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GraveTells 2012 Readers Choice Awards: Author nominees announced!

 

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Posted December 16, 2012 by

Meet the nominees for our Author Award categories!

Favorite Author

Nominees in the Favorite Author category were chosen using the following criteria…
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  • Authored a story reviewed by GraveTells.com in 2012
  • GraveTells review score of the story was 4.5/5 or greater
  • Story was published no earlier than December 2011
  • Story elements were skillfully executed, including world-building, complex & relatable characters, engaging storylines, and emotional depth, as expressed by the reviewer in her GraveTells review
  • Preference was given to authors with stories meeting all the qualifications above which were also chosen as a GraveTells Book of the Month, Reviewer Top Pick, or Readers Choice Favorite Story during 2012 and who received multiple 4.5+ review scores from GT in 2012 for books published no later than December 2011. *Note that not all stories reviewed on GT in 2012 are listed beside the author’s names below. Click the name of the author for her full post list, including guest spots.
  • Additional consideration was given to authors who, in addition to all of the above, participated in guest posts and other special events throughout 2012 on GraveTells.com

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Most Promising New Author

Nominees in the Most Promising New Author category were chosen using the following criteria…
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  • Authored a story reviewed by GraveTells.com in 2012
  • GraveTells review score of the story was 4.0/5 or greater
  • Story was published no earlier than December 2011
  • Story elements were skillfully executed, including world-building, complex & relatable characters, engaging storylines, and emotional depth, as expressed by the reviewer in her GraveTells review
  • Author first published a story in the genre of paranormal romance or urban fantasy no earlier than December 2011. Note: The 2012 nominees in this category also all happen to be first-time published authors in any genre, not just paranormal. Hats off to you all!

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Most Engaging Author

Nominees in the Most Engaging Author category were chosen using the following criteria…
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  • Author of at least one published work of fiction in the genre of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, or any other genre supported by GraveTells.com in 2012
  • Participated in a guest post on GraveTells.com in 2012
  • Interacted freely with commenters on the post, responding personally to the majority of the comments left by readers
  • Positive attitude and friendly disposition in all interactions with readers on GraveTells in 2012
  • Preference was given to authors with larger reader response to their guest posts, as readers found these posts more engaging and felt more compelled to leave comments

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Best Collaborative Interview

Nominees in the Best Collaborative Interview category were chosen using the following criteria…
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  • Participated in a collaborative short-story-style interview with a GraveTells reviewer that was posted on GraveTells.com in 2012
  • Authored a story reviewed by GraveTells.com in 2012
  • GraveTells review score of the story was 4.0/5 or greater
  • Story was published no earlier than December 2011

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Voting for ALL categories, even those not shown here, will begin on Friday, December 21st and end on Friday, December 28th. See our main post for the other nominees and more details!

Spotlight on the Most Promising New Author nominees

As a special treat, we’re spotlighting one category of nominees from each grouping each week.  This week, we’ll hear more about the up-and-coming authors of paranormal romance and Urban Fantasy from our Most Promising New Author category.  Bloggers from around the web will be representing these authors, hoping to sway your vote to the artist they believe is paranormal romance’s freshest and most original voice of 2012.  Join us this Wednesday, December 19th, to learn more about the authors!


davincikittie

 
DVK is the creator, owner, and Executive Editor of GraveTells. She enjoys Fantasy, SciFi, and comedy when not devouring Paranormal Romance, and she is easily & frequently distracted by sparkly things. Whenever she has energy left over from wrangling her pack of 4 cats and 2 dogs, DaVinciKittie creates stylish new goodies for her unique Rio Rosso Urban Accessories jewelry line. Read more about DVK here.


3 Comments


  1.  

    Congrats! These are some fabulous authors!




  2.  

    Wow! Thank you so much for the nomination. I’m humbled (and shocked!). And, no fair making me choose between Jennifer James and Rachel Firasek, DVK!





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