November 2012 GraveTells Book Awards: See our (and your) top picks!
Congratulations to our November Book Award winners!
Below are the books and authors who have been selected for our monthly book awards, by the reviewers and the readers. Enjoy!
Book of the Month
|It’s not very often a book comes along and earns our perfect-rating Gold Heart award, so you know that story must be something very special when it does! Only two books have earned a 5/5 review score on GraveTells.com this year and we think you’ll like Provoked just as much as Blaze. Provoked is our GraveTells November 2012 Book of the Month!
What reviewer DaVinciKittie had to say about Provoked…
Reviewer Top Pick
Readers Choice Awards
Congratulations to Rebecca Zanetti and Provoked for also being chosen as this month’s Readers Choice Favorite Story!
A special shoutout goes to Lisa Kessler’s Night Thief, which gave Provoked a race to the finish in this month’s Readers Choice voting! Read our review here!
|Congratulations to Melissa Schroeder on being chosen as November 2012’s GraveTells Readers Choice Favorite Author! Read more about the Desire By Blood author below, then check out Ms. Schroeder’s guest spot here.
More about Mel…
Read more about Mel’s published works on her website and stalk her on Twitter here.
See the full results of this month’s Readers Choice voting here.
How do we choose the winners?
I’m sure you’re wondering how we make these decisions. Here’s the skinny…
For Reviewer Top Pick (formerly Reviewer’s Choice), each GT reviewer that posted a review for the selection month gets a number of votes equalling their total reviews posted for that month. They can spend those votes, in whatever split or block they want, on any book that earned a 4.0/5 or higher rating in its GT review. The book(s) with a combination of the highest vote total and the highest number of reviewers who voted for it wins the honor and gets the nifty little silver ribbon on its book cover across our site.
For Book of the Month, the selection is a little more complicated and it is chosen solely by me. As Executive Editor of the site, I take several factors into consideration, but most importantly, the book must have a minimum 4.5/5 rating and its review (if I haven’t personally read it) or story (if I have read it myself) needs to be memorable and have impact. It’s largely based on “gut” feeling, so it’s hard to spell out the specific metric for you guys, but basically it’s an informed subjective decision that I make each month, and I don’t take that lightly.
Finally, the Readers Choice awards for Favorite Author and Favorite Story are chosen by you guys every month in our end-of-month public voting! Thanks to everyone who participated this month and help spread the word to support your favorite authors and books!
Where can I get those cover badges for my site?
Want to display our awards on your site? Whether you’re an author, publisher, fellow blogger, or enthusiastic reader, we’d be honored for you to share the GraveTells awards in your sidebar, post, or homepage! Right-click the images above to save them locally and upload them to your own server, or you can link directly to them by right-clicking and selecting “copy image URL”. If you need a specific type of image or more instructions, email me and I’d be happy to help! =)
Yay for the winners- very deserving! Congrats to those wonderful others who were nominated.