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January 2013 GraveTells Book Awards: See our (and your) top picks!

January 2013 GraveTells Book Awards: See our (and your) top picks!

by davincikittieFebruary 4, 2013

Congratulations to our January 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

What reviewer DaVinciKittie had to say about Edge of Dawn…

After exhausting the ten single men in her original cast of vampire warriors (*snicker*), Lara Adrian has dramatically and completely revitalized the Midnight Breed series.

We last saw Kellan and Mira as children in Darker After Midnight and, while they had a definite connection then, it was a mere whisper of the raging current of passion flowing between them now. Holy Mother of Hotness, I don’t often read a vanilla open-door love scene that manages to be reverent, gentle, feverish, and scorchingly intense all at once. Kellan and Mira have some SERIOUS chemistry!

This is a series reboot of epic proportions, all Abrams-esque and full of sweet, steamy, action-packed promise. Even better, instead of having to recast the original warriors for her “reboot”, Ms. Adrian takes us out for a spin with her brand new cast, complete with sexy alpha bad boys and their talented, alluring females. Bring on the new Dawn!

Rivetting and utterly addicting, Edge of Dawn is the best Midnight Breed novel yet!

Read the full review here!


Reviewer Top Pick


Readers Choice Awards

Congratulations to Milly Taiden and Sharp Change for also being chosen as this month’s Readers Choice Favorite Story!

Read the review here!

To see all our reviews for January 2013, click here!

Congratulations to Debra Anastasia on being chosen as January 2013’s GraveTells Readers Choice Favorite Author! This is the third time Ms. Anastasia has been awarded a Readers Choice Favorite Author win!  Her Satan Jack is always a reader fave, what with all the rampant flirting and naughtiness, and he didn’t hold back this visit either!  Check out Debra & Satan Jack’s guest spot 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!


Did you miss our 2012 year-end awards?  Click the seals below to see the winners of our 2012 Readers Choice and GraveTells Book Awards!


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!  =)



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About The Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for 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

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