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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. 

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. 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.

5 Jul 

AI with Kateri Stanley, author of Forgive Me via Rachel’s RR

6 Jul 

BTR: if Only by Angela Marsons via Bookouture #BookOnTour KN
AI With the author of The Glided Cage via Rachel’s RR

7 Jul 

BTR: Death Rains Down By Kevin Mcmanus via Zooloo

8 Jul 

BTR: Secrets on the Italian Island by T. A. Williams via Rachel’s RR
R: The Rising Tide by Same Lloyd via Bantam Press/Random House NG p 08
BTR: Elle’s A to Z of Love by Claire Huston via Rachel’s RR
R: Read Earth Diaries by Jason Rebello via NG

9 Jul 

BTRE: TROUBLE IN BIG TIMBER by B.J. Daniels via Harlequin Investigator Tour

10 Jul 

BTR: Cross My Heart by D.K. Hood via Bookouture #BooksOnTourNG NH
BTR: Paid in Blood by Susan Handley via Zoolooo

11 Jul 

BTR: Clueless in Croatia by Joy Skye via Rachel’s RR

12 Jul 

AI with Julia Wild, author of The Secret Notebook via Rachel’s RR
BTRE: MISSING IN THE DESERT by Dana Mentink via Harlequin I Tour pub 27

13 Jul 

BTR: Crab, Dab & Blenny by Peta Rainford via Rachel’s RR pdf?

14 Jul 

BTR: The One to Blame by S.E. Lynes via Bookouture NG NH

15 Jul 

BTR: Clarissa by Karl Drinkwater via Rachel’s RR
R: The Do Over by Melissa MacKinnon via Entangled NG

16 Jul 

BTRE: PERIL ON THE RANCH by Lynette Eason via HIT
BTR: One Left Behind (Detective Gina Harte Book 9) by Carla Kovach Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH

17 Jul 

BTR Just for the Summer by Fay Keenan via Rachel’s RR NG

18 Jul 

BTR: The Corfe Castle Murders by Rachel McLean via Rachel’s RR

19 Jul 

BTE: COLD CASE TRUE CRIME by Denise N. Wheatley via HIT
BTR: The diary of a nagging wife by Donna Mensah via Rachel’s RR

20 Jul 

BTR: Love You Bad by Louise Mullins  via Zooloo 

21 Jul 

BTRE: GUARDING COLTON’S CHILD by Lara Lacombe via HIT pub 25 May

22 Jul 

R: The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell via Random House NG pub 22
R: Edie and the Box of Flits by Kate Wilkinson via Piccadilly Press pbk MG

23 Jul 

BTR: Ruabon by Karl Drinkwater via Rachel’s RR
R: Traitors by Alex Shaw via HQ Digital

24 Jul 

BTR: The Promise of Summer by Bella Osborne via Rachel’s RR

BTR: The Witness by John Ryder via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
AI with Martin Gore, author of The Road From Cromer Pier via Rachel’s RR

25 Jul 

BTR: A Summer of Surprises, Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
S: The Devil’s Shadow by BJ Edwards via Rachel’s RR

26 Jul 

R: Pirate’s Promise by Lisa Kessler via Entangled NG
BTR: The Bookshop Murder (A Flora Steele Mystery Book 1) by Merryn Allingham via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH pub 26

27 Jul 

R: When a Duke Loves a Governess by Olivia Drake via STMP NG

28 Jul 

BTR: Haunted by Tessa Buckley via Rachel’s RR MG reader pbk
S: Lord of the Hunt by David Craig via Rachel’s RR

29 Jul 

BTR: Little Girl Taken (Detective Madison Harper Book 3) by Wendy Dranfield via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NG NH

30 Jul 

BTR: Broken Girls (Detective Bernadette Noel Book 2) by Joy Kluver via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NG NH

31 Jul 

BTR:  One Night Only by Catherine Walsh via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NG SH

1 Aug 

BTR: Surprise Reunion with His Cinderella by Rachael Stewart via Rachel’s RR
AI with Danielle Zinn, author of Sophomania via Rachel’s RR

2 Aug 

BTR: The Beach Reads Book Club by Kathryn Freeman via Rachel’s RR
S: Her Previous Self by Anne Allen via Rachel’s RR

3 Aug 

BTR: Escape to the Hummingbird Hotel by Daisy James via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Death at the Gates (Epiphany Bloom Mysteries Book 3) by Katie Gayle via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NG SH
BTR: BElieve in YOUrself (BE YOU) by Lexi Rees via Rachel’s RR pbk

4 Aug 

BTR: Mystery at the Church (An Eve Mallow Mystery Book 6) by Clare Chase via Bookouture NH
BTR: Down with the Dance by C.T. Walsh via Rachel’s RR (MG Reader)

5 Aug 

BTR: From Ireland With Love by Liz Hurley via Rachel’s RR

6 Aug 

BTR: In Just One Day by Helen McGinn via Rachel’s RR

7 Aug 

BTR: The Crying House (Detective Casey White Book 4) by Brian Spangler via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH

8 Aug 

BTR: Home Sweet Home by Nicole Trope via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH

9 Aug 


10 Aug 


11 Aug 


12 Aug 

BTR; Colouring Outside The Lines by Amanda Paull via Rachel’s RR

13 Aug 

BTR:  Her Deadly Touch (Detective Josie Quinn Book 12) by Lisa Regan via Bookouture #BooksOnTour

14 Aug 

BTR:When We Were Sisters by Cynthia Ellingsen via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH

15 Aug 


16 Aug 


17 Aug 

BTR: Greece Actually by Sue Roberts via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH

18 Aug 

R: I Let Him In by Jill Childs via Bookouture NG Pub 17/8

19 Aug 


20 Aug 

BTR: The Angel Creek Girls (Detective Kay Sharp Book 3) by Leslie Wolfe via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH

21 Aug 


22 Aug 


23 Aug 


24 Aug 

BTR: A Death at Candlewick Castle  (A Jemima Jago Mystery Book 2) by Emma Jameson via Bookouture #BooksOnTour
R: All Night Long With A Cowboy by Caitlin Crews via StMPress NG

25 Aug 

BTR: We Belong Together by Beth Moran via Rachel’s RR

26 Aug 

BTR: Murder in the Village (A Belinda Penshurst Mystery Book 1) by Lisa Cutts via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH

27 Aug 

R: Lost Angels (Nikki Hunt #3) by Stacy Green via Bookouture NG

28 Aug 


29 Aug 


30 Aug 

BTR: The Vanishing Child by Jennifer Harvey via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH

31 Aug 


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 


6 Sep 


7 Sep 

BTR: Dancing with the Dead (Boyle & Keneally #1) by S.A. Dunphy Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH

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

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

14 Sep 


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 


18 Sep 


19 Sep 

BTR: Matchmaking at Port Willow by Kiley Dunbar via Rachel’s RR

20 Sep 


21 Sep 

R: When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting via St Martin’s Press NG

22 Sep 

BTR: What She Did by Carla Kovach via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH

23 Sep 


24 Sep 


25 Sep 


26 Sep 


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

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

30 Sep 

BTR: The Silent Witness  (Detective Amanda Steele Book 3) by Carolyn Arnold via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH

1 Oct 


2 Oct 


3 Oct 

BTR: Murder At The House On The Hill by Victoria Walters via Rachel’s RR NG

4 Oct 


5 Oct 


6 Oct 

BTR: The Village Inn of Secret Dreams by Alison Sherlock via Rachel’s RR

7 Oct 

(Cornish Midwives #3 by Jo Barlett publishing today . . . . Boldwood Books NG)

8 Oct 


9 Oct 

BTR: Fool Me Twice at Christmas by Camilla Isley via Rachel’s RR

10 Oct 


11 Oct 


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 


15 Oct 


16 Oct 


17 Oct 


18 Oct 


19 Oct 


20 Oct 


21 Oct 


22 Oct 


23 Oct 


24 Oct 


25 Oct 


26 Oct 


27 Oct 


28 Oct 


29 Oct 

BTR:  Frozen Souls (Detective Ellie Reeves Book 4) by Rita Herron via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH

30 Oct 


31 Oct 


1 Nov 


2 Nov 


3 Nov 


4 Nov 


5 Nov 


6 Nov 


7 Nov 


8 Nov 


9 Nov 


10 Nov 


11 Nov 


12 Nov 


13 Nov 


14 Nov 


15 Nov 


16 Nov 


17 Nov 


18 Nov 


19 Nov 


20 Nov 


21 Nov 


22 Nov 


23 Nov 


24 Nov 


25 Nov 

The Imperfect Art of Caring by Jessica Ryn vis HQ/NG

26 Nov 


27 Nov 


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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