A whisper thin margin of 12 votes separated the winner, Iron Kissed, from the runner up, The Spymaster’s Lady. An equally tiny margin separated the first place winner, CarolynJean, from Jennifer Y’s entry. Jennifer Y had maintained the top spot for nearly the entire tournament only to lose out at the very end. (She had picked The Spymaster’s Lady as champion and Carolyn Jean, Iron Kissed).
We are excited to announce that both CarolyJean and Jennifer Y will receive a Sony Reader. Jennifer Y had racked up a number of prizes during the tournament and we offered her a Sony Reader in lieu of the various prizes.
CarolynJean will receive the title of Chief Bracketologist, a Sony Reader (red, natch), and $100 Gift Certificate from Fictionwise. JenniferY will have to console herself with just a SonyReader. Angela James was the first round winner of a $15 GC to Barnes and Noble.
jiffybug won the prize for having the absolute worst bracket. She only picked 13 matches correctly Author Maya Banks offered up a great prize to the last place bracketeer: $50 GC to online bookstore, Godiva chocolate basket, and ARCS of Sweet Persuasion (June 09) and Sweet Seduction (Oct 09).
The Spymaster’s Lady was picked most times by entrants to win the Championship with Iron Kissed the 5th most popular book picked to prevail in the end.
We are excited to announce that Big Ups, an awesome Feather Pen, a door hanger indicating that you are a writer and should not be bothered, and a Sony Reader will be sent to Patricia Briggs. We asked if she had anything to say regarding her epic win:
Wow! In the words of Jim Carey in The Mask—“You Really love me!” How cool is that. I’m not sure the best book won . . . I really loved The Spymaster’s Lady —but I’m thrilled to pieces.
Woot! We had 731 entrants in total which was a 100% increase over last years’ number. Sarah beat the pants off of Jane with a final placement of 326 compared to Jane’s wimpy 340 placement. All the standings can be seen here. We had some great sponsors:
- Harlequin set up this awesome page for the Harlequin books at 30% that made it into the DA BWAHA tournament. BooksonBoard donated one of the Sony Reader prizes. Fictionwise and Samhain gave us wonderful gift certificates.
Despite our mishaps – entries that didn’t get inputted, the polls not opening on time or closing too early, it was great fun. We’ve learned alot this year and we are already planning on making the DABWAHA tourney better next year. We asked Patricia Briggs and Joanna Bourne how to make the contest better and we would like to hear from you as well. While the contest is fresh in your minds, please give us your thoughts and recommendations. Thank you all for participating. It would be no fun if it weren’t for the entrants, voters, and everyone who supported DABWAHA.I