Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Book of the MONTH - December

Book of the Month Award

December




The American Colonies, 1776. As the flames of revolution spread across a divided land, a shadowy figure prowls the streets of Philadelphia. Known only as Jack Flash, rebel highwayman, he preys on wealthy aristocrats loyal to the British Crown. The unpredictable outlaw always manages to elude his foes, until the night he targets a Loyalist lady whose fiery spirit could spell his doom.

Alexandra Pennington has her future well planned when a chance encounter turns her world upside down. Betrothed to a dashing king's man suited to her in every way, the young widow tangles with an unrefined rebel fiercely opposed to British rule. Against all reason, she finds common ground with an enemy of the Crown. The sensible course for her is clear, but her bond with the notorious rogue will test her loyalty not only to her king but also to the man she vowed to marry.


Genre: US Historical Fiction
Pages: 591








Book Cover of the MONTH - December



Book Cover of the Month

December






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



Between Witches and Angels 
is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2020



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





PB Special Award - Lord Lindum's Anus Horribilis by Ian Thomson


A PB Special Award


is awarded to...

Lord Lindum's Anus Horribilis



I have no hesitation in awarding, Lord Lindum's Anus Horribilis with a
PB special Award

Brilliant! Well written with two wonderful characters Who could have thought that anything amusing could come out of the nightmare of 2020, but this books certainly is a breath of fresh air in such turbulent times. If you love Jeeves and Wooster, then you will enjoy every page of this book. I do hope there will more books about Lord Lindum and his remarkable butler. Highly recommended.


It’s 2020 and Lord Lindum is having a horrible year. Thanks to the pandemic, haemorrhoids and bills, everything is going tits-up for Aubyn Xerxes Arbuthnot Evelyn De’Ath, 4th Baron Lindum, of Lindum Towers in the County of Lincolnshire. Despite the ministrations of his faithful butler, Archie Fiskerton, his lordship is finding it difficult to keep his temper.

Genre: Satire Fiction
Pages: 77












Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Between Witches and Angels by T N Traynor



Between Witches and Angels

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


When witchcraft goes wrong, Hell wants her soul.
Megan Harrison will do anything to help the people she loves, but sometimes love isn’t enough. Even her budding magic can’t stop the man of her dreams from falling off the wagon, nor can she make him fall in love with her!

Crushed by a painful divorce Jack Munroe only sees Megan as a friend. Heartbroken, Megan moves to Cornwall for a new job, a witches’ coven and a new man. She can’t begin to imagine the dangers lying in wait in her new idyllic world. As her life descends into hellish madness, she longs for just one heavenly moment in Jack’s arms.

When Megan goes missing on the wild Cornish Moors, Jack fears the worst and launches a desperate search. Will he realize his heart’s true desire was always within his reach, and will he find the courage to conquer the demons that threaten them, his love and all mankind

Is Prayer-warrior Granma Gwenda the only person who can help them?

Between Witches & Angels is a riveting supernatural romantic suspense novel. If you like edgy sorcery, unbreakable bonds, and sweet redemptive love, then you’ll adore T N Traynor’s page-turning adventure.

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 240


Between Witches and Angels 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, 15 December 2020

Lord Lindum's Anus Horribilis by Ian Thomson




Lord Lindum's Anus Horribilis

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


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

This book is shortlisted for Book of the Month.

It’s 2020 and Lord Lindum is having a horrible year. Thanks to the pandemic, haemorrhoids and bills, everything is going tits-up for Aubyn Xerxes Arbuthnot Evelyn De’Ath, 4th Baron Lindum, of Lindum Towers in the County of Lincolnshire.Despite the ministrations of his faithful butler, Archie Fiskerton, his lordship is finding it difficult to keep his temper.


Genre: Satire Fiction
Pages: 77


Lord Lindum's Anus Horribilis 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, 8 December 2020

Ardmore Endings by Michael Reidy



Ardmore Endings 

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Born into a wealthy Main Line Philadelphia family, Caroline Schuster’s life is on an upward trajectory, from private school, to college and graduate work in psychology. Though not obsessed with money or social status, she’d rather have it than not. Her comfortable world changes suddenly, when after the death of her father, she learns of a family mystery dating back three generations. Determined to solve it, it becomes an obsession and leads her down the dark passages of history and her mind. Readers used to Reidy’s enigmatic women will find Caroline Schuster disturbingly open. Her thoughts, secrets and stratagems are laid bare and dissected until unreason comes to look perfectly logical.

Genre: 439
Pages: Psychological Literary Fiction


Ardmore 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?