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Thursday, 17 October 2019

Blossom On The Thorn by Loretta Livingstone


Blossom On The Thorn

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


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"I should have had nothing to do with those accursed Angevins. I should have run like hell in the opposite direction."

Giles de Soutenay can scarcely be blamed for his disappointment. Promised an heiress by Queen Eleanor, he is dismayed to discover that, although young and attractive, his bride has all the warmth of a stone effigy.

For the newly widowed Isabella, the reality of a new husband is no cause for celebration. She will do her duty but no more. She will give de Soutenay no reason to complain but he will not have her heart, for any belief in love and tenderness died during those brief years of her first marriage. However, she has reckoned without Giles' perseverance.

After the snows of winter, spring brings hope, until the arrival of a stranger threatens Giles and Isabella’s blossoming happiness. A stranger who might tear them apart before they have truly found each other. Only if Giles can learn patience and Isabella can learn trust can they hope to find lasting love.

This is book 3 in the Out of Time series although chronologically it is set earlier than book 2 and can be read as a standalone novel. Paperback coming soon.

Genre:  Romance Sagas
Approx pages: 448

 Blossom On The Thorn was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

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Tuesday, 8 October 2019

The Charm of Lost Chances by Lucia N Davis


The Charm of Lost Chances

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


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

In Dunnhill, a quiet mountain village in the Northern Cascades, unresolved secrets from the past have a way of making themselves heard. In this sequel to The Baby on the Back Porch, Sara Eriksson returns to Dunnhill hoping for a second chance—not only at a scenic getaway, but with David, the landlord of the cabin, whom Sara had only just started getting to know.

Sara’s cabin in the woods is just as beautiful as she left it—but so is David’s new client, Taylor. Just as Sara is starting to come to terms with the fact that David may not share her feelings, her dreams return, setting a series of events into motion and leading Sara down a winding path to a new mystery that only she can unravel.

As Sara struggles to keep her wits—and her sanity—about her, she must decide which chances she’ll take, and which she’ll allow to be lost to time.

Genre:  Occult / Horror
Approx pages:  95


The Charm of Lost Chances 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?
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Saturday, 5 October 2019

The Duke's Regret by Catherine Kullmann


The Duke's Regret

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


A Duke can demand anything—except his wife’s love.

A chance meeting with a bereaved father makes Jeffrey, Duke of Gracechurch realise how hollow his own marriage and family life are. Persuaded to marry at a young age, he and his Duchess, Flora, live largely separate lives. Now he is determined to make amends to his wife and children and forge new relationships with them.

Flora does not know how to respond to her husband’s avowed change of heart. Her thoughts already turn to the future, when the children will have gone their own ways. Divorce would be out of the question, she knows, as she would be ruined socially, but no eyebrows would be raised at a discreet separation and, perhaps, even a new love.

Can Jeffrey break down the barriers between them and convince his wife of his sincerity? Flora must decide if she will hazard her heart and her hard won peace of mind for a prize of undreamt of happiness.

What they say of Catherine Kullmann’s books: “So well-written and researched, but also thoroughly enjoyable” “Enjoyable Regency romance with an added touch of spice” "Deeply satisfying romance with a well-researched historical setting"

The Duke’s Regret is Book Three of The Duchess of Gracechurch Trilogy and contains spoilers for Book One The Murmur of Masks and Book Two Perception & Illusion.


Genre:  Historical Regency Fiction
Approx pages: 204

 The Duke's Regret was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
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Was the ending satisfying?
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Thursday, 3 October 2019

The Baby on the Back Porch by Lucia N Davis


The Baby on the Back Porch

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


An old cabin, hidden in the forests of the Northern Cascades, has been a silent witness to mysterious events long forgotten. But sometimes the past has a way of resurfacing…

In search of solace after a personal tragedy, Sara Eriksson exchanges vibrant San Francisco for a small mountain village. Initially, everything at the cabin is just as she imagined: Her new surroundings are breathtaking, and her landlord, David, is kind and helpful. As soon as she’s left alone, however, Sara finds her new home is not quite as peaceful as she’d thought. First she has an unwanted visitor. Then, an unsettling dream…

Sara pursues the leads presented to her, but she can’t solve the mystery on her own. It takes both Sara and David to uncover the truth about the past—and discover a connection they never expected.

Genre:  Occult Horror
Approx pages: 44

 The Baby on the Back Porch 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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Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Newsletter - October




October Newsletter 2019



A big HELLO from Chill HQ and I hope all is good with you.

It's been a busy month and I would like to give a special thank you to all Chill readers for reading their way through the mountain of books submitted over recent months. We are getting there.



September Awards




Book Cover of the Month
September









As Cathy Helms designed this stunning book cover, it could not be entered into Book Cover of the Month










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


What one reader said about reading for Chill...

"I really enjoyed this book. It epitomises why I wanted to become a reader for Chill - introduces me to books and writers I wouldn't otherwise come across. Thank you."








This month I've had two wonderful, Chill Awardee, authors on my Blog ....






Talking about her lovely country, Canada, is Eileen Schuh





In other news, I would like to share a review I received for my latest book ...

More details on my 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