The year in review: Thank you for a fantastic 2012!
2012 was great year for GraveTells, thanks completely to our tireless review team and the awesome loyal support from all of you! <3 Here’s a quick recap of what went down last year, then it’s full-steam ahead into 2013!
The Bloggy Awards
In 2012, GraveTells was nominated for 13 Bloggy Awards! The voting was crazy and participating was a ton of fun. When the dust cleared, we’d been chosen as the winner in five categories…
*confetti!* Thank you to everyone who voted!!
Authors After Dark Nomination
The fabulously fun and unique Authors After Dark convention, where readers can get up close and personal with their favorite authors more easily than ever before, hosts a yearly awards contest and GraveTells was nominated as one of only 5 sites up for 2013 Blog of the Year. Voting is over and we won’t know who won until AAD in the summer of 2013, but regardless of how the vote turned out, we are incredibly honored to be on that very short and exclusive list of fantastic review sites (Mr. Romance Man, oh how you crack me up!), especially considering that we are a niche blog that only reviews romance in the paranromal and supernatural subgenres. We’re actually changing that up just a tad this year, but more about that later!
Psst! I’m attending AAD in 2013 and would love to meet up with you if you are also going. Give a shout out if you’re planning to go, and we’ll get together!
Readers Choice Awards
This was the second year GraveTells hosted our now-annual Readers Choice Awards at the close of December. The response from authors and readers alike was astounding and we are so very flattered that you all enjoyed voting and promoting your favorite books and authors! Below is a snippet from the announcement post…
In our Readers Choice voting to celebrate the top stories and authors of 2012 in paranormal romance, as reviewed and featured here on GraveTells, nearly 1,200 fans came out to show support for their favorites. With an epic total just shy of 18,000 votes, some of these races were very tight right to the end. The Most Memorable Book category alone brought in over 2,500 votes, followed closely by the Most Engaging Author poll at just over 2,100. What an exciting year for our genre! Vampires and werewolves and fairies OH MY, indeed!
Reviews and guest authors
2012 was also a record year for reviews and guest spots on GraveTells. Our review team published just over 160 reviews and we hosted around 80 authors for various tours, giveaways, promos, and guest spots. Getting to meet and interact with so many amazing authors, publicists, tour sites, and readers was the best part of the journey. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to GT in 2012, whether by subscribing to our email updates and following us on social media or stopping by to comment on a post or submitting your work to be reviewed by our team! <3
And now, I promise, we are DONE talking about 2012! Bring on 2013!