The end of the year brought me a slew of awards that left me awed, boggled and so very, very grateful.
Here's what I mean:
Sizzling Read of the Year for NORTH OF NEED!
With 269 / 1109 (or 26%) of the vote!
HEARTS IN DARKNESS came in 4th place with 102 (or 9%) of the vote!
Breakout Author of the Year!
With 226 / 613 (or 37%) of the vote!
Nominated for a total of EIGHT Readers' Choice Awards!
Here were the full results! There were 13,000 votes across 10 categories. Here were my placings:
- Favorite Book of 2011 – 4th place (out of 37 nominees) with 12% vote
- Best Cover Art of 2011 – 2nd place (out of 10) with 27% vote (1st Jeaniene Frost)
- Sexiest Story of 2011 – 2nd place (out of 15) with 21% vote (1st JR Ward)
- Favorite Sweethearts of 2011 – 4th place (out of 20) with 18% vote (behind Ward, Frost, Moning)
- Most Compelling Hero of 2011 (Owen) – 4th place (out of 15) with 18% vote (behind Ward, Frost, Moning)
- Most Kick Ass Heroine of 2011 (Megan) – 5th place (out of 15) with 15% vote (behind Ward, Frost, Moning, Blake)
- Favorite Author of 2011 – 3rd place (out of 14) with 19% vote (behind Ward, Frost)
- Breakout Author of 2011 – 1st place (out of 11) with 37% of the vote
5-STAR Gold Heart Award Winner for NORTH OF NEED
(1 of 9 books to which GraveTells has awarded this)
Book of the Month Wins for NORTH OF NEED:
Favorite Read of the Year Nods:
NORTH OF NEED - 4th place Favorite Paranormal at Reading Between the Wines Book Club*
NORTH OF NEED - 5th place Ultimate Favorite at Reading Between the Wines Book Club*
NORTH OF NEED - A Favorite Read at Cocktails and Books
NORTH OF NEED - 1st place Favorite Paranormal at Sizzling Hot Book Reviews
HEARTS IN DARKNESS - 3rd place Favorite Read at Smitten by Books*
HEARTS IN DARKNESS - Top 10 Favorite Read at Reading Lark*
FOREVER FREED - A Favorite Read at Cocktails and Books
JUST GOTTA SAY - A Favorite Read at Mark of the Stars
[*Indicates a Site Offering a GIVEAWAY of winner's choice of one of the site's favorite books!]
So, naturally, I need to say thanks. Thank you to the readers, bloggers, reviewers, editors, cover artists, critique partners, family members and friends who made 2011 everything that it was for me.
GIVEAWAY!I know it's a small token, but I'm offering you a giveaway - two people will win choice of one of my ebooks. Leave a comment with your email address through midnight EST on 1/6 to be entered to win. Open to international.
Thanks to each of you for joining me on this journey! I hope you'll stick around to see where the ride goes next in 2012!
Thanks for reading,