Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Saturday, 15 December 2018

No Once Can Hear You by Nikki Crutchley


No One Can Hear You
has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book PREMIER READERS’ Award




The Premier Readers’ Awards are honoured to books that receive exceptional high praise from Chill Readers.

'He said that they’d let me go on purpose. That they could easily find me if they wanted to. He said that they didn’t want me. That I was too much trouble. He said if I went to the cops, he’d know. If I told Sonya, he’d know. If I talked to friends or teachers, he’d know. He told me to pretend it didn’t happen. He told me to consider it a compliment, that I was too strong. His last words to me were, ‘Just forget’.

Troubled teen Faith Marsden was one of several girls abducted from Crawton, a country town known for its picturesque lake and fertile farmland. Unlike the others, she escaped, though sixteen years on she still bears the emotional and physical scars.

Zoe Haywood returns to Crawton to bury her estranged mother Lillian, who has taken her own life. As she and Faith rekindle their high-school friendship, they discover notes left by Lillian that point to two more young women who recently disappeared from Crawton. But Lillian’s confused ramblings leave them with more questions than answers.

As Faith and Zoe delve deeper into the mystery, they become intent on saving the missing women, but in doing so are drawn into Auckland’s hidden world of drugs, abduction and murder. And then Faith decides to confront the mastermind – on her own.

Genre:  Women Sleuth / Crime
Approx pages:  282


No One Can Hear You 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?








Thursday, 13 December 2018

The Field Where I Died by Melissa Bowersock


The Field Where I Died
has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Devon Muir has always been fascinated with the Civil War. When he discovers that his fourth great-grandfather fought at pivotal battles like Antietam and Gettysburg, he is compelled to follow in his ancestor’s footsteps and experience the battlefields on his own. What he doesn’t count on is dreaming about a battle every night—and being killed every time. Now his exploration of battlefields becomes a different kind of quest as he struggles to understand who is the soldier he becomes in his dream, and who is the woman whose face he sees as he lays dying.

Genre:  Occult
Approx pages:  150


The Field Where I Died 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?








Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The Cold Light of Dawn by Anna Belfrage


The Cold Light of Dawn
has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


After Henry of Lancaster’s rebellion has been crushed early in 1329, a restless peace settles over England. However, the young Edward III is no longer content with being his regents’ puppet, no matter that neither Queen Isabella nor Roger Mortimer show any inclination to give up their power. Caught in between is Adam de Guirande, torn between his loyalty to the young king and that to his former lord, Roger Mortimer.

Edward III is growing up fast. No longer a boy to be manipulated, he resents the power of his mother, Queen Isabella, and Mortimer. His regents show little inclination of handing over their power to him, the rightful king, and Edward suspects they never will unless he forces their hand.

Adam de Guirande is first and foremost Edward’s man, and he too is of the opinion that the young king is capable of ruling on his own. But for Adam siding with his king causes heartache, as he still loves Roger Mortimer, the man who shaped him into who he is.

Inevitably, Edward and his regents march towards a final confrontation. And there is nothing Adam can do but pray and hope that somehow things will work out. Unfortunately, prayers don’t always help.

Genre:  Medieval
Approx pages:  454


Cold Light of Dawn 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?







The Cold Light of Dawn 
has also recieved





Monday, 3 December 2018

It Happened on Dufferin Terrace by Melanie Robertson-King


It Happened on Dufferin Terrace
has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Miracle on 34th Street meets Sleepless in Seattle.

Toronto business consultant, Serenity Layne, knew the only person she could depend on was herself. Married to her career, she has no time for other pursuits and life’s intangibles.
Widowed for three years, Roger Scott, a data security specialist in Quebec City, is a single parent to his ten-year-old son, Adam.

On a day out on the Plains of Abraham with their black Labrador retriever, Roger’s cell phone rings incessantly. Adam has played matchmaker and put his father’s profile on a number of online dating sites.

The week before Christmas, Serenity is heading up a series of meetings after a six-month study of the Canadian retail chain, jonathans. After an unpleasant encounter with one of the store managers, she escapes from the boardroom of the Château Frontenac Hotel, only to be bowled over by Roger and Adam’s dog.
Guilty over the accident, Roger invites Serenity out for a drink by way of apology. Over the course of the week, and spending time together, feelings long dormant for Roger are re-awakened. At the same time, emotions foreign to Serenity fill her with contentment and happiness.

Will the couple get their happily ever after?

Genre:  Young Adult / Holidays
Approx pages:  166


It Happened on Dufferin Terrace 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, 1 December 2018

December Newsletter




December Newsletter 2018


As we enter in to the festive season, we have a little celebration of our own,  our web site – www.chillwithabook.com has reached just under 250,000 hits.


I think that is worth raising our glasses too... cheers!





During November, Yesterday Uncovered slipped back to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1 with a special guest and these Award Winning Reads.












** In December we look at books set in 2000 through to 2018


January we slip back to the 1800s

February we go Regency.


If your book is set in these dates, please contact me if you want to join in. 
PLEASE NOTE there is a max of SIX places per month. 
Books will be included on a first come first serve basis.  

** Please note there are no places left for December

It is scheduled posts will be published every Tuesday and on certain Thursdays when there are more than four posts per month. However with Christmas falling on a Tuesday the post for that day will change.



Now to announce this month's Awards






Readers' Awards for November



Premier Awards
November




Book Cover of the Month
November





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 a 
Readers' Premier Award in the month they receive their 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.

All Awardees of Book of the Month received until August 2018 and authors who receive Readers' Premier Award are automatically shortlisted for 
Premier Award of the Year 2018.

All Awardees of Book Cover of the Month 2018 are automatically shortlisted for
Book Cover of the Year 2018

 All Awardees of PB Special Award in 2018 are automatically shortlisted for
PB Special Award 2018





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








Huge congratulations to all this month's Awardees


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 in helping to shine a light on great Independent Author Published Books


Wishing you and your family a truly wonderful Christmas





And, I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.
Until next time sending sunny smiles.

Merry Christmas.


Pauline