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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. 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, 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 Mar BTR: Distorted Days by Louise Worthington via Rachel’s RR
Esme’s Wish via Rachel’s RR (MG/YA 10-14)
8 Mar BTR: BEFORE HE VANISHED by Debra Webb (Harlequin Intrigue)
9 Mar BTR: Flawless Foundations by Lauren Helms – 425 Madison #5
S: Starchild 3: The Healing Stone by Vacen Taylor via Rachel’s RR
10 Mar BTR: Helene by Karl Drinkwater via Rachel’s RR (SF)
11 Mar BTR: Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay by Katie Ginger via HQ
BTR: Queen of Bones by Teresa Dovalpage via Rachel’s RR
12 Mar R: The Word-Keeper by Veronica Del Valle
13 Mar BTR: The Lilac House by Barbara Josselsohn via Bookouture
BTR: The School of Starting Over by Lisa Swift via Rachel’s RR
14 Mar BTR: The Lazarus Charter  via Rachel’s RR
15 Mar BTR: Tooth and Blade by Julian Barr via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The Chapel by Jess B Moore via Rachel’s RR
16 Mar CR: TITLE TBD by Katy Ames – 425 Madison #7 tbc
AI with Jo Johnson, author of Surviving Me via Rachel’s RR
17 Mar R: The Book of Us by Andrea Michael via NG
18 Mar S: Game Changer by Lasairiona McMaster via Rachel’s RR
19 Mar BTR: A Prisoner in the Sun by Isobel Blackthorn via Rachel’s RR
20 Mar BTR: Five Minutes, Alfie! by Lily Mae Walters & illustrated by Jack Foster via Rachel’s RR
21 Mar S: Empire’s Exile by Marian L Thorpe via Rachel’s RR
22 Mar BTR: The New Guy by Kathryn Freeman via Rachel’s RR
23 Mar BTR: Love Under Protection by Aubree Valentine – 425 Madison #6 tbc
24 Mar S: On a Falling Tide by Georgia Hill via Rachel’s RR
25 Mar CR: The Charm Bracelet by Ella Allbright via Rachel’s RR
S: Death in the Sound; The Versipellis Mystery Series Book Two by Rhen Garland via Rachel’s RR
26 Mar BTR: Lemon Drizzle Mondays at the Little Duck Pond Café by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Point of No Return by Tanya Jean Russell via Rachel’s RR
R: The Break Up by Tilly Tennant
27 Mar R: An Exhibition of Murder by Vivian Conroy
28 Mar AI: Rachel Walkley, author of Beyond the Yew Tree via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Summer at the Highland Coral Beach by Kiley Dunbar via Rachel’s RR
29 Mar BTR: Clover Cottage by Christie Barlow via Rachel’ RR
BTR: One Last Shot by Stephen Anthony Brotherton via Rachel’s RR
30 Mar CR: The Senator’s Secret by Jennifer Rebecca – 425 Madison #8 tbc
BTR: A Question of Country by Sue Parritt via Rachel’s RR
31 Mar BTR: Summer in Provence by Lucy Coleman via Rachel’s RR
R: Cowboy for Hire by Victoria James via Entangled: Amara/NG
1 Apr BTR: Redeeming the Reclusive Earl by Virginia Heath via Rachel’s RR
2 Apr BTR: The Warrior Knight and the Widow by Ella Matthews via Rachel’s RR
R: My Greek Island Summer by Mandy Baggot via Aria
3 Apr BTR: Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa via Inkyard Press/HQ/Justine Sha
4 Apr R: Dark Corners by Darren O’Sullivan via NG HQ (pub 2/4) ??
5 Apr AI with SV Bekvalac, author of iRemember via Rachel’s RR
6 Apr BTR: TITLE TBD by Katy Ames – 425 Madison #7 tbc
7 Apr BTR: Burying Bad News by Paula Williams via Rachel’s RR
8 Apr BTR: The Gift of Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May via Rachel’s RR
BTR: A Train From Penzance to Paris by Laura Briggs
9 Apr BTR: The Tower by Anne-Marie Ormsby via Rachel’s RR
10 Apr BTR: New Year New Guy by Angela Britnell via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Spider Games by K. J. McGillick via Rachel’s RR
S: Daylight’s Deadly Kiss by Jay Raven via Rachel’s RR
11 Apr BTR: Brittle’s Academy for The Magically Unstable : Charlie Makes a Discovery by Lily Mae Walters via Rachel’s RR
12 Apr BTR: The Book Lovers by Victoria Connelly via Rachel’s RR
S: Worth Fighting For by Lasairiona McMaster via Rachel’s RR
13 Apr CR: Let Me Stay by MK Moore – 425 Madison #9 tbc
BTR: That Night in Paris by Sandy Barker via Rachel’s RR
14 Apr BTR: A Shop Girl at Sea by Rachel Brimble via Vicky @ Aria
BTR: Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr via Sam @HarperCollins
15 Apr BTR: Trust In You by Julia Firlotte via Rachel’s RR
16 Apr BTR: My Year of Saying No by Maxine Morrey via Rachel’s RR
17 Apr BTR: Rules for a Successful Book Club by Victoria Connelly via Rachel’s RR
(Post Amazon review for Sunrise over Sapphire Bay by Holly Martin)
18 Apr BTR: The Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James via Rachel’s RR
19 Apr BTR: The Gin Lover’s Guide to Dating by Nina Kaye via Rachel’s RR
20 Apr BTR: The Senator’s Secret by Jennifer Rebecca – 425 Madison #8 tbc
21 Apr BTR: Broken Silence via Sian HQ
22 Apr BTR: Natural Born Readers by Victoria Connelly via Rachel’s RR
23 Apr BTR: Art and Soul by Claire Huston via Rachel’s RR
24 Apr BTR: My Greek Island Summer by Mandy Baggot via Vicky @ Aria/HeadofZeus
25 Apr BTR: Sunrise over Sapphire Bay by Holly Martin
26 Apr AI with Roxana Valea , author of Through Dust and Dreams. The Story of an African Adventure via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Scenes from a Country Bookshop by Victoria Connelly via Rachel’s RR
27 Apr
28 Apr BTR: Sunshine Over Bluebell Cliff by Della Galton via Rachel’s RR
BTR: A Thoughtful Woman by K.T. Findlay via Rachel’s RR
29 Apr BTR: Barefoot on the Beach by Katlyn Duncan via Rachel’s RR
30 Apr BTR: Marrow Jam by Susan A King via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Willow’s Wedding Vows by Debbie Viggiano via Rachel’s RR
1 May BTR: Chasing Moonbeams in Merriment Bay by Emily Harvale via Rachel’s RR
2 May BTR: The First Date by Zara Stoneley via Rachel’s RR
AI with T. E Kessler, author of Holding out for a Hero via Rachel’s RR
3 May BTR: Let Me Stay by MK Moore – 425 Madison #9 tbc
4 May BTR: Dreaming of Italy by T. A. Willams via Rachel’s RR
5 May
6 May AI with Charles Nevin, author of Sometimes in Bath via Rachel’s RR
AI with T L Mahrt, author of Withstanding the Enemy via Rachel’s RR
7 May R: Sing Me A Secret by Julie Houston via Aria/NetGalley
8 May S+E: In Two Minds by K.T. Findlay via Rachel’s RR
9 May BTR: Just Another Silly Love Song by Rich Amooi via Rachel’s RR
10 May BTR: A Shop Girl At Sea by Rachel Brimble via Rachel’s RR
11 May R: Lost Solace by Karl Drinkwater
12 May BTR: Josie James and The Teardrops of Summer and Josie James and The Velvet Knife by Lily Mae Walters via Rachel’s RR (2 MG Books)
13 May
14 May S: Questions of Perspective by Daniel Maunz via Rachel’s RR
S: Always Been You by Lasairiona McMaster via Rachel’s RR
The Summer of Falling in Love via Rachel’s RR
BTR: The Lazarus Charter by Tony Bassett via Rachel’s RR
15 May BTR: The Little Village of New Starts by Donna Ashcroft via Bookouture (NH)
S: Blue Hollow by Cheryl Rees-Price via Rachel’s RR
16 May BTR: Sing Me A Secret by Julie Houston via Victoria Joss
BTR: The Secret of the Chateau by Kathleen McGurl. Is Rachel’s RR
17 May BTR:  Her Last Mistake by Carla Kovach via Bookouture (Noelle)
18 May R: Chasing Solace by Karl Drinkwater
19 May AI: A Ration Book Wedding by Jean Fullerton via Rachel’s RR
BTR: When Darkness Begins by Tina O’Hailey via Rachel’s RR
20 May
21 May
22 May BTR: JoJo’s French Escape by Lorraine Wilson via Rachel’s RR
23 May
24 May
25 May
26 May
27 May
28 May
29 May
30 May
31 May
1 Jun
2 Jun BTR: Water’s Edge by Gregg Olsen via Bookouture (NH)
3 Jun BTR: Murder on a Mississippi Steamboat by Leighann Dobbs via Bookouture (SH)
4 Jun R: Growing Up For Beginners by Claire Calman
5 Jun
6 Jun
7 Jun Seven and a Half Minutes by Roxana Valea – content 7-10 tbc
8 Jun
9 Jun BTR: First Shot by John Ryder via Bookouture (NH) 
10 Jun GP by Roxana Valea, author of Seven and a Half Minutes via Rachel’s RR
11 Jun
12 Jun
13 Jun
14 Jun
15 Jun BTR: The Summer of Taking Chances by Lynne Shelby via Rachel’s RR
16 Jun
17 Jun
18 Jun
19 Jun
20 Jun
21 Jun
22 Jun
23 Jun
24 Jun
25 Jun BTR: Tell That To My Heart by Eliza J Scott via Rachel’s RR
26 Jun
27 Jun
28 Jun
29 Jun
30 Jun
1 Jul
2 Jul
3 Jul
4 Jul
5 Jul
6 Jul
7 Jul
8 Jul
9 Jul
10 Jul
11 Jul
12 Jul
13 Jul BTR: Flying Solo by Zoe May via Rachel’s RR
14 Jul BTR: A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee via St Martin’s Griffin tbc Natalie Tsay ??
15 Jul
16 Jul
17 Jul
18 Jul
19 Jul
20 Jul
21 Jul
22 Jul
23 Jul R: Night Falls, Still Missing by Helen Callaghan via NG Penguin Michael Joseph
24 Jul
25 Jul
26 Jul
27 Jul
28 Jul
29 Jul
30 Jul
31 Jul
1 Aug
2 Aug
3 Aug
4 Aug
5 Aug
6 Aug
7 Aug
8 Aug R: The Summer Villa by Melissa Hill via HQ
9 Aug BTR: As Luck Would Have It by Zoe May via Rachel’s RR
10 Aug
11 Aug
12 Aug
13 Aug
14 Aug
15 Aug
16 Aug
17 Aug
18 Aug
19 Aug
20 Aug
21 Aug
22 Aug
23 Aug
24 Aug
25 Aug
26 Aug
27 Aug
28 Aug BTR: The Charm Bracelet by Ella Allbright via Rachel’s Rr
29 Aug
30 Aug
31 Aug

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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