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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.

7 Jan
8 Jan BTR: A Greek Affair by Linn B Halton via Rachel’s RR
9 Jan
10 Jan AI: Karma Never Loses An Address by K. J. McGillick via Rachel’s RR
11 Jan
12 Jan BTR: Island of Secrets by Diane Demetre via Rachel’s RR
13 Jan BTR: There’s Something About A Cowboy by Rich Amooi  via Rachell’s RR
Q&A: The Uncompromising Lord Glint by Virginia Heath via Rachel’s RR
14 Jan CR: The Talisman – Molly’s Story by Eliza J Scott via Rachel’s RR
15 Jan BTR: The Road To Alexader by Jennifer Macaire via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Wicked Game by Jo Lambert via Rachel’s RR
16 Jan BTR: Colder than Ice by Jane Galaxy via Barclay PR tbc
17 Jan S; Spiral Into Darkness by Joseph Lewis via Rachel’s RR
18 Jan BTR: The Ring of Gilly Wood by Ruth Banister via Rachel’s RR (MG)
19 Jan BTR: The Hairy Hand by Robin Bennett via Rachel’s RR (MG)
20 Jan BTR: Awakening the Trinity by Brittany Elise via Rachel’s RR (YA)
21 Jan BTR: The Monsoon Ghost Image by Tom Vater via Rachel’s RR
22 Jan BTR: Flare Up by Shannon Stacey via Barclay PR tbc
23 Jan Q&A: Mask of the Gods by Karen Furk via Rachel’s RR
24 Jan
25 Jan BTR: Whisper to me via Rachel’s RR
26 Jan
27 Jan AI: Isabella Muir – The Forgotten Children via Rachel’s RR
28 Jan BTR: Love Heart Lane by Christie Barlow via Rachel’s RR
29 Jan
30 Jan BTR: At the End of Summer by June Moonbridge via Rachel’s RR
31 Jan S: An Unconventional Affair Book 2, A Risk Worth Sharing by Mollie Blake via Rachel’s RR
1 Feb BTR: The Cocktail Bar by Isabella May via Rachel’s RR
2 Feb BTR: Revenge on the Rye by Alice Castle via Rachel’s RR
3 Feb
4 Feb BTR: The Drumbeats Trilogy by Julia Ibbotson bk1 Rachel’s RR
5 Feb BTR: A Matter of Latitude by Isobel Blackthorn via Faye Rogers
6 Feb BTR: Street Cat Blues by Alison O’Leary via Rachel’s RR
7 Feb BTR: The Talisman – Molly’s Story by Eliza J Scott via Rachel’s RR
8 Feb BTR: Winning the Cowboy’s Heart by Karen Rock via Prism Book Tours tbc
9 Feb BTR: The Secret to Falling in Love by Victoria Cooke via Rachel’s RR
10 Feb
11 Feb BTR: One Last Prayer for the Rays by Wes Markin via Rachel’s RR
12 Feb
13 Feb BTR: You Can’t Make Old Friends by Tom Trott via Rachel’s RR
14 Feb GP: The Ghostly Father by Sue Barnard via Rachel’s RR
BTR: A Rebel at Pennington’s by Rachel Brimble via Rachel’s RR
15 Feb
16 Feb
17 Feb
18 Feb
19 Feb BTR: An Impossible Thing Called Love by Belinda Missen via Rachel’s RR
20 Feb CR: A Little Hotel in Cornwall by Laura Briggs via Rachel’s RR
21 Feb
22 Feb
23 Feb
24 Feb
25 Feb
26 Feb
27 Feb
28 Feb BTR: Daring Dreamer by Deborah King via Faye Rogers
1 Mar
2 Mar
3 Mar
4 Mar
5 Mar
6 Mar
7 Mar
8 Mar
9 Mar
10 Mar
11 Mar BTR: Thicker Than Water by Rachel Maclean via Rachel’s RR
12 Mar BTR: The Cornish Lady by Nicola Pryce via Rachel’s RR
13 Mar
14 Mar
15 Mar BTR: No Place Like Home by Maxine Morrey via Rachel’s RR
16 Mar
17 Mar
18 Mar BTR: Fox Halt Farm by Celia Moore via Rachel’s RR
19 Mar
20 Mar BTR: The Forgotten Secret by Kathleen McGurl via Rachel’s RR
21 Mar BTR: Clarissa’s Warning by Isobel Blackthorn via Rachel’s RR
22 Mar AI: The Saxon Wolves by Penny Ingham Rachel’s RR
23 Mar BTR: Let’s Make Pom Poms by Katie Scott  via Rachel’s RR
24 Mar
25 Mar BTR: Sea of Lies by Rachel Maclean via Rachel’s RR
26 Mar
27 Mar
28 Mar
29 Mar
30 Mar
31 Mar
1 Apr
2 Apr
3 Apr
4 Apr BTR: The Earl’s Runaway Governess by Catherine Tinley via Rachel’s RR
5 Apr BTR: Island in the Sun by Janice Horton via Rachel’s RR
6 Apr
7 Apr
8 Apr BTR: Culmfield Cuckoo by Celia Moore via Rachel’s RR
9 Apr
10 Apr
11 Apr
12 Apr
13 Apr
14 Apr
15 Apr
16 Apr
17 Apr
18 Apr
19 Apr
20 Apr
21 Apr
22 Apr AI: Joseph Lewis (Caught in a Web) via Rachel’s RR
23 Apr
24 Apr
25 Apr
26 Apr
27 Apr
28 Apr
29 Apr
30 Apr BTR: A Little Hotel in Cornwall by Laura Briggs via Rachel’s RR

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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