This weekend, while I was on the road, I learned that Close Quarter received a Rainbow Award Honorable Mention! I’m bowled over completely by this.
From Elisa’s post:
An Honorable Mention means a judge really liked the book, so much they gave it a rate above 36 out of 40; an honorable mention doesn’t necessarily mean the book is a finalist, you have to wait the actual announcement on October 1 to know that.
More specifically, the reviewers said:
Heidi: I really enjoyed this one–in fact, I’d already purchased and read it on my own before receiving it as a jury entry. I reread it with pleasure. Such a unique, exciting world to explore. Hoping for more in this series.
Kris: I really liked this story. The twists on fae/vampires/elements was refreshing and creative. Overall, I really enjoyed the read and would recommend it to others.