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Welcome to the 2011 Readers Choice Award polls!

These polls are only open from Tuesday, December 27th until midnight (CST) on Saturday, December 31st. Help us spread the word to vote up your favorites!

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Welcome to the 2011 Readers Choice Award polls!

These polls are only open from Tuesday, December 27th until midnight (CST) on Saturday, December 31st. Help us spread the word to vote up your favorites!

For each of the 10 categories below, vote for your favorites. A few important notes before we get started…

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  • You’ll be able to select more than one entry on all polls, so be sure to read any poll-specific instructions before clicking “Vote”.
  • You may only vote once per category for the entire duration of the voting period, so choose wisely!
  • All polls on this page list their entries (except authors, who are listed alphabetically by first name) in order by the month their associated review was published in 2011, starting in January and ending in December.
  • All books/series/authors/characters/etc listed in the polls (unless otherwise stated) were published no earlier than December of 2010 AND received a rating of 4.0/5 Hearts or higher to be eligible for an award.*
  • Here is a convenient list of all the books, series, and authors nominated (that opens in a new window), so you can quickly and easily find the information you need about the contenders below.

 
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Favorite Book of 2011

You may choose up to 5 (FIVE) books below.

FAVORITE BOOK of 2011

  • Unleashed by Sara Humphreys (22%, 311 Votes)
  • Lover Mine by J. R. Ward (20%, 289 Votes)
  • Night Walker by Lisa Kessler (13%, 186 Votes)
  • North of Need by Laura Kaye (12%, 168 Votes)
  • This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (11%, 152 Votes)
  • Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning (10%, 148 Votes)
  • One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost (9%, 121 Votes)
  • Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian (7%, 104 Votes)
  • Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh (6%, 84 Votes)
  • Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh (6%, 84 Votes)
  • Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn (5%, 77 Votes)
  • Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (5%, 77 Votes)
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (5%, 74 Votes)
  • Magic Graves Anthology by Ilona Andrews & Jeaniene Frost (5%, 68 Votes)
  • Ecstasy Untamed by Pamela Palmer (5%, 68 Votes)
  • The Bite Before Christmas Anthology by Lynsay Sands & Jeaniene Frost (5%, 67 Votes)
  • Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton (5%, 67 Votes)
  • The Reluctant Vampire by Lynsay Sands (4%, 61 Votes)
  • Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter (4%, 57 Votes)
  • Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance (4%, 52 Votes)
  • Tastes of Love & Evil by Barbara Monajem (3%, 49 Votes)
  • Redemption by Eleri Stone (3%, 48 Votes)
  • Lost Prince by Ainsley (3%, 46 Votes)
  • Mark of the Sylph by Rosalie Lario (3%, 36 Votes)
  • Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Andersen (3%, 36 Votes)
  • The Lost by Caridad Pineiro (2%, 34 Votes)
  • The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (2%, 34 Votes)
  • Touch of the Angel by Rosalie Lario (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Hunters & Prey by Katie Salidas (2%, 22 Votes)
  • Devil Without A Cause by Terri Garey (1%, 20 Votes)
  • Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Within the Flames by Marjorie M. Liu (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Twilight Fulfilled by Maggie Shayne (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Hellbent by Cherie Priest (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Lord of Rage by Jill Monroe (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Claiming the Evil Dead by Mary Abshire (0%, 7 Votes)
  • The Body Snatcher Wears Lipstick by Artemis Hunt (0%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,412

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Best Cover Artwork of 2011

Books (meeting the eligibility criteria of publication date but including ALL ratings) with striking or notable covers that were reviewed by the GT team in 2011 were chosen for award eligibility.  You may choose up to 3 (THREE) covers below.

BEST COVER ARTWORK of 2011

  • One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost (35%, 216 Votes)
  • North of Need by Laura Kaye (27%, 170 Votes)
  • Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn (14%, 87 Votes)
  • The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (14%, 84 Votes)
  • Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance (13%, 81 Votes)
  • The Last Rising by Rachel Firasek (12%, 74 Votes)
  • Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh (12%, 72 Votes)
  • Devil Without A Cause by Terri Garey (8%, 50 Votes)
  • The Lost by Caridad Pineiro (6%, 39 Votes)
  • Mark of the Sylph by Rosalie Lario (6%, 37 Votes)

Total Voters: 622

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Sexiest Story of 2011

Books (meeting the eligibility criteria*) with the steamiest scenes that were reviewed by the GT team in 2011 were chosen for award eligibility.  You may choose up to 3 (THREE) books below.

SEXIEST STORY of 2011

  • Lover Mine by J. R. Ward (37%, 265 Votes)
  • North of Need by Laura Kaye (21%, 154 Votes)
  • This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (20%, 143 Votes)
  • Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning (16%, 117 Votes)
  • One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost (15%, 108 Votes)
  • Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh (10%, 76 Votes)
  • Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh (10%, 71 Votes)
  • Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter (8%, 56 Votes)
  • Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance (6%, 45 Votes)
  • Redemption by Eleri Stone (6%, 40 Votes)
  • Mark of the Sylph by Rosalie Lario (5%, 33 Votes)
  • Touch of the Angel by Rosalie Lario (4%, 26 Votes)
  • Tastes of Love & Evil by Barbara Monajem (3%, 24 Votes)
  • Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Andersen (3%, 23 Votes)
  • Devil Without A Cause by Terri Garey (2%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 724

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Favorite Series of 2011

Notable series containing books (meeting the eligibility criteria*) reviewed by the GT team in 2011 that were part of a series containing 2 or more published books were chosen for award eligibility.  You may choose up to 3 (THREE) series below.

FAVORITE SERIES of 2011

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (45%, 321 Votes)
  • Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost (22%, 159 Votes)
  • The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning (15%, 105 Votes)
  • Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian (14%, 99 Votes)
  • Psy/Changeling by Nalini Singh (11%, 81 Votes)
  • Anita Blake Vampire Hunter by Laurell K. Hamilton (11%, 77 Votes)
  • Argeneau Vampires by Lynsay Sands (10%, 69 Votes)
  • Southern Vampire Chronicles by Charlaine Harris (10%, 68 Votes)
  • Guild Hunter by Nalini Singh (9%, 67 Votes)
  • Indigo Court by Yasmine Galenorn (9%, 65 Votes)
  • Cassie Palmer by Karen Chance (7%, 50 Votes)
  • Feral Warriors by Pamela Palmer (6%, 46 Votes)
  • The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa (5%, 39 Votes)
  • Demons of Infernum by Rosalie Lario (5%, 36 Votes)
  • Royal House of Shadows by Gena Showalter, Jill Monroe, Jessica Andersen, & Nalini Singh (5%, 32 Votes)
  • Bayou Gavotte by Barbara Monajem (2%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 711

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Sweethearts of 2011

Couples with strong chemistry from books (meeting the eligibility criteria*) reviewed by the GT team in 2011 were chosen for award eligibility.  You may choose up to 5 (FIVE) couples below.

SWEETHEARTS of 2011

  • John Matthew & Xhex (Lover Mine by J. R. Ward) (34%, 262 Votes)
  • Cat & Bones (One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost) (30%, 233 Votes)
  • Barrons & Mac (Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning) (19%, 146 Votes)
  • Megan & Owen (North of Need by Laura Kaye) (18%, 140 Votes)
  • Corrine & Hunter (Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian) (13%, 103 Votes)
  • Hawke & Sienna (Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh) (11%, 87 Votes)
  • Dmitri & Honor (Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh) (9%, 74 Votes)
  • Diana & Matthew (A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness) (9%, 67 Votes)
  • Hawke & Faith (Ecstasy Untamed by Pamela Palmer) (8%, 63 Votes)
  • Cassie & Pritkin (Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance) (7%, 53 Votes)
  • Ash & Meghan (The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa) (6%, 43 Votes)
  • Alaric & Katriel (Lost Prince by Ainsley) (5%, 36 Votes)
  • Taeg & Maya (Mark of the Sylph by Rosalie Lario) (4%, 35 Votes)
  • Micah & Liliana (Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh) (4%, 34 Votes)
  • Adriano & Sophie (Redeption by Eleri Stone) (4%, 32 Votes)
  • Cassie & Mircea (Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance) (4%, 32 Votes)
  • Adam & Bobbie (The Lost by Caridad Pineiro) (3%, 26 Votes)
  • Ronin & Amara (Touched by the Angel by Rosalie Lario) (3%, 25 Votes)
  • Jack & Rose (Tastes of Love & Evil by Barbara Monajem) (2%, 19 Votes)
  • Finn & Faith (Devil Without A Cause by Terri Garey) (2%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 779

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Best Bromance of 2011

Notable male best friends from books (meeting the eligibility criteria*) reviewed by the GT team in 2011 were chosen for award eligibility.  You may choose up to 2 (TWO) pairs of best buds below.

BEST BROMANCE of 2011

  • Vishous & Butch (Lover Mine by J. R. Ward) (65%, 381 Votes)
  • Ian & Bones (The Gift: Home for the Holidays by Jeaniene (29%, 170 Votes)
  • Dmitri & Raphael (Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh) (15%, 87 Votes)
  • Chase & Dante (Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian) (15%, 87 Votes)
  • Ash & Puck (The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa) (9%, 53 Votes)
  • Jack & Constantine (Tastes of Love & Evil by Barbara (3%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 585

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Most Compelling Hero of 2011

Notable male protagonists from books (meeting the eligibility criteria*) reviewed by the GT team in 2011 were chosen for award eligibility.  You may choose up to 3 (THREE) heroes below.

MOST COMPELLING HERO of 2011

  • John Matthew (Lover Mine by J. R. Ward) (37%, 260 Votes)
  • Bones (One Grave at a Time) by Jeaniene Frost (30%, 208 Votes)
  • Barrons (Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning) (20%, 142 Votes)
  • Owen (North of Need by Laura Kaye) (18%, 124 Votes)
  • Hawke (Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh) (12%, 86 Votes)
  • Ian (The Bite Before Christmas: Home for the Holidays) (12%, 82 Votes)
  • Dmitri (Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh) (10%, 71 Votes)
  • Pritkin (Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance) (8%, 55 Votes)
  • Ash (The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa) (6%, 41 Votes)
  • Adriano (Redemption by Eleri Stone) (5%, 38 Votes)
  • Taeg (Mark of the Sylph by Rosalie Lario) (5%, 32 Votes)
  • Micah (Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh) (3%, 23 Votes)
  • Jack (Tastes of Love & Evil by Barbara Monajem) (3%, 22 Votes)
  • Ronin (Touch of the Angel by Rosalie Lario) (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Finn (Devil Without A Cause by Terri Garey) (2%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 701

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Most Kick-Ass Heroine of 2011

Notable female protagonists from books (meeting the eligibility criteria*) reviewed by the GT team in 2011 were chosen for award eligibility.  You may choose up to 3 (THREE) heroines below.

MOST KICK-ASS HEROINE of 2011

  • Xhex (Lover Mine by J. R. Ward) (35%, 255 Votes)
  • Cat (One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost) (30%, 218 Votes)
  • Mac (Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning) (16%, 118 Votes)
  • Anita Blake (Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton) (15%, 113 Votes)
  • Megan Snow (North of Need by Laura Kaye) (15%, 109 Votes)
  • Kate Daniels (Magic Graves: A Questionable Client by Ilona Andrews) (14%, 100 Votes)
  • Sienna Lauren (Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh) (9%, 65 Votes)
  • Cicely (Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn) (7%, 55 Votes)
  • Cassie Palmer (Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance) (7%, 53 Votes)
  • Faith (Ecstasy Untamed by Pamela Palmer) (6%, 46 Votes)
  • Honor (Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh) (6%, 41 Votes)
  • Maya (Mark of the Sylph by Rosalile Lario) (4%, 33 Votes)
  • Katriel (Lost Prince by Ainsley) (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Liliana (Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh) (2%, 18 Votes)
  • Reda (Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Andersen) (2%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 735

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Favorite Author of 2011

All authors whose books (meeting the eligibility criteria for publication date AND scored a rating of 4.5 or higher) were reviewed by the GT team in 2011 are eligible for this award.  You may choose up to 3 (THREE) authors below.

FAVORITE AUTHOR of 2011

  • J. R. Ward (39%, 291 Votes)
  • Jeaniene Frost (26%, 195 Votes)
  • Laura Kaye (19%, 139 Votes)
  • Karen Marie Moning (19%, 137 Votes)
  • Nalini Singh (17%, 123 Votes)
  • Ilona Andrews (15%, 108 Votes)
  • Gena Showalter (13%, 99 Votes)
  • Pamela Palmer (7%, 54 Votes)
  • Rosalie Lario (5%, 36 Votes)
  • Ainsley (4%, 33 Votes)
  • Julie Kagawa (4%, 33 Votes)
  • Jessica Andersen (4%, 29 Votes)
  • Barbara Monajem (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Terri Garey (2%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 740

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Breakout Author of 2011

Authors who first published full-length novels in the PNR/UF genres no earlier than 2010 and whose books (meeting the eligibility criteria*) were reviewed by the GT team in 2011 are eligible for this award.  You may choose up to 3 (THREE) authors below.

BREAKOUT AUTHOR of 2011

  • Laura Kaye (37%, 226 Votes)
  • Lisa Kessler (30%, 182 Votes)
  • Deborah Harkness (15%, 94 Votes)
  • Julie Kagawa (13%, 79 Votes)
  • Rosalie Lario (11%, 67 Votes)
  • Jill Monroe (11%, 66 Votes)
  • Eleri Stone (7%, 45 Votes)
  • Barbara Monajem (5%, 30 Votes)
  • Katie Salidas (5%, 28 Votes)
  • Artemis Hunt (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Mary Abshire (3%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 613

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All done voting?  See the current results here! These results update in real time, so you can follow the progress of your favorites to know when you need to help promote them to your friends and fans to help garner more votes!  Remember, all voting closes at midnight on Saturday, December 31st!  Happy voting and thank you for participating!

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15 Comments


  1.  
    Mary Roya

    That was fun, I always like supporting my favorite authors.




  2.  
    Sophia Rose

    I enjoyed being able to vote for my favorite books and authors.

    Thanks for the opportunity.




  3.  
    Shiva

    It’s so awesome that we can vote for V and Butch! Too bad it’s only in the bromance section and not “best chemistry” because they outshine all!!!




  4.  

    I can’t believe you didn’t have Kate Daniels & Curran up as a couple.




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      We haven’t reviewed a book with Kate and Curran yet, only a novella. So, that’s why they weren’t included. But , I plan on taking care of that soon. So, I’m sure they’ll be in next years polls. Sorry to disappoint.




  5.  
    AmyS.

    Lots of great authors. I was stuck between choosing JR Ward and Laura Kaye. At least we were able to choose more than 1. That way I didn’t have to choose between the two.




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      I always have trouble deciding on ONE favorite too. I think it’s a better measure of people’s opinions if they can choose more than one. And it lets us include more contenders, which is always great for the authors! =)

      I’m glad you guys are having fun with it!




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      OMG! What a wonderful compliment! Especially as J.R. is my favorite author! Right here, this comment makes me feel like I won! THANK YOU!




  6.  
    ChandraGay

    Voting was thought provoking.





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