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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!

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. 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, 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. 


1 Jan 
2 Jan 
3 Jan 
4 Jan 
5 Jan  R: Crown of Bones by AK Wilder via Entangled Teen + NG
BTR: Single Mother by Samantha Hayes via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NG
6 Jan 
7 Jan  AI with Bethany A Tucker, author of Editing Your Novel’s Structure via Rachel’s RR
8 Jan  BTE: RUNNING AWAY WITH THE BRIDE by Sophia Singh Sasson via Harlequin
CR: Staying Out For Summer by Mandy Baggot via Aria Fiction
9 Jan  BTR: AGENT UNDER SIEGE by Lena Diaz (Harlequin Intrigue) via Harlequin pub 1/1
10 Jan  BTR: Her Texas New Year’s Wish by Michelle Major (Harlequin Special Edition) via Harlequin pub 1/1
BTR: The Patriot by Nick Thacker via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NG
GP by Carolyn Hughes, author of Children’s Fate via Rachel’s RR
11 Jan  R: The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold via Bookouture NG
12 Jan  R: On the Run by Valerie Hansen via Harlequin NG
13 Jan 
14 Jan  R: The Mystery of Montague House by Emma Davies
S: When the Children Come by Barry Kirwan
15 Jan 
16 Jan 
17 Jan  BTR: Lost In Translation by Audrey Davis via Rachel’s RR 
18 Jan  BTR: New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland via Rachel’s RR
19 Jan  BTR: The Lake House by Christie Barlow via Rachel’s RR NG pub 31/12
20 Jan  S: Let Me Love You by Lasairiona McMaster via Rachel’s RR
21 Jan  R: Secrets of the Star-crossed by Clara O’Connor
BTR: The Silver Rose Dating Agency by Angelena Boden via Rachel’s RR (on Kindle as Love Bytes Back)
BTR: Perfect Little Dolls by Karen Long (orig The Vault) via Bookouture #BooksOnTour
22 Jan  BTR: Deadly Whispers in Lower Dimblebrook by Julie Butterfield via Rachel’s RR
AI: with Paul CW Beatty , author of Circles of Deceit via Rachel’s RR
23 Jan  BTR: Her Banished Knight’s Redemption by Melissa Oliver (Harlequin Historical) via Harlequin – Early review (pub 26/1)
24 Jan  BTR: Love and Ohana Drama by Melissa Baldwin via Rachel’s RR
25 Jan  BTR:  A Baby on the Doorstep by Rachel Wesson via Bookouture #BooksOnTour
BBR: Trust Me by Candace Hutton via Rachel’s RR
AI With Jennifer Macaire , author of A Remedy in Time via Rachel’s RR
26 Jan  BTR: Someone to Trust by Patrica Davids (Love Inspired) via Harlequin (pub 26/1)
27 Jan  BTR: Reunited with Her Blue-Eyed Billionaire by Barbara Wallace via Rachel’s RR
28 Jan 
29 Jan  BTR: The Memory Keeper by Jenny Hale via Harpethroad 
30 Jan  BTR: Faking It by Portia MacIntosh via Rachel’s RR  NG pub 26/1
31 Jan  BTR: What Now? by Shari Low via Rachel’s RR
CR: When’s The Wedding? by Olivia Spring via Rachel’s RR
1 Feb  AI With Jay Raven, author of The Lazarus Child via Rachel’s RR
2 Feb 
3 Feb  BTR: The Little Swiss Ski Chalet by Julie Caplin via Rachel’s RR  NG pub 30/1
4 Feb  BTR: Dark Memories by Liz Mistry via Rachel’s RR
BTE: Just Bea by Deborah Klée Via Rachel’s RR  
5 Feb  BTR: Murder in the Bell tower: An utterly gripping historical cozy mystery (A Miss Underhay Mystery #5) by Helena Dixon via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NG Pub 1/2
6 Feb  BTR: Silent Voices (Detective Lottie Parker# 9) by Patricia Gibney via #BooksOnTour Bookouture NG
7 Feb  BTR: Take a Chance on Me by Beth Moran via Rachel’s RR
8 Feb  AI with Louvie G. Tucker, author of The Visitor  via Rachel’s RR
9 Feb  R: Hit Me With Your Best Scot by Suzanne Enoch via SMO / NG
BTR: Book 1 is Murder on the Menu by Fiona Leitch via Rachel’s RR 
10 Feb  SE: Back in the Texan’s Bed by Naima Simone (Harlequin Desire) via Harlequin tbc
11 Feb  BTR: The Dog Sitter by Zara Stoneley via Rachel’s RR /OMC NG
12 Feb 
13 Feb  S: No Deal’s Done, ‘til it’s done by Simon Fairfax via Rachel’s RR
S: The Dream That Held Us by Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang
14 Feb  BTR: Book 2 is A Brush With Death by Fiona Leitch via Rachel’s RR
15 Feb  BTR: Only When It’s Love: Holding Out For Mr Right by Olivia Spring via Rachel’s RR
S: Bad Blood by Lily Hayden via Rachel’s RR
16 Feb 
17 Feb 
18 Feb  BTR: The Duke’s Runaway Bride by Jenni Fletcher  via Rachel’s RR
R: The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse via Random House NG
19 Feb 
20 Feb 
21 Feb  BTR: The Mother’s Day Club  by Rosie Hendry via Rachel’s RR 
22 Feb  BBR: Second Chances in Chianti by T. A. Williams via Rachel’s RR
23 Feb  BTR: Monster Max by Robin Bennett via Rachel’s RR NG
BTE: Daughter Of The Sea by Sylvia Broady via Rachel’s RR
S: Eleven Days in June by R. Gibson Colley via Rachel’s RR
24 Feb 
25 Feb  R: Can I Give My Stepkids Back? by Aurelie Tramier via Hodder and Stoughton NG
26 Feb  BTR: The Greek Heart by Kate Frost via Rachel’s RR
27 Feb 
28 Feb  BTR: Opposites Attract by Camilla Isley via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Death at Rainbow Cottage by Jo Allen via Rachel’s RR
AI with Richard E. Rock, author of Deep Level via Rachel’s RR
1 Mar  S: Our Little Secret by Rachael Stewart via Rachel’s RR
2 Mar 
3 Mar 
4 Mar  BTR: Flying Duo by Zoe May via Rachel’s RR
5 Mar 
6 Mar  BTR: Mr Right Across The Street by Kathryn Freeman via Rachel’s RR
7 Mar 
8 Mar  BTR: A Prescription for Madness by Linda Fawke via Rachel’s RR (on kindle as p1ep1j8 . . . )
9 Mar  R: Strong, Silent Cowboy by Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick via SMP/NG
AI with T. K. Arispe, author of Pixeldust via Rachel’s RR
10 Mar  BTR: Nighthawks by Lambert Nagle via Rachel’s RR
11 Mar  R: Dog Days by Ericka Waller
12 Mar 
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
15 Mar  BTR: Harper’s Highland Fling by Lizzie Lamb via Rachel’s RR
16 Mar  AI with A&H Frosh, authors of Space Taxis by via Rachel’s RR
17 Mar 
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24 Mar 
25 Mar 
26 Mar  AI with Eliza Graham, author of You Let Me Go
27 Mar 
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29 Mar 
30 Mar  BBR: The Ticklemore Tattler by Liz Davies via Rachel’s RR 
31 Mar  BTR: The Museum Murder (Epiphany Bloom2)  by Katie Gayle via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
1 Apr 
2 Apr 
3 Apr  BTR: Staying Out For Summer, Mandy Baggot  via Vicky Head of Zeus
4 Apr 
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6 Apr 
7 Apr 
8 Apr 
9 Apr 
10 Apr 
11 Apr 
12 Apr 
13 Apr 
14 Apr  BTR: Mystery at the Abbey Hotel: An Eve Mallow Mystery #5 by Clare Chase via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
15 Apr  R:  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 
18 Apr  BTR: Summer Secrets at Streamside Cottage, Samantha Tonge via Vicky Head of Zeus
19 Apr 
20 Apr  BTR: Save Her Child (Jericho and Wright Thrillers Book 3) by CJ Lyons via Bookouture NH
21 Apr 
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19 May  BTR: The Ladies’ Midnight Swimming Club, Faith Hogan  via Vicky Head of Zeus
20 May 
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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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