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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67 comments:

  1. Abbi HartDecember 1, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    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!

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 1, 2013 at 8:27 AM

      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!

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  2. WhitneyDecember 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM

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

    road_to_avonlea_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Nancy KimballDecember 1, 2013 at 5:25 PM

      Yes, my historical novel lover, haha. =)

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  3. Katrina EppersonDecember 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Gage_adventurers@lastadventurefrontier.com

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

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    1. Nancy KimballDecember 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM

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

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  4. AngiDecember 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    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

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    1. Nancy KimballDecember 1, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      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

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    2. Joy W. DoeringDecember 1, 2013 at 8:13 PM

      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.

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  5. Jennie WDecember 1, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    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

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    1. Jennie WDecember 1, 2013 at 5:53 PM

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

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    2. Nancy KimballDecember 1, 2013 at 7:12 PM

      THOSE. Are. FANtastic. =D

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    3. Joy W. DoeringDecember 1, 2013 at 8:08 PM

      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......)

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  6. Dawn JanisDecember 1, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    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....

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    1. Nancy KimballDecember 1, 2013 at 7:11 PM

      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. ;-)

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    2. Joy W. DoeringDecember 1, 2013 at 8:09 PM

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

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  7. TerriDecember 1, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    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.

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    1. Nancy KimballDecember 1, 2013 at 7:13 PM

      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.

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  8. Christian_Girl2011December 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    yancyfinestdeputy@yancypd.com for Landon

    adventurersgage@lastadventuresfrontiers.com for Gage

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    1. Nancy KimballDecember 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM

      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! =)

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  9. Caitlyn SantiDecember 1, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    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

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    1. Nancy KimballDecember 2, 2013 at 1:48 AM

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

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  10. Joy W. DoeringDecember 1, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    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!

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    1. Nancy KimballDecember 2, 2013 at 1:50 AM

      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.

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  11. MarissaDecember 2, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    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

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    1. Nancy KimballDecember 2, 2013 at 1:51 AM

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

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  12. Abbi HartDecember 2, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    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

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    1. Nancy KimballDecember 2, 2013 at 1:51 AM

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

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  13. polDecember 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    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)

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 2, 2013 at 11:45 AM

      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. :)

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  14. StaceyDecember 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM

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

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 2, 2013 at 10:12 PM

      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. :)

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  15. PattyDecember 2, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    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

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 2, 2013 at 10:13 PM

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

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  16. Salyna xDDecember 2, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    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

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM

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

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  17. Anna:)December 2, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    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

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    1. Sarah SundinDecember 2, 2013 at 12:42 PM

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

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    2. Abbi HartDecember 2, 2013 at 9:32 PM

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

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    3. Joy W. DoeringDecember 2, 2013 at 10:18 PM

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

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  18. Miss RhodaDecember 2, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    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"..

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM

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

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    2. Miss RhodaDecember 6, 2013 at 5:31 PM

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

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  19. JCanterburyDecember 2, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Also found Christian Lavonne and Garr Wulfrith very heroic!

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      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. :)

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  20. Vera GodleyDecember 2, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    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

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    1. Nancy KimballDecember 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

      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. =)

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  21. BethDecember 2, 2013 at 2:51 PM

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

    Beth

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 2, 2013 at 10:24 PM

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

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  22. Angels CrossingDecember 2, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    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

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM

      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.

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  23. LydiaDecember 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM

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

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

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM

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

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  24. BookloverDecember 2, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    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. :)

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 2, 2013 at 10:28 PM

      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!

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  25. AnonymousDecember 3, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    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

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 3, 2013 at 5:35 PM

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

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  26. Nancy KimballDecember 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    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. =)

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  27. Melanie BackusDecember 3, 2013 at 11:05 AM

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

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 3, 2013 at 5:37 PM

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

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  28. Elizabeth LudwigDecember 3, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    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... :-)

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    1. Joy W. DoeringDecember 3, 2013 at 5:24 PM

      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. :)

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    2. Nancy KimballDecember 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM

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

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  29. Joy W. DoeringDecember 3, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    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. :)

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    1. AngiDecember 5, 2013 at 10:13 AM

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

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  30. BrittanyDecember 5, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    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

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  31. Joy W. DoeringDecember 6, 2013 at 10:25 AM

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

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