Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lone Star Book Blog Tours 2017 Bloggers' Choice Awards ~ ~ ~ ~ Best Texas Book

The Lone Star Book Blog Tours team has voted, and the results are in!  From Best Fiction to Most Engaged Author, we have seventeen awards to hand out to the awesome Texas books and authors featured on Lone Star Book Blog Tours in 2017.

From February 15-23, 2018, please join us as we hop around the LSBBT blogs and share the winners, runners-up, and shortlisted titles. Don’t miss it!


MY TWO CENTS: THIS is a big one. Texas books and Texas authors are at the very core of Lone Star Book Blog Tours -- it's what we do (with a few strays into Texas-y things that don't necessarily happen in Texas but COULD! Ha!) So, to name a book we toured as THE BEST TEXAS BOOK is really something. What makes a stand-out Texas book? Is it capturing the people? The place? The mood and feel and smell and all around vibe? Yes, yes, yes (and yes, yes, yes). A Texan knows when an author has nailed it, and these books did. We've got small town and big city, historical and contemporary, earthly and other-worldly, and HALLELUJAH, we've got breakfast! 

I read three of these books (click title for reviews) and as I may have mentioned on one of the preceding six awards posts, the rest are on the TBR list. Since I've blathered on about The Grave Tender and Nowhere Near a good bit already (THEY ARE REAAAAALLY GOOD), let me mention The Big Inch. In addition to learning a whole new segment of history (how had I never learned of this vital pipeline that carried East Texas crude all the way to Pennsylvania?), I fell in love with the city of Longview and the characters who made this story sing. I am super excited that the sequel, Harmon General, is in the editing stages now and can't wait to get back into that world. 


Thank you for following along! If you are a Texas author or have a Texas book you'd like to take on tour with Lone Star Book Blog Tours, just fill out the contact form (bottom of the blog page) and I'll hook you up!  Want to be a part of the LSBBT blogger team? Click the "Texas Blogger" tab on this blog and then fill out the contact form if you think you are a good fit for the group! 

We love our Texas books, Texas authors, and Texas bloggers!

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