Chill with a Book Awards for Indie Authors

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Honoured with Chill's AWARD: The Forgotten Promise by Kate Ryder


The Forgotten Promise by Kate Ryder has been honoured

with a 
Chill with a Book AWARD




"Irish lass, Maddie O’Brien, is living an independent, carefree life in London. She loves her work with a film production company but, as the years slip by, is increasingly aware of a nagging insistence for change.

During a film shoot in Dorset she is inexplicably drawn to a 17th Century cottage for sale. Although in a semi-serious relationship with Dan, Maddie takes the plunge and exchanges city life for country living. But all is not what it seems at the cottage and immediately after moving in she experiences visions and happenings which would have most people booking into the nearest hotel. Not so Maddie; she feels she has ‘come home’.

Embracing her new life she soon meets Nick, a local wood sculptor, and despite both being in relationships they are immediately attracted to each other. But who is Nick and what is it that draws them together?

And what is her connection with The Olde Smithy?

Little by little the cottage reveals its deepest secrets taking Maddie on a journey of self-discovery back to the dangerous days of the English Civil War, visiting the ghosts of her past.

Slowly her destiny is revealed and it would seem there is more than one restless spirit to appease…"

The Forgotten Promise was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the five point criteria below

1.       Were the characters strong and engaging?
2.       Was the book well written?
3.       Did the plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
4.       Was the ending satisfying?
5.       Have you told your friends about it?




Sunday, 23 October 2016

Honoured with Chill's AWARD: Aftermath of a Murder by V K McGivney


Aftermath of a Murder by V K McGivney has been honoured

with a 
Chill with a Book AWARD



Timid housewife Karen Armstrong is forced to confront the flaws in her marriage after her accountant husband is gunned down in the street by an unknown assailant. 

Howard Armstrong was a difficult and controlling man, but as the investigation into his murder gets underway, Karen learns that these were the least of his faults. 

Each new revelation hits her like a seismic shock but she tries to overcome her own emotional reactions for the sake of her three children whom she is desperate to keep from learning the terrible truth about their father. 

She takes them on a trip to coastal Wales where she experiences a peace and sense of freedom that formerly eluded her. 


On her return she sinks into depression and it is during her attempt to recover from this that she finds a clue that leads to the discovery of the identity of Howard’s assailant. 


Aftermath of a Murder was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the five point criteria below

1.       Were the characters strong and engaging?
2.       Was the book well written?
3.       Did the plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
4.       Was the ending satisfying?
5.       Have you told your friends about it?




Thursday, 20 October 2016

Honoured with Chill's AWARD: Hostile Witness by Nell Peters


Hostile Witness by Nell Peters has been honoured

with a 

Chill with a Book AWARD



Hostile Witness is the mesmerising new psychological thriller by Nell Peters.

When her husband leaves her and their sons to shack up with a younger model, Callie Ashton thinks she’s hit rock bottom. She’s wrong. Already unemployed and struggling to hold everything together, Callie’s life goes into freefall when she stumbles across the murder of a neighbour. The killer soon becomes intent on despatching Callie too, wrongly assuming she can identify him.

Despite her new man being the officer in charge of the investigation, Callie's in great danger – and it soon becomes clear the murderer isn’t too worried whom he kills or maims in his quest to eliminate her. No one is safe and the killer seems to know her every movement. Soon, with no resolution in sight, Callie feels she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands…but at what cost to her safety – and sanity?




Hostile Witness was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the five point criteria below

1.       Were the characters strong and engaging?
2.       Was the book well written?
3.       Did the plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
4.       Was the ending satisfying?
5.       Have you told your friends about it?




Monday, 17 October 2016

Honoured with Chill's AWARD: Irish Secrets by Paula Martin


Irish Secrets by Paula Martin has been honoured

with a 

Chill with a Book AWARD




While working at Mist Na Mara Arts Centre in Ireland, Kara Stewart embarks on a search for the birth parents of her mother, who was adopted in 1960 by an American couple. She soon realises the task is not as simple as she anticipated when she meets with a wall of secrecy surrounding Irish baby adoptions at that time.

Taxi driver Ryan Brady is also hiding the secret of his real identity but, when he offers to help Kara trace her Irish family, the mutual attraction between them grows and deepens into love.

As the secrets are gradually revealed, they drive a wedge, not only between Kara and Ryan, but also between Kara and her mother.

Can they find a way to heal the rifts and heartbreak created by all these secrets?



Irish Secrets was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the five point criteria below

1.       Were the characters strong and engaging?
2.       Was the book well written?
3.       Did the plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
4.       Was the ending satisfying?
5.       Have you told your friends about it?




New Award for Indie Authors




September saw the launch of a brand new award, Chill with a Book AWARD.

The Award is exclusively for indie authors and authors with small indie publishers and is designed to promote the best books from indie authors.

Indie authors write some of the great reads on offer in the market place, but due to a number of constraints their work is not always as visible as authors published with large publishing houses, yet many of them deserve as much, if not more, recognition.

For those who know me, understand I am very passionate about supporting indie authors, I am one myself and know from personal experience how tough it is to gain recognition and a large following whilst sitting down and writing the next novel, and that is why I have created Chill with a Book AWARD .

I want Chill with a Book AWARD, not only to gain a reputation for recognising great reads, but for authors to feel proud to receive the accolade. However, the AWARD is not for everyone, it will only be honoured to the best.

How the process works:

Once a title has been accepted for consideration it will be read by a number of Chill’s readers and checked against the following criteria…

Were the characters strong and engaging?
Was the book well written?
Did the plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Have you told your friends about it?

Readers have clear instructions on how to arrive at their evaluation.

Authors must understand that a book accepted for consideration for a Chill with a Book AWARD does not guarantee it will receive the AWARD.

Authors of books accepted for consideration for the AWARD will be notified directly whatever the final decision.

Awarded books will be promoted on Chill with a Book’s web site, Chill's Pinterest board, Chill's Facebook page and Twitter

A small fee of £16 is charged for each book accepted for consideration payable via Paypal (the fee is for the purchase of Kindle copies for readers and any balance left used to maintain Chill’s web site)

There are limited places each month for books to be considered and if you are interested in submitting your title, please email Pauline at paulinechill@hotmail.com in the first instance.

Chill with a Book’s decisions to accept or reject a book for consideration is final.
Chill with a Book's decision to award a book or not is final.

It is an exciting time for Chill with a Book and indie authors and I look forward to seeing great, well written reads sporting the coveted Chill with a Book AWARD button on every book shelf.


For more about Chill with a Book AWARD click on the following links:


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Chill with a Book AWARD



Chill with a Book has created its very own AWARD.

An Award will be given for great reads from Indie authors and small indie Publishers.

Chill with a Book AWARD is designed to promote the best from indie authors.

Titles accepted for consideration will be read by Chill’s readers and checked against the following criteria…

Were the characters strong and engaging?
Was the book well written?
Did the plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Have you told your friends about it?

Readers have clear instructions on how to arrive at their evaluation.

Authors must accept that a book accepted for consideration for a Chill with a Book AWARD does not guarantee it will receive the AWARD. The book MUST meet the above criteria.

All awardees will be notified directly.
Awarded books will be showcased on Chill with a Book, Chill's Pinterest board, Chill's Facebook page and tweeted on Twitter.

The cost for submission is £16.00 and payable via Paypal (the fee is used for the purchase of Kindle copies for readers)

There are limited places each month for books to be considered and if you are interested in submitting your title, please email Pauline at paulinechill@hotmail.com in the first instance.

Chill with a Book’s decisions to accept or reject a book for consideration is final.
Chill with a Book's decision to award a book or not is final. 


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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Honoured with Chill's AWARD: Torn by Gilli Allan



Torn by Gilli Allan has been awarded with a Chill with a Book AWARD



Jess has made a series of bad life choices and all have let her down. 
Escaping London, she sets out to recreate herself in the idyllic countryside, and this time she wants to get it right! 
She wants to lead a responsible, tranquil life with her young son Rory, but soon discovers stresses which pull her in opposing directions – conflict over a new bypass, between friends, and worst of all, between lovers.

Educated, experienced, and pragmatic, James is a widowed farmer whose opinions differ from, and enrage, Jess. His young shepherd, Danny, is an uneducated and inexperienced idealist. Jess is attracted to them both, and realizes if she wants her idyllic countryside life to survive, she must choose her Mr Right. 

The only problem is – which one is he?



Torn was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the five point criteria below

1.       Were the characters strong and engaging?
2.       Was the book well written?
3.       Did the plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
4.       Was the ending satisfying?
5.       Have you told your friends about it?




Saturday, 1 October 2016

Honoured with Chill's AWARD: Echoes of Time by Anne Allen



Echoes of Time has been awarded with a Chill with a Book AWARD


Betrayal, injustice and revenge echo down the years…

1940. Olive marries farmer Bill Falla. The Germans occupy Guernsey.
All too soon Olive realises she’s made a mistake.
Her life changes when she meets Wolfgang, a German officer-
but there’s a price to pay. . .

2010. Natalie Ogier returns to Guernsey to escape an abusive relationship – only to be plagued by odd happenings in her beautiful cottage on the site of a derelict and secluded farm. Disturbing dreams, disembodied voices and uncanny visions from the past. She becomes increasingly ill at ease as someone else’s past catches up with her own…
Her only immediate neighbour, Stuart, is the grandson of the original owners, Bill and Olive.

Thrown together in a bid to find out what really happened to Olive, can they each survive the repercussions of the past and move on? 




Echoes of Time was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the five point criteria below

1.       Were the characters strong and engaging?
2.       Was the book well written?
3.       Did the plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
4.       Was the ending satisfying?
5.       Have you told your friends about it?