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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-t0-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 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 – 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, S is spotlight, GP Guest Post and AI Author Interview.

9 Apr BTR: Just One Spark by Jenna Bayley-Burke via Entangled 
10 Apr BTR: Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon via Xpresso BT 
11 Apr
12 Apr BTR: Back in the Rancher’s Arms by Elsie Davis via Entangled 
13 Apr BTR: The Holiday Cottage by the Sea by Holly Martin
14 Apr BTR: Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella by Sun Chara via Rachel’s RR
15 Apr
16 Apr Cover Reveal: The Weekend Spa Break by Anne John-Ligali viaRRR
17 Apr BTR: Maybe Someone Like You by Stacy Wise via Entangled 17/20??
18 Apr BT: Burned by Christina Phillips excerpt+teaser via Entangled 
19 Apr Pre-Order Blast for Total Bravery by Piper J Drake via Barclay PR tbc
20 Apr
21 Apr
22 Apr
23 Apr R: Chasing Truth and Hiding Lies by Julie Cross
24 Apr BTR: Total Bravery by Piper J Drake via Barclay PR
25 Apr BTR: Betting the Scot by Jennifer Trethewey via Entangled tbc
26 Apr POB: Lennon Reborn by Scarlett Cole via Barclay PR tbc
27 Apr
28 Apr
29 Apr
30 Apr BTR: Don’t Call Me Cupcake by Tara Sheets via Barclay PR tbc 30/27??
1 May BTR: Magnetic by Carissa Miller via Xpresso BT
2 May
3 May BTR: The Big Event + The Weekend Spa Break by Anne John-Ligali viaRRR
4 May Blitz: Father Figure by James J. Cudney via Reads & Reels tbc
5 May
6 May
7 May BTR: Lennon Reborn by Scarlett Cole via Barclay PR tbc
8 May BTR: One Summer in Rome by Samantha Tonge via RRR
9 May BTR: Save Me by Cecy Robson via IndieSage
10 May S: What Did I Do by Jessica Jarlvi via Head of Zeus (no review)
11 May
12 May BTR + GP: Forever at Conwenna Cove by Darcie Boleyn via Canelo
13 May S: The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl via Head of Zeus (no review)
14 May
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20 May S: In The Blood by Ruth Mancini via Head of Zeus (no review)
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27 May BTR: A Last Goodbye by Dee Yates via Head of Zeus
28 May
29 May
30 May BTR: Escape to the Country by Alison Sherlock   via Head of Zeus
31 May
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4 Jun BTR: Father Figure by James J. Cudney via Reads & Reels tbc
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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.

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    • bicted
      December 7, 2015

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

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  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!
    –Tara

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    • bicted
      January 2, 2016

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

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  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.
    Rex

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    • bicted
      February 24, 2016

      Thanks, Rex, for continuing this conversation via email!

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  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.

    http://www.LindaBradleyAuthor.com

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

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  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:

    http://amzn.to/THkzMp.

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

    Lisa

    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.

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  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!

    Kelly

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  7. Eddie Owens
    October 11, 2016

    Hi Elaine,

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

    MILLIE HARDIMAN AND THE RED PARROT FEVER

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31254318-millie-hardiman-and-the-red-parrot-fever

    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.

    Synopsis

    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

    Eddie

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  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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