It’s time. The books have been nominated, seeded and slated against each other. Over 700 brackets were filled out. (That’s twice as many as last year). We’ve got some mad prizes: a Sony Reader for the one bracket that rules them all and a Sony Reader for the author who penned the Champion of the DABWAHA tournament.
This year, we are handing out prizes at the end of each round to the top scoring bracket. Each right pick gives you points. The goal, obviously, is to have the most right picks. Even though your brackets are locked and you can’t change your choices, you still can effectuate the outcome by getting people to vote for the book you want to advance.
Voting starts on March 19, 2009, at 6:00 AM EST. Each set of 4 polls will run for 6 hours. The set of polls will close and a new set will open recursively until March 21, 2009, at 6:00 AM EST when the last set of polls will close. Results will be updated at the end of the day.
You can keep track of who is up, who is down and how your bracket is shaping up against the competition by reading the “REPORTS” at the DABWAHA tournament site. You can see the actual standings and the projected standings (I have no idea how the computer program calculates this). You can see which books were picked as the Champion. Spymaster’s Lady was picked 93 times followed by Blue Eyed Devil (61), Tribute (58) and Dark Desires After Dusk (56).
Still interested in reading the books? Options, you can has them!
- Harlequin is so excited about their nominated books they’ve created a special store at eHarlequin to celebrate. Everything in that special store is 30% off with the coupon code ‘MADROMANCE’ – and you can click one button to add every book to your cart.
- BooksonBoard, the supplier of one of our SONY READER prizes, has also created a great webstore for the nominees.
- Plus, Fictionwise, another of our awesome sponsors, has created a special store with all the nominated titles which are available in ebook form.
- If you want paper copies, you can visit our Amazon.com store.
Big huge heaping thanks to our sponsors, Sony, Harlequin, Samhain Publishing, and Fictionwise, because they’ve enabled us to offer a prize for the winning bracket after each round of competition. For a complete list of the prizes, visit the DABWAHA.com site.
Good luck and let the trash talking begin.