Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Foxtrot in Freshby by Awen Thornber


Foxtrot in Freshby

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



When dance teacher Gina Pendleton throws her cheating boyfriend out of her house, she must find a way of earning extra money to pay the bills. The obvious answer is to offer dance classes at her home, even though she knows this will incur the wrath of the owner of the local well-established dance school.

Her life becomes even more fraught when she is targeted by vandals and intruders.

After she meets Chris Jackson, it doesn’t take her long to realise that he is the man of her dreams, especially as he’s also a wonderful dancing partner.

But can she really trust him when it appears that he is hiding something from her?


Genre:  Romance

Approx pages:  199


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Monday, 4 June 2018

Rituals of the Dead by Jennifer S Alderson


Rituals of the Dead

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



Stolen artifacts, a missing anthropologist, and a pesky amateur sleuth.

Art history student Zelda Richardson is working at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam on an exhibition of bis poles from the Asmat region of Papua – the same area where a famous American anthropologist disappeared in 1962. When his journal is found inside one of the bis poles, Zelda is tasked with finding out more about the man’s last days and his connection to these ritual objects.

Zelda is pulled into a world of shady anthropologists, headhunters, missionaries, art collectors, and smugglers – where the only certainty is that sins of the past are never fully erased.

Join Zelda as she grapples with the anthropologist’s mysterious disappearance fifty years earlier, and a present-day murderer who will do anything to prevent her from discovering the truth.

All four mysteries in the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series are stand-alone novels and can be read in any order:

Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery
Holiday Gone Wrong: A Short Mystery Story
The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery
Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery

Related keywords: crime fiction, art theft, art crime, historical fiction, historical mystery, adventure, historical thriller, art history, art mystery, artifact theft, artifacts, museums, anthropology, ethnography, cultural heritage, mystery, thriller, missionaries, suspense, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Leiden, Rotterdam, Papua, Dutch New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, colonial history, Dutch history, Oceania.


Genre:  Historical / International Mystery & Crime

Approx pages:  237


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Friday, 1 June 2018

Cover of the Month for May - Bear with Me by Jessica Redland



Book Cover of the Month

May

Bear with Me



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





Bear with Me is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2018.



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







Thursday, 31 May 2018

PB Special Award goes to No Road To Khartoum by Nigel Seed


No Road To Khartoum

has RECEIVED a


PB Special Award



From the filthy back streets of Dublin to the deserts of the Sudan to fight and die for the British Empire.

Found guilty of stealing bread to feed his starving family, Michael McGuire is offered the “Queen’s Hard Bargain”, go to prison or join the Army. He chooses the Army and, after training in Dublin Castle, his life is changed forever as he is selected to join the ‘Gordon Relief Expedition’ that is being sent south of Egypt to Khartoum, in the Sudan.


Genre:  War & Military
Approx pages:  362







No Road To Khartoum has also received...











Book of the Month - No Road To Khartoum by Nigel Seed


No Road To Khartoum 

has RECEIVED 


Book of the Month Award
for
MAY




From the filthy back streets of Dublin to the deserts of the Sudan to fight and die for the British Empire.

Found guilty of stealing bread to feed his starving family, Michael McGuire is offered the “Queen’s Hard Bargain”, go to prison or join the Army. He chooses the Army and, after training in Dublin Castle, his life is changed forever as he is selected to join the ‘Gordon Relief Expedition’ that is being sent south of Egypt to Khartoum, in the Sudan.


Genre:  War & Military
Approx pages:  362



All books receiving a Book of the Month Award are automatically considered for Book of the Year 2018

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





Monday, 28 May 2018

Forsaking All Other by Catherine Meyrick


Forsaking All Other 

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



England 1585.

Bess Stoughton, waiting woman to the well-connected Lady Allingbourne, has discovered that her father is arranging for her to marry an elderly neighbour. Normally obedient Bess rebels and wrests from her father a year’s grace to find a husband more to her liking.
Edmund Wyard, a taciturn and scarred veteran of England’s campaign in Ireland, is attempting to ignore the pressure from his family to find a suitable wife as he prepares to join the Earl of Leicester’s army in the Netherlands.

Although Bess and Edmund are drawn to each other, they are aware that they can have nothing more than friendship. Bess knows that Edmund’s wealth and family connections place him beyond her reach. And Edmund, with his well-honed sense of duty, has never considered that he could follow his own wishes.

With England on the brink of war and fear of Catholic plots extending even into Lady Allingbourne’s household, time is running out for both of them.


Genre:  Historical Romance

Approx pages:  308


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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

No Road To Khartoum by Nigel Seed


No Road To Khartoum 

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



From the filthy back streets of Dublin to the deserts of the Sudan to fight and die for the British Empire.

Found guilty of stealing bread to feed his starving family, Michael McGuire is offered the “Queen’s Hard Bargain”, go to prison or join the Army. He chooses the Army and, after training in Dublin Castle, his life is changed forever as he is selected to join the ‘Gordon Relief Expedition’ that is being sent south of Egypt to Khartoum, in the Sudan.


Genre:  War & Military 

Approx pages:  362


No Road To Khartoum  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?




Amazon co uk