My gosh, you guys don't make these blogfests easy, do you? THANKS FOR MAKING MY JOB SO HARD OMG.
I'm not really complaining :D I absolutely loved all the entries for this 'fest. The creativity and talent were fabulous, and I adore each and every one of you! Thanks for making my first blogfest awesome!
Alas, I could only select five nominees, and it was extremely difficult. I had to whittle it down to nitpicking for a lot of these. I ended up going with those that I felt were extraordinarily creative, with great characters and a few really good twists. Please keep in mind that my one opinion in no way, shape, or form dictates your worth as a writer. Keep writing! Read all the way to the end for your instructions on voting for the winners.
First, I'd like to give a few Honorable Mentions.
Honorable Mention #1: Christi Goddard, for a really intriguing look at the anonymity of the internet. Creeepy.
Honorable Mention #2: K.C. Robertson, for a sort of Dante's Inferno meets YA Romance. With a spunky narrator!
Honorable Mention #3: Arlee Bird, for an absolutely gorgeously written piece about Sasquatch, which was very unfortunately a few words over the limit.
And, without further ado, here are my "Top 5" nominee selections! In no particular order:
Elena Solodow, who mashed Cookbook and Horror... LOL
Eeleen Lee, who mashed Historical/Military and Science Fiction
JC Martin, who mashed Detective/Crime and Monster Horror
Emily White, who gave us a Steampunk Zombie Romance
and Tessa Conte, who mashed a Murder Mystery with Urban Fantasy
Again, it was SO HARD to select only five, but in the end, I had to do it. I loved each and every entry, and I love you all so much for putting them out there!
Now for the voting:
I've selected five nominees for the prizes, and now YOU, my readers, get to help me decide who wins the goodies! Please read each of the five nominated entries and post your votes here in the comments. Please vote as follows:
1.) First Choice
2.) Second Choice
3.) Third Choice
First Choice gets three points, Second Choice two points, and Third Choice one point. Whoever has the most points... well, you can figure it out ;)
Please vote! In the event of a tie, I'll be the tie-breaker. But please don't make me! This was hard enough, haha. Entrants, feel free to announce the open voting on your various social media outlets, but please don't suggest your readers vote for you in particular, of course!
A thousand thank yous to everyone who participated, read, and commented.
Voting will remain open for one week.