Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Friday, 31 August 2018

Cover of the MONTH - Anna Undreaming by Thomas Welsh



Book Cover of the Month

August

Anna Undreaming



HUGE thanks to  Designer, Cathy Helms from Avalon Graphics for selecting this month's cover of the Month.





Anna Undreaming is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2018.



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





Thursday, 30 August 2018

Book of the Month - V4 Vengeance by Nigel Seed


V4 Vengeance

has RECEIVED 


Book of the Month Award

August




Hitler’s Last Vengeance Weapons Are Going To War

Major Jim Wilson, late of the Royal Engineers, has been obliged to leave the rapidly shrinking British Army. He needs a job but they are thin on the ground even for a highly capable Army Officer. Then he is offered the chance to go to Northern Germany to search for the last great secret of World War 2, a hidden U Boat base. Once he unravels the mystery he is asked to help to spirit two submarines away from under the noses of the German government, to be the central exhibits in a Russian museum. But then the betrayal begins and a seventy year old horror unfolds.

Genre:  War & Military
Approx pages:  317



All books that have received a a Book of the Month Award during 2018 will automatically be considered for Book of the Year 2018




Friday, 24 August 2018

The Lighthouse Keepers by Dodie Hamilton


The LightHouse Keepers

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



Imagine a house that is alive; a Light House radiating Light to all that seek sanctuary within its wisteria-covered walls. All kinds of creatures find shelter there, handsome pilots that died during the Battle of Britain, Siamese cats with impossible names, dogs who lie by the Aga to keep warm, mediaeval Knights in white tabards and 21st Century warriors killed during the Gulf war. The living seek comfort as well as the dead, wounded heroes, bomb disposal men like Captain Lucian Nairne who returns from Afghanistan to the Scottish Borders to sleep, to dream, and to write letters to a beautiful green-eyed stranger. An Angel guards Six Chimneys, a Light-Keeper defending the Gateway to Heaven. Daisy Banks didn’t know such a place existed. She does now.

Genre:  Romantic suspence / ghosts
Approx pages: 452


The Lighthouse Keepers 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



Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Miss Moonshine’s Emporium of Happy Endings



Miss Moonshine’s Emporium of Happy Endings

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



Sometimes what you need is right there waiting for you...

Miss Moonshine’s Wonderful Emporium has stood in the pretty Yorkshire town of Haven Bridge for as long as anyone can remember. With her ever-changing stock, Miss Moonshine has a rare gift for providing exactly what her customers need: a fire opal necklace that provides a glimpse of a different life; a novel whose phantom doodler casts a spell over the reader; a music box whose song links love affairs across the generations. One thing is for certain: after visiting Miss Moonshine’s quirky shop, life is never the same again...

Nine romantic novelists from Yorkshire and Lancashire, including best-selling and award-winning authors, have joined together to create this collection of uplifting stories guaranteed to warm your heart. This intriguing mix of historical and contemporary romances will make you laugh, cry, and believe in the happy-ever-after.

"Each story is heart-warming, fun and engaging to read. One of those rare books that is literally unputdownable...It is joyous, uplifting, and it leaves you on a high. Joy incarnate!" Frankie Reviews


Genre:  Collections & Anthologies
Approx pages: 324


Miss Moonshine’s Emporium of Happy Endings 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



Wednesday, 15 August 2018

V4 Vengeance by Nigel Seed


V4 Vengeance

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



Hitler’s Last Vengeance Weapons Are Going To War

Major Jim Wilson, late of the Royal Engineers, has been obliged to leave the rapidly shrinking British Army. He needs a job but they are thin on the ground even for a highly capable Army Officer. Then he is offered the chance to go to Northern Germany to search for the last great secret of World War 2, a hidden U Boat base. Once he unravels the mystery he is asked to help to spirit two submarines away from under the noses of the German government, to be the central exhibits in a Russian museum. But then the betrayal begins and a seventy year old horror unfolds.


Genre:  War & Military / Adventure / Action
Approx pages:  317


V4 Vengeance 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



Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Cast a Horoscope by Suzi Stembridge


Cast a Horoscope

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Rosalind Peters, known as Roz, is an air-stewardess in the early 1960’s; in the days when they were called air-hostesses. With a one hour induction, a training flight to Paris and an afternoon swotting from her manual, she is embarking on her first flight at night and she is solely responsible for thirty-six passengers on a Viking aircraft. The chief pilot of the small Yorkshire-based charter airline is her captain and in these days of fledgling package holidays her passengers are businessmen going to Hamburg to play hockey. It doesn’t take long for the sardonic captain, ex RAF and Berlin airlift, and seeming to the youthful Roz as middle-aged and corpulent, to size up the rooky learner. But rather than suffering the agonies of initiation Roz is won over by the Captain’s winning smile and the joy of flying. The whole glamorous Mediterranean world is opened up to Roz. Greece: Athens when one could walk inside the Parthenon on the Acropolis, Lindos on Rhodes with pristine beaches, Crete when airplanes landed on grass airstrips, Cyprus: Kyrenia before its annexation to Turkey, Cairo: when you could touch the Sphinx and Jerusalem: when the airport was in the Jordanian quarter, not to mention Tangier: city of blackmail and torture, and all before the days of mass tourism. But Rosalind’s middleclass background is conditioned to preserve her virginity and allow her to make a good marriage; these are days when strict rules govern life outside marriage and young people are expected to abide by what is acceptable in respectable society. Do her Northern roots compete to draw her back from the heat and dust of a Europe fast recovering from, but still affected by, the horrors of two world wars? In an era when sex outside marriage, worse illegitimacy and adoption carry such stigma will Rosalind find true love and be able to resist the temptations and excitement on offer in this liberated life style? Will the consequences of her actions affect other lives?



Genre:  Fiction
Approx pages:  384


Cast A Horoscope 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