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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 2022 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. 

12 Nov BTR: It Could Happen by Melissa Baldwin via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Warrior of Mercia by MJ Porter via Rachel’s RR MG BB
13 Nov BTR: Christmas in Bellbird Bay by Maggie Christensen Rachel’s RR
14 Nov BTR: A Little Christmas Panto by Angela Britnell via Rachel’s RR
Double cover reveal for Julie Shackman via Rachel’s RR
15 Nov BTR: A Winter Wish, Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
16 Nov BTR: The Christmas Trip by Sandy Barker via Rachel’s RR NG BB
17 Nov BTR: The Murder Garden by Alice Castle via Bookouture NH
18 Nov BTR: A Secret Escape to Sunshine Island by Georgina Troy  Rachel’s RR BB
19 Nov  R: The Christmas Holiday by Philippa Ashley via Avon Books UK, NG pub 10/11
20 Nov BTR: The Wrong Ghost by Victoria Connelly via Rachel’s RR
BTR: For Richer, For Deader by Helen Golden via Rachel’s RR
21 Nov BTR: Flicker’s Garden Rescue by Jodie Parachini via Rachel’s RR pbk
22 Nov BTR: The Great Christmas Cook Off by Helen Buckley via Rachel’s RR
S: Crazy for You by Domhnall O’Donoghue via Rachel’s RR
23 Nov BTR: Murder at St Saviour’s (A Flora Steele Mystery Book 5) by Merryn Allingham via Bookouture SH #BooksOnTour
24 Nov BTR: Let’s Not Be Friends by Phoebe MacLeod Rachel’s RR NG BB
25 Nov BTR: An Ear for Trouble (Riverbend K-9s Book 2) by K.T. Lee via Rachel’s RR
26 Nov 
27 Nov BTR: Death on the Crags by Jo Allen DCI Satterthwaite #9 via Rachel’s RR 
28 Nov BTR: Murder in an Irish Castle (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery Book 12) by Verity Bright via Bookouture SH #BooksOnTour
29 Nov R: The Sweetheart Fix by Miranda Liasson via Entangled NG 
30 Nov BTR:Christmas on the Riviera by Jennifer Bohnet via Rachel’s RR
AI with author of The Good News Gazette via Rachel’s RR
1 Dec BTR: We Fly Beneath the Stars: An utterly heartbreaking and powerful WW2 novel, based on a true story by Suzanne Kelman via Bookouture SH #BooksOnTour
2 Dec R: Counterfeit Courtship by Synithia Williams via Harlequin Influencer pub 29/11
3 Dec BTR: The Cottage in the Highlands by Julie Shackman Rachel’s RR OMC NG
BTR: by Eliza Scott via Rachel’s RR
4 Dec 
5 Dec x BTR: Hound on a Scrounge by Maria Bucci (Children’s Picture Book) via Rachel’s RR pbk
GP by Kerena Swan, author of Driven via Rachel’s RR
CR: The Venice Secret by Anita Chapman via Rachel’s RR
6 Dec R: Curse of Shadows by AK Wilder via Entangled Teen NG (566 pages!)
BTR: Pets of Park Avenue by Stefanie London via HTP
7 Dec BTR: Pets of Park Avenue by Stefanie London via HTP
8 Dec AI with Colin Garrow, author of The Watson Letters Volume 6: The Haunting of Roderick Usher via Rachel’s RR
9 Dec AI With A.A. Abbott, author of Lies at Her Door via RRR
10 Dec BTR: Clara’s Christmas Magic, Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Death at Beresford Hall (The Adam and Eve Mystery Series Book 4) by Emma Davies via Bookouture NH #BooksOnTour
11 Dec BTR: Chase Her Shadow  by D.K. Hood via Bookouture NH #BooksOnTour
12 Dec BTR: The Girl in the River (Detective Ellie Reeves Book 7) by Rita Herron via Bookouture NH #BooksOnTour
BTR: The Innocent Wife (Detective Josie Quinn Book 16) by Lisa Regan via Bookouture NH #BooksOnTour
13 Dec 
14 Dec BTR: Not Mushroom For Death by Helen Golden via Rachel’s RR 
15 Dec R: Tilly’s Tuscan Teashop by Daisy James KU
16 Dec 
17 Dec BTR: Family Secrets at the Inglenook Inn by Helen Rolfe via Rachel’s RR NG
18 Dec BTR: A Valentine for Christmas by Reese Ryan via Harlequin NG 29/11
19 Dec  BTR: Christmas Ransom by BJ Daniels via Harlequin NG 29/11
20 Dec BTR:Pregnant Princess in Manhattanby Clare Connelly  via Harlequin NG 29/12
21 Dec BTR: Regency Christmas Parties by Annie Burrows; Lara Temple; Joanna Johnson via Harlequin NG 29/12
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27 Dec R: Cinderella and the Duke by Lydia Drake via Entangled Amara (Historical Romance) NG pub 27/12
28 Dec R: Never Cross a Highlander by Lisa Rayne via Entangled Amara (Historical Romance) NG  pub 27/12
29 Dec R: Mail Order Cowboy by Victoria James via Entangled Amara (Contemporary Romance) NG pub 27/12
30 Dec BTR: Her Christmas Redemption by Toni Shiloh via Harlequin NG 29/12
31 Dec 
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5 Jan 
6 Jan BTR: The Catch by Shari Low and Ross King via RRR
7 Jan BTR: The Narrator by KL Slater via Bookouture SH #BooksOnTour
8 Jan 
9 Jan BTR: Heading Home to Lavender Cottage by Alison Sherlock via RRR 9th – 15th ???
10 Jan 
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12 Jan BTR: Because You Loved Me by Beth Moran via RRR
13 Jan BTR: There’s No Place Like Home by Jane Lovering via RRR
14 Jan BTR: A Laird in London by Catherine Tinley via Rachel’s RR
Content for BTR: Blood on the Tyne: Red Snow by Colin Garrow via RRR
15 Jan 
16 Jan BTR: Sunrise with the Silver Surfers by Maddie Please
17 Jan 
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19 Jan BTR: Memories of the Cottage by the Sea by Rebecca Alexander Island Cottage #2 via Bookouture JR
BTR: Death at Crookham Hall by Michelle Salter via RRR
20 Jan 
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22 Jan BTR: Conveniently Wed to the Laird by Jeanine Englert via Rachel’s RR
23 Jan 
24 Jan R: Come What Maybe by Kerri Carpenter via Entangled: Amara
25 Jan BTR: Your Place or Mine? by Portia MacIntosh via RRR
26 Jan 
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28 Jan BTR: Healing Hearts at Bumblebee Barn by Jessica Redland via RRR
29 Jan BTR: Murder in Chianti by T. A. Williams via RRR
30 Jan BTR: A Village Fete Murder by Katie Gayle (Julia Bird Mysteries #3) via Bookouture SH #BooksOnTour
31 Jan 
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11 Feb BTR: Death by a Cornish Cove: An utterly gripping 1920s cozy murder mystery (A Cressida Fawcett Mystery Book 2) by Fliss Chester via Bookouture SH 
12 Feb BTR: Three Widows by Patricia Gibney  Detective Lottie Parker #12 via Bookouture SH 
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23 Feb BTR: Her Final Breath (Detective Amanda Steele Book 7) by Carolyn Arnold via Bookouture NH 
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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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