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. =)
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.)