The Heart of Country Contest WINNERS!

Fan Fiction FridaysWho doesn’t love a cowboy? And a Cowboyward, outlaws, country girls and Southern Belles, even better! It was our pleasure ~ The FicSix ~ to affiliate Fan Fiction Fridays with the The Heart of Country Contest and to make it our feature post today!

Thank you to the lovely ladies, PrettyKittyArtist & Les16, who hosted the contest, as we thoroughly enjoyed reading these swoonworthy stories! Now, we are thrilled to present ALL THE WINNERS and give a brief, personal note about each one! CONGRATULATIONS!

The Heart of Country Contest WINNERS!

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The Heart of Country Contest on fanfiction.net ~ to read all the entries!

The Heart of Country Contest blog ~ for contest information, and…

WINNERS!  WINNERS! WINNERS!

“We just want to thank everyone that participated! This was so much fun and we had so many wonderful stories to read. Thank you to everyone that pimped, shared, wrote, read and voted! A big, huge thank you to our amazing Secret keepers for all their hard work, and especially our judges! It’s been a blast!” ~ PrettyKittyArtist & Les16

JUDGES VOTES…

SILVER SPUR AWARD

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 Stars by Troublefollows1017

Stars ~ Edward’s life used to be perfect. A pretty girl with big brown eyes told him she loved him and made him believe she’d be his forever. Now his life sucks. That girl got on a bus and never looked back. Maybe he should have asked her to stay. He won’t make that mistake again.

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance – Chapters: 1 – Words: 12,085 – Reviews: 144 – Published: 3-5-13 – Edward & Bella – Complete

Everything about “Stars” drew me in. The raw emotion, the love lost but nowhere near forgotten, the gorgeous backdrop of Texas and it’s endless night skies, the superb writing – they will all capture you and you will only need to be a short way into the story before it is clear as crystal why it won the Judges Choice for the Silver Spur (Best Overall Use of Prompts). ~ Extended.

Musical Prompt ~ Don’t You Wanna Stay by Jason Aldean

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9073461/1/Stars

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Down Home by MrsSpaceCowboy

Down HomeSometimes, everything you’re looking for ends up being right where you left it. *Entry for The Heart of Country Contest. 1st Place Silver Spur Award Public Vote, 2nd Place Silver Spur Award Judges Choice, 1st Place Gentlemen Wear White Award (Swooniest Fella) Public Vote and Judges Choice, 2nd Place Hay Ride Award Judges Choice.* Now expanded!

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance – Chapters: 1 – Words: 10,146 – Reviews: 76 – Published: 3-4-13 – Bella & Edward

When you read Down Home, you will quickly realize why it won three awards in this contest. The author is able to plop the reader right down in the middle of her characters’ lives and seamlessly acquaint us all. As the story unfolds, you’ll find that her Edward and Bella are not only likable, but also realistic. Their situation is not uncommon in today’s society, and I was rooting for them from the beginning. It’s a feel-good, coming home story that’s worthy of this recognition.

Musical Prompt ~  Want To by Sugarland  

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9070588/1/Down-Home

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HAY RIDE AWARD (BEST LEMON)

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Tethered by Jonesn353402

Tethered ~ She’s running from her past. He’s tied to his. *Winner* The Heart of Country Contest awards inside.

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Drama – Chapters: 26 – Words: 11,938 – Reviews: 285 – Updated: 3-7-13 – Published: 3-4-13 – Bella & Edward

Tethered was one of the first Cowboyward entries I read, and I enjoyed the writing style, presentation of the story, vivid descriptions, and how Jonesn353402  defined the title, and then intricately wove it throughout the heartbreaking, but healing, storylines of both Edward and Bella. There is definitely a HOT reason why it was the winner as: 1st place Judges Vote ~ Hay Ride Award (aka lemon), and 2nd place Public Vote ~ Hay Ride Award … lots of steamy sex to lead to their HEA!

Musical Prompt ~ Don’t You Wanna Stay by Jason Aldean

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9070514/1/Tethered

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BLESS HER HEART AWARD (SASSIEST GAL)

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Take A Little Ride With You by MDiva22

Take a Little Ride With You ~ When his parents decide to move from the Chicago suburbs to their small Indiana hometown, Edward Masen’s world is turned upside down when a beer drinkin,’ curses-like-a-sailor brunette hellion blows into his life. **Winner of the Judge’s Choice Bless Her Heart (Sassiest Gal) Award in The Heart of Country contest**

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Humor – Chapters: 1 – Words: 5,999 – Reviews: 4 – Published: 3-5-13 – Bella & Edward – Complete

This is a lovely slice of summer, after high school graduation when Edward finds that country-life suits him better than Chicago ever did. Fun and full of life Bella is a pleasant shock to his system and shows him just what he’s been missing.

Musical Prompt ~ Take a Little Ride by Jason Aldean

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9071437/1/Take-a-Little-Ride-With-You

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Unbridled by bornonhalloween

Unbridled ~ When a big city girl shows up to clean the stables, she unearths more than manure in the straw. Can the horse-whispering cowboy give over the reins to his crusty heart?

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance – Chapters: 1 – Words: 10,459 – Reviews: 55 – Published: 3-4-13 – Edward & Bella – Complete

Cynical cowboy, Edward is less than impressed with babysitting guests at the family’s luxury dude ranch experience. He may not want to play nice, but confident and charmingly persuasive City Slicker Bella knows just how to break down his barriers!

Musical Prompt ~ Why You Wanna? by Jana Kramer

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9070829/1/Unbridled

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GENTLEMEN WEAR WHITE AWARD (SWOONIEST)

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PUBLIC VOTE WINNERS…

SILVER SPUR AWARD

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Hard To Love by KatHat

Hard to Love ~ Sometimes you have to get really lost to find what you are looking for.

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Chapters: 1 – Words: 10,038 – Reviews: 20 – Published: 2-22-13 – Edward & Bella – Complete

The moment I saw the picture prompts this powerful image pulled at my heartstrings.  Believe me, the prompt is integral to this touching tale and Hard to Love is just as bittersweet and compelling as the prompt intimates.  It’s no wonder to me that  Hard to Love won a prize for the use of prompts.

Hard to Love features a Bella and Edward equally lost in their own individual way; will the crossing of their paths change everything? It’s beautifully written sweet and lonely Edward is a rightful Swooniest Fella winner. Le Sigh!

Musical Prompt ~ Hard To Love by Lee Bice

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HAY RIDE AWARD (BEST LEMON)

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Mud On The Tires by KatHat

Mud on the Tires ~ Edward is a shy Texas country boy used to working long hard hours in the fields. Can one feisty little cowgirl convince him to cut loose and get a little down and dirty? Written for The Heart of Country contest. First place in public vote for Bless Her Heart Award and Hay Ride Award!

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance – Chapters: 1 – Words: 10,385 – Reviews: 2 – Published: 3-5-13 – Edward & Bella

This dirty little tale is about a a hard-working Edward and a LRIGWOC Bella covered in mud. Entirely in EPOV, it shows us a day in his mundane life on the farm. All seems bland, until a firecracker in Red boots shows up at the Fourth of July party and rocks his world…literally.

Musical Prompt ~ Mud On The Tires by Brad Paisley

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http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9071308/1/Mud-on-the-Tires

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BLESS HER HEART AWARD (SASSIEST GAL)

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GENTLEMEN WEAR WHITE AWARD (SWOONIEST)

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List of all story entries and their respective author…

HARD TO LOVE–KATHAT

DOWN HOME –MRSSPACECOWBOY

STARS–TROUBLEFOLLOWS1017

JUST ONE NIGHT–TWILIGHTOBSESSED09

SAVANNAHS SUNRISE–JIFFSIMPSON

TAKE A LITTLE RIDE WITH ME–MDIVA22

LITTLE TOWN, TEXAS–JIFFY KATE

ROPIN A SITTER–WEEKITTYANDTAT

COWBOY CASSANOVA–TEAMSWITZERLANDMOM

GOODBYE IN HER EYES –SHAHULA

HOME NOT HOME HOME –WRITTENBYABDEX

THE SOUND OF STEELGUITARS ON A FALLEN SOUL–STACELEO

SMOKEY BARS AND PRETTY GIRLS–LAURIE WHITLOCK

MUD ON THE TIRES–KATHAT

UNBRIDLED–BORNONHALLOWEEN

TETHERED–JONESN353402

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*swoon*

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“Save a horse, ride a Cowboy!” 😉

We’d like to thank all the contest entrants for the fun and enjoyable reading, and to PrettyKittyArtist & Les16, for the affiliation, and CONGRATULATE all the WINNERS! YeeHaw!

The FicSix ~ Midnight Cougar, Cared, AllyVera, Ilovealion, Gingerandgreen, and WiltshireGlo

25 Comments

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25 responses to “The Heart of Country Contest WINNERS!

  1. Clairebamboozle

    Hi MC, Great post, can’t wait to get all these cowboywards downloaded to my e-reader.
    Been stuck at home all week dealing with poorly kids, so some ‘quicker’ reads are just what the doctor ordered.
    I usually work on a Friday, so don’t always get a chance to comment, but I always enjoy the fic 6’s recs.Thanks again for doing what you do guys.
    xx

    • Hi Claire, thanks, we all had a great time reading the entries… Love me some country!

      Aw, sorry to hear that, hope they get better soon. Snuggle down for some mommy time; with a warm cup of tea and a good cowboy read. ((hugs))

  2. Thanks Clairebamboozle, you are very welcome.

    Sometimes a one-shot just hits the spot! Have you been following these contests? I’ve read some amazing one-shots this week, obviously from the contest above, and also the TWIHEA and Taste of the Forbidden contests.

    http://www.fanfiction.net/u/4523690/TwiHEAcontest

    http://www.fanfiction.net/u/4526245/Taste-Of-The-Forbidden-II

    • Clairebamboozle

      Hi Cared, was forgetting we are on the same time zone lol.
      Ive been doing alot of writing lately, (working on an original manuscript) so I’ve not had as much time as I would like for reading. That said, I always read the Friday Fic recs and load my e-reader for later.
      I didn’t follow the comp but I quite fancy the thought of Eddie as a roughened cowboy so these are going to have to be squeezed in somewhere lol.

      • Clairebamboozle

        Haha just re read my last comment and it looks like I haven’t read anything at all, I have squeezed in a couple of Shay Savage fics this week, Transcendence and As She Desires. Loving me some historical Eddies this week, and she is such a talented writer. The scene where Eduardus the gladiator fought the gang on the highway to protect Isa really suckered me in.

      • Squeezing in roughened cowboy Eddie sounds like a mighty fine plan to me Clairebamboozle!

  3. Hi, could you let us know the identities of the other authors who participated? Thanks, IMSC 😉

  4. If you like country stories – and after reading these, who wouldn’t?? – I have a Complete full-length rec for you.

    Country Women Will Survive is a great read for International Women’s Day. It’s a story that speaks of hardship, but not succumbing to it. This is a household of strong women who welcome drifter Edward in, with cautiously open arms. Naturally, daughter Bella falls straight in love. *Swoonworthy Edward Warning*
    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7787902/1/Country-Women-Will-Survive
    by stratocastic1969 http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3012738/stratocastic1969

    Have a great weekend. Happy International Women’s Day, and for those of you who celebrate it this Sunday, Happy Mothers’ Day!
    xxx

  5. ilovealion

    This GRITS (Girl Raised In The South) loved readin these stories. Thanks for putting te prompt pictures with te recs. I hadn’t seen the one that went with Down Home.

    xoxoxo

  6. eewee333

    Well, I know what I will be doing this weekend! Love all the banners and pic prompts. Cowboyward, YUM!

  7. kleomary

    Hello Ladies!! I do not know much about the american southern way of living but a Cowboyward right now sounds delicious !! Thank you again for the lovely post this Friday, Happy Women’s Day to all!!!!!

  8. Hi Cared and Everyone. Cared, thanks for sending me over here to leave everyone interested a comment. Thought my submission was not one of the winners, I did receive requests to continue the story. Well that was already planned as I became obsessed to adding it to it even before I was able to select which words would be submitted as my entry.

    Home, Not Home, Home will be continued once I’m almost finished with my current story. I know not a lot of people got the title and I want to give you a piece of trivia that you might like. Imagine a 14 yo girl sitting in a grassy field pulling petals off a daisy. “He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me.”

    I added a summery page for those interested in following before I start posting. So, here it is– http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9080336/1/Home-Not-Home-Home. Can’t wait to start posting myself.

    Yours Truely
    Writtenbyabdex

  9. Hi Writtenbyabdex! Thanks for that. I have the story on alert now and look forward to your continuation.

    Best of luck with it!

  10. Hi all! I am late – but here!

    I had a lovely time reading through these Heart of Country entries and I was so pleased to see my personal favourite, Stars, win the judges vote for The Silver Spur Award. I have to say as well, one of my other favourites didn’t win an award – but it was an great story too: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9004446/1/Goodbye-in-Her-Eyes *tissue warning*

    This week I have been incredibly spoiled, fic wise – I read Footprints in the Snow by cosmogirl7481 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7610974/1/ This story has been recommended on FFF before – but I have to mention it again – it is truly one of those stories you will remember. Stunning.

    I then read the recently completed Overpass by purelyamuse – Oh.My – this was a heart-breakingly fab fic too. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8907781/1/

    Both FitS and Overpass are short stories – but they both packed a punch.

    Have a great weekend everyone! AV xox

  11. Thanks for all the recs! I´ll try to read two or three. I need time!! :((

  12. Oh exaltada, wanting more time to read fanfic is my mantra! LOL

    Hope you are having a good weekend!

  13. Good afternoon ladies! I have a question/favor to ask, and am helping you can help me out. I’ve been hearing “Cruise” by FloridaGeorgiaLine playing often, and every time it has me dying to read some Southernward! Since you ladies always seem to have some great suggestions, I was hoping you could point me in the right direction. I read the entries from the Heart of Country Contest, and am following Down Home. He is definitely swoony. Any other recommendations or suggestions? I would truly appreciate it! Thanks for the help, and the amazing site! I always enjoy the posts!

    ~allidel 🙂

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