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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

The Du Lac Princess by Mary Anne Yarde


The Du Lac Princess by Mary Anne Yarde

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award




The multi award-winning series continues...:


War is coming…


The ink has dried on Amandine’s death warrant. Her crime? She is a du Lac.


All that stands in the way of a grisly death on a pyre is the King of Brittany. However, King Philippe is a fickle friend, and if her death is profitable to him, then she has no doubt that he would light the pyre himself.


Alan, the only man Amandine trusts, has a secret and must make an impossible choice, which could have far-reaching consequences — not only for Amandine, but for the whole of Briton.


The Du Lac Princess is a standalone novel and has a recommended reading age of 16+



The Du Lac Princess was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...


Were the characters strong and engaging?
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Monday, 8 January 2018

Cometh the Hour by Annie Whitehead


Cometh the Hour by Annie whitehead

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

In seventh-century England, a vicious attack sets in motion a war of attrition which will last for generations. Four kings, connected by blood and marriage, vie for the mantle of overlord. Three affect to rule with divine assistance. The fourth, whose cousin and sister have been mistreated and whose friend has been slaughtered, watches, and waits. He is a pagan, he is a Mercian, and his name is Penda.

By his side is a woman determined to escape her brutal past. She aids his struggle against his treacherous brother and their alliance founds a dynasty with the potential to end injustice and suppression, if only they can continue to stand together…

A story that spans generations, and travels from Sutton Hoo to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and back to the buried treasure of Staffordshire, this is the first volume of the tales of the Iclingas, the family who ruled Mercia, fighting to avenge their kin and to keep their people free.


Cometh the Hour 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?





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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

PB Special Award of 2017 goes too...

During 2017 a new Award, PB Special Award was added to the Chill Award programme. 

During the year NINE PB Special Awards were honoured and it seems only right to have a PB Special Award of the Year.

Chill Awards is proud to announce

 PB Special Award for 2017
  goes to….


Blessop’s Wife 

by
Barbara Gaskell Denvil



Medieval mystery, suspense and romance, a gripping page turner


It is 15th century England and King Edward IV wears the crown, but no king rules unchallenged. Often it is those closest to him who are the unexpected danger. When the king dies suddenly without clear cause, rumour replaces fact – and Andrew Cobham is working behind the scenes.

Tyballis was forced into marriage with her abusive neighbour. When she escapes, she meets Andrew and an uneasy alliance forms with a motley gathering of thieves, informers, prostitutes and children eventually joining the game. 

And as the country is brought to the brink of war, Andrew and Tyballis discover something neither thought was possible. Their friendship takes them in unusual directions as Tyballis becomes embroiled in Andrew’s work and the danger which surrounds him.

A thrilling story of abduction, murder, subterfuge and romance.



Book Cover of the Year for 2017 goes to...

September 2017 saw a new Award added to Chill Awards - Book Cover of the Month. 


Every book that receives a Chill Readers' Award during each month means the cover is automatically entered into Book Cover of the Month.

Every Book Cover of the Month Awardee is put forward for Book Cover of the Year.

This Award is judged by the wonderful, Cathy Helms from Avalon Graphics 

Cathy has considered all Book Cover of the Month Awardees for 2017 and a final decision has been made for Book Cover of the Year.


Chill Awards is proud to announce

Book Cover of the Year 2017

goes to…

Spark Out





Book of the Year 2017 goes to ...

2017 saw a number of beautifully written books submitted to Chill Awards and the decision to announce Book of the Year 2017 was not an easy one. After reading and re-reading all the evaluations, Chill Awards is proud to announce Book of the Year 2017 goes to…


Conspiracy of Lies by Kathryn Gauci




From the author of The Embroiderer comes a powerful account of one woman’s struggle to balance her duty to her country and a love she knows will ultimately end in tragedy.

1940. With the Germans about to enter Paris, Claire Bouchard flees France for England. Two years later she is recruited by the Special Operations Executive and sent back into occupied France to work alongside the Resistance.

Working undercover as a teacher in Brittany, Claire accidentally befriends the wife of the German Commandant of Rennes and the blossoming friendship is about to become a dangerous mission.
Knowing that thousands of lives depended on her actions, Claire begins a double life as a Gestapo Commandant’s mistress in order to retrieve vital information for the Allied invasion of France, but ghosts from her past make the deception more painful than she could have imagined.

Part historical, part romance and part thriller, Conspiracy of Lies takes us on a journey through occupied France, from the picturesque villages of rural Brittany to the glittering dinner parties of the Nazi elite, in a story of courage, heartbreak and secrecy.


Monday, 1 January 2018

Book Cover of the Month for December is The Butcher's Block



Book Cover of the Month

December

The Butcher's Block



Selected by

 Designer, Cathy Helms from Avalon Graphics


The Butcher's Block is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2017.


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