April 5th, 2014
With its compassionate, yet no-nonsense, approach "Caregiving Our Loved Ones" by Dr. Nanette Davis will be appreciated by anyone who must navigate the turbulent waters of looking after an ill loved one. Dr. Davis reminds us that chronic diseases tend to have two victims—the patient and the caregiver—unless steps are taken by the caregiver to prevent losing herself and, ultimately, her health. Dr. Davis passes on her knowledge to caregivers for dealing with the ongoing emotional, financial and health toll of taking care of someone who will never get better.[read more]
March 30th, 2014
The Somerset Awards is a division of Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Writing Competitions. The contest division is named after W. Somerset Maugham, author of "The Moon and Sixpence," "Of Human Bondage," "Razor's Edge," and other literary masterpieces. This is the Official List of Finalists whose titles made it to the short list of the 2013 Somerset Awards. They will compete for the six First in Category positions.[read more]
March 28th, 2014
"Fatal Induction" is a captivating, classic mystery featuring Professor Bradshaw that takes place in the time of Tesla and Edison in the burgeoning city of Seattle. Pajer's vivid writing takes readers to this exciting time that is in the crossroads of scientific investigation and innovation, when automobiles and horse drawn carts compete for the same streets, and the United States reels with political unrest and social upheaval. Readers will warm to the curmudgeonly and reserved professor who has a heart of gold and a penchant for investigation.[read more]
March 26th, 2014
The Paranormal Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Gothic and Paranormal Fiction. These Finalists have made it through the first 3 rounds of competition. The first sixty to ninety pages of these works have been read; they are presently competing in the next series of rounds.[read more]
March 25th, 2014
It is a powerful, un-blinking telling of the hard-fought war between the bravery of one who refuses to give up against the cunning cruelty of a malevolent trio of ruthless men. D. B. Jackson’s "Unbroke Horses" has carefully chiseled characters and is written with unflinching clarity in short, powerful chapters dominated by taut dialogue and hard hitting action. If you’re a Cormac McCarthy fan who appreciates western literary thrillers, this masterfully written novel is a must-read.[read more]
More than $20,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded by Chanticleer Book Reviews in 2014 to the First Place Winners of our Blue Ribbon Awards writing competitions. Nine Genre Contests; Published and Manuscripts Divisions.
Testimonials"I just got home this morning and opened the package with my [CBR blue] ribbon in it. I cried. I cannot wait to display it while I am touring this fall. Again, many thanks to Chanticleer Book Reviews and the judges. I will be entering [the Blue Ribbon Awards contests] again."
- Janet Shawgo, Look For Me.
"Thank you so much for selecting my novel Saving Hope as the first place winner for mystery/thriller. This recognition and validation means a lot to me."
- Liese Sherwood-Fabre, Saving Hope
"I was thrilled to be a 1st Place winner in the Published Blue Ribbon awards Romance/Western category. "
- Bobbi Groover, Inn at Little Bend
"I'm so excited! Thanks so much for recognizing Nardi Point and placing it in such good company with all Blue Ribbon Winners!"
-Nancy LaPonzina, Nardi Point
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-Bernadette Pajer, The Professor Bradshaw Mystery Series