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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 – and even some that are next year, too. 

6 Nov BTR: Under the Mistletoe by Sue Moorcroft via Rachel’s RR 
7 Nov BTR: The Girl from Bletchley Park by Kathleen McGurl via Rachel’s RR 
8 Nov BTR: I’ll Be Home For Christmas by M W Arnold via Rachel’s RR
BTR: Girl at Christmas by Rhoda Baxter via Rachel’s RR (novella)
9 Nov 
10 Nov BTR: A Match Made in Venice by Leonie Mack via Rachel’s RR
11 Nov R: A Special Cornish Christmas by Phillipa Ashley via NG
R: Stolen Ones (DI Kim Stone #15) by Angela Marsons
R: On a Night Like This by Lindsey Kelk via Harper Collins NG
12 Nov R: Raven by Sam Michaels via Aria/Head of Zeus NG pub 11/11
13 Nov 
14 Nov BTR: Murder on the Pier (A Flora Steele Mystery Book 2) by Merryn Allingham via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
15 Nov BTR: Murder at the Abbey by Frances Evesham via Rachel’s RR
BBR: Erma Does The Math by Ann Strawn via Rachel’s RR
16 Nov 
17 Nov BTR: The Amsterdam Affair by Kate Frost via Rachel’s RR
18 Nov BTR: Sisters Behaving Badly by Maddie Please via Rachel’s RR
19 Nov BTR: The New Wife by Sue Watson via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
20 Nov BTR: The Boy Who Breathed Underwater by Izzy Rees Children’s (4-8) pbk via Rachel’s RR
21 Nov BTR: The King Who Didn’t Like Snow by Jocelyn Porter Children’s (3-8) pbk via Rachel’s RR
22 Nov BTR: White Wedding by Carla Luna via Rachel’s RR
23 Nov 
24 Nov BTR: Fallen Angel by D.K. Hood via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
BTR: Horsing Around by Lexi Rees via Rachel’s RR pbk
S: The Arcane by Andrew S. French via Rachel’s RR
25 Nov R: The Imperfect Art of Caring by Jessica Ryn vis HQ/NG
26 Nov BTR: The Knight’s Convenient Alliance by Melissa Oliver via Rachel’s RR
GP by Julie Stock, author of A Leap of Faith at the Vineyard via Rachel’s RR
27 Nov BTR: The New Land by Daisy Bourne via Rachel’s RR
28 Nov BTR: The Hostage: A totally gripping action thriller by John Ryder via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
BTR: DM by NH via SH
29 Nov BTR: Death on a Winter’s Day by Verity Bright via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
30 Nov R: Hunter’s Hope by Alyssa Day via Entangled: Amara NG
1 Dec BTR: Beauty And The Reclusive Millionaire by Rachael Stewart via Rachel’s RR
AI with Rosie Dean, author of Toni’s Blind Date via Rachel’s RR
2 Dec 
3 Dec BTR: The Memory Bones (Detective Casey White Book 5) by B.R. Spangler via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
GP by Kathy L Wheeler and/or Amanda McCabe – Gaming Hell Christmas via Rachel’s RR
4 Dec BTR: Snow Falls over Sunnybrook (LDPC) by Rosie Green via Rachel’s RR
5 Dec 
6 Dec 
7 Dec BTR: The Girl in the Ground (Nikki Hunt Book 4) by Stacy Green via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
BTR: My First Animal Moves by Darryl Edwards via Rachel’s RR pbk
8 Dec BTR: Murder at the Castle (A Belinda Penshurst Mystery Book 2) by Lisa Cutts via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
9 Dec BTR: A Winter Wedding at Mistletoe Gate Farm by Helen J Rolfe via Rachel’s RR
R: The Girl Upstairs by Georgina Lees via OMC NG
10 Dec BTR: Daughters of Magpie Cove by Kennedy Kerr via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
BTR: A Cosy Countryside Christmas by Eliza J Scott via Rachel’s RR
11 Dec BTR: Vanishing Point (Detective Megan Carpenter #4) by Greg Olsen via Bookouture #BooksOnTour
12 Dec BTR: The Golden Girls’ Getaway by Judy Leigh via Rachel’s RR
13 Dec BTR: The Drowning Girls by Lisa Regan via Bookouture #BookOnTour NH
14 Dec AI with D. A. Baden, author of Habitat Man via Rachel’s RR
15 Dec 
16 Dec 
17 Dec BTR: Her Dying Wish by Carla Kovach via Bookouture #BookOnTour JR
18 Dec BTR: The Lost Promise of Ireland (Starlight Cottages Book 3) by Susanne O’Leary via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH 
19 Dec 
20 Dec 
21 Dec 
22 Dec 
23 Dec 
24 Dec 
25 Dec 
26 Dec 
27 Dec 
28 Dec 
29 Dec 
30 Dec 
31 Dec 
1 Jan 
2 Jan 
3 Jan 
4 Jan 
5 Jan 
6 Jan 
7 Jan 
8 Jan BTR: A Wedding at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland via Rachel’s RR
9 Jan BTR: A Spring Surprise For The Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett via Rachel’s RR
10 Jan BTR: Mystery at Magpie Lodge by Clare Chase via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
11 Jan 
12 Jan BTR: Heartcross Castle by Christie Barlow via Rachel’s RR
13 Jan 
14 Jan 
15 Jan BTR: The Night of The Party by Anna-Lou Weatherley via Bookouture #BooksOnTour JR
16 Jan BTR: Hunter’s Rules by Val Penny and A Nose for Mischief (Riverbend K-9s Book 1) by K.T. Leedate both via Rachel’s RR tbc 16 – 19th
17 Jan 
18 Jan 
19 Jan 
20 Jan 
21 Jan BTR: Anything You Can Do by B R Maycock via Rachel’s RR
22 Jan BTR: A Secret at Tansy Falls by Cate Woods via Bookouture #BooksOnTour SH
23 Jan 
24 Jan 
25 Jan 
26 Jan 
27 Jan BTR: Lost Graves (Boyle & Keneally Book 2) by S.A. Dunphy via Bookouture SH
28 Jan 
29 Jan 
30 Jan 
31 Jan 
1 Feb 
2 Feb BTR: Stolen Angels (Detective Ellie Reeves Book 5) by Rita Herron via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
3 Feb 
4 Feb 
5 Feb 
6 Feb 
7 Feb 
8 Feb 
9 Feb 
10 Feb 
11 Feb BTR: Don’t Look Back (Detectives Kane and Alton crime novella) by D. K. Hood via Bookouture #BooksOnTour JR
12 Feb BTR: Death in Disguise (An Adam and Eve Mystery#1) by Emma Davies via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
13 Feb BTR: Black Orchid Girls (Detective Amanda Steele Book 4) by Carolyn Arnold via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
14 Feb 
15 Feb 
16 Feb 
17 Feb R: This Charming Man by CK McDonnell via NG Random House/Bantam Press
18 Feb 
19 Feb 
20 Feb BTR: Murder in First Class (A Miss Underhay Mystery) by Helena Dixon via Bookouture #BooksOnTour NH
21 Feb 
22 Feb 
23 Feb 
24 Feb 
25 Feb 
26 Feb 
27 Feb 
28 Feb BTR: The Body on the Moor: A completely unputdownable mystery thriller Inspired by a true crime by Rebecca Griffiths via Bookouture NH  #BooksOnTour

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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