Somewhere to review books I'm reading without giving away any spoilers!

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.


15 Oct
16 Oct
17 Oct
18 Oct
19 Oct BTR: No One Cancels Christmas by Zara Stoneley via Rachel’s RR
20 Oct
21 Oct
22 Oct
23 Oct
24 Oct AI: An Armful of Animals by Malcolm Welshman via Faye Rogers
25 Oct CR: Another Kind of Magic by Elizabeth Davies via Rachel’s RR
26 Oct
27 Oct BTR: Off Island by Marlene Hauser via Faye Rogers
28 Oct AI: On the White Horse by Cathy Phelan-Watkins via Faye Rogers
29 Oct
30 Oct
31 Oct BTR: Pirate’s Passion by Lisa Kessler via
1 Nov
2 Nov
3 Nov BTR: Another Kind of Magic by Elizabeth Davies via Rachel’s RR
4 Nov BTE: Forsaken Genesis M. J. Marinescu via Faye Rogers
5 Nov
6 Nov
7 Nov
8 Nov
9 Nov
10 Nov
11 Nov
12 Nov BTR: Thalidomide Kid by Kate Rigby via Rachel’s RR
13 Nov S: Stranded in the Woods by Noelle Adams via Barclay PR
14 Nov
15 Nov BTR: A Way Back Home via Vicky @ Aria
16 Nov BTR: Visions of Zarua by Suzanne Rogerson via Rachel’s RR
17 Nov
18 Nov BTR: The Barn of Buried Dreams by Chrissie Bradshaw via Rachel’s RR
19 Nov BTR: Snowed In at The Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
20 Nov BTR: Tales from the Pays d’Oc via Rachel’s RR
21 Nov
22 Nov BTR: You Had Me at Cowboy by Jennie Marts via Sourcebooks
23 Nov S: The Janitor and the spy & The Dragon and the Lumberjack by Thomas Thornhill via Rachel’s RR
24 Nov BTR + QA: Mistletoe & Mystery by Daisy James via Ellie @Canelo
25 Nov
26 Nov Q&A The Raven Tower by Emma Miles via Rachel’s RR
27 Nov BTR: A Little Christmas Charm by Kathryn Freeman via Rachel’s RR
28 Nov BTR: The Adventures of Billy Bog Brush; The Fire Brigade by Tim Constable and Ian Campbell via Faye@ Authoright
29 Nov BTR: A Village Affair by via Vicky @ Aria
30 Nov
1 Dec
2 Dec BTR: The Christmas Play Rehearsal by Sue Wickstead via Rachel’s RR
3 Dec
4 Dec BTR: Christmas at Black Cherry Retreat by Angela Britnell via Rachel’s RR
5 Dec BTR: Naked Truths by Karen Botha via Rachel’s Rr
6 Dec
7 Dec BTR: Bells and Bows on Mistletoe Row by Emily Harvale via Rachel’s RR
8 Dec BTR: Deck the Halls by Stephanie Dagg via Rachel’s RR
9 Dec BTR: Tangled Vines by Megan Mayfair via Rachel’s RR
10 Dec BTR: Reckless Deceptions by Karen Rock via Xpresso BT
11 Dec BTR: Christmas Miracles at the Little Log Cabin by Helen J Rolfe via RaRaR
12 Dec
13 Dec BTR: All Wrapped Up in You by Sun Chara via Rachel’s RR
14 Dec
15 Dec
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
31 Dec
1 Jan
2 Jan
3 Jan
4 Jan
5 Jan
6 Jan
7 Jan
8 Jan BTR: A Greek Affair by Linn B Halton via Rachel’s RR
9 Jan
10 Jan
11 Jan
12 Jan
13 Jan
14 Jan CR: The Talisman – Molly’s Story by Eliza J Scott via Rachel’s RR
15 Jan BTR: The Road To Alexander by Jennifer Macaire via Rachel’s RR
16 Jan
17 Jan
18 Jan
19 Jan
20 Jan
21 Jan
22 Jan
23 Jan
24 Jan
25 Jan
26 Jan
27 Jan
28 Jan BTR: Love Heart Lane by Christie Barlow via Rachel’s RR
29 Jan
30 Jan
31 Jan
1 Feb
2 Feb
3 Feb
4 Feb
5 Feb
6 Feb
7 Feb BTR: The Talisman – Molly’s Story by Eliza J Scott via Rachel’s RR
8 Feb
9 Feb BTR: The Secret to Falling in Love by Victoria Cooke via Rachel’s RR
10 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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