Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Friday, 24 January 2020

The Christmas Tree Thief by Phillipa Nefri Clark


The Christmas Tree Thief

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



The last thing Charlotte expects to see is someone stealing Christmas trees, but she's determined not to get involved. Especially when some of the locals, including the town police officer, are suspicious of a newcomer like Charlotte.


Unfortunately, trouble has a way of finding Charlotte. When the bookshop becomes a target, she's forced to reconsider her hands-off policy--even if it means putting herself in danger. In order to find the culprit, Charlotte will discover what it really means to live in a small town and that the prospect of becoming a local may not be so bad after all. So long as it involves a spot of sleuthing on the side, of course . . .


The Charlotte Dean Mysteries is a brand new series of mysteries from the author of The Stationmaster's Cottage. Set amongst Victoria's beautiful Macedon Ranges featuring a quirky cast of characters and a dash of danger, it's small town mystery with a unique Australian twist.

Genre: Australian & Oceanian Literature
Approx pages: 240


 The Christmas Tree Thief 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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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Lost Lady by Michael Reidy


Lost Lady

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


1920s Paris. Art. Music. Dance. A girl.Set against the glamour and excitement of 1920s Paris, the events of Lost Lady shadows the life of a young émigré to reveal a microcosm of Russian history. Natasha ekes out a living as an artist’s model, sewing costumes for the ballet and playing the piano for Mme Duflot’s notorious establishment. Befriended by the young Charles Boivet, still finding his feet after the Great War, the girl he knows only as Natasha draws him out and introduces him to the cultural life of les année folles. However, the complex social and political entanglements of the Russian communities threaten her safety and his.Intrigue, conspiracies and rivalries begin to dominate Natasha’s life in this sub-culture and Charles can only watch as she is sucked in.

Genre: Historical Literary Fiction
Approx pages: 201


 Lost Lady 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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Monday, 13 January 2020

The Embroidered Spoon by Jayne Davis


The Embroidered Spoon

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Wales 1817
After refusing every offer of marriage that comes her way, Isolde Farrington is packed off to a spinster aunt in Wales until she comes to her senses.
Rhys Williams, there on business, is turning over his uncle’s choice of bride for him, and the last thing he needs is to fall for an impertinent miss like Izzy – who takes Rhys for a yokel.
Izzy’s new surroundings make her look at life, and Rhys, afresh. But when her father, Lord Bedley, discovers that the situation in Wales is not what he thought, and that Rhys is in trade, a gulf opens for a pair who’ve come to love each other. Will a difference in class keep them apart?

Genre: Historical Regency Fiction
Approx pages: 392


 The Embroidered Spoon 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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Friday, 10 January 2020

The Poseidon Network by Kathryn Gauci


The Poseidon Network

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


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


rom USA TODAY Bestselling Author Kathryn Gauci, comes a mesmerising, emotional espionage thriller that no fan of WWII fiction will want to miss.

“One never knows where fate will take us. Cairo taught me that. Expect the unexpected. Little did I realise when I left London that I would walk out of one nightmare into another.”

1943. SOE agent Larry Hadley leaves Cairo for German and Italian occupied Greece. His mission is to liaise with the Poseidon network under the leadership of the White Rose.

It’s not long before he finds himself involved with a beautiful and intriguing woman whose past is shrouded in mystery.
In a country where hardship, destruction and political instability threaten to split the Resistance, and terror and moral ambiguity live side by side, Larry’s instincts tell him something is wrong.

After the devastating massacre in a small mountain village by the Wehrmacht, combined with new intelligence concerning the escape networks, he is forced to confront the likelihood of a traitor in their midst. But who is it?

Time is running out and he must act before the network is blown. The stakes are high.

From the shadowy souks and cocktail parties of Cairo’s elite to the mountains of Greece, Athens, the Aegean Islands, and Turkey, The Poseidon Network, is an unforgettable cat-and-mouse portrait of wartime that you will not want to put down.

Genre: War & Military Action
Approx pages: 360


The Poseidon Network 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?








Monday, 6 January 2020

Newsletter - January 2020




January Newsletter 2020



Happy New Year
I hope it will be a happy, healthy and peaceful year.



What a busy and exciting year Chill has had with  so many amazing books submitted. This year alone, I have purchased in excess of 260 Amazon vouchers for Chill readers who are scattered all over the world. A page turning amount!

Talking of stats our web site has had over 305,000 hits and averages around 5,000 hits per month.

This last weekend six Year End Awards were made for Book of the Year, Book of the Year Runner Up, Cover of the Year and Cover of the Year Runner up. You can see all Awards for December and Year End below. 





December Awards




Book Cover of the Month
December





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 Cover of the YEAR
2019






Book Cover of the Year 
JOINT Runners Up
2019













Our wonderful sponsor and cover judge, Cathy Helms  also designs stunning book covers, sadly books submitted whose cover has been designed by Cathy, can not be entered into Book Cover of the Month, but it is also important these beautiful covers are highlighted too.





Book of the Year
JOINT Runners Up
2019





Dying To See You by Kerena Swan



The Quarantine Station by Michelle Montebello



Book of the YEAR
2019




Dreaming about Daram by Jessica Redland


A HUGE congratulations to all authors and wishing each and everyone that their books fly off the shelves in 2020.







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...

"I really enjoyed this book. It epitomises why I wanted to become a reader for Chill - introduces me to books and writers I wouldn't otherwise come across. Thank you."








This month on my Blog ....


During January I am beginning a new feature on my Blog, Town Travel, where Chill Award winning authors reveal a town that has left an impression on them. It could be good or not! So pack your overnight case and let's go travelling. 

Town Travel will set of from 8th January, subject to no delays!
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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, New Year and new decade. I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.
Until next time sending sunny smiles.

Hugs


Pauline