Each year, in addition to our annual Readers Choice Awards, the GraveTells team recognizes our picks for the top romances of the year in our official Book Awards. Read on to see who received the honors in 2013!Book of the Year
Of all the books reviewed on GraveTells in 2013, Striking Distance stands out as the most memorable and, well, striking. What sets it apart is more than just a hot romance (although it does have that) and an action-packed plot (which is also a plus), but in author Pamela Clare’s ability to weave together political, personal, and religious elements to paint a picture of the atrocities of war in a way [...]
All week long, we’re spotlighting the nominees for two of our 2013 GraveTells Readers Choice Awards categories! Some of the nominees will be represented by bloggers and fellow authors, to help give you a closer look into what makes them stand out in their category.Please help us welcome Anna from Herding Cats & Burning Soup as she tells us more about Tonya Burrows, nominee for Most Promising New Author!
Best New Author? *girly flail* Tonya Burrows is all over that one. Her books are guaranteed to make you all kinds of reader girl giddy and leave a big smile on your face. With sigh worthy [...]
Wilde for Her by Tonya Burrows
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Wilde For Her starts out in romantic Key West at the wedding of Jude and Libby from the first book in the series (Wilde Nights in Paradise). Since Eva lost a bet to her best friend (Jude’s older brother) Camden Wilde, she accepted defeat like the tough homicide detective she is and goes with him to his brother’s wedding as his “date”, having no clue that Cam has been concealing some very personal feelings toward her for years. When a light-hearted shots competition leads to a night of drunken- yet very enjoyable- sex, there’s no going back to the simple friendship they had [...]
Former Marine scout sniper Seth Harlan is new to HORNET and anxious to prove he can still do his job despite an ongoing battle with PTSD. He remembers all too well what it’s like to sit inside an enemy camp, praying for rescue and waiting for death. So when a wounded veteran contacts HORNET to rescue a buddy who was left behind, all sorts of nasty memories strain his newfound stability.
When an interview with a runaway Afghan child bride leads photojournalist Phoebe Leighton to an arms deal involving a suitcase bomb powerful enough to wipe out a mid-sized town, she realizes this is one battle she can’t win on her own. Forming an unlikely alliance with a ragtag team [...]