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DA BWAHA Tournament Round 1: Part 5


Poll is closed. Results are as follows. See the updated standings at the Official DA BWAHA site.

Erotica/Erotic Romance: Match 1 of 4

  • The Vampire Queen's Servant by Joey Hill (57%, 92 Votes)
  • Broken by Megan Hart (43%, 70 Votes)

Total Voters: 162

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GLBT: Mach 1 of 4

  • Master of Obsidian by Jamie Craig (53%, 83 Votes)
  • At Love's Command by Samantha Kane (47%, 75 Votes)

Total Voters: 158

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Keishon
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 08:16:55

    Come on Broken! [g] That is going to be a tight race, eh?

  2. Nora Roberts
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 08:37:57

    Oh man, they’re all too close!

    I must stop watching, I must stop watching.

  3. Gennita Low
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 08:38:04

    Come on, my preciouzzzz, come on Broken. I need you to win this one. Sob. :::munching cookies, lotsa cookies:::

  4. KCfla
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 08:45:40

    Oh my goodness, I’m so going to tank in today’s matches!

  5. Jennifer Estep
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 08:48:42

    Jane — I still can’t vote.

  6. Keishon
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 08:55:29

    I am cutting my computer off in 30 min. Can’t watch this all day. Today’s matches decide if I’m in or out. It is just too close for comfort. How long does the poll last? Hope it last long enough for my Broken to come from behind!

  7. Lorelie
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 08:59:46

    The whole erotica category was painful to pick. I’d have picked them all to wipe out another category if I could. Probably YA. I don’t read that.

    Today’s voting is gonna be hurtful to watch. I have Broken going several rounds. This could kick my butt if VQS stays in the lead.

  8. JessicaMcG
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 09:17:29

    Ok, so maybe I shouldn’t admit this but I didn’t read any of these books (don’t read much erotica) and so I just briefly looked at what the books were about and chose.(Master of Obsidian and Vampire Queen’s Servant) Now I just want mine to win! lol I was shot down yesterday on a couple of my choices and these books could take me out of the running. Oh well, can’t watch anymore.
    — Must focus on work…Must focus on work —

  9. katiebabs
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 09:19:59

    NOOO!! Broken lost!!
    Ack… down to last place for me!

  10. Jane
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 09:24:32

    The voting isn’t over yet! Not until 11 am.

  11. shuzluva
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 09:28:04

    All you Broken fans, I love ya (and I loved Broken)…but VQS is my pick. It was gut wrenching and beautiful…sorry guys!

  12. Nora Roberts
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 09:29:27

    jessica, you picked what I did–and by the same process (except I did the final choice by how I liked the title itself.)

    Go us!!

  13. Teddypig
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 09:35:11

    I am loving the tight race between Master of Obsidian and At Love’s Command.

    Hard pick there.

  14. Teddypig
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 09:36:22

    Oh and I just knew Joey Hill FTW!

  15. Carrie Lofty
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 09:41:46

    I was out of town yesterday so I missed the first three rounds of voting. I thought that was a terrible thing–coz I didn’t get to vote–but now I think it was for the best. I just can’t spend the whole day hitting “refresh” to check the new numbers! Evil!!

  16. heather (errantdreams)
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 10:23:54

    Good luck everyone!!

  17. Lorelie
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 10:35:29

    All you Broken fans, I love ya (and I loved Broken)…but VQS is my pick. It was gut wrenching and beautiful…sorry guys!

    I believe this is where I say yo momma’s gut wrenching and beautiful.

    Wait, that didn’t come out right.

  18. Keishon
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 10:40:50

    I have two loses today, no make that possibly more than two loses today. How upsetting. Signing off to go read now, to cheer myself up, while chanting over and over again: “it’s just a game.”

  19. lisabea
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 10:53:59

    Come on SAMANTHA!!!!!

  20. sula
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 10:55:33

    lol, you have GOT to be kidding me. Both results…highly disappointing. pfft. Well, I’m out.

  21. Nora Roberts
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 10:57:34

    Woot! Looks like I have two winners here!

    Keishon’s right. It’s just a game, just a game.

    But . . . Yo mama!

  22. Jane
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 11:01:21

    See, now is the opportunity to come back and vote in an effort to scotch other ballots chances of being successful. Some tournaments hold a second chance round – where you fill out brackets for the remaining 32 teams/books but have a lesser prize. Maybe we should do that.

  23. Angela James
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 11:01:53

    Nora, you are cracking me up. What will you buy from Lochers if you win?

  24. Jane
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 11:02:59

    I like the “will fuck for shoes” pin myself.

  25. lisabea
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 11:03:15


  26. lisabea
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 11:04:21

    Jane~omg could you make it more confusing? Possibly I’m pissed that I’m doing so poorly.

  27. sula
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 11:06:50

    lisabea, I hears ya. I think I just lost my motivation to vote anymore. lol. what’s the point when the pics that i made in the last round were also picks for the next round…pretty much means i’m SOL. Oh well. I actually have homework I ought to be doing, so it’s probably a good thing. :p

  28. Keishon
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 11:15:02

    See, now is the opportunity to come back and vote in an effort to scotch other ballots chances of being successful.

    For that yo mama remark, I think I might have to resort to doing just that. *evil grin* Yeah, as I float to the bottom, I make take some readers with me *evil laughter*

  29. Nora Roberts
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 11:28:16

    Oh wow, I moved up in the standings! There will be no living with me until the end of this current round–where I think I will tank.

    Angela, I haven’t paid any attention to actual prizes. It’s all about the race!

    I cannot play games. I’m a maniac.

  30. JessicaMcG
    Mar 21, 2008 @ 12:57:19

    I just rushed back from a lunch meeting to vote! Work is getting in the way…or uh, I mean I should focus on work. :) But I won this round! Nora, we totally rock!

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