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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 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! 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 2021 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. 

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. 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, E is for an extract/excerpt, CR is Cover Reveal, 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.


10 Mar  BTR: Nighthawks by Lambert Nagle via Rachel’s RR
11 Mar  R: Dog Days by Ericka Waller
12 Mar  BTR: The Village of Lost and Found by Alison Sherlock via Rachel’s RR NG 09
13 Mar  BTR: Acts of Kindness by Heather Barnett via Rachel’s RR
14 Mar  BTR: Mystery by the Sea: A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery#5 by Verity Bright via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH (NG 11)
15 Mar  BTR: Harper’s Highland Fling by Lizzie Lamb via Rachel’s RR
R: Nightshade’s Bite by Zoe Forward via Entangled/NG
S: The Spanish Girl by Jules Hayes via Rachel’s RR
16 Mar  R: My Kind of Cowboy by Pam Crooks via Tule
R: To Rope a Bull Rider by Kelsey McKnight via Tule
AI with A&H Frosh, authors of Space Taxis by via Rachel’s RR
17 Mar  BTR: The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse by Katie Ginger via Rachel’s RR
R*: Tycoon’s Unexpected Caribbean Fling by Ella Hayes 
18 Mar  BTR: Her Dark Lies by JT Ellison via Harlequin NG (pub 8/3)
S: Miniskirts are Murder by Des Burkinshaw via Rachel’s RR
19 Mar  BTR: What She Knew (Detective Eleanor Raven Book 3) by Karen Long via Bookouture #BooksOnTour (NG 15)
BTR: The Warrior’s Innocent Captive by Ella Matthews via Rachel’s RR
20 Mar  BTR: Project Kaitlyn by Grayson Avery via Rachel’s RR
21 Mar  BTR: THE JIGSAW MAN by Nadine Matheson via 

AI with Krysten Lindsay Hager, author of Dating the It Guy via Rachel’s RR

22 Mar  R: A Surrealist Affair by Jacqueline Corcoran via Entangled NG
23 Mar  BTR: Home On Folly Farm by Jane Lovering via Rachel’s RR (NG 16)
24 Mar  BTR: A Little Birdie Told Me…  by Sharley Scott via Rachel’s RR 
25 Mar  BTR: High Heels in the Highlands by Liz Hurley via Rachel’s RR
26 Mar  AI with Eliza Graham, author of You Let Me Go via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Small Town Secrets (Fortune Springs) by Alys Murray via Bookouture #BooksOnTour
27 Mar  BTR: Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point by Sarah Bennett via Rachel’s RR (NG 25)
AI with Rae Shaw, author of A Chance Encounter via Rachel’s RR
28 Mar 
29 Mar  R: Pine Creek Courtship by Amity Hope via Entangled NG (pub 30/3)
30 Mar  BBR: The Ticklemore Tattler by Liz Davies via Rachel’s RR
R: Back in the Burbs by Tracy Wolff and Avery Flynn via Entangled
R: A Wish for Home by Jo Ann Brown via Harlequin NG
GP by Ralph Robbm author of Memoirs of a Karate Fighter  via Rachel’s RR
AI with Patrick Haylock, author of Pluto’s in Uranus!
31 Mar  BTR: The Museum Murder (Epiphany Bloom2)  by Katie Gayle via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
R: The Setup by Carol Ericson via Harlequin NG
GP by Madalyn Morgan, author of Old Cases, New Colours via Rachel’s RR
1 Apr  R: The Dinner Guest by BP Walter via One More Chapter NG
BTR: Corfu Capers by Joy Skye via Rachel’s RR
S: Nothing Man by R J Gould via Rachel’s RR
2 Apr  BTR: The Trouble with Picket Fences by Teri Wilson (Harlequin Special Edition)  via Harlequin tbc
3 Apr  BTR: Staying Out For Summer, Mandy Baggott  via Vicky Head of Zeus
4 Apr  BTR: Uncork My Love by Rich Amooi via Rachel’s RR
S: I Lost My Compass At the Bermuda Triangle and Dream Five by Clara L Molina via Rachel’s RR
5 Apr  BTR: Moonlight Over Muddleford Cove by Kim Nash via Rachel’s RR
6 Apr  BTR: A Gentleman’s Promise by Penny Hampson via Rachel’s RR
7 Apr  BTR: Stolen Daughters (Detective Amanda Steele Book 2) by Carolyn Arnold  via Bookouture NH
8 Apr 
9 Apr  BTR: Hollywood Hero by Madelle Morgan via Rachel’s RR
10 Apr  BTR: Chasing The Sun by Judy Leigh via Rachel’s RR
11 Apr  AI With Kerena Swan, author of Blood Loss via Rachel’s RR
12 Apr  BTR: Aegean Sun: The Kafenion by Stephanie Wood via Rachel’s RR
13 Apr  BTR: Sweet Pastries & Sourdough, Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
14 Apr  BTR: Mystery at the Abbey Hotel: An Eve Mallow Mystery #5 by Clare Chase via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
BTE: Willow Weeps by Louise Worthington via Rachel’s RR
15 Apr  BTR:  The Therapist by BA Paris NG
R: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams NG
16 Apr  R: Finding Home by Kate Field via One More Chapter/NG
17 Apr  BTR: The Vatican Secret: A totally gripping and explosive action thriller by Peter Hogenkamp via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
S: After The Storm by Isabella Muir via Rachel’s RR
18 Apr  BTR: Summer Secrets at Streamside Cottage by Samantha Tonge via Vicky Head of Zeus
19 Apr  BTR: Hush Little Girl (Detective Josie Quinn Book 11) by Lisa Regan via Bookouture NH
R: Like a Boss by Anne Harper via Entangled NG
20 Apr  BTR: Save Her Child (Jericho and Wright Thrillers Book 3) by CJ Lyons via Bookouture NH
21 Apr  BTR: The Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett via Rachel’s RR
22 Apr  BTR: The House Swap by Jo Lovett via Bookouture SH
23 Apr  R: Dead Secret by Noelle Holten via NG
24 Apr  BTR: On the Road To Love by Melissa Baldwin via Rachel’s RR
25 Apr  ER: Highland Warrior by Heather McCollum via Entangled NG tbc
26 Apr  BTR: Beneath Blackwater River (Detective Kay Sharp Book 2) by Leslie Wolfe via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NG NH
27 Apr  R: How to Train Your Ear by Amelia Grey via St Martin’s Press/NG
R: A Cowboy Kind of Love by Donna Grant via St Martin’s Press/NG
R: Highland Warrior by Heather McCollum via Entangled/NG
28 Apr  BTR: HER CHILD TO PROTECT by Delores Fossen (Harlequin Intrigue) via Harlequin tbc
29 Apr  BTR: Cinderella’s Night in Venice by Claire Connelly (Harlequin Presents) via Harlequin tbc
30 Apr  BTR: Third Kill by John Ryder via Bookouture #BooksOnTour
1 May  AI With J.E. Rowney, author of Starting Out via Rachel’s RR
2 May  BTR: Buried For Good by Alex Coombs via Rachel’s RR
3 May  BTR: Shooting Stars Over Bluebell Cliff by Della Galton Rachel’s RR
BTR: A Death at Seascape House:l by Emma Jameson via Bookouture #BooksOnTour
4 May 
5 May  BTR: Death of a Texan by Cat Hickey via Rachel’s RR
6 May  BTR: Family Secrets at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Life’s A Beach by Portia MacIntosh via Rachel’s RR 
7 May  AI with Morwenna Blackwood, author of Glasshouse via Rachel’s RR
8 May 
9 May  BTR: Danny Mann Super Fan by Ian Slatter via Rachel’s RR (pbk)
10 May 
11 May 
12 May  BTR: A Body at the Tea Rooms (A Kate Palmer Novel Book 3) by Dee MacDonald via Bookouture #BooksOnTour
13 May  R: The Secret Bridesmaid by Katy Birchall via NG
14 May  BTR: Under The Italian Sun by Sue Moorcroft via Rachel’s RR
15 May 
16 May  BTR:  False Allegiance (A Jake Parker Thriller) by Nick Thacker via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The Borrow-A-Bookshop Holiday
by Kiley Dunbar via Rachel’s RR 
17 May 
18 May  BTR: The Lost Sister by Kathleen McGurl  via Rachel’s RR
19 May  BTR: The Ladies’ Midnight Swimming Club, Faith Hogan  via Vicky Head of Zeus
20 May 
21 May  BTR: The Old Ducks’ Club by Maddie Please via Rachel’s RR
22 May 
23 May 
24 May  BTR: Spring Siren by Georgina Troy via Rachel’s RR
25 May  BTR: A Secret Scottish Escape by Julie Shackman via Rachel’s RR
26 May  BTR: Daisy’s Dilemma by Debbie Viggiano via Rachel’s RR
27 May  BTR: The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan via NG
AI with Robert M. Kidd, author of The Walls of Rome via Rachel’s RR
28 May  BTR: The Highlander’s Secret Son by Jeanine Englert via Rachel’s RR
29 May  BTR: Both of You by Adele Parks 
30 May 
31 May  GP by Louise Worthington, author of Dr Glass via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Things Are Looking Up by Maxine Morrey via Rachel’s RR
1 Jun 
2 Jun 
3 Jun 
4 Jun 
5 Jun  BTR: The Hiding Place (Detective Morgan Brookes Book 3) by Helen Phifer via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH NG
6 Jun 
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9 Jun  BTR: Barty Barton by Sue Wickstead via Rachel’s RR (pbk coming)
10 Jun 
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18 Jun  BTR: Secrets of Magpie Cove by Kennedy Kerr via Bookouture date NH
19 Jun 
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29 Jun 
30 Jun  BTR: Disarming the Wildest Warrior by Helen Louise Cox via Rachel’s RR
1 Jul 
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8 Jul  BTR: Secrets on the Italian Island by T. A. Williams via Rachel’s RR
9 Jul 
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27 Jul  R: When a Duke Loves a Governess by Olivia Drake via STMP NG
28 Jul 
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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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