Elaine White's Life in Books

The Author

 

Elaine White is the author of multi-genre romance, covering everything from paranormal, crime and contemporary. Growing up in a small town and fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. Living vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, she lives comfortably at home with a pack of wolves cleverly disguised as one standard poodle. The Winner of two Watty Awards – Collector's Dream (An Unpredictable Life) and Hidden Gem (Faithfully) – and an Honourable Mention in 2016's Rainbow Awards (A Royal Craving) she has explored the worlds of multiple genres, but remains a romantic at heart. A self-professed geek, Elaine has fallen in love with reading and writing LGBT romance, offering diversity in both genre and character within her stories.

 

The Reviewer

 

I’m an author and reader, who just can’t get away from books. I discovered the MM genre a few years ago and became addicted.

Top #50 UK reviewer on Goodreads
#1 reviewer on Divine Magazine

Facts About Me: My 2018 TBR: Netgalley

I have LOADS of books on my TBR list for 2018. I have about 250 just for Netgalley, not including a mountain of paperbacks that I bought throughout the year, and a whole lot more e-books that I bought or that were on sale over the last year or two.

This post will focus on those books that I've been accepted for on Netgalley. The list is now a lot more than it was at the beginning of the year; a whopping 354 books (as we speak). I've actually created two spreadsheets to divide my lists and make them more readable; one is for series books and the other for solo novels. This means that I can view at a glance the series books, how many more are in the series and how many I've already worked through. Once a book is read, I delete it from my list so that I can view how many are left in total.

The one problem I've found with Netgalley is that most of the books are ARC's, which means they're not always on Amazon or Goodreads when they come up for request. That means that I can request a book and not know that it's part of a series until months later, perhaps before I've started reading it. Which means that my TBR list grows exponentially. Such as when I was approved a book that, eventually, turned out to be book #4 in a series. So, I had to go and buy the other 3 books, because I cannot abide reading a series out of order.

The books listed here are the ones that I've already marked to be read this year. There are a mountain more to be read, but these are the ones that I'm trying to get done first.

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SERIES

44 Scotland Street 1-12, by Alexander McCall Smith (1 for Netgalley)

Alex Cross 1-20, by James Patterson (2 for Netgalley)

Blackstone 1-6, by Richard Falkirk

Hell Divers 1-3, by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Bitter Moon Saga 1-4, by Amy Lane

Ishmael Jones 1-3, by Simon R. Green (1 for Netgalley)

Kingfountain 1-6, by Jeff Wheeler (3 for Netgalley)

Maeve Kerrigan 1-7, by Jane Casey (2 for Netgalley)

Miss Phryne Fisher 6-19, by Kerry Greenwood (4 for Netgalley)

The Copper Cat 1-3, by Jen Williams

Yancy Lazarus 1-4, by James A. Hunter

The Vengeance Trilogy 1-3, by Devin Madson (1 for Netgalley)

David Raker 1-9, by Tim Weaver (3 for Netgalley)

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SOLO NOVELS

A Son of the Sun, by Fabien Nury

The Atrocities, by Jeremy C. Shipp

NuBiAh, by Thomas Jones

Forward the Hunt, by Lotus Oakes

Evergreen, by Geneva Vand

Experiment Number Six, by Mina MacLeod

The Adventures of Technicality Man, by Jessica Meats

Brass Automaton, by Mark Gardner

Hammers on Bone, by Cassandra Khaw

Archer Coe and the Thousand Natural Shocks, Vol. 1, by Jamie Rich

The Falcon of Sparta, by Conn Iggulden

The Forbidden Harbour, Vol. 1, by Teresa Radic

Guess Who, by Chris McGeorge

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As you can see, I probably won't be able to get all of these read in 2018 (or what's left of it) but I'm certainly going to try. If you've read any of these, I'd love to know your thoughts (good or bad) and if you're intrigued by them, check them out! I've included the links to the Goodreads pages so that you can read the blurbs if you want to.

Happy Reading!

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