Chill with a Book Awards for Independent Authors

Friday, 23 October 2020

Last Known Contact by Phillipa Nefri Clark





Last Known Contact
has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Jack Bannerman is missing after failing to meet his son-in-law to go sailing. There's no evidence of foul play and no sign of a body. So where is Jack?

Ellie thought her father trusted her with his business empire but the discovery of a dark past challenges everything she believed. Her estranged husband was Jack's last known contact but denies seeing him that day and seizes the opportunity to take over as acting CEO as if nothing untoward has happened. The detective in charge throws Ellie's feelings of betrayal and loss into further turmoil because a long time ago, they loved each other. Now, she has to work with him to unravel the truth behind her father's disappearance.

Jack's trusted advisors are keeping secrets and Ellie's desperate search for answers puts her in the dangerous sights of a killer.

With a body found at sea and a storm closing in, Ellie has to trust someone with what she knows.

But will trusting the wrong person be her deadliest mistake?


Last Known Contact 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, 20 October 2020

Killing the Girl by Elizabeth Hill





Killing the Girl

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.

A perfect life, a perfect love – and a perfect murder.

For over forty years Carol Cage has been living as a recluse in her mansion, Oaktree House. Fear is her constant companion. She’s been keeping a secret – and it’s about to be unearthed.

When she receives a compulsory purchase order for her home, she knows that everyone is going to find out what she did to survive her darkest weeks in 1970. She writes her confession so that we can understand what happened because she wasn’t the only one living a lie. The events that turned her fairy-tale life into a living hell were not all they seemed.

She’s determined not to pay for the mistakes of others; if she has to face justice, then they will too.

Carol Cage has a terrible secret … and she’s about to exact retribution on everyone who had abandoned her.
NetGalley reviews for Killing The Girl


Pages: 312


Killing the Girl 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, 5 October 2020

You Yet Shall Die by Jennifer Barraclough



You Yet Shall Die
has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Dr Nicolas Harper is being buried in an English country churchyard, in a grave beside that of his wife.

There is a stranger among the mourners at his funeral, a young woman in a yellow coat. Afterwards, she visits Dr Harper’s adult daughter Hilda and his adult son Dunstan, introducing herself as their half-sister Nicky.

Hilda, who hated her father, is a recluse who lives in a marshland cottage with her rescue cats. Disturbed but intrigued by Nicky’s visit, she sets out to investigate her family background. Did her father, respected in his profession but a tyrant at home, lead a double life? Why did her mother, a semi-invalid who sought comfort in religion, die so young?

Meanwhile her brother Dunstan, already on the verge of a breakdown and appalled by Nicky’s claim to be the “love child” of the father whom he worshipped, attempts to protect his family’s reputation through desperate measures with disastrous results.

The story, set in rural Kent and Sussex in 2005 with flashbacks to postwar Oxford and the 1960s London nightclub scene, ends with the discovery of a long-ago crime and a shocking twist.



You Yet Shall Die 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, 1 October 2020

Newsletter - October




October




 Newsletter 2020

#chillawards

#chillwithabook

I hope this newsletter finds you well and coping with our crazy uncertain world. One thing for certain and that is there are many wonderful reads at Chill from great independent authors.




September Awards
Drum roll, please...


 

Book Cover of the MONTH





Runner Up




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









Support for Authors

On a regular basis I am asked if I can recommend support for authors from editing, proof reading, ghost writing and designed covers. 
Below are professionals who I can recommend.

For beautiful designed covers


For editing, proof reading and more






The corner stone to Chill Awards is its readers and READERS are "always" NEEDED! 



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 fill in the contact form in the left hand column

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 love reading for Chill Awards and meeting some amazing authors I would never have heard about..."




Chill Award Winning Authors this month 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, please look after yourself and your family.
As always, I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.
Until next time sending sunny smiles.

Hugs


Pauline