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DABWAHA

DABWAHA Time Is Here

DABWAHA Time Is Here

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It’s spring and that means it is DABWAHA time. DABWAHA is the Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hellagood Authors. We know. All blame can be pinned on Sarah. We don’t allow her to name things anymore.

The tournament began in 2008 which makes this our 6th annual tournament of books. Yay!

This is how the tournament works. We put together a selection of great books published in 2012 in eight different categories. The books are pitted against each other. Envision a cage match between books. Your votes determines who wins. The books compete until only one book is left.

You, the player, win by guessing which book will win each match. The person who makes the most correct guesses will win an iPad.

Dear Author and Sarah at Smart Bitches put together 56 of the 64 titles but readers, authors, fans can nominate the last book in each category. This way if you think a book was excluded unfairly, you can nominate it and get all the other fans of that book to join the nomination.

Vote haggling, trading, trash talking, and all sorts of competitive behaviors are encouraged. “Lean in” readers. It is #DABWAHA time.

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Monday News and Deals: The Nooks Are On Sale

The Final Four of the DABWAHA is set.  Karen Marie Moning’s Shadowfever looks to defeat Courtney Milan’s book, again.  You see, Courtney Milan had two books in the tournament.  One lost to Moning yesterday and Milan’s novella, Unlocked, goes up against Shadowfever in the early round on March 31, 2012.  The other match is Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh v. A Lot Like Love by Julie James.

This weekend we completed the Sweet Sixteen and the Elite Eight.  The winners can be seen here along with the prizes.


Barnes & Noble is selling the Nook Simple Touch and the Nook Color for $150 on eBay. That’s right. Two ebook readers, one low price. I’m not sure that this is a sign of anything good at Barnes & Noble but it’s a great price for people looking for a good priced digital reader. eBay. Via Nate, the Digital Reader.


Kobo books is having a 20% off coupon for with code: jmar23us20k at Kobo Books This coupon code expires tonight at 11:59 pm EST. A few other deals of note:

  • No One Lives Forever by Jordan Dane * $0.99 * A | BN | K | S
  • No One Left to Tell by Jordan Dane * $0.99 * A | BN | K | S
  • No One Heard her Scream by Jordan Dane * $0.99 * A | BN | K | S
  • Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison * $0.99 * A | BN | K | S
  • Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta * $3.99 * A | BN | K | S *Higher priced than the others but recommended *