DAILY DEALS: Bears and More

cover imageBear’s Gold by Yvette Hines $ 0.99

From the Jacket Copy:
Riley Gold is on the run. Her ex-boyfriend has been stalking her for the last year and she can’t get out of Dodge, Oregon fast enough. However, she should have planned her escape better, and maybe she wouldn’t have ended up caught in a rainstorm, in the dead of night with a flat tire. Trapped in the woods and miles away from the next town, Riley sets off on foot to a large cabin home for help and refuge for the night. Is it just her imagination or is someone–or something following her?

With the First Moon Festival on its way and pheromones saturating the air, Theo Kodiak is a sniff away from going feral. As the father of two boys, it doesn’t leave him a lot of time to find a companion to help raise them. Low and behold, fate shines down on him and presents a sensuous woman at his door. Riley is cold, scared and in danger, but she just maybe exactly what he needs in his life. The erotic attraction between them can’t be evaded and soon they are swept under a tidal wave of euphoria.

When a threat from both their past jeopardizes everything that is important, Riley and Theo find themselves united and a force to be reckoned with.

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cover imageBear Prince by Emma Alisyn $ 0.99

From the Jacket Copy:
Bear shifter Prince Andrei defends street ballerina Hannah from the noxious advances of an odious human toad. He soon realizes this unassuming young woman is his fated mate and is determined to win her heart and wed her- even if his rebellion will cost him his crown.

Hannah has only ever wanted to dance. Raised in a conservative Christian community, she fights to balance her small town values with the more worldly ways of the big city. When the magnetic stranger calling himself Andrew defends her from an assault, she can’t help but sense something dark and feral under his quiet, stern exterior.

When she discovers his secret identity, will the strength of their relationship hold up under the strain of a new, foreign life in the spotlight? And with a surprise pregnancy, does she even have a choice but to make their relationship work?

This 37K paranormal romance is for readers who enjoy billionaire alpha males, interracial (bwwm) couples and happily ever afters. Standalone, first in the Royal Bears series.

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cover imageBear Tenacity by Marlie Monroe $ 0.99

From the Jacket Copy:
Bear Tenacity (Pleasant Valley Shifters) by Marlie Monroe
Never get between a bear and his honey.

A new beginning…

Zoe Redman has a bright future ahead of her as the new kindergarten teacher at Pleasant Valley Elementary school. After a rough start in life, things are finally looking up for her. They only get better when a sexy shifter takes an interest in her.

A chance encounter…

The moment Toby Gideon meets Zoe, he knows he’s found his mate. The curvy blonde is smart, gorgeous, and as sweet as honey. All it takes is one taste of her lips to cement his determination to claim the plus-sized beauty for his own.

An unbreakable bond…

Life is sweet until a deadly foe makes his presence known in grisly fashion. Toby vows to protect Zoe no matter the cost, but even the most diligent bear can’t foresee everything. When Zoe’s abducted, Toby will stop at nothing to rescue his mate—even if it means risking his own life to save hers.

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cover imageWounds to Bear by Lily Marie $ 0.99

From the Jacket Copy:
Wounds to Bear (Heart of The Bear, #1) by Lily Marie
An old enemy…

Roman Black’s past has finally caught up with him – and he isn’t the only one paying for his mistakes.

A beautiful, curvy woman…

Dr. Jenna Morgan is running from her own past – and hopes to find her place in the small town of Pine Heart.

When a wounded bear shows up at her door, she discovers that the rumors about this small town are true, and that one of those shifters is bleeding all over her front porch. She treats him, and learns that he was shot protecting a group of shifter and human kids who are now being held by an old enemy bent on revenge.

Two hearts, one goal.

Roman’s family joins together to find them – but it will be Roman who has to end this, redeem himself to his family, and to the woman who has stolen the heart of the bear.

This is a standalone story, with an HEA.

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Buckle Up for Prizes!

Seriously, this is the most fun part of the tournament – selecting the winners for all the most excellent prizes provided by all the most excellent people. It’s Prize Time! WOO!

I’m going to list the prize, and the winner in bold before each individual item. Please note: all of the winners should have been emailed within the last 48 hours, so check those spam folders! Also, keep in mind that many authors and individuals are traveling to RT next week. If you don’t hear from them by the end of next week, reach out to Sarah or I (Amanda).

I’d also like to mention that Kanoko asked that we drop her to third place and allow the second and third place finishers to move up in the final standings because she won last year, and wanted to give someone else a shot at the championship prize. Thank you to Kanoko for being awesome.

Thank you again to everyone who provided a prize, and also to everyone who entered the tournament! Ready? Here we go!

3rd Place in Final Championship: Kanoko

Winner’s choice of an iPad Mini 4 (64GB wifi) or Kindle Fire HD 8 (16GB wifi plus a $300 Amazon gift card) provided by Shannon Stacey. Her latest release HEAT EXCHANGE is out now! ( A | BN | K | ARe )

2nd Place in Final Championship:  Sukari

$250.00 Amazon gift certificate from author, Jaci Burton. Book eleven in the Play by Play series, UNEXPECTED RUSHwas just released this February! ( A | BN | K | ARe )

Championship Winner: LucyP

A 16GB iPad Air 2 with WiFi, courtesy of Smart Bitches Trashy Books, LLC and Dear Author Media Network, LLC!

Wooden Spoon prize for the worst bracket: Cocokiki

All of Laura Florand’s former DABWAHA books, in honor of the books fallen in battle. That’s THE CHOCOLATE THIEF, TURNING UP THE HEAT, THE CHOCOLATE TOUCH, and SNOW-KISSED, ebook or print per preferences and a box of chocolates from Artisan Confections (US shipment only, due to customs and also chocolate) from author Laura Florand. CHASE ME by Laura Florand is out this April! ( A | BN | K )

2nd Chance Tournament Winner: ClementineL

The full set paperback trilogy of Heidi Cullinan’s books featured in past & present tournaments (Love Lessons series: LOVE LESSONS, FEVER PITCH, LONELY HEARTS), and a Kindle Fire preloaded with all 24 of her books, provided by author Heidi Cullinan! CLOCKWORK HEART was just released this February from Samhain! ( A | BN | K | ARe )

2nd Chance Tournament 2nd Place: TheoLibrarain2

$100 shopping spree at an Independent Bookstore of their choice, though digital retailers can also be worked out. And a signed copy of A DESPERATE FORTUNE provided by author Susanna Kearsley. If the winner already has a copy, Kearsley is willing to replace it with another book. A DESPERATE FORTUNE ( A | BN | K | ARe ) is out now, and look for her next book, BELLEWETHER, sometime in 2017.

Random Middle Brackets:

  • A $20 Amazon gift card from author Jennifer Estep.  Squeezy
  • Print copies of COLD BURN OF MAGIC and DARK HEART OF MAGIC from the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series, courtesy of author Jennifer Estep– Miss B. Have
  • Print copies of SPIDER’S TRAP and BITTER BITE from the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series from author Jennifer Estep– Brandy
  • A signed copy of the historical romance anthology A GENTLEMAN FOR ALL SEASONS, a signed copy of my historical romance A GENTLEMAN’S GAME, and a $20 gift certificate to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner’s choice), provided by author Theresa Romain. FORTUNE FAVORS THE WICKED is out March 29th! ( A | BN | K | ARe– Erin Books
  • A Pile o’ Books from Penguin including an ARC of Christine Feehan’s SHADOW RIDER ( A | BN | K | ARe ), provided by Cindy Hwang! – Katiechlum
  • A signed set of the first four Dare Island books (CAROLINA HOME, CAROLINA GIRL, CAROLINA MAN, and CAROLINA BLUES) – and a pound of Virginia Kantra’s special organic Deadline Brew coffee, provided by Virginia Kantra. The fifth Dare Island book, CAROLINA DREAMING, is in stores now! ( A | BN | K | ARe– Bechedor79
  • A double signed copy of HIM from authors Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy– Smexys_Sidekick
  • Nalini Singh Contemporary Pack, which includes signed paperback copies of ROCK ADDICTION, ROCK HARD, and ROCK REDEMPTION, from author Nalini Singh. ALLEGIANCE OF HONOR is out this June from Berkley! ( A | BN | K | ARe– Snuggles
  • Three random middle brackets will win a signed set of MAGIC STARS, CLEAN SWEET, and SWEEP IN PEACE, courtesy of author Ilona Andrews. MAGIC BINDS ( A | BN | K ) comes out this September and the Innkeeper Chronicles 3: One Fell Sweep is currently being posted chapter by chapter as a free serial! – Nomad, Vasha, and Ljdmmom
  • The FIT TRILOGY, courtesy of Rebekah Weatherspoon! FIT is currently out now! ( A | BN | K– Stella K
  • A mass market paperback copy of THE SECOND LIE (Immortal Vikings #2) and a $20 gift card to Amazon or B&N, winner’s choice. Plus, Anna Richland will coordinate with the winner to name a secondary character in the sequel to HIS ROAD HOME. This could be one of Rey’s classmates as he goes back to school, the barista where he and Grace buy coffee, or one of Grace’s science-tastic co-workers – no villains, alas! You can decide if you want to bundle that with the book and the gift card, or separately. Check out FIRST TO BURN by Anna Richland! ( A | BN | K | ARe– Violet B
  • Copies of RODEO DREAMS and ONE RODEO SEASON, print or digital, plus Ever After Romance Box o’ the Month is offering a 1-box gift certificate, courtesy of author Sarah M. Anderson– Meatball’s Mom
  • An Off the Grid Apocalypse Survival Kit: first aid kit, flashlight, multi-tool, survival legumes (a.k.a., peanuts), and Tiger Balm for easing your muscles after miles of trekking through the wilderness (or boning hot survivors you meet along the way), provided by author Alyssa Cole! MIXED SIGNALS is out now! ( A | BN | K | ARe– LangraF
  • A pound of Anchorhead coffee, a signed book, plus another surprise to be determined from author Julie Brannagh! Be sure to check out the first book in her Love & Football series, BLITZING EMILY! ( A | BN | K | ARe– Malin
  • Book(s) up to $20 (US) total from Book Depository from last year’s winner, Kanoko! – KatieF
  • A Ripped Bodice tank top, bookmark and a $25 gift certificate to The Ripped Bodice, from Bea and Leah at The Ripped Bodice! – Leigh723
  • All the books in the 49th Floor series from the e-retailer of your choice, plus an ARC of book four, courtesy of author Jenny Holiday! HIS HEART’S REVENGE, book 4 in the 49th Floor series (and its first m/m story), is out June 20th from Entangled’s Indulgence imprint! – Nicchic
  • A Bawdy Bookworms March box containing a romance book and everything you need for a fun night in! (Will ship to US addresses.) This prize is from Kim at Bawdy Bookworms, where every smart, sexy woman deserves a happy ending. – DarkReader
  • Two random middle brackets will receive books by some of the Mills & Boon nominated authors, courtesy of Ailsa Floyd at Mills & Boon! – Mmburns and Tammyho
  • A London Legends prize pack, including all five London Legends e-books, a tote bag and fun swag, provided by author Kat Latham!  Check out her current and previous DABWAHA nominees, TAMING THE LEGEND ( A | BN | K | ARe ) and UNWRAPPING HER PERFECT MATCH! ( A | BN | K )  – Bubz
  • A Wild Montana Nights prize pack, including all three e-books and a Tule Publishing bag from author Kat Latham! THREE NIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS is out now! ( A | BN | K– Bekah
  • A 15cm x 15cm handmade notebook with coptic stitching from Kajsa at Green Dragon Books– LibraryLife101

And the Winner of the 2016 DABWAHA is…

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna KearsleyCongratulations to Susanna Kearsley for winning the 2016 DABWAHA with A Desperate Fortune! It was a valiant battle to be crowned champion.

We’re doing the final calculations for prize awarding, so stay tuned – and thank you again for making the 2016 DABWAHA so much fun for everyone!

The 2016 DABWAHA Championship: Nalini Singh v. Susanna Kearsley!

We’re about to enter the final round of our 2016 DABWAHA Tournament! It’s Nalini Singh’s Shards of Hope battling against Susanna Kearsley’s A Desperate Fortune! Both polls were so close, with both books edging out their competition by a mere eleven and nine votes, respectively.

The championship will take place 10am ET to 10pm ET tomorrow, 4 April 2016.

It’s been a crazy ride with I’m sure a lot of bracket upsets. I’d prefer not to talk about mine unless you want to hear a good and thorough griping for a good twenty minutes. But luckily for everyone who is in the same boat as I am, there are amazing and wonderful Random Bracket prizes still to be won, including the Wooden Spoon prize for the worst overall bracket – a fine, fine prize to be sure.

So get your clicking fingers ready as a paranormal romance takes on a good, ol’ fashioned time-slippage!

Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight Winners!

It’s time to announce the winners for our Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds!

Book Sizzle A Naughty Neighbors Collection Olivia AycockOur Sweet Sixteen winner is: CelineB!  Aw yeah! 

You’ve won a fantastic prize donated by Olivia Aycock, whose book Sizzle: A Naughty Neighbors Collection seems perfect for spring break and summer reading! ( A | BN | K | ARe )

Your prize: An Amazon Fire, plus $25 a gift card!

Book Suddenly One Summer Julie James

Our Elite Eight winner is: Team Win! Perhaps your name rubbed off on your bracket!

You’ve won a most excellent prize donated by Julie James! Her latest book and 2016 DABWAHA nominee, Suddenly One Summer, is out now! ( A | BN | K | ARe )

Your prize: A Kindle Paperwhite WiFi 6″ ereader and a $50 Amazon gift card!

Thank you to our prize donors, and congratulations to the winners of our Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds! Get ready because our Final Four showdown starts tomorrow! 

The Final Four Opens Tomorrow!

Welcome to the Final Four! 64 books started the tournament and over forty polls later, we are down to only four books.

Who’s going to make it to the championship? Will it end in a Singh v. Kearsley championship throwdown or will one of our contemporary-set romances make it to the final? Maybe both of them will battle it out! Only you, the readers, can decide. Vote from 10 AM to 10 PM EST on Saturday, April 2, 2016!

The Deal by Elle Kennedy v. Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Act Like It by Lucy Parker v. A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley