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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. 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!

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, 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.


21 Oct BTR: Christmas At Pennington’s by Rachel  Brimble via 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
R: Things She’s Seen by Pat Esden via Kensington Books
R: Christmas with the Firefighter by Clare Connelly via Tule
S: Silent Money by GD Harper via Rachel’s RR
BTR: A Cosy Christmas in Cornwall by Jane Linfoot via Rachel’s RR
23 Oct BTR: Anything For Love by Gracie Bond via Rachel’s RR
S: Charles and Ada: the computer’s most passionate partnership by James Essinger via Rachel’s RR
24 Oct GP: The Grateful Boys by Francoise DuMaurier via Faye @ Authoright YA
AI: The Summer Springsteen’s Songs Saved Me by Barbara Quinn via Rachel’s RR
R: Under the Mistletoe by Eve Gaddy via Tule
25 Oct BTR: A Family by Christmas by Viv Royce
26 Oct BTR: The Gift of Happiness by Holly Martin via Holly
GP by Paul Twivy, author of Hallowed Ground via Rachel’s RR
CR: Sparky the Dragon Bus by Sue Wickstead via Rachel’s RR
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
R: Jingle Bells and Wedding Vows by Barbara Dunlop
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 R: Christmas at Sleigh Bell Farm by Kaylie Newell via Tule
31 Oct AI: Helen Buckley, author of Star in the Shadows via Rachel’s RR
1 Nov BTR: To Snare A Witch: Book One – Bell, Book and Candle by Jay Raven via Rachel’s RR
2 Nov BTR: The Lord’s Inconvenient Vow by Lara Temple via Rachel’s RR
3 Nov AI: Samantha Tonge author of brilliant books (IMHO)
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
S: Hunter’s Force via Rachel’s RR
5 Nov BTR: A Christmas Kiss by Eliza J Scott via Rachel’s RR
BTR: One Week Til Christmas by Belinda Missen 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
R: A Lone Star Christmas by Justine Davis
8 Nov AI: XYZ by William Knight via Rachel’s RR
9 Nov BTR: #No filter by Maxine Morrey via Boldwood tbc (9/13?)
BTR: Home Alone Harry by Jerry Rhodes and Rachael Messiter via Rachel’s RR (pbk)
10 Nov BTR: Keeper of Secrets by Lynda Stacey via Rachel’s RR
S: The Honeysuckle Dream
by Kate Frost via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Coming Home To Merriment Bay Pt 1 by Emily Harvale via Rachel’s RR
11 Nov BTR: The Rector’s Daughter by Jean Fullerton via Rachel’s RR
AI Shelley Berry author of Outreach 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 BTR: Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses by Laura Briggs via Rachel’s RR
14 Nov BTR: The House That Sat Down Trilogy by Alice May Bk1 via Rachel’s RR
15 Nov BTR:  Brad Was Sad by M. C. Goldrick – Picture Book – via Rachel’s RR
16 Nov BTR: The House That Sat Down Trilogy by Alice May Bk2 via Rachel’s RR
S: The Wicked Lord’s Mistress by Scarlett Jameson via Rachel’s RR
17 Nov AI with Jen Wilson, author of The Raided Heart via Rachel’s RR
18 Nov AI: A Friend In Deed by GD Harper via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The House That Sat Down Trilogy by Alice May Bk3 via Rachel’s RR
CR: Wild Sky by Lexi Rees via Rachel’s RR
19 Nov BTR: The Incredibly Nosey Cat Flap Pony by Libby Lake via Faye @Authoright
20 Nov BTR: Coming Home To Merriment Bay Pt 2 by Emily Harvale via Rachel’s RR
AI: Rikki Evans, author of The Louise Fawley Symphony via Rachel’s RR
21 Nov GP: Victoria Walters, author of Coming Home to Glendale Hall
22 Nov BTR: Moonlight Kisses at Willow Tree Hall by Alison Sherlock via Aria (Vicky)
23 Nov BTR: Lucy Mathers Goes Back To Work by Julie Butterfield via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Christmas Kisses on Hollywell Hill by Jackie Ladbury via Rachel’s RR
AI: The White & Gold People by Segun Starchild via Rachel’s RR tbc
24 Nov BTR: Snow Creek by Gregg Olsen via Noelle @ Bookouture
BTR: Lottie Sparkles Magical Discovery by Petra Quelch via Rachel’s RR (Children’s book)
25 Nov GP with Kiley Dunbar, author of Christmas at Frozen Falls
26 Nov R: Wish Upon a Cowboy by Jennie Marts via NetGalley/Author
27 Nov
28 Nov BTR: Country Lovers by Fiona Walker via Aria (Vicky)
R: Jingle Bells and Wedding Vows by Barbara Dunlop via Tule
29 Nov BTR: It’s Not PMS, It’s You by Rich Amooi via Rachel’s RR
BTR: My Billionaire Fake Fiance by Linda West via Rachel’s RR
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 BTR: Coming Home To Merriment Bay Pt 3 by Emily Harvale via Rachel’s RR
3 Dec BTR: Christmas in Little Penhaven by Angela Britnell via Rachel’s RR
S: Single All the Way by Elaine Spires via Rachel’s RR
4 Dec BTR: The Fall by J.S. Lark via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
5 Dec BTR: The Magic Fairy Godmother by Jessica Hill via Faye @Authoright
6 Dec BTR: Christmas in Chamonix by Sasha Wagstaff via Rachel’s RR
7 Dec S: The Case of the Reincarnated Client by Tarquin Hall via Rachel’s RR
AI: A Song For Bill Robinson by Chantelle Atkins via Rachel’s RR
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 BTR: Coming Home To Merriment Bay Pt 4 by Emily Harvale via Rachel’s RR
11 Dec BTR: Accidental Secrets by Dana Mason via Bookouture (Noelle)
12 Dec R: The Blossom Twins by Carol Wyer via Bookouture
13 Dec BTR: Wild Sky by Lexi Rees via Rachel’s RR tbc
14 Dec
15 Dec BTR: Murder at the Dolphin Hotel by Helena Dixon via Noelle @ Bookouture
16 Dec
17 Dec
18 Dec
19 Dec
20 Dec
21 Dec
22 Dec
23 Dec
24 Dec
25 Dec
26 Dec
27 Dec
28 Dec
29 Dec
30 Dec BTR: Husband Material by Emily Belden via Harlequin (Justine Sha)
31 Dec R: Forever My Duke by Olivia Drake via St Martin’s Press (Natalie Tsay)
1 Jan
2 Jan
3 Jan
4 Jan
5 Jan
6 Jan
7 Jan
8 Jan
9 Jan
10 Jan
11 Jan
12 Jan
13 Jan AI with Isabella Mancini author of The Violinist’s Apprentice via Rachel’s RR
14 Jan
15 Jan
16 Jan
17 Jan BTR: Perfect Match by Zoe May (Bday Blitz) via Rachel’s RR
18 Jan
19 Jan AI with Simon J Lancaster, author of The Black Ditch via Rachel’s RR
20 Jan GP: 20/1 by Nancy Jardine author of Agricola’s Bane via Rachel’s RR
BTR: A Messy Affair by Elizabeth Mundy via Rachel’s RR
21 Jan S: Rocks and Flowers in a Box by Cynthia Hilston via Rachel’s RR
22 Jan
23 Jan
24 Jan
25 Jan
26 Jan BTR: A Winter Wedding at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
27 Jan
28 Jan
29 Jan
30 Jan
31 Jan
1 Feb
2 Feb
3 Feb S: The Telephone Call by Michael Pakenham via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Dreaming of Verona by TA Williams via Rachel’s RR
4 Feb BTR: An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham via St Martin’s Press (Sara LaCotti)
5 Feb
6 Feb
7 Feb
8 Feb
9 Feb
10 Feb
11 Feb R: In Cold Chamomile by Joy Avon (Vivian
12 Feb BTR: Sparky the Dragon Bus by Sue Wickstead via Rachel’s RR
13 Feb
14 Feb
15 Feb
16 Feb
17 Feb BTR: Rage of Retribution by Lorraine Mace via Rachel’s RR
18 Feb

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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