HOLY PRIZES, BATMAN! Readers and authors are in the running for fabulous prizes. That’s right: anyone who fills out a bracket is eligible to win the grand prize. And the author of the winning book will also win a prize. And there’s prizes for worst finishing bracket, random brackets in the middle, and 2nd place finishers, too. Interested in providing a prize for the 2016 DABWAHA tournament? That’s terrific! Please email Sarah Wendell with your name, website, and the prize you’d like to offer, and we’ll get back to you! Here are some of the prizes we have this year. This list will be added to as more prizes come in, so stay tuned! Thank you to everyone who volunteered to offer a prize. You are made of awesome.
$50 gift certificate at winner’s choice of B&N/Amazon/iTunes and copies of PLAYING DIRTY, FALLING HARD and FACING FIRE (print or ebook, winner’s choice) from author HelenKay Dimon. Be on the lookout for her upcoming M/M romance, MR. AND MR. SMITH, which releases May 24th! ( A | BN | K | ARe )
3rd Place in Final Championship:
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:
Wooden Spoon prize for the worst bracket:
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:
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:
$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.
- 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.
- Print copies of SPIDER’S TRAP and BITTER BITE from the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series from author Jennifer Estep.
- 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 )
- A Pile o’ Books from Penguin including an ARC of Christine Feehan’s SHADOW RIDER ( A | BN | K | ARe ), provided by Cindy Hwang!
- 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 )
- A double signed copy of HIM from authors Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy.
- 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 )
- 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!
- The FIT TRILOGY, courtesy of Rebekah Weatherspoon! FIT is currently out now! ( A | BN | 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 )
- 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.
- 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 )
- 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 )
- Book(s) up to $20 (US) total from Book Depository from last year’s winner, Kanoko!
- A Ripped Bodice tank top, bookmark and a $25 gift certificate to The Ripped Bodice, from Bea and Leah at The Ripped Bodice!
- 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!
- 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.
- Two random middle brackets will receive books by some of the Mills & Boon nominated authors, courtesy of Ailsa Floyd at Mills & Boon!
- 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 )
- 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 )
- A 15cm x 15cm handmade notebook with coptic stitching from Kajsa at Green Dragon Books!