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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.

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 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 (or listen to audiobooks)- 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 (or POA Pre-order alert, depending on the tour organiser!) S is spotlight, GP Guest Post and AI Author Interview.

1 Jun BTR: The Curse of Ragman’s Hollow by Rhys A Jones (MG) via Rachel’s RR
2 Jun BTR: The Dinner in the Sky by Anne John-Ligali  via Rachel’s RR
3 Jun BTR: Edie Browne’s Cottage by the Sea by Jane Linfoot via Rachel’s RR
Douglas Board Satirical Trio via Rachel’s RR
4 Jun BTR: One Summer in Little Penhaven by Angela Britnell via Rachel’s RR
Douglas Board Satirical Trio via Rachel’s RR
5 Jun S: Mr Temptation by Rachael Stewart via Rachel’s RR
Douglas Board Satirical Trio via Rachel’s RR
6 Jun
7 Jun
8 Jun
9 Jun BTR: The Jumble Sale by Lily Rose via Rachel’s RR
CR: The Secret – Violet’s Story
10 Jun BTR: Covering All the Bases by Jody Holford via Entangled/Author’s Pal
11 Jun BTR: No Heartbreaker Required by JoAnn Sky via Entangled/Author’s Pal
12 Jun BTR: Back for More by Sylvia Kane via Forever Write PR
BTR: The Dead Wife by Sue Fortin via Rachel’s RR
BBR: The Lynmouth Stories by L V Hay  via Rachel’s RR
13 Jun AI: Lorraine Mace, author of Injections of Sanity via Rachel’s RR
14 Jun Every Dog Has His Day via Rachel’s RR
15 Jun
16 Jun
17 Jun R: Dirty Irish by Magan Vernon via Entangled
18 Jun BTR: The Cornish Village School – Summer Love by Kitty Wilson via Ellie Canelo
19 Jun AI: The Kompromat Kill by Michael Jenkins via Rachel’s RR
20 Jun BTR + AI: Space Dragons by Robin Bennett via Rachel’s RR
The Perfect Moment via Rachel’s RR
A Feast of Serendib by Mary Anne Mohanraj via Rachel’s RR – recipe!
21 Jun BTR Harlequin June Recommended Reads via Lady Amber’s Reviews & PR?
22 Jun BTR: Victoria to Vikings – The Circle of Blood by Trisha Hughes via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Silent Seas Chronicles via Rachel’s RR
23 Jun
24 Jun BTR: Solstice Sizzle by Lilliana Rose via Rachel’s RR
25 Jun BTR: The Body in Belair Park by Alice Castle via Rachel’s RR
26 Jun BTR: Tabby’s Big Year by Hollie Anne Marsh via Rachel’s RRS: The Teeth of Giants by Gordon Wallis via Rachel’s RR
27 Jun BTR: THREE: Deception Love Murder by K. J. McGillick via Rachel’s RR
S: Overture by Vanessa Couchman via Rachel’s RR
28 Jun
BTR: Another Shot by Stephen Anthony Brotherton via Rachel’s RR
Silent Seas Chronicles via Rachel’s RR
29 Jun
30 Jun
1 Jul S: Emperors of the Deep by William McKeever via iRead BT
2 Jul BTR: The Determined Lord Hadleigh by Virginia Heath via Rachel’s RR
3 Jul BTR: Le Tour de Love by Lilac Mills via Rachel’s RR
4 Jul BTR: Singles, Set and Match by Elaine Spires via Rachel’s RR
5 Jul BTR: Am I Guilty? by Jackie Kabler via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The Road to Cromer Pier by Martin Gore via Rachel’s RR
6 Jul BTR: The Arrival of Tavish the Tractor by Anne K Stewart via Faye@Authoright pbk
7 Jul BTR: Foxglove Farm via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May  via Rachel’s RR
BTR: How Not To Write Female Characters by Lucy Hay via Rachel’s RR
S: The Sentinel’s Alliance by Suzanne Rogerson via Rachel’s RR
8 Jul S: Seventeen by Suzanne Lowe via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The Little Village of Happiness by Holly Martin
9 Jul AI: Storytellers by Bjørn Larssen via Rachel’s RR
10 Jul
11 Jul The Secret – Violet’s Story  via Rachel’s RR
12 Jul The Dead Wife via Rachel’s RR
13 Jul
14 Jul S: Rosebrook Chronicles The Hidden Stories by Helen J. Christmas via Rachel’s RR
15 Jul BTR: The Wedding Planner by Eve Devon via Rachel’s RR
16 Jul AI: Abi Silver, author of The Cinderella Plan via Rachel’s RR
17 Jul BTR: Harlequin July Rec Reads Tour via Lady Amber’s Reviews and PR?
18 Jul BTR: Jay-Jay and the Carnival by Sue Wickstead via Rachel’s RR
19 Jul BTR: The Kompromat Kill by Michael Jenkins via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The Secret Cove in Croatia by Julie Caplin via Rachel’s RR
20 Jul
21 Jul
22 Jul BTR: When Polly Met Olly by Zoe May via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Smile of the Stowaway by Tony Bassett
23 Jul BTR: A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores by Laura Briggs via Rachel’s RR
S: Only the Lonely by Joanne Nicholson via Rachel’s RR
24 Jul GP: Jenny O’Brien, author of Missing in Wales via Rachel’s RR
25 Jul
26 Jul BTR: Instructions for Falling in Love by Lucy Mitchell via Sarah Hardy
AI: I Can’t Tell You Why by Elaine Robertson North via Rachel’s RR
27 Jul S: Battle Ground by Rachel Churcher via Rachel’s RR
28 Jul
29 Jul BTR: Willow by Grace Parks via Rachel’s RR
30 Jul AI: Heathcliff by Sue Barnard  via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Manipulated Lives by H.A. Leuschel via Rachel’s RR
31 Jul
1 Aug An Extra Shot via Rachel’s RR
2 Aug BTR: A Whisker in the Dark by Leighann Dobbs via Bookouture
3 Aug AI: Awais Khan author of In The Company Of Strangers  via Rachel’s RR
4 Aug BTR: Reclaimed by her Rebel Knight by Jenni Fletcher via Rachel’s RR
5 Aug
6 Aug
7 Aug
8 Aug
9 Aug
10 Aug
11 Aug
12 Aug
13 Aug
14 Aug
15 Aug
16 Aug
17 Aug
18 Aug
19 Aug
20 Aug
21 Aug
22 Aug
23 Aug
24 Aug AI: The Oshun Diaries by Diane Esguerra via Rachel’s RR
25 Aug
26 Aug
27 Aug BTR: Duality by K. J. McGillick via Rachel’s RR
28 Aug
29 Aug
30 Aug
31 Aug
1 Sep
2 Sep
3 Sep
4 Sep
5 Sep
6 Sep
7 Sep
8 Sep
9 Sep
10 Sep
11 Sep
12 Sep
13 Sep
14 Sep
15 Sep
16 Sep
17 Sep
18 Sep
19 Sep BTR: Magic Under the Mistletoe by Lucy Coleman via Aria (Victoria)
20 Sep
21 Sep
22 Sep
23 Sep
24 Sep BTR: One Christmas Star by Mandy Baggot via Aria (Victoria)
25 Sep
26 Sep
27 Sep
28 Sep

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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