December 1, 2013

Vote Now for the 2013 Hero of the Year

Joy and Nancy here! Has it been a year already? Crazy.
We'd like to continue our December tradition and close 2013 with a hero-girl selected HERO OF THE YEAR from among those featured here at FHF.

The hero receiving the most votes will be announced in the December 15th post as the Fiction Hero Features 2013 Hero of the Year,  along with some not-to-be-missed giveaways. That winning hero's author will receive a framed certificate together with some pretty serious bragging rights. Those with keen eyes will notice Michael Hosea wasn't included in the vote. Most of you will know why but for that that don't, most every reader I know uses him as the standard by which all others are judged. Like Jesus. So we didn't include him. =)

Without its amazing fans and supporters, FHF would just be another blog out there in cyberspace. We've had the privilege of getting to know quite a few of you but would like to get to know even more about my fellow hero-addicts. After you vote, please leave a comment with pretend e-mail addresses for any (or as many as you can) of our featured heroes this year. It should be something that helps us identify him because the three best ones will be chosen by Joy and I and the winners will receive the book of their choice from any hero featured this year. (If you need help or hints check the giveaway section of any hero feature.)

Winners will be announced together with the FHF Hero of the Year on December 15th. Authors of featured heroes are eligible to participate! As always, if you are not a blog follower with your e-mail address in your profile, please leave your e-mail address in an anti-spammer format like how.am.i.supposed.to.pick.just.one (at) FHF2013 (dotcom)

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78 comments:

Abbi Hart said...

AHHH!!! This is impossible!! I love so many of these hero's and I got my list down to 8 but I'm stuck!!! I don't know if I can pick one! Headed to bed but I will be back to vote and make up some fake emails!

Joy W. Doering said...

Abbi, we hear you! I was talking to Nancy around June of this year about how ridiculous the roster was this time around. "It's only been half a year and I couldn't pick a hero from THIS group. We still have 6 months!"
I don't think we are really sorry about it, though. I'm super thankful we have such an awesome list of heroes! :D And I really wish I were allowed to vote!

Whitney said...

Difficult? Sure. For me, it came down to Ridley Cooper, Eli Ernest, and Silas Ballantyne. :D

road_to_avonlea_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Katrina Epperson said...

Gage_adventurers@lastadventurefrontier.com

It was hard to decide, but the clincher was his enduring love for the child he lost.
Katrina

Angi said...

You do realize that you didn't make this easy, right! ;) Seriously, I've enjoyed reading each of the hero profiles this year. There have been so many awesome heroes, some of whose stories I ended up reading because of FHF. I look forward to each new post as it comes out! Nancy and Joy, you both make this a fun blog to come to every couple of weeks. Looking forward to what you have in store for 2014. Hugs to you both and Merry Christmas!

Here's my attempt at a pretend e-mail:
ballantyne_metalworks(at)silas'legacy(dot)com

And here's my real e-mail addey:
bookwarp(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancy Kimball said...

Yes, my historical novel lover, haha. =)

Nancy Kimball said...

Katrina, great job and I KNOW! That little tattoo by his heart still gets me every time.

Nancy Kimball said...

Oh, that one is good too! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. =) We love having your support and we love what we do here. It wouldn't be nearly as much fun without getting to share it with you guys... I mean, hero-girls. =D

Jennie W said...

Here's mine for Landon Grainger:
deputygrainger(at)yancypd(dot)com

My other total fave of the year was Briggs and I have two suggestions:
the_hottie_who_lives_above_your_garage(at)dfd(dot)com
manny_knows_best(at)dfd(dot)com

Jennie W said...

Oh, hey, was I supposed to put my own email here:
weber(dot)jennie(at)gmail(dot)com

Dawn Janis said...

You do realize that this list is impossible? Carl, Silas, Landon, Gage, Tom, Quillan, Ian, King Nathaniel... How can I narrow it down to just one?!

dawn(dot)janis(at)gmail(dot)com

Sorry, no attempts at a pretend email for the heroes. Can't decide....

Terri said...

For me this was easy. Gage@lastadventurefrontiers.com

Those tiny feet tattooed on his chest and his love for his son equal my kind of hero.

Christian_Girl2011 said...

yancyfinestdeputy@yancypd.com for Landon

adventurersgage@lastadventuresfrontiers.com for Gage

Nancy Kimball said...

LOL. According to the responses pouring into survey monkey, it is not impossible. I will give you extremely difficult to the Nth power though. It's a good problem. ;-)

Nancy Kimball said...

THOSE. Are. FANtastic. =D

Nancy Kimball said...

Yeah that tattoo still gets me. I can see it perfectly in my mind every time I think about it and when he touched them, I was totally melting.

Nancy Kimball said...

Dani Pettrey fan are you? hehe. You're definitely among friends. I'm actually wearing my Team McKenna jersey right now as I type this! =)

Caitlyn Santi said...

Oh. My. Gosh! This is torture!!! LOL! :D But seriously, Bane, Eli, Gage, Ian, Landon? I managed to narrow it down to just one but I want all the other heroes to know that even though I didn't vote for them, they are all my favorites and they all own this book lover's heart equally! ;D
Fake email for Gage: grillingwithstyle(at)lastfrontieradventures(dot)com
Fake email for Ian: ironchef(at)mckaydevelepment(dot)com
Fake email for Landon: strongenough(at)yanceyalaska(dot)gov
Fake email for Bane: baneoflydiasexistence(at)futuremail(dot)com

This was so much fun to do!!!!
My real email address: dressagegirl1991(at)wmconnect(dot)com

Joy W. Doering said...

Oh this is so much fun! You girls are AWESOME. :) Love your enthusiasm and equal agony over the choice! The email adds are classic! Keep them coming!

Joy W. Doering said...

We contemplated Briggs-ing the survey monkey poll. ;) Don't worry- we didn't do it. I don't think....Nancy- what are you doing over there? (Just a sec......)

Joy W. Doering said...

Don't forget Bane.....and Carl......and Briggs...... *sigh*

Joy W. Doering said...

Thanks so much, Angi. You gals are the reason Nancy and I do what we do! This blog wouldn't be worth writing if it weren't for all of you! Hugs & a Merry Christmas to you, also.

Marissa said...

Voting was semi-easy for me since I've read only 3 books on the list!! I'm not a terribly creative person so here's the one I came up with for Silas: inlovewitharedhairedlass(at)thesmithys(dot)com

My email: marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

Abbi Hart said...

Ok here are my attempts at some fave emails!
Eli- godsmissionary(at)westward(dot)com
Gage- tuckersdaddy(at)lastfrontieradventures(dot)com
Nathaniel- susannasking(at)brighton(dot)com
Landon- alaskansheriff(at)yanceysd(dot)com
Silas- ironviolinist(at)blacksmith(dot)com
Lucas- mrwrightforkate(at)nantucket(dot)com

Mine- gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancy Kimball said...

Caitlyn, you clearly understand what we were going for here. Well done! =)

Nancy Kimball said...

Aren't they doing great??? =)
It makes me kind of want to jump in and play too haha.
I'm blown away at what they're coming up with. I guess it's only fair since we're making them choose one hero to vote for that we will have to pick winners from these great emails.

Nancy Kimball said...

Marissa, that's good. I know exactly who that is. =)

Nancy Kimball said...

Abbi you rockstar! LOVE ironviolinist!!! You guys are blowing me and Joy away.
Great job!

pol said...

Mine was easy too, I fell in love with the character "Bane" in Against the Tide". there are some nice ones here and can see where others would have problem choosing..

Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

Joy W. Doering said...

Paula, I do believe Bane might be my pick, too. But then I start thinking about Briggs, and Rourke, and Ian......and I can't decide. :)

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness that was HARD! I love your blog, Nancy & Joy. Can't wait to hear who the winner is.... :)

Patty said...

I think I've only read for of these, so I will pick from those I have read. My choice would be Nate from once upon a Prince. I don't read a lot of contemporary fiction, but really enjoyed this one.
e-mail : kingnathaniel(at)brighton(dot)gov

Patty
pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Salyna xD said...

This was hard but I ended up choosing Carl from A Noble Groom!

Emails:
Carl Richards- richestoragsandback(at)escape(dot)com
Dr. Eli Ernest- mywestwardjourney(at)godsultimatechoice(dot)com
Silas Ballantyne- theheartsblacksmith(at)eden(dot)com
Henry Weston- whodidithenry(at)cliff-topmanor(dot)com

My email- purplefreak13(at)live(dot)com

Anna:) said...

Easy for me since With Every Letter is the only one I've read (Haven't had time to read any of these other ones YET). So I vote for Tom MacGilliver.
Why aren't there any emails for him yet? lt(dot)tom(at)buildiingbridges(dot)com

Miss Rhoda said...

Ridley Cooper from To Whisper her name Charmed me but i fell in Love with Silas From Loves Reckoning. To me he embodies the definition of "MAN"..

Sarah Sundin said...

That's adorable - and so appropriate :) I'm glad you like Tom!

JCanterbury said...

Also found Christian Lavonne and Garr Wulfrith very heroic!

Vera Godley said...

I find it most difficult to make this selection and fear that toes will be stepped upon, feelings hurt, and egos busted. But let's go with

S.B.@Marner.incorporated.com

Beth said...

Wow...that was torturous to choose between Silas and Carl...both my faves!

Beth

Angels Crossing said...

I chose Landon. Yes, he has his issues but he owns them. Of course, I love Gage and those little footprints... And let's not forget Bane...
My email is:
Carolmesarchik@gmail.com

Lydia said...

My vote is for Landon Grainger - DepLG@pd.yancy.ak.us

Real email is pumpkinbabyjane(at)gmail(dot)com

Booklover said...

Ah! It's so hard! The survey had to decide for me - I selected Alex Banbridge, then tried to change it and it wouldn't let me, so Bane it is! :)
Umm, they didn't have email in his day, so do I still need to make one up for him? Anyway, lets see . . .hmm . . . how 'bout abane@oldtimeletters.org ? I know, it's really bad, but that's all I can come up with. :)
Sarah
Oh, and my email is booklover1492[at]rocketmail[dot]com, just in case you need it. :)

Abbi Hart said...

I love Tom too Anna! I just could not think of an email for some reason! Nice job!

Joy W. Doering said...

Thanks for the love, Stacey. We love our hero girls, too. :) Nancy and I are having fun watching the votes come in. :) You know it's a tough choice when both Nancy and I would have to flip a coin to choose a hero. :)

Joy W. Doering said...

King Nathaniel is a great choice, Patty! Love the email address!

Joy W. Doering said...

Those are great entries, Salyna! I love the email for Henry Weston. :) Great job.

Joy W. Doering said...

Love it, Anna! Tom is such a great hero, too.

Joy W. Doering said...

Lots of love for Silas here! He reminded me quite a bit of Michael Hosea when I read the book. :) Thanks for voting, Rhoda.

Joy W. Doering said...

Follow my lead, Beth, and flip a coin! :)

Joy W. Doering said...

Any vote for Bane is a good vote as far as I'm concerned. :) Sorry about the survey hiccup, though. Your email addy is great. Thanks for voting!

Joy W. Doering said...

That's why we have a Hero Nomination button! Nancy and I keep on the lookout, but we can't catch them all. We love it when our readers find a new hero for us. :)

Anonymous said...

What a fun way to do this! Enjoying reading all the creative email adds.

I vote for SILAS! A worthy hero, for sure. If you want to contact him, might I suggest:
iron-willedironworker@the forge.com

Thanks for this, gals! Mary Kay
markay4given (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Nancy Kimball said...

Hi Vera, as an author myself every one on this blog is a colleague so believe me I understand that concern. But I grew up in an age of try-outs for sports team and chair tests in band class and there is no way to recognize excellence without there being some who don't "win". But like American Idol, being featured is the win, so we trust our authors who participate to know it's in good fun and appreciation of their men, every last one of those orange-head darlings. =)

Nancy Kimball said...

Nancy's popping in to say boy do I love the enthusiasm (and agony in picking just one, trust me, I know, haha). But for the record, you vote with the survey. Voting in the comments doesn't count and the emails can be from any of the books you've read, not just your favorite.
We're keeping it fun and having a good time. =)

Melanie Backus said...

Oh my!!! This is too hard. There have been so many great ones. Silas would get my vote.

mauback55 at gmail dot com

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

What fun!! I wonder if I can embed subliminal (Rourke) messages inside my text (Rourke) to try and get people to vote (Rourke) for my hero??? Hmm... :-)

Joy W. Doering said...

Wow, Elizabeth. You are SO subtle! Lol Rourke has a special place in my heart- he was my first feature & I will always remember that. :)

Joy W. Doering said...

Hey Mary Kay! Love your email addy for Silas! Thanks for leaving a comment! :)

Joy W. Doering said...

Silas is quite a hero. :) I'm glad you came by to vote, Melanie! :)

Joy W. Doering said...

Oh yes, please use the SURVEY to vote.....we want everyone's vote to count & I'd hate to miss some because they were only put in the comments.
Oh, and by the way- this post officially marks my One Year anniversary of being a follower of Nancy's blog. :) I discovered FHF this time last year, when Karen Witemeyer shared that her Levi Grant and Travis Archer were duking it out over here. I had to let my voice be heard. :)

Joy W. Doering said...

I'm so proud of all of you who are owning your choice for hero. :) It just goes to show how books connect with all of us differently. :) Thanks for the vote, Carol.

Joy W. Doering said...

Two Landon's in a row! :) He must have something special. :)

Nancy Kimball said...

Try it! =) Great to see you stop by, Elizabeth.

Angi said...

Congrats Joy! It's a fun place, eh? :)

Brittany said...

There were so many wonderful heroes on here! It was a very hard choice.
Here are a few email addresses:
Silas Ballantyne silas@violinmaestroes.com
Carl Richards richcarl@highgermannobles.com
Landon Grainger LandonG@protectandserve.gov
King Nathaniel hisroyalhighness@repentantrulers.gov

Fun contest!
Brittany McEuen
kbmceuen(at)yahoo(dot)com

Joy W. Doering said...

Great emails, Brittany! Love Nathaniel's. :) Thanks for the comment!

Miss Rhoda said...

My email is onesugarose (at) hotmail(dot)com.
And my made up:
Fynelikesilas@inmydreams.com

Susan Grondin said...

I loved both Dani Pettrey's heros Landon and Gage...but had to go with Landon because the scene in Submerged where he has Piper pinned against the wall trying to prove a point is so seductive, edgy, and sweet at the same time; and then like a hero, he comes to her rescue when she is drugged and attacked in Stranded. It was hard to pass up on great heros like Alex Banebridge and Silas Ballantyne. Such great heroes this year, all. I don't envy your job. Hope to win a book. I love my kindle but like hard copies of my favorites for my keeper shelf :) email: normandsusan (at) att dot net

Shelley D said...

It was hard to pick between Landon & Gage, but the baby feet tattoo over Gage's heart pushed me over (and I don't even like tattoos). :)

Landon's email: grainger.l@yancypd.gov
Gage: big_gage@alaskanadventures.com (I like to think that one of his sister's made his email address as a joke but he doesn't want to hurt her feelings by changing it) :)


my real address: smj(at)trozzort(dot)com

Cyndi said...

I've had the same challenge that the others have... too many great choices!! For me, it came down to Landon, Gage, Bane, Ridley, Nathaniel, Silas, Rourke, and Henry. I won't actually say who I voted for. LOL

There have been so many good emails already suggested but Ridley doesn't seem to have one so I thought of yankeereb(at)bellemeade(dot)com. :)

Mine is: cyndilou83(at)gmail(dot)com

Joy W. Doering said...

That is a great scene, Susan. I finally took the "plunge" and read Submerged a few weeks ago. I really shouldn't have waited so long! :)
Thanks for voting!

Joy W. Doering said...

I'm excited to read Gage's story. :) It's fun to see so much love for Dani's books here. :)
Thanks for voting, Shelley!

Joy W. Doering said...

Cyndi- I think the challenge to choose is part of what makes it fun! :) We appreciate your vote! And great job with Ridley's email, by the way!

Salyna xD said...

Thanks Joy! First time I've ever done that!:)

Natalie Flores said...
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Natalie Flores said...

A Google search for "Tom MacGilliver" brought me to this site, so I had to choose him! I figured Tom would be straightforward about his name, but it might be completely different if he were corresponding with Mellie:

tom_macgilliver@908.us.army.mil
earnest_engineer@anon.com

Thanks! My email is: natalieflores(at)live(dot)com

Lady DragonKeeper said...

Ah, so hard to choose! I've read about 1/3 of these books and loved them all! Thanks for the chance to win! Hope I'm not too late ... I ended spending two nights trying to come up with emails ... such fun, plus many books added to my "to read" list! =) jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

Apologies, I'm reading "Against the Tide" right now and I came up with a lot for Mr. Alexander "Bane" Banebridge: Poppies4Professor@America'sMostWanted.com, Adonis'_Bane@navy.mil, TranslatedInLove@Banebridge.com OR AngelTurnedAdonis@geniousofyouth.org (I don't remember how many times he was described as looking like an angel in "Lady of Bolton Hill") =P

Briggs - iamedge@hotmail.com OR spitfire's_match@hotmail.com

Captain Daniel Conway - Marine4Life@conway.com

Carl Richards / Gottfried Charles von Reichart III: I'm_a_Physicist_Not_a_Groom@WernerRichardsFarm.net [Just some Star Trek humor ...] ;)

Colonel Robb Savage - AmericanBrogue@af.mil

Dr. Eli Ernest - TheLady&TheDoctor@intothewest.com

Gage McKenna - ReportedForLove@LastFrontierAdventures.com

Henry Weston - I liked the "whodiditHenry" one posted above. It fits perfectly!

Jack Hawthorne - TheProfessor@BetterThanIndy.com

Ian McKay - Coffee&Cook@McKayDevelopment.com

Kellen Rossiter - RomeoOfJuliet@SecondChances.com

King Nathaniel Stratton - NateKenneth@royal.gov.bk [HRH Queen Elizabeth and President
Obama don't have emails on their official site, so I think King Nathaniel would have "contact form page" as well ... But I can see him using his non-royal cover name for an email.

Landon Grainger - NedToHerNancy@alaska.gov [Since they've repeatedly called Piper "Nancy Drew"] =)

Lucas Wright - Mr.Wright'sNotWrong@NotSoConvenient.com

Ridley Cooper: SouthernSeabird@BelleMeade.com

Rourke Walsh/Turner - watcher@rourke.com

Silas Ballantyne - GaelicLegacy@Oidhreacht.com

Samuel "Shade" Blackledge: LivingLizard@CornerstoneFellowship.org

Tom MacGilliver - AnonymousWish@af.mil OR TomTheBuilder@af.mil

Quillan Shepard - DeliveryBoy@Quillan.com

Joy W. Doering said...

Natalie, I love BOTH of those! Great job!