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Round Three: The Sweet Sixteen of DA BWAHA


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

Round 3: GLBT

  • Master of Obsidian by Jamie Craig (58%, 134 Votes)
  • Wicked Gentleman by Ginn Hale (42%, 99 Votes)

Total Voters: 233

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  1. K. Z. Snow
    Mar 28, 2008 @ 16:02:24

    Just gotta say, I read the posted pdf excerpt of Ginn Hale’s book (at the publisher’s website), and prose/storyline as well as cover art are PHENOMENAL. I mean it. It’s rare that a book really gets me wound up, but this one is breakthrough stuff. (Can you tell I’m impressed?) Gonna nab me a copy ASAP.

  2. Marjorie Liu
    Mar 28, 2008 @ 16:54:01

    Wicked Gentlemen really is an excellent book, from a small press that I just know is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the very near future. The editor there has excellent taste.

  3. Janine
    Mar 28, 2008 @ 17:24:27

    K.Z. Snow, I just followed you to the excerpt here and I couldn’t agree more with everything you said. Plus the narrator of the excerpt, Mr. Sykes, is downright fascinating. I think I am going to have to read this one.

  4. loonigrrl
    Mar 28, 2008 @ 17:41:09

    Come on Wicked Gentlemen voters!!!

  5. K. Z. Snow
    Mar 28, 2008 @ 18:08:01

    Thanks for posting the link, Janine. I was too excited to bother with it! And I agree with you, Marjorie; the publisher, too, deserves looking into. (Damn, I feel like some guy from around here who’s found a trophy muskie with a twelve-pack on its back…in his swimming pool!)

  6. EJsGirl
    Mar 28, 2008 @ 20:46:32

    Master of Obsidian rocks! I have read several Jamie Craig stories, and I have never been disappointed!

  7. K. Z. Snow
    Mar 28, 2008 @ 22:53:46

    Ah, well. I did a little excerpt comparison. My immediate reaction: Craig’s writing is quite competent but workmanlike and category-ish. The vampire theme wedded with BDSM elements is teetering on the brink of being done to death (no pun intended). Hale’s voice, on the other hand, is fresh and distinctive; the book’s theme, unique. (Of course, these are merely first impressions. To be fair, I’ll have to take more of a gander at both books. But I have a strong feeling my final assessment will be the same. I could be wrong, though!)

  8. REVIEW: Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale | Dear Author: Romance Book Reviews, Author Interviews, and Commentary
    May 11, 2008 @ 19:39:15

    […] At the time we were collecting votes, K.Z. Snow mentioned that the prose and storyline in the pdf excerpt posted on your site were phenomenal. Since I’m always hungry for the combination of phenomenal prose and storyline, I proceeded to read the excerpt. I was very impressed, and I quickly ordered the book. […]

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