Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media is pleased to announce that Maiden’s Veil, by Lisa Costantino, has won 1st place in the INDIE Awards, Women’s  Fiction Category (INDIE is a division of Chanticleer Book Reviews Blue Ribbon Writing Contests).

 Maiden’s Veil by Lisa Costantino

[Editor’s Note: This love story is written with lyrical prose that intertwines  history with a modern story-line. A beautiful read with twists and turns. Look for our review.]


Chanticleer Book Review Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Contests recognize outstanding books and manuscripts.

We are honored to announce the INDIE Awards First Place Blue Ribbon winning novels and their authors.

Each winning INDIE  novel was judged for the following qualities:

  • Compelling-ness of story
  • Professionalism of editing & formatting
  • Characterization
  • Continuity of story-line
  • Satisfying ending (not necessarily “happy”)
  • Intriguing opening
  • Uniqueness of story
  • Writing craft

INDIE CBR Blue Ribbon Award 1st Place category winning authors will be awarded:

  • Award winning books will be placed on the Chanticleer Book Shelves (which sell and promote the winning titles). Our CBR Book Shelves are located in participating Independent Book Stores across the U.S.
  • A coveted Chanticleer Book Review
  • A CBR Blue Ribbon embossed with the Contest Name, Author Name, and Book Title to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals
  • Digital award stickers for on-line promotion
  • Adhesive book stickers
  • Shelf-talkers and other promotional items
  • Promotion in print and on-line media
  • Review of book distributed to on-line sites and printed media publications
  • Review, cover art, and author synopsis listed in CBR’s newsletter
And the 1st Place Award winners will automatically be entered into the GRAND PRIZE AWARD for title of  The Best of the CBR Award Winning Books of 2013!

For a full list of all winners, visit Chanticleer Book Reviews website at