Somewhere to review books I'm reading without giving away any spoilers!

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. 

1 Mar 
2 Mar BTR: Never Too Late by T. A. Williams via RRR NG Canelo
BTR: A Change of Heart for the Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett via RRR
3 Mar R:The Summer Wedding in Santorini by Samantha Parks via OMC NG pub 2/3
4 Mar 
5 Mar BTR: Where We Belong by Sarah Bennett via RRR BB
6 Mar R: Every Bit a Cowboy by Jennie Marts NG pub 7/3
7 Mar BTR: Now You See Me (Detectives Kane and Alton Book 18) by D.K. Hood via Bookouture NH
8 Mar BTR: An Early Death by Helen Golden (Prequel to A right Royal Cozy Investigation Series) via RRR
9 Mar BTR: Death at Castle Cove by Mary Grand via RRR BB
10 Mar BTR: The Snow Graves by Roger Stelljes via Bookouture JR
R: The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten Little Brown Book Group/Orbit NG pub 9/3
11 Mar BTR: Ten Dates by Rachel Dove via RRR BB 
12 Mar BTR: Kind Hearts & Carrot Cake, Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green via RRR
13 Mar BTR: Love On the Run by Suzie Tullett via RRR 
14 Mar 
15 Mar BTR: Death on Deck  (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery Book 13) by Verity Bright via Bookouture SH #BooksOnTour
BTR: The Night She Vanished by Wendy Dranfield via Bookouture JR#BooksOnTour
16 Mar BTR: An Un Romantic Comedy by Phoebe MacLeod via RRR BB 
17 Mar BTR: Finding Love at Roseford Blooms by Fay Keenan via RRR BB
18 Mar BTR: Shooters by Julia Boggio via RRR
BTR: Ellie-May & her Toy Dragon, Ben by Genna Rowbotham via RRR pbk
19 Mar BTR: A Scottish Country Escape by Julie Shackman via RRR
20 Mar BTR: Murder in the Highlands by Debbie Young via RRR BB
21 Mar 
22 Mar BTR: Murder at Waldenmere Lake by Michelle Salter via RRR BB
23 Mar 
24 Mar BTR: The Lost Mother of Ireland (Starlight Cottages Book 6) by Susanne O’Leary via Bookouture SH 
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26 Mar BTR: Love Notes by Aimee Brown via RRR BB
BTR: Let Your Lips Twitch by R.A. Clarke via RRR
27 Mar BTR: The Accidental Inheritance by Cate Woods via Bookouture SH
28 Mar BTR: A Child’s Goodbye by Ali Mercer via Bookouture NH
R: No Rings Attached by Mona Shroff via Harlequin LW tbc
R: Her Alaskan Return by Belle Calhoune via Harlequin LW tbc 
29 Mar 
30 Mar R: A Most Intriguing Lady by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York via Mills&Boon NG
31 Mar BTR: Summer on the French Riviera by Jennifer Bohnet via RRR BB
1 Apr BTR: My Grandmother’s Inn by Kristin Harper via Bookouture JR pub 31/3
2 Apr BTR: A Manhattan Heiress in Paris by Amanda McCabe via RRR Harlequin
3 Apr BTR: The Little Venice Bookshop by Rebecca Raisin via RRR HQ
4 Apr BTR: The Old Boat Clubhouse by K.T. Dady Pepper Bay #8 via RRR 
5 Apr BTR: Dreams of the Cottage by the Sea by Rebecca Alexander via Bookouture JR
BTR: Always On My Mind by Beth Moran via RRR BB
6 Apr BTR: Coming Home to the Highlands by Lisa Hobman via RRR BB
7 Apr 
8 Apr BTR: Hopeful Hearts at the Cornish Cove by Kim Nash via RRR BB
9 Apr BTR: Summer Nights at the Starfish Café by Jessica Redland via RRR BB
10 Apr BTR: An Unexpected Guest by Hannah Ellis via RRR
11 Apr BTR: Murder in Florence by T. A. Williams via RRR BB
12 Apr 
13 Apr BTR: One Last Summer at Seabreeze Farm by Jo Bartlett via RRR BB 
14 Apr BTR: The Forgotten Palace by Alexandra Walsh via RRR BB
15 Apr BTR: The Little Board Game Cafe by Jennifer Page via RRR Aria
BTR: Better Off Wed by Portia MacIntosh via RRR
16 Apr BTR: Promises Of The Runes by Christina Courtenay via RRR Headline NG
17 Apr BTR: The Irish House by Ann O’Loughlin via Bookouture JR
BTR: A New Year for the Seaside Girls by Tracy Baines via RRR BB
18 Apr BTR: Chasing Dreams on Sunshine Island by Georgina Troy via RRR BB
BTR: Under a Greek Sun by Mandy Baggot via RRR BB
19 Apr 
20 Apr 
21 Apr BTR: The Matchmaker by Catherine Walsh via Bookouture SH
22 Apr BTR: End Game by Liz Mistry via RRR HQ NG 
23 Apr 
24 Apr 
25 Apr BTR: Zora Books Her Happy Ever After by Taj McCoy via HTP, Mira pub 25/4
26 Apr 
27 Apr BTR: The Cruise by Caroline James via RRR OMC NG
BTR: A Secret at the Cottage by the Loch by Kennedy Kerr via Bookouture NH 
28 Apr BTR: Death on Cromer Beach by Ross Greenwood via RRR BB 
29 Apr BTR: Covert in Cairo by Kelly Oliver via RRR BB
30 Apr 
1 May BTR:  The Scottish Ladies’ Detective Agency: A gripping historical cozy mystery set in the Highlands by Lydia Travers via Bookouture SH
2 May 
3 May 
4 May 
5 May BTR: Mystery at Farfield Castle: (An Eve Mallow Mystery Book 10) by Clare Chase via Bookouture NH
6 May BTR: Murder at the Beauty Pageant (A Miss Underhay Mystery Book 12) by Helena Dixon via Bookouture SH
7 May 
8 May BTR: Close Her Eyes by Lisa Reagan (Detective Josie Quinn Book 17) via Bookouture NH 
9 May BTR: The Spirit Girls: A totally gripping paranormal mystery (A Rylan Flynn Mystery Book 1) by Dawn Merriman via SecondSkyBooks NH
10 May 
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14 May 
15 May 
16 May BTR: Escape to Bellbird Bay by Maggie Christensen via RRR
17 May R: The Fury of Kings (The Erland Saga)by R.S. Moule via Second Sky (SciFi) 
18 May 
19 May BTR: Murder at Abbeymead Farm by Merryn Allingham Flora Steele #6 via Bookouture SH #BooksOnTour
20 May 
21 May BTR: Jana’s Brightly Coloured Socks by Sally Fetouh via RRR
22 May 
23 May BTR: The Vanishing of Class 3B by Jackie Kabler via RRR OMC
24 May 
25 May 
26 May BTR: An Italian Island Summer by Sue Moorcroft via RRR Avon, Harper Collins NG
27 May 
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1 Jun 
2 Jun BTR: Hammer of Fate: An utterly gripping fantasy adventure (The Rune Song Trilogy Book 1) by G.N. Gudgion via Second Sky NH
3 Jun 
4 Jun 
5 Jun 
6 Jun BTR: Widow Lake (Detective Ellie Reeves) by Rita Herron via Bookouture NH
7 Jun 
8 Jun R: Lovestruck by Laura Jane Williams via Random House UK, Cornerstone, Penguin NG
9 Jun 
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12 Jun 
13 Jun BTR: Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood via Little Brown Book Group  NG
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20 Jun R: Bookshop Cinderella by Laura Lee Guhrke via Forever tbc
21 Jun BTR: Taken Girls (Detective Amanda Steele Book by Carolyn Arnold via Bookouture NH
22 Jun R: The Trial by Rob Rider via Random House UK NG
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10 Jul 
11 Jul R: Summer of Second Chances by Miranda Liasson via Forever tbc
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14 Aug 
15 Aug R: Skip to the End by Molly James via Forever tbc
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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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