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It’s Selection Sunday for DABWAHA!

First, the reader finalists, those voted in by, well, readers, are:

  • YA: Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
  • Contemporary: If You Hear Her by Shiloh Walker (Bro Magnet by Lauren Baratz Logsted was a close second)
  • Historical: A Lady’s Lesson in Scandal by Meredith Duran
  • GLBT: Hot Head by Damon Suede
  • Category: A Man of His Word by Sarah Anderson
  • Novella: Once Upon a Winter’s Eve by Tessa Dare (edged out Silver Shark by Ilona Andrews by one vote)
  • Crossover: Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
  • PNR/UF: Radiant Desire by Inara Scott

And now: It’s bracket time! There are instructions on how to fill out your bracket online at the DABWAHA site. Please only fill out one bracket. If your bracket is totally shot to hell after the first round, don’t worry. We have a Second Chance bracket with a whole selection of really awesome prizes.

Game on, folks!

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. Arwen
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 23:23:27

    There is no “new” choice to enter a name on the bracket.

  2. Jane
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 23:26:12

    @Arwen: Are you looking at the “Enter Your Picks” page? Look for the “new” button to the right.

  3. Arwen
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 23:27:44

    Found it. I’m a dork. I didn’t catch the scroll bar on my screen so I literally didn’t see it there. I was looking in the list of names. Yes, I’m a dork. ;D

  4. Stephanie
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 11:07:19

    I have only read 6 books on the entire list!! What have I been reading all year???

  5. A.E.
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 05:29:52

    Hey, I made an Amazon listmania for most of the Dabwaha books. I can’t believe no one else had made one yet! Excluded novellas and one from each other category to slim it down to the maximum of 40 items. Here it is:

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