Monday, January 09, 2017

Readers’ Choice Awards 2016: Round Two - Top 20

2016 round two

THANK YOU so much to everyone who voted in our Sinfully Readers Choice: Round One Nominations. After receiving hundreds of nominations Mark and Debra locked Monique in the broom cupboard with her calculator and didn’t let her out until the the task of tallying up all the results were done.

We are so excited to now bring you Round Two!

Your Top Twenty Favourites in each of our categories.

Go have a nosy and VOTE NOW for YOUR favourites to go through to Round Three. The Top Ten finalists of Our Readers Choice Awards 2016.

Three votes per category and you can only vote once.

Voting ends 00:00 (GMT) 14th Jan. 2017

Results are in no particular order. 

What are you waiting for? Let’s get voting!

And don’t forget to enter our AMAZING giveaway.

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Round 1: – 2nd Jan. – 6th Jan.

Nominate your choices to be entered in our Reader’s Choice Awards.

Round 2: 9th Jan. - 13th. Jan.

The top twenty books go through to Round 2. Here you vote for the top ten.

Plus we will be announcing a very special giveaway you will not want to miss!

Round 3:  16th Jan. - 20th. Jan.

The top ten from Round 2 go through to Round 3. Here you vote for the final ranking.

Announcement of the Winners – 28th January 2017

Sinfully announce the winners of the vote.

Winner of the giveaway will also be announced.

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94 comments:

  1. I like the THIRDS books. They have a little bit of everything.

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  2. Fallow by Jordan L. Hawk showed struggle and development of Griffin and Whyborne into more solid unity each with their own *power*. There's more still to anticipate on the series.

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  3. My book of the year didn't make it onto any of these lists, maybe because it came out so late in the year...but it's The Farther He Runs by Lynda Aicher. It was just an incredibly intense and emotional story.

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  4. My book of the year is Wolfsong. It was such a powerful and emotional read.

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  5. Switched by N.R. Walker

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  6. Broken by Nicola Haken. Loved it so much.

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  7. I really loved Fast Connection by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell.

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  8. There were SO many that I loved! How about top 5?
    The Weight of It All by KR Walker
    Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C
    Endings & Beginnings by KC Wells
    Locked by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
    Will & Patrick Wake Up Married by Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths

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    1. Wow... Couldn't have say better. <3

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  9. There are too many books to choose only one. But one of my fav was The Necromancer's Dance by SJ Himes. I love that series.

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  10. Anything Mary Calmes or Charlie Cochet get my vote every year!

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  11. Hard to choose but Under A sky of Ash by Brandon Witt. Love his writing and characters. I got a book tattoo from it too.
    Lots of wonderful choices. For laughs, Henry & Reed from Nr Walker.
    Broken by Nicola Haken too was close contender

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  12. It's hard to choose my book of the year of 2016. But the top of the list would be Spencer Cohen book 1 by N.R. Walker, and Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet.

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  13. It was so hard to choose, I wanted about 6 books to come equal first and now I'm not 100% which one I ended up picking. I think it was Eleventh Hour by Elin Gregory as that the book I've re-read the most out of all of them

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  14. There are really a lot of good books this year, but the one that I have to mention as my favorite is the one I have in both ebook and audiobook formats. And it's the one that I've read over and over again. And it's the one in which I have a favorite chapter. If that doesn't mean favorite, I don't know what does. The Queen & The Homo Jock King by TJ Klune is quirky, moving and just good fun.

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  15. Fast Connection by Meghan Erickson & Santino Hassell is my choice! I looooved it :)

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  16. It's a hard choice...

    I thought TJ Klune's Murmuration was an incredible read, NR Walker's Tje Weight of It had me laughing hysterically and I thoroughly enjoyed the Will & Patrick Get Married series by Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths #teampatrick

    A great year of reading, that's for sure!

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  17. Angela:
    Great list!!
    But unfortunately the book/author i nominated "September" by Robert Winter didn't make the list. Such a good book i highly recommend :)

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  18. I'd choose Will & Patrick's happy Ending (Wake Up Married #6) by Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths because I thoroughly enjoyed the serial: interesting cast of characters, fun, sweetness, a few tense moments to keep us invested, and such a great chemistry between the protagonists :D

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  19. Well, my book of 2016 is not here ... is Josh Lanyon's "So This Is Christmas". The only M/M book that deserved my 5-stars badge

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  20. The Protectors series by Sloane Kennedy. She is a terrific author.

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  21. My favourites were Wolfsong by TJ Klune, The Protectors series by Sloane Kennedy & Switched by N.R. Walker & The Thirds series by Charlie Cochet.

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  22. So glad to see 2 of my favourite authors on the lists - Rhys Ford and TJ Klune

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  23. Smoke and Mirrors and Protectors series

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  24. This has been SO hard. I need more votes per category. I don't think I've got one favourite book or even series, but just in this list there are at least 6 authors I would read anything by and another dozen I read regularly.

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  25. So happy to see Megan Derr in this contest. She's fantastic.

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  26. I think The Society of Gentlemen books by KJ Charles... But it is difficult to choose just one!

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    1. And they were so brilliant in audio but not on the list!

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  27. As ever so many books I love. And so many I haven't heard of. And my tbr pile?? BIGGER!!

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  28. Hard choices. Love TJ and Rhys and Mary. And JC..Many more

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  29. Hard choice... I guess my favourite read for 2016 is Succumbing to His Fear by River Mitchell

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  30. My book of the year 2016 is "Tournament of Losers". Though I don't see it winning, because there are lots of more popular books, I'm glad it made it to the second round :)

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  31. Wolfsong or Murmuration by T.J. Klune. They were both powerful and moving. Each had their own uniqueness that it is difficult to chose which one.

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  32. My favorite couple was Ethan and Riley from Avon Gales SVe of the Game, The Empty Net guys are pretty awesome, too.

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  33. I thought nominating was hard. This by far was harder. I've been in a book funk for a while so I have more of audio book of the year even though I love reading it too but it would be Tournament of Losers. When ever I just can't find something that keeps me interested I listen to it.
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  34. Difficult question. I'd pick a book that's not here. Garden of spiders. Or aaarg i dunno. Fast connection maybe.

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  35. Too many good books came out this year to name one!!I had 15 books make it on to my favourites list in 2016.

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  36. My book of the year is probably King's Rising by C.S. Pacat. I love Damen and Laurent so much.

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  37. My book of the year is Fallow by Jordan L. Hawk. I love the Whyborne & Griffin series for the individual stories, the characters, the writing and the overall series story arc. Each entry in the series has been amazing.

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  38. Like some of the others, there are just too many to choose just one.

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  40. So many good choices! I picked three but can't decide which would be number 1

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  41. T.J. Klune's Wolfsong blew me away. What a powerful, beautifully written book.

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  42. I would have to say King's Rising because it was so hotly anticipated and it sure did deliver. Just beautiful crafted, I have no idea how the author came up with it all.

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  43. It was tough to choose a favourite but i did nominate The Queen and The Homo Jock King because it had me snorting with laughter reading it!

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  44. Weight Of The World by Riley Hart and Devon McCormack. That was the most incredibly emotional story I have a read in a very long time. It stayed with me weeks after I finished it. It broke my heart and put it back together again. Absolutely amazing!!

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  45. I don't think I could pick just one. I have so many I enjoyed, but I can't pinpoint one that just amazed me beyond all the others. I will say there were a lot of stories in these lists that I read and really liked, but I was also able to put a lot on my 'check out these books' list too. :) Good luck to all the authors, narrators, and cover artists!

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  46. A few of favorites from 2016:
    1. Shatter (Unbreakable Bond Series Book 2) by Jocelynn & Rinda - Snow and Jude are my favorite of the year!!
    2. Perfect Fit: Book 4 Fated Hearts Series by Aimee Nicole Walker - JJ & Miller enemies to lovers read.
    3. Devil's Kiss (A Sunset Cove Series Novel) by Ella Frank - Jordan's humor is awesome!
    4. Harley's Achilles (Rock Series Book 3) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion - Achilles dedication to making sure Harley is seen.
    5. Forsaken (The Protectors, Book 4) by Sloane Kennedy - Eli & Mav's story was emotional & heartbreaking.
    Lastly if you have not read: Luna David's Custos Securities series and Tal Bauer's The Executive Office series - add them to your TBR list for 2017.

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  47. So many books still on my TBR list!

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  48. I looove so many different series - plots and characters and live on and on and on. So this year (since the 'Abigail Roux' Cut & Run Series didn't have a new book this year) will most certainly go to Charlie Cochet and THIRDS! Discovered the series recently, and devoured all 7 books (and two flash fiction collections) in about a week. Whew, and what a week it was!

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  49. I really loved The Queen and the Homo Jock King by TJ Klune! I was so very excited about that book and he really delivered. It was nice to something that made me so very happy during a crazy year!

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  50. So many great choices, but I had to go with my favorites: T.J. Klune, Mary Calmes, Rhys Ford, and Jordan Castillo Price.

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  51. "What would be your book of the year 2016 and why?"

    Cold Fusion by Harper Fox.

    As for why...well, here's my review of the book straight from Goodreads:

    I'm really loving the trend toward realistically drawn autistic characters in fiction, and particularly in romance fiction. Harper Fox does a lovely job of showing Vivian's quirks without dehumanizing him or making him a caricature; his characterization rings very true to me. Kier Mallory feels very real, as well, with his survivor's guilt and his self-doubt, and I love that he accepts Vivian for who he is, even if there are some missteps along the way. Neither Vivian nor Mallory is perfect, but they both learn and grow and become greater together than they were apart.

    The science is probably impossible — it's even acknowledged as such within the story, while somehow still working — but the science isn't really the point; this is old-school speculative fiction that asks "what if?" and spins off from there, turning into a suspenseful tale of betrayal, conspiracy, and murder...and of love found in the most unlikely of places.

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  52. I loved Avon Gale's POWER PLAY and EMPTY NET, Leta Blake and Alice Griffiths' WILL AND PATRICK series, Arthur Griffin's THE LUSTY ADVENTURES OF THESEUS, and Ann Gallagher's ALL THE WRONG PLACES.

    --Trix

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  53. Really sorry Cody Kennedy's books aren't present in the Awards. :(
    The second installment in the Elpida Series, Tharros, was stunning.

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  54. Excited to see the results. My personal "book of the year" wasn't published this year: "Finding You, Finding Me" by Bailey Queen. So much love.

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  55. The Cyberlove series by Santino Hassell and Megan Erickson. Loved it.

    H.L.

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  56. Smoke & Mirrors, I am really loving where the series is going :)

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  57. I read several great books this past year & sent in my nominations, however none made it to round 2. I guess because I read and support a lot of the indie and self pub authors, their fan base does not reach the masses... sad, but true.
    Any of the books from these series are always very enjoyable for me:
    TM Smith - ALL COCKS
    Kris Cook - MOCKINGBIRD PLACE
    Annabeth Albert - PORTLAND HEAT
    Megan Erickson - IN FOCUS
    AM Arthur - PERSPECTIVES
    AM Arthur - ALL SAINTS
    Parker Williams and KC Wells - COLLARS AND CUFFS

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  58. I loved Speechless by Nicole Edwards and Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy.

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  59. I loved "Coffee Boy" by Austin Chant; lovely romance, trans representation, and great writing.

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  60. I absolutely adore the last installment of the Adrien English Mysteries, So This Is Christmas, by Josh Lanyon. I waited YEARS for this book, and it did not disappoint. :-)

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  61. Oh my gosh...the voting was really difficult. Many of the choices were awesome. I'm really enjoying books by Renae Kaye, Santino Hassell and Avon Gale. I can't wait till the next Unbreakable Bonds book comes out. MM romance has really set the bar.

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  62. This is so difficult. Anything by Rhys Ford wins my vote, but I also adored Jordan Hawk's Hexbreaker series.

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  63. I have a tough time just choosing one! A Gentleman's Position by KJ Charles was wonderful and a fantastic conclusion to an engrossing trilogy. Fallow by Jordan L Hawk also a favorite. This series keeps getting better both in the overall plot and in the development of the relationship between Whyborne and Griffin.

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  64. I love anything Rhys Ford and TJ Klune as well as Mary Calmes they are awesome.

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  65. hard decision! Due Diligence by Anna Zabo & The Hexbreaker series by Jordan L Hawk.

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  66. Hard to choose! Either Wolfsong or Dirty Hearts by Rhys Ford

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  67. Wolfsong, what a great book.

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  68. So sad that my favorite of the year didn't get nominated (Mad Lizard Mambo) but a lot of other great books were - TJ Klune, Rhys Ford, KJ Charles and Jordan Hawk are all on my 'must read' list.

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  69. I have a lot of favourites from last year but in the m/m genre I think Driven Snow by Tara Lain tops the list (by a very narrow margin) :D

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  70. Vengence by Sloane Kennedy. I've read the first three and this, along with the 4th book, has been on my TBR list for months!

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  71. Smoke & Mirrors (THIRDS #7) by Charlie Cochet would make the top of my list.

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  72. I'm going with Power Play by Avon Gale. I know her Scoring Chances series brought me the most joy in 2016, and I think that one just barely edges out the others.

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  73. I think my favorite that was nominated was Fast Connection. Not nominated my favorites were A Frost of Cares by Amy Rae Durreson and Loving the Master by Lynn Kelling. Some of my favorite reads of the year were not published in 2016 including the Cronin's Key series by N.R. Walker and the Special Delivery series by Heidi Cullinan.

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  74. My book of the year 2016 is Wolfsong because of all the emotions that put the reader through. A masterpiece.

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  75. I read too many great books in 2016 to pick just one.

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  76. Lots of great authors and great books. Not sure I could narrow it down.

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  78. So many great books to choose from...but, if I had to choose just one, I'd have to go with Wolfsong. <3

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  79. i would one click anything by sloane kennedy..absolution was perfect..love the series and cant wait for the new one

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  80. I loved so many books, however, one of my top favorites was Broken by Nicola Haken, she just about broke me with that book.

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  81. So many wonderful books.

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  82. Favorite? Singular? You're kidding, right? Maybe Witches of London:Lars? And pretty much every one on your list - I've read most and have the rest but just need some free time...

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  83. Ha! Just one? Very funny. I'll pick one for this next five minutes. Cause well, the list of good stuff was just too long for ONE. Dirty Heart, by Rhys Ford. I love Cole. EVERYTHING by Santino Hassell ought to be listed. Ugh. There is no "one" favorite. sigh.

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  84. Lots of great choices for every category!

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    1. My fave m/m books of this year were Inversion Point by Kelly Jensen and Jenn Burke, His Royal Secret/Favorite by Lilah Pace, and Amy Jo Cousins Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

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  85. It wasn't released in 2016, but I read Hell & High Water by Charlie Crochet and it was fantastic!!

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    1. I read a ton of Santino Hassell also. He is one I won't hesitate to get all of his work!

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  86. So many books, too little time. No Haley Walsh mentioned but I love her Skyler Foxe books and Joel Leslie does a fantastic job. Also JCP released the first of the Mnevermind trilogy on audio, excellent job. Only 3 votes per category is so hard.

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