogy by Alice May Bk2 via Rachel’s RR
17 Nov AI with Jen Wilson, author of The Raided Heart via Rachel’s RR
18 Nov A Friend in Deed via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The House That Sat Down Trilogy by Alice May Bk3 via Rachel’s RR
19 Nov
20 Nov
21 Nov
22 Nov BTR: Moonlight Kisses at Willow Tree Hall by Alison Sherlock via Aria (Vicky)
23 Nov
24 Nov
25 Nov
26 Nov
27 Nov
28 Nov BTR: Country Lovers by Fiona Walker via Aria (Vicky)
29 Nov
30 Nov BTR: Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop by Hannah Pearl via Rachel’s RR
1 Dec S: Naughty Or Nice by Rachael Stewart via Rachel’s RR
2 Dec
3 Dec
4 Dec BTR: The Fall by J.S. Lark via Rachel’s RR
5 Dec
6 Dec
7 Dec
8 Dec
9 Dec AI: After Whorl: Donning Double Cloaks by Nancy Jardine via Rachel’s RR
S: The Good in Goodbye by Lasairiona McMaster via Rachel’s RR
10 Dec
11 Dec
12 Dec BTR: Ten Things My Husband Hated by Pauline Wiles via Rachel’s RR
13 Dec
14 Dec
15 Dec
16 Dec
17 Dec
18 Dec
19 Dec
20 Dec
21 Dec
22 Dec
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25 Dec
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27 Dec
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30 Dec
31 Dec
1 Jan
2 Jan
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5 Jan
6 Jan
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8 Jan
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10 Jan
11 Jan
12 Jan
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14 Jan
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20 Jan GP: 20/1 by Nancy Jardine author of Agricola’s Bane via Rachel’s RR
21 Jan
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24 Jan
25 Jan
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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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