Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Thursday, 9 April 2020

In Too Deep by Elly Redding


In Too Deep

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



One little lie. A guilty secret. And the man she mustn't love.
Set in the rolling countryside of Devon, 'In Too Deep' is an emotional love story of one woman's determination to win the trust of the man she's adored since they were thrown together as children, by forcing him to confront the darkness of his long-lost past.

It’s been six years since Isy Forrester left home. In that time, she’s strived to forge a new life for herself in London, away from Jack Mancini, her father’s adopted son, and his devastating betrayal of everything she thought they had.

Only now her father’s in hospital, and the house that’s been in her family for generations is at risk. Forced to return to Devon, she finds Jack as infuriating and stubborn as ever, and just as irresistible. Soon she realises the bright lights of London can’t hold a candle to him.

But Jack has a past, one which he refuses to share with her. And until he can trust her with these deepest secrets, how can she risk her heart? How can she even begin to help him, when he won’t tell her what happened all those years ago – before her father brought him home to Hambledon Hall?


Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 248


 In Too Deep 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, 8 April 2020

Down the Tubes by Kate Rigby


Down the Tubes

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


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

A hard-hitting novel based on the author's experience of working in the field of addictions.

It's the late 1980s and mother of four, Cheryl West, lands herself a job at a drugs project in London. But memories of her old life are never far away, especially when her surly daughter, Elaine, makes her unwelcome visits.

Meanwhile, Cheryl's estranged son, Michael aka Dodo - is ironically having his life destroyed by drug addiction in his attempt to avoid painful memories of abuse. He goes from one chaotic situation to another, ending up on the streets and reaching rock bottom, until he is referred to a drug rehabilitation centre in rural Hampshire where dark family secrets are uncovered.

They're each on a journey, but can there be reconciliation as well as rehabilitation?


Genre: Child Abuse

Pages: 159


Down the Tubes 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?






Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Torn Asunder by Renny DeGroot


Torn Assunder

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


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

He is an inspiring journalist, but Emmet Ryan has no idea that his words have the power to destroy those he loves the most. TORN ASUNDER is a 91,000-word Literary Fiction (Historical) about a conflicted man set during one of Ireland’s most turbulent eras, opening in 1916 and running through to 1943.

Genre: Romance Sagas

Pages: 298


Torn Asunder 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?






It Happened in Gastown by Melanie Robertson-King


It Happened in Gastown

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award




Hilary Dunbar is a uniformed constable with the Vancouver Police with an agenda to rid the streets of drugs, especially the bad ones the notorious dealer, Carlos Navarra, is trafficking.

Heroin addict, Erik Layne, has lived on the streets of Gastown for as long as he can remember, having left home and Toronto as a rebellious teenage addict. His and Hilary’s paths cross when she finds him unconscious in an alley after injecting a batch of the contaminated drug. He must fight for his life to keep from dying, not only from the tainted smack but also from the man who provided it.

A domestic disturbance call goes wrong, and Hilary suffers life-changing injuries as a result. As luck would have it, she and Erik are hospitalized in the same ward at Vancouver General Hospital. When she sinks into a deep depression, it’s he who pulls her out of her doldrums.

But will Hilary’s obsession with bringing down Navarra and others like him destroy their relationship and, more importantly, jeopardize their lives?

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 181


 It Happened in Gastown 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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Thursday, 2 April 2020

NEWSLETTER - April




April
 Newsletter 2020


What a year this month has been!

I hope you are well and coping in our nightmare world. I won't dwell on how we are all having to live, but please do take care and look after yourself and your family.

I will continue to keep Chill Awards open for submissions and for readers. Now more than any other time a book is a great escape. 
This month was a little quiet as everyone was trying to come to terms with everything, however, this last week has seen an influx of books. Thank you.
With the importance of books and  in light of the situations, I have brought back Book of the month this month.  

What are you doing with all your time now you are at home? Hopefully whatever it is it is helping you both mentally and physically.
I admit to spending too much time with my Photoshop. Here is a picture I made recently. I'll try not to bore you in the future with too many more, but can't promise!



Now to the Awards...


Drum roll, please, for March Awards


 

Book Cover of the Month
March


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


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.



Book of the Month
March








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 on my Blog ....


#PBTownTravel

In
Town Travel, Chill Award winning author, Lucia Davis shares her passion for New York, USA.









ALSO with children not going to school for some time, I have introduced a Short Story for children 13 years or younger. It is open to all children. Please email me if you or your little one would like to write a shorty story to be published on my Blog.

Our first story is from Leigthon, 9 years old.










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, please look after yourself and your family and I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.
Until next time sending sunny smiles.

Hugs


Pauline