Hey. You gotta minute?
Gonna tell you some stuff.
The Goodreads M/M Group Awards were held yesterday and to be honest, I didn't think BOATK stood a chance. It's one thing to have people tell you they voted for you, but it's another to actually see the results of that voting. I mean, come on: they had something like 1900 responses to the ballots? And a book that has to do with *dreaded word* CHILDREN?!?!?!?!? Well bless my stars and garters! There was no way in hell that it was going to work! I know people liked BOATK, but for the year? With multiple releases from Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, and a little book called Hot Head by Damon Suede, there was no fucking way it was going to happen.
I am way happy to report I was wrong.
Best Title: Second Place
Best Tear Jerking Scene: First Place
Coming Out (Theme): First Place
Friends To Lovers (Theme): Second Place
Best Debut Book: Second Place
Best Book Of 2011: Second Place (!!!!)
Gay/Out For You (Theme): Second Place
Hurt/Comfort (Theme): Second Place
Contemporary (Genre): Second Place
Annnnnnnnnnnnnd, last (but certainly not least): Best Secondary Character: First Place for the Kid
Still in shock.
A few things:
Congrats to all the other winners and nominees. I've read alot of them, and I can say that they are all well deserved.
I am impressed by the showing Dreamspinner had. I can honestly say that I am honored to be able to publish with them. From Damon, and Amy, and Mary, and all the other DSP winners, I am so proud of my publisher. I can admit that there are times when DSP doesn't put out the best work (but that is the same with ANY publisher) and there are times it feels like I am waiting for something (WHERE IS THE COVER FOR BURN!?!?!?!?!?!) but I wouldn't change a damn thing. I love DSP to pieces.
And thank YOU to all who voted on this. You humble me, good readers!
And that's it! Have a good--
Sorry? What was that?
Oh, right. My bad. Yes. I did make a promise, didn't I? The Kid won his award (by like a 20% margin in the votes!). So that means I will be writing a new short starring the Kid. I have an idea about what I am going to do, though I won't say what. I am not going to say when either, only that it should be ready soon.
Oh, and one other thing! Have you "liked" my author page on Facebook? Those that have get exclusive content about the Elementally Evolved Trilogy and The BOATK boys before anyone else. Why, just yesterday I revealed the prologue and first chapter titles of the BOATK sequel! (I do love me some teases.) Here's the link if you are on FB: TJ Klune Author Page
Again, thank you for the votes. You guys rock!