Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Newsletter - September




September Newsletter 2019




Hello!

I hope August was a wonderful month and for those living in Europe, UK, USA and Canada you found time for a relaxing holiday. For the members of our Chill family in Australia and New Zealand no doubt you are preparing for summer and your holidays. 

August at Chill HQ was business as usual with many submissions and readers avidly reading their way through the mountain of books. Chill has a wonderful team of readers, but authors, please be patient after submitting. All books are read and evaluated by an equal number of readers. The logistics of ensuring each book is read by the required number of readers keeps me on my toes, even more so, as readers are scattered all over the world. And, at the end of the day, every book is read and the forms returned with the reader's answers. 




August Awards




Book Cover of the Month
August




A HUGE thank you to Cathy Helms at AvalonGraphics for being our fabulous Judge for Cover of the Month Award.




A HUGE congratulations to all authors.





All authors who receive a Chill with a Book Readers' Award will be considered for BOOK COVER of the MONTH in the month they receive their Award.







The corner 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 join the reading panel 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









Due to the holidays, there are no author posts on my blog this month, but we should be back to business this month.
You can can view all post, past and present, at...
Pauline's Blog







Once again, a very special thank you to all Chill's readers who read and evaluate the mountain of books submitted.


I thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart for being part of this amazing Award Programme helping to shine a light on great Independent Author Published Books



As always, thank you for taking the time to read Chill's Newsletter. Wishing you a wonderful month and I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.
Until next time sending sunny smiles.

Hugs


Pauline


Friday, 30 August 2019

Cover of the Month - August



Book Cover of the Month

August

Martha


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




Martha
is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2019.



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





Monday, 26 August 2019

Severed Knot by Cryssa Bazos


Severed Knot

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

Barbados 1652. In the aftermath of the English Civil War, the vanquished are uprooted and scattered to the ends of the earth.
When marauding English soldiers descend on Mairead O’Coneill’s family farm, she is sold into indentured servitude. After surviving a harrowing voyage, the young Irish woman is auctioned off to a Barbados sugar plantation where she is thrust into a hostile world of depravation and heartbreak. Though stripped of her freedom, Mairead refuses to surrender her dignity.
Scottish prisoner of war Iain Johnstone has descended into hell. Under a blazing sun thousands of miles from home, he endures forced indentured labour in the unforgiving cane fields. As Iain plots his escape to save his men, his loyalties are tested by his yearning for Mairead and his desire to protect her.
With their future stolen, Mairead and Iain discover passion and freedom in each other’s arms. Until one fateful night, a dramatic chain of events turns them into fugitives.
Together they fight to survive; together they are determined to escape.

Genre:  Scottish Historical Romance
Approx pages:  385


Severed Knot 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?








Friday, 23 August 2019

The Road To Ladysmith by Nigel Seed


The Road To Ladysmith

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

Only just recovered from his wounds Captain McGuire must now sail south to the confusion and error of the Boer War.After his return from the war in the Sudan, McGuire had expected to spend time recovering with his family. It was not to be, and his regiment is called urgently to South Africa to counter the threat from the Boers. Disparaged as mere farmers the Boers were to administer a savage lesson to the British Army.
Genre:  War & Military Action Fiction
Approx pages:  449


The Road To Ladysmith 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?








Friday, 16 August 2019

New York Orphan by Rosemary J Kind


New York Orphan

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.


From fleeing the Irish Potato Famine, to losing his parents on the ship to New York, seven-year-old Daniel Flynn knows about adversity. As Daniel sings the songs of home to earn pennies for food, pick-pocket Thomas Reilly becomes his ally and friend, until he too is cast out onto the street.

A destitute refugee in a foreign land, Daniel, together with Thomas and his sister Molly, are swept up by the Orphan Train Movement to find better lives with families across America. For Daniel will the dream prove elusive?

How strong are bonds of loyalty when everything is at stake?

Based on real history, the strength of the characters in New York Orphan will move you with their desperate plight to survive. A gripping story of love, loss, betrayal and bonds of kinship.

Genre:  Historical Literary Fiction
Approx pages:  302


New York Orphan 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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