The 2020 Lone Star Book Blog Tours Bloggers’ Choice Awards!

It is my pleasure to share the 2020 Lone Star Book Blog Tours Bloggers’ Choice Awards! There were a lot of great books on tour in 2020. If you want to see all that LSBBT has had to offer, stop by Lone Star Literary Life to find out.

CONGRATULATIONS

TO THE 2020 LSBBT

BLOGGERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

WINNERS & FINALISTS! 

Because it’s better late than never!

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THE PERFECT FIVE AWARD   MOST ENGAGED AUTHOR   BEST COVER

MOST CREATIVE PREMISE / BEST HOOK  BEST SERIES   BEST NONFICTION 

BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS   BEST ROMANCE

BEST CHRISTIAN / INSPIRATIONAL / SPIRITUAL   BEST HISTORICAL FICTION

BEST MYSTERY / SUSPENSE / THRILLER   BEST HUMOR

BEST PARANORMAL / FANTASY / MAGICAL REALISM

BEST WESTERN   BEST LITERARY FICTION   BEST TEXAS BOOK

THE PERFECT FIVE AWARD

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These eleven of the sixty-five titles reviewed by Lone Star Lit’s Blogger Team in 2020 were awarded a perfect five stars by every reviewer on tour.

  

  

  

                

Rio Ruidoso by Preston Lewis, Blue Skies by Anne Bustard, Execution in E by Alexia Gordon, Destiny’s Way by Ben English, Full Circle by Pamela Lombardo, Gates of Mars by Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays, *Nacho’s Nachos by Sandra Nickel, The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox, A Dog’s Day: I Am Jax by Catherine Stier, The Diary of Asser Levy by Daniela Weil, *The Kissing Tree by Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Amanda Dykes, and Nicole Deese

* Most tours include five to seven reviews; Nacho’s Nachos had eight and The Kissing Tree had ten.

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MOST ENGAGED AUTHOR

 

 DiAnn Mills  

WINNER: Tui Snider

RUNNERS-UP: TIE: Linda Broday & Marlene Bell

HONORABLE MENTION: 

Stephanie Raffelock, DiAnn Mills, Preston Lewis

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BEST COVER

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WINNERS: TIE:

Thank You, Garden by Liz Scanlon

Yeah, But I Didn’t by Ann Swann

RUNNERS-UP: TIE:

For Spacious Skies by Nancy Churnin

Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm

HONORABLE MENTION: Gates of Mars by Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays; The Caretakers by Eliza Maxwell

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BEST SERIES

 

WINNER: The Gethsamane Brown Mysteries series by Alexia Gordon

RUNNER-UP:  A Dog’s Day series by Catherine Stier

HONORABLE MENTION: 

Conquest of the Veil series by Michael Scott Clifton; Sulfer Gap series by Dana Glossbrenner; The Sisters, Texas series by Becki Willis; The Annalisse Series by Marlene M. Bell; American Wonders Collection by Regina Scott; The H.H. Lomax Western series by Preston Lewis; The Talia Inger series by James R. Hannibal

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MOST CREATIVE PREMISE / BEST HOOK

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WINNER: 6 Feet Under Texas by Tui Snider

RUNNER-UP: Gates of Mars by Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays

HONORABLE MENTION: Airborne by DiAnn MillsStorms of Malhado by Maria Elena Sandovici; The First Emma by Camille DiMaio

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BEST NONFICTION

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WINNER: 6 Feet Under Texas by Tui Snider

RUNNERS-UP: TIE

A Delightful Little Book on Aging by Stephanie Raffelock

Full Circle by Pamela Lombardo

HONORABLE MENTION:

Postcards from Lonnie by Lisa Johnson; Nacho’s Nachos by Sandra Nickel; Landing in My Present by Mary Clark; The Gulag P-Pa Diaries by Preston Lewis

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BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

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WINNER: Finding Esme by Suzanne Crowley

RUNNER-UP:  TIE

Nacho’s Nachos by Sandra Nickel; Blue Skies by Anne Bustard

HONORABLE MENTION: 

Araceli’s Path by Marion Surles; Edison Jones and the Anti-Grav Elevator by Michael Scott Clifton; Cleo Can Tie a Bow by Sybrina Durant

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BEST ROMANCE

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WINNER: 

The Kissing Tree by Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Amanda Dykes, and Nicole Deese

RUNNER-UP: TIE:

Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe by Jodi Thomas

The Secret of You and Me by Melissa Lenhardt

HONORABLE MENTION: Once Upon a Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday; The Love Note by Joann Davidson Politano; The Key to Everything by Valerie Fraser Luesse

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BEST CHRISTIAN / INSPIRATIONAL / SPIRITUAL

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WINNERS: TIE:

The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox

Out of the Embers by Amanda Cabot

RUNNER-UP:  A Delightful Little Book on Aging by Stephanie Raffelock

HONORABLE MENTION:  All In by L.K. Simonds; A Firm Place to Stand by Lori Altebaumer, Road to Hope by Dena Jansen; Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick; Nothing Short of Wondrous by Regina Scott

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BEST HISTORICAL FICTION

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WINNERS: TIE:

All Things Left Wild by James Wade

Blue Skies by Anne Bustard

RUNNERS-UP: TIE:

Storms of Malhado by Maria Elena Sandovici

The Diary of Asser Levy by Daniela Weil

HONORABLE MENTION: Destiny’s Way by Ben English; The Black Midnight by Kathleen Y’Barbo; The First Emma by Camille DiMaio; What Momma Left Behind by Cindy Sproles; Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick

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BEST MYSTERY / SUSPENSE / THRILLER

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WINNERS: TIE:

The Caretakers by Eliza Maxwell

Execution in E by Alexa Gordon

RUNNER-UP: TIE:

Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill

Ain’t Nobody Nobody by Heather Harper Ellett

HONORABLE MENTION: Airborne by DiAnn Mills; Chasing the White Lion by James R. Hannibal; Coded for Murder by Dianne Smithwick-Braden; Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm; Spent Identity by Marlene M. Bell; Strong from the Heart by Jon Land; The Black Midnight by Kathleen Y’Barbo; A Firm Place to Stand by Lori Altebaumer

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BEST PARANORMAL / FANTASY / MAGICAL REALISM

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WINNER: Execution in E by Alexia Gordon

RUNNER-UP: Finding Esme by Suzanne Crowley

HONORABLE MENTION: Escape from Wheel by Michael Scott Clifton

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BEST HUMOR

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WINNER: Ain’t Nobody Nobody by Heather Harper Ellett

RUNNERS-UP: TIE:

The Square Root of Texas by Rob Witherspoon

The Gulag P-Pa Diaries by Preston Lewis

HONORABLE MENTION: The Republic of Jack by Jeffrey Kerr; Covey and Jay Jay Get Educated by Shelton Williams; North to Alaska by Preston Lewis

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BEST WESTERN

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WINNERS: TIE:

The Outlaw’s Daughter by Margaret Brownley

All Things Left Wild by James Wade

RUNNERS-UP: TIE:

Slanted Light by Teddy Jones

Rio Ruidoso by Preston Lewis

HONORABLE MENTION:  Once Upon a Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday; The Mail Order Bride’s Secret by Linda Broday

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BEST LITERARY FICTION

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WINNER: The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox

RUNNER-UP: All Things Left Wild by James Wade

HONORABLE MENTION: Violence, Joy, Chaos by Jane Fleming; Slanted Light by Teddy Jones; The Secret of You and Me by Melissa Lenhardt; Low Water Crossing by Dana Glossbrenner; The Key to Everything by Valerie Fraser Luesse

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BEST TEXAS BOOK

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WINNER: 6 Feet Under Texas by Tui Snider

RUNNER-UP: The Square Root of Texas by Rob Witherspoon

HONORABLE MENTION: Storms of Malhado by Maria Elena Sandovici; Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe by Jodi Thomas; The Republic of Jack by Jeffrey Kerr; The Mail Order Bride’s Secret by Linda Broday

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THANKS FOR JOINING US! 

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