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Books in waiting

There are a few 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 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, 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.

17 Sep BTR: The Rue Stone by Janet Stock via Rachel’s RR (80 pages)On kindle as Unknown by Christine Womack
18 Sep BTR: Stuck On You by Portia MacIntosh via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Emily Knight – I am…Becoming by A Bello via Literally PR
19 Sep R: Their Silent Graves by Carla Kovach Gina Harte #7 via Bookouture (pub 17/9)
20 Sep R: Before the Crown by Flora Harding NG
21 Sep R: Burning Ash by NJ Walters via Entangled NG
R: Hell and Back by Julie Rowe via Entangled NG
BTR: One Winter’s Night by Kiley Dunbar via Rachel’s RR pub 16/9
BTR: A Stargazy Night Sky by Laura Briggs via Rachel’s RR
22 Sep R: Falling for Her by  Laurie LeClair
BTR: The Calling of the Trinity by Brittany Elise via Rachel’s RR
S: Tipping Point by Michelle Cook via Rachel’s RR
23 Sep BTR: The Summer of Madness by Alexander Raphael via Rachel’s RR (43 pages!!)
R: Eudora Honeysett is Quite Well, Thank You  by Annie Lyons via OMC NG
24 Sep R: Cowboy Tough by Michelle Beattie via Tule
GP:  Not Myself Today by Muriel Ellis Pritchett via Rachel’s RR
25 Sep BTR: Missing For Good by Alex Coombs via Rachel’s RR
GP Facade via Rachel’s RR
26 Sep AI:  Not Myself Today by Muriel Ellis Pritchett via Rachel’s RR
S: Killing the Story by Joan Livingston via Rachel’s RR
27 Sep BTR: Total Blackout by Alex Shaw via HQDigital pub 25/9
28 Sep R: Her Accidental Highlander Husband by Allison B. Hanson via Entangled NG
29 Sep R: The Duplicate Bride by Ginny Baird via Entangled NG
R: All Scot and Bothered by Kerrigan Byrne via NG
R: The Line of Duty by Nichole Severn via Harlequin NG
BTR: Log Fires & Toffee Apple Cake at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
30 Sep
1 Oct R: The Winter Garden by Heidi Swain via NG
S: Unbroken Truth by Lukas Lundh via Rachel’s RR
2 Oct BTR: What If? by Shari Low via Rachel’s RR
3 Oct GP by Colette Kebell, author of I Don’t Do Mondays via Rachel’s RR
4 Oct BTR: Reformed Dreamer by Deborah King via Rachel’s RR
5 Oct BTR: Alaskan Christmas Redemption by Kianna Alexander (Harlequin Desire) tbc
6 Oct BTR: Home for the Baby’s Sake by Belle Calhoune (Love Inspired) tbc
7 Oct
8 Oct AI with Martha Engber, author of Winter Light via Rachel’s RR
S: You Make It Feel Like Christmas by Louise Marley via Rachel’s RR
9 Oct R: Watch Her Vanish by Ellery A. Kane via Bookouture NG
10 Oct BTR: Winter Wishes at Swallowtail Bay by Katie Ginger via Rachel’s RR
11 Oct BTR: Final Second by John Ryder (Grant Fletcher Thriller) via Bookouture NH pub5/BTR: The Winter We Met by Samantha Tonge via Rachel’s RR
12 Oct BTR: If Every Day Was Christmas by Donna Ashcroft via #BooksOnTour NH
13 Oct BTR: After Hours Redemption by Christine Rimmer (Harlequin Special Edition) tbc
R: Christmas Witness Conspiracy by Maggie K Black via NG Harlequin
14 Oct BTR: The Christmas Swap by Sandy Barker via Rachel’s RR
15 Oct BTR: Home at Summer’s End by Alys Murray via #BooksOnTour Bookouture
S: Parasite? The Secret Diary of a Landlord by The Secret Landlord via Rachel’s RR
16 Oct BTR: Christmas Reunion in Paris by Liz Fielding via Rachel’s RR
17 Oct BTR: Coming Home to Penvennan Cove by Linn B Halton via Vicky @Head of Zeus
18 Oct BTR: The Ticklemore Christmas Toy Shop by Liz Davies via Rachel’s RR
19 Oct R: The Girls in the Snow (Nikki Hunt #1) by Stacy Green via NG Bookouture
R: A Surprise Christmas Wedding by Phillipa Ashley via NG
20 Oct BTR: Christmas at Fireside Cabins by Jenny Hale via #BooksOnTour Bookouture NH
21 Oct BTR: The Cornish Key to Happiness by Laura Briggs via Rachel’s RR
22 Oct R: A Village Vacancy by Julie Houston via Aria NG
R: One More for Christmas by Sarah Morgan
23 Oct BTR: Dear Daughter by K.L. Slater via Bookouture #BooksOnTour
24 Oct BTR: The Death of the Sentence by Richard Doyle via Anne Cater tbc
25 Oct BTR: Unbound Ties by Liz Mistry via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Christmas at the Farmhouse by Rebecca Boxall via Rachel’s RR
26 Oct BTR: The Vatican Conspiracy  by Peter Hogenkam Via Bookouture NH
27 Oct BTR: Wild Sky by Lexi Rees audiobook via Rachel’s RR
R: Looking for a Cowboy by Donna Grant via Sara @ SMP NG
S: The Murder Club by Nikki Crutchley via Rachel’s RR
GP by Kevin Albin, author of Stonechild via Rachel’s RR
28 Oct BTR: Lady in Red by Tessa Buckley via Rachel’s RR MG reader
29 Oct BTR: Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly via Kaleidoscopic Tours (Blue)
S: The Flame Within by Liz Harris via Rachel’s RR
30 Oct S: Love Offline: Looking For Romance In Real Life by Olivia Spring via Rachel’s RR
31 Oct BTR: Inside Voices by Sarah Davis via Rachel’s RR
1 Nov AI with Kirsten McKenzie, author of The Forger and the Thief via Rachel’s RR
2 Nov
3 Nov BTR: Sherlock Holmes & the Ripper of Whitechapel by M. K. Wiseman via Rachel’s RR
4 Nov BTR: The Girl Who Never Came Home by Nicole Trope via Bookouture #BooksOnTour
5 Nov BTR: Spider Hunting by K. J. McGillick via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Winter at Wishington Bay by Maxine Morrey via Rachel’s RR
AI with Helen Libby, author of And Then She Shines via Rachel’s RR
6 Nov BTR: One Kiss Before Christmas by Emma Jackson via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Blue Skies by Alana Oxford via Rachel’s RR
7 Nov
8 Nov
9 Nov
10 Nov
11 Nov BTR: Christmas at the Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James via Rachel’s RR
AI with Becky Monson, author of Just A Girl via Rachel’s RR
12 Nov BTR: The Snow Song by Sally Gardner, via HQ
S: Meet Me in the Treehouse by Kelly Tink via Rachel’s RR
13 Nov BTR: The Forgotten Gift by Kathleen McGurl via Rachel’s RR
BTR:  It’s Raining Men by Rich Amooi via Rachel’s RR
S: The Purple Shadow by Christopher Bowden via Rachel’s RR
14 Nov
15 Nov BTR: A Body in Seaview Grange by Dee MacDonald via Bookouture
16 Nov
17 Nov BTR: A Little Christmas Hope by Kathryn Freeman via Rachel’s RR
18 Nov BTR: New Beginnings at the Little House in the Sun by Chris Penhall via Rachel’s RR
19 Nov
20 Nov S: Painting Bananas by Amanda Paull via Rachel’s RR
S: Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Hellenic Abduction by Columbkill Noonan via Rachel’s RR
21 Nov BTR: Murder in the Snow (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery Book 4) by Verity Bright via BooksOnTour Bookouture SH
22 Nov
23 Nov BTR: The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside by Jessica Ryn via HQ NG
24 Nov AI with Colette Dixon, author of The Heart of Doctor Steele via Rachel’s RR
25 Nov
26 Nov
27 Nov BTR: Akea – His Mother’s Son by Elizabeth Jade (PB) via Rachel’s RR
28 Nov BTR: A Taste of His Own Medicine by Linda Fawke via Rachel’s RR pbk coming
29 Nov
30 Nov BTR: The Failsafe Query by Michael Jenkins via Emma Walton (Damppebbles)
1 Dec BTR: A Christmas Wedding At The Castle by Eliza J Scott via Rachel’s RR 30 – 6 tbc
2 Dec
3 Dec
4 Dec GP by Aaron Hodges, author of Solo: A Down to Earth Guide for Travelling the World Alone via Rachel’s RR
5 Dec BTR:  A Christmas Wedding At The Castle by Eliza J Scott via Rachel’s RR
6 Dec
7 Dec
8 Dec
9 Dec BTR: The Runes of Destiny by Christina Courtenay via Rachel’s RR
10 Dec
11 Dec
12 Dec
13 Dec
14 Dec
15 Dec
16 Dec
17 Dec
18 Dec
19 Dec
20 Dec BTR: Salt Water Graves by B.R. Spangler via Bookouture #BooksOnTour (NH)
21 Dec
22 Dec
23 Dec
24 Dec
25 Dec
26 Dec
27 Dec
28 Dec
29 Dec R: The Princess and the Rogue by Kate Bateman via St Martin’s Press NG
30 Dec
31 Dec

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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