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