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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Newsletter - JULY




JULY



 Newsletter 2020

#chillawards

#chillwithabook


July brings a new look to Chill's web site. 
A brighter appearance that continues to reflect the wonderful award winning books from independent authors.
I hope you like it!


Talking of winning, here are June's award winning books...




Drum roll, please...


 

Book Cover of the Month
June





A HUGE thank you to Cathy Helms at AvalonGraphics for being our fabulous Judge for Cover of the Month Award.


All authors who receive a Chill with a Book Readers' Award will be considered for BOOK COVER of the MONTH in the month they receive their Award.



Book of the Month
June








The corner stone to Chill Awards is its readers and READERS are "always" NEEDED!
Chill can never have enough readers... 




If you love to read, why not join the reading panel for Chill Awards?

If members of your family or your friends are interested in joining Chill to be a reader, please ask them to email me. Pauline

Chill readers receive Amazon vouchers so they can download to their Kindle / e-reader any book they choose from the Award Programme and no reviews are required.

More information Here


What one reader said about reading for Chill...

"This month I read a great book from an author I had never heard of before. I will certainly be recommending and reading more from this author."





This month on my Blog ....




In the coming weeks I am shining a light on a few charities who like everyone, are struggling to survive. Some wonderful people share their stories about their charity.
The stories are heartwarming and a little emotional too.

Ros Rendle shines a light on the Evergreen Trust with a beautiful story about a WW2 hero

Helen Hollick talks about Moorland Mousie Trust and the Exmoor Pony Centre






Once again, a very special thank you to all Chill's readers who read and evaluate the mountain of books submitted.


I thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart for being part of this amazing Award Programme helping to shine a light on great Independent Author Published Books



As always, thank you for taking the time to read Chill's Newsletter. Wishing you a wonderful month, please look after yourself and your family.
As always, I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.
Until next time sending sunny smiles.

Hugs


Pauline


Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Book of the MONTH - June

Book of the Month Award

June






Who’d have thought that I, plain old Agatha Trout, could ever be brave enough to open a sex shop in Frambleberry. Well, I certainly wouldn’t have been if it wasn’t for my crazy best pal, Coco. There’s no way I could have done it without her. And I certainly would never have gone to that sex trade show…
Aggie Trout
Agatha Trout didn’t know she was about to be made redundant. In fact, she’d been perfectly content working as a Greek Mythology librarian until she didn’t have the job anymore. She didn’t even know she’d had a Great Aunt Petunia either, until she was left a corner shop in the woman’s will.

But it isn’t just any old corner shop–it's a corner shop that needs something unique, something the town of Frambleberry has never seen before. Influenced by her confident best friend, Coco, Agatha is soon convinced that there’s only one way to go: a classy sex shop.

While some of the townspeople are clutching their pearls in horror, others are open to the new experiences this shop offers. But not everyone in Frambleberry is convinced. Will the women soldier on in the face of violent threats or will their fears get the best of them—and their new venture—before it even gets off the ground?

Aphrodite’s Closet is the first cheeky chick-lit novel in the Frambleberry Collection. If you like quirky characters, laugh-out-loud moments, plenty of mystery and endearing friendships, then you’ll love Suzy Turner’s Aphrodite’s Closet.

Genre: Women's Humorous Fiction
Pages: 276







Monday, 29 June 2020

Cover of the MONTH - June



Book Cover of the Month

June





HUGE thanks to  Designer, Cathy Helms at Avalon Graphics for selecting this month's cover of the Month.



Caught Between
is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2020




All books receiving a Chill with a Readers' Award in June will automatically be considered for Book Cover of the Month – July.






Friday, 26 June 2020

Aphrodite's Closet by Suzy Turner


Aphrodite's Closet

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

This book is shortlisted for Book of the Month.


Who’d have thought that I, plain old Agatha Trout, could ever be brave enough to open a sex shop in Frambleberry. Well, I certainly wouldn’t have been if it wasn’t for my crazy best pal, Coco. There’s no way I could have done it without her. And I certainly would never have gone to that sex trade show…
Aggie Trout
Agatha Trout didn’t know she was about to be made redundant. In fact, she’d been perfectly content working as a Greek Mythology librarian until she didn’t have the job anymore. She didn’t even know she’d had a Great Aunt Petunia either, until she was left a corner shop in the woman’s will.

But it isn’t just any old corner shop–it's a corner shop that needs something unique, something the town of Frambleberry has never seen before. Influenced by her confident best friend, Coco, Agatha is soon convinced that there’s only one way to go: a classy sex shop.

While some of the townspeople are clutching their pearls in horror, others are open to the new experiences this shop offers. But not everyone in Frambleberry is convinced. Will the women soldier on in the face of violent threats or will their fears get the best of them—and their new venture—before it even gets off the ground?

Aphrodite’s Closet is the first cheeky chick-lit novel in the Frambleberry Collection. If you like quirky characters, laugh-out-loud moments, plenty of mystery and endearing friendships, then you’ll love Suzy Turner’s Aphrodite’s Closet.

Genre: Women's Humorous Fiction
Pages: 276


Aphrodite's Closet was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?






Saturday, 20 June 2020

Caught Between by Jeannie McLean


Caught Between

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award




The body of sixteen-year-old Jasmine Dunn is washed up on a rocky foreshore in Auckland. The next day, her mother's body is found on a deserted beach.

Tova Tan lives downstairs from the Dunns and was seen arguing with Jasmine. Known to the police following the high-profile death of her mother a year ago, Tova becomes their main suspect. Then the investigating officer unearths a motive that puts her wealthy father under suspicion too.
When Tova's half-brother is also implicated, her loyalty to him drags her deep into his seedy lifestyle. The police suspect Tova knows more than she's telling, although an unlikely ally appears in Constable Finn McIntosh who's less inclined than his colleagues to jump to conclusions.

But can Tova trust him?

Searching her parents' past for a truth that could save her family, Tova finds herself caught in a dangerous and illicit world where she will have to fight for her very survival.


Genre: Thriller
Pages: 

 Caught Between was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?




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