Chill with a Book Awards for Indie Authors

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Book of the MONTH - Someone Close To Home by Alex Craigie


Someone Close to Home

is 


Book of the Month

for September 2017

Talented pianist Megan Youngblood has it all – fame, fortune and Gideon.

But Gideon isn’t good enough for Megan’s ambitious, manipulative mother, whose meddling has devastating repercussions for Megan and for those close to her.

Now, trapped inside her own body, she is unable to communicate her needs or fears as she faces institutional neglect in an inadequate care home.

And she faces Annie. Sadistic Annie who has reason to hate her. Damaged Annie who shouldn’t work with vulnerable people.

Just how far will Annie go?

'Someone Close To Home' is a story of love, malice and deadly menace.





This book has also received....









Friday, 29 September 2017

PB Award for The Tissue Veil by Brenda Bannister


The Tissue Veil

has RECEIVED a


PB special AWARD


What if you discovered a hundred-year-old diary under your floorboards - and then found references in it to yourself? Or if you lived in 1901, yet kept seeing glimpses of a girl from modern times? And what if both of you had problems that only the other could really understand? Emily and Aysha live in the same Stepney house and an inexplicable link develops between them, fuelled by Aysha's discovery of a journal and Emily's sightings of a 'future ghost'. Each takes courage from the other's predicament - after all, what's a hundred years between friends?


The Tissue Veil has also received a Chill with a Book Readers' Award




Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Echoes of Friendship by Wendy Worley


Echoes of Friendship

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Andy’s investigations into his great-grandfather Matt’s struggle for survival in the World War One trenches lead him to uncover a mystery – why and how did Matt become friends with a German soldier? A school trip is a chance to find out more…if he can find the money to go.

But Andy has struggles of his own in the shape of the Squaddies, a gang of bullies determined to make his life a misery. Can learning about the past and making an unexpected friendship of his own give Andy the courage to face up to them?


Echoes of Friendship 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?




Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Outsourced by Eric J Gates


Outsourced

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


"intense & thought provoking, taking storytelling to another level"
"brings to mind such greats as Clancy & Forsyth... would not be surprised to hear one day it is being made into a film"
"A fast-paced thriller full of surprises and intrigue that never let up"
"be prepared: if you pick the book up you won't put it down"

What's the most dangerous gift a fan could send to an author?
And if that fan was a professional assassin?

New York-based writer Nic Stiles receives a strange package in the mail. It's not long before he realises what it represents will change his life... with deadly consequences. Others want the package's contents too, including a high-tech Intelligence agency who will stop at nothing to obtain it.
...and the sender wants it back!

The new fast-paced SUSPENSE THRILLER from Eric J. Gates will make YOU question your Destiny!

Outsourced 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?




Monday, 25 September 2017

Dark Spirit by Susan Appleyard


Dark Dpirit

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Born into the royal Wittelsbach family of Bavaria, with its legacy of madness, depression and eccentricity, Ludwig II's extravagant and ruinously expensive building projects, coupled with increasingly aberrant behaviour caused the people of his day to wonder. Was Ludwig mad? Was he a genius? Was he just a lonely man, having looked for and given up on love, seeking for some kind of spiritual fulfilment? Even today, we wonder. What was the impetus behind his compulsion to build? And was he really insane or a victim of his own government's scheming?

Dark Spirit 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?





This book has also received...







Thursday, 21 September 2017

Someone Close to Home by Alex Craigie


Someone Close to Home

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Talented pianist Megan Youngblood has it all – fame, fortune and Gideon.

But Gideon isn’t good enough for Megan’s ambitious, manipulative mother, whose meddling has devastating repercussions for Megan and for those close to her.

Now, trapped inside her own body, she is unable to communicate her needs or fears as she faces institutional neglect in an inadequate care home.

And she faces Annie. Sadistic Annie who has reason to hate her. Damaged Annie who shouldn’t work with vulnerable people.

Just how far will Annie go?

'Someone Close To Home' is a story of love, malice and deadly menace.


Someone Close to Home 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, 20 September 2017

Winner of Chill Awards 1st Anniversary is…

After an overwhelming interest in Chill’s 1st Anniversary Prize Draw the winner is…


Surviving the Fatherland by Annette Oppenlander




Surviving the Fatherland will be added to the Award Programme for consideration for a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award.

The Award Programme…

Each book in the programme is read by an equal number of readers.
Each reader evaluates every book they read against a five point criteria

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 collective results determine if a book receives a Chill Readers’ Award.

To learn more about Chill Awards click HERE

A huge thank you to all authors who entered their title in the Prize Draw.




Monday, 18 September 2017

Reality Rehab by Lisa Mary London


Reality Rehab

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Faded TV star Gloria Grayson has hit rock bottom. Sacked from her starring role in a top soap, divorced from hell-raising actor 'Mad' Tommy Mack, and obese from binge eating, her days as Britain's sexiest blonde are well and truly over.

Gloria has gained 70 lbs when a paparazzi snaps unflattering photos, and a cruel tabloid article relaunches her career. Instantly, she and her fat, feisty dog Baby-Girl are booked for TV's Reality Rehab. Gloria is locked up with an American psychotherapist, a rabble of D-list celebrities and umpteen cameras, then put on a starvation diet. But worse is to come, with the shock arrival of her alcoholic ex-husband.

Tears and tantrums ensue, as the divorced couple's joint therapy sessions take over the show and ratings soar. The other celebrities are infuriated to be sidelined and Reality Rehab fast becomes The Tommy and Glo Show. But Gloria and Tommy are hiding explosive secrets from each other and 10 million viewers - Reality is stranger than fiction!

Reality Rehab is the debut novel of Lisa Mary London, a journalist and former reality TV producer. A cast of hilarious characters, cliffhangers galore and an authentic voice that could only come from a TV insider, Reality Rehab is this year's must-read!

'Could just be the funniest book of the decade' - Rajee Narinesingh, US Reality TV Star

'The perfect frothy but sharply satirical read. Great fun!' - Bee Jones, Glossed in a Good Book

Donate to Dogs! Mutts with Friends Dog Rescue & Rehoming receives £1 from every paperback sold. Enjoy a rollicking good read and help hounds - Like Joey Essex, it's a no-brainer!


Reality Rehab 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, 16 September 2017

The Tissue Veil by Brenda Bannister


The Tissue Veil

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

What if you discovered a hundred-year-old diary under your floorboards - and then found references in it to yourself? Or if you lived in 1901, yet kept seeing glimpses of a girl from modern times? And what if both of you had problems that only the other could really understand? Emily and Aysha live in the same Stepney house and an inexplicable link develops between them, fuelled by Aysha's discovery of a journal and Emily's sightings of a 'future ghost'. Each takes courage from the other's predicament - after all, what's a hundred years between friends?


The Tissue Veil 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?




Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Gwenna by Vicky Adin


Gwenna

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Against all odds, the plucky sweet maker refuses to relinquish her dreams.

Amid the bustling vibrancy of Auckland’s Karangahape Road, Gwenna Price’s passion is making sweets. Her pa had great plans for the family confectionery business when they emigrated from the valleys of Wales looking for a new life, but he died all too soon. Gwenna promised she would bring his dreams to life instead - and she would, if it wasn’t for her domineering stepbrother, Elias. With him in charge, it would be a matter of time before the business collapsed.

Falling in love with the cheeky and charming Johnno opens up other opportunities, but every step of the way Gwenna is thwarted. If not by Elias, then by Johnno’s father and the restraints of a society with strict Victorian values, but Gwenna is irrepressible. Nothing will stand in her way.

Throughout the twists and turns of love and tragedy, Gwenna is a young woman with uncommon courage, determination and ambition in an era when women were expected to stay at home. There are people who love her and those who are willing to help her achieve her goal but, blind to anything that distracts her from creating her legacy, Gwenna risks losing the one thing that matters to her the most.


Inspired by a true story from the author’s homeland, Gwenna is a fascinating insight into life in Auckland at the turn of the 20th century.

From the award winning author of ‘The Cornish Knot’ and ‘The Girl from County Clare’ – winner of a B.R.A.G medallion and a Chill with a Book Readers' Award - and whose writing has been compared to that of Catherine Cookson.


Gwenna 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?