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Stalking your next book boyfriend is easier than ever #IndieMonth2017 #giveaway
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Stalking your next book boyfriend is easier than ever #IndieMonth2017 #giveaway

by davincikittieJune 20, 2017

GraveTells has a brand new look, and it’s perfect for finding your next book boyfriend!

Discovery Week of #IndieMonth2017 is all about new ways to find books you’ll love, so let’s take a tour of the new GraveTells for all the must-see new features that will make your search easy.

DON’T MISS GIVEAWAYS: TWO $25 Amazon Gift Cards, a Venetian mask, ebooks, & jewelry (bottom of post!)

The top menu is packed with filters!

In the mood for a pulse-pounding urban fantasy romance? The new menu system will take you right to our latest reviews!

If you’re using a desktop or laptop browser, you can hover your mouse over the top menu icons and a list of related books will drop down. Mobile users may not be able to see this menu, depending on your screen size. Clicking a category name (like “Urban Fantasy”) on the dropdown will show you only those books. Click a book cover to read the review. Or, click the “go to (category)” link to see a blog archive with only those reviews.

Pretty cool, right? Where this gets really powerful is letting you quickly and easily see GT’s Top Picks and award-winners, like Book of the Month, Book of the Year, and Readers Choice winners. Follow the same instructions as in the screenshot above, but use the Recommended Reads top menu icon (a heart) instead. Notice how there’s a “Reader Faves” category under “Recommended Reads”? More on that later!

Magazine panels show you top recommendations

If you’re on a phone or tablet, the magazine panels on main pages will be your best friend. These show three sections: Popular Now, The Latest, and DaVinciKittie Recommends. You can find these panels by clicking on most of the top menu icons. Try clicking Book Reviews from the top main navigation. It should load this page… (notice you can see the same categories here as on the on-hover drop-down top menu)

Popular Now shows what other people are viewing, liking, commenting on, and sharing. The Latest shows the most recent post in this category. DaVinciKittie Recommends lists featured posts and reviews, and the ones marked as “Top Picks” are our highest-scoring recommendations.

Say you’re still looking for that Urban Fantasy read. Clicking the category here will take you to the blog archive with those reviews.

Reader favorite books have higher heat ratings

Once you click through to a book review, you’ll notice a little flame with a number beside it. That tells you how popular the review or article is with you guys, the GraveTells readers. The more a post is shared, liked, commented on, and interacted with, the higher its flame rating.

Why is this important?

Both the Popular Now feature (in the magazine panels shown above) and the Trending widget on the sidebar show you the books with the highest flame rankings. Click through and see why readers are loving them!

There are tons more ways to find books you’ll love on GT

…but that’s enough to keep you busy for a while!

Sneak Peek!

Remember way back in 2013 when GraveTells awarded monthly Reader’s Choice awards to books and authors? I am SUPER STOKED to announce that later this summer, we’re bringing it back! And those little flame ratings I showed you above are the way we’ll choose the winners.

So if you’ve got a favorite author or book already featured on GraveTells, go to that post and like, comment, share, and have fun with it! The more you interact, the higher its heat rating, and the better chance it’ll make the Trending list and win an award. PS – Try practicing in the “What’s your reaction” area below! To see  the changes your interactions made to the “trending” rankings, click here and look at the left sidebar.

Go forth and find awesome, sexy new book boyfriends!

Giveaways

These are open to US & international readers! Leave a comment on today’s post, then fill out the prize widgets below to enter to win these fantastic prizes! Not sure what to chat about?

  • What are your favorite romance genres to read?
  • Did you take a spin through the new menu system? What do you think?

Sponsored by author Lexi Post ($25 Amazon GC + ebook + Venetian Mask!)

Cant see the widget above? Click here to enter the giveaway directly.

Win one of 12 prizes from our event sponsors! (Includes a $25 Amazon Gift Card, jewelry, swag, and TONS of ebooks!)

Cant see the widget above? Click here to enter the giveaway directly.

 

DON’T MISS: Exclusive interview with bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti on time management techniques that work! (and an ebook giveaway!)

 

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About The Author
davincikittie
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
46 Comments
  • Betty Olsen
    June 21, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Love the emails I get from Grave Tells – so informative and learn about new authors. Also, love the birthday gift she sends!! <3

  • Suz Reads
    June 21, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I like historical romances! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    • June 21, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks for stopping in, Suz! Have you read the Mallory series by Johanna Lindsey. Pirate James Mallory was one of my first (I think my VERY first!) book boyfriends, and I blazed through that entire series. I don’t read many historicals these days, but I have some very fond memories of them! <3

  • AlyP
    June 21, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    The new menu is really useful! It’s also veeeery pretty.
    I love romance: historical, contemp, paranormal, fantasy, some new adult, I’d also add urban fantasy… I read almost anything

  • June 26, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I love Grave Tells and all the wonderful authors it brings to my inbox. Thank you for the great books and book boyfriends.

    • June 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Thank you, Michelle! *hug* Sharing book boyfriends is one of my most favorite things. So glad you’ve found some to fall in love with at GraveTells. <3

  • June 26, 2017 at 9:34 am

    That is a gorgeous mask you are giving away! Good on you, Lexi Post!

  • Merrie Weiler
    June 26, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Great website! Love all the books and authors brought to my attention. Keep up the good wok!

  • Tracy jacobs
    June 26, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Thank you for the chance

  • Betty Olsen
    June 26, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Lexi Post is having a giveaway and one is a beautiful Italian mask. I forgot to mention, I love the setup of reading reviews and finding new books on Grave Tells!!

  • Shannon Capelle
    June 26, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    This is awesome tysm for the chance to win something

  • Kathy Osborn
    June 26, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Love the website. I enjoy all genres of romances from paranormal to contemporary.. Thanks so much for the chance on the giveaway.

  • Susanti
    June 27, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Hello!! xx new subbie here can’t wait to see some new stories thank you for doing this giveaway

    • June 27, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks so much for subscribing, Susanti (great name, btw!)! I’m looking forward to chatting more with you on future posts! And shout out if you have any requests for reviews. I’m always looking for new-to-me reads, even if they aren’t new to the market. =)

      • Susanti
        June 29, 2017 at 4:57 am

        WHAT :”) omg I don’t really like my name but thank you so much <3 I'm looking forward to chatting with you too! <3 I have a few want-to-read books but they're all very old :/

  • Tina Myers
    June 27, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Awesome books and giveaways. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Beth Fuller
    June 27, 2017 at 11:34 am

    This is the first time I have encountered this giveaway entry format. I have to say that I like it better than rafflecopter. I like the website too although it might take me a few days to get through all of the information 🙂

    • June 27, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks Beth, I think so too! I switched over to Giveaway Tools several years ago and I (mostly) like it much more than Rafflecopter. There are a few little quirks on the setup side that RF is better at, but overall I’m happy with GT. And I totally feel you about needing time to go through all the info on GraveTells! We’re six and a half years old now, so there’s tons to see! I’m hoping to get it all cleaned up soon. Apologies for any mess you see in the near future! The new theme switchover was a doozy! 😉

  • Debra Shutters
    June 27, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Love the website and entered the giveaways and thank you for the chance 🙂

  • Karen Markuson
    June 27, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    New menu seems quite high tech. I enjoy reading paranormal and historical books, but I read a little bit of everything.

    • June 27, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Paranormals are my thing too (I guess the name of my site is a giveaway, eh? 😉 ). I used to read historicals a lot. I was a SUPER FAN of the Malory Family series by Johanna Lindsey. I miss them sometimes, but I only have so much time in the day to read! Haha.

  • Rita C
    June 27, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Really like the website-so much information! Newbie here and thanks for the giveaways.

  • Diana Page
    June 28, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Thank you for having such an ecclectic blog, it’s great not seeing thesame stuff over and over again

    • June 28, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you, Diana!! <3 I totally agree. If I’m showing the exact same content as 100 other blogs, what’s the point, right? I’m really loving the chance to post some original content during #IndieMonth2017. I’m looking forward to talking about blogging next week. Hope to see you back!

  • Susanti
    June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    stopping by again haha:)) have a fantastic day!! xx

  • Crystal
    June 29, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Love Lexi Post’s newsletter!!

  • Misty Dawn
    June 29, 2017 at 7:57 am

    I LOVE all kinds of romance books as long as there is a HEA and an interesting story I will read it!

    • June 29, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      That HEA is super important, I totally agree. That’s why I read romance and not generic fiction. I NEED the guarantee! Sometimes the story gets lost in too much romance, and that’s part of why I started GraveTells—to help guide readers to the types of stories they will love. I hope you enjoy the recommendations around the site! <3

  • Lamar Jackson
    June 29, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Thanks for the chances!

  • Catherine Lemanski
    June 29, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Thank you for having these contests.

  • Monica Woodmansee
    June 29, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I would SO love to win that gorgeous mask! My birthday is the 1613th so that would be an AWESOME birthday ‘gift’!

  • Melinda Everhart
    June 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Thanks for all the great authors and reads you send

  • June 29, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Wow, impressive improvements to the site, congrats, and thanks for the giveaway!

  • July 2, 2017 at 1:13 am

    I love all the messages and chats with gravetells and guest. Will be stalking and very excited to get it on. So far i am loving the books and the giveaways. Haven’t won a giveaway yet, but always a chance. That is what makes it fun. Love this indie month and lets start stalking the next boyfriend. I’m all in 😛 This author is epic and this site.

    • July 3, 2017 at 12:03 am

      Hehe, YES! I am all about stalking new book boyfriends! And I never miss a chance to enable a new friend to come along on my crazy adventure. =P Thank you SO MUCH for the kind words and can’t wait to see you around GraveTells! <3

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