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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

True Colours by Elly Redding



True Colours

has been AWARDED

a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


True Colours was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against a five point criteria

Could you ever trust again the man who broke your heart?
Kate Fenton thought she'd got the answer to that question all neatly sewn up. Ever since she went to Saul Preston's London art gallery, a month before their wedding, and found him with his assistant – who looked as if she was in the middle of a game of strip poker.
Three years later, she's no longer so sure. Saul's back in her life with a new proposition – to accompany him on a trip to Majorca as his interpreter. It's an offer Kate can't refuse, even though she knows she should. Successful and rich, he's just the sort of client her translation company is trying to attract – even if he is her two-timing ex!
Saul's never gone in for second chances. He's never had the time, but he knows exactly what he's doing when he suggests the trip to Kate. As gorgeous and infuriatingly easy to fall for as ever, he's determined to rekindle their past. And he's only got three days to do it…


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.       Would you tell your friends?



Saturday, 25 March 2017

Acres's Bastard by Wayne Turmel a Double Awardee



Acre's Bastard

has been AWARDED

a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

and a

PB Award




The Holy Land, 1187


  Salah-adin is poised to conquer the Kingdom of Jerusalem. For 10-year old Lucca "the Louse", it's life as normal. The streets of Acre--the wickedest city in the world--are his playground. But when a violent act of betrayal leaves him homeless and alone, he's drawn into a terrifying web of violence, espionage and holy war.
  The murder of a local clerk sends Lucca and the mysterious Brother Marco into a race against time to stop the Kingdom from tearing itself apart and becoming easy prey for their enemies. Can one lone boy save the Crusader Kingdom from disaster at the Horns of Hattin?
  This exciting, sometimes wry tale, takes an adult look at the Crusades through the eyes of its most innocent victims--the children.

Wayne Turmel is the author of the best-selling The Count of the Sahara. He lives and writes in Chicago, where his motto is "Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. The rest of us are doomed too, but get to smile and say 'told you so'."

Acre's Bastard  was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against a five point criteria

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.       Would you tell your friends?



Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Fragile Blossoms by Dodie Hamilton



Fragile Blossoms

has been AWARDED

a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Fragile Blossoms was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against a five point criteria

Julianna Dryden doesn’t wear black. Though recently widowed, her husband Owen, a Cambridge Don, killed in Cairo, she wears costly furs and snakeskin boots, and though poor as the church mouse regularly travels to London, to Bloomsbury, to the home of the celebrated artist, Lady Evelyn Carrington, the Society hostess and friend of Bertie, Prince of Wales. Julianna, or Ju-ju as she is known, is beautiful with bright copper hair and amber eyes. She has secrets, mildly scandalous secrets that she keeps as best she can. In the spring of 1897 Julianna and Matty, her little boy, move into a cottage in Norfolk. The cottage, or the Needed and Necessary as is it known, has secrets of its own, old secrets, jagged and sharp like shards of costly broken Meissen china. As with all things hidden in darkness given light and laughter, and a Wolf’s howl, the secrets will gain new life and reach out to choke Julianna.


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.       Would you tell your friends?



Monday, 20 March 2017

Awards for Indie Authors



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Make sure to come back to find more Indie author Awards. 

Have a fabulous day and read a book!

Friendly waves

Pauline

Friday, 17 March 2017

1066 What Fates Impose by G K Holloway



1066 What Fates Impose

has been AWARDED

a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

England is in crisis. King Edward has no heir and promises never to produce one. There are no obvious successors available to replace him, but quite a few claimants are eager to take the crown. While power struggles break out between the various factions at court, enemies abroad plot to make England their own. There are raids across the borders with Wales and Scotland. 

Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex, is seen by many as the one man who can bring stability to the kingdom. He has powerful friends and two women who love him, but he has enemies will stop at nothing to gain power. As 1066 begins, England heads for an uncertain future. It seems even the heavens are against Harold. 

Intelligent and courageous, can Harold forge his own destiny – or does he have to bow to what fates impose?

1066 What Fates Impose was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against a five point criteria

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.       Would you tell your friends?


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Monday, 13 March 2017

Accidental Damage by Alice May a Double Awardee



Accidental Damage

has been AWARDED

a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

and a

PB Award



"I choose this book for a PB Award because it was well written, amusing and tragic. It is a stark reminder that we should never to give up especially when those who think they know better leave you to struggle, worry and wonder if it your nightmare will ever end." Pauline


If you think the normal school run on a Monday is entertaining you should try doing it from a tent in your back garden surrounded by the jumbled up contents of your entire home. It is vastly more diverting.

Our heroine has survived the sudden collapse of her home - or has she?

Certain events two and a half years ago led her to deliberately destroy an important piece of herself, hiding away all remaining evidence that it ever existed. What happens when she decides to go looking for it?

Does she really deserve to be whole again?

Inspired by a true story, this is an account of one woman’s secret guilt and her journey in search of forgiveness!


Accidental Damage was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against a five point criteria

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.       Would you tell your friends?



Friday, 10 March 2017

Emma's Equilibrium by A Wadh



Emma's Equilibrium

has been AWARDED

a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

As a child, Emma develops a talent for equestrian sport. She follows her passion and moves from England to Canada to compete at the highest level. Over time though, her great success pales into insignificance next to the overwhelming suffering that she comes to experience in the most brutal forms of betrayal, rape and violence until eventually, when the opportunity arises, she moves to Belgium with her husband, in the hope of a new start. 

For a while, normality is restored. Everything appears to be fine – until they come to the realisation that there is a problem emerging within their family. Emma is increasingly troubled and challenged by the worrying traits that her eldest son is developing. She wonders why she encounters the dark side of men repeatedly. The situation worsens until one day, she despairs and reaches for their hunting rifle. 

It’s time for an intervention. Just as suffering can co-exist with triumph, sometimes there is hope in despair. An encounter with Death provides answers that allow Emma to better understand her existence. She comes to understand that her life is just one part of a much larger plan and that things tend to happen for a reason. She also discovers that she is right at the cusp of achieving that much-desired state of existence, equilibrium.


Emma's Equilibrium was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against a five point criteria

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.       Would you tell your friends?



Monday, 6 March 2017

Drumbeats by Julia Ibbotson



Drumbeats

has been AWARDED

a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

It is 1965 and the air is light with the idea of freedom, love and the Beatles, but eighteen year old Jess, a feisty young woman with ideas of her own, is feeling stifled by her puritanical religious family background in working class England.

Keen to escape her mother’s narrow-minded Rulebook and rigid plans for her life, and her silent, strangely disturbing father, she plans to defer her university study and instead escape her past to flee to Ghana, West Africa, for a gap year, teaching and nursing in the jungle. 

Her parents cannot understand Jess’s wish to leave behind her comfortable life in England and her perfect Quaker boyfriend, Simon. 

In the 60s, Africa means darkness and danger to most people, not least her family, but to Jess it conjures up a picture of exotic adventure and freedom. 

Little does she realise what this year will, in fact, bring: joys, horrors, love and tragedy. 

As she struggles to comprehend the abject poverty and hopelessness of the people of Ghana, Jess begins to find herself and think about what she really wants in life. 

She must find her way on her own and learn what fate has in store for her, as she becomes embroiled in the turmoil of the small war-torn African nation under a controversial and harsh dictatorship. 

When she meets Jim, a handsome, friendly yet mysterious US soldier, Jess must face the dangers of both civil war and unexpected romance. 

Where does she truly belong and can she escape her troubled past? 

And why do the drumbeats haunt her dreams?

‘Drumbeats’ is the first part of a touching trilogy about finding yourself, falling in love and learning life’s harsh lessons. 



Drumbeats was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against a five point criteria

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.       Would you tell your friends?



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Saturday, 4 March 2017

A Second Chance by Dodie Hamilton



A Second Chance

has been AWARDED

a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

When Adelia, beautiful GI Bride, crosses an Ocean to be with a USAF pilot she takes with her a dark secret. Locked in her head is the identity of the father of her daughter, a US Major. When she reaches America, her fiancé, Bobby, isn’t there to meet her. He sent another man, the local undertaker, Gabriel Templar, in his place. Home in Virginia is not as promised. It’s a dirty place. It has a gated tower where a man hides from the light. It is crammed with secrets of its own. Adelia cannot remember her first love. Like the man in the tower, the memory of his face, how he used to look, is locked away. Amnesia holds the key to many doors. Adelia and her little daughter, Sophie, live in constant danger. Until one door is unlocked, and Lazarus returns from the dead, a lonely man with the name of an Archangel is all that stands between Adelia and fear.


A Second Chance was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against a five point criteria

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.       Would you tell your friends?



Friday, 3 March 2017

Her Only Option by Paula Martin



Her Only Option

has been AWARDED

a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Neve Dalton loves her job as a tour guide on a River Nile cruise ship as much as she values her independence. She isn’t ready to settle down with her Egyptian boyfriend, despite his repeated proposals, and his father’s desire to see him married.

Nor is she ready to meet Ross McAllister, a compelling and fascinating archaeologist. She struggles against her growing attraction to him until she can no longer ignore what her heart is telling her.

After breaking up with her boyfriend, she starts receiving cryptic messages. When Ross’s work in the famous Valley of the Kings is threatened, Neve has to make a heart-breaking and life-changing decision which seems to be her only option.

Can they discover whose enmity is forcing them apart before it’s too late?

Her Only Option was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against a five point criteria

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.       Would you tell your friends?