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#GTRCA13: 2013 GraveTells Readers Choice Awards nominees announced!

#GTRCA13: 2013 GraveTells Readers Choice Awards nominees announced!

by davincikittieDecember 9, 2013

#GTRCA13 GraveTells Readers Choice Awards 2013

Meet your 2013 nominees!

At our Twitter Party, we gave out creative, festive party #drinks, compliments of our event bartender @ABarker86, we jammed out with a DJ session compliments of DaVinciKittie @GraveTells via GrooveShark, and @Rachel468 led us in a fantastic game of romance trivia… all in between announcing several of the 2013 GraveTells Readers Choice Award nominee categories!  Thanks go out also to @adria_r,@RabidReads, and @RhiReading for helping keep the party going with shout-outs!  We didn’t have time to announce the full nominee list, so without further ado, here are your 2013 GTRCA nominees!

#GTRCA13 Nominee: Most Outstanding New Series

The Most Promising New Series nominees are…


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Most Outstanding Series

The Most Outstanding Series nominees are…

  • All the King’s Men by Donya Lynne
  • Sinners On Tour by Olivia Cunning
  • Inside Out by Lisa Renee Jones
  • Vampire Erotic Theatre by Felicity Heaton
  • Southern Scrimmage by Mercy Celeste


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Most Original Story Universe

The Most Original Story Universe nominees are…

  • Blackthorn series by Lindsay J. Pryor
  • Magic & Mayhem series by Stacey Kennedy
  • Phoenix Rising series by Joan Swan
  • Beyond series by Kit Rocha


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Most Memorable Book

The Most Memorable Book nominees are…

  • Glitterland by Alexis Hall
  • Tangled by Emma Chase
  • Striking Distance by Pamela Clare
  • Real by Katy Evans
  • Archangel’s Legion by Nalini Singh
  • The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Favorite Novella or Short Story

The Favorite Novella or Short Story nominees are…

  • A Marine Affair by Heather Long
  • Anchored by A.J. Larrieu
  • The Perfect Sub by Jayson Locke
  • Bewitch by Felicity Heaton
  • First Strike by Pamela Clare
  • Taken by the Vampire King by Laura Kaye


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Sexiest Story

The Sexiest Story nominees are…

  • Asking For Trouble by Tessa Bailey
  • Sweet Young Thang by Anne Tenino
  • Against the Ropes by Sarah Castille
  • Beyond Control by Kit Rocha
  • Hers to Cherish by Patricia A. Knight
  • Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Tattered Pages

The Tattered Pages nominees are…

  • Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde
  • Fractured by Amber Lynn Natusch
  • Too Stupid to Live by Anne Tenino
  • Tangled by Emma Chase
  • Blind Attraction by Eden Summers
  • How Beauty Loved The Beast by Jax Garren
  • This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Moon by Laurann Dohner
  • Craving Constellations by Nicole Jacquelyn
  • Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Sugar Shock

The Sugar Shock nominees are…

  • Restore My Heart by Chelsea Camaron
  • Resurrecting Harry by Constance Philips
  • Zeus by Kamery Solomon
  • Love’s Second Chance by L.P. Dover
  • Her Accidental Boyfriend by Robin Bielman
  • Chasing Dreams by Nicole Edwards
  • Desire by Design by Paula Altenburg
  • Trouble by Samantha Towle
  • Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Comfort Food

The Comfort Food nominees are…

  • Suddenly Beautiful by Boone Brux
  • Baby & Bump by Brooke Moss
  • Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren
  • Winning the Boss’s Heart by Hayson Manning
  • Mariage Merger by Jennifer Probst
  • It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis
  • The Best Man by Kristan Higgins
  • Own The Wind by Kristen Ashley


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Naughty Indulgence

The Naughty Indulgence nominees are…

  • Ivan’s Captive Submissive by Ann Mayburn
  • If Only by Cherise Sinclair
  • Beyond Control by Kit Rocha
  • Alien Refuge by Tracy St. John
  • Being Me by Lisa Renee Jones
  • Playing the Part by Robin Covington
  • Free Agent by Roz Lee
  • Claimed by Stacey Kennedy
  • Amazon Heat by Valerie Twombly


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Most Swoon-Worthy Rock Star

The Most Swoon-Worthy Rock Star nominees are…

  • Blake Kennedy from Passionate Addiction by Eden Summers
  • Harrison James from My Unexpected Forever by Heidi McLaughlin
  • Caleb from Tell Me Why by Sydney Snow
  • Talon Walker from In a heartbeat by Hilary Storm
  • Adrian Graves from Louder Than Love by Jessica Topper
  • Sage Knightly from The Devil’s Reprise by Karina Halle
  • David Ferris from Lick by Kylie Scott
  • Eric Sticks from Wicked Beat by Olivia Cunning
  • Kellan Kyle from Reckless by S.C. Stephens
  • Jake Wethers from Wethering the Storm by Samantha Towle


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Most Charming Cowboy

The Most Charming Cowboy nominees are…

  • Cole Haywood from Tempting the Cowboy by Elizabeth Otto
  • Kid Kane from Raising Kane by Heather Long
  • Zane Walker from Zane by Nicole Edwards
  • Jake Lodge from Against the Wall by Rebecca Zanetti
  • Zach Gamble from His Reluctant Rancher by Roxanne Snopek
  • Vaughn Cooper from Cowboy Justice by Melissa Cutler


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Most Badass Man In Uniform

The Most Badass Man In Uniform nominees are…

  • Caleb Montgomery from Safe With Me by Kristen Proby
  • Gabe Bristow from SEAL of Honor by Tonya Burrows
  • Jamie Caldwell from Under His Command by Kristine Cayne
  • Derek Tyler from Protecting What’s His by Tessa Bailey
  • Nick Rixey from Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye
  • Thane Austin from Code Name: Ghost by Natasza Waters
  • Shane Dean from Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti
  • Michael McCade from Falling for the Marine by Samanthe Beck
  • Nixon Caldwell from Off Limits by Sawyer Bennett


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Most Alluring Angel

The Most Alluring Angel nominees are…

  • Ambrose from Her Warriors’ Three Wishes by Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Nathanael from Elixxer by Deena Remiel
  • Reaver from Reaver by Larissa Ione
  • Asmodeus from Her Wicked Angel by Felicity Heaton
  • Koldo from Beauty Awakened by Gena Showalter
  • Asher from Cinder X by Jessica Sorensen
  • Raphael from Archangel’s Legion by Nalini Singh


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Sexiest Witch

The Sexiest Witch nominees are…

  • Fallon from In Too Deep by Brandy L. Rivers
  • Lily Ivory from Tarnished and Torn by Juliet Blackwell
  • Rachel Morgan from Ever After by Kim Harrison
  • Vance Mangum from Fire and Ice by Lacey Weatherford
  • Litha from Gathering Storm by Victoria Danann


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Most Sensual Vampire

The Most Sensual Vampire nominees are…

  • Gabriel from Fated For Forever by Alanea Alder
  • Devlin from Forever Changed by Belinda Boring
  • Ethan Sullivan from Biting Bad by Chloe Neill
  • Caleb Dehain from Blood Roses by Lindsay J. Pryor
  • Jeremy Blade from Real Vampires Know Hips Happen by Gerry Bartlett
  • Vlad Tepesh from Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost
  • Kellan Archer from Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian
  • Jake Colson from One Lucky Vampire by Linsay Sands
  • Marcus from Eternal Flame by Valerie Twombly
  • Baka from A Summoner’s Tale by Victoria Danann


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Sexiest Shifter

The Sexiest Shifter nominees are…

  • Roan McKichan from Infected: Undertow by Andrea Speed
  • Asher from Shapeshifted by Cassie Alexander
  • Austin Cole from Seven Years by Dannika Dark
  • Jane Yellowrock from Blood Trade by Faith Hunter
  • MacRieve from MacRieve by Kresley Cole
  • Aren from Hunter’s Moon by Lisa Kessler
  • Chace from Charred Heart by Lizzy Ford
  • Seth from Bite Me by PJ Schnyder
  • Dominic Trejada from Unclaimed by Sara Humphreys
  • Jake Hunter from Werewolf in Alaska by Vicki Lewis Thompson


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Steamiest Kiss

The Steamiest Kiss nominees are…

  • Nikki Triano & Torano Stephanos from Suddenly Beautiful by Boone Brux
  • Maddox & Ellie from Shattered Emotions by Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Reyes Farrow & Charley Davidson from 5th Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones
  • Brent & Hayden from Asking For Trouble by Tessa Bailey


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Hottest Couple

The Hottest Couple nominees are…

  • Sophie & Rodrian from Blood Rush by Ash Krafton
  • Sam & Linda from This Is Who I Am from Cherise Sinclair
  • Titus & Natasa from Bound by Elisabeth Naughton
  • Silver & Logan from Gravity by Dannika Dark
  • Etienne & Krysta from Darkness Rises by Dianne Duvall
  • Damian Stark & Nikki Fairchild from Complete Me by Julie Kenner
  • Kate Daniels & Curran from Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
  • Emily & Gavin from Pulse by Gail McHugh
  • Zeke & Ember from Embattled Minds by J.M. Madden
  • Roark Blackwell & Kaida Lee from Dragon’s Breath by Kali Willows
  • Perry & Dex from Come Alive by Karina Halle
  • Leni & Jeric from The Space Between by Kristie Cook
  • Amy Benson & Liam Stone from Infinite Possibilities by Lisa Renee Jones
  • Thane Austin & Kayla Banks from Code Name: Ghost by Natasza Waters
  • Jace & Hayden from No Strings Attached by Nicolette Day


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Favorite Same-Sex Couple

The Favorite Same-Sex Couple nominees are…

  • Ashby & Gabriel from Fated For Forever by Alanea Alder
  • Luke & Stefan from Northern Light by E.J. Russell
  • Qhuinn & Blaylock from Lover At Last by J.R. Ward
  • Luke & Cole from Devotion by Nicole Edwards
  • Cammie & Kay from Turn Me On by Virginia Nelson
  • Trip & Silas from Bad Idea by Damon Suede


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Most Engaging Author

The Most Engaging Author nominees are…

  • Robin Bielman
  • Jessica Subject
  • Barbara Monajem
  • Skye Jordan
  • Kallysten
  • Molly Hall


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Most Promising New Author

The Most Promising New Author nominees are…


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Favorite Author

The Favorite Author nominees are…

  • Gabrielle Bisset
  • Joey W. Hill
  • Donya Lynne
  • Lara Adrian
  • Susannah Sandlin
  • S.E. Jakes


#GTRCA13 Nominee: Favorite Publisher

The Favorite Publisher nominees are…

  • Carina Press
  • Penguin Group
  • Entangled Publishing
  • Harper Impulse
  • Pink Narcissus Press
  • Samhain Publishing
  • Secret Cravings Publishing
  • Siren-Bookstrand
  • Riptide Publishing
  • Bookouture



Congratulations to all our #GTRCA13 Twitter Party winners!

If you won a prize at the party, be sure to send your mailing info to @Rachel468 so we can get your prize out to you!

For all of you waiting to find out the winner of that fab shirt from AAD, signed by over 20 awesome authors, wait no more. The winner is Heather Bell! Congratulations, Heather!
Autographed AAD tshirt

GTRCA13 voting begins Sunday, December 15th!

Stay tuned all this week for some special events where we will spotlight a few of our nominees! Thanks for all your help – we couldn’t have done this without all of you coming out to support your favorite authors! Much <3!

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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
  • December 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I’m so honored that Vaughn Cooper from Cowboy Justice is up for an award. He’s definitely one charming, smokin’ hot cowboy!!!

    Thank you Gravetells readers!


  • December 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Big thanks to my readers for nominating Dominic for Sexiest Shifter. He’d be embarrassed by the attention but deep down…he’d love it.

  • December 10, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Wow! Thank you very much for the Most Engaging Author nomination! 🙂 All the best to all those nominated in all categories!

  • December 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I am honored to have my name on the list with so many wonderful authors, not once but twice! Marcus has been bragging all day how he is the most sensual vampire. He is becoming difficult to live with.

    Best of luck to everyone and thank you to all the great fans!

  • December 10, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Hi everyone! Oh my gosh, thanks so much! I am so honored and delighted to be nominated in the Most Engaging Author category *and* receive a Sugar Shock nomination for Her Accidental Boyfriend! You guys have made my day! Thank you DK and Grave Tells readers! And congratulations to all the other nominees!

  • December 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks so much for nominating Gabe for sexiest man in uniform, the Wilde brothers for most promising new series, and me for most promising new author! I am so honored!

  • Hayson Manning
    December 10, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    What a thrill to be nominated in such prestigious company in the comfort food category. (They know me so well…). I am honored, delighted and very humbled.

  • December 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I am just so thrilled and overwhelmed with gratitude for Nathanael’s nomination for Most Alluring Angel. His torturous story tugged at my heart from its inception, and I’m so glad it’s touched hearts out there as well. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • December 10, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Yahoo! Thanks so much for the Favorite Author nod–it’s an honor to be nominated alongside such awesome writers. Thank you!

  • December 11, 2013 at 2:31 am

    I’m so excited to be nominated in the Sugar Shock category! I’m in such great company. All the nominees in all the categories are such great choices.

  • December 11, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Thanks for rolling out the red carpet for Louder Than Love’s Adrian Graves – he’s psyched for his Swoon-Worthy Rock Star nomination!

  • Brittany B
    December 11, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Congrats to all for their nominations!

  • December 11, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I’m so honored to be part of this amazing group. Congratulations to everyone on their nominations–I’m looking forward to all of the spotlights!

  • Delilah
    December 12, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Congrats to Eden Summers and all the other nominees!

  • Rebecca
    December 12, 2013 at 11:44 am

    For a series that will make you hungrier and beg for more you really need to read this mind blowing series. Way to go Rebecca WootHoot

  • December 13, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I’m shocked and delighted to see my hero Zach Gamble in a group of such Charming Cowboys! Thank you, thank you, for nominating him! And congratulations to all the nominees – what an incredible list of talent!!

  • December 15, 2013 at 5:45 am

    I’m so honored and excited to see that Resurrecting Harry was nominated for an award!!

  • December 15, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Thank you so much to my amazing readers, for nominating Cole Haywood from TEMPTING THE COWBOY for Most Charming Cowboy! You guys, ROCK!

  • December 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I can’t describe how overwhelmed I was to be nominated not once but twice. My head is still swimming from seeing my name next to such illustrious authors. Fated For Forever which features Ashby and Gabriel from the Best Same Sex couple nomination also spotlighted Gabriel as Most Sensuous Vampire. These two characters are very dear to me and were written from the heart. I am so excited that these feelings reached so many readers!

    I thank you humbly for the nomination and wish everyone the best!

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