Schedule Elite Eight

March 26, 2016

Midnight to 10:00 PM EST

  • Suddenly One Summer by Julie James v. The Deal by Elle Kennedy
  • “Let It Shine” by Alyssa Cole v. Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

March 27, 2016

Midnight to 10:00 PM EST

  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell v. A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
  • A Fashionable Indulgence by KJ Charles v.  Act Like It by Lucy Parker

Sweet Sixteen, Round 4 (March 25 12:00 – 11:59 pm EST)

Act Like It by Lucy Parker Taming the Legend by Kat Latham


A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig

Sweet Sixteen, Round 3 (March 25 0:00 – 11:59 am EST)

A Fashionable Indulgence by KJ Charles A Treasure of Gold by Piper Huguley


Carry On by Rainbow Rowell The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Sweet Sixteen, Round 2 (March 24 12:00 – 11:59 pm EST)

Suddenly One Summer by Julie James The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev


Let It Shine by Alyssa Cole The Sport of Baronets by Theresa Romain

Sweet Sixteen, Round 1 (March 24 0:00 – 11:59 am EST)

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley The Deal by Elle Kennedy


Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

Schedule for Sweet Sixteen

March 24, 2016

Midnight to Noon (EDT)

  • Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley v. The Deal by Elle Kennedy
  • Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh v. When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare


Noon to Midnight (EDT)
  • Suddenly One Summer by Julie James v. The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev
  • “Let it Shine” by Alyssa Cole v. “The Sport of Baronets” by Theresa Romain


March 25, 2016

Midnight to Noon (EDT)

  • A Fashionable Indulgence by K.J. Charles v. A Treasure of Gold by Piper Huguley
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell v. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Noon to Midnight (EDT)

  • Act Like It by Lucy Parker v. Taming the Legend by Kat Latham
  • A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley v. The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig

Round 1 and Round 2 Winners!

This is my favorite part. It’s time to announce the winners for Round 1 and Round 2!

Book Mr and Mr SmithOur Round 1 winner via use of the tiebreaker is: kalbert405!  Way to go! 

You’ve won a most excellent donated by HelenKay Dimon, whose latest book is Mr. and Mr. Smith which releases May 24th!A | BN | K |ARe )

Your prize: $50 gift certificate at your choice of B&N/Amazon/iTunes, plus copies of Playing Dirty, Falling Hard, and Facing Fire. 

Book Headed for Trouble Shiloh Walker

Our Round 2 winner is giving me some deja vu: it’s Kanoko, who was last year’s winner, and who donated a prize to this year’s tournament – isn’t that cool?

Congrats, Kanoko – and do you by chance have lottery numbers for tomorrow? Would you be our psychic friend? We won’t call you TOO too much…. Not really.

We promise.

You’ve won a prize of high awesomeness donated by Shiloh Walker! Her latest book, Headed for Trouble, is out now! ( A | BN | K | ARe )

Your prize: Your choice of a Kindle Fire 6″ or a Kobo Touch, and a signed copy of Headed for Trouble!

Thank you to our prize donors, and congratulations to the winners of Rounds 1 & 2! I hope you had a fun and festive weekend of voting. The Second Chance tournament is up now, and we’ll get back to voting on Thursday! Happy DABWAHA!

The 2016 DABWAHA Second Chance Tournament is Open!

DABWAHA-LIt’s time for the Second Chance Tournament!

Is your bracket destroyed? Did your picks go awry? Do you find yourself tied for 500th place and full of despair? Weep no more, bracketeers, because our 2nd Chance Tourney is created just for you.

We start with 16 books instead of 64, so the stakes aren’t as high but the prizes are just as fine.

Go forth and pick new brackets and be hopeful once again.

Please note: you must press the NEW button. This is an entirely new tournament setup.

Also please note: please do not choose an existing nickname. For folks who have already entered their second chance tourney picks, please double check that the web entries match the email verification. If not, email the verification to Jane and she’ll square it away.

And you can keep up with the tournament results, check your bracket, and your neighbor’s bracket HERE.

Round 2, Set 4: (March 20 12:00 – 11:59 pm EST)

The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev Playing Dirty by HelenKay Dimon


Let It Shine by Alyssa Cole So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon


Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop


Forever Your Earl by Eva Leigh A Treasure of Gold by Piper Huguley

Round 2, Set 3: (March 20 00:00 – 11:59 am EST)

In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish The Deal by Elle Kennedy


When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell


A Fashionable Indulgence by KJ Charles Only a Kiss by Mary Balogh 


Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig