Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Friday, 13 April 2018

Bayou Fire by Sharon E Catchcart


Bayou Fire

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



Diana Corbett’s childhood was plagued by unceasing dreams of smoke and flames. The nightmares went away, until the noted travel writer’s first night on assignment in Louisiana … when they returned with a vengeance. Could the handsome Cajun, Amos Boudreaux, be the key to unlocking the secret of BAYOU FIRE?

Award-winning author Sharon E. Cathcart presents her first full-length historical paranormal tale, set against the backdrops of modern-day and 1830s New Orleans.


Genre:  Historical Fiction / Victorian / Romance
Approx pages:  234


Bayou Fire 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, 7 April 2018

Ripples on the Pond by Sebnem E Sanders


Ripples on the Pond

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



A man infatuated with ivy. A woman pining for lost love. In a Turkish square, ancient buildings lament a devastating explosion. An unlikely friendship struck up with a homeless person. A journey to a magical place that once visited can never be found again. The camaraderie between the patients in a cancer ward. A writer who has lost his muse. A tragedy that leads to dementia.

These are just a few of seventy individual tales set in locations straddling continents, which portray war, love, hate, hope, greed, revenge, despair, humour, mystical happenings, fantasy, and so much more. Like ripples expanding on the surface of a pond to reach its banks, they converge in this anthology of flash fiction and short stories by Sebnem E. Sanders in her debut release.



Genre:  Short Stories
Approx pages:  247


Ripples on the Pond 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



Friday, 6 April 2018

Sumerford's Autumn by Barbara Gaskell Denvil


Sumerford's Autumn

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



Four brothers, four very different paths...Only one heir
This is an interweaving plot of treason, piracy and intrigue all wrapped up with mystery and romance.

With three older brothers, Ludovic expects no inheritance, no sympathy and no surprises. He has taken to a life of secret smuggling as his only source of income.

Meanwhile the Sumerford home is one of brooding unease. Each of the four brothers has his own dark agenda and protects his secrets. Yet amid the conflict, Ludovic finds love, unexpected and passionate. Alysson does not at first appear to be his match, but he is determined to find a way to keep her.

Yet these are dark years in England’s history and with the first of the Tudor dynasty on the throne, the fledgling rule is under threat from other claimants to the crown. One of the Sumerford brothers supports the 'pretender' Perkin Warbeck and gradually draws Ludovic into the conspiracy. Treason, if discovered, means certain death but when escaping from one danger, the twists of mystery and subterfuge can lead to others.


Genre:  Historical / Mystery Thriller & Suspense 
Approx pages:  612


Sumerford's Autumn 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

Sumerford's Autumn
as also received







Sunday, 1 April 2018

April - Newsletter




April Newsletter 2018


Hello and welcome to Chill Awards April Newsletter.



Happy Easter



I hope you are all having a great Easter and enjoying plenty of chocky eggs!





This month Chill Awards opened an Instagram account, so you can now follow all our news here too: chillawards@instagram






This month I found time to make a short video about Chill Awards. It's my first so please be kind !










March was another busy month with many books being added to the Award Programme, so with no further ado hands together please for these award winning authors ...


Readers' Awards for March







Book of the Month
March






Satin Cinnabar by Barbara Gaskell Denvil







Book Cover of the Month
March









Lies of the Dead




Cathy from Avalon Graphics is our fabulous judge for this Award.







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











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.

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





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.



And I 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.

Enjoy your Easter, until next time, have a fabulous month and please find time to read a book.


Sunny smiles


Pauline


Saturday, 31 March 2018

Cover of the Month for March - Lies of the Dead by Shauna Bickley



Book Cover of the Month

March

Lies Of The Dead


Selected by

 Designer, Cathy Helms from Avalon Graphics






Lies Of The Dead is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2018.



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





Friday, 30 March 2018

Book of the Month - Satin Cinnabar by Barbara Gaskell Denvil


Satin Cinnabar

has RECEIVED 


Book of the Month Award
for
March




An intriguing historical mystery, full of suspense and romance.

Set in 15th century England, against the aftermath of the Battle of Bosworth when the first Tudor King Henry VII took the throne from Richard III, The plots and sub-plots interweave, held together by the strong atmospheric medieval backgrounds and the depth of characterization. With all the inevitable power struggle, politics and turmoil accompanying the beginning of the new Tudor dynasty.

On his escape from the abandoned battlefield, Alex, younger son of a slain lord, throws off his armour which would mark him as a knight of the defeated Yorkists. The Lady Katherine, having heard tales of marauding soldiers both vanquished and victorious, is dressed for safety as a boy. She and Alex, both in disguise, meet in unusual circumstances.

Now the lords once loyal to King Richard are in danger of losing their titles, their property and their heads. Law and order seem under threat so Alex quickly goes into hiding. Taking refuge in the kitchens of old friends, he impersonates a servant. During his unorthodox sojourn in the kitchens that Alex encounters Katherine once again. Given in an arranged marriage, the lady is now reluctantly wedded to the new lord of the house. Alex and Katherine come face to face for the second time and begin a most unorthodox courtship.

But Alex’s cousin, newly pardoned and released from the Tower, is discovered murdered. The circumstances of his death put Alex under considerable suspicion, especially when Katherine’s bridegroom also dies suddenly, albeit of natural causes. The parish priest believes Alex guilty of double murder. He gives evidence, leading to Alex’ arrest and incarceration in Newgate prison – a veritable hell during that period. Discovering the true murderer, overcoming his enemies, and convincing Katherine that marriage with the right person might actually be an excellent prospect after all, keeps Alex on alert for the rest of the book.


Genre:  Historical Romance / Romantic suspense 
Approx pages:  477








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 April will automatically be considered for Book of the Month – April.