Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Book of the MONTH - April

Book of the Month Award

April




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








Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Cover of the MONTH - April



Book Cover of the Month

April





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



In Too Deep
is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2020





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






Sunday, 26 April 2020

The Bridled Tongue by Catherine Meyrick


The Bridled Tongue

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.


Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
England 1586

Alyce Bradley has few choices when her father decides it is time she marry as many refuse to see her as other than the girl she once was--unruly, outspoken and close to her grandmother, a woman suspected of witchcraft.

Thomas Granville, an ambitious privateer, inspires fierce loyalty in those close to him and hatred in those he has crossed. Beyond a large dowry, he is seeking a virtuous and dutiful wife. Neither he nor Alyce expect more from marriage than mutual courtesy and respect.
As the King of Spain launches his great armada and England braces for invasion, Alyce must confront closer dangers from both her own and Thomas's past, threats that could not only destroy her hopes of love and happiness but her life. And Thomas is powerless to help.

Genre: Historical Romance

Pages: 342



The Bridled Tongue 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?






Monday, 20 April 2020

Red Winter by Julia Underwood


Red Winter

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.


Wealthy, privileged Sophie Cooke, the eldest daughter of a successful English businessman in St Petersburg, has her life torn apart by historic changes in Russia.

In the early 1900s, enjoying a luxurious existence and a social life of parties and balls, Sophie becomes engaged to the love of her life; a young doctor, Anatoly Andropov. The outbreak of the Great War means that their marriage is earlier than planned and Tolya goes to serve in a field hospital on the eastern front.

Sophie, bored and lonely at home, leaves to join him as a nurse. Later she gives birth to a baby boy and, when expecting her second child, conditions compel her to return to her home city, now named Petrograd.

Petrograd becomes the epicentre of the greatest upheaval in Russian history where the Tsar is overthrown and socialist revolutionaries take over the government. During the months and years that follow, the socialist revolution and a bitter Civil War play out amidst uncertainty, lethal danger and brutal violence. Sophie’s family flee to England, to safety, but even that escape is marked with tragedy.

Sophie remains in Petrograd with her children to wait Tolya’s return. Conditions in the city deteriorate, threatening her little family with starvation and disease. Sophie endures endless struggles at home and at work in a state hospital with the fate of her husband always on her mind. Where is he? Is he even alive? Serious illness and the fragile health of her children drive her to join her family in England where she hears the worst news possible which forces her to return alone to Russia to embark on a dangerous quest.

This sweeping novel of love and loss will transport the reader from tsarist Russia in 1913, through the Great War, the Russian Revolution and Civil War to 1922, finally portraying the life of Russian émigrés in England.

Genre: 322
Pages: Historical Fiction



Red Winter 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?






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?
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Was the ending satisfying?
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