August is when we feature the Chatelaine Book Award Winners. Please join us in congratulating and reading these top works in this diverse range of all reads Chatelaine: Romance, Chick-Lit, Women's Fiction, Inspirational, and, of course, Steamy and Sensual. We also share some interesting background about the Chatelaine Book Awards icon.
EPSTEIN’S PANCAKE by Bjarne Rostaing – Political Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, CLUE AWARD WINNER
Edgy, articulate spy saga, Epstein’s Pancake is set in a post-Cold War world peopled by unsuspected betrayers and surprising allies.
MONEY JANE: The Hunt for a Legendary Magic Thief, Book 2 of How to Set the World on Fire Series by T.K. Riggins – Fantasy, Sword & Stone, Middle-Grade
The second book in a rich, school of magic fantasy series, T.K. Riggins has more fun --and danger in store for his readers in Money Jane: The Hunt for a Legendary Magic Thief.
SECRETS REVEALED, Cedar Islands Tales Book 4 by Kate Vale – Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Women’s Fiction
Take a grieving boy, his widowed father, and an intuitive, caring teacher who has wounds of her own, and you have the perfect characters for a captivating romance.
The VOID: Book 3 in the TANNER SEQUENCE by Timothy Johnston – Sci-fi Thriller, Galactic Empire, Space Exploration Mystery
Edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, book 3 in a trilogy where secrets can kill and whom to trust is always the question.
These historical fiction works have moved forward in the judging rounds from SLUSH pile to the 2018 Goethe Book Awards for post- 1750s fiction LONG LIST.
As the Ribbons Fall is a first-class horror novel. Make no mistake, Kara Lumbley has crafted a terrifying, white-knuckled read best done with the lights on.
Timothy Vincent’s out of this world dark fantasy/thriller, Jack Out of the Box, takes readers on a fantastically frightening voyage where choices matter – and one wrong choice releases dark and violent chaos back into the world.
I first met Joe Collins at CAC18 this last April. He's a tall, quiet man who carries himself with a certain nuance, a particular look in his eyes that lets a person know he's looking for fun. He writes from the heart and although he won 1st Place in the Goethe Awards for 2017, his book could have done just as well in the Laramie Awards. I am honored that Joe took the time to participate in our 10 Questions Interview Series. He has a lot to say and I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I do. Let me introduce you to J.R. (Joe) Collins: Chanticleer: Tell us a little about yourself: How did you start writing? Collins: I was raised in the Southern Appalachian town of Blairsville, GA. Our whole county had a population of around eight thousand at the time of my birth, 1962. I spent my growing up years helping my father farm beef cattle and attending the local school for my education. I went to church as a kid. Learned a deep respect for a love that would sacrifice itself for me. I believe I was considered normal by the local folks. You knew everybody in my confined, little world, and their business, too, whether you wanted to know it or not. News traveled fast because of how the telephone worked. Most all the homes were on a “party line,” if you had a telephone at all. You knew folks’ business [...]