Oh, this is the fun part – awarding all the prizes to the finalists, second place finishes, and the random brackets who get a spiffy prize, too!
Let’s get started, shall we?
The much-coveted Wooden Spoon prize for worst bracket: AMJ!
You win a $50 LUSH gc, a $50 TeaForte gc, signed copies of MelJean Brook’s Iron Seas series, including print anthologies (Burning Up, The Iron Duke, Heart of Steel), trade copies of Riveted and upcoming Enthralled Anthology (available in July) , plus Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter, by Jessica Sims, and Girl’s Guide to Man Hunting, and Care & Feeding of an Alpha Male by Jessica Clare, donated by MelJean Brook and Jessica Clare.
Random Middle Bracket prizes are given to… random middle brackets. In 224th place? 568th? No worries, people are awesome so we have prizes!
The bracket belonging to Sciley wins a $20 Amazon gift card and a signed set of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy books donated by Jennifer Estep.
The bracket belonging to Sarah Wynde wins a $20 Amazon gift card and a signed set of the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy books donated by Jennifer Estep.
The bracket belonging to cbackson wins a $20 Amazon gift card and signed copies of Karma Girl and Hot Mama (trade paperback versions) in the Bigtime paranormal romance series donated by Jennifer Estep.
The bracket belonging to bookslave2 wins a set of the Colbana books - Blade Song & Night Blade - ebook or print, reader’s choice & $15 GC to Amazon or BN, from author Shiloh Walker/J.C. Daniels.
The bracket belonging to moonsurfer wins a $25 gift card to Dawn Addonizio’s jewelry store.
The bracket belonging to Nicole Helm also wins a $25 gift card to Dawn Addonizio’s jewelry store.
The bracket belonging to JMaureen wins all of Carina Press’ March 2013 releases: Bonds of Need by Lynda Aicher, The League of Illusion: Prophecy by Vivi Anna, Hunger Awakened by Dee Carney, A Fine Romance by Christi Barth, Tactical Strike by Kaylea Cross, Magick by Moonrise by Laura Navarre, Lethal Business by W. Soliman, Soul of Kandrith by Nicole Luiken, Cards & Caravans by Cindy Spencer Page, Most Likely To Succeed by Kate Davies, Pooka in My Pantry by R.L. Naquin, and Lord of Secrets by Alyssa Everett. Plus, the bracket owner will also receive the Carina Press titles nominated for the 2013 DABWAHA, all provided by Carina Press.
The bracket belonging to LisaLisa wins a prize pack from author Vivian Arend that includes signed trade copies of the first three books in the Six Pack Ranch series and a $100 Amazon or B&N giftcard, winner’s choice.
The bracket belonging to GirlyNerd will receive the Kickass Historical Romance Prize Pack, provided by Sara Lindsey, last year’s DABWAHA winning bracketologist, Tessa Dare, and Courtney Milan. The prize pack includes: a signed paperback set of Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove series, including 2012 RITA Winner A Night to Surrender, DABWAHA 2013 Nominee A Lady by Midnight (plus signed card for free download of the Spindle Cove novella and Tessa Dare STICKERS!); a signed paperback of Sherry Thomas’s 2010 RITA Winner Not Quite a Husband; Courtney Milan’s The Novella Collection, including DABWAHA 2013 Nominee The Governess Affair, and DABWAHA 2013 Nominee The Duchess Wars (winner’s choice of digital format); signed paperbacks of Sara Lindsey’s Weston family novels; and a Romance Novel Magnetic Poetry Kit to write your own naughty interludes and happily ever afters.
The bracket belonging to I Wear Stetsons Now signed copies of Coveted and Kept from the Coveted series and a $20 Amazon or BN gift certificate, winner’s choice, from Shawntelle Madison.
The bracket belonging to Melody1228 wins a cupcake prize package from TBR LLC (aka Jane and Sarah).
The bracket belonging to Southernraeder also wins a cupcake prize package from TBR LLC (aka Jane and Sarah).
Hot diggity, we had TWO 2nd Chance Tournament Winners.
Spoony wins an iPad mini (16GB wifi) with digital copies of the Kowalski series, donated by Shannon Stacey.
Socrates31, you ALSO win an iPad Mini (16GB wifi) donated by Jen Frederick.
Congratulations to all the prize winners, and big bouquets of sweet-smelling and everlasting thanks to everyone who provided a prize for this year’s tournament.
If you’re a winner, expect an email from us shortly – or you can email Sarah at sarahATsmartbitchestrashybooksDOTTYcom to unleash all the excitement you’ve got.