We’re about to enter the final round of our 2016 DABWAHA Tournament! It’s Nalini Singh’s Shards of Hope battling against Susanna Kearsley’s A Desperate Fortune! Both polls were so close, with both books edging out their competition by a mere eleven and nine votes, respectively. The championship will take place 10am ET to 10pm ET tomorrow, 4 April 2016. It’s been a crazy ride with I’m sure a lot of bracket upsets. I’d prefer not to talk about mine … Continue reading The 2016 DABWAHA Championship: Nalini Singh v. Susanna Kearsley!
It’s time for the Second Chance Tournament! Is your bracket destroyed? Did your picks go awry? Do you find yourself tied for 500th place and full of despair? Weep no more, bracketeers, because our 2nd Chance Tourney is created just for you. We start with 16 books instead of 64, so the stakes aren’t as high but the prizes are just as fine. Go forth and pick new brackets and be hopeful once again. Please … Continue reading The 2016 DABWAHA Second Chance Tournament is Now Open!
Polls are officially up over at the DABWAHA site! Match ups will go live at the designated times below. All times are Eastern Standard, so be sure to get your votes in before they close. And may the best bracket win! March 17, 2016 Midnight to Noon (EDT) Asking for It by Lilah Pace v. Suddenly One Summer by Julie James Good Time Bad Boy by Sonya Clark v. The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan “Craving Flight” … Continue reading DABWAHA Voting Schedule Round One!
Are you ready?! It’s Bracket Selection Sunday for the 2016 DABWAHA. What does that mean? It means the full slate of nominees has been announced, including the eight books nominated by readers. And now: the DABWAHA bracket is ready to be filled out. UPDATE: You have until 3/16/2014 at 12:00pm/noon ET to enter your picks! How do you do that? Easy! You can follow the instructions step by step at the DABWAHA site. The essential steps to enter … Continue reading It’s DABWAHA 2016 Bracket Selection Sunday!
Welcome back to Wednesday Links! This time we have some really awesome things to show you, hopefully to soften this kind of unhappy news for Nook users. On March 15, which is a week from now, Barnes & Noble will be limiting the content offered to its users, as well as doing away with certain apps altogether: From 15 March, customers will also not be able to rent or purchase video content from the NOOK … Continue reading Links: Big News for Nook Users, Bookish Shoes, & a New SBTB Lady!
It’s that time of year again and we’re pleased to announce the books featured in seven out of our eight categories! Our categories this year are Contemporary, Historical, Novella, Series/Category, Paranormal/Fantasy/SciFi, New Adult, and Novel with Strong Romantic Elements. The eighth category will be filled with the top eight books as nominated by you. Yup. You nominate the books you think should be included that aren’t listed right now. If you’re looking to nominate a book, fill out the … Continue reading DABWAHA 2016 Category Breakdown
It’s DABWAHA time! When we tweet and beg for votes and compete for prizes and have buckets of silly fun as we celebrate some of the very best romances of 2015. What’s a DABWAHA? The DABWAHA is our annual NCAA-style tournament of books. 64 books are selected in 8 different categories, and readers pick brackets of which books they think will win each round. The winners of each round are determined by public voting, so … Continue reading It’s DABWAHA 2016 Time!
The DABWAHA Second Chance Tournament is open, and entries close at noon today! Apologies that I didn’t post this earlier – it was on the DABWAHA site and I blanked on posting here, too. Is your bracket destroyed? Did your picks go awry? Do you find yourself tied for 500th place and full of despair? Weep no more, bracketeers, because our 2nd Chance Tourney is created just for you. We start with 16 books instead of 64, … Continue reading DABWAHA Second Chance Tournament Open Until Noon!
It’s time for the Second Chance Tournament! Is your bracket destroyed? Did your picks go awry? Do you find yourself tied for 500th place and full of despair? Weep no more, bracketeers, because our 2nd Chance Tourney is created just for you. We start with 16 books instead of 64, so the stakes aren’t as high but the prizes are just as fine. Go forth and pick new brackets and be hopeful once again. Please … Continue reading DABWAHA Second Chance Tournament 2015 – Now Open!
The round 1 voting is going on now at the DABWAHA site! Each round is 12 hours, midnight to midnight Eastern Savings Time (US), and we’re going from 64 books to 32. I expect to see some creative, clever trash-ish talking online, on Facebook, Twitter, or even on the DABWAHA site. There’s a lot of pride and prize winning on the line, and the community is what makes the tournament fun. There are some tough showdowns … Continue reading DABWAHA 2015 First Round Voting: It’s On!
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal is $2.99! This is the first book in the Glamourist Histories series; the
third fourth book, Valour and Vanity, is nominated in the Novel with Strong Romantic Elements category for this year’s DABWAHA. This book was also a Nebula nominee and an nominee for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in the fantasy category. The book is often compared to Jane Austen, but with fantasy thrown in. Some readers agree with this assessment, while others are affronted by it. For those who have read it, what camp are you in?