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Thursday, 19 July 2018

A Quest for Mr Darcy by Cassandra Grafton


A Quest for Mr Darcy

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



"10% of profits from all eBook sales will be donated to the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation."
Fitzwilliam Darcy is on a quest. Convinced he is over his foolish infatuation with Elizabeth Bennet, he returns from a year of travelling with a plan, both to protect the estate of which he is guardian and to ensure his sister's happiness: he intends to do his duty and secure a wife at the earliest opportunity.

Duty; a path from which Darcy knows he should never have been diverted. Duty was safe and nothing would persuade him from it a second time.

Soon restored to his home in Derbyshire, Darcy puts his quest in motion, preparing to welcome guests from Town, one of whom is the suitably eligible young lady he has earmarked as his future wife.

But what of the Bennets of Longbourn? What befell them in Darcy’s absence from England? And what of the new tenants on his estate named Bennet? Is his path fated to cross with Elizabeth's once more?

With the addition of his friend, Bingley's, mischievous twin younger sisters, letters from a stranger and a shadowy figure lurking in the grounds of Pemberley, Darcy's life is about to be turned upside down.

Can he remain steady to his purpose, or will his carefully laid plans soon be in tatters as the rigid protection he has placed around his heart begins to falter?


Genre:  Regency / Romantic Suspense

Approx pages:  781


A Quest for Mr Darcy 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



Saturday, 14 July 2018

Rise of the Soul Catchers by Karen King


Rise of the Soul Catchers

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



Sapphire and Will vow to love each other forever. But when a car crash ends that dream all too soon, they find themselves separated in an afterlife with zones named after the colours of the rainbow. Determined to find each other, they start an adventurous journey alongside a cast of characters they don’t know whether to trust. They finally meet again in the terror-fuelled Red Zone. With the Soul Catchers intent on taking over the entire afterworld, Will and Sapphire suddenly face the most dangerous battle of all...

Is their love strong enough to survive against the odds?


Genre:  Paranormal Urban

Approx pages:  153


The Rise of the Soul Catchers 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



Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Butterfly Ranch by RK Salters


Butterfly Ranch

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



Tristan Griffin is a household name and the author of a universally popular detective series. For the past few years he has lived in self-exile in a remote jungle lodge nestled in the Mayan hills of Southern Belize, with his partner Hedda. The novel begins as he attempts suicide and Hedda disappears. Altamont Stanbury, an old Kriol police constable posted to the local backwater of San Antonio, rushes to the scene with his daughter Philomena, the village nurse.

Philomena saves Tristan but he remains unconscious. Altamont, a bumbler and long-time reader of crime novels, launches a half-hearted search for Hedda by radio but decides to remain at the lodge. In truth his reverence for Tristan the writer consumes all else, and he becomes obsessed with the Griffin books he finds at the lodge.

When Tristan comes to, he is distraught and at times delirious, haunted by flashbacks of his uncompromising, cursed love for Hedda and the dark secret behind her disappearance. His anger and increasingly erratic behavior only find respite in the presence of Altamont’s innocent daughter. But he feels nothing but spite for Altamont himself, and the relationship between the two threatens to have fatal consequences for one or both.

Butterfly Ranch is a story of obsessive love, self-destruction and unexpected redemption.


Genre:  Physchological 

Approx pages:  168


Butterfly Ranch 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



Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Irish Deceptions by Paula Martin


Irish Deceptions

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



After a devastating car accident which halts her career as a professional dancer, Ellie Vaughan relocates to beautiful Connemara in the west of Ireland, where she finds a new life teaching at the Mist Na Mara Arts Centre.

When she’s teamed up with Irish actor, Dan Nicholas, to work on a musical at the local school, they’re instantly attracted to each other. Their mutual attraction grows, until Ellie discovers Dan has deceived her. He, in turn, is angered by what he believes is her lack of honesty.

Deceptions mount as Ellie’s former dance partner and Dan’s ex-girlfriend add to the complications, and a thirteen-year-old schoolboy is hiding his own secret.

Can Ellie and Dan find a way to overcome all the obstacles that threaten their future together?


Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Approx pages:  254


Irish Deceptions 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



Monday, 2 July 2018

The Traz by Eileen Schuh


The Traz

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award




Katrina is thirteen, grieving and alone. But she's much more than that. She's intelligent, wealthy and intrigued by the dangers of street life.

Shrug is a giant of a man with a voice of thunder and eyes of granite. He sports a tangle of tattoos, wears gang colours and straddles a Harley.

When he asks Katrina if she wants a ride, neither realizes her decision will haunt them both forever.
Life on The Traz biker compound is violent and horrifying and the price of belonging quickly becomes too steep. But for Katrina there is no way to escape until she meets Chad--an undercover cop with rich brown eyes, a gentle chuckle and a plan to get her safely out of the clutches of the gang. However, there's a problem.

Someone is keeping dangerous secrets from them both.


Genre:  Crime / Thriller

Approx pages:  202


The Traz 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



Sunday, 1 July 2018

July - Newsletter




July Newsletter 2018


Helloooo!

Happy 1st July! 

We've already celebrated the longest day of the year so let's bring on summer, or in the case of our lovely family members living in Australia and New Zealand, winter. Whatever the season for you get out and enjoy with a book of course!

So with no further ado, let's send up a big cheer for this month's awardees.






Readers' Awards for June
Book of the Month
June






Book Cover of the Month
June



The Beltane Choice by Nancy Jardine









** Pauline Barclay's (mine!!) lovely book cover had to be excluded from the judging because the judge designed it! ***




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


    





All Awardees of Book of the Month or Book Cover of the Month are automatically put forward for consideration for BOOK of the YEAR 2018 or BOOK COVER of the YEAR 2018

All Authors who receive a Chill with a Book Readers' Award are automatically put forward for consideration for BOOK of the MONTH and BOOK COVER of the MONTH in the month they receive their Award.



The key 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 read 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 also thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart for being part of this amazing Award Programme and being a member of our exclusive family. And, whatever you do, please find time to read a book.

Wishing you a fabulous July and I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.


Until next time sending sunny smiles


Pauline