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DA BWAHA Tournament Round 1: Part 1


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

Novel With Romantic Elements: Match 1 of 4

  • Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews (76%, 108 Votes)
  • Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella (24%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 143

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Historical: Match 1 of 4

  • Warlord's Mistress by Juliet Landon (53%, 73 Votes)
  • Perfidia by Elspeth Mckendrick (47%, 64 Votes)

Total Voters: 137

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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. Nora Roberts
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 08:20:38

    I don’t see where/how to vote. I feel dumb, but must ask.

  2. Jewel
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 08:22:21

    Er…where exactly do I vote? I only see a poll up for voting on a book sequel.

  3. Jayne
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 08:26:52

    I think we need an Official 30 second time out to reset the shot clock here.

  4. Jane
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 08:28:03

    Sorry – software glitch.

  5. Jill D.
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 08:33:50

    This is so cool ladies! Te He!

  6. Jayne
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 08:37:00

    Everybody remember to go to the Smart Bitches to vote too.

  7. Jane
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 08:37:44

    I’m curious, Jayne, who you voted for in the Novel with Romantic Elements since those were two books that you recommended. No need to tell me though. I’ll just speculate to myself. I do want to read the Landon book though.

  8. Gennita Low
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 09:19:39

    So how come they need an email addy at Smart Bitches and not here? Just curious.

  9. Jayne
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 09:19:58

    I hate it when two teams – er, I mean books – I love are up against each other….Ah well, luck of the brackets.

  10. eliz.
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 09:21:14

    Goooooooo, Perfidia!

  11. Jayne
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 09:42:46

    Come on Mistress! Kick some Nazi hero ass!

  12. SandyW
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 09:47:29

    Out of curiosity, how did Magic Bites (great book, BTW) end up in With Romantic Elements as opposed to Paranormal? Not that I'm implying it was a mistake; I'm just curious about the decision-making process.

  13. Jane
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 09:52:57

    That was my call. I wanted to include it in the tournament because it was one of my “best” books of last year, but it does not have enough romance in it to be called a romance. I thought Patricia Briggs’ book also was questionable on the romance but stronger so we stuck the Briggs book in the paranormal and the Andrews book with w RE. We had alot of great books in the NWRE section.

  14. Jane
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 09:53:46

    So how come they need an email addy at Smart Bitches and not here? Just curious.

    Different polling software. Mine is based on wordpress and SB’s is based on a different software platform.

  15. SB Sarah
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 10:12:18

    Because our software emails you a confirmation. We’re on EE, and DA is on WordPress, and our polling software are two different animals.

    However, if you think it’s intrusive, please let me know. I can tell it to stop.

  16. Gennita Low
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 10:18:44

    However, if you think it's intrusive, please let me know. I can tell it to stop.

    Hi SB Sarah,

    No, not at all. I was just curious how one site asks for it and another doesn’t. In my head, I’m imagining this giant bin with all the votes in it, with some with addys (names) and some don’t. I’m still learning this game, that’s all :).

  17. Darlene Marshall
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 10:37:18

    I’m probably doing this all wrong, but it’s fun.

  18. katiebabs
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 10:56:05

    Decisions, decisions!
    I will not go down! I will win this!

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