December 15, 2013

2013 HOTY (See how that spells hottie?)

So Joy discovered that Hero Of The Year = HOTY and I loved it! I loved it as much as the 2013 Fiction Hero Features Hero of the Year... Landon Grainger!

Meet Landon Grainger from Shattered by Dani Pettrey!
If you've never visited author Dani Pettrey's reader fun page, you need to! Seriously.

The hero-girls and FHF friends cast an incredible 239 votes for a very tight race where the Alaskan Courage men, Landon and Gage battled it out for first everyday with Silas Ballantyne and Briggs nipping at their heels the whole way, chased by every single one of our orange-headed heroes who all had some reader love. Ah... reader love. =)

Joy here! Nancy and I know that it was a really hard decision to choose this year's HOTY. We hope you will take some consolation in the fact that you gave us almost as hard a time choosing the best email addresses. After quite a bit of deliberation, Nancy and I agreed to choose our top 5 favorites and send them to each other. And would you girls believe it- FOUR of them were exactly the same! (I know, I know, shocking.) But we hit a snag.

See, Nancy has read some books that I haven't, and vice versa. Discounting the entry just because we hadn't read (and loved) each other's hero seemed wrong. So instead of eliminating our unique choices, we decided to give them an Honorable Mention, and a book each. So without further ado, the winners of their choice of any book from the 2013 heroes featured are.......

Abbi Hart for her entry of ironviolinist(at)blacksmith(dot)com

Salyna for her entry of richestoragsandback(at)escape(dot)com

Caitlyn for her entry of strongenough(at)yancyalaska(dot)gov

Lady DragonKeeper for her entry of iamedge(at)hotmail(dot)com

And now for our Honorable Mention winners:

Nancy chose Lady DragonKeeper for her entry of LivingLizard(at)CornerstoneFellowship(dot)org

Joy chose Natalie Flores for her entry of earnest_engineer(at)anon(dot)com

BUT WAIT! There's more!!! Nancy and I loved ALL the other entries so much, that we want to give those of you who didn't win one more chance! We are plugging the remaining email addys into a survey. Since you all did such a fantastic job choosing HOTY (yes, I just like saying it) 2013, we want you to have the opportunity to choose your favorite email address, too!

The winner of the 2nd Chance vote gets their choice of a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card.

Hero girls, it's time for another vote!(Voting closed and winner announced Christmas Eve.)

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14 comments:

Whitney said...

The whole clever email thing evaded me in the beginning, ergo, I didn't do one, but these are fun. Love these ones (can I say them here?)

yankeereb@bellemeade.com
ballantyne_metalworks@silas'legacy.com
Silas@violinmaestros.com
inlovewitharedhairedlass@thesmithys.com

Even though I'm too late to get in on this, now that I understand it (heehee), I couldn't help making up a few of my own. ;)

SouthernStallion@BelleMeade.com
WranglingRidley@LaBelleOlivia.com
ScotsForever@SilasBallantyne.com
OchAye@SilasBallantyne.com
SilasSurroundedByEden@ThisIsTheBallantyneLegacy.com

Voted!
Whitney

Joy W. Doering said...

Wow, Whitney! Those are AWESOME! SouthernStallion and OchAye are my favorites. :)

Caitlyn Santi said...

Wow! Thanks so much! :D
Just wondering, what do I need to do now? How do I pick which book I want? :D

Dani Pettrey said...

Landon is extremely honored to have been chosen HOTY!
Thanks so much to all who voted!
Merry Christmas,
Dani

Angi said...

Wow! That was so much fun! Congrats to the ladies that won. All of the pretend e-mails were awesome. :)

Nancy Kimball said...

Email fictionherofeatures at hotmail, Caitlyn, thanks!

Nancy Kimball said...

You too, Dani. =)

Nancy Kimball said...

I know, right? =) Thanks, Angi!

Lady DragonKeeper said...

Ahhh, thank you so much! It was so much fun thinking them up! I just emailed you from jafuchi7(at)hawaii(dot)edu

Abbi Hart said...

Wow can't believe one of mine won! Thanks so much! I'm off to email you!

Nancy Kimball said...

Your books are on the way! =)

Nancy Kimball said...

Joy and I both loved ironviolinist@blacksmith.com =) Your book is on the way! =)

Joy W. Doering said...

And the winner of the $25 gift card is........(drumroll).........
JENNIE W. for her entry of manny_knows_best(at)dfd(dot)com!
Thank you all so much for voting, and Nancy and I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We love all of you!
See you back here January 1 with a new hero for the New Year! I can hardly wait!!!!!

Melanie Backus said...

Happy New Year!