Hot on the heels of winning his Chill With a Book Readers’ Award, I’m very excited to say that Getting Over Gary has been awarded the Cover of the Month for April! All the books that win the Readers’ Award for the month are considered for this and a designer from Avalon Graphics picks the winner. The announcement on the Chill With a Book website can be found here.
Bear With Me also won the Cover of the Month last May. This is a proud moment for me because my husband, Mark, designs my covers. He drew the Beatle on the cover of this one, which is the car that the protagonist, Elise drives.
Congratulations Gary and Mark 🙂 xx
Hi there. Remember me? Very, very intermittent blogger? I’m sorry I haven’t been around much. I will endeavour to rectify that. But I’ve said that before, haven’t I? Oops!
This is just a quick post to announce the great news that Getting Over Gary won an award. But when I looked back over the blog, I realised I’d neglected to say that Searching for Steven won one too. Double oops.
They have both won a Chill With A Book Readers’ Award. This is given to independent releases. A group of prolific readers are asked to review the books against the following questions:
- 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?
Those who fulfil all these criteria will be awarded a Chill With A Book Readers’ Award. Bear With Me won one last May so I wondered whether the trilogy would be able to follow in Bear’s footsteps.
The answer, so far, is a resounding YES! Searching for Steven won the Award in February 2019 with some amazing reader feedback:
“I enjoyed this so much that I have since read the other two books in the trilogy. Well written and feel good. The characters were brilliantly formed.”
“I enjoyed this one, a nice little love story well written and with a decent plot.”
Hot on his heels, Getting Over Gary won an Award this month with this lovely reader feedback:
“I loved this book.”
“A really enjoyable story well thought through with plausible characters.”
Dreaming About Daran is waiting for his opportunity to be read so watch this space for news as to whether he scores the hat-trick for the trilogy and makes it four out of four. He’s my favourite of the trilogy so I am hopeful he’ll have his own little Award too. Fingers crossed!
A huge thank you to Pauline who runs these great Awards and all my readers. You can read more about them here.