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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Book of the MONTH - June

Book of the Month Award

June






Who’d have thought that I, plain old Agatha Trout, could ever be brave enough to open a sex shop in Frambleberry. Well, I certainly wouldn’t have been if it wasn’t for my crazy best pal, Coco. There’s no way I could have done it without her. And I certainly would never have gone to that sex trade show…
Aggie Trout
Agatha Trout didn’t know she was about to be made redundant. In fact, she’d been perfectly content working as a Greek Mythology librarian until she didn’t have the job anymore. She didn’t even know she’d had a Great Aunt Petunia either, until she was left a corner shop in the woman’s will.

But it isn’t just any old corner shop–it's a corner shop that needs something unique, something the town of Frambleberry has never seen before. Influenced by her confident best friend, Coco, Agatha is soon convinced that there’s only one way to go: a classy sex shop.

While some of the townspeople are clutching their pearls in horror, others are open to the new experiences this shop offers. But not everyone in Frambleberry is convinced. Will the women soldier on in the face of violent threats or will their fears get the best of them—and their new venture—before it even gets off the ground?

Aphrodite’s Closet is the first cheeky chick-lit novel in the Frambleberry Collection. If you like quirky characters, laugh-out-loud moments, plenty of mystery and endearing friendships, then you’ll love Suzy Turner’s Aphrodite’s Closet.

Genre: Women's Humorous Fiction
Pages: 276







Monday, 29 June 2020

Cover of the MONTH - June



Book Cover of the Month

June





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



Caught Between
is automatically put forward for Cover of the Year 2020




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






Friday, 26 June 2020

Aphrodite's Closet by Suzy Turner


Aphrodite's Closet

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.


Who’d have thought that I, plain old Agatha Trout, could ever be brave enough to open a sex shop in Frambleberry. Well, I certainly wouldn’t have been if it wasn’t for my crazy best pal, Coco. There’s no way I could have done it without her. And I certainly would never have gone to that sex trade show…
Aggie Trout
Agatha Trout didn’t know she was about to be made redundant. In fact, she’d been perfectly content working as a Greek Mythology librarian until she didn’t have the job anymore. She didn’t even know she’d had a Great Aunt Petunia either, until she was left a corner shop in the woman’s will.

But it isn’t just any old corner shop–it's a corner shop that needs something unique, something the town of Frambleberry has never seen before. Influenced by her confident best friend, Coco, Agatha is soon convinced that there’s only one way to go: a classy sex shop.

While some of the townspeople are clutching their pearls in horror, others are open to the new experiences this shop offers. But not everyone in Frambleberry is convinced. Will the women soldier on in the face of violent threats or will their fears get the best of them—and their new venture—before it even gets off the ground?

Aphrodite’s Closet is the first cheeky chick-lit novel in the Frambleberry Collection. If you like quirky characters, laugh-out-loud moments, plenty of mystery and endearing friendships, then you’ll love Suzy Turner’s Aphrodite’s Closet.

Genre: Women's Humorous Fiction
Pages: 276


Aphrodite's Closet 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?






Saturday, 20 June 2020

Caught Between by Jeannie McLean


Caught Between

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award




The body of sixteen-year-old Jasmine Dunn is washed up on a rocky foreshore in Auckland. The next day, her mother's body is found on a deserted beach.

Tova Tan lives downstairs from the Dunns and was seen arguing with Jasmine. Known to the police following the high-profile death of her mother a year ago, Tova becomes their main suspect. Then the investigating officer unearths a motive that puts her wealthy father under suspicion too.
When Tova's half-brother is also implicated, her loyalty to him drags her deep into his seedy lifestyle. The police suspect Tova knows more than she's telling, although an unlikely ally appears in Constable Finn McIntosh who's less inclined than his colleagues to jump to conclusions.

But can Tova trust him?

Searching her parents' past for a truth that could save her family, Tova finds herself caught in a dangerous and illicit world where she will have to fight for her very survival.


Genre: Thriller
Pages: 

 Caught Between was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

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 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, 18 June 2020

Mandy by Shani Struthers


Mandy

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



There is a doll… There is a legend…

When museum curator Annie Hawkins walks into a diner in Idaho Falls, seeking the help of twenty-two-year-old Shady Groves with an old broken doll named Mandy, life takes a dramatic turn for both of them. Psychometry is the ability to sense or read the history of an object just by touching it, and Annie has heard Shady has this psychic ability.

Mandy may look harmless, but Annie believes she’s possessed and, after handling her, Shady can only agree. She feels tainted by the doll that now invades her thoughts and dreams, terrifying her. There’s only one solution: to understand the doll, her history, what has possessed her, and why. Knowledge is power, Annie tells Shady. It’s protection.

The pair set off on a road trip—along with Shady’s old high school friend Ray—one that will take them from Idaho into the depths of Canada, desperate to trace Mandy’s past, to find out something, anything, about the demonic doll that accompanies them in the trunk of the car.

The truth, when it comes, is far deadlier than any of them could have realized…

Genre: Psychic suspense
Pages: 308

 Mandy 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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