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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 huge 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. 

27 Aug R: Lost Angels (Nikki Hunt #3) by Stacy Green via Bookouture NG
29 Aug BTE- Cold Case Double Cross by Jessica R Patch via HIT
R: All Night Long With A Cowboy by Caitlin Crews via StMPress NG
30 Aug BTR: The Vanishing Child by Jennifer Harvey via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
31 Aug R: The Sisters of Reckoning (sequel to The Good Luck Girls) by Charlotte Nicole Davis via Bonnier Book NG
S: 28 Days by Sue Parritt via Rachel’s RR
1 Sep BTR: The Ticklemore Tavern by Liz Davies via Rachel’s RR
2 Sep BTR: The Spellworker by Victoria Lamb via Rachel’s RR
3 Sep BTR: The Lost Secret of Ireland (Starlight Cottages Book 2) by Susanne O’Leary Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
4 Sep BTR: Lil’s Bus Trip by Judy Leigh via Rachel’s RR
5 Sep BTR: Love On Location by Lynne Shelby via Rachel’s RR
BTR: From Ireland With Love (Finding Family on the Emerald Isle) by Liz Hurley via Rachel’s RR
6 Sep BTR: Hot Desk by Zara Stoneley via Rachel’s RR
R: Lose Your Breath by DK Hood (Prequel to Kane and Alton) via Bookouture NG
7 Sep BTR: Bring Her Home (Boyle & Keneally #1) by S.A. Dunphy Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH (was Dancing with the Dead)
8 Sep 
9 Sep BTR: Starlight Cottage by K.T. Dady via Rachel’s RR
10 Sep BTR: Wild Blue Yonder by M W Arnold via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Will They, Won’t They? by Portia MacIntosh via Rachel’s RR
BTR: A Christmas Wedding in the Cotswolds by Lucy Coleman via Rachel’s RR
11 Sep BTR: Snowflakes Over the Starfish Café by Jessica Redland via Rachel’s RR
12 Sep 
13 Sep BTR: The New Home by Chris Merritt via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
BTR: The Trapped Wife by Samantha Hayes via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
14 Sep BTR: Fantastic Fin Faces His Fears by Jessica Bowers via Rachel’s RR pbk
BTR: Second Chance to Wear His Ring by Hana Sheik via Rachel’s RR
15 Sep 
16 Sep BTR: A Lesson in Murder (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery Book 7) by Verity Bright via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
17 Sep BTR: A Girl Called Ruthless by Melody Pendlebury via Rachel’s RR
18 Sep BTR: A Kingswater Summer by Jo Lambert via Rachel’s RR
19 Sep BTR: Matchmaking at Port Willow by Kiley Dunbar via Rachel’s RR
20 Sep BTR: Red Velvet by Carla Luna via Rachel’s RR
R: Serve ‘N’ Protect by Tee O’Fallen via Entangled: Amara NG
S: Jane’s Away by Clare Hawken via Rachel’s RR
21 Sep R: When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting via St Martin’s Press NG
AI with Andy Darby, author of Me and The Monkey via Rachel’s RR
22 Sep BTR: What She Did by Carla Kovach via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
23 Sep 
24 Sep BTRE: Missing at Christmas by KD Richards via HIT p24/8
25 Sep BTRE: Colton K-9 Target by Justine Davis via HIT p24/8
26 Sep BTR: A Cornish Summer at Pear Tree Farm by Angela Britnell via Rachel’s RR
AI  with Iain Parke, author of Heavy Duty People via Rachel’s RR
27 Sep BTR: Little Bones (Detective Lottie Parker Book 10) by Patricia Gibney via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
28 Sep R: Her Renegade Cowboy by Lorna Leigh via St Martin’s Press NG
R: A Reckless Match by Kate Bateman via St Martin’s Press NG
R: A Lot Like Christmas by Jennifer Snow via Entangled: Amara
BTE: A Cowgirl’s Secret by Melinda Curtis via Via Harlequin Believer Tour p28
R: The Glitter End by Vivan Conroy via NG – first book pub 5 years ago, this is 21st.
29 Sep BTR: The Cosy Cottage in Ireland by Julie Caplin via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Autumn Dreams at Mermaids Point by Sarah Bennett via Rachel’s RR NG
BTR: Christmas at Fox Farm by Helen Pollard via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
S: 100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths by Emma L Smith via Rachel’s RR
30 Sep BTR: The Silent Witness  (Detective Amanda Steele Book 3) by Carolyn Arnold via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
1 Oct BTRE: Finding A Christmas Home by Lee Tobin McClain Via Harlequin Believer Tour p28
AI with Katherine Shaw, author of Gloria via Rachel’s RR
2 Oct R: Mistletoe Christmas by Eloisa James; Christi Caldwell; Janna MacGregor; Erica Ridley – Anthology via NG and Avon
3 Oct BTR: Murder At The House On The Hill by Victoria Walters via Rachel’s RR NG
4 Oct BTR: Find Me at Whisper Falls by Ellyn Oaksmith via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
BTR: A Little Piece of Paradise by T. A. Williams via Rachel’s RR
5 Oct R: I’m With The Banned by Marlene Perez via Entangled Teen NG
6 Oct BTR: The Village Inn of Secret Dreams by Alison Sherlock via Rachel’s RR
CR: Highland Games by Evie Alexander via Rachel’s RR
7 Oct BTR: A Winter’s Wish For The Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett via Rachel’s RR
8 Oct BTR: The Hidden Girl (Agent Tori Hunter Book 3) by Roger Stelljes via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
9 Oct BTR: Fool Me Twice at Christmas by Camilla Isley via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Sunrise Over Chesil Beach by Della Galton via Rachel’s RR
10 Oct 
11 Oct BTR: The Dance of the Snow Tractors by Siena via Rachel’s RR
12 Oct BTR: Murder at the Wedding by Helena Dixon via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
13 Oct BTR: First Girl to Die (Detective Morgan Brookes Book 4) by Helen Phifer via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
14 Oct BTR: Christmas Wishes at the Chocolate Shop by Jessica Redland via Rachel’s RR
15 Oct R: Making Waves at Penvennan Cove by Linn B Halton via Aria NG (pub 14)
16 Oct BTRE: Mountain Fugitive by Lynette Eason via HIT p 28/9
17 Oct BTRE: Texas Baby Conspiracy by Barb Han via HIT p 28/9
18 Oct BTR: A Body at the Altar (A Kate Palmer Novel Book 4) by Dee MacDonald via Bookouture SH
19 Oct BTR: Highland Games by Evie Alexander via Rachel’s RR 
20 Oct 
21 Oct The Last Time She Died (Blake and Byron Thrillers Book 1) by Zoë Sharpvia Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
22 Oct BTR: Death In The Woods by Jo Allen via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Animalympics by Josie Dom via Rachel’s RR
23 Oct BTR: The Wedding Cake Wish, Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
24 Oct BTR: The Little Christmas House by Tracy Rees via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
25 Oct 
26 Oct R: Christmas Grace by Mindy Steele Entangled:Amara (Amish Romance) NG
R: The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy by Robin Bielman via Entangled:Amara
BTRE: The Path Not Taken by Ruth Logan Herne via Via Harlequin Believer Tour p26
27 Oct BTRE: Claiming His Christmas Inheritance by CJ Carroll Via Harlequin Believer Tour p26
28 Oct BTR: A Christmas Caroline by Camilla Isley via Rachel’s RR
R: The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan via HQ and NetGalley
29 Oct BTR:  Frozen Souls (Detective Ellie Reeves Book 4) by Rita Herron via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
30 Oct BTRE: Rogue Christmas Operation by Juno Rushdan via HIT p26/20
31 Oct 
1 Nov BTR: Her Mother’s Cry by Roberta Gately via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
2 Nov R: Cupcake by Cookie O’Gorman via Entangled:Teen NG
3 Nov 
4 Nov 
5 Nov 
6 Nov BTR: Under the Mistletoe by Sue Moorcroft via Rachel’s RR 
7 Nov 
8 Nov 
9 Nov 
10 Nov 
11 Nov R: A Special Cornish Christmas by Phillipa Ashley via NG
12 Nov R: Raven by Sam Michaels via Aria/Head of Zeus NG pub 11/11
13 Nov 
14 Nov BTR: Murder on the Pier (A Flora Steele Mystery Book 2) by Merryn Allingham via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
15 Nov 
16 Nov 
17 Nov 
18 Nov 
19 Nov BTR: The New Wife by Sue Watson via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
20 Nov 
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22 Nov 
23 Nov 
24 Nov BTR: Fallen Angel by D.K. Hood via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
25 Nov The Imperfect Art of Caring by Jessica Ryn vis HQ/NG
26 Nov 
27 Nov 
28 Nov BTR: The Hostage: A totally gripping action thriller by John Ryder via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
BTR: DM by NH via SH
29 Nov BTR: Death on a Winter’s Day by Verity Bright via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
30 Nov 
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2 Dec 
3 Dec 
4 Dec 
5 Dec 
6 Dec 
7 Dec BTR: The Girl in the Ground (Nikki Hunt Book 4) by Stacy Green via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
8 Dec BTR: Murder at the Castle (A Belinda Penshurst Mystery Book 2) by Lisa Cutts via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
9 Dec R: The Girl Upstairs by Georgina Lees via OMC NG
10 Dec 
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1 Jan 
2 Jan 
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10 Jan BTR: Mystery at Magpie Lodge by Clare Chase via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
11 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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